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Famous People Named Ruby 

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

Which famous people named Ruby are worth mentioning? This list includes Ruby Dee, Ruby Wax, Ruby Rose and Ruby Dhalla. To read more about these notable people named Ruby, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Ruby Dee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace, October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. She is perhaps best known for ...more

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Ruby Wax is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Age: 65

Birthplace: USA, Evanston, Illinois

Ruby Wax (née Ruby Wachs; 19 April 1953) is an American actress, comedian, mental health campaigner, lecturer, and author who has resided in England since the 1970s.A classically trained ...more
Ruby Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Age: 32

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986) is an Australian model, actress, and television presenter. Rose came to attention as a presenter on MTV Australia (2007–2011), followed by several ...more

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Ruby Dhalla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Age: 45

Birthplace: Canada, Area code 431, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Area code 204, + more

Ruby Dhalla (born February 18, 1974) is a Canadian politician. She represented the riding of Brampton—Springdale in the House of Commons of Canada from 2004 to 2011 as a member of the Liberal ...more
Ruby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Age: 37
Rania Hussein Mohammed Tawfik (Arabic: رانيا حسين محمد توفيق‎ [ˈɾɑnjɑ ħeˈseːn mæˈħæm.mæd tæwˈfiːʔ]; born October 8, 1981), known as Ruby (Arabic: روبى‎ [ˈɾuːbi], ...more
Ruby Myers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 76 (1907-1983)

Birthplace: Pune, India

Ruby Myers (1907 – 10 October 1983), better known by her stage name Sulochana, was an Indian silent film actress of Jewish ancestry, hailing from the community of Baghdadi Jews in India. In her ...more
Ruby Payne-Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 69 (1912-1981)

Birthplace: Grafton, Australia

Ruby Violet Payne-Scott, BSc (Phys) MSc DipEd (Syd) (28 May 1912 – 25 May 1981) was an Australian pioneer in radiophysics and radio astronomy, and was the first female radio astronomer.
Ruby Keeler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)

Birthplace: Dartmouth, Canada

Ethel Ruby Keeler (August 25, 1909 – February 28, 1993) was a Canadian-born American actress, dancer and singer most famous for her on-screen pairing with Dick Powell in a string of successful ...more

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Ruby Turner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Age: 60

Birthplace: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Francella Ruby Turner, MBE (born 22 June 1958) is a British Jamaican R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and actress. In a music career spanning more than 30 years, Turner is best known for her ...more

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Ruby Yang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

Birthplace: China, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

Ruby Yang (楊紫燁; Simplified Chinese: 杨紫烨), is a Hong Kong American filmmaker.
Ruby Braff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Reuben "Ruby" Braff (March 16, 1927 – February 9, 2003) was an American jazz trumpeter and cornetist. Jack Teagarden was once asked about him on the Gary Moore TV show and described ...more

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Ruby Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 77 (1907-1984)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Lower East Side

Reuven "Ruby" Goldstein (October 7, 1907 – April 23, 1984), the "Jewel of the Ghetto," was an American boxer and prize fight referee. He was a serious World Lightweight ...more
Ruby Jewelz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Ruby Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Ruby Stewart Age: 31

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Ruby Stewart is an American fashion model and singer, who is the daughter of rock singer Rod Stewart and former model Kelly Emberg.
Ruby Lin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Age: 43

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Ruby Lin Xinru (Chinese: 林心如; pinyin: Lín Xīnrú; born January 27, 1976) is a Taiwanese actress, television and film producer, and singer. American entertainment critic Derek Elley ...more
Ruby Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Ruby Brooks Dec. at 45 (1861-1906)

Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut

Ruby Brooks (1861 – February 10, 1906) was an American banjoist, composer, and pioneer recording artist, sometimes called "King of Banjoists." He was influential on later banjo players ...more
Ruby Weil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
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Ruby Laffoon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 72 (1869-1941)

Birthplace: Kentucky, Madisonville, Hopkins County, United States of America, United States, + more

Ruby Laffoon (January 15, 1869 – March 1, 1941) was an American politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Kentucky from 1931 to 1935. A Kentucky native, at age 17 Laffoon moved to ...more
Ruby Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Age: 53

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Maria Ruby Rodriguez-Aquino is a Filipino actress and one of the hosts of the Philippine noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!.
Ruby Bentall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Age: 30

Birthplace: London Borough of Camden, London, United Kingdom

Ruby Bentall (born 3 April 1988) is an English actress, known for playing Minnie in Lark Rise to Candleford, Mary Bennet in Lost in Austen, and Verity Poldark in the 2015 BBC adaptation of ...more
Ruby Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 61 (1935-1996)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Ruby Florence Murray (29 March 1935 – 17 December 1996) was a Northern Irish singer and actress. One of the most popular singers in the British Isles in the 1950s, she scored ten hits in the UK ...more
Ruby Jerins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Age: 20
Ruby Jerins (born April 10, 1998) is an American actress best known for playing Grace Peyton in the drama/comedy series Nurse Jackie, and Caroline Hawkins in the 2010 film Remember Me.
Ruby Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 87 (1900-1987)

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

Ruby Jean Dandridge (née Butler; March 3, 1900 – October 17, 1987) was an American actress from the early 1900s through to the late 1950s. Dandridge is best known for her radio work in ...more
Ruby Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Ruby Ferguson Dec. at 67 (1899-1966)

Birthplace: Reeth, United Kingdom

Ruby Constance Annie Ferguson (née Ashby; 28 July 1899 – 11 November 1966), was a British writer of popular fiction, including children's books, romances, and mysteries. She is best known ...more
Ruby Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
Dec. at 63 (1936-1999)

Birthplace: Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Ruby Johnson (19 April 1936 – 4 July 1999) was an American soul singer, best known for her recordings on the Volt label in the late 1960s.