Sunday, February 10, 2008



Maria Carminia Lourdes Cynthia Gutierrez[1], better known as Chin Chin Gutierrez, is a Filipino actress and environmentalist.Her mother, 54-year-old former Franciscan nun who served in Italy, Cecilia, gave Gutierrez her birth name “Carminia,” which is the flower of the Sacred Heart, and her nickname “Chin-Chin,” which is Italian for “cheers.”

She starred as Maria Clara in National Artist Eddie Romero’s TV miniseries Noli Me Tangere in 1992, in acclaimed director Gil M. Portes’ Mourning Girls in 2005, and on the very popular ABS-CBN television drama Maging Sino Ka Man.

She also gained critical acclaim and international airplay with her album Uyayi: A Collection of Philippine Lullabies. She portrayed the title role in Ballet Philippines’ Darna.

She lost her mother in a fire that consumed their old house.

Twice awarded as one of the finest actresses in Asia, CHIN-CHIN GUTIERREZ has become equally renowned in the entire region for her work as an advocate for the environment. In 2003, she earned the distinction of being named one of Time Magazine’s “Asian Heroes”, appearing on the cover of this prestigious publication where she was cited for using her celebrity stature to further the cause of ecological awareness. She also received the 2004 The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Award for environmental advocacy.

Today, she is a highly sought-after resource speaker and lecturer for Environmental Education, lending her expertise to a broad range of issues related to ecology and conservation, like Ecological Waste Management, Sustainable Development, Ecology and Spirituality, The Integrity of Creation, Sustainable Consumer Lifestyles, Women and the Environment, among others. Her talks have been attended not only by youth and NGOs, but also corporate and civic leaders, educators, local government officials and community workers.

1. Cul de sac (2008) .... Racquel
2. Tall as Trees (2008) .... Maria
3. "Maging sino ka man: Ang pagbabalik" (2007) TV series .... Corazon Roxas-Romualdez (2007)
... aka Maging sino ka man (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
4. I've Fallen for You (2007) .... Tessa
5. A Love Story (2007) .... Concha
6. Pandanggo (2006) .... Claire
7. "Maging sino ka man" (2006) TV series .... Corazon Vda. De Berenguer
8. "Komiks" .... Minokawa (2 episodes, 2006)
- Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko (2006) TV episode (voice) .... Minokawa
- Valentina (2006) TV episode
9. The Mourning Girls (2006) .... Carmen
10. "Valentina" (2005) TV series .... Valentina
11. Rigodon (2005) .... Salome
12. "Krystala" (2004) TV series .... Zorina/Zora/Super Z
13. Tomagan (2003)
... aka Tomagan: Story of Gen. Romeo Maganto (Philippines: English title: long title)
14. Au bout du rouleau (2002) (TV)
15. "Habang kapiling ka" (2002) TV series .... Venus
... aka Habang kapiling ka, ang ikalawang yugto (Philippines: Tagalog title: second season title)
16. Tatarin (2001) .... Paeng's Mother
17. Manila (2000) .... Maribel
18. Pedrong palad (2000) .... Rose

19. Jose Rizal (1998) .... Josephine Bracken
20. Legacy (1998/I) .... Grace
21. Ama namin (1998)
22. April, May, June (1998) .... May
... aka April, May, June - Mga babae (Philippines: Tagalog title: complete title)
23. My guardian debil (1998)
24. Sa pusod ng dagat (1998) (as Chin-Chin Gutierrez) .... Mrs. Santiago
... aka In the Navel of the Sea
25. Bayad puri (1998)
26. Ikaw pala ang mahal ko (1997) (as Chin-Chin Gutierrez) .... Maria
27. Bloo (1996) .... Claire
28. Ipaglaban mo: The Movie (1996)
... aka Ipaglaban mo! (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
... aka Kapag may katwiran ipaglaban mo! (Philippines: Tagalog title)
29. Sa aking mga kamay (1996) .... Camille dela Rosa
30. Mula noon hanggang ngayon (1996)
31. Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story (1994)
32. Maalaala mo kaya: The Movie (1994) .... Marissa
... aka Maalaala mo kaya (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
33. Di na natuto (Sorry na, puede ba?) (1993) .... Gina
... aka Di na natuto (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
34. Bakit labis kitang mahal (1992) (as Maria Jose 'Michelle' Arnaldo) .... Cynthia

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