Vilma Santos Age, Weight, Height, Bio, Net Worth, Affairs, Dating, Education, Body Measurements, Family, Awards, Film, Television, Horoscope, Social Media, Snap Chat, Life Achievements


       On November 3, 1953, in Trozo, Magdalena, Tondo Manila, a little girl was born,  She was a lovely baby with rosy pink cheeks, full ever smiling lips, and a fair skin that nearly bordered on the whiteness of snow. Her name is Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos.

            Vilma’s father, Amado Santos, is a native of Bamban, Tarlac while her mother, Milagros Tuazon is from San Isidro, Nueva Ecija.  She has four siblings namely: Ma. Michaela(Emelyn), Ma. Theresa (Marites), Ma. Norwina (Winnie) and Joel (Sonny Boy).

            When she was already of age, Vilma was sent to St. Mary’s Academy for her early schooling.  She earned a high school diploma later on through the private tutorial system.

            At a tender age of nine, Vilma became a title role in VP Pictures’ (sister company of Sampaguita Pictures) “Trudis Liit” which was shown at Life Theater from February 21 to March 2, 1963.  She won the First Famas Best Child Actress as a maltreated child in the said film.

Vilma Santos Biography
Screen Name Vilma Santos
Real Name Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos
Nationality Filipino
Date of Birth  November 3, 1953
Birth Place Tondo, Manila
Marital Status Married
Married to Edu Manzano (m. 1980–1982)

Ralph Recto (m. 1992–present)

Occupation Movie Actress/Presently Mayor of Lipa, Batangas
Children Luis Manzano and  Ryan Christian Recto
Political party Nacionalista (2018-present)
Liberal Party (2009-2018)
Lakas–CMD (1998-2009)
Net Worth ₱500 Million
Height 160cm

Vilma Santos Acting Career

            Vilma became a teen icon in the late ’60s until the early ’70s with box-office hits like “Lipad, Darna, Lipad”, “Dyesebal at ang Mahiwagang Kabibe”, “Kampanerang Kuba”, “Wonder Vi” among others.  She won her First FAMAS Best Actress at the age of 19 for “Dama De Noche”.

            On July 19, 1980, Vilma married Eduardo Luis Barrios Manzano in Las Vegas Nevada, USA.  She gave birth to a bouncy bundle of joy named Luis Philippe Manzano on April 21, 1981, at the Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital.  Unfortunately, her marriage to Edu did not last long and was eventually annulled.

Vilma Santos Personal life

            It was on December 11, 1992, when Vilma married Ralph Gonzales Recto(now a senator) in a fairytale-like wedding in San Sebastian Cathedral in Lipa City, Batangas.  They now have a precocious six-year-old son named Ryan Christian Recto who was born on March 29, 1996, at Makati Medical Center.

            At present, Vilma is the highly respected and much-revered Mayor of Lipa City, Batangas on her second term.  She became the First female mayor on the said premier city of Batangas.

            The actress-politician immersed herself not only with her numerous movie commitments but also with her work on TV as a multi-awarded host/performer via her weekly top-rating musical-variety show VILMA on GMA-7.  In the past, she also starred in a soap opera (Larawan ng Pag-ibig), drama anthology (Dalambuhay ni Rosa Vilma) and other musical-variety shows (Ayan eh, VS-Vilma Santos, Very Special)

Vilma Santos Movies Work

            Vilma Santos most significant films include “Pagputi ng Uwak, Pag Item ng Tagak” ( Vilma produced this outstanding film directed by the celebrated director Celso Ad Castillo which won the Gawad Urian Best Picture Award), “Relasyon” (she scored the very FIRST GRANDSLAM win for BEST ACTRESS AWARD in the history of Philippine Cinema in this intelligent film directed by National Artist Ismael Bernal for her spellbinding performance in her memorable role as a mistress; she won the Best Actress Award from the Gawad Urian, the First Film Academy of the Philippines, the Catholic Mass Media Awards, and the FAMAS Award), “Burlesk Queen” (her stunning performance as a striptease in this Celso Ad Castillo film is considered a turning point in her legendary film career), “Sister Stella L.

(her remarkable portrayal of a radical nun in this acclaimed film directed by film genius Mike De Leon solidifies her status as the country’s premier actress winning her a Gawad Urian Best Actress Award),

Dahil Mahal Kita, The Dolzura Cortez Story” (directed by ace director Laurice Guillen, she scored her 2nd Grand Slam Best Actress win in this unforgettable film about persons with AIDS),  “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?” (based on the Palanca award-winning Novel by noted writer Lualhati Bautista, this landmark film by acclaimed director Chito Rono gave the legendary actress her 3rd Grandslam win for Best Actress Award and to top it all, an International Best Actress Award (21st INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT FILMS, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM)“Anak” (this film by Rory B. Quintos became the highest grossing Filipino Film of all time), her soon-to-be-released political film “Dekada ’70

(based on the Palanca award-winning novel of Lualhati Bautista set during the Martial Law era) is destined to be another critically-acclaimed and blockbuster hit film and is bound to be another modern Filipino film classic.

            The acclaimed actress is also the country’s perennial BOX-OFFICE QUEEN. No one can question her mass box-office charisma. Her string of record-breaking, blockbuster hit films through the years can attest to this fact. She’s the lead star os Star Cinema’s “Anak”. Now considered the highest grossing film in the history of Philippine Cinema.

            It can be noted that Vilma Santos is the first and only actress to win the prestigious Gawad Urian Best Actress Award for 3 consecutive years (1982-” Relasyon“, 1983-“

            Through her God-given, innate talent, sheer hard work, unwavering dedication to her craft, extreme professionalism, and most importantly. Her excellent discipline, Vilma was able to reap all her extraordinary achievements for which she has been praised, idolized, and emulated by her many friends and colleagues in the movie industry, by her ever-loyal and supportive Vilmanians, and most of all by the adoring general moviegoing public who put her to pedestal as their one and only “STAR FOR ALL SEASONS”.

            Truly, Vilma Santos, the film icon, is the epitome of a really great film star.  Her phenomenal career which spans four decades is certainly awe-inspiring and exceptional.  Thus, her legendary supremacy as the LONGEST REIGNING MOVIE QUEEN will be immortally etched in the archives of Philippine Cinema History.

            So, a toast to MISS VILMA SANTOS brilliant past and more good fortune to the future……….

Vilma Santos


Year Award Giving Body Award Movie
1963 FAMAS Best Child Actress Trudis Liit
1968 San Beda College Academy Of Movie and Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Kasalanan Kaya?
1973 FAMAS Best Actress Dama De Noche
1975 Bacolod Film Festival Best Actress Nakakahiya
1977 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Best Actress Burlesk Queen
1981 FAMAS Best Actress Pakawalan Mo Ako
1981 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Best Actress Karma
1982 Let’s Talk Movies Best Actress (Body of Works)
1982 Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Actress Relasyon
1982 URIAN Best Actress Relasyon
1982 Film Academy of the Philippines Best Actress Relasyon
1982 FAMAS Best Actress Relasyon
1983 URIAN Best Actress Broken Marriage
1984 URIAN Best Actress Sister Stella L.
1987 Movie Magazine Best Actress Tagos ng Dugo
1987 Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Actress Tagos ng Dugo
1987 Cinema Scoop Best Actress Tagos ng Dugo
1987 FAMAS Best Actress Tagos ng Dugo
1988 FAMAS Best Actress Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos
1989 STAR Awards Best Actress Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga
1989 URIAN Best Actress Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga
1989 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Best Actress Immortal
1989 Channel 2 Viewer’s Choice Best Actress Immortal
1989 FAMAS Hall of Fame Best Actress Awardee
1990 URIAN Pinakamahusay na Aktres ng Dekada ’80
1991 URIAN Best Actress Ipagpatawad Mo
1991 Intrigue Magazine Reader’s Choice Best Actress Ipagpatawad Mo
1991 Movie Magazine Best Actress Ipagpatawd Mo
1991 Fame Magazine Reader’s Choice Best Actress Ipagpatawad Mo
1992 FAMAS Circle of Excellence Best Actress Ipagpatawad Mo
1993 STAR Awards Best Actress The Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 URIAN Awards Best Actress The Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 FAP Awards Best Actress The Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 Intrigue Magazine People’s Choice Best Actress The Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 FAME Magazine People’s Choice Best Actress The Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 Movie Magazine Best Actress The Dolzura Cortez Story
1993 FAMAS Circle of Excellence Best Actress The Dolzura Cortez Story
1998 Young Critics Best Performer Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa
1998 STAR Awards Best Actress Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa
1998 FAP Awards Best Actress Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa
1998 URIAN Awards Best Actress Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa
1998 PASADO Awards Best Actress Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa
1999 21st International Festival of Independent Film (Brussels, Belgium) Best Actress Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa
2000 STAR Awards Best Actress Anak
2002 Young Critics Circle Best Actress Dekada ‘70
2002 PASADO Awards Best Actress Dekada ‘70
2002 Star Awards Best Actress Dekada ‘70
2002 Film Academy of the Philippines Best Actress Dekada ‘70


  • Trudis Liit (Title role at age of 9)
  • Son, Your Mother
  • King and Queen for a Day
  • Duelo in Sapang Bato
  • Aninong Iron
  • Ging (Title role at age 10)
  • Picture of Love
  • Lost Angel
  • In Every Heart’s Heart
  • With Guns To Follow
  • Maria Cecilia
  • Morena Martir
  • For Morning Duration
  • Destiny draws
  • Heaven is not Divided
  • Maton Land
  • This is Reason
  • Batang Iwahig
  • This is the Filipino
  • The Longest Hundred Miles
  • De Colores
  • Sin Kaya Kaya
  • Eagle Commandos
  • Who has the Right
  • Love See What You Do
  • My Darling Eddie
  • Mardy
  • Young Love
  • Angelica
  • Dingdong
  • Love is for the Two of Us
  • My Pledge of Love
  • Our Love Affair
  • The Wonderful World of Music
  • The Sensations
  • Teenage Senorita
  • Aloha My Love

Vilma Santos

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