Ruffa Gutierrez

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Sharmaine Ruffa Gutierrez
Beauty pageant titleholder
Ruffa Gutierrez at CBS Studios in California, June 2009.jpg
Gutierrez on her birthday party at the CBS Studios in California, June 2009
Born Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutiérrez
(1974-06-24) June 24, 1974 (age 39)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actress , Model
Years active 1986, 1989-present
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Binibining Pilipinas World 1993
Look of the Year 1992
Binibining Pilipinas 1993
(Binibining Pilipinas World)
Miss World 1993
(2nd runner-up)
(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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

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.[2]


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