Ruth Westheimer

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Ruth Westheimer was born on June 4, 1928 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany as Karola Ruth Siegel. She is an actress, known for One Woman or Two (1985), Electric Dreams (1984) and Dr. Ruth's House (1990). She was previously married to Manfred "Fred" Westheimer. See full bio »

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Known For

One Woman or Two Mrs. Heffner
Electric Dreams Talk Show Host
Dr. Ruth's House Dr. Ruth Engelhof


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 2007 Lipshitz Saves the World (TV Movie)
Dr. Ruth
 2000-2005 Between the Lions (TV Series)
Dr. Ruth Wordheimer / Ruth Westheimer
- Earl's Too Cool/When I Was Five (2005) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
- Click, Clack, Moo; The Little Red Hen (2005) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
- Pigs, Pigs, Pigs/The Three Little Pigs (2005) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
- Step by Step (2003) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
- Help! (2002) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Ruth Westheimer
- Sex, Lies and Politics (1999) ... Ruth Westheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1992 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Dr. Ruth
- Friends & Lovers (1992) ... Dr. Ruth (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1990 Dr. Ruth's House (TV Movie)
Dr. Ruth Engelhof (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Mysterious Stranger
- Ponce de Leon (1986) ... Mysterious Stranger (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1985 One Woman or Two
Mrs. Heffner (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1984 Electric Dreams
Talk Show Host (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (122 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Sling Television streaming service See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:

Dr. Ruth's Sexnet

Alternate Names:

Dr. Ruth | Dr. Ruth Westheimer


4' 7" (1.4 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on extreme positions among the American public on assault and consent in sex] I think some people took it to the extreme. I believe that two consenting people, if they are in bed naked with each other and about to have sex, no way can they say in the middle, "I changed my mind." See more »


Her parents sent her to Switzerland to escape the Nazis when she was ten years old. Both her parents were killed in the Holocaust. She grew up in a kibbutz in Israel. See more »


Raspy, sultry voice See more »


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