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1st Filipina Lux Soap model
Liezl Martinez (Daughter) (Actress), Albert Martinez (Son In-Law) (Actor), Aga Muhlach (Nephew) (Actor), Niño Muhlach (Nephew) (Actor)
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Born Amalia Muhlach on August, 1940 in Bicol Province, she was Susan Roces' rival in popularity during the late 50's and early 60's.
Her father died during the war and as the eldest of the brood became the bread winner at a young age. He got two brothers who also tried the cinema, Alex and Alvaro Muhlach.
She married Romeo Vasquez in a wedding in Hong Kong. They have one daughter who also appeared in the movies before migrating to the United States. Liezl Sumilang Martinez her eldest daughter is married to Albert Martinez.
After she divorced Romeo, she married a rich American businessman to whom she has a son. They live in California.
Her nephew Nino Muhlach, the son of her brother Alex became the Wonder Boy of the Philippine Movie Industry. Another equally famous nephew is Aga Muhlach who is still considered one of the heartthrobs in the movie and TV industry despite being married to a former beauty queen, Charlene Gonzales.
Amalia Fuentes, dubbed the "Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines," was another prized talent of Sampaguita Pictures. She was launched into full stardom together with Juancho Gutierrez in 1956 in the film, Movie Fan. As a young star, she starred in such memorable movies like Pretty Boy (1957); Amy, Susie and Tessie (1960); Estela Mondragon (1960); Dayukdok (1961) and Amaliang Mali-Mali (1962). She was often paired with then reel and real life partner, suave and debonair Romeo Vasquez, from which she bore a child named Anna Liza or Liezl (Liezl is now happily married to actor Albert Martinez). During her entire career, she was nominated 5 times by the FAMAS and was awarded the 1966 FAMAS Best Actress in Gerry de Leon’s Ibulong Mo sa Hangin.
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Bicol Province, Philippines
Alex Mulach (Brother), Alvaro Muhlach (Brother)
Almira Muhlach (Niece) (Actress), Yssa Alvarez (Grand Niece) (Singer)
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Amalia Fuentes (born August 27, 1940) is a Filipino actress, and former super star of Philippine cinema. She was once dubbed the Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines. She is the aunt of actors Aga Muhlach and Nino Muhlach. She is the mother of actress Liezl Martinez. She is the first Filipina Lux Soap model.
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