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Famous People Named Ruby

Updated June 14, 2019 19.8k views97 items

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.
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  • Ruby Dee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Dee

    Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace, October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ruby Wax is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Wax

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceUSA, Evanston, Illinois

    Ruby Wax (née Ruby Wachs; 19 April 1953) is an American actress, comedian, mental health... more on Wikipedia

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    #265 of 282 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time#593 of 595 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • Ruby Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Rose

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986) is an Australian model, actress, and television... more on Wikipedia

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    Things You Didn't Know About Ruby Rose#308 of 409 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2020, Ranked

  • Ruby Dhalla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    BirthplaceCanada, Area code 431, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Area code 204

    Ruby Dhalla (born February 18, 1974) is a Canadian politician. She represented the riding of... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby

    Age: 38
    Rania Hussein Mohammed Tawfik (Arabic: رانيا حسين محمد توفيق‎ [ˈɾɑnjɑ ħeˈseːn mæˈħæm.mæd... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Myers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Myers

    Dec. at 76 (1907-1983)

    BirthplacePune, India

    Ruby Myers (1907 – 10 October 1983), better known by her stage name Sulochana, was an Indian... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Payne-Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Payne-Scott

    Dec. at 69 (1912-1981)

    BirthplaceGrafton, Australia

    Ruby Violet Payne-Scott, BSc (Phys) MSc DipEd (Syd) (28 May 1912 – 25 May 1981) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Keeler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Keeler

    Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)

    BirthplaceDartmouth, Canada

    Ethel Ruby Keeler (August 25, 1909 – February 28, 1993) was a Canadian-born American actress,... more on Wikipedia

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    #8 of 24 23 Famous Actresses of the 1940s#36 of 37 36 Famous Movie Stars of the 1940s

  • Ruby Turner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    BirthplaceMontego Bay, Jamaica

    Francella Ruby Turner, MBE (born 22 June 1958) is a British Jamaican R&B and soul singer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #264 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#52 of 54 The Greatest Black Female Soul Singers

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

    Ruby Braff

    Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Reuben "Ruby" Braff (March 16, 1927 – February 9, 2003) was an American jazz trumpeter and... more on Wikipedia

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    #142 of 177 The Greatest Trumpeters of All Time#9 of 57 The Greatest Cornetists of All Time

  • Ruby Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Goldstein

    Dec. at 77 (1907-1984)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Lower East Side

    Reuven "Ruby" Goldstein (October 7, 1907 – April 23, 1984), the "Jewel of the Ghetto," was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 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: 33

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Ruby Stewart is an American fashion model and singer, who is the daughter of rock singer Rod... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Lin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Lin

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceTaipei, Taiwan

    Ruby Lin Xinru (Chinese: 林心如; pinyin: Lín Xīnrú; born January 27, 1976) is a Taiwanese... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Brooks

    Dec. at 45 (1861-1906)

    BirthplaceStamford, Connecticut

    Ruby Brooks (1861 – February 10, 1906) was an American banjoist, composer, and pioneer... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Weil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Weil

  • Ruby Laffoon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Laffoon

    Dec. at 72 (1869-1941)

    BirthplaceKentucky, Madisonville, Hopkins County, United States of America, United States

    Ruby Laffoon (January 15, 1869 – March 1, 1941) was an American politician who served as the... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Maria Ruby Rodriguez-Aquino is a Filipino actress and one of the hosts of the Philippine... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Bentall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Camden, London, United Kingdom

    Ruby Bentall (born 3 April 1988) is an English actress, known for playing Minnie in Lark Rise... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Murray

    Dec. at 61 (1935-1996)

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Ruby Florence Murray (29 March 1935 – 17 December 1996) was a Northern Irish singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Jerins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ruby
    Ruby Jerins (born April 10, 1998) is an American actress best known for playing Grace Peyton... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Dandridge

    Dec. at 87 (1900-1987)

    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    Ruby Jean Dandridge (née Butler; March 3, 1900 – October 17, 1987) was an American actress... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Ferguson

    Dec. at 67 (1899-1966)

    BirthplaceReeth, United Kingdom

    Ruby Constance Annie Ferguson (née Ashby; 28 July 1899 – 11 November 1966), was a British... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruby Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ruby

    Ruby Johnson

    Dec. at 63 (1936-1999)

    BirthplaceElizabeth City, North Carolina

    Ruby Johnson (19 April 1936 – 4 July 1999) was an American soul singer, best known for her... more on Wikipedia
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