Eddie Rodriguez, Sylvia Gumabao
and Van De Leon/ Directed by Ding M. De Leon
Vilma Valera, the 1961 Miss Press Photography of the Philippines (PPP) second runner-up winner, was introduced in LVN's Bakit ka Nagtampo, a Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa starrer. She was given her biggest break in 1964 in the movie, Salambao with Eddie Rodriguez, Sylvia Gumabao and Van de Leon as her co-stars. Her versatility (in action, drama, comedy, musical) landed him in several movie assignments and had top actors at that time as her leading men (FPJ, Dolphy, Eddie Mesa, Eddie Gutierrez, among others).
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Boogaloo (1968)- Stars Helen Gamboa, Vilma Valera, Bobby Gonzales, Roger Calvin/ Directed by Jose Wenceslao
Vilma Valera recorded several albums before her retirement from show business (and marriage to American Air Force commander Darrell Arthur Morrow) in the early ‘70s. She now resides in