Anna Liza

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Anna Liza
Title card
Created by
  • Rey Benedicto
  • Raynee Salgado[1]
Based onAnna Liza (radio drama)
Written byBenjamin Viernes
Directed byGil C. Soriano
StarringJulie Vega
Opening theme"Le Messager"
Composer(s)Michel Legrand
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
Production location(s)Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Happy Vision Corporation
  • Television International Corporation[1]
Original networkGMA Radio-Television Arts
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 4, 1980 (1980-02-04) –
May 10, 1985 (1985-05-10)
Related showsAnnaliza (2013)

Anna Liza is a Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Gil C. Soriano, it stars Julie Vega. It premiered on February 4, 1980 as the network's first primetime drama series. The series concluded on May 10, 1985.[2]

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Supporting cast
Extended cast


The series was based on the eponymously popular radio drama series in Cebu in the 1970s which was created by Rey Benedicto[3] and Raynee Salgado.[1] Anna Liza premiered in 1980 under a direction by Gil C. Soriano, and received the attention of thousands of Filipinos—making it one of the most popular and well-loved drama series of all time. It served as a competitor of RPN's Flordeluna, starring Janice de Belen and led to the showbiz rivalry between Vega and de Belen (despite being highlighted as bestfriends offscreen).[4]

The series ended because of Julie Vega's sudden death, resulting in the serial having incomplete storyline and Anna Liza got its TV ratings of 54% by PSRC on its final episode.[3] Shortly after Julie's death, reruns were aired from the beginning of the series and continue until January 3, 1986. It was replaced by Mirasol del Cielo.


In 2013, ABS-CBN remade Anna Liza after the rights of the said drama series was bought from its original director, Gil C. Soriano. Andrea Brillantes played the lead role.[5][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Anna Liza Opening".
  2. ^ "IN PHOTOS: Original shows versus Remakes: which is better?". Summit Media. May 18, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "ABS-CBN remakes well-loved '80s drama; Andrea Brillantes is the new Annaliza". (in Filipino). May 23, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Famous female rivalries in showbiz". September 7, 2007. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "ABS-CBN remakes classic GMA soap opera". Retrieved May 20, 2013.

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