The May 1, 1950, issue of Life magazine featured Roman in a cover story, "The Rapid Rise of Ruth Roman".
The actress had top billing in a pair of dramas, Tomorrow Is Another Day and Lightning Strikes Twice (both 1951).
She guest-starred in NBC's Bonanza and Sam Benedict, ABC's The Bing Crosby Show sitcom and its circus drama, The Greatest Show on Earth starring Jack Palance, as well as Burke's Law starring Gene Barry and I Spy featuring Robert Culp and Bill Cosby.
She also appeared as a fiery redhead in an episode of Gunsmoke. She starred in a season 3 episode of Mission: Impossible (1968), titled "The Elixir" as Riva Santel as well as a Season 2 episode of Naked City.
She sighed, trying to drown out the sound of arguing brothers. He grabbed a nearby table—why did they have tables in the hallway?
Scott took her arm and pulled her out of the room, shutting it behind them.
"Well, jeez, excuse me for not paying attention to my brother's love life." She raised an eyebrow, pointing to the blocked door. He's liked Hank for over twenty years." Ruth slowly grinned, awestruck. I wish someone would like me for over twenty years." "Of course someone will," Scott said immediately. "I know, but I mean in an unrequited love kind of sense. That's dedication, that's love, that's...really, really heartbreaking." Scott stuck his hands in his pockets.
Many other series featured guest appearances by Roman, including Route 66, Mannix, Marcus Welby, M.
D., The Mod Squad, The FBI, Tarzan, and The Outer Limits.
Roman was a love interest to James Stewart in the Anthony Mann-directed western The Far Country (1955).
She was the leading lady in other westerns, including Colt .45 (1950) with Randolph Scott, and Dallas (1950) with Gary Cooper.
Her mother was a dancer and her father a barker in a carnival that they owned at Revere, Massachusetts. Her father died when Ruth was eight, and her mother sold the carnival.