MANILA - Liezl Martinez, daughter of screen veterans Amalia Fuentes and Romeo Vasquez, started out young in the world of show business.
Using the screen name Anna-Lissa, then four-year-old Martinez first became known in the 1971 film "Portrait of an Angel," which also starred her mother Fuentes.
That movie was quickly followed by other film projects: "Liezl at ang 7 Hoods" and "Europe Here We Come," both in 1971, and "Pinokyo en Little Snowhite," "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "Anghel ng Pag-ibig," all in 1972.
In 2007, Martinez was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. After an eight-year battle, she passed away on Saturday.
She was 47.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Martinez, and their three children Alyanna, Alfonso and Alyssa.
Here are some of Martinez's big screen projects when she was still known as Anna Lissa:
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"Portrait of an Angel" (1971)