Vivian Velez

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Vivian Velez
Born (1968-05-21) May 21, 1968 (age 47)
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actress

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.

Personal life[edit]

Velez has two sons with her former Israeli husband.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Category Award Movie
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)


Selected filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Network
2013-2014 Maria Mercedes Malvina Sancuevas ABS-CBN
2013 Misibis Bay Miranda Cadiz TV5
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Susi Rina ABS-CBN
2010-2011 Imortal Lucille Zaragoza 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)



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