There’s no doubt that the former veteran actress, Vivian Foz, is one of the most beautiful and popular actresses of the 80s. She started her acting career at age 16 and rose to fame when she was introduced in the drama anthology show Lovingly Yours, Helen (LYH) in 1980.
Vivian also starred in the movie “Lovingly Yours, Helen” in 1984 together with her former love team, Ariosto Reyes Jr. Aside from this, she was also known for Muslim.357 (1986), Kasalanan ang buhayin ka (1990), Ilalaban kita ng patayan! (1991), Hong tian mi ling(1994), and Saan Ka Man Naroroon” (1999).
However, in the mid-2000s, Vivian left the Philippine showbiz industry to start a new career path and life with her family in the US.
Just recently, Lovingly Yours, Helen former stars Vivian Foz and Ariosto Reyes, Jr. reunited for the August 17 episode of Magpakailanman, “From Heart to Bone: The Blisse Cervantes Story.” They played as the parents of Joyce Ching’s character (Blisse) who has a rare bone disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
Many were happy and surprised to see them together again on their TV screen after so many years.
In an exclusive interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Vivian shared what happened to her after she left showbiz in 2005.
From being an actress and a licensed dentist here in the Philippines, she tried her luck in the United States and later became a registered nurse.
“Pagdating ko sa States, that was 2005, to be there for good, 2003 nagsara na ang California Board of Dentistry na diretsong makapag-exams ang foreign graduate dentists. I had to have two years of schooling, na alam ko na hindi ko ‘yan magagampanan dahil I was already in my forties, e. So, hindi na praktikal na mag-two years of schooling pa ako. So, ang ginawa ko nun, dahil nag-prepare rin ako, ‘tapos ako ng Bachelor of Science in Nursing dito sa Philippines,” she said.
She passed the exam NCLEX-RN exams in 2009 and has been practicing Nursing since then. Vivian said that while practicing her new profession abroad, she still visits the Philippines often.
But in 2017, she retired as a nurse and now works as a broker or a qualified field director for a life insurance company based in the United States.
Vivian then admits that there are times that she really misses her career as an actress in the Philippines, but her top priority is still her family who is now living abroad.