Vilma Santos

The longest-reigning Queen of Philippine Cinema, also widely known as the Star for All Seasons and the QueenStar, Vilma Santos celebrates her golden anniversary in showbiz. She has starred in more than 200 films and has given the public some of the most memorable performances in Philippine motion picture history. An icon of film and popular culture, her magnetic screen presence has captured the hearts and minds of generations of Filipinos. Her enduring charisma and popularity have made her filmdom's most durable female superstar. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Vilma Santos, Outstanding Woman in Film (Recipient of first Diwata Award)

“Outstanding women in film honored at International Film Festival—Four women who have made a mark in Philippine cinema are being honored with the first Diwata Awards in the 16th International Women’s Film Festival on March 8, 5 p.m. at the Cine Adarna.

“The recipients of the Diwata Awards are actress  Rosa Vilma (Vilma) Santos, writer Lualhati Bautista, movie producer Lily Yu Monteverde and actress/producer Ma. Rosario “Charo” Santos-Concio. They have successfully contributed to the growing original text on women sensibilities that aim to empower the women who have been marginalized in traditional film text….

“ Vilma Santos’s outstanding professionalism and creativity in acting has elevated the women roles she performed into 3-dimensional complex human beings. She has elevated her discipline into a powerful film element in creating space for the consciousness of women in films her most celebrated films with strong women roles are: Relasyon, Broken Marriage, Sister Stella L., Dolzura Cortez Story, Bata Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa, Anak and Dekada ’70…

“Diwata in Philippine images is likened to the muse that inspires the artists in crystallizing their ideas, concepts and conversations as they interact with their materials. The Diwata Awards are bestowed on women who have outstanding contribution to their fields in film. The Diwata Trophy is an inspired creation by artist Aba Lluch Dalena.”

-What’s Up? March 2006, UP Diliman Information Office

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