Do still remember the young talented actress Julie Vega? It was in the year 1980s when her career in the show business industry flourished. She is greatly admired by a lot of people not just because of her soap operas and commercials but because of her heartfelt songs as well.
One of her most popular song was entitled “Somewhere in My Past”. This song had been heard from radios and in social media in the past few days. It was admired and loved by many Filipino people in the past several years. Even though it has already been several decades since Julie Vega passed away, her songs and memories still remains to all of her fans and supporters. Some of her fans remembered her through her projects when she was still alive. Even in social media, a lot of her fans expresses how they miss their beloved idol so much.
Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo, popularly known by her stage name Julie Vega, was a Filipina child actress, singer and commercial model. She was named after her parents, she was born at the UERM in Quezon City. She was discovered by film and stage director Lamberto Avellana and actress Boots Anson-Roa in 1975 while performing at a Christmas party at the Quezon Institute where her mother then worked, thus starting her career the following year at the age of six as a commercial model in television for Purefoods and Band-Aid.
She first used the screen name Darling Postigo and appeared in her first film entitled “Ang Pag-ibig Ko’y Huwag Mong Sukatin” as the young daughter of Anson-Roa and Dante Rivero.
It was not until she appeared in her first major lead and breakthrough role in the 1978 film “Mga Mata ni Angelita” that she started using the screen name Julie Vega upon the recommendation of film producer and director Larry Santiago, who owned Larry Santiago Productions which produced the film. She had been chosen to play the title role despite placing only third among over 200 applicants for the role.
Aside from her work in Anna Liza, Vega also starred in several films and won two FAMAS acting awards overall. She won Best Child Actress for “Mga Mata ni Angelita” and “Durugin si Totoy Bato” and was nominated for Best Child Actress for “Mga Basang Sisiw” and Best Supporting Actress for “Isang Bala Ka Lang!”