|Born|| February 1, 1959(1959-02-01)|
Laoag City, Philippines
|Died|| January 17 2017 (aged 57)|
Quezon City, Philippines
She started out as an actress but became known for producing crime films as the head of Golden Lion films. Donna and her husband Carlo brought to the silver screen true-to-life massacre movies and blockbuster hits in the '90s. "The Vizconde Massacre (God Help Us)," "The Annabelle Huggins Story – Ruben Ablaza Tragedy (Mea Culpa)," and "The Cecilia Masagca Story: Antipolo Massacre (Jesus Save Us!)," to name a few.
As an actress
- 1986 Challenge of the Ninja
- 1986 Paano hahatiin ang puso
- 1985 Sangley Point Robbery
- 1985 Nene
- 1985 Bilang na ang oras mo
- 1985 Mission Order: Hulihin si ... Avelino Bagsic ang Rebelde
- 1985 Sino si Victor Lopez?
- 1984 Atsay killer buti nga sa'yo
- 1984 Gintong araw ni... Boy Madrigal
- 1984 Kriminal
- 1984 Malisya
- 1984 Donato Akakdang bato
- 1983 Sgt. Maximo Velayo: Trigger ng mga Kumander
- 1983 Sumuko ka na Ronquillo
- 1983 Kristong walang krus
- 1983 Buhay misis
- 1982 Lakas kapwa lakas
- 1981 Tropang bulilit
- 1981 Harabas Is Still My Name
- 1981 Hepe Goes to War
- 1980 Hepe
- 1980 Kung tawagin siya'y bathala
- 1980 Darna at Ding
- 1980 Pader at rehas
- 1979 They Call Him Bruce Lee
- 1979 Twin Fists for the Blackmasters
- 1979 1041 Mabini, hatinggabi
- 1979 Kuwatog
- 1979 The Tiger and the Lady
- 1978 Ligaya mo ay kasawian ko
- 1977 Namangka sa dalawang ilog
- 2003 Chavit (executive producer)
- 2003 The Cory Quirino Kidnap: NBI Files (producer)
- 1998 Hiwaga ng panday (producer)
- 1997 Ilaban mo bayan ko (executive producer)
- 1996 Salamat sa lotto (producer)
- 1996 Tirad Pass: The Story of Gen. Gregorio del Pilar (producer)
- 1995 The Marita Gonzaga Rape-Slay: In God We Trust! (executive producer)
- 1995 Wilson Sorronda: Leader Kuratong Baleleng's Solid Group (executive producer)
- 1995 Victim No. 1: Delia Maga (Jesus, Pray for Us!) (executive producer)
- 1995 The Lilian Velez Story: Till Death Do Us Part (associate producer)
- 1995 Anabelle Huggins Story: Ruben Ablaza Tragedy - Mea Culpa (executive producer)
- 1994 Lipa 'Arandia' Massacre: Lord, Deliver Us from Evil (executive producer)
- 1994 The Maggie dela Riva Story (God... Why Me?) (executive producer)
- 1994 The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre II - May the Lord Be with Us! (executive producer)
- 1993 Humanda ka Mayor!: Bahala na ang Diyos (executive producer)
- 1993 The Myrna Diones Story (Lord, Have Mercy!) (executive producer)
- 1993 The Vizconde Massacre: God, Help Us! (executive producer) / (supervising producer)
- 1990 Ayaw matulog ng gabi (executive producer)
- 1989 Ang mahiwagang daigdig ni Elias Paniki (executive producer)
- 1989 Arrest Patrolman Rizal Alih, Zamboanga Massacre (producer)
- 1988 Joaquin Bordado (executive producer)
- 1987 Takbo, bilis... takboooo! (executive producer)
- 1986 Tuklaw (executive producer)
- 1986 Agaw armas (executive producer - as Marian N. Patalinjug)
Villa was said to have been confined at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) since December 2016 due to complications with her health. She passed away on 17 January 2017 following a bout with cancer. She was 57.
She was interred at the Mactan Memorial Garden in Barangay Marigondon. Her remains were brought to their house in Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City.
Villa is survived by Caparas and their two kids: son CJ and daughter Peach.
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