Ruby Rose was left ''petrified'' by a gunman on the loose at her home.

The 'Orange Is The New Black' actress live-tweeted her ordeal as police raced to her home after the intruder was reported on Thursday (23.07.15).

Ruby posted on Twitter: ''There is a gunman in my back yard (sic). This is petrifying. Helicopters, police, dogs... And a crazy person.''

After police got the man into custody, she wrote: ''Man arrested. Wow. Crazy. And now I won't be watching horror films before bed any more.''

Ruby also posted a video and wrote: ''When you're supposed to be on a date with @skrillex but.. Something comes up. (sic)''

It is believed she was enjoying a night out with DJ Skrillex before returning home to the ordeal.

Ruby lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée Phoebe Dahl, although she recently revealed their wedding is on hold because of her busy acting career.

She explained: ''When I booked 'OITNB', I thought things were going to change a little bit and I'd be a little more busy, but obviously I underestimated it.

''I don't think anyone knew that my character would be taken to so well. We want to find the time to plan the wedding but now I think it's going to be, like, next year.

''Originally it was going to be this year, but I feel like that's a bit too ambitious.''