Gloria Sevilla

Gloria Sevilla (born January 31, 1932) is a Filipina film actress. Sevilla is widely regarded as the "Queen of Visayan Movies" for her contributions in Visayan-made movies in the Philippines in the 1950s and 1960s.[1]

Gloria Sevilla
Born (1932-01-31) January 31, 1932 (age 89)
Years active1954–present
Spouse(s)Mat Ranillo Jr.
Amado Cortez
ChildrenLilibeth Ranillo
Mat Ranillo III
Dandin Ranillo
Jonathan Ranillo
Junius Ranillo

Sevilla received her first FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actress in the movie Madugong Paghihiganti (1962). She won the FAMAS Award Best Actress twice for the movies - Badlis Sa Kinabuhi (1969) and Gimingaw Ako (1973).

Sevilla appeared in movies such as Dyesebel (1978), Guhit Ng Palad (1988), Matud Nila (1991), The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995), Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2002), Lapu-lapu (2002), Bida si Mister, Bida si Misis (2002), and El Presidente (2012).

Sevilla also appeared in Philippine television. During the 1970s she top billed the comedy Ang Biyenan kong Mangkukulam with Pancho Magalona and Chicháy. She also produced and starred in the sitcom, Mommy Ko si Mayor with children, Mat, Dandin Lilibeth and Suzette with fellow Cebuana Flora Gasser. Sevilla also lent support in dramas Be Careful With My Heart.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Her first husband was Mat Ranillo Jr., a movie actor who died in a plane crash in 1969. They had five children.[3] She got married the second time to Amado Cortez, a movie actor and director who also served as the country's ambassador to the U.S. until his death in 2003. They had one daughter.

She is the mother of actresses Suzette Ranillo and Lilibeth Ranillo, actor Mat Ranillo III, and singer-composer Dandin Ranillo.


Year Title Role Network
2002-2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Doña Tilda Ventaspejo ABS-CBN
2003 Bida si Mister, Bida si Misis Tiya Ina
2008 Komiks Presents: Kapitan Boom Lola Gretchen
2009 May Bukas Pa Milagros
2010 Your Song Presents: Andi - Habang Buhay Edgar's Lola
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna Susana
2011 Wansapanataym: Joy's Toys Lola Josie
2011-2012 Budoy Coring
2012-2014 Be Careful with my Heart Felicidad "Manang Fe" Marcelo-Alejo
2013 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Esther Dagohoy
2015 The Ryzza Mae Show Herself/Guest GMA Network
2015 Nathaniel Rebecca "Lola Becca" ABS-CBN
2015-16 Doble Kara Manang Anita (seasons 1-4)
2015 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Purificación Moreno
2016 Calle Siete Nita "Nitz" Mabuhay GMA Network
2018 Asintado Puresa "Puring" Dimasalang ABS-CBN



Year Title Role Notes Production Company
1994 Once Upon a Time in Manila Movie Arts Production
1998 Kay Tagal kang Hinintay Manang B Star Cinema
2002 Lapu-Lapu Reyna Bauga Calinauan Cineworks
2006 Pacquiao: The Movie Nanay Parcon Star Cinema
2012 El Presidente Scenema Concept International
Viva Films
2013 Boy Golden, Shoot to Kill: the Arturo Porcuna Story Aling Puring Scenema Concept International
Viva Films
2014 M: Mother's Maiden Love
2015 You're My Boss Lola Star Cinema
2019 Pagbalik [5] Nuances Entertainment Production
Pro Pro
Solar Pictures



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  1. ^ Protacio, Romy R. "Gloria Sevilla: The Queen of Visayan Movie Land". Asian Journalusa. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  2. ^ Agustin, Bhenj. "Richard 'Sir Chief' Yap Signs Up With Kapamilya". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  3. ^ Salterio, Leah C. (26 September 2020). "Remembering Mat Ranillo, Jr., the King of Visayan Movies". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Gloria Sevilla". IMDB. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Pagbalik (2019) - IMDb". IMDB. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Gloria Sevilla - IMDb". IMDB. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Gloria Sevilla, The Swan of Philippine Cinema". Retrieved 10 June 2015.

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