Friday, May 09, 2008

CHARITO SOLIS

CHARITO SOLIS BIOGRAPHY




Born as Rosario Violeta H. Solis on October 6, 1935, in Manila, Philippines , Charito Solis was tagged as Philippine's Meryl Streep.


She was introduced by her uncle Feliciano Constantino to Narcisa de Leon, the matriarch and founder of LVN , when she was 19 in 1955.



She was initially hesitant to become a movie star since she wanted to be a flight stewardess with the hope of touring around the world.

She teamed up with several high calibre actors during her movie career.

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Having won several Famas awards, she was the firstThe first actress to be inducted in the FAMAS Best Actress Hall of Fame of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences in 1984.

She was active in the movie as well as in TV appearing as Reyna Magenta in the long-running TV series Okay ka Fairy Ko, as mother-in-law of Enteng Kabisote (Vic Sotto).

She died of heart attack on January 9, 1998.



1. Ikaw pa rin ang iibigin (1998) .... Fatima Lerma
2. Bayad puri (1998)
3. Ipaglaban mo: The movie II (1997) .... (episode 1)
... aka Ipaglaban mo! II (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
... aka Kapag may katwiran ipaglaban mo! 2: The Movie
4. Masarap, masakit ang magmahal (1997)
... aka Masarap, masakit magmahal (Philippines: Tagalog title)
5. "Mula sa puso" (1997) TV series .... Agnes Delgado
6. Ayoko na sanang magmahal (1996)
7. Enteng and the Shaolin Kid (1996)
8. Itataya ko ang buhay ko (1996)
9. The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995)
10. Isang kahig, tatlong tuka... (Daddy ka na, Mommy ka pa!) (1995)
11. Sana dalawa ang puso ko (1995)
12. Saan ka man naroroon (1994)
... aka Wherever You Are
13. Megamol (1994) .... Attorney
14. Lab kita, bilib ka ba? (1994)
15. Dahil mahal kita (1993)
... aka Because I Love You (USA)
... aka Dahil mahal kita (Philippines: Tagalog title: poster title)
... aka Dahil mahal kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (Philippines: Tagalog title: long title)
... aka Dahil mahal na mahal kita (Philippines: Tagalog title)
... aka The Dolzura Cortez Story (International: English title)
16. Kadenang bulaklak (1993)
17. Paranaque Bank Robbery: The Joselito Joseco Story (1993)
... aka Paranaque Bank Robbery (Philippines: English title: short title)
18. "50 Karats" (1992) TV series
19. Alyas pogi 2 (1992)
20. Daddy Goon (1992) .... Lola Gracia
21. Ikaw pa lang ang minahal (1992) .... Paula
22. Miss na miss kita: Ang utol kong hoodlum 2 (1992)
... aka Utol kong hoodlum 2: Miss ma miss kita (Philippines: Tagalog title)
23. Okey ka, fairy ko! II (1992) .... Ina Magenta
... aka Okay ka fairy ko, part 2 (Philippines: English title)
24. Okey ka, fairy ko! (1991) .... Ina Magenta
25. Kislap sa dilim (1991) .... Nena
26. Bingbong: The Vincent Crisologo Story (1991) .... Governor Carmeling Crisologo
27. Ipagpatawad mo (1991)
28. Joey Boy Munti, 15 anyos ka sa Muntilupa (1991)
29. Una kang naging akin (1991) .... Tita Agnes
30. Bakit kay tagal ng sandali? (1990)
... aka A Moment Too Long (International: English title)
31. Huminga ka na hangga't gusto mo (1990)
32. Sagot ng puso (1990)

33. Jessa: Blusang itim 2 (1989)
34. Ipaglalaban ko (1989)
35. Mahirap ang magmahal (1989)
36. Bakit iisa lamang ang puso (1989)
37. Huwag mong buhayin ang bangkay (1989) .... Aurora
38. Killer vs. Ninjas (1989)
39. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (1988)
40. Hiwaga sa Balete Drive (1988)
41. Tatlong mukha ng pag-ibig (1988)
42. Baleleng at ang gintong sirena, Si (1988)
43. Lord, bakit ako pa? (1988)
44. Lorenzo Ruiz the Saint (1988) .... Mother of Lorenzo
45. "Okay ka, fairy ko!" (1987) TV series .... Ina Magenta
46. Home Sweet Home (1986)
47. Bomba Arienda (1985)
... aka Bomba Arienda: Based on the Life of Roger Arienda (Philippines: English title: long title)
48. God Saves Me (1985)
49. Inday bote (1985)
50. Hinugot sa langit (1985) .... Juling
51. Naked Paradise (1985)
52. Kay dali ng kahapon, ang bagal ng bukas (1985)
... aka Kay dali ng kahapon, ang bagal ng umaga (Philippines: English title)
53. Pati ba pintig ng puso (1985)
54. Shake, Rattle & Roll (1984) .... Lorna
55. Mahilig (1984)
56. Teenage Marriage (1984)
57. Naked Island (Butil-Ulan) (1984) .... Ceres
58. Dear Mama (1984)
59. Pieta, ikalawang aklat (1984) .... Amanda
60. Sinner or Saint (1984)
61. Karnal (1983) .... Narrator
62. Don't Cry for Me Mama (1983)
63. Don't Cry for Me, Papa (1983)
64. Minsan may isang ina (1983)
65. Pieta (1983)
66. A Time for Dying (1983)
67. Desire (1982/I)
68. Alpha Kappa Omega Batch '81 (1982) .... Arni's Mother
... aka A.K.O. (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
... aka Batch '81 (Philippines: English title)
69. Mother Dear (1982)
70. Cross My Heart (1982) .... Cecille
71. Where Love Has Gone (1982) .... Jorge
72. Kisapmata (1981) .... Adelina Carandang
... aka In Just the Wink of an Eye (Philippines: English title)
... aka Sa bawat kisapmata (Philippines: Tagalog title: long title)
73. Pabling (1981)
74. Playgirl (1981)
75. Ulo ng gapo (1981)
76. Aguila (1980)
77. Modelong tanso (1980) .... Mother
78. Alaga (1980)
79. City After Dark (1980)
80. Gabi ng lagim ngayon (1980) .... Dra. Soledad de la Serna
81. Tatlong patak ng dugo ni Adan (1980)

82. Huwad na mananayaw, Mga (1979)
83. Gabun (1979)
84. Ina, kapatid, anak (1979) .... Emilia
... aka Mother, Sister, Daughter
85. Init (1979) .... Osa
86. Tinik ng babae, Mga (1978)
87. Babae... ngayon at kailanman (1977)
88. Walang katapusang tag-araw (1977)
89. Babae, huwag kang tukso (1977)
90. Beerhouse (1977) .... Rosario
91. Hindi kami damong ligaw (1976)
92. Mrs. Teresa Abad ako po si Bing (1976)
... aka Mrs. Abad, I Am Bing (Philippines: English title)
93. Araw-araw, gabi-gabi (1975)
94. Batingaw (1974)
95. The Hunted (1970)
96. Pipo (1970)
... aka A Time for Dying (International: English title)

97. Pulubi, Ang (1969)
98. Igorota (1968) .... Princess Maila
... aka The Legend of the Tree of Life (International: English title: recut version)
99. Langit sa lupa, Ang (1968) .... Maria
... aka Heaven on Earth (International: English title: literal title)
100. Luha sa karimlan (1968)
101. Manila, Open City (1968) .... Sor Matilde
102. Dahil sa isang bulaklak (1967)
... aka Because of a Flower (literal English title)
103. Claudia (1966) .... Claudia
104. Kapag langit ang umusig (1966)
105. Pag-ibig ni Christine, Mga (1966) .... Christine
106. Tao ay makasalanan, Ang (1966)
107. Lagablab sa Maribojoc (1964)
108. Nagbabagang paraiso (1964)
109. Ginintuang ani (1964)
110. Magda Sales (1964) .... Magda Sales
111. Bukas ay akin!, Ang (1963) .... Rosario
... aka Tomorrow Is Mine (Philippines: English title)
112. 3 mukha ni Pandora (1963) .... Pandora/Margarita/Rowena
113. Dear Eddie (1963)
114. Maria Dolores (1963) .... Maria Dolores
115. Isinusumpa ko! (1963)
116. Angustia (1963)
117. Pinakamagandang hayop sa daigdig (1963)
118. Sugapa (1963)
119. Mahal kita inay (1962)
120. Filibusterismo, El (1962) .... Juli
121. Shaka (1961) .... Yashodara
... aka Buddha (USA)
122. Sandata at pangako (1961)
123. Emily (1960) .... Emily

124. Kundiman ng lahi (1959) .... Isang
... aka Kundiman of the Race
125. Limang dalangin (1959)
126. Rose Tattoo ng buhay ko (1958)
127. Villa milagrosa (1958)
128. Malvarosa (1958) .... Rosa
129. Krisalis (1957)
130. Sampung libong pisong pag-ibig (1957)
... aka 10,000 pag-ibig (Philippines: Tagalog title)
131. Walang sugat (1957)
132. Charito, I Love You (1956)
133. Ulilang birhen (1956)
134. Dinayang pagmamahal (1955)
... aka Foolish Love (Philippines: English title: literal title)
135. Niña bonita (1955)

136. Angelito San Miguel: Ang Batang City Jail (????)
137. Bala ko ang hahatol (????)
138. Hubad sa mundo (????)
139. Isang dakot na kaligayahan (????)
... aka Sandakot na kaligayahan (Philippines: Tagalog title)
140. Kahit may mahal ka ng iba (????) (as Ms. Charito Solis)
141. The Sisters (????)
142. Zaldong tisoy (????)

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Article about Charito Solis

Even now, 11 years after her demise in 1998, Charito Solis is still remembered as a great actress.

Forget Brando and Streep’s “method acting,” Solis had her distinctive brand of mercurial drama that offset the more subtle style of performing.

And it’s quite effective, for it earned her 12 acting awards and 13 nominations, in a brilliant career that spanned for 43 years.

“Nagsimula s’ya sa showbiz at namatay, bida,” is how Yolly Tiongco, Charito’s younger sister, describes her career. “It’s an honor to be her sister,” she adds.

Yolly couldn’t be more correct because Charito did not only bring pride to her family; she made the whole nation appear superior as well.

In 1967, she made the country proud as the first Filipina to win as Best Actress in the Asian Film Festival for the movie “Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak.”

The same movie became her passport to attend the prestigious Oscar awards the following year, making her the first Filipina actress to do so. Considering that Hollywood was ahead of the Philippines in filmmaking by exactly two decades and a half, the Oscar invite was a feat indeed.

And those weren’t the only “firsts,” she had notched. After her fifth win at the FAMAS in 1984 as Best Actress for “Don’t Cry for Me, Mama” (1983), she became its first inductee into the Hall of Fame. Her four other FAMAS wins as Best Actress came from “Igorota,” “Kundiman ng Lahi”(1959); “Emily” (1960) and “Angustia” (1963).

The Metro Manila Film Festival also listed her as its first Best Actress winner for “Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi” in 1975.

So, just how Charito came to be one of the finest actresses of all time?

Our search for answers led us to the heart of Poblacion in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, where Yolly, the last of the Solis’ lives. Yolly Tiongco is the wife of Emil Tiongco of the fabulous Tiongco Brothers. Charito’s only brother was the late Tristan and the eldest was Carmen, who died two years ago.

Yolly says that her sister was discovered for the movies by their uncle, film director Felicing Constantino who introduced Charito, then a 19-year-old U.E. (University of the East) student to LVN Pictures’ matriarch Doña Narcisa de Leon.

“Nagse-search sila noon ng new face para sa role ng ‘Niña Bonita,’ wala silang makita. Eh ayaw na ayaw naman ni Charito noon at ayaw din naman ng mama ko. Pero siguro may nakita si Doña Sisang sa kanya na extra special, kasi pagkakita sa kanya, sabi agad: Ito gusto ko!”

Yolly describes Charito’s first shooting day as a “nightmare.” “Inabot ng 16 takes. Una, yung katigasan ng ulo n’ya. The scene required her to dive into the swimming pool. Ewan ko ba kung bakit, dahil marunong naman siyang lumangoy. Pero ayaw n’ya. Kasi daw baka mauntog ang ulo n’ya sa pool.

“The shoot was packed-up. Nagsumbong sila kay Doña Sisang, who, surprisingly sided with Charito. She said: ‘Bakit n’yo pipilitin ang bata? Eh, pa’no kung madisgrasya ‘yan?”

The producer, however, cautioned her on the realities of showbiz. According to Yolly, Doña Sisang said: Hija, hindi kita mapapangakuan na sa susunod mong movie ay ikaw ang starring role.’ But the feisty Charito was unperturbed. “Ay, hindi na ho. Ito na lang ho, ayoko na ho,” she allegedly replied.

In 1955, the Filipino moviegoers came to know Rosario Violeta Hernandez Solis a.k.a. Charito Solis in “Niña Bonita,” an adaptation of Frank Capra’s “It Happened One Night.” She shared the top billing with Jaime de la Rosa.

At the same time, the industry insiders knew that a willful artist just came to tinsel-town.

During her prime, Charito’s histrionics on and off the set were legends. She was even compared to Italy’s Anna Magnani, an Oscar laureate for her lusty portrayal of a Sicilian widow in “The Rose Tattoo” (1955).

Their semblance was also more than just physical because like Anna, Charito also grew up stricken by poverty.

“Our father died and our mother was sick of diabetes,” reveals Yolly.

Their dad, Maximo Solis was a newspaper reporter, while their mother, Milagros was a pharmacist in their aunt’s drugstore.

“To survive, we were adopted by our relatives,” she furthers.

“Early in life, we were separated from each other. Four or three years old lang kami noon. We were reunited only after nine years, when our eldest, Carmen had already a job. Siya bale ang tumayong nanay at tatay namin. Si Charito, naranasan n’ya ang magtinda ng sampaguita.”

The early challenges must have taught Charito to be strong.

Yolly agrees. “Kaya naging palaban si Charito. Parang tomboy yan eh. Tapos, lagi n’yang inaaway yung mga lalaki kasi ligawin s’ya. ‘Pag nakakita siya ng sulat sa libro, aawayin na n’ya yung naglagay no’n. Saka, ang mga laro n’ya, yung aakyat sa puno.”

Charito commanded decorum on the movie set because she was the epitome of professionalism. And during dramatic shoots, unnecessary noise wasn’t allowed because Charito, the actress was expected to deliver no less than a bravura performance.

There were also talks that if she deemed wise, she’d come to the location with her acting trophies, just to remind her co-stars, big and small, that they’re dealing with a competent actress and their whims won’t be tolerated.

Yolly smiles. “Naku, naranasan ‘yan ni Vilma (Santos). Hindi lang siya, pati nga si Nora (Aunor) eh.” “Pero trait talaga ng Solis yun. My mother was very strict. Talagang lagi kaming on-time

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2 comments:

neto said...

MAGANDA YONG PAGKAKAAGWA NG IGOROTA,THE FIRST FILIPINA TO BEAR HER BREAST ON SCREEN.

cathcy said...

i have not seen the movie but i am sure it's good.