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
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
The ‘80s saw the fierce battle among moviedom’s most luminous actresses who also graced primetime TV with their beauty and talent via their own variety/musical shows. Vilma Santos, the Star for All Seasons, danced and sang on her Vilma! show. Sharon Cuneta, the Megastar, sang her heart out on The Sharon Cuneta Show (TSCS); Nora Aunor delighted her fans with her golden voice on Superstar. And Alma Moreno, who was once called the “Shining Star,” wowed the viewers with her sexy dance numbers on Loveli-Ness. Those were shows that featured these superstars as hosts and performers. Those were the times when these showbiz dames, along with PBA cagers, were staples for the viewing public, just as soap operas are mainstays in Filipinos’ households nowadays.
Vilma Santos, Through “The Healing,” Has Successfully Reached Out To New Demographics And Set A Trend In Pinoy Cinema
As I ushered myself, with my lady friend, into the theater of Glorietta, I couldn’t help suppressing a self-satisfied grin. I felt a sense of familiarity and belonging. It was the movie’s second-week run, on a Friday night, and the venue was packed, and I could see a diverse mix of demographic profiles. It was my second time to watch the film (the first time was in my home province, the third was in South Mall, both of which were successful screenings). I felt proud that a high-end audience gave this much support to the Vilma-starrer. Take note that this is on the movie’s second week, and in a sure-seat/one-screening-only venue.
- 2003- CineManila International Film Festival Best Actress for Dekada ‘70
- 1999 - Brussels International Film Festival Best Actress for Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?
- 1999 - Asia Pacific Film Festival Best Actress (Nominated) for Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?