Ruth Fink-Winter

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Ruth Fink-Winter was a shadow-cast performer and is a Rocky Horror Legend. She was an editor of Crazed Imaginations, creator of The Anal Retentive Rocky Horror Costume List, and winner of The Boss Award and The Fan Award (from Sal Piro).

Cast Affiliation:

Roles Played: Magenta, Trixie, Emcee, Transylvanian (Kimi Wong)

Years Active: 1987 - present

DeVirginization: 1986


Crazed Imaginations

Ruth Fink-Winter was Editor of Crazed Imaginations fanzine from 1998 through the fall of 2002. She continued on as staff, and then returned to the Editor position after interim editor Mike Bennett had to step down, shuttering the zine in 2006. In addition to assembling the content for each issue, Ruth was in charge of subscriber relations, finances, did reporting and provided web content (web design was by Gene Chiovari).

The Anal Retentive Rocky Horror Costume List



Ruth with costume pieces from the Belasco, Roxy and film productions

Ruth owns some of the original costumes from the Belasco, the Roxy Theatre, and of course the film dinner corset. She collects other Rocky memorabilia, notably books, paper goods including RHS programs/fanzines, audio, video, and foreign language.

Cast History

Convention History

15th Anniversary Convention (Los Angeles, CA)

Ordinary Healthy Convention (Milwaukee, WI)

The Light in the Darkness (Anaheim, CA)

  • Costume Contest Judge

NYC '98 (New York, NY)

ROCKYCON '98 (Las Vegas, NV)

Rocky Rocks the Rockies (Denver, CO)

  • Costume Contest Judge

Transylvania 1999, He Said He'd Be Back (UK)

East Coast 2000 (Allentown, PA)

  • Costume Contest Judge
  • first annual "Costume Corner Forum" panel

Bay Area 2000 (San Jose, CA)

  • Costume Contest Judge

25th Anniversary Convention (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Performed Magenta in RHPS (Saturday Night)
  • Costume Contest Judge

Frankie Goes to Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

Philly Con (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Costume Contest Judge
  • Old Timers Panel

The Big O Con (Wichita, KS)

The Transies Take Manhattan (NYC)

Cirque Du Rockeil (Las Vegas, NV)

The Denton Affair (Manchester, UK)

The Un-Toucha-Touchables Unconventional Convention (Chicago, IL)

  • Costume Contest Judge

Atlantic City, 2008

The Celluloid Jam 1 (Ft. Mitchell, KY)

7 Deadly Sins: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary Convention (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Costume Contest Judge

The AC 4.7.11 Convention (Atlantic City, NJ)

U.K. 4711 Convention (London, England)

The Celluloid Jam 2 (Ft. Mitchell, KY)

  • Costume Discussion Panel

RKO Con (Providence, RI)

  • Costuming / Tech Panel

El Fishnet Fiesta Dos (Tucson, AZ)

  • Costume Discussion Panel
  • Leadership Panel (crashed it as invited panelists were all male)

Transylvania Carnivale (Chicago, IL)

  • Costume Discussion Panel

RHPS40 (New York, NY)

The Denton Convention (London, UK) - 35th Anniversary of Shock Treatment

  • Performed Magenta in RHPS
  • It Was Great When It All Began - The Fandom Panel
  • Well first you go rip rip rip - interviewed Sue_Blane

Guest / Misc. Performances

  • Name Unknown (the Westroads cast ??), Omaha, NE
  • The Zen Room (Paris, France; Magenta)
  • The Canyon, San Dimas, CA Dec 1994 (Magenta) with members from the Montclair GCC cast
  • Claremont McKenna College. College show; (MC, Magenta), 1988-1992
  • Ecole Des Sciences Politiques (special show, Paris, France, 1991; Magenta with members of The Zen Room)
  • Crazed Imaginations, Guild Theatre, San Diego (Magenta)
  • Denver's Dynamic Tension, DDT, Denver, CO
  • Maintenance Shop, VEISHEA annual film festival show, Iowa State,Ames, IA (Magenta, MC - 1996-97)
  • Ames Varsity Theatre, annual Halloween show, Ames IA (1996-97, Magenta, MC; with Time Warped)
  • The Beautiful Creatures, River Oaks, Houston, TX (2001)
  • Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb, IL, Completely Crazy. Halloween 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. (MC; Magenta)
  • Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Completely Crazy. Halloween show 2008, 2009 (Magenta; Trixie)
  • Excalibur (nightclub), Chicago, IL, Completely Crazy. July, Aug 2010 (Magenta; Trixie)
  • Help Me Mommy (multiple dates starting in 2008, Trixie, Magenta); Art Theatre and Kennedy Theater
  • The Joyo, Lincoln, NE - Set up cast with alumni of Strokes of Midnight to perform Nov. 2015. Turned this into an annual event, 2016-2019.
  • The Denton Affair, Cincinnati (Trixie)
  • Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society, Wayne, MI (Trixie)
  • As Magenta with the International All-Star Show at the Freiluftkino Rehberge (August 2016 and Aug 2019)
  • As Magenta as part of international all-star cast at Frank Does Paris, 40th anniversary of Rocky Horror at the Studio Galande (hosted by The Time Slips) (Sept 2019)

Media Appearances

  • Interviewed for BBC World Service’s program “Outlook,” Feb 4 2004 for 30th anniversary of Rocky Horror Show.
  • Featured in article in Lancashire Evening Post, Feb. 19 2007