Considered to be the Queen villainess of Philippine cinema, BELLA FLORES finally took a bow and joined our Creator last night at the age of 84. Early on, she had a hip surgery and diabetes.
From Wikipedia : Medina P. Dancel (born February 27, 1929),better known as Bella Flores, is aFAMAS award-winning Filipino film actress. She is best known for her “iconic” portrayals of film villains. Flores was born in Manila. She was a high school sophomore at the Far Eastern Universitywhen she appeared in her first film, Tatlong Balaraw (1950), at age 14. Flores was signed by Sampaguita Pictures. She was cast in Roberta as the cruel stepmother of Tessie Agana’s titular character, despite her being all of 15 years old. The film was a box-office success, credited with saving Sampaguita Pictures from bankruptcy after a fire had destroyed its studio. The film’s success also elevated Flores into the upper tier of stars, and typecast her in villainous roles. The film critic Nestor Torre remarked that Flores had “been making life miserable for many generations of hapless stars—all the way back to little Tessie Agana and Boy Alano in ‘Roberta’ in the early 1950s, to her fresh batch of victims in the New Millennium… doing it without skipping a beat—and without aging (much) to boot.”
Flores has appeared in over 100 films. She received the 1967 FAMAS Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Ang Kaibigan Kong Santo Niño.
She is has also reigned Queen of playing Villain to hit Blockbuster Stars Superstar Nora Aunor, Star For All Seasons Vilma Santos and Diamond Star Maricel Soriano.