Amalia Fuentes

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Amalia Fuentes
BornAmalia Muhlach
(1940-08-27) August 27, 1940 (age 73)
Bicol Region, Philippines
OccupationActress, writer, director, producer
Years active1956–2008, 2013–present
Spouse(s)

Romeo Vasquez (1965–69) (separated)

Joey Stevens†
 
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Amalia Fuentes
BornAmalia Muhlach
(1940-08-27) August 27, 1940 (age 73)
Bicol Region, Philippines
OccupationActress, writer, director, producer
Years active1956–2008, 2013–present
Spouse(s)

Romeo Vasquez (1965–69) (separated)

Joey Stevens†

Amalia Fuentes (born August 27, 1940) was a Filipina actress, and former movie queen of Philippine movies. She was dubbed the Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines. She is aunt of actors Aga Muhlach and Nino Muhlach. She is the mother of also an actress Liezel Martinez. She was the first Filipina Lux Soap model. She was Susan Roces' rival in popularity during the late 50's and early 60's.

Fuentes had classic mestiza features that made her one of Asia's most beautiful actresses in the early '60s.

Career[edit]

Fuentes and Juancho Gutierrez were the winners of Sampaguita Pictures' contest in 1956, the search for Mr. & Miss Number One. She was launched into full stardom together with Juancho Gutierrez in 1956 film Movie Fan. Juancho and Amalia were initially paired as a loveteam by Sampaguita Pictures, Rodora (1956), Sonata (1957), Pakiusap (1959), Ang Senyorito at Ang Atsay (1963) among others. She was also paired as loveteam with Romeo Vasquez in Pretty Boy (1957), Bobby (1958), Ako Ang May Sala (1958) and Bilanggong Birhen (1960) among others.

She starred in such notable films, Estela Mondragon (1960) starring Carmen Rosales, Amy, Susie, Tessie (1960) with Susan Roces, Tessie Agana, Joey, Eddie, Lito (1961) starring Jose Mari Gonzales, Eddie Gutierrez, Lito Legaspi, Dayukdok (1961) with Carmen Rosales, Luis Gonzales, Barbara Perez and Amaliang Mali-Mali (1962) with Luis Gonzales.

Fuentes became a writer in films Tatlong Kasaysayan Ng Pag-ibig (1966), and Ito Ang Aming Kasunduan (1973). She starred and directed Mga Reynang Walang Trono (1976). Fuentes put up her own movie company, AM (Amalia Muhlach) Productions. She became the producer in the movies Whisper to the Wind (1966), Baril at Rosaryo (1967), and Pssst Boy!... Halika (1988).

Fuentes is a member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). She appeared in more than 130 movies.

Personal life[edit]

Amalia Fuentes or Amalia Muhlach (in real life), born in province of Bicol, she studied in Catholic schools, Santa Isabel and St. Scholastica's.

Her father died during the war and as the eldest, she became the bread winner at young age. She got two brothers who also tried the movies, Alex and Alvaro Muhlach. She married to Romeo Vasquez in 1965 in Hongkong but separated in 1969. They had one daughter, Liezel Sumilang (wife of an actor Albert Martinez). After she divorced with Vasquez, she married Joey Stevens, a rich American businessman to whom she has a son, Geric before she split with Stevens 28 years later when she learns about her husband's affair.[1][2][3] In 2012, Stevens died.

Awards & nominations[edit]

YearResultCategoryAwardMovie
1975NominatedBest ActressFAMAS AwardIsang Gabi... Tatlong Babae! (1974)
1974NominatedBest ActressFAMAS AwardPag-ibig Mo, Buhay Ko (1973)
1973NominatedBest ActressFAMAS AwardBabae... Ikaw Ang Dahilan! (1972)
1972NominatedBest ActressFAMAS AwardDivina Bastarda (1971)
1970NominatedBest ActressFAMAS AwardKapatid Ko Ang Aking Ina (1969)
1968NominatedBest ActressFAMAS AwardO! Pagsintang Labis (1967)
1967WonBest ActressFAMAS AwardWhisper to the Wind (1966)
1966NominatedBest ActressFAMAS AwardSapagkat Ikaw Ay Akin (1965)
1965NominatedBest ActressFAMAS AwardBlood Is The Color of Night (1964)

Selected filmography[edit]

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