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#BetYouDidntKnow: First Star Cinema film of these 5 movie queens

Star Cinema, the country's foremost film producer, has given landmark projects to some of our movie queens. Read on.

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5/6/2014 in News
#BetYouDidntKnow: First Star Cinema film of these 5 movie queens

For 20 years, Star Cinema has broken numerous grounds, making it the foremost film producer in the land today. The film outfit also had the privilege of working with these movie queens. 

1.      Sharon Cuneta
First film: “Madrasta”
Release: August 14, 1996
Director: Olivia Lamasan
After so many years with Viva Films, the Megastar Sharon Cuneta decided to do a project with Star Cinema. The landmark movie was "Madrasta," where she bagged Best Actress trophies from all major award-giving bodies - Star Awards for Movies, Gawad Urian, Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP), and FAMAS Awards.
“Madrasta,” tells the story of Mariel (Sharon Cuneta) who is coping with the responsibility of being a wife to Edward (Christopher De Leon) and his three children from his previous marriage.
2.      Vilma Santos
First Film: “Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?”
Release: August 26, 1996
Director: Chito S. Roño
The Star for all Seasons Vilma Santos' first Star Cinema movie was the adaptation of the classic Lualhati Bautista novel “Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?”
This movie also made Ate Vi won several Best Actress Awards in these award-giving bodies such as Gawad URIAN, PMPC STAR Awards, Young Critics Circle, Gawad PASADO, Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP), and in Brussels International Independent Film Festival.
Ate Vi then has made several award-winning films under Star Cinema - “Anak,” “Dekada 70,” “In My Life,” and “The Healing.”
3.      Lorna Tolentino
First Film:  “Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara”
Release: July 12, 1995
Director: Chito S. Roño
Lorna Tolentino made her Star Cinema debut with horror-drama “Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara,” a remake of a classic movie.

“Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara” which is a horror film tells about the story of Barbara (Lorna Tolentino) who flew back to the Philippines to look after the distraught family members of her sister Ruth (Dawn Zulueta) who committed suicide.

4.      Maricel Soriano
Film: “Separada”
Release: October 13, 1994
Director: Chito S. Roño
The Diamond Star Maricel Soriano made her first movie under Star Cinema in 1995 with the movie "Separada." She was paired with her former husband Edu Manzano in the movie. Because of her impressive performance, Maricel Soriano has been nominated as Best Actress in the 1995 FAMAS Awards.
This film entails an encouraging yet realistic take on a woman’s life after separation. The movie, both a commercial and critical success, highlights woman empowerment.
5.      Lea Salonga
Film: “Sana Maulit Muli”
Release: August 9, 1995
Director: Olivia Lamasan
From her successful stint in various stages around the world, Lea Salonga returns to the Philippines to shoot for her first movie with Star Cinema - "Sana Maulit Muli." The movie reunites her with Aga Muhlach.The movie gave Lea earn a nomination at the FAMAS for Best Actress in 1995.
“Sana Maulit Muli,” a film of the master director Olive M. Lamasan, follows the story of Agnes (Lea Salonga) and Jerry (Aga Muhlach) who braced the complications of a long distance relationship.

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