|Born||Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines|
|Other names||Ms. Body Beautiful
Conching (from Tubig at Langis)
Malvina (from Maria Mercedes)
Lucille (from Imortal)
|Known for||Maria Mercedes
Tubig at Langis
Vivian Velez 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 publicly announced on March 2016 thru her Facebook account, that she has irrevocably resigned from her show, Tubig at Langis due to the alleged rudeness and humiliation by her co-star Cristine Reyes against Velez during several tapings of the drama series.
Velez has two sons with her former Israeli husband. She is a former girl friend of Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas of Ilocos Norte.
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)|
|Year||Title||Role||Network||Type of Role|
|2016||Encantadia||Carmen||GMA Network||Supporting role|
|2016 (later resigned)||Tubig at Langis||Conchita "Conching" Beltran-Villadolid†||ABS-CBN||Supporting role / Antagonist|
|2013-2014||Maria Mercedes||Malvina Sancuevas|
|2013||Misibis Bay||Miranda Cadiz||TV5||Main role / Antagonist|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Susi||Rina||ABS-CBN||Episode role|
|2010-2011||Imortal||Lucille Zaragoza||Supporting role / Antagonist|
|2000||Kiss Muna||Herself||GMA Network||Guest|
|1999||Rio del Mar||Bianca||Main role|
- 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)
- "Vivian Velez quits show, says Cristine Reyes was 'rude' to her". Rappler. March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- Awards for Vivian Velez at IMDb
- "Vivian velez on saying Marian Rivera's acting was a disappointment"
"Bumping into Ms. Vivian Velez, a.k.a. Ms Body Beautiful"
Vivian Velez at IMDb