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Vilma Santos

Vilma Santos
AKA Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos

  • 1st Filipina Governor of Batangas province (2007)
  • 1st Filipina Mayor of Lipa City, Batangas (1998)
  • 1st and only Filipina actress to win the prominent Gawad Urian Best Actress Award for 3 consecutive years (1982-1984)
  • 1st and only Filipina actress to achieve an unparalleled 3-time Grandslam win for Best Actress Award (1982, 1993, and 1998)
  • 1st and only Filipina actress to be honored with two Circle of Excellence award by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS)
  • 1st Filipina to win Best Child Actress in the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS, 1963)


"I will just do my best and God will take care of the rest."

"Star for All Seasons"

November 3, 1953

Trozo, Manila, Philippines

FATHER: Amado Santos
MOTHER: Milagros Tuazon

HUSBAND: Sen. Ralph Recto
CHILDREN: Luis Phillipe* and Ryan Christian
*Luis Phillipe (or Lucky) is Vilma's son to Edu Manzano, her ex-husband.


Vilma Santos proclaimed Batangas governor
Getting personal with Ms. Vilma Santos
Vilma Santos, 'Woman of Style and Substance'
Golden Vi
Recognizing Vilma Santos, the thespian and the nationalist
Vilma Santos: The Making of the Queen...
Wikipedia Article on Vilma Santos

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