|Full Name||Ruby Rose Langenheim|
|Birthday||March 20, 1986|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Ruby Rose Langenheim, known professionally as Ruby Rose, is a multi-talented Australian celebrity who first rose to fame as a model, MTV VJ, and television presenter. Over the past decade, she has established herself as an accomplished actress, starring in hit shows like Orange Is the New Black and movies like John Wick: Chapter 2. Her unique style, charisma, and activism for LGBTQ+ rights have earned her a passionate global fanbase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Born in Melbourne, Australia on March 20, 1986, Ruby Rose endured a difficult upbringing as the child of a single mother, Katia Langenheim. She has described her childhood as "tough" and by age 12 she had begun identifying as genderfluid after struggling with her identity and sexuality as a teenager.
Rose left home at age 16 and supported herself with retail jobs and modeling gigs. She shaved her hair and got her first tattoos during this rebellious period. Though times were tough, Rose stayed determined to pave her own path on her own terms.
Her big break came in 2008 when she was hired as an MTV Australia VJ at age 22. I still remember seeing her on TV for the first time with her edgy, androgynous look – shaved head, piercings, tattoos – and thinking she was the coolest girl ever!
Modeling Career Takes Off
It wasn‘t long before the fashion world took notice of Rose‘s unique rocker-chic style. In 2009 she was signed to IMG Models and appeared on the cover of Australia‘s Girlfriend Magazine. She also landed editorials in Vogue Australia and GQ.
"I cut my hair and people went crazy! Modeling became a thing overnight." – Ruby Rose
Everything about her look – bleached brows, arm tattoos, that gorgeous face – was bold and eye-catching. She definitely helped redefine beauty standards in modeling. I loved watching her career take off!
That same year, Rose became the youngest person ever to host the MTV Australia Video Music Awards. Her hosting gigs continued in 2011 when she co-hosted the awards show again.
Over the next few years, Rose landed major campaigns with Maybelline NY, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Swarovski among others. She was definitely one of Australia‘s biggest modeling exports.
Transition to Acting
Rose branched into acting in 2013, making her debut as a guest star on Australia‘s Next Top Model. We got a glimpse of her natural acting abilities right away.
But her big breakout role came in 2015 when she was cast as inmate Stella Carlin in the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black. Though only appearing for one season, her performance was a standout.
"I was pinching myself on set. The cast was incredible and it was a dream role." – Ruby Rose
Global Stardom with Batwoman
Rose leveraged her OINTB fame to land roles in major action movies like John Wick 2, Resident Evil, and Pitch Perfect 3. But her most famous role came in 2018 when she was cast in the lead role of Batwoman on the CW series.
As the first openly lesbian superhero lead on American TV, Rose became an inspirational pop culture icon for the LGBTQ community. She brought the character to life flawlessly. As a longtime fan, I was so excited to see her land such a badass role!
Sadly she left the show after three seasons due to reasons that were not made fully public. But she expressed gratitude for having helped bring more visibility to queer characters. We will miss seeing her as the legendary Batwoman!
In 2020, Rose expanded her skills by making her directorial debut with the action thriller film The Doorman, which she also starred in.
Though the film got mixed reviews, I really appreciated seeing her step behind the camera. Very few celebrities would dare tackle such an ambitious dual role of actor-director. But Rose has never been one to shy away from a challenge. I can‘t wait to see what project she takes on next!
Modeling Legacy & Entrepreneurship
Though acting takes priority now, Rose continues modeling and has appeared in campaigns for Urban Decay cosmetics and luxury fashion house Cartier.
She made history in 2016 by collaborating with Urban Decay to launch a gender-inclusive makeup line. As someone who identifies as genderfluid, inclusion and self-expression are very important to her.
Rose also invests in startups and uses her platform to promote ethical brands and charitable causes. She has such an inspiring commitment to creativity, advocacy and entrepreneurship.
Why We Love Ruby Rose
There are so many reasons Ruby Rose inspires me. She is unapologetically herself – a genderfluid, androgynous, tattooed beauty with a punk rock style.
She is hard-working, versatile, and committed to growing as an artist. She uses her platform to speak out for LGBTQ+ rights and challenge old-fashioned notions of femininity.
Though relatively new to Hollywood, she has already accomplished so much. Ruby Rose represents possibility – proof that people can embrace their differences, defy expectations, and make their dreams reality.
To me, she will always be the edgy, cool girl who inspired people everywhere to be themselves. Her future in Hollywood is surely brighter than ever and I can‘t wait to see it unfold!