Imagine being part of a 100-year-old industry at 95 years-old? Yup, that’s just one of the many things the late Anita Linda became known for: being the oldest working actress in the country.
She has left a colorful legacy in Philippine Cinema, and we will always remember her great talent and awe-inspiring beauty. We have movies for the former, and thankfully, we have quite the gem to aid us in the latter.
In a photo shared by Kristoffer Pasion on Twitter yesterday, June 10, we saw a portrait of Anita painted by none other than National Artist Fernando Amorsolo. According to reports, it was a gift to her by her late second husband, who secretly gave a photo of his wife to Fernando.
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The portrait, which was proudly displayed in her home, was also made available for public viewing during the “The Life of Anita Linda: An Exhibit” held last year at the “Sandaan: Dunong ng Isang Ina” event. The exhibit was in celebration of the “Sandaan: the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema” event that honored Anita for her contributions as an actress and mentor in the film industry.
The great Anita may have already had her final curtain call, but the mark she left in the hearts of many Filipinos will always be remembered.
Farewell, Ms. Anita!
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