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Stella Ruiz White

Stella Ruiz White (also known as Stella Ruiz or Estella White; born August 13, 1975 in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines) is a former international fashion model and an actress, singer,[1] musician, concert producer and entrepreneur from the Philippines. She achieved recognition from her role in the action movie, Sambahin Mo Ang Katawan Ko (1995). She was nominated as Best Newcomer for this role by Star Awards in 1996.[2]

Stella Ruiz
Birth nameStella Ruiz White
Born (1975-08-13) August 13, 1975 (age 44)
Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation(s)Singer, Actor
Years active1994-present

Childhood and early beginningsEdit

Stella is the daughter of Patricia Ruiz and Ernest Eugene White. At age 14, she was discovered by Renee Salud and became a runway and commercial model. Stella attended and graduated high school from Trinity University of Asia formerly known as Trinity College of Quezon City. During her undergraduate studies in Mass Communication at an exclusive school for women in Quezon City, Stella left school to pursue her modeling career in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. She has since toured internationally and appeared as an image model for popular clothing apparel, accessories and other Fortune 500 companies (Guess Jeans, Coach, Red Bull, Rusty Lopez, Fiona of Robinsons, Speedo, House of Sara Lee, and many others). In 1996, Stella joined the Miss Philippines beauty pageant and became one of the finalists. She was later on disqualified for being a nonresident.

Television careerEdit

Stella became active in soap operas and television series, namely, Rio del Mar (as Eloisa) - GMA 7 Network TV Drama Series, Ipaglaban Mo - RPN 9 Network with Rudy Fernandez TV Drama Anthology, Esperanza (as Karla) - ABS-CBN 2 Network TV Drama Series, Sugo (as Denise) - GMA 7 Network TV Action-Drama Series playing opposite Ariel Rivera, which aired in 2005, and Magpakailanman (as herself) - GMA 7 Network.

Music careerEdit

She has performed with her own band all over the Philippines (Davao, Cebu, Bohol, Baguio) and with other Filipino bands and artists abroad (Japan, Dubai, California, New York, New Jersey). Under the Galaxy Records label, Stella came out with an original by Fermin Flores entitled "Cry Over You", which appeared on MTV Asia. This song is the carrier single of a compilation along with her own rendition of "Missing You". In New York City, she performed at Times Square as well as other venues in the New York and New Jersey area.

Personal lifeEdit

She became a Democratic Committeewoman for Bergen County, NJ. She was married to Philip Peredo but divorced in 2012.


Year Title Role
1994 Ganti Ng Puso
1995 Sambahin Mo Ang Katawan Ko Magie
1997 Room for Rent
1997 Kapag Nasukol Ang Asong Ulol
1997 Bawal Mahalin, Bawal Ibigin
1998 Bitag
1998 Kung Ayaw Mo Huwag Mo Yogi
1998 Kid Manalo, Akin Ang Ulo Mo Jessica
1999 Resbak, Babalikan Kita


  1. ^ "Film Academy of the Philippines » Blog Archive » SEX SYMBOLS: AN ALPHABET". 2005-12-30. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
  2. ^ "Stella Ruiz Reinvents Herself". 2004-01-05. Retrieved 2011-04-01.

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