Ruth Ellis (9 October 1926 – 13 July 1955) was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom, after being convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely. On Easter Sunday 1955, Ellis shot Blakely dead outside a public house in Hampstead, and immediately gave herself up to the police. The picture of the attractive blonde murderess remains one of the iconic images of 1950's London.

Ruth Ellis (9 October 1926 – 13 July 1955) was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom, after being convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely. On Easter Sunday 1955, Ellis shot Blakely dead outside a public house in Hampstead, and immediately gave herself up to the police. The picture of the attractive blonde murderess remains one of the iconic images of 1950's London.

Ruth Ellis' is an amazing advocate and people should learn more about her legacy.  http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/

Ruth Ellis' is an amazing advocate and people should learn more about her legacy. http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/

This is Ruth Ellis. She murdered her lover, David Blakeney, a racing car driver. She was executed at Holloway (Women's) prison in London. The last woman to be executed in Britain.

This is Ruth Ellis. She murdered her lover, David Blakeney, a racing car driver. She was executed at Holloway (Women's) prison in London. The last woman to be executed in Britain.

Ruth Ellis was convicted of the murder of her playboy lover David Blakely

Horrors that haunt Holloway: The stories of its infamous prisoners

Ruth Ellis was convicted of the murder of her playboy lover David Blakely

Ruth Ellis, Printer, LGBT Rights Activist. Her mother was born a slave in Tennessee, the family moved to Illinois where Ruth graduated from high school in 1919. With her life long companion, Ceciline Franklin they moved to Detroit in 1937. Ruth open Ellis-Franklin Printing, the first woman owned printing business in the city. Ruth passed away in 2000 at the age of 100 years. Today the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit honors her life and dedicated to homeless LGBT youth

Ruth Ellis, Printer, LGBT Rights Activist. Her mother was born a slave in Tennessee, the family moved to Illinois where Ruth graduated from high school in 1919. With her life long companion, Ceciline Franklin they moved to Detroit in 1937. Ruth open Ellis-Franklin Printing, the first woman owned printing business in the city. Ruth passed away in 2000 at the age of 100 years. Today the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit honors her life and dedicated to homeless LGBT youth

Ruth Ellis with her boss club owner Morris Conley Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

Ruth Ellis with her boss club owner Morris Conley Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

David Blakely and Ruth Ellis, last woman to be hanged for murder in the UK

David Blakely and Ruth Ellis, last woman to be hanged for murder in the UK

Ruth Ellis was the last woman hanged for murder in Britain. She was executed on July 13th, 1955.

Ruth Ellis was the last woman hanged for murder in Britain. She was executed on July 13th, 1955.

adam and the ants - song for ruth ellis -ax and ~PM~

adam and the ants - song for ruth ellis -ax and ~PM~

Ruth Ellis was betrayed and abused by all men in her life: Her father tried to rape her, her first fiance turned out to be married, her husband beat her and David Blakely - the man she killed - repeatedly physically abused her

Ruth Ellis death penalty: Doomed to hang because she refused to betray her lover - and insisted on staying a 'tarty' blonde

Ruth Ellis was betrayed and abused by all men in her life: Her father tried to rape her, her first fiance turned out to be married, her husband beat her and David Blakely - the man she killed - repeatedly physically abused her

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