Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos-Recto (born Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos November 3, 1953 in Bamban, Tarlac), commonly known as Vilma Santos-Recto or Ate Vi is a Filipino actress and box office queen for almost four decades. One of the original Philippine movie queens, she rose up to become the versatile actress that has been given the fitting title of “Star for All Seasons” because of her capacity to adapt to the changing mores and values of the Filipino woman, giving a face to their plight and struggles, albeit in success both critically and box-office wise in some of Philippine cinema’s classics such as Trudis Liit (1963), Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), Burlesk Queen (1977), Relasyon (1982), Sister Stella L. (1984), Alyas Baby Tsina (1984), Pahiram ng Isang Umaga (1989), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Anak (2000) and Dekada ’70 (2002). She is currently the governor of Batangas, Philippines (2012)(Wikipedia).

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Political Roles


Release Dates 1960s Film Titles – Political Roles
  • Jan 20, 1964 Ging – Child Labour/abuse in the entertainment industry
  • Sep 07, 1965 Iginuhit ng Tadhana – First propaganda movie of the Marcoses; Vi portrayed Imee Marcos
  • Dec 30, 1966 Ito ang Pilipino – Fictional story about Spanish revolt of 1896
  • Jun 18, 1967 Longest Hundred Miles – Fictional story about Japanese invasion of the Philippines
  • Jul 27, 1969 Pinagbuklod ng Langit – Second propaganda movie of the Marcoses; Vi portrayed Imee Marcos for the last time
Release Dates 1970s Film Titles – Political Roles
  • Jun 14, 1970 Love Letters – Group of teens protested by picketing with placards against the parents of lovers Vi and Bot
  • Dec 22, 1973 Darna and the Giants – Superhero Darna fight an evil monster Helen Gamboa who wanted to mind control the masses
  • Jun 12, 1975 Dugo at Pag-Ibig sa Kapirasong Lupa – Vi was featured in one of the episode about young rebels who fights the establishment and seek refuge in the mountain provinces
  • Dec 25, 1977 Burlesk Queen – The disappearing art of burlesque in a moralistic elitist establishment who wanted to abolish it
  • Jul 14, 1978 Pagputi ng Uwak, Pag-itim ng Tagak – Sneaky indention of the Hukbalahap story line as the back drop to the love story of the main characters
  • Jul 23, 1978 Kampus – liberation of Vi's character who doesnt want to be married tied into one conservative man
Release Dates 1980s Film Titles – Political Roles
  • Feb 22, 1980 Miss X – Vi played a deported prostitute from the Red District of Amsterdam
  • Dec 25, 1980 Langis at Tubig – Vi played one of the wife of a bigamist
  • May 29, 1981 Pakawalan Mo Ako – Vi played a prostitute accused of murdering a son of a powerful rich man
  • Jul 12, 1984 Sister Stella L. – Vi played a political nun
  • Oct 18, 1984 Alyas Baby Tsina – Vi played an ex-convict who fight the internal organization group in women's penetentiary
  • Jul 20, 1989 Rizal Alih, Zamboanga Massacre – Vi is the wife the government military's muslim enemy
  • Dec 25, 1989 Imortal – Vi played an escapist nun who was kidnaped by rebel groups in the provinces
Release Dates 1990s Film Titles – Political Roles
  • Aug 17, 1992 Sinungaling Mong Puso – Vi portrayed a wife of an abusive and psychopatic politician
  • Jun 24, 1993 The Dolzura Cortez Story – Vi portrayed the first Aids victim who came forward to the media in the Philippines
  • Sep 16, 1998 Bata, Bata…Paano Ka Ginawa? – Vi is a liberated mother with two kids from different man, a taboo in conservative Philippines
Release Dates 2000s Film Titles – Political Roles
  • May 12, 2000 Anak – Domestic flight of the OFW
  • Dec 25, 2002 Dekada’70 – Fictional story of the Martial Law years of the 1970s
Release Dates 2010s Film Titles – Political Role
  • Jul 26, 2013 Ekstra, The Bit Player – Senior Labour/abuse in the entertainment industry
For the complete Vilma Santos' 2010s' Filmography, click here
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