Rufa Mae Quinto

Sexy actress and comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto is truly a delight to watch onscreen. One of the most bankable stars in the country, the perky, lovable actress has over 40 movies to her credit and has numerous TV shows and product endorsements in her name. Rufa Mae was born on May 28, 1978, the eldest among seven children. She is a second-degree cousin of veteran actress Jean Garcia. She started her career in 1986 as one of the talents in the popular variety show That’s Entertainment.

Her sassy personality was noted by GMA Network in this early stage of her career, and cast her in other comedy shows such as Ober Da Bakod and Super Laff-In. Her first movie project is Kalabog en Bosyo in 1994, and she has done 10 movies since then. It was 1997’s Gloria Gloria Labandera, where she starred with sexy actor Jay Manalo, that served as Rufa Mae’s biggest break in film.

The actress starred in more primetime TV shows and movies, which made her not only a household name in the country but also as a sought-after commercial endorser. Her pretty face and voluptuous body became the trademark of her personality. She fondly became known as Booba (in reference to her generous assets) after she starred in a movie of the same title. But while her career was enjoying full success, her lovelife was a different story. In the height of her popularity, Rufa Mae become involved with singer Dingdong Avanzado. A love triangle developed between the couple and singer Jessa Zaragoza, who happened to be Rufa Mae’s close friend. This resulted to a much-publicized feud, which resulted to Dingdong leaving Rufa Mae for Jessa. Things settled down when Dingdong and Jessa migrated to the U.S. a few years after getting married here in the Philippines.

Rufa Mae focused her energies on her career and was hugely rewarded. Aside from movies and TV roles, the actress also got into other business endeavors. She also got into music, and released an album. Rufa Mae is currently one of the mainstays of the weekly variety show SOP and one of the hosts of Showbiz Central. She is also starring on the GMA’s newest primetime show Zorro.

She got into other relationships; one with basketball player Rudy Hatfield and the other with singer Erik Santos. Unfortunately, both relationships failed. Rufa is now enjoying her present relationship with American boyfriend Bobby Lopez.

Filmography 

TV

  • That’s Entertainment
  • Ober Da Bako
  • Saturday Entertainment
  • Super Laff-In
  • Mixed N.U.T.S
  • Tropang Trumpo
  • Subic Bay
  • Arriba! Arriba!
  • Ispup
  • Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw
  • Marinara
  • Idol Ko Si Kap
  • Captain Barbell
  • Hokus Pokus
  • MariMar
  • Whammy! Push Your Luck
  • Dyesebel
  • Bubble Gang
  • SOP Rules
  • Showbiz Central
  • <Zorro

Movies

  • Kalabog en Bosyo (1994)
  • Grepor Butch Belgica Story (1994)
  • Manalo, Matalo, Mahal Kita (1995)
  • Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa (1996)
  • Dyesebel (1996)
  • April Boys: Sana Makapiling Muli Ako (1996)
  • Ang Tipo Kong Lalake, Maginoo Pero Medyo Bastos (1996)
  • Paracale Gang (1996)
  • Pablik Enemi 1 n 2: Aksidental Heroes (1997)
  • Pipti Pipti (1997)
  • Si Mokong, si Astig, at si Gamol (1997)
  • Gloria, Gloria Labandera (1997)
  • Papunta Ka Pa Lang, Babalik na Ako (1997)
  • Kool Ka Lang (1997)
  • Anak ni Boy Negro (1997)
  • Magkapalad (1997)
  • Habang Nasasaktan Lalong Tumatapang (1997)
  • Parak: The Bobby Barbers Story (1997)
  • Matinik na Bading, Mga Syukang Buking (1997)
  • Squala (1998)
  • Ang Erpat Kong Astig (1998)
  • Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Gusto Mo (1999)
  • Bayadra Brothers (1999)
  • Dahil May Isang Ikaw (1999)
  • Bullet (1999)
  • Asin at Paminta (1999)
  • Ako ang Lalagot sa Hininga Mo (1999)
  • Mana-mana Tiba-tiba (2000)
  • Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw (2000)
  • Booba(2001)
  • Baliktaran: Si Ace at si Daisy (2001)
  • Radyo (2001)
  • Pagdating ng Panahon (2001)
  • Mahal Kita: Final Answer!(2002)
  • Super B (2002)
  • Hula Mo, Huli Ko (2002)
  • A.B. Normal College: Todo na ‘yan, Kulang pa ‘yun (2003)
  • Captain Barbell (2003)
  • Masikip sa dibdib (2004)
  • La Visa Loca (2005)
  • D’ Anothers (2005) (Cameo role)
  • Ako Legal Wife: Mano Po 4?! (2005)
  • Oh, My Ghost! (2006)
  • Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat (2007)
  • Pasukob (2007)
  • Desperadas (2008)
  • Manay Po 2! Overload (2008)
  • I.T.A.L.Y. (2008)
  • Desperadas 2 (2008)
  • Status: Single (2009)
  • Booba Meets Boobita(2009)
  • Ang Tanging Ina: OFW(2009)
  • Manay po 3 (2010)