Liz was born in 1963 in Sorsogon. Her real name was Elizabeth Alindogan Kho. She was a model when, at the age of 17, she was discovered by comedian Dolphy in a fashion show in the Manila Hotel in Ermita. Her first movie was the family comedy Dolphy’s Angels in 1980 where she acted alongside another soon-to-be bold icon, Anna Marie Gutierrez. She became an 80’s bold star in films such as Heartache City, Escort Girls, and Company Of Women.
The end of the Bold Era did not end her movie career. To the contrary, it flourished. By 1998 she had over 60 movie and TV credits.
She was married to former action star Jess Lapid, Jr. They had two children before divorcing. Liz is now married to businessman Benny Kho with whom she has four children. She continues to stay busy in both film and television.
Joy Sumilang, who claimed to be the daughter of former matinee idol Romeo Vazquez, was born in 1964. She was a rebellious teenager who left home at the age of 15, finding work as a sexy model/dancer at popular Manila girlie bars like Cafferino’s and Thunderdome. At the age of 21 she was discovered by reporter and eventual manager Roland Lerum in a gay bar in Quezon City. She appeared in her first bold movie, the aptly named Bold Star, in 1986. Joy was one of the most daring actresses of the 80’s era, appearing in many “Pene” scenes in which she engaged in actual sex on camera. Of course, what was shown in theaters was much tamer-
-than what was actually filmed and later released on DVD:
She starred in movies for 10 years, then left the business for good in 1996, traveling to Singapore, Dubai and the UK, and taking jobs as varied as cleaner, caregiver, nanny and food server in order to support her two growing children.