Lorna Tolentino and Vilma Santos

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Film Actress “…Tolentino first faced the cameras at age seven in the film Divina Gracia of FPJ Productions. She later landed parts in two productions of LEA. For a year or two, she disappeared from the movie scene, but later resurfaced as a singer who went on to do two single records. She returned to acting in 1976 and was launch as a full-fledge actress in Crown Seven Productions’ Dulce Amor in 1978. Tolentino, who has worked with a host of directors, has deep esteem for Marilou Diaz Abaya, Ishmael Bernal, Peque Gallaga, and Lino Brocka, the last for having been chiefly responsible for her two acting awards. “These directors,” she explains, “have their own distinct approaches in extracting the best from me. I would read the script and think that this or that scene would be easy or simple, but in actual shooting, these directors would make me realize that it wasn’t so.” The 26-year-old actress considers the films Moral, Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa, Maging Ka Lamang, Natutulog Pa Ang Diyos, Init Sa Magdamag and Sinasamba Kita as among the more memorable pictures she has done. She says, “The first thing I do is read the script. I turn it down if I feel that the storyline is not different from the films I’ve done before. If I didn’t do that then there would be no fulfillment on my part.” She claims that she owes husband Rudy Fernandez, a top-rated action star, her improved attitude towards work. He made her see that acting is not merely a job that earns. It is an art that demands dedication….” – Justino M. Dormiendo (READ MORE)

Victoria Lorna Aluquin, better known as Lorna Tolentino, sometimes known as L.T., an abbreviation of her screen name (born December 23, 1961), is a Filipina actress, host, executive producer and widow of actor Rudy Fernandez. Together, they bore two sons named Ralph and Renz. – Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Lorna Tolentino and Vilma Santos

Lorna Tolentino and Vilma Santos started their stellar career as child stars. Both transformed their career from sweet teens into mature versatile actress. Like Rio Locsin and Alma Moreno, Lorna started doing bit roles in a Vilma Santos starrer. She eventually became as big star as Vilma with Dulce Amor, Moral, Luksong Tinik, Abakada Ina and Maging Aking Ka Lamang. Lorna also wore the Darna costume and beame a grand slam best actress winner.

Muling buksan ang puso (1985) – “…Jim (Dindo Fernando) is a doctor and Cristy (Vilma Santos) is his nurse. Good looking and successful Jim finds himself an ardent admirer in Cristy. But Cristy is not an ordinary lady – she’s daring and defiant. She’ll do whatever it takes to win him even if he’s very much married. Cristy’s persistence and Jim’s longing for a child leads to an illicit relationship. But too much love suffocates and covetousness can breed hate…” – Mavshack (READ MORE)

Sinasamba kita (1982) – “…his best movies were domestic dramas that gripped audiences for their complex take on relationships and their tendencies toward tortured, twisted operations. Hallmarks of this genre were “Sinasamba Kita” in 1982 (Vilma Santos cruelly treating her half-sister), “Paano Ba ang Mangarap?” in 1983 (cruel mom-in-law seizing her grandkid from his mom, played by Santos)…” – Lito B. Zulueta (READ MORE)

Apoy sa ilalim, apoy sa ibabaw ( (1977)) – “…Direction, Story, Screenplay: Ben Feleo; Cast: Romeo Vasquez, Chanda Romero, Lorna Tolentino, Barbara Luna; Original Music: Demet Velasquez; Cinematography: Max de la Peña; Release Date: December 9 1977; Production Co: VS Films…No information available except that the Vilma Santos’ birthday celebration was added as bonus feature of the film…” – RV (READ MORE)

Big Ike’s Happening (1976) – “…Enrique “Big Ike” Lozada (August 13, 1940-March 8, 1995) was a Filipino comedian, actor and TV host. He was born on August 13, 1940 in Iloilo City. He started acting at the age of 11 on the movie Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan with the younger Susan Roces. He died on March 10, 1995 in Manila, of heart attack. He was 54. His had lain at Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City…” – Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Batya’t palu-palo (1974) – “…Nang magkita sina Ronnie at Vilma sa first shooting day sa Montalban, Rizal, halos hindi mapatid ang batian, katiyawan at biruan. Pareho silang masayang-masaya. Sapagka’t at long last daw, natuloy din ang kanilang pagtatambal pagkalipas ng halos kulang sa isang taong paghihintay na ma-vacant si Vilma sa dami ng pelikulang ginawa. As sa simula ng siyuting, akala mo hindi sila magkakilala. Dibdiban ang acting at dialogue. Sunod-sunod ang take ng iba’t ibang angulo. Kalahating araw silang walang biruan at nang matapos ang maraming eksena ay saka lamang sila muling nagtawanan. “Mahirap na,” sabi ni Vi, “Kailangang makarami ng scenes para naman makabawi sa akin ang FPJ. Biruin naman ninyong ang tagal din ang ipinaghintay nila sa akin. Nagpapasalamat ako sa napakahabang patience nila. Kung tulad ng iba, baka pinalitan na lamang ako ng ibang leading lady. Masyado silang professional sa pakikipag-deal, lalo na si Ronnie kaya nahihiya man ako sa atraso, hindi naman makapag-back out doon sa mga naka-schedule ko na. Dapat na tapusain ko rin para walang magalit na producer sa akin…” – Letty G. Celi (READ MORE)

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