|Beauty pageant titleholder|
Gutierrez on her birthday party at the CBS Studios in California, June 2009
|Born||Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutiérrez
June 24, 1974
|Occupation||Actress , Model|
|Years active||1986, 1989-present|
|Title(s)||Binibining Pilipinas World 1993|
|Look of the Year 1992
Binibining Pilipinas 1993
(Binibining Pilipinas World)
Miss World 1993
(Miss World Asia & Oceania)
Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutierrez (born June 24, 1974) is a Filipina model, beauty queen and actress. She was the 1992 Look of the Year-Philippines, Binibining Pilipinas World 1993 and second runner-up to Miss World 1993.
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 won the title of Miss World Asia & Oceania and placed second runner-up to winner, Lisa Hanna of Jamaica.
She is the 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 siblings: Elvis Gutierrez, Rocky, Ritchie Paul, and twin brothers Raymond Gutierrez and Richard Gutierrez.
In 2003, she married Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas. They had two children, Lorin Gabriella and Venezia Loran. They announced their separation through a joint statement on May 8, 2007.
- "Miss Jamaica wins Miss World title". The Deseret News. November 28, 1993. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- Ruffa Gutierrez's Official Website
- Ruffa Gutierrez at the Internet Movie Database
- Filipina Model official website
|Awards and achievements|
|Miss World Asia & Oceania
|Binibining Pilipinas – World