Filipino sex symbol came to prominence after she starred on programs like Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita and Danny Zialcita's Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan?
She went to work for Seiko Films in Japan age 15, appearing in various sexpot roles after turning 17.
Her stunt with FHM incited a national scandal, and caused the mayor of Manila to file suit against FHM.
She was born in Bulacan, Philippines, raised by her mother after her father left the family.
She and Mayra Veronica were two of FHM's top models - with Zubiri ranked #1 in the 2003 FHM Philippines poll.