Birth Name: Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romualdez
Nickname: The Iron Butterfly Meldy
Profile id: Filipina politician
Born on: July 02, 1929
Where: Manila, Philippines
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Children: Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (aka “Bong Bong”), Imee, Irene, Aimee (Adopted Daughter)
Parents: Remedios Trinidad (Mother), Vicente Orestes Romui¡ldez (Father)
- Passed a screen test with Fred Montilla conducted by director Olive La Torre. However, her parents refused their permission for her to enter become an actress, dashing her hopes of movie stardom.
- Was elected as member of the 165-member Interim Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly) representing the National Capital Region in 1978.
- On December 7, 1972, an assailant tried to stab her to death with a knife during an awards ceremony broadcast live on television. The assailant was shot to death by security police; the wounds on her hands and arms required 75 stitches.
- When the Philippines hosted the 1974 Miss Universe Pageant, she had the cities of Manila and Baguio City painted to welcome the visitors and candidates.
- Subject of the song “2000 Shoes” by the British band ‘Big Audio Dynamite’. The song is included in the 1988 album, “Tighten Up, Vol. 88”. Also mentioned in that song are Muammar Gadaffi, George Hamilton and Zedong Mao.
For more information (may not be official sites)
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Imelda-Marcos/112644532083609