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Overview (3)

Born in Manila, Philippines
Birth NameMaria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos
Nicknames Vi
The Star for All Seasons

Mini Bio (1)

Rosa Vilma Santos started as a child actress at the age of 9 in Trudis liit (1963). The same movie that gave her first FAMAS best child actress award. She was married to Eduardo Manzano, with whom she has a son named Luis Philip. The birth of her son gave more success to her movie career; the reason why she calls him "Lucky". Several years afterwards, her marriage with Eduardo Manzano ended with divorce. In the middle of the 90s, her second marriage, to a rich politician, Ralph Recto who is now a senator, took place. She was blessed with another son, Ryan Christian. Vilma, now in her late 40s, entered into the political arena when she won in the local elections as city mayor of her husband's home residence. She has proven to her detractors that showbiz people can also be an effective public servant. She enjoys the title, 'Star for all seasons' of the Philippine Movie Industry as she continues to shine by reaping more acting awards and box office success.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Ralph Recto (11 December 1992 - present) (1 child)
Edu Manzano (1980 - 1984) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (20)

The only actress who won three consecutive years as best actress in the Urian awards (the country's film critics) for her movies, Relasyon (1982), Broken Marriage (1983), and Sister Stella L. (1984).
She has never won a single best actress award from her movies directed by an ace director, the late Lino Brocka.
The first actress in Philippine movies to score a grand slam in 1983 as best actress for her performance in Relasyon (1982) from Catholic Mass Media, Urian, Film Academy and FAMAS award giving bodies.
Her mother is Mila Tuazon Santos.
Mother of Luis Manzano.
Currently serving as mayor of Lipa City in the Philippines. Her husband, Ralph Recto, is an incumbent Philippine Senator.
Children (Edu Manzano) and Ryan Christian (with Ralph Recto).
Siblings: Emelyn and Sonny.
Her Girl Friday Aida Fandialan is girlfriend of her brother Sonny.
She is the winner of the most Gawad URIANs (from the country's top film critics), tallying 8 wins, 5 additional nominations (all for Best Actress) and 2 special awards for being the best actress of the '80s and the '90s.
She is also currently the most awarded actress in the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS Awards) with 6 wins (5 Best Actress, 1 Child Actress), a Hall of Fame Award, two Circles of Excellence awards (the highest award of the FAMAS), a Lifetime Achievement Award and 9 other nominations (1 Best Supporting Actress, 8 Best Actress). She also holds the record of having the longest string of consecutive FAMAS nominations for performers; she had 12 consecutive nominations from 1977-1989.
She is also the most awarded actress in the Film Academy Awards (along with Nora Aunor) with 4 wins for Best Actress, 8 other nominations and 1 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The other half of the very controversial FAMAS Best Actress tie in 1972. She shared the Best Actress honors with Boots Anson-Roa. It is the first tie in Philippine movie awards history.
The only actress in the history of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences to have won back-to-back acting awards twice (1981 and 1982, 1987 and 1988).
The only actress to have scored 4 grand slams in Philippine movie history (Caveat: a Grand Slam means that the actor/actress has won the Philippines' FAMAS Awards, Gawad URIAN, Film Academy Awards and Star Awards). She scored grand slams in Relasyon (1982), Dahil mahal kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Bata bata paano ka ginawa? (1998) and Dekada '70 (2002).
An advocate-endorser of a nationwide milk education campaign called "Laki Sa Gatas," in partnership with Bear Brand, the Philippines' leading milk brand by sales. The campaign aims to promote, primarily among mothers, the nutritional importance of milk in light of declining milk consumption in the Philippines.
Elder sister of Winnie Santos.
At the Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2009, she received the Cinema One Legend Award.
Mayor of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines [1998]
currently serving as governor of Batangas, a province in the Philippines. [2007]

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