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If your name is Ruth, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Ruth, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Ruth can you think of? The famous Ruths below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ruth, athletes named Ruth, and even political figures named Ruth. The music industry is no stranger to the name Ruth, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Ruth are worth mentioning? This list includes Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ruth Gordon, Ruth Wilson and Ruth Buzzi. To read more about these notable people named Ruth, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Bader Ginsburg age 84 - Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She ...more

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Ruth Gordon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Gordon Died at 89 (1896-1985) - Ruth Gordon Jones, better known as Ruth Gordon, was an American film, stage, and television actress, as well as screenwriter and playwright. Gordon began her career performing on Broadway at age ...more

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Ruth Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Wilson age 35 - Ruth Wilson is an English actress. She is known for her performances in Suburban Shootout, Jane Eyre, and as Alice Morgan in the BBC TV psychological crime drama Luther since 2010. She has also ...more

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Ruth Buzzi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Buzzi age 80 - Ruth Ann Buzzi is an American comedian and actress of theatre, film, and television. She is especially known for her performances on the comedy-variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from ...more

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Ruth Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Brown Died at 78 (1928-2006) - Ruth Brown was an American singer-songwriter and actress also known as "Queen of R&B" noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic ...more

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Ruth Rendell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Rendell age 87 - Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, is an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries. Rendell's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, is the hero ...more

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Ruth Westheimer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Westheimer age 88 - Ruth Westheimer is an American sex therapist, media personality, and author best known as Dr. Ruth. The New York Times described her as a "Sorbonne-trained psychologist who became a kind of ...more

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Ruth Negga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Negga age 35 - Jane Ruth Negga is an Ethiopian-Irish actress known for her appearances in films such as Capital Letters, Isolation and Breakfast on Pluto, in the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ's ...more

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Ruth Guerri is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Guerri age 57

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Ruth Hussey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Hussey Died at 94 (1911-2005) - Ruth Carol Hussey was an American actress best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story.

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Ruth Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Jones age 50 - Ruth Alexandra Elizabeth Jones, MBE is a Welsh TV actress and writer. She co-starred in and co-wrote the award-winning British TV comedy Gavin & Stacey, and has appeared in many television ...more

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Ruth Graves Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Graves Wakefield Died at 74 (1903-1977) - Ruth Graves Wakefield was the inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie, which she created circa 1938.

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Ruth Handler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Handler Died at 86 (1916-2002) - Ruth Marianna Handler was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is remembered for her role in marketing the Barbie doll.

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Ruth Langsford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Langsford age 57 - Ruth Wendy Langsford is an English television presenter best known for co-presenting the ITV lifestyle programme This Morning with her husband Eamonn Holmes since 2006. Langsford was a regular ...more

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Ruth Warrick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Warrick Died at 89 (1916-2005) - Ruth Elizabeth Warrick, DM, was an American singer, actress and political activist, best known for her role as Phoebe Tyler Wallingford on All My Children, which she played regularly from 1970 ...more

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Ruth Chatterton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Chatterton Died at 69 (1892-1961) - Ruth Chatterton was an American stage, film and television actress. In the late 1930s, Chatterton retired from film acting but continued her career on the stage. She later became a successful ...more

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Ruthie Henshall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruthie Henshall age 48 - Valentine Ruth "Ruthie" Henshall, is an English actress, singer and dancer best known for her work in musical theatre. She is a five-time Olivier Award nominee. Henshall attended the ...more

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Ruth Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Simmons age 70 - Ruth Simmons was the 18th president of Brown University, the first black president of an Ivy League institution. Simmons was elected Brown's first female president in November 2000. Simmons ...more

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Ruth Livier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Livier Ruth Livier is an actress.

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Ruth White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth White Died at 55 (1914-1969) - Ruth Patricia White was an American actress who worked in theatre, film, and television. She was an Emmy Award and Obie Award winner and also a Tony Award nominee.

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Ruth Sheen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Sheen age 63 - Ruth Sheen is an English actress. Born in London, Sheen began her career by training at the East 15 Acting School, and has appeared regularly on British television and in British films since ...more

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Died at 86 (1927-2013) - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for ...more

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Ruth Reichl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Reichl age 69 - Ruth Reichl - pronounced RYE-shil - is an American chef, food writer, co-producer of PBS's Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie, culinary editor for the Modern Library, host of PBS's Gourmet's Adventures ...more

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Ruth Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Ford Died at 98 (1911-2009) - Ruth Ford was an American model and stage and film actress. Her brother was the bohemian surrealist Charles Henri Ford. Their parents managed the Tennessee Hotel in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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Ruth Riley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Riley age 37 - Ruth Ellen Riley is a retired American professional basketball player, playing most recently for the Atlanta Dream in the Women's National Basketball Association. Her Notre Dame team won the ...more

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Ruth Pointer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Pointer age 71 - Ruth Pointer is an American R&B singer, best known for being the eldest member of The Pointer Sisters.

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Ruth Roman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Roman Died at 77 (1922-1999) - Ruth Roman was an American actress. One of her more memorable roles was in the Alfred Hitchcock 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train.

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Ruth First is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth First Died at 57 (1925-1982) - Ruth First was a South African anti-apartheid activist and scholar born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was killed by a parcel bomb addressed specifically to her in Mozambique, where she ...more

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Ruth Laredo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Laredo Died at 68 (1937-2005) - Ruth Laredo was an American classical pianist. She became known in the 1970s in particular for her premiere recordings of the 10 sonatas of Scriabin and the complete solo piano works of ...more

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Ruth Brown Snyder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Brown Snyder Died at 33 (1895-1928) - Ruth Brown Snyder was an American murderer. Her execution, in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison, for the murder of her husband, Albert, was captured in a well-known photograph.

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Ruth Plumly Thompson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Plumly Thompson Died at 85 (1891-1976) - Ruth Plumly Thompson was an American writer of children's stories, best known for writing many novels placed in Oz, the fictional land of L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel The Wonderful ...more

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Ruth Porat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Porat age 58 - Ruth Porat is an American financial executive. She has been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Morgan Stanley since January 2010. On May 26, 2015 she will become the first ...more

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Ruth Etting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Etting Died at 82 (1896-1978) - Ruth Etting was an American singing star and actress of the 1920s and 1930s, who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film. She is known as "America's sweetheart of ...more

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Ruth Simpson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Simpson Died at 82 (1926-2008) - Ruth Simpson was the founder of the United States' first lesbian community center, an author, and former president of Daughters of Bilitis, New York. Her book, From the Closet to the Courts was ...more

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Ruth Bradley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Bradley age 30 - Ruth Bradley is an Irish actress.

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Ruth Benedict is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Benedict Died at 61 (1887-1948) - Ruth Fulton Benedict was an American anthropologist and folklorist. She was born in New York City]], attended Vassar College and graduated in 1909. She entered graduate studies at Columbia ...more

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Ruth Lewis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Ruth

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Ruth Lyons is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Lyons Died at 83 (1905-1988) - Ruth Lyons, was a pioneer radio and television broadcaster in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is said Ruth Lyons accidentally invented the daytime TV talk show. Like Arthur Godfrey and others of the era, ...more

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Ruthie Bolton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruthie Bolton age 49 - Alice Ruth "Ruthie" Bolton, also known by her former married name of Ruthie Bolton-Holifield, is an American former professional women's basketball player. She played at the ...more

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Ruth Kelly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Kelly age 48 - Ruth Maria Kelly is an economist and the Senior Manager of HSBC for Strategy and Global Business. She was a British Labour Party politician, serving as Member of Parliament for Bolton West from ...more

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Ruth Roland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Roland Died at 45 (1892-1937) - Ruth Roland was an American stage and film actress and film producer.

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Ruthie Morris is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruthie Morris age 51 - Ruth Mary "Ruthie" Morris is the guitarist for the Atlanta, Georgia-based rock group Magnapop. Her pop punk/power pop guitar style helped to define the band's sound and she has ...more

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Ruth Asawa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Asawa Died at 87 (1926-2013) - Ruth Asawa was a American sculptor. Known in San Francisco as the "fountain lady", her work is included in prominent art collections such as those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ...more

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Ruth Slenczynska is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Slenczynska age 90 - Ruth Slenczynska is an American pianist.

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Ruth Underwood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Underwood age 70 - Ruth Underwood is a retired professional musician, best known for playing xylophone, marimba, vibraphone and other percussion instruments in Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

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Ruth Hanna McCormick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Hanna McCormick Died at 64 (1880-1944) - Ruth Hanna, Ruth Hanna McCormick or Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms was a United States Representative from Illinois.

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Ruth Picardie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Picardie Died at 33 (1964-1997) - Ruth Nadine Picardie was an English journalist and editor.

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Ruth Kobart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Kobart Died at 78 (1924-2002) - Ruth Kobart was an American performer, whose six-decade career encompassed opera, Broadway musical theatre, regional theatre, films, and television.

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Ruth Greenglass is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Greenglass Died at 84 (1924-2008) - Ruth Leah Greenglass was an atomic spy along with her husband David.

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Ruth Bancroft Law is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Ruth Bancroft Law Died at 83 (1887-1970) - Ruth Bancroft Law was a pioneer American aviator during the 1910s.