Vivian Velez

Vivian Velez
Born Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Ms. Body Beautiful
Conching (from Tubig at Langis)
Malvina (from Maria Mercedes)
Lucille (from Imortal)
Occupation Actress
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.[1]

Personal life

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

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


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 (Mommy ni Louie) 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



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