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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.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 85 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

Ruth Gordon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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

Ruth Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 37 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

Ruth Buzzi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 82 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

Ruth Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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

Ruth Rendell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 89 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

Ruth Westheimer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 90 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

Ruth Negga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 37 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

Ruth Guerri is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
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Ruth Hussey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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.

Ruth Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 52 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

Ruth Graves Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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.

Ruth Handler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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.

Ruth Langsford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 58 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

Ruth Warrick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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

Ruth Chatterton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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

Ruthie Henshall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 51 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

Ruth Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 73 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

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

Ruth White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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.

Ruth Sheen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 67 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

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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

Ruth Reichl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 71 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

Ruth Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
Dec. 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.

Ruth Riley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ruth
age 39 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