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Ruby Gillis is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gillis, a student of Avonlea school, and the friend of Anne Shirley, Diana Barry, Jane Andrews, Josie Pye and Tillie Boulter.


Physical appearanceEdit

Ruby is a very pretty young girl. She has long blonde hair, fair skin, freckles and large blue eyes. She is petite in size. Ruby usually wears ribbons in her hair and is decidedly feminine.


Ruby is very nice and friendly towards all of her friends. Though it took time, she eventually warmed up to Anne, especially after she was forced to stay with her while her house was being repaired after a fire. She has shown to be a little shy and sensitive, especially around Gilbert Blythe, since she likes him. She has shown to be upset whenever someone else gets his attention and very infatuated when he talks to her.


Anne Shirley-Cuthbert Edit

Ruby and Anne have a tense friendship in the beginning. Ruby's dislike for Anne stems from the other girls due to the fact that she is orphaned. When Anne is noticed walking to school with Gilbert Blythe, Ruby dissolves into tears, seeing as Gilbert had been her crush for 3 years. Anne and Ruby ultimately become friends after Ruby's house burns down and she is forced to stay with the Cuthberts for a week until it is fixed. Afterwards, she warms up to Anne and they have a close friendship.

Gilbert Blythe Edit

Gilbert is Ruby's long time crush. He, however, seems to only acknowledge her out of politeness. She is known to cry over him when he notices other girls instead of her.

Behind the scenesEdit



  • In this universe, Ruby has three younger sisters, whereas in the book series she has older sisters.


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See alsoEdit

Major characters
Billy Andrews · Jane Andrews · Prissy Andrews · Diana Barry · Eliza Barry · Minnie May Barry · William Barry
Jerry Baynard · Gilbert Blythe · Tillie Boulter · Marilla Cuthbert · Matthew Cuthbert · Ruby Gillis · Rachel Lynde
Mr. Phillips · Josie Pye · Anne Shirley · Charlie Sloane · Moody Spurgeon
Minor characters
Mr. Andrews · Mrs. Andrews · Mr. Avery · Bank Manager · Josephine Barry · Mrs. Blewett · John Blythe · Doctor
Mr. Dunlop · Mr. Gillis · Mrs. Gillis · Mr. Hammond · Mrs. Hammond · Jeannie · Mary Joe · Mrs. Kincannon · Thomas Lynde
Matron · Minister · Nathaniel · Pawnbroker · Miss Rogerson · Mrs. Spencer · Stablemaster · Stationmaster