What happened to Ruby Rose? Australian star vanishes from the spotlight


What happened to Ruby Rose? From winning over Hollywood on Orange Is the New Black to burning bridges with her bosses and being nominated for ‘worst actress’ at the Razzies

Every wondered what happened to Ruby Rose?

Once dubbed Hollywood’s most promising new actress, the Orange Is the New Black star, 36, has suffered her fair share of career setbacks in recent years.

From her breakout success to being nominated as one of Hollywood’s ‘worst actresses’, we take a look at the career highs and lows of Australia’s former golden girl.

Every wondered what happened to Ruby Rose? From her breakout success to being nominated as one of Hollywood's 'worst actresses', we take a look at the career highs and lows of Australia's former golden girl. (Pictured at the 2018 Met Gala in New York City)

Every wondered what happened to Ruby Rose? From her breakout success to being nominated as one of Hollywood’s ‘worst actresses’, we take a look at the career highs and lows of Australia’s former golden girl. (Pictured at the 2018 Met Gala in New York City)

The Melbourne native, whose real name is Ruby Rose Langenheim, began her showbiz career as a model, DJ and TV presenter for MTV Australia. 

As her popularity grew, she found herself fronting major modelling campaigns for big names including Maybelline, and co-hosting popular shows such as Channel 10’s The Project and Australia’s Next Top Model.

She moved to Hollywood in 2013 with hopes of making it as an actress.

The Melbourne native, whose real name is Ruby Rose Langenheim, began her showbiz career as a model, DJ and TV presenter for MTV Australia. (Pictured on March 5, 2009, in Sydney)

The Melbourne native, whose real name is Ruby Rose Langenheim, began her showbiz career as a model, DJ and TV presenter for MTV Australia. (Pictured on March 5, 2009, in Sydney)

Her efforts paid off, as Ruby shot to fame in 2015 with her breakout role in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. 

In 2016, Ruby was named the face of popular makeup company Urban Decay, starring in a global campaign for the brand’s Vice lipstick collection. 

The gender-fluid star’s acting career skyrocketed when she was cast in blockbuster movies such as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). 

Ruby moved from Australia to Hollywood in 2013 with hopes of making it as an actress. (Pictured in Ibiza, Spain, on August 3, 2015)

Ruby moved from Australia to Hollywood in 2013 with hopes of making it as an actress. (Pictured in Ibiza, Spain, on August 3, 2015)

Her efforts paid off, as Ruby shot to fame in 2015 with her breakout role in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Pictured on the show

Her efforts paid off, as Ruby shot to fame in 2015 with her breakout role in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Pictured on the show

She starred alongside Hollywood royalty Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) and Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017).

In 2018, Ruby also co-starred with Jason Statham in sci-fi thriller The Meg. 

However, her career took a turn for the worse in 2020 when she controversially quit CW superhero series Batwoman after just one season.

The gender-fluid star's acting career skyrocketed when she was cast in blockbuster movies such as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). Pictured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in August 2018

The gender-fluid star’s acting career skyrocketed when she was cast in blockbuster movies such as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). Pictured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in August 2018 

She starred alongside Hollywood royalty Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) and Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). Pictured in xXx: Return of Xander Cage with (left to right) Kris Wu, Rory McCann and Vin Diesel

She starred alongside Hollywood royalty Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) and Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). Pictured in xXx: Return of Xander Cage with (left to right) Kris Wu, Rory McCann and Vin Diesel

Announcing her departure in May 2020, Ruby told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season.

‘This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.’

Ruby was eventually replaced by British actress Wallis Day on the series.  

Ruby's career took a turn for the worse in 2020 when she controversially quit CW superhero series Batwoman after just one season. (Pictured on the show)

Ruby’s career took a turn for the worse in 2020 when she controversially quit CW superhero series Batwoman after just one season. (Pictured on the show)

The reason for Ruby’s departure was shrouded in mystery for almost a year.

In July 2021, she claimed she was forced to leave after discovering she was allergic to her character’s latex costume.

‘I did find out that I was allergic to latex… and unfortunately my mask is latex,’ she told The Kyle and Jackie O Show at the time.

 ‘I was like, “I’m a little itchy!” And it was getting worse and worse, because as you get more contact with it, I guess you get more reactions.

‘I took [it] off at the end and my whole face was just hives.’

In October 2021, Ruby made the explosive claim she was subjected to bad working conditions on the set. She alleged that former Warner Bros. Television chairman Peter Roth 'forced' her back to work following surgery from a neck injury and hired a private investigator to dig up dirt on her. (Pictured in Batwoman)

In October 2021, Ruby made the explosive claim she was subjected to bad working conditions on the set. She alleged that former Warner Bros. Television chairman Peter Roth ‘forced’ her back to work following surgery from a neck injury and hired a private investigator to dig up dirt on her. (Pictured in Batwoman)

But in October 2021, Ruby made the explosive claim that she was also subjected to bad working conditions on the set.

She alleged that former Warner Bros. Television chairman Peter Roth ‘forced’ her back to work following surgery from a neck injury and hired a private investigator to dig up dirt on her.

Ruby blasted showrunner Caroline Dries, as well as Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Batwoman’s production company Berlanti Productions, promising to ‘come for you so what happened to me never happens to another person again’.

Ruby took a break from acting in November last year to spend time Down Under with her family, before returning to LA to film her latest two action movies, Vanquish and SAS: Red Notice. (Pictured with her ex-girlfriend Jessica Origliasso in Sydney on November 29, 2017)

Ruby took a break from acting in November last year to spend time Down Under with her family, before returning to LA to film her latest two action movies, Vanquish and SAS: Red Notice. (Pictured with her ex-girlfriend Jessica Origliasso in Sydney on November 29, 2017)

Warner Bros. Television condemned Ruby’s claims as ‘revisionist history’, and said it didn’t renew her contract for a second season due to receiving ‘multiple complaints about her workplace behaviour’.

Ruby took a break from acting in November last year to spend time Down Under with her family, before returning to LA to film her latest two action movies, Vanquish and SAS: Red Notice.

Unfortunately, both films received poor reviews, with Vanquish scoring an average rating of just 3.10/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.

Unfortunately, both films have received poor reviews, with Vanquish scoring an average rating of just 3.10/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. (Pictured in Beverly Hills on August 4, 2019)

Unfortunately, both films have received poor reviews, with Vanquish scoring an average rating of just 3.10/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. (Pictured in Beverly Hills on August 4, 2019)

Respected film critic Peter Sobczynski described the movie as ‘dull, threadbare, and bereft of thrills’. 

Ruby’s performance in Vanquish was panned, and she was nominated for Worst Actress at the 2022 Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as The Razzies. 

SAS: Red Notice also drew mediocre reviews, averaging 5.10/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.

Ruby's performance in Vanquish was panned, and she was nominated for Worst Actress at the 2022 Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as The Razzies. (Pictured on May 16, 2019, in NYC)

Ruby’s performance in Vanquish was panned, and she was nominated for Worst Actress at the 2022 Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as The Razzies. (Pictured on May 16, 2019, in NYC)

A review by NME described the film as an ‘inept action thriller’ that ‘plays like Call of Duty: The Movie’. 

‘SAS: Red Notice is so close to being fun that it’s a real shame to see it let down by a lousy script, lazy directing and enough army clichés to fill a dozen Call of Duty cut scenes,’ the review stated.

Ruby is now working on an American comedy film titled 1Up, replacing actor Elliot Page as the lead role.

SAS: Red Notice also drew mediocre reviews, averaging 5.10/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. (Pictured in SAS: Red Notice with co-star Sam Heughan)

SAS: Red Notice also drew mediocre reviews, averaging 5.10/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. (Pictured in SAS: Red Notice with co-star Sam Heughan) 

She is also preparing to star in an upcoming horror flick called The Yacht alongside Patrick Schwarzenegger and Frank Grillo. 

Her recent Instagram activity suggests she is focusing on her personal life at the moment.

She was last seen on a Hollywood red carpet in May last year. 

Her recent Instagram activity suggests she is focusing on her personal life at the moment. Ruby is pictured at Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, in May

Her recent Instagram activity suggests she is focusing on her personal life at the moment. Ruby is pictured at Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, in May 

Ruby celebrated her birthday at Disneyland in March

Ruby celebrated her birthday at Disneyland in March 

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