Sunday 18 February 2018

Meet Ruby Rose, the newest breakout star of 'Orange is the New Black'

Ruby Rose
Ruby Rose
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Actress Ruby Rose (L) and designer Phoebe Patricia Rose Faircloth attend the "Orange is the New Black" season 3 premiere party benefiting the Women's Prison Association at The Ainsworth on June 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 15: Actress Ruby Rose attends The Max Mara 2015 Women In Film Face Of The Future event at Chateau Marmont on June 15, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Max Mara)

Alice Vincent

Orange is the New Black's newest inmate, Stella Carlin, is causing a stir both on and off the show.

Who is Ruby Rose?

Rose is a 29-year-old Australian model, actress, DJ and reality TV star who has introduced herself to a whopping new fanbase after joinng the cast of Orange is the New Black.


Who does she play?

Stella Carlin, an Australian Buddhist and inmate at Litchfield Prison with an unknown past. We first meet her in episode six of OITNB's third season, and it becomes swiftly apparent that she will challenge Piper's on-off girlfriend Alex Vause for the blonde's attention.


What's Rose's backstory?

The Australian has made a career out of succeeding in a variety of talent contests, such as a model search for Girlfriend magazine and an MTV VJ competition to find the most popular TV presenter. From here, she hosted and guest-judged on shows such as Australia's Next Top Model and Ultimate School Musical, as well as presenting from the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Her acting career has been less consistent. Stella Carlin has been her most significant role to date, after starring alongside Christina Ricci in 2014 drama Around the Block, and a small part in sitcom Mr & Mrs Murder.


What's notable about her?

Rose came out as a lesbian at 12, and more recently defined her sexuality as genderfluid. She's had a string of high-profile relationships with models such as Catherine McNeil, Lola Van Vorst and Lyndsey Anne McMillan, two of whom she was engaged to. She's currently engaged to Phoebe Dahl, granddaughter of Roald, cousin of Sophie - and told the world the happy news in March through Instagram.

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Rose's 1.3 million Instagram followers also appreciate her 60-odd tattoos and attitude to gender identity. Last year she devised and starred in a short film called Break Free, in which she transforms herself from a very feminine woman to a more butch presentation. It's been viewed more than 4 million times.


Where can I watch her?

On Netflix, creators and home of Orange is the New Black. She's also pretty vocal on Twitter and Instagram

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