May 21, 1968 |
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Vivian Velez (born May 21, 1968) is an actress in the Philippines. She was known as the "Ms. Body Beautiful" of Philippine movies in the 1980s. She won the Film Academy of the Philippines FAP Award for Best Actress in Pieta (1983) and FAMAS Award and Metro Manila Film Festival for Best Actress in Paradise Inn (1985).
She performed her own stunts in Ang Babaing Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (1981), directed by Carlo J. Caparas. In 1983, she appeared in Pieta with Ace Vergel and Charito Solis. In 1985, she finished four movies: Paradise Inn with Michael de Mesa, Ben Tumbling with Lito Lapid, Order To Kill with the former President Joseph Estrada, and Riot 1950 with Rudy Fernandez.
Her notable film Ang Babaing Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang (1981) has been remade as a GMA-7 TV series, starring Marian Rivera. She was starred in the 2010 TV series Imortal (starring John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin), and in the 2013 TV remake of Maria Mercedes (starring Jessy Mendiola), both shown on ABS-CBN.
Velez has appeared in more than 60 movies and television shows.
Velez has two sons with her former Israeli husband.
Awards and nominations
|1982||Nominated||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Ang Babaing Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (1981)|
|1983||Won||Best Actress||FAP Award||Pieta (1983)|
|1985||Won||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Paradise Inn (1985)|
|1985||Won||Best Actress||MMFF||Paradise Inn (1985)|
|1985||Nominated||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Pieta: Ikalawang Aklat (1984)|
|1991||Nominated||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Kasalanan Bang Sambahin Ka? (1990)|
|1991||Nominated||Best Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Kasalanan Bang Sambahin Ka? (1990)|
|2013-2014||Maria Mercedes||Malvina Sancuevas||ABS-CBN|
|2013||Misibis Bay||Miranda Cadiz||TV5|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Susi||Rina||ABS-CBN|
|2000||Kiss Muna||Guest||GMA Network|
|1999||Rio del Mar||Bianca||GMA Network|
- Black Mamba (1974)
- Andalucia (1975)
- Apat Ang Naging Mister Ko (1976)
- Ang Pagbabalik Ni Harabas At Bulilit (1977)
- Batang City Jail (1978)
- Tres Kantos (1980)
- Hari Ng Stunt (1981)
- Ermitanyo (1981)
- Pieta (1983)
- Apoy Sa Iyong Kandungan (1984)
- Ben Tumbling (1985)
- Paradise Inn (1985)
- Kasalanan Bang Sambahin Ka? (1990)
- Bikining Itim (1990)
- Kailan Ka Magiging Akin (1991)
- Kill Zone (1993)
- Forever And A Day (2011)
- On The Job (2013)