Ruffa Gutierrez is a renowned beauty queen, television personality and actress from the Philippines. She was born on the 24th of June 1974 to the famous matinee idol Eddie Gutierrez and prominent talent manager and actress Annabelle Rama. She has five siblings. Two of her brothers, Raymond Gutierrez and Richard Gutierrez, are also big names in Philippine show business.
She married Richard Daloia in 1999 at Las Vegas but filed for divorce one year later. In 2003, Gutierrez married Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas and bore him two daughters, Lorin Gabriella and Venice. However, their marriage was troubled and both parties announced their separation on May 8, 2007.
Gutierrez was an illustrious beauty contestant during her 20s. She won the 1993 Binibining Pilipinas World title. This made her the country’s representative at the 1993 Miss World pageant and took the title Miss World Asia & Oceania home.
She is also a famous Philippine television personality. Gutierrez has hosted different types of television programs such as the talk show The Buzz and the variety show That’s Entertainment. She also played prominent roles in different television series such as Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak, Habang Kapiling Ka and Toda Max. She also performed as herself in shows such as the The Ryzza Mae Show and the Philippines’ Next Top Model.
Gutierrez also graced the silverscreen through various films. She performed in thriller and horror films such as Regal Shocker, Shake Rattle & Roll 5 and Shake, Rattle & Roll 11. Ruffa Gutierrez also enjoyed playing in comedies and comedy-dramas such as The Mommy Returns, My Monster Mon and Sosy Problems.