Vilma Santos – Teen Idol

Movies: “…The loveteam of Edgar Mortiz and Vilma Santos endured a stiff competition from teeny bopper love team of Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III and came up with equal success with string of hit films during the musical era of the 70s. Together they did forgettable but commercial hits and also some hints of the years to come to Vilma Santos’ long career. The most notable one: Dama De Noche. Total Number of films with Vilma Santos – 25 (Young Love, Teenage Jamboree, Songs and Lovers, Renee Rose, My Pledge of Love, Mga Batang Bangketa, Love Is for the Two of Us, I Love You Honey, From the Bottom of My Heart, Baby Vi, Love Letters, The Wonderful World of Music, The Sensations, The Young Idols, Sweethearts, Sixteen, Leron-Leron Sinta, Edgar Love Vilma, Don’t Ever Say Goodbye, Dama de Noche, Anak ng Aswang, Because You Are Mine, Kampanerang Kuba, Kasalanan Kaya, Karugtong ang Kahapon…” – (READ MORE)

1969 My Darling, Eddie
1969 Pag-Ibig, Masdan ang Ginawa Mo
1969 Pinagbuklod ng Langit
1969 The Jukebox King
1970 Baby Vi
1970 Because You’re Mine
1970 Bulaklak at Paru-paro
1970 Ding Dong
1970 Edgar Loves Vilma
1970 From the Bottom of my Heart
1970 Give Me Your Love
1970 I Do Love You
1970 I Love You, Honey
1970 Love is for the Two of Us
1970 Love Letters
1970 Mardy
1970 May Hangganan ang Pag-Ibig
1970 Mga Batang Bangketa
1970 Mother Song
1970 My Pledge of Love
1970 Nobody’s Child
1970 Renee Rose
1970 Sapagkat Sila’y Aming mga Anak
1970 Sixteen
1970 Songs and Lovers
1970 Sweethearts
1970 The Young Idols
1970 Vilma, My Darling
1970 Young Love
1971 Angelica
1971 Eternally
1971 Ikaw Lamang
1971 Love at First Sight
1971 Our Love Affair
1971 Teen-Age Senorita
1971 The Sensations
1971 Wonderful World of Music
1971 Young Lovers
1972 Aloha, My Love
1972 Ang Kundoktora
1972 Dalagang Nayon
1972 Dama De Noche
1972 Don’t Ever say Goodbye
1972 Dulce Corazon
1972 Hatinggabi Na, Vilma
1972 Inspiration
1972 Leron, Leron, Sinta
1972 Little Darling
1972 Remembrance
1972 Sweet, Sweet, Love

Music: As a singer, Vilma’s thin voice didn’t stop her to become a successful singer. Her hard work paid off and earned her a piece of history. The reluctant singer recorded strings of solo albums that created her signature songs, “Sixteen” and “Bobby, Bobby, Bobby.” Signature songs that enlisted her together with famous singers like Imelda Papin (Bakit), Eva Eugenio (Tukso), Claire DeLaFuente (Sayang), Sharon Cuneta (Mr. DJ), Didith Reyes (Nananabik), Aiza Siguerra (Pagdating Ng Panahon), Freddie Aguilar (Anak), Florante (Handog), and Gary Valenciano (Di Na Natuto). Her sweet and child like voice reflected the innocence of her original up-tempo songs that tackles teenage issues like dating, sexual education, body images, and adulthood. Teenage issues that are still remarkably relevant today(READ MORE)

1970 Sixteen
1971 The Sensations
1971 Sweethearts
1971 Sweet Sweet Vilma
1972 Aloha My Love
1972 Sing Vilma Sing
1970s All I See Is You
1970s Mabuhay (Various Artist)
1970s Christmas Carols (Various Artist)
1971 Baby Vi (Mini LP)

Television and Radio: Vilma Santos’ long successful television career started with musical variety show, The Sensations with love team, Edgar Mortiz and other teen singing sensations like Perla Adea, Esperanza Fabon, Rommy Mallari and Eddie Peregrina.  She followed this up, with a drama anthology in Dalambuhay ni Rosa Vilma. The mid to late 70s, Vilma ventured again into the musical variety genre with a string of shows like, Ayan Eh, Vilma Santos Special Engagements and Vilma In Person until settling down with her top rated long-running show, Vilma! – (READ MORE)

1974 To You From me, Vilma (Radio Show) Radio – Host
1970s The Sensations Musical – Host
1970s Vilma Loves Edgar Musical – Host
1970s The Sensations Musical – Host

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