Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Alicia Vergel (1927 - 1992)

Alicia Vergel (June 7, 1927 – May 20, 1992) was a Filipina actress noted for her roles as fighting women and amazons and, like Norma Blancaflor, for her heart-shaped face.

 She married Sampaguita Pictures leading man César Ramirez and had two children who are also celebrities in the Philippines: Ace Vergel (known as "the Bad Boy of the Philippines") and Beverly Vergel who is an actress, acting teacher and currently director of the ABS-CBN Center for Communication Arts, Inc. (more popularly known as WORKSHOPS@ABS-CBN). Vergel and Ramirez separated; Vergel wed another man and had another child, Mike Vergel.

Vergel's film credits include Diwani opposite César RamirezMN with Carmen Rosales as her arch-enemy, Balisong withRamon Revilla and Madame X with Gloria Romero as her daughter. 

She made the unfinished movie Masarap ang Bibingka under Sampaguita Pictures in the late 40s. 

Her performance in Basahang Ginto won Vergel the first Famas Award for Best Actress in 1952.
In the 1980s she had a role as Ricky Davao's strict grandmother in Saan Nagtatago ang Pag-ibig

Vergel died of natural causes in 1992.

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