Thursday, July 17, 2008



pciture of vina morales

Vina Morales (born Sharon Garcia Magdayao 17 October 1975, Bogo, Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipina actress of maternal Spanish and paternal Cebuano descent. She played the title role in the film The Sarah Balabagan Story. She is the older sister of teen actress Shaina Magdayao.

At nine years old, she won Cebu Pop Music Festival. The song, "Paglaum", ("hope" in Visayan), not only won the Grand Prize but also earned the "Best Interpreter" award for its young singer.

Viva Films was so impressed with her talents that they offered her a singing and acting contract. The Magdayao family was very supportive of their gifted daughter. They sold everything they had in Cebu and moved to Manila. The family entrusted ten-year-old Sharon's career to Mina del Rosario of Viva Films. Her first movie was Nakagapos na Puso, in which she played the niece of Tonton Gutierrez. The film also starred Vina's idol and namesake, Sharon Cuneta.

In her late teens Vina began taking on more mature and bold roles. She appeared with Robin Padilla in Utol Kong Hoodlum. She starred with Ariel Rivera in Anghel Na Walang Langit.

For the past couple of years Vina's career as an international concert artist has really taken off big-time. In 2002 she had a series of shows with Martin Nievera in the US and Canada. She had her own successful mult-city US tour, "Vina Revealed", in the summer of 2003 and is currently in the middle of another one called "Vina's Hot!"

In 2007, she starred in ABS-CBN's Maria Flordeluna, where she played her role as Elvira, the mother of Maria Flordeluna, played by Eliza Pineda.

On August 5, 2007, she won the right to represent the Philippines at the 2007 IKON Asean singing contest. She went on and bested contestants from Malaysia and Indonesia during the finals nights on August 12 and took home the solo title, while fellow Filipino band Kjwan took home the group title.

* Sana'y Ikaw na Nga (2003)
* Sagot Kita Mula Hanggang Paa (2000) .... Celina
* Eto Na Naman Ako (2000) .... Ana Maria Gomez
* Ang Boyfriend kong Pari (1999) .... Reggie
* Ako'y Ibigin Mo... Lalaking Matapang (1999)
* 'Di Pwedeng Hindi Pwede (1999) .... Kristin
* Lab en' Kisses (1997) .... Kisses
* The Sarah Balabagan Story (1997) .... Sarah Balabagan
* Wag na Wag Kang Lalayo (1997)
* April Boys' Sana'y Makapiling Muli Ako (1996)
* Huwag Mong Isuko ang Laban (1996)
* The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995) .... Russell Contemplacion
* Campus Girls (1995)
* Love Notes (1995)
* Anghel na Walang Langit (1994)
* Grepor Butch Belgica Story (1994)
* Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko (1994)
* The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre 2 - God Have Mercy on Us (1994) .... Carmela Vizconde
* Alyas Batman en Robin (1993)
* Hanggang Saan Hanggang Kailan (1993)
* Kadenang Bulaklak (1993) .... Jasmin Abolencia
* Sala sa Init, Sala sa Lamig (1993) .... Trina
* Miss na Miss Kita: Ang Uutol kong Hoodlum 2 (1992)
* Darna (1991)
* Maging Sino Ka Man (1991) .... Loling
* Ang Utol kong Hoodlum (1991)
* Wooly Booly 2: Ang Titser kong Alien (1990)
* Teacher's Enemy No. 1 (1990)
* Petrang Kabayo 2: Ang Ganda-ganda Mo (1990)
* Tootsie Wootsie (1990)
* Wooly Booly: Ang Classmate kong Alien (1989)
* Estudyante Blues (1989)
* Abot Hanggang Sukdulan (1989)
* Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso (1989)
* Bondying: The Little Big Boy (1989)
* Ang Lahat ng Ito Pati na ang Langit (1989)
* Captain Barbel (1986)
* Nakagapos na Puso (1986)
* Binhi (1985)
* Kumander Bawang (1985)

For news articles about Vina Morales go to CelebritiesCorner.


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