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.

The other man: Ruth Ellis and her lover Desmond Cullen

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

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

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

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.

July 13, 1955 - Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in England http://www.executedtoday.com/2013/07/13/1955-ruth-ellis

July 13, 1955 - Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in England http://www.executedtoday.com/2013/07/13/1955-ruth-ellis

Ruth Ellis | Photos 2 | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

Ruth Ellis | Photos 2 | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

Ruth Ellis standing next to Derek Blakely for whose murder she was hanged in 1955.

Ruth Ellis standing next to Derek Blakely for whose murder she was hanged in 1955.

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July 13th, 1955: Ruth Ellis hanged | JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine

July 13th, 1955: Ruth Ellis hanged | JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine

Born on July 23, 1899, in Springfield, Illinois, Ruth Ellis was the oldest “out” African American lesbian known.

Born on July 23, 1899, in Springfield, Illinois, Ruth Ellis was the oldest “out” African American lesbian known.

Ruth Ellis.     She came out as a lesbian around 1915, and graduated from Springfield High School in 1919, at a time when fewer than seven percent of African Americans graduated from secondary school. In the 1920s, she met the only woman she ever lived with, Ceciline “Babe” Franklin. Their house was a central location for gay and lesbian parties, and also served as a refuge for African American gays and lesbians. Throughout her life, Ellis advocated for gays & lesbians, & for African…

Ruth Ellis. She came out as a lesbian around 1915, and graduated from Springfield High School in 1919, at a time when fewer than seven percent of African Americans graduated from secondary school. In the 1920s, she met the only woman she ever lived with, Ceciline “Babe” Franklin. Their house was a central location for gay and lesbian parties, and also served as a refuge for African American gays and lesbians. Throughout her life, Ellis advocated for gays & lesbians, & for African…

Albert Pierrepoint ran the "Help the poor struggler" pub in Oldham. He was Britain's last executioner and was responsible for the deaths of over 450 people including over 200 Nazi war criminals and a number of notorious killers including John Christie and John George Haigh. He also executed Derek Bentley and Ruth Ellis.

Albert Pierrepoint ran the "Help the poor struggler" pub in Oldham. He was Britain's last executioner and was responsible for the deaths of over 450 people including over 200 Nazi war criminals and a number of notorious killers including John Christie and John George Haigh. He also executed Derek Bentley and Ruth Ellis.

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.

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.

Ruth Ellis human rights activist. The mission of the Ruth Ellis Center is to provide short-term and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk gay, lesbian, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth.

Ruth Ellis human rights activist. The mission of the Ruth Ellis Center is to provide short-term and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk gay, lesbian, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth.

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