Tita de Villa

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Tita de Villa
Teresa Viel Theodossis

(1931-04-03)3 April 1931
DiedFebruary 7, 2014(2014-02-07) (aged 82)
Occupation Actress
Years active1954–2000

Teresa Theodossis-Martin (3 April 1931 – 7 February 2014), better known by her stage name Tita de Villa, was a Filipino actress. Her long acting career started in 1954 in a Sampaguita Pictures movie, Dalagang Ilocana (Ilocana Maiden), the movie which also catapulted the career of actress Gloria Romero into stardom. In the film, De Villa played a bit role of a lady boarder. Typecasted into playing antagonistic roles, De Villa is perhaps known for her portrayal of the scheming matriarch, Mena, in the highly successful soap opera Gulong ng Palad in the late 1970s until the mid 1980s. She was married to Manuel Martin, known to most as the director Jose de Villa. [1] [2]



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  1. "Filipino actresses who deceased in 2014". PATHETIC FACTS. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  2. "Just in: Actress Tita de Villa, real name Teresa Theodossis-Martin, 82, passes away. Her remains now at Mt. Carmel Church, QC". DZRH News on Facebook. Retrieved 7 June 2022.