Lilia Cuntapay

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Lilia Cuntapay
Born Lilia Cuntapay
(1935-01-03) January 3, 1935 (age 79)
Tuguegarao, Cagayan, Philippines
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986-present

Lilia Cuntapay (born January 3, 1935) is a Filipina actress. She is most likely known for her debut role in the Filipino horror film series Shake Rattle and Roll. She also starred in her first leading role, Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay which won her as Best Actress in the 2011 CinemaOne Originals Digital Film Festival. She is dubbed as the "Queen of Philippine Horror Movies" due to her participation in many horror films.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Cuntapay is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Education and taught in the primary levels in a school in Tuguegarao.[2] After quitting teaching, Cuntapay ventured in the buy-and-sell trade.[3] She also worked as an office staff in the National Police Commission.[2][3]

Film and Television[edit]

Cuntapay was among the 40 actors trained in the first batch of acting workshops for LVN Pictures and conducted Lori Reyes and Peque Gallaga.[2]

In 1991, Cuntapay played the spooky yaya (nanny) of Kris Aquino's character in Shake Rattle & Roll 3.[4] A year later, at the age of 40, Cuntapay retired from Napolcom and found herself playing, under Gallaga, the character of "aswang" for the first time—a role she would later be typecasted.[3]

In 2009, Cuntapay appeared as an albularyo in the ABS-CBN afternoon TV series Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers. She was featured in the Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho 2009 Halloween Special.[5] She appeared as Rosanna, a role which she shared with Maricar Reyes, in the Midnight DJ "Kwentas ng Mangkukulam" episode. Cuntapay was also cast as Miley Cyrus in Lokomoko High's spoof of the Party in the USA music video. At the end of the year, she had a minor role in the film Nobody, Nobody But... Juan[6] -- an entry to the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival.[7]

Cuntapay played an old lady in The Last Prince and a fairy disguised as an old lady in the "Inday Bote" episode of Wansapanataym both in 2010 and played Upeng in the mini-series Sa Ngalan ng Ina, the first offering of TV5's TV5 Miniserye series in the latter part of 2011.

Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay and onwards[edit]

Cuntapay played herself in the indie mockumentary Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay—described as a bittersweet fictional account on Cuntapay's life as a Philippine showbiz extra.[8]—an entry to the 2011 Cinema One Originals and directed by Antoinette H. Jadaone.[9] The film won six awards in the 2011 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival, including a Best Actress award for Cuntapay.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Marina Istah
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers Tandang Casimsiman Tioleko Uncredited
2009 Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho Herself "Halloween Stars, Late Celebrities, and Death and Tradition" episode
2009 Midnight DJ Rosanna Guest, "Kwentas ng Mangkukulam" episode
2009 Lokomoko High Miley Cyrus Guest, "LBM" segment, "Party in the USA" spoof
2010 The Last Prince Old lady Guest, 1 episode. Role is patterned after the old hag in Snow White.
2010 Wansapanataym Old lady/fairy "Inday Bote (Parts 1 & 2)" episode
2011 Spooky Nights: Snow White Lady and the Seven Ghost Old lady Guest, 1 episode
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Wig Albularyo
2011 Captain Barbell Ang Pagbabalik Faustina Guest, 2 episodes
2011 TV5 Miniserye: Sa Ngalan ng Ina Yaya Upeng
2011 Tunay na Buhay Herself
2011 Spooky Nights: Panata Maria
2012 Wansapanataym Old Lady "Water Willy episode
2012 Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa Madam Lucilla
2012 It's Showtime Herself Guest, 1 episode
2012 Luv U Old Ms Casimsiman Guest, 1 episode
2012 Third Eye Ursula Sirena sa Breakwater episode
2012 Artista Academy Herself - Challenger
2012 TodaMax White Lady
2012 Enchanted Garden Oracula
2013 Juan dela Cruz Babaylan
2013 Cassandra: Warrior Angel Aling Ursula
2013 Maynila: Haunted House for Love Lola Chedeng


Year Title Role Notes
1986 ...Sabik Kasalanan Ba? Aling Berta Uncredited
1991 Shake Rattle & Roll 3 Yaya segment "Yaya"
1992 Aswang Old Aswang
1994 Shake Rattle & Roll 4 Aling Iya "segment "Madre"
1994 Once Upon a Time in Manila Naked Old Woman Uncredited
1994 Bala At Lipistik Lola Sepa
1994 Darna! Ang Pagbabalik Old Valentina
1994 Fatima Buen Story The Omen III Credited as "Lilia Cantupay"
1994 Shake Rattle & Roll 5 Woman in the Bathroom Segment "Impakto"
1996 Madrasta Fides' maid
1996 Magic Temple Townspeople Uncredited
1997 Anak Ng Dilim Komadrona Uncredited
1997 Sanggano Old woman Credited as "Lydia Cuntapay"
1998 Curacha Ang Babaeng Wlang Pahinga Old woman in church Credited as "Lilian Cuntapay"
1998 Babae Sa Bubungang Lata Bangkay
1998 TatayNic Old Woman
1999 Isprikitik: Walastik Kung Pumitik Old Woman In Bikini
1999 Brokedown Palace Old Prisoner
1999 Dugo Ng Birhen: El Kapitan Medicine Woman
2000 Pangarap ng Puso Jose's Grandmother
2002 I Think I'm in Love Ising's rival in Trip to Jerusalem
2002 Bakat Old Woman
2002 Lapu-Lapu Babaylan
2005 Bahay Ni Lola 2 Old Lady Ghost
2007 Pasukob Pacing
2008 Scaregivers Tandang Luring
2008 Photoshoot Ghost
2009 Nobody, Nobody But... Juan Belmont Village Resident Credited as "Lydia Cuntapay"
2011 Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay Herself Won — Best Actress in the 2011 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival (Tied with Maricar Reyes for Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon)[10]
Nominated — Best Actress in the 35th Gawad URIAN.
2011 Segunda Mano Church Caretaker
2011 My Lai Four
2011 Enteng Ng Ina Mo Old Lover
2012 Boy Pick-Up: The Movie Boy Pick-Up's Mom
2012 REquieme! Aling Isay
2012 Amorosa Lulu
2013 Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result
2011 Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival Best Actress(Tied with Maricar Reyes for Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon)[10] Won
2011 Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay 35th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actress Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/333316/newstv/followthatstar/follow-that-star-lilia-cuntapay-queen-of-philippine-horror-movies
  2. ^ a b c Cruz, Marinel R. (2012-07-05). "The ballad of Lilia Cuntapay". Take Five. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lilia Cuntapay Shares Life Story". News. ABS-CBN.com. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  4. ^ San Diego Jr., Bayani (2012-10-31). "Filipina ‘aswang’ a star in Busan". Editor's pick. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  5. ^ "Halloween Stars, Late Celebrities, and Death and Tradition". Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho Blog. 2009-10-31. GMA Network. GMA 7. http://blogs.gmanews.tv/kapuso-mo-jessica-soho/2009/10/30/halloween-stars-late-celebrities-and-death-and-tradition/. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  6. ^ Matabuena, Julien Merced C. (2011-02-03). "Pinoy horror film habitue seeks job". Entertainment \ Showbiz. Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  7. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (2009-11-26). "Nobody, Nobody but...Juan shot partly in Chicago". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  8. ^ "2011 Cinema One Originals finalists revealed". Guide / Indie. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. 2011-04-17. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  9. ^ Ramos, Neil (2011-04-20). "Diverse set of filmmakers comprise finalists in this year's Cinema One Originals". Entertainment \ Showbiz. Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  10. ^ a b c Ching, Mark Angelo (2011-11-14). "Veteran horror movie extra Lilia Cuntapay wins big in Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival 2011 awards". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 

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