Ruby Rose wasn't always the short-haired brunette, perfect-faced beauty we know today -- she used to be a LONG-haired BLONDE, perfect-faced beauty ... and yes, she still looked AWESOME.
The new "Orange Is the New Black
" star posed for Maxim Australia back in 2011, but she's almost unrecognizable on the cover ... which is a totally nude shot. Tastefully done, of course.
Ruby was already tatted up back then, and apparently religious. If you're not ... we suspect holding her well-placed rosary beads will bring you closer to God.
The chick's a smoke show in or OUT of anything. Just sayin' ...