Ruffa Gutierrez

Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutierrez (born June 24, 1974) is a Filipino model, beauty queen, host and actress. She was the 1992 Look of the Year - Philippines, Binibining Pilipinas World 1993 and Second Runner-up to Miss World 1993.

Ruffa Gutierrez
Ruffa Gutierrez at CBS Studios in California, June 2009.jpg
Ruffa Gutierrez in 2009.
Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutiérrez

(1974-06-24) June 24, 1974 (age 46)
OccupationActress, Model, Host
Years active1986, 1989–present
TitleBinibining Pilipinas World 1993
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Binibining Pilipinas 1993
(Winner – Binibining Pilipinas World 1993)
Miss World 1993
(2nd Runner-Up)
(Miss World Asia & Oceania)

Early lifeEdit

Gutierrez began acting as a teen in the 1980s, under BMG Films. She became part of German Moreno's That's Entertainment in the early 1990s before becoming a beauty queen in 1993.

As the official representative of her country to the 1993 Miss World pageant held in Sun City, South Africa, on November 27, Gutierrez placed Second Runner-up to winner Lisa Hanna of Jamaica.[1]

In 1993, Gutierrez was linked to the Brunei beauties affair.[2]

In the late 1980s and 1990s she did multiple films each year from 1987 to 1998 with Regal Films. She ventured into TV again as a replacement and regular TV host on The Buzz, a Sunday TV talk show, and then in 2010 with Paparazzi on rival station TV 5.

Personal lifeEdit

She is the only daughter of actor, Eddie Gutierrez and talent manager, Annabelle Rama. She has two half-brothers, Tonton Gutierrez and Ramon Christopher, from her father's previous relationships. She has five brothers: Elvis Gutierrez, Rocky Gutierrez, Ritchie Paul Gutierrez and Raymond Gutierrez and Richard Gutierrez.

In 2003, she married Yilmaz Bektas, Turkish businessman. They had two children, Lorin Gabriella and Venezia Loran. They announced their separation through a joint statement on May 8, 2007.[3]



Year Title Role Network
2020 Stay-In Love Gigi TV5
Love Thy Woman Amanda del Mundo ABS-CBN
2018 Ngayon at Kailanman Loreta ABS-CBN
2016 Bakit Manipis ang Ulap? Alicia TV5
2015 Wansapanataym: Raprap's Wrapper Connie ABS-CBN
Misterless Misis Diana TV5
2014 It Takes Gutz to Be a Gutierrez [4] Herself E! South East Asia The Filipino Channel
Home Sweetie Home Cristina ABS-CBN
2013 Toda Max Susie
2012 Enchanted Garden Diwani Valeriana TV5
2011 Glamorosa Naomi Malandrino
Regal Shocker: Red Shoes Karina
Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak Orchidia Ortega
2010 Paparazzi Herself / Host
2009 Ruffa & Ai ABS-CBN
2008 I Love Betty La Fea Daniella Valencia
2007–2010 The Buzz Herself / Host
2007 Philippines' Next Top Model Host / Judge RPN
Kokey Trining Calugdan ABS-CBN
2006 Bahay Mo Ba 'To Doktora Fanikera Grabe GMA Network
2002 Habang Kapiling Ka Venus Paraiso
1995–1998; 2017 Eat Bulaga Host
1986; 1989–1996 That's Entertainment Herself / Host


Year Title Role Producer
1987 Takbo, Bilis... Takboooo! Golden Lion Films
1988 Sheman: Mistress of the Universe Viva Films
I Love You 3x a Day Viva Films
1990 Last 2 Minutes Ruffa Regal Films
Tora Tora, Bang Bang Bang
1991 Underage Too Ruffa Regal Films
1993 Dunkin Donato Susan Moviestars Production Inc.
1993 Hulihin Probinsyanong Mandurukot Ningning Regal Films
1994 Lab Kita Bilib Ka Ba? Gema Moviestars Films
Shake, Rattle & Roll V Laurie Regal Films
1996 Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa Isabel Viva Films
2007 Desperadas Isabelle Regal Entertainment
2008 My Monster Mom Abby Gail Fajardo GMA Films, Regal Entertainment
Desperadas 2 Isabelle Regal Entertainment
2009 Shake, Rattle & Roll 11 Kayla Regal Entertainment
2010 Working Girls Marilou Cobarrubias GMA Films, Viva Films, Unitel Pictures
2012 The Mommy Returns Catherine Laurel-Martirez Regal Entertainment
Sosy Problems Luca GMA Films
2013 Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Marie Star Cinema, VIVA Films
2014 Maybe This Time Monica T. Valencia Star Cinema, Viva Films
2019 The Mall, The Merrier Annabelle/Herself Star Cinema, Viva Films

Online seriesEdit

Year Title Role
2020 The House Arrest of Us Zenaida "Zena" Capili


  1. ^ "Miss Jamaica wins Miss World title". The Deseret News. November 28, 1993. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  2. ^ Salanga, Elyas Isabelo (2 June 2009). "Looking Back: Showbiz scandals that raised public outcry". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Turkish newspaper reports wedding of Yilmaz Bektas and former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera". blogphilippines. 25 March 2010. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010.
  4. ^ "'It Takes guts to be a Gutierrez' on the E! channel". Yahoo! Philippines. Retrieved 2014-06-02.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
  Metinee Kingpayome
Miss World Asia & Oceania
Succeeded by
  Aishwarya Rai
Preceded by
Marilen Espino
Binibining Pilipinas World
Succeeded by
Caroline Subijano