Ruffa Gutierrez-Bektas speaks her mind

by Karen A.P. Caliwara
Feb 28, 2007
From a young actress to a beauty queen to a loving wife to Yilmaz and a doting mom to Lorin and Venice—Ruffa talks about her different roles in life. Read about her interesting stories and insights in "Ruffa's Mindspeak!"

She first caught the attention of the Filipinos when she was 12. Tall, pretty, and fresh-looking—she joined the local showbiz and was introduced as the unica hija of Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama.


She grew up under the scrutiny of the public. The people knew about her movie and TV projects, her friendships and relationships, and even the highs and lows of her life.


She wowed the world when she was crowned Second Princess and Asia's Queen of Beauty during the Miss World beauty pageant. She also signed a two-year contract with Century Productions and started making waves in the U.S.

She got everyone hooked with her marriage to Yilmaz Bektas. When she married him last March 25, 2003, the whole nation watched.

And when she gave birth to Lorin and Venice, people never ceased taking an interest on how she assumes the role of a mom.

Now, let's hear her talk. Read about her insights regarding hot showbiz topics and life, in general. See how she is without all that glam and make-up. Find out what it is like to be Sharmaine Ruffa Gutierrez-Bektas.

Continue reading below ↓

Welcome "Ruffa's Mindspeak" into the world of blogging. Welcome Ruffa into your life!

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From a young actress to a beauty queen to a loving wife to Yilmaz and a doting mom to Lorin and Venice—Ruffa talks about her different roles in life. Read about her interesting stories and insights in "Ruffa's Mindspeak!"
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