Ruth Westheimer

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Ruth Westheimer was born on June 4, 1928 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She is an actress and producer, known for One Woman or Two (1985), Electric Dreams (1984) and Ask Dr. Ruth (2019). 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


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (9 credits)
 2007 Lipshitz Saves the World (TV Movie)
Dr. Ruth
 2000-2005 Between the Lions (TV Series)
Dr. Ruth Wordheimer / Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (segment: "The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer") / Ruth Westheimer (segment: "The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer")
- 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)
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Dr. Ruth
- Camille (1986) ... Dr. Ruth (uncredited)
 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 (128 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Herbal Essence Shampoo (1998) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:

Dr. Ruth's Sexnet

Alternate Names:

Dr. Ruth | Dr Ruth | Dr. Ruth Westheimer


4' 7" (1.4 m)


Manfred "Fred" Westheimer  (his death)  (2 children)

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Personal Quote:

For some people, 'ten feet tall' is just a metaphor. For me, it's more than twice my height! 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 »


Frequently talks about sex See more »


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