Tuba Buyukustun is a Turkish actress. Widely considered as one of the most beautiful Turkish actresses, Buyukustun is the recipient of several awards, including five Televizyon Dizisi Awards. She is one of Turkey most popular and highest-paid actresses. The actress is in 2018 famous for Çemberimde Gul Oya.
Born name Born Hatice Tuba Buyukustun
Years active 2003–present
Born: July 5, 1982, 37 years and 1 months, Istanbul, Turkey
Hair color Dark brown
Eye color Hazel
Height 173 cm – 5′ 8
Measurement 34-28-34 in
Bra size 34C
mother of: Maya Saylak, Toprak Saylak
Product Endorsements Unicef
Highest grossing movies My Father and My Son, More and Red Istanbul
Tuba Buyukustun agent / talent agency Yasemin Özbudun Talent Agency
The maternal side of her family are Turkish immigrants from Crimea and the paternal side are Turkish immigrants from Crete, Greece. Other sources indicate that Buyukustun parents are from Erzurum.
Buyukustun studied costume design and stage decoration at the Mimar Sinan University. On 28 July 2011, she married the Turkish actor Onur Saylak in Paris, France. In January 2012, she gave birth to twin girls Maya and Toprak. The couple split on 5 June 2017.
Following appearances in television commercials, Buyukustun made her television series debut in 2003 on the last four episodes of Sultan Makamı, directed by Aydın Bulut and broadcast on Channel D. Her next series role was Zarife on Çemberimde Gul Oya, directed by Çağan Irmak, broadcast on Channel D in 2004. That same year, she portrayed the title character in the television movie Gulizar. In 2005, she appeared in the series Ihlamurlar Altında, directed by Aydın Bulut, and played Aysun in the film Babam ve Oğlum, directed by Çağan Irmak. Buyukustun played a teacher in the 2006 movie Sınav (The Exam), where she had the opportunity to act alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. Her next role was the title character in the 2007–2009 television drama Asi, alongside Murat Yıldırım and Çetin Tekindor, directed by Cevdet Mercan.
In 2010, her first leading role in cinema was Esma in Yureğine Sor by Yusuf Kurçenli. Following this, she acted with Cansel Elçin in the series Gonulçelen. At the end of 2012, she starred alongside İlker Aksum in the dramatic series 20 Dakika (20 Minutes), a performance that earned her a nomination for the 42nd International Emmy Award for Best Actress.
Buyukustun, who was appointed as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF Turkey in 2014, starred alongside Engin Akyurek in the 2014–15 series Kara Para Aşk (Black Money Love). Her next series, which according to schedules began broadcast on 10 November 2016, is titled Cesur ve Guzel (Brave and Beautiful). She stars as the female lead, opposite Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ.