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Friday, September 4, 2009

AMALIA FUENTES AS "MISS NUMBER ONE" Circa 1956



She was called "Miss Number One" when she burst the silver screen in 1956. Together with Mr.Number One, they were introduced in the movie, "Lydia," topbilled by Carmen Rosales and Rogelio de la Rosa. Their screen names were finally revealed in "Rodora" as Amalia Fuentes and Juancho Gutierrez. One of those early gimmicks or 'publicity stunts' being launched by movie studios to pump up interest among fans.



Literary Song Movie Magazine/ 1956
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Left- "Lydia" (1956)- Stars Carmen Rosales, Rogelio dela Rosa, Paraluman/ Introducing Miss Number One and Mr. Number One/ Directed by Armando Garces

Right- "Senorita" (1956)- Stars Gloria Romero, Ric Rodrigo/co-starring Miss Number One and Mr. Number Two/ Directed by Tony Cayado



Left- "Rodora" (1956)- Stars Paraluman, Van de Leon/ co-starring Amalia Fuentes and Juancho Gutierrez/ Directed by Mar S. Torres

Right- "Inang Mahal" (1956)- Stars Van De Leon, Amalia Fuentes, Juancho Gutierrez, Rosa Mia/ Directed by Octavio Silos

17 comments:

TheCoolCanadian said...

Stunning. I didn't realize she was this beautiful in her youth. I've met her in the 70s and she was a bit older and I didn't even realize how wonderful her beauty is until I saw this photo.

Rodolfo Samonte said...

Simon,
My favorite. She was the most beautiful actress of her time. I still remember quite vividly when I first saw her as a very young actress, doing a scene for some movie in front of the Vera-Reyes residence with Romeo Vasquez. Years later, which was very much later, I saw her again (I almost didn't recognize her, she was much older) at the Quad in Makati. Stupid me, I had a camera and exhanging banters with a group of photographers (Camera Club of the Philippines) and I didn't think of asking her for a photograph. Oh well.

James DR said...

Simon, do you have Gerry de Leon's "KULAY DUGO ANG GABI" and "IBULONG MO SA HANGIN"?

Thanks.

Video 48 said...

James, we have both copies, in English-dubbed version. "Kulay Dugo ang Gabi" was released as "Blood Drinkers" and "Ibulong sa Hangin" as "Blood of the Vampires." see link: http://video48.blogspot.com/2007/10/two-horror-films-from-gerry-de-leon.html
Both are also available at Amazon.com.

roland said...

Absolutely beautiful! One of the rarest photos of Amalia Fuentes in her youth, which I have not seen yet until I chanced upon your blog spot Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

She was dubbed as the asia most beautiful actress and up to now no philippine actress was accorded the title. I am an ardent fan of Miss Fuentes and everytime on the first day showing of her movie, i was there coz she visited the theater. She is really very lovely in person. Unlike Susan Roces who almost wanted to be a politician, I salute to her for intelligence specially what Armida Siquion Reyna is criticizing her. Well your a legend while Armida is just armida. excuse me armida

gel said...

Amalia Fuentes is truly the most beautiful Filipina movie actress ever! She is also the certified Movie Queen of the 60s. Although she has retired from the movies, her presence in the entertainment industry continues to be felt. She is still a consistent newsmaker.

Yang Armida na yan di na dapat pinagpansin. Inggit lang sya kay Amalia. Mas matalino at maganda si Amalia sa kanya at self made woman. Sya kung di pa sya nakapag asawa ng mayaman, sino ba sya???

Anonymous said...

Truly Philippine cinema's only real beauty icon! They don't make beauties like her anymore... MS.AMALIA FUENTES, A TRUE LEGEND AND THE QUEEN OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES.

Anonymous said...

The One and Only AMALIA FUENTES:

1. THE "GENUINE and The REAL MOVIE QUEEN" OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES
2. QUEEN of ALL QUEENS!
3. THE "HIGHEST PAID ACTRESS" OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES in the 60's!
4. BOX OFFICE CHAMPION DURING HER TIME!
5. THE FACE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSANDS, MILLIONS, TRILLIONS, and ZILLIONS Of SHIPS!
6. BEAUTY UNRIVALED, MATCHLESS, INCOMPARABLE, PERFECT SHAPE of FACE, FLAWLESS, EVERLASTING BEAUTY!
7. THE GREATEST ACTRESS Of PHILIPPINE CINEMA!
8. BEAUTY Of ALL BEAUTIES!
9. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES Of ALL TIME!
10. THE MOST GLAMOROUS MOVIE QUEEN OF PHILIPPINE CINEMA OF ALL TIME!
11. THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE!
12. THE ONLY ACTRESS THAT CAN MATCH IN HOLLYWOOD ACTRESSES, and IN THE WORLD!
13. AMALIA's REPLACEMENT IS "NOT' YET BORN!
14. AMALIA IS SECOND TO NONE!
15. A LEGENDARY MOVIE QUEEN!
16. THE MOST INTELLIGENT MOVIE ACTRESS!
17. THE BEST OF THE BESTS!
18. AMALIA Is AWESOME!
19. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS From YESTERDAY, TODAY, and TOMORROW!
20. THE "FIRST and LAST" MOVIE ICON OF PHILIPPINE CINEMA!
21. AMALIA..."THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS IN THE UNIVERSE!!!

Anonymous said...

22. SUPERSTAR Of ALL SUPERSTARS!
23. THE MOST POPULAR ACTRESS Of PHILIPPINE CINEMA!
24. THE REAL GODDESS Of BEAUTY!
25. THE GENUINE BEAUTY ICON Of PHILIPPINE MOVIES!...

67ea82ee-cf38-11e2-ae12-000bcdcb8a73 said...

AMALIA FUENTES FOREVER!!!

!D'EVER LOYAL AMALIAN'S...

AlfredTheGreat said...

AMALIA FUENTES...THE GREATEST!

AlfredTheGreat said...

MISS AMALIA FUENTES...The "EVERLASTING QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE"!

Anonymous said...

To Add: From...Anonymous, February 9, 2010 @ 3:20 A.M., And gel, Aug. 28, 2010 @ 1:00 A.M, >>>About Armida...
...Hey Armida!...you're not become beautiful even before until now...You are the Ugliest singer/entertainer of Philippine Show Business of all time!!! Who are you anyhow? shit the fuck! You envious!

wayne moises said...

She is the most beautiful actress/performer and famous movie queen dubbed"Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines" in several films television and media and a multi-time celebrity in Philippine history. Thanks! From:Wayne

wayne moises said...

She is the legendary Filipina actress and performer and a movie queen dubbed"Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines"multi-time award winning celebrity and a true icon of Philippine cinema. Thanks! From:Wayne

wayne moises said...

She is the Filipina beauty and a popular movie actress in Philippine entertainment history. Thanks! From:Wayne

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