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 Honourable Congresswoman, Representative of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines (2012)(Wikipedia).

For More Informations, Visit: Vilma Santos-Recto's Official Web-site

Thursday, December 5, 2013


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 Perigrina. 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! Vilma! became one of the most successful TV show in Philippines television history. Armed with its lavish opening production number, it became the highest rated and advertisement haven from early to late 1990s. Vilma's decision to settled down with her marriage to Senator Ralph Recto and her pregnancy with her youngest son, Ryan Christian halted the success of Vilma! and eventually resulted to the shows ending.
Here are Vilma's television recognitions...
  • 1972 - Most Effective TV Actress - EMEE Award
  • 1987 - Best Musical Variety Show Host - Star Awards for TV
  • 1987 - Best Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - Catholic Mass Media Award (CMMA)
  • 1988 - Best Musical Variety Show Host - Star Awards for TV
  • 1988 - Best Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - Star Awards for TV
  • 1988 - Best Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - CMMA Award
  • 1989 - Best Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - Star Awards for TV
  • 1989 - Best Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - CMMA Award
  • 1990 - Best Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - Star Awards for TV
  • 1990 - Hall of Fame in Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - CMMA
  • 1990 - New York International Awards for TV -'Vilma' - Finalist
  • 1991 - Best Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - Star Awards for TV
  • 1991 - Best Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - Dove Award
  • 1992 - Best Musical Variety Show - 'Vilma' - Star Awards for TV
  • 1994 - Best Musical VAriety Show - 'Vilma' - Star Awards for TV
  • 1998 - Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award - Star for TV
  • 2006 - Best Actress in a Single TV Persformance for MMK: 'Regalo' episode - Star for TV
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