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Amalia Fuentes
Amalia Amador Muhlach

(1940-08-27)August 27, 1940
Naga, Camarines Sur, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Died October 5, 2019(2019-10-05) (aged 79)
St. Luke's Medical Center – Global City, Taguig, Philippines
Resting place Loyola Memorial Park - Marikina, Philippines
Occupation Actress, writer, director, producer
Years active 1956–2008, 2013–2017
Romeo Vasquez
(m. 1965; div. 1969)

Joey Stevens (divorced)
Children 2 incl. Liezl Sumilang
Parent(s) Alvaro Muhlach Sr. (father)
Concepcion Amador (mother)
Isagani Fuentes (stepfather)
Relatives Aga Muhlach (nephew)
Nino Muhlach (nephew)
AJ Muhlach (nephew)
Alonzo Muhlach (grandnephew)
Albert Martinez (son-in-law)
Family Alvaro Mulach (brother)
Alexander Mulach (brother)
Alfonzo Martinez (grandson)

Amalia Fuentes (Tagalog pronunciation: [aˈmalja ˈfwɛntɛs]; born Amalia Amador Muhlach; August 27, 1940 – October 5, 2019) was a Filipino actress who reigned as the "Queen of Philippine Movies" in the 1960s and 1970s. She was once dubbed as the "Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines". She was the aunt of actors Aga Muhlach and Niño Muhlach and the mother of actress Liezl Martinez. She was the first Filipino Lux Soap model.

She produced and starred in her own films in the 1960s to the end of the 1970s. Her movies were big moneymakers making her the highest paid movie actress of her generation and a certified Movie and Box Office Queen. She later starred in productions by Viva Films (My Only Love), together with Sharon Cuneta, Gabby Concepcion and Jackie Lou Blanco. She also starred in later Regal Films such as Asawa Ko Huwag Mong Agawin, starring Vilma Santos, Eddie Guttierrez and Gabby Concepcion.


In 1956, Fuentes and fellow actor Juancho Gutierrez won Sampaguita Pictures' Mr. & Ms. Number One contest. Sampaguita Pictures launched Amalia and Juancho into full stardom in the 1956 film Movie Fan. They were initially paired as a "love team" – popular in Philippine cinema – by Sampaguita Pictures, and both starred in Rodora (1956), Sonata (1957), Pakiusap (1959), Ang Senyorito at Ang Atsay (1963) among others. She was also paired as love team with Romeo Vasquez in Pretty Boy (1957), Bobby (1958), Ako Ang May Sala (1958) and Bilanggong Birhen (1960) among others.

She starred in such notable films as, Estela Mondragon (1960) starring Carmen Rosales, Amy, Susie, Tessie (1960) with Susan Roces, Tessie Agana, Joey, Eddie, Lito (1961) starring Jose Mari Gonzales, Eddie Gutierrez, Lito Legaspi, Dayukdok (1961) with Carmen Rosales, Luis Gonzales, Barbara Perez and Amaliang Mali-Mali (1962) with Luis Gonzales.

Fuentes wrote the screenplay for the films Tatlong Kasaysayan Ng Pag-ibig (1966), and Ito Ang Aming Kasunduan (1973). She starred in and directed Mga Reynang Walang Trono (1976). Fuentes has her own production company, AM (Amalia Muhlach) Productions. She produced several movies, most notable of which are: Whisper to the Wind (1966), Baril at Rosaryo (1967), and Pwede Ako Pwede Ka Pa Ba?(1976). The Philippine Movie Queen's last acting appearance was the ABS CBN hit teleserye Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala (2013) with Judy Ann Santos.

She won Best Actress Awards from Famas in 1966 for Ibulong Mo Sa Hangin and in the 1973 Manila Film Festival for the movie Pagibig Mo Buhay Ko!

Fuentes was a member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). She appeared in more than 130 films.

Personal life

Fuentes was born Amalia Amador Muhlach in Bicol. She was educated in Catholic schools.

After retiring from films in 2013, she suffered a stroke while on vacation in South Korea.

Her father died during the war and as the eldest child, she became the family breadwinner. Her two younger brothers, Alex and Alvaro, are also actors. Amalia married fellow actor Romeo Vasquez in 1965 in Hong Kong but they separated in 1969. They had a daughter, Liezl Sumilang (wife of actor Albert Martinez). After her divorce from Vasquez, Amalia married Joey Stevens, an American businessman with whom she adopted a son, Geric Stevens. ..... Stevens died in 2012.


Fuentes died on October 5, 2019, due to cardiac arrest and multiple organ failures.

Awards & nominations

Year Result Category Award Movie
1975 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Isang Gabi... Tatlong Babae! (1974)
1974 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Pag-ibig Mo, Buhay Ko (1973)
1973 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Babae... Ikaw Ang Dahilan! (1972)
1972 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Divina Bastarda (1971)
1970 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Kapatid Ko Ang Aking Ina (1969)
1968 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award O! Pagsintang Labis (1967)
1967 Won Best Actress FAMAS Award Whisper to the Wind (1966)
1966 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Sapagkat Ikaw Ay Akin (1965)
1965 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Blood Is The Color of Night (1964)



Year Title Role Network
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Dr. Maria Balaguer


Year Title Role Film Company
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala
2008 Kahit Isang Saglit
1996 Reputasyon
1990 Higit Na Matimbang Ang Dugo
1987 Asawa Ko Huwag Mong Agawin
1984 Paano Ba Ang Magmahal?
1983 ...
1982 My Only Love
1981 Dirty Games
1980 Aguila
1979 Pagmamahal Mo Buhay Ko
1978 Buhay: Ako Sa Itaas, Ikaw Sa Ibaba
1977 Huwag Pipitas Ng Bubot Na Bunga
1976 Ang Boyfriend Kong Baduy
Babaing Hiwalay Sa Asawa
1975 May Lalaki Sa Ilalim Ng Kama Ko
Lulubog Lilitaw Sa Ilalim Ng Tulay
1974 Durugin Ang Mga Diyablo Sa Punta Fuego
1973 Sa Aming Muling Pagkikita
1972 Huwag Mong Angkinin Ang Asawa Ko!
1971 Europe Here We Come!
1970 Mga Batong Buhay
1969 Kapatid Ko Ang Aking Ina
Adriana Adriana Lea Productions
1968 Sa Manlulupig Di Ka Pasisiil
Gaano Kita Kamahal
1967 Baril at Rosaryo
1966 Ikaw... ang Gabi at ang Awit (Arrivederci Roma) Lea Productions
Tatlong Kasaysayan Ng Pag-ibig
1965 Dream Girl
1964 Mga Daliring Ginto
1963 Esperanza at Caridad
1962 Pitong Puso
1961 Joey, Eddie, Lito
1960 Isinakdal Ko Ang Aking Ama
1959 Ipinagbili Ko Ang Aking Anak
Kahapon Lamang
1958 Madaling Araw
1957 Hahabul-Habol
1956 Movie Fan
1955 Prince Charming
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