Marcos, Imelda

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Marcos, Imelda Gender: F
Imelda Remedios Visitación Trinidad Romuáldez
born on 2 July 1929 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Manila, Philippines, 14n35, 121e0
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°31' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°08 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°35'

Imelda Marcos


Filipino political wife who was the champion of conspicuous consumers at a time when her people were starving and destitute. She was the owner of 2,030 pairs of shoes, designer garments, 500 black brassieres and many other extravagant items. A former beauty queen, she married Ferdinand Marcos who later became dictator of the Philippines.

When he was deposed, they went into exile in Honolulu, HI. They suffering the indignity of being brought down to living in a $2 million house, modestly furnished and with a minimum staff, managing to get by on a monthly overhead of $80,000. From the power position of being the law, they were now facing a long list of criminal investigations. Imelda was arraigned in New York on racketeering charges, of plundering $103 million in Philippine government funds, then soaking U.S. banks for $165 million more in a fraudulent financing scheme and secretly purchasing four Manhattan buildings with the loot. The indictment further alleged that, with the aid of Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, they continued their financial finagling after accepting asylum in the U.S. If convicted, the Marcoses could face 20 years in prison. Leaving court, Imelda suffered her humiliation in a Waldorf suite at $1,800 a night. Her pal, Doris Duke, had loaned her a private jet to fly back and forth from Hawaii and agreed to put up the $5.3 million in bail.

As Imelda faced criminal charges, Ferdinand was too ill to travel. He died in Hawaii on 9/28/1989.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Duke, Doris (born 22 November 1912)


  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 1958 (Hospitalized, reportedly for manic depression)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate published online (Hilda Romuáldez Trinidad) born at San Juan de Dios Hospital, Manila:,131240602,137620901

Previously this entry had 2:30pm: Serafin Lanot quotes many sources, including biographies. Zip Dobyns quotes Lanot for 5:30 AM "adjusted by people who know her well." Penfield in MH July '86 gives 2:30 PM, Tacloban, Phillipines from Lanot quoting mother in a biography."

Robin Biles sends clippings (July 1996) from Carmen Mavarro Pedrosa, "Imelda Marcos," St. Martin's Press, New York, p.16, "Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romuldez was born at dawn on July 2, 1929 ....... in a prestigious section of Manila, only a stone's throw from Malacanang Palace." Her mother had been rushed to the San Juan de Dios Hospital on the evening of July 1st.

Frank Clifford doubts the biography as Imelda herself gave a birth place of Tacloban, Leyte, 125 E.00, 11 N.15, in a TV interview.


  • Traits : Personality : Vain/ Self-absorbed (Shopaholic, vain, diva)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Ferdinand Marcos)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extravagant
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exiled in Hawaii after husband deposed)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Neighborhood (Ostentatious)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Beauty Queen/ King (Contest winner)
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women