Ingrid Rüütel was born in Tallinn as a daughter of communist politician Neeme Ruus and his wife actress Linda Karin Ruus (née Aruküll). Her father was killed by the German Army during World War II in 1942.
In 1958, Ingrid married to Arnold Rüütel. They have two daughters and 6 grandchildren.
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