1978 (age 39–40)
She was a Page 3 model from 1998 until around 2004. She first appeared on Page 3 of The Sun on April 17, 2000 and appeared in the paper 30 times. From 2002-6, she was the model for Aintree-produced Big D peanuts; this caused a 35% increase in sales in 2003. She was also associated with a testicular cancer awareness campaign under the slogan "Say nuts to cancer". In April 2005, she starred in a television advert for BT with Jeremy Clarkson. She has also appeared in adverts for PS2 and Solpadeine. In 1999, she appeared in a web-based 'soap opera' called Launderama for detergent manufacturer ACDO in Bolton, where she played the part of Glo White in a tour of UK universities. She also appeared in a short drama series on the former channel Granada Breeze called 4Play, where she played the role of a TV presenter based in Manchester. In February 2003, she appeared with two other models on Blind Date, being the first candidate to be rejected.
- "Rejection for Ruth". This is Lancashire. 3 February 2003.
- "Giving nuts some glamour". BBC News. 27 January 2003.
- Jessica Nesbitt (25 July 2003). "CAMPAIGN: Charity PR - BigD Nuts PR tackles male cancer issue". PR Week.
- "Glamorous Ruth stops the traffic with her glowing looks!". Bury Times. 24 February 1999.