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1. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia.
2. Though she did, Ruby didn’t need to forge her own path to being a namesake: she’s the goddaughter of a famous boxer Lionel Rose, and the great-granddaughter of Alec Campbell, the last surviving soldier of the Australian Battle of Gallipoli during World War I.
3. Ruby Rose’s name is actually the name she was born with. In 1986 she was born Ruby Rose Langenheim to her single mother and artist Katia Langenheim in Australia.
4. Famous as a DJ for MTV Australia and as the host of an Australian talk show called The 7pm Project, she also had a career as a recording artist, releasing her debut single “Guilty Pleasure” in late 2012.
5. She got her start in the limelight when she joined the Australian magazine Girlfriend’s model search in 2002. She then became the face of Maybelline in Australia, which garnered her even more attention.
6. She is also a model and designer, she launched her Milk and Honey Designed by Ruby Rose fashion line in 2010.
7. Come 2007, and Ruby is a VJ for MTV Australia, which led to her receiving an ASTRA Award for favorite female personality two years later.
8. She created a YouTube channel in late 2010 and, by early 2015, had nearly 27,000 subscribers and over 2,000,000 individual views.
9. She rose to prominence after finishing as runner-up in the 2002 Girlfriend Magazine Model Search.
10. In addition to her work with Maybelline, she’s posed for various other campaigns and editorials in Marie Claire, Vogue, and Nylon.
11. She is an open lesbian since the age of twelve, Ruby Rose became engaged to Phoebe Dahl in early 2014.
12. Previously, in 2010, she and fellow Australian model Catherine McNeil were briefly engaged to be married.
13. She is engaged to fashion designer Phoebe Dahl, who just so happens to be the granddaughter of renowned author Roald Dahl. She and Phoebe have a dog named Ru and a cat named Cricket.
14. Ruby Rose made her first American television debut as the new inmate Stella Carlin in season three of Orange Is the New Black.
15. She became a cast member on season 3 of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, starring Taylor Schilling.
16. In 2014, Ruby released a short film called Break Free, which she wrote, produced, and starred in. It has since snagged more than 2 million views.
17. After the film’s release, Rose came out as gender fluid, a term she uses to describe her gender neutrality.
18. In 2008 and 2009, she was chosen as one of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians by Same Same, an Australian online gay and lesbian community.
19. Even though she received some flack for going from a girly-femme to being such a ‘boy,’ she prefers to wake up everyday and dress and look the way she feels rather than how society tells her to.
20. Just like some others in the LGBTQ community, Ruby was teased and tormented to the point of a deep, dark depression. She was nearly beaten to death by her classmates.
21. Ruby’s passions and innate skills have reached far beyond modeling and acting: she DJs and designs clothing on the side.
22. Now, she uses her platform to spread awareness about anti-bullying initiatives, and the Australian youth mental health organization Headspace. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s a generous supporter of animal welfare and has been a member of PETA for years.
23. In 2014, Ruby collaborated with her fiancee Phoebe Dahl to bore Faircloth & Supply, an ethically-produced clothing line.
24. Australian label, Milk and Honey, invited Ruby to create a capsule collection with them in 2010. Her personal style is definitely apparent in the line, chock full of jeans, t-shirts, and leather jackets.
25. Her character Stella, is an inmate “whose sarcastic sense of humour and captivating looks quickly draw the attention of some of Litchfield’s inmates.” Speaking of her character, Ruby said: “She’s cocky, she’s flirty and she’s super funny… This is the sexiest season by far.”
26. Ruby isn’t the first person in her family to become famous. Her god-father is Lionel Rose, the first indigenous Australian to become a world champion boxer. Her great-grandfather was Alec Campbell was also well known for being the last surviving Australian Battle of Gallipoli soldier.
27. She has starred in some pretty big fashion campaigns. Among her various other campaigns and editorials in Marie Claire, Vogue, and Nylon, Ruby is also the current face of Maybelline New York in her native Australia. The brand even has a range of “color tattoo” makeup to help customers channel the star’s famous ink. Ruby takes her role as an ambassador for the company seriously and has their slogan ‘maybe she’s born with it’ tattooed across her collarbone.
28. She Considers Herself Gender-Fluid. Ruby wrote, produced and starred in a gender-bending short film called Break Free last July. It quickly went viral has clocked up over three million views. “Whether straight, gay, bi, trans … body image and identity can be a struggle for us all,” Rose told News Corp Australia at the time, following the attention she received from the film. She continued: “I am very gender-fluid and feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral.”