Orange is the New Black is a behemoth of television. One of the anchors of Netflix's programming, the show boasts a sizable audience which tunes in every year to binge-watch the antics of the lady inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary. In 2015, however, Litchfield got a new inmate – scheming hottie Stella Carlin – played by actress Ruby Rose, an Australian model/VJ who quickly ascended into the mainstream based on her stunning androgynous looks.
In the time since, Rose has become a part of the Hollywood circuit and accrued tons of roles.
She’s had parts in numerous films including Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, xXx: Return of Xander Cage. She usually stays firmly in the action-adventure genre and plays kickass roles with aplomb.
In fact, her turn as Ares, an enforcer for a mob boss in John Wick 2 was one for the evil sidekick record books.
Ares was lusty, kickass, and mute. In between fondling John Wick’s crotch (while patting him down) and actually attempting to gun him down, she only spoke in sign language, a skill Rose couldn’t continue using for the most sinister reason.
“The problem is that I only learnt words that I can’t have conversations in,” she said during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday… “Unless I want to say, ‘Hi, how are you? Would you like to die now or later?’ and ‘Run for your life, now quickly,’ or ‘I’m going to get you’ – they’re not things that you actually want to say to people.
Rose's modeling career has also since taken off.
She’s been the face of Urban Decay Cosmetics since 2016, and is the face of Maybelline in Australia. She’s also been featured in numerous magazines, including Vogue Australia, InStyle Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Nylon and New York’s Inked Magazine.
And to think, it all started with a short.
That’s right, in 2014, Rose produced a short called Break Free, this is about “gender roles, Trans, and what it is like to have an identity that deviates from the status quo.” The short quickly racked up millions of views, leading to her film career as it is today.
The short also helped shape her into a sex symbol.
As Rolling Stone opined, “If all goes well, maybe one day we’ll look back on Ruby Rose as a major figure in America’s slow march towards accepting gender fluidity.”
Rose is regarded by many people (mainly women, but men too) as one of the hottest stars of today.
Which may have explained why she was so firm when the Daily Mail published unflattering reports about her.