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VILMA SANTOS: *The Irrefrangible Limelight Queen, Thread 45
Vilma Santos is utterly amazing! Already on her 5th decade in showbiz, she's still incessantly very much the talk of the town. Many of her contemporaries either have stopped acting altogether or just have to bear and grin with *performing supporting roles. Well, not Ate Vi! Evidently, she 's proven to be the most durable of them all.
It's no alien to all of us that Ate Vi almost grew up in the movie world. She's the only child actress who's able to maintain her fame till this very day. The famous Trudis Liit eventually became Baby Vi, Renee Rose, Wonder Vi, Dyesebel, Darna, Phantom Lady, Vivian Volta, Susan Kelly, Burlesk Queen, Rubia Servios, Miss X, *Sister Stella L and so on and so forth. Yes, you name it, she's portayed it. For Vilma is dauntless and versatile, a true icon with incomparable acting prowess whose career has never been a humdrum. Always open to changes, she continues to reinvent herself and always keeps her fans in awe with every film she makes.
On a much sizzling note, the Star for All Seasons' fans are now eagerly awaiting her upcoming movie, The Healing. It is a suspense-thriller directed by Chito Rono; thus, it's no wonder if Ate Vi once again be conferred with Best Actress trophies by numerous prestigious award-giving bodies as two geniuses offer the moviegoers nothing but their utmost best. The Vilmanians' excitement is even doubled because there's another movie brewing for the Queen of all Queens. Still untitled, she'd be starring with the comedienne, Ai Ai delas Alas and whether it's an entry for the MMFF or Ate Vi's 50th showbiz anniversary, it remains to be another box-office hit waiting to happen.
Yes Vilmanians. This year, Ate Vi's plate is undeniably full. She's been busy as a bee fulfilling her duties as a public servant, delivering speeches, cutting ribbons, making her rounds, gracing tv shows, filming The Healing and more. Star Cinema promises to offer the best star-studded show ever for Ate Vi's golden anniversary in showbiz come November. Not only that, folks. A book is also being launched which will detail the QueenStar's evolving colorful life and her acting career spanning 50 years.
A true diva and a legend, Ate Vi is still adored by majority of the press people. She remains a headliner, a highlighter, a Star! The young celebrities of today can never measure up with her for she's gifted with an acting prowess blessed with limitless awards, citations and accolades. Vilma Santos will continue to live on for she's the one and only *irrefrangible Queen of the Limelight!*
By: Gina Cordero