Ruby Rose Langenheim was born on 20 March 1986. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia as the daughter of visual artist and single mother Katia Langenheim. She is better known as Ruby Rose. She is an Australian model, DJ, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and former MTV VJ. Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the face of Maybelline New York in Australia. In addition to her modelling career, she has co-hosted various television shows, namely Australia’s Next Top Model and The Project on Network Ten.
Rose has been in a relationship with singer Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas since 31 October 2016. The two had previously dated in 2008. She is an open lesbian since the age of twelve, Ruby Rose became engaged to Phoebe Dahl in early 2014 but they split in December of 2015. Previously, in 2010, she and fellow Australian model Catherine McNeil were briefly engaged. Rose acknowledged the public discourse concerning her physical appearance and subsequent debate on sexual fluidity, commenting that, while she thinks it is brilliant and was not expecting it, some of her friends found the public affection toward her inappropriate: “They personally are offended by it, [and are] saying like, ‘You can’t just choose to be gay. You should say something about all these women that are saying [they’re] turning gay.” Rose stated that she is more neutral on the topic, and believes people are being complimentary when making such comments. “I don’t think anyone’s doing it to be derogatory or to take away from what it really means to come out and identify as a different sexuality than what people will think you are,” she said. She compared today’s society to how society was ten years ago, saying that people would probably watch someone onscreen that they were attracted to, but not be able to “make a funny meme and say, ‘Oh my god, I’m gay!’ because that would be so frowned upon.” She said that people should not nitpick who can or cannot identify as genderqueer,
gender-neutral, bisexual or trans, or tell them how to live their lives, adding that people should let others say what they want to about their sexuality, and that this is a message the LGBT community should be supporting.
Rose pursued a career in acting from 2008 on wards, with her debut performance in the Australian film Suite for Fleur. In 2013, she had a small role in the drama Around the Block. She appeared in seasons three and four of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, and received praise for her work. She has also made appearances in action films such as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), and will be appearing in the film Meg, based on the novel of the same name.1