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BOOTS IS FIRST – Now it’s the “in thing” for actresses to use their married names. But let it be said that Boots Anson-Roa was the first to do so in the ’60s, when it was a no-no. And when widowed and she married Atty. King Rodrigo, Boots retained Roa but added Rodrigo. As in Boots Anson-Roa Rodrigo.
Her daughter Chiqui uses Roa-Puno, the congresswoman from Antipolo, replacing husband Robbie Puno.
MARRIED NAMES – Actresses who added husbands’ surnames to their monikers. As they come to mind.
Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez of Ormoc, married to Richard Gomez, of the same city in Leyte.
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo.
Gelli de Belen-Rivera.