Vilma Santos is a popular multi-awarded actress and politician in the Philippines. She's known as the "Queen of Philippine Movies," "Queenstar" and "Star for All Seasons." She is currently the Congresswoman of District of Lipa, Batangas (Philippines). This site is mostly about her film career.
Vilma Santos has been awarded by the Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation as their choice for their All Time Favorie Actress.
Vilma’s guesting to the drama anthology show Maalaala Mo Kaya has been dragged into controversy due to allegation that MMK staff breached their agreement with an unnamed hospital, shooting beyond the agreed time and taping the hospital’s cerebral palsy patients. Sources said that Vilma has nothing to do with the controversy. The episode is yet to be schedule by ABS-CBN.
Vilma has earned a nomination from the prestigious Gawad Plaridel Awards from UP Film Institute.
Luna Awards, Philippines’ version of OSCAR is slated to give out their hardware this Sat. May 14. Vilmanians are all gearing up for another memorable victory for Ate Vi and this will follow by critic’s URIAN Awards on June 4th.
Unfotunately, Mayor Vi will not be able to attend the Luna Awards due to her scheduled trip with her senator husband Ralp Recto to China. She will accompany him together with Vice President Noli DeCastro. Looks like mayor Vi is preparing for a future higher political position or is it his husband’s ambition?
Lately the Recto’s are all praise of mayor Vi’s presence in Lipa politics. They pointed out, Vilma is a big asset in the Rectos’ political future.
All of the three Mano Po films won the best float in the Manila Film Festival’s annual parade.
“Pagbigyan Mo Ang Puso Ko,” the theme song for MP3 sung by Karylle and Jerome John Hughes won the festival’s best original song.
Karylle is the daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla who sung the theme song Hiram in Vilma Santos’ starrer, Palimos Ng PagIbig.
Zsa Zsa Padilla is the step mother of actor Rolly Quizon? Rolly costarred with Vilma in 1977 MMFF entry Burlesk Queen and won the best actor award.
Aside from a best actress trophy, Vilma Santos received a medal for winning the best actress in 1977 MMFF for Burlesk Queen.
The director of Burlesk Queen was Celso Ad Castillo who also directed the first Vilma Santos-Christopher De Leon film, “Tag-Ulan sa Tag-Araw.”
Christopher De Leon didn’t win any award as Emil in Relasyon opposite Vilma Santos, won all of the Best Actress of 1982.
“Love and respect” were the two things that AIDS patients would like people to give them was the message of Vilma on her acceptance speech at Star Awards where she won best actress for Dolzura Cortez.
As Malou in Relasyon, Vilma works at Planetarium in Luneta.
Both Bata bata Paano Ka Ginawa and Dekada 70 were directed by Chito Rono. Both films gave Vilma International recognition.
Top 10 Award Winning Films – Relasyon; Dekada ’70; Bata Bata Paano Ka Ginawa; Dahil Mahal Kita: Dolzura Cortez Story; Pahiram ng Isang Umaga; Ipagpatawad Mo; Burlesk Queen; Dama de Noche; Trudis Liit; Mano Po 3 My Love. – RV, V Magazine, April – May 2005 (READ MORE)