| Miss Bohol 1957: Olivia Solis|
Year 1957 is an important year for Boholanos for within that time period, Carlos Polistico Garcia, a homegrown Boholano, would assume the highest elective position in the country by ascendancy and later to be affirmed & validated with a convincing 44% share of the total votes in the four- cornered fight for president.
That same year in the local beauty scene, the Boholano public in general and pageant aficionados in particular were mesmerized and captivated by the luminous beauty & charm of a lass from the town of Calape who was crowned the 1957 Miss Bohol. Newspapers and word- of- mouth immediately hailed her as one of the most beautiful Boholanas to ever win the crown.
She had the movie actress- sounding name of Olivia Solis who hailed from the town of Calape.
| publicity shot of Olivia Solis when she |
was active in the Visayan film industry back in the 70's
The Visayas boasted of its very own Cebu City- based film industry that had its dialogue in Cebuano. It peaked between the 1950s and 1970's decade. During its heyday, it had its own film studios with Visayan- speaking actors and actresses that included Olivia Solis.
The 1970's saw the emergence of more Visayan talents in the mainstream Tagalog film industry.
Actresses such as Olivia Sanchez, Chanda Romero, Caridad Sanches, Alma Moreno, Tessie Sevilla, Rebecca Torres, Aurora Villa, Eva de Villa, Rosita Fernandez, Virgie Postigo, Virgie Solis, Olivia Solis, Cora Real, Diana Arong, Luz Celeste, Annabelle Rama, Suzette Ranillo, Lady Ramos, Pilar Pilapil, and others stepped into the limelight.
This exodus eventually contributed to the unexpected demise of the Visayan film industry because the popular box office draws have left Cebu for Manila.
She later became a US resident but she returned to the Philippines when her husband became a Cebu City councilor in the late ‘90s.
Miss Wallace was able to duplicate Ms Olivia Solis' achievement when she was crowned later that year as Miss Bohol Sandugo