Ruby was born in the early Victorian era to a noble house, full of servants, parties, and nobility. Raised in an upper class family, she never connected to the life at court and longed for a more profound existence. Her father decided to raise her to embrace the life of an adventurer, teaching her the ways of hunting, shooting, riding, and survival. With her sharp mind, keen eye, and quick wit, Ruby proved to be a natural. She did not believe in the possibility of the supernatural in our world – until she encountered her first vampire, gorging itself on the bodies of her parents. After barely escaping with her own life, and a bite to prove it, she realized the monsters were very real. She spent her days traveling abroad, all the while discovering and stretching her newfound supernatural capabilities of her own. Ruby finally settled in the American old west where she honed her skills and collected various unique weapons, including an unusual Colt .44 revolver which is rumored to be able to kill all but 5 creatures in the whole 'verse... Due to her unnatural long life, to this day she still dresses in a variation of the old Victorian style dress, uses an unusual collection of slang terms, and can usually be found scouring the dark corners of the earth for demons and monsters that only her special set of skills can defeat. In truth, Ruby fights for the ones who cannot defend themselves.
About the Model
Alani Kravitz is a DC based actor/singer/dancer/teacher. After graduating from Syracuse University with her BFA in Musical Theatre, she returned to her hometown of DC to pursue theatre and other passions. She has since performed with theatre companies such as Signature Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, 4615 Theatre Company, WSC Avant Bard, and many more. She also teaches in Arlington County, walks dogs, hosts karaoke nights, bartends, and the list goes on. She is so excited and honored to be a part of SP4 because she loves creating characters, kickass women, and being in front of the camera!
Behind the Scenes.....
- Ruby's Saber was made by the blacksmiths of Baltimore Knife and Sword, and has been featured in 2 Wonder Women shoots
- Alani is partial to the Victorian look, with lots of lace and heels, which was the primary inspiration for her character.