Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo, better known by her stage name Julie Vega, was a Filipina child actress, singer and commercial model. She won two FAMAS Awards for Best Child Actress during her brief showbiz career. Vega was discovered by film and stage director Lamberto Avellana and actress Boots Anson-Roa in 1975.
About Julie Vega in brief
Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo, better known by her stage name Julie Vega, was a Filipina child actress, singer and commercial model. She won two FAMAS Awards for Best Child Actress during her brief showbiz career. Vega 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. She first used the screen name Darling Postigo and appeared in her first film entitled Ang Pag-ibig Ko’y Huwag Mong Sukatin. It was not until her first major lead and breakthrough role in the 1978 film Mga Mata ni Angelita that she started using the screenname Julie Vega. Her portrayal of the sensitive, sad-sack and frequently oppressed title character in Anna Liza drew the sympathy and affections of the Filipino viewing public and further solidified her star status. Aside from acting, Vega also became a successful singer in her own right. Her debut single, Somewhere in My Past, composed by Mon Rosario, became a certified major hit in its first few weeks of release and would prove to be her most enduring hit and one of the most popular in her native Philippines.
She died at the peak of her career at age of 16 at her home in Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines, years after her death. She was the youngest and only girl in a brood of six children of dentists Julio Postigo and the former Perla Apostol from Iligan City. Vega’s older brothers are James, Jeffrey, Jonathan, Joseph, and Jerry. She took formal voice lessons under renowned songwriter Cecille Azarcon to further hone her singing voice. With the training she received, she was able to sing many of the theme songs of the movies she appeared in like Where Love Has Gone, Don’t Cry For Me, To Mama with Love, Iiy Papa and Iiy Ka Rin. She later had to turn down the title role of Flor de Luna due to her schedule with acting and school, but would finally have her own soap opera when she was cast as the titlecharacter in GMA Network’sAnna Liza.