Former pageant queen known for her 1993 Binibining Pilipinas World and Miss World Asia & Oceania titles and for her finalist position in the 1993 Miss World competition. She also had a career as an actress, appearing in such films as Maybe This Time and Desperadas 2.
During her teenage years, she acted in the film Shake, Rattle & Roll V and in the television series Eat Bulaga!
She played the role of Marilou Cobarrubias in the 2010 film Working Girls.
Her father, Eddie Gutierrez, had a successful career as a Filipino screen actor, and her mother, Annabelle Rama, also worked in the Philippine television and film industries. Her brief marriage to Turkish executive Yilmaz Bektas resulted in two children.
Her brother, Richard Gutierrez, also had a career as a television actor and model.