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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Si Vilma Santos ay ipinanganak noong 3 Nobyembre 1953 sa Maynila. Nagsimula si Santos na umarte sa edad nuwebe, pagkatapos mapagwagian ang papel bilang bida sa pelikulang drama na Trudis Liit (1963). Agad siyang nakatanggap ng unang tropeo para sa pinakamahusay na batang aktor mula sa FAMAS Awards para sa nasabing pelikula. Si Santos ay inihanda upang maging pangunahing babaeng aktor noong kaniyang kabataan, kung kaya't siya ay lalong sumikat. Pinalakas pa iyon ng tambalan nila ni Edgar Mortiz at ng katunggaling babaeng aktor na si Nora Aunor. Sa tugatog ng kaniyang karera sa siyobis, panay patok sa takilya ang kaniyang mga tinampukang pelikula, tulad ng mga halaw sa komiks na Darna at Dyesebel; at ng mga dramatiko at mapusok na pelikula, tulad ng Burlesk Queen at Sinasamba Kita. Ikinasal si Santos kay Edu Manzano, na beteranong aktor at nagbunga ng anak na lalaking pinangalanang Luis Philip Manzano. Ang pagsilang ng anak ang itinuring ni Santos na dahilan upang lalong suwertehin siya sa kaniyang karera sa siyobis, kaya tinawag niya ang anak na "Lucky". Pagkalipas ng ilang taon ay hindi naging maganda ang pagsasama nila ni Manzano at humantong iyon sa diborsiyo. Sa kalagitnaan ng dekada 90 ay muli siyang nagpakasal sa mayamang politiko na si Ralph Recto. Nabiyayaan sila ng anak na lalaki at pinangalanan nila itong Ryan Christian. Si Santos ang pinakamatagal na nagreyna sa takilya, at sinubaybayan maraming tao. Kinilala siya bilang "Star for All Seasons" at "Queenstar". Nagkaroon din siya ng sariling palabas sa telebisyon tulad ng The Sensations, VIP at Vilma. Gumanap ng sari-saring papel si Santos, at ang magagaling niyang pelikula ay humahamon sa kumbensiyonal na pagtingin sa babae. Tumitili man o humihibik, si Vilma ang aktor na nagpauso ng pambihirang pagsusumamo, pagsasakit, panunumbat, at paghihimagsik na ikadudurog ng puso ng madla. Siya ngayon ang may hawak ng rekord bilang natatanging babaeng aktor na may pinakamaraming parangal at pagkilala mula sa mga prestihiyosong lupon na nagagawad, sa Filipinas man o sa ibang bansa (READ MORE).

Awards and Recognitions in Entertainment Industry
1963 FAMAS Best Child Actress – Trudis Liit
1965 FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Nom – Maria Cecilia
1968 San Beda College Best Supporting Actress – Kasalanan Kaya?
1968 FAMAS Best Supporting Nom - Kasalanan Kaya?
1968 FAMAS Best Child Performer Nom - Kasalanan Kaya?
1970 Willears Golden Record – Sixteen
1970 Liwayway Publications Most Popular Loveteam
1971 (Citation Needed) Miss Philippine Movies
1971 Awit Awards Best Album Liner Notes (LP & Mini) – “Baby Vi”
1971 Awit Awards Best Mini-Album – “Something Stupid”
1971 Awit Awards Best Single – “Sixteen”
1972 FAMAS Best Actress – Dama de Noche
1972 (Citation Needed) Reyna ng Pelikulang Pilipino
1973 BAMCI Promotions Queen of Phil. Movies
1973 PMPC 1973 Most Cooperative Star
1974 Vicor Records Golden Record – Palong-Palo
1974 Manila Overseas Press Club Box Office Queen of Phil. Movies
1974 Life Publishing Queen of Movie Stars
1974 BAMCI Promotions Miss R.P. Movies
1974 Vicor Records Golden Record – Palong-palo
1974 (Citation Needed) Best Dressed Actress
1974 EMEE Most Effective TV Actress
1975 Bacolod City Film Festival Best Actress – Nakakahiya?
1975 (Citation Needed) Miss RP Movies
1975 (Citation Needed) Queen of Southern Luzon Movies
1975 FPBA Fiesta Filipina Reyna Elena
1976 (Citation Needed) Most Appealing Star
1977 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress – Burlesk Queen
1977 FAMAS Best Actress Nom – Burlesk Queen
1977 Gawad Urian Best Actress Nom – Burlesk Queen
1978 PD Promotions Phil. Movie Box-Ofice Queen
1978 Grand Total Productions Box Office Champion
1978 Big Ike’s Happening Box Office Champion
1978 FAMAS Best Actress Nom – Pagputi
1978 FAMAS Best Picture – Pagputi
1978 Gawad Urian
1978 Gawad Urian
1979 Mecca Promotions Box Office Queen of Phil. Movies
1979 FAMAS Best Actress Nom – Halik sa Kamay
1980 PD Promotions Box Office Queen of Phil. Movies
1980 PD Promotions Miss Philippine Movies
1980 PMPC Paborito ng Press
1980 FAMAS Best Actress Nom – Langis at Tubig
1981 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress – Karma
1981 Cebu City Film Festival Best Actress – Karma
1981 FAMAS Best Actress – Pakawalan Mo Ako
1981 (Citation Needed) Miss Phil. Movies-USA
1981 Geebees Productions Box Office Queen of Phil. Movies
1981 (Citation Needed) One of Ten Loveliest Actress
1982 FAMAS Best Actress – Relasyon
1982 Gawad Urian Best Actress – Relasyon
1982 FAP Best Actress – Relasyon
1982 CMMA Best Actress – Relasyon
1982 RPN 9 Lets Talk Movies Best Actress – Relasyon
1982 GMMSF Box Office Queen of Phil. Movies
1982 Metro Manila Theaters Ass’n Cinehan Awards Box Office Queen
1982 KASIPIL Top Female Star – Takilya Award
1983 Gawad Urian Best Actress – Broken Marriage
1983 Prime International Promotions RP Movies’ Queen of Queens
1983 Catholic Womens League Her Highness Queen of Phil. Movies
1983 PMPC Most Popular Star
1983 FAP Best Actress Nom – Broken…
1983 FAMAS Best Actress Nom – Broken…
1984 Gawad Urian Best Actress – Sister Stella L.
1984 GMMSF Box Office Queen of Phil. Movies
1984 The Big, Big show Star Poll Loveliest Star
1984 FAP Best Actress Nom – Sister Stella L.
1984 FAMAS Best Actress Nom – Sister Stella L.
1984 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Baby Tsina
1984 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Sister Stella L.
1985 FAMAS Best Actress Nom – Muling Buksan
1985 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Muling Buksan
1986 GMMSF Hall of Fame Box Office Queen
1986 FAMAS Best Actress Nom – Palimos
1986 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nomination – Palimos
1987 FAMAS Best Actress – Tagos ng Dugo
1987 CMMA Best Actress – Tagos ng Dugo
1987 Movie Magazine Best Actress – Tagos ng Dugo
1987 Cinemascoop Best Actress – Tagos ng Dugo
1987 GMMSF Most Popular Entertainment – Vilma!
1987 PMPC – Star for TV Best Musical Variety Show Host
1987 CMMA Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1987 FAP Best Actress Nom – Tagos ng Dugo
1987 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Tagos ng Dugo
1988 FAMAS Best Actress – Ibulong mo sa Diyos
1988 Star Publishing Queen of Philippine Movies
1988 Jingle Clan Most Popular Senior Star
1988 Star Ngayon Most Popular Loveteam – Vi Boyet
1988 PMPC – Star for TV Best Musical Variety Show Host
1988 PMPC – Star for TV Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1988 CMMA Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1988 FAP Best Actress Nom – Ibulong mo
1988 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Ibulong mo
1989 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress – Pahiram ng Isang
1989 Gawad Urian Best Actress – Pahiram ng Isang
1989 Movie Magazine Best Actress – Pahiram ng Isang
1989 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress – Immortal
1989 Channel 2 Viewers Choice Best Actress – Immortal
1989 FAMAS Best Actress Hall of Fame
1989 PMPC – Star for TV Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1989 CMMA Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1989 FAP Best Actress Nom – Pahiram ng Isang
1990 Gawad Urian Actress of the Decade – 1980′s
1990 Bongga magazine Pinakabonggang Aktres
1990 PMPC – Star for Movies Darling of the Press
1990 PMPC – Star for TV Most Glamorous Star
1990 CMMA Hall of Fame Musical Variety Show
1990 PMPC – Star for TV Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1990 NY International Awards for TV Best Musical Variety Show Finalist
1990 FAP Best Actress Nom – Hahamakin
1990 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Hahamakin
1990 Gawad Urian Best Actress Nom – Kapag Langit
1991 Gawad Urian Best Actress – Ipagpatawad Mo
1991 Intrigue Peoples Choice Best Actress – Ipagpatawad Mo
1991 Movie Magazine Best Actress – Ipagpatawad Mo
1991 PMPC – Star for TV Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1991 Dove Awards Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1991 YCC Best Performer Nom – Ipagpatawad
1991 FAP Best Actress Nom – Ipagpatawad
1991 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Ipagpatawad
1992 Fame Magazine Peoples Choice Best Actress – Sinungaling Mong
1992 FAMAS Circle of Excellence – Sinungaling
1992 PMPC – Star for TV Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1992 YCC Best Performer Nom – Sinungaling
1992 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Sinungaling
1992 Gawad Urian Best Actress Nom – Sinungaling
1993 Gawad Urian Best Actress – Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 FAP Best Actress – Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress – Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 Movie Magazine Best Actress – Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 Manila Film Festival Best Actress – Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 Intrigue Peoples Choice Best Actress – Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 Fame Magazine Peoples Choice Best Actress – Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 FAMAS Circle of Excellence – Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 YCC Best Performer – Dolzura Cortez
1994 PMPC – Star for TV Best Musical Variety Show – Vilma!
1994 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Nag-iisang Bituin
1996 City of Manila Longest reigning Box Office Queen
1996 PMPC – Star for TV Star of the Night
1997 FAP Lifetime Achievement Award
1997 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nom – Hanngang
1998 YCC Best Performer – Bata, Bata…
1998 Gawad Urian Best Actress – Bata, Bata…
1998 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress – Bata, Bata…
1998 PASADO Best Actress – Bata, Bata…
1998 Jolo Critics Best Actress – Bata, Bata…
1998 FAMAS Lifetime Acievement Award
1998 FAP Best Actress – Bata, Bata…
1998 GMMSF Lifetime Acievement Award
1998 PMPC – Star for Movies Ading Fernando Lifetime Acievement
1999 Brussles International Film Festival Best Actress – Bata, Bata…
1999 PASADO Natatanging Artista ng Taon
1999 Asia Pacific Film Festival Best Actress Nom – Bata,  Bata…
1999 PMPC – Star for Movies Special Citation for Int’l Best Actress
2000 PASADO Best Actress – Anak
2000 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress – Anak
2000 Gawad Urian Actress of the Decade -1990s
2000 NCCA Pelikula at Lipunan Special Award
2000 FAP Best Actress Nomination – Anak
2000 Gawad Urian Best Actress Nomination – Anak
2001 GMMSF Box Office Queen of Phil. Movies
2002 YCC Best Performer – Dekada’70
2002 PASADO Best Performer – Dekada’70
2002 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress – Dekada’70
2002 FAP Best Actress – Dekada’70
2002 Gawad Urian Best Actress – Dekada’70
2002 Gawad Tanglaw Best Actress – Dekada’70
2002 Cinema One’s RAVE Award Best Performer – Dekada’70
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Nom – Dekada ’70
2003 S Magazine Peoples Choice Hottest Actress
2003 5th CineManila Int’l Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
2003 5th CineManila Int’l Film Festival Best Actress – Dekada’70
2004 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress – Mano Po 3
2004 Gawad Suri Best Actress – Mano Po 3
2004 Gawad Tanglaw Best Actress – Mano Po 3
2004 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress – Mano Po 3
2004 PMPC – Star for Movies Dekada Award in Acting
2004 Gawad Tanglaw Natatanging Gawad Tanglaw
2004 FAP Best Actress Nom – Mano Po 3
2004 Gawad Urian Best Actress Nom – Mano Po 3
2005 Feminist Centennial Filmfest Outst’g Achievement in Film Acting
2005 Star on Walk of Fame Org Star on Walk of Fame
2005 Gawad Plaridel Outst’g Achievement in Film Acting
2005 GMMSF All-Time Favorite Actress
2005 Gawad Suri Exemplary Film Practitioner
2006 UA Inc.; US Registry Inc. First Pioneer Filipino Animation
2006 U. P. Diwata Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
2006 PMPC – Star for TV Best Single Performance – Regalo
2008 PMPC – Star for Movies Ulirang Artista Award
2008 Fil-Am Visionary Awards Legend Award
2008 FAMAS Exemplary Achievement Award
2009 ENPRESS Golden Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 ENPRESS Golden Screen Best Actress Nomination – In My Life
2009 Cinema One Originals Film  Fest The Cinema One Legend Award
2009 Gawad Tanglaw Best Actress – In My Life
2009 Gawad Suri Best Actress – In My Life
2009 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress – In My Life
2009 GMMSF Film Actress of the Year – In My Life
2009 MTRCB Film Awards Best Actress – In My Life
2010 Gawad Genio Awards Best Actress – In My Life
2011 Gawad TANGLAW Artista ng Dekada
2011 ENPRESS The Movie Icons of Our Time
2012 Yahoo Phils. OMG Awards Major Impact Award
2012 Yes Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars Of 2012
2012 PMPC - Star for Movies Actress of the Year Nom - The Healing
2012 FAP - Luna Awards Best Actress Nomination - The Healing
2013 Cinelamaya Best Actress - Ekstra The Bit Player
2013 PMPC – Star for Movies Best Actress Nomination - Ekstra The Bit Player
2013 Gawad Tanglaw Best Actress - Ekstra The Bit Player
2013 Gawad Urian Best Actress Nomination - Ekstra The Bit Player
2013 11th Golden Screen Awards Best Actress (Drama) - Ekstra The Bit Player
2014 Dhaka Int'l Film Fest Best Actress - Ekstra The Bit Player
2014 Cinema One 20 years Cinema One Numero Uno Icon Award
2014 Indie Bravo! Awards Honoree - Philippine Daily Inquirer
2015 NCCA 7th The Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) Awards
2015 7th IndieFEST Film Awards - La Jolla, CA, USA Award of Merit Lead Actress - The Bit Player
2015 Madrid International Filmfest Best Lead Actress Nomination - The Bit Player
2015 New York Festivals Bronze World Medal (Producer) - The Bit Player
2015 48th Worldfest Houston Best Foreign Language Film (Producer) - The Bit Player
2016 GMMSFF Corazon Samaniego Lifetime Achievement Award
2016 FAP Luna Awards Golden Reel Award - Lifetime Achievement
2016 GEMS Best Actress - Everything About Her
2016 FAMAS Presidential Award - Lifetime Achievement
2016 Gawad Tanglaw Special Presidential Jury Award
2016 Gawad Pasado Best Actress - Everything About Her
2016 GMMSF Film Actress of the Year - Everything About Her
2017 Women’s Journal Outstanding Women of the Year

"Star for all Seasons" sounds so plain when compared to the strength or magnitude of "Superstar" and "Megastar" which is why he thought of "Queenstar." I loved the title because I was proposing myself to change her title to "Queen for all Seasons." With "Star for all Seasons" Vilma is simply a star with no adjective describing her star status.  "Queenstar" befits Ate Vi to a T because she has been Box-Office Queen many times and she has been called "Queen Vi" many times as well. Vilma is the only movie queen to have successfully combined commercial and artistic success unlike most movie queens or dramatic actresses who can not have the best of both worlds.  I hope that your column could push for the new title for Ate Vi since she deserves a better and more appropriate title. "Queenstar" is a title Vilma richly deserves in view of her outstanding artistic achievements in local show business then... until now when, after 42 years in the business, she is still at the peak of her career with projects lined up for her by major film studios like Regal, Star Cinema and Unitel.  Hail to Vilma Santos, Queenstar!" - Xavier Limtuaco, Ateneo student

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