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Top 50 Most Popular Red Headed Actresses [2022]

Bijesh NageshBijesh-Updated May 23, 2022


Rea Haired Actresses

 

Talented, gorgeous, and unforgettable… This next article for Entoin is a love letter to all the redhead actresses who have entertained us for years, and elevated the movie and series artforms with their skilled work and beautiful presence.

 

 

1. Drew Barrymore

 

Drew Barrymore

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 22 February 1975
Debut Movie "Altered States" 
Debut Year 1980
Most Famous For Charlie McGee in "Firestarter", 1984 movie
Awards 2010 Golden Globe Award "Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television" for 'Grey Gardens' movie

 

She went from blonde to redhead in April 2000 and the look suited her like a charm.

 

She went back and forth where hair color was concerned but the "Charlie's Angels" actress certainly pulled off the ginger look.

 

Drew Barrymore is known for movies like "Never Been Kissed", "50 First Dates", "E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial", "Firestarter", "EverAfter", "Grey Gardens", and "Music and Lyrics".

 

She has been a working actress since the age of 11 months (1976). In addition to being Steven Spielberg's goddaughter, Drew was also one of 2007's highest-paid actresses.

 

She runs her own production company 'Flower Films', and holds the record for being the youngest SNL (Saturday Night Live) host of all time.

 

 

 

2. Debra Messing

 

Debra Messing

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 15 August 1968
Debut Movie "A Walk in the Clouds" 
Debut Year 1995
Most Famous For "Will & Grace" 1998 series
Awards 2003 Primetime Emmy Award "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" for 'Will & Grace' series

 

Though a natural blonde, Debra rocked the redhead look in her most popular TV sitcom role "Will & Grace", veritably becoming one of the world's most beloved gingers.

 

She's known for her work in films like "Purple Violets", "Irresistible", "A Walk In The Clouds", "The Mothman Prophecies" "The Wedding Date", and "Dirty Dancing".

 

She graduated from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, in New York. She played a small part in the police drama series "NYPD Blue" before she made the leap to movies.

 

Her role in "The Starter Wife" TV series brought her much acclaim. In her childhood, Debra won Rhode Island's 'Junior Miss' competition.

 

 

 

3. Madelaine Petsch

 

Madelaine Petsch

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 18 August 1994
Debut Movie "The Hive" 
Debut Year 2004
Most Famous For Cheryl Blossom in "Riverdale", 2017, series
Awards 2018 MTV Movie + TV Award "Scene Stealer" for 'Riverdale' series

 

The most popular redhead from the "Riverdale" TV series, nearly everyone will agree that Madelaine rocked the ginger look while delving into her role as the ever-popular Cheryl Blossom.

 

Her other films include "Sightless", "The Curse of Sleeping Beauty", "Polaroid", "The Hive", and "F*&% the Prom".

 

Madelaine initially read for the role of Betty in "Riverdale". She's originally South African but grew up in Washington.

 

Since she's always been lactose intolerant, she's never had ice cream, ever. She's had training in competitive dancing and theatre.

 

Her secret phobia: large bodies of water. Madelaine had a near-death experience when she was young – her mother saved her after a wave pulled Madelaine underwater.

 

 

 

4. Kate Mara

 

Kate Mara

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 27 February 1983
Debut Movie "Random Hearts" 
Debut Year 1999
Most Famous For "House of Cards" 2013 series 
Awards 2015 Women in Film Crystal Award "Face of the Future"

 

One of the best 'beachy reds' to grace the small screen, the "House of Cards" actress certainly pulled off the ginger look.

 

Kate's other films include "The Martian", "Iron Man 2", "127 Hours", "Brokeback Mountain", "Alien: Covenant", "Call Jane", "Full Of It", and "Fantastic Four".

 

Kate's younger sister is the also-famous actress Rooney Mara. Kate is the great-granddaughter of the founder of NFL's NY Giants, Tim Mara.

 

She sang the national anthem at numerous NFL games. She strived to land the roles of Catwoman and Lois Lane but lost them to Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams, respectively.

 

She is a spokesperson for the Humane Society.

 

 

 

5. Emma Stone

 

Emma Stone

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 6 November 1988
Debut Movie "Superbad" 
Debut Year 2007
Most Famous For "La La Land" 2016 movie
Awards 2017 Oscar Award "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role" for 'La La Land' movie

 

In addition to her many exceptional dresses in "Cruella", Emma Stone rocked one color quite well.

 

The ginger look suited her in all the best ways. One may even call it her signature.

 

Emma's other works include "The Amazing Spider-Man", "La La Land", "The Favourite", "The Help", "Zombieland", "Birdman", "Marmaduke", "Burnt", and "Easy A".

 

Emma pitched her parents to send her to California where she was eager to pursue a career in acting.

 

Her husky voice was a result of being colic when she was a child. She wanted to land the role of Clair in "Heroes", but lost the chance to Hayden Panettiere.

 

Director Judd Apatow was the one who convinced her to dye her hair red, and she hasn't gone back since.

 

 

 

6. Jessica Chastain

 

Jessica Chastain

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 24 March 1977
Debut Movie "Jolene"
Debut Year 2008
Most Famous For "Zero Dark Thirty" 2012 movie
Awards 2013 Golden Globe Award "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama" for 'Zero Dark Thirty' movie

 

Exuding a sense of 'old Hollywood' elegance is Jessica Chastain's ginger hair, which truly suits her in every way.

 

She has rocked deeper and lighter variations of the look in several movies, taking nothing away from her brilliant acting prowess.

 

Jessica's works include "Molly's Game", "Zero Dark Thirty", "The 355", "The Eyes Of Tammy Faye" (her role has gained sizeable Oscar buzz for 2022), "The Help", "Interstellar", "The Martian", "Jolene", "Iron Man 3", and "X Men: Dark Phoenix".

 

Red is actually her natural hair color. Despite being a high school dropout, Jessica was accepted into Julliard thanks to a scholarship from Robin Williams.

 

She is an enthusiastic advocate of the 'Adopt Don't Shop' pet movement. Jessica also boasts mastery in Krav Maga, a hybrid form of martial arts.

 

 

 

7. Amy Adams

 

Amy Adams

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 20 August 1974
Debut Movie "Drop Dead Gorgeous" 
Debut Year 1999
Most Famous For "Enchanted" 2007 movie
Awards 2015 Golden Globe Award "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical" for 'Big Eyes' 2014 movie

 

As beautiful as she is versatile, Amy Adams brings plenty of commitment to her roles.

 

She often matches her vibrant red hair to her signature bright red lipstick, which makes her stand out on the red carpet.

 

Amy is known for works like "Arrival", "Man Of Steel", "Catch Me If You Can", "Doubt", "The Woman In The Window", "Julie & Julia", "American Hustle", "Big Eyes", and "Enchanted".

 

Amy is not a natural redhead. She admittedly dyed it to land different roles. She grew up wanting a career in ballet before shifting to musical theatre.

 

She learned how to knit while spending time on the sets of the movie "Doubt" starring 'living legend' Meryl Streep.

 

In 2014, Amy gave up her first-class seat so a soldier could have it instead.

 

 

 

8. Tilda Swinton

 

Tilda Swinton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 5 November 1960
Debut Movie "Caravaggio"
Debut Year 1986
Most Famous For "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" 2005 movie
Awards 2008 Oscar Award "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role" for 'Michael Clayton' 2007 movie

 

An electric crimson look and a body of work that is as diverse as it is excellent, Tilda Swinton can certainly be considered one of the best actresses working in the business today.

 

She is known for works like "The French Dispatch", "Doctor Strange", "Suspiria", "Constantine", "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", "The Beach", "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "The Grand Budapest Hotel", "Burn After Reading", "The Human Voice", "Isle Of Dogs", "Adaptation", "Snowpiercer", "The Statement", "Broken Flowers", and "Michael Clayton".

 

Tilda's family tree dates all the way back to the 9th century, with many a historical name on the roster.

 

She saved her newborn brother from choking when she was only four years old. She was classmates and friends with Princess Diana.

 

 

 

9. Lindsay Lohan

 

Lindsay Lohan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 2 July 1986
Debut Movie "The Parent Trap"
Debut Year 1998
Most Famous For "Freaky Friday" 2003 movie
Awards 2005 MTV Movie Award "Best Female Performance" for 'Mean Girls' 2004 movie

 

Her signature vixen-red hair and brilliant acting versatility – coupled with numerous personal faux pas – have made Lindsay Lohan a household name.

 

Her works include "Mean Girls", "Just My Luck", "Freaky Friday", "The Parent Trap", "Get A Clue", "A Prairie Home Companion", "Bobby", and "Life-Size".

 

Lindsay began her journey in the entertainment business as a child model who appeared in TV commercials and print ads.

 

She was eleven years old when she starred in "The Parent Trap". She boasts an outstanding singing voice.

 

If not for her personal rehab-related troubles, she was all set to play the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in a biopic.

 

Her legal problems, especially issues surrounding alcohol and drugs, derailed her otherwise promising career. Lindsay used to have her own fashion line '6126', in collaboration with Sephora.

 

She'll be making a comeback in "Sick Note", starring opposite Rupert Grint.

 

 

 

10. Gillian Anderson

 

Gillian Anderson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 9 August 1968
Debut Movie "The Turning"
Debut Year 1992
Most Famous For "The X-Files" 1998 TV series
Awards 2021 Primetime Emmy Award "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for 'The Crown' 2016 series

 

Born blonde but established ginger after her appearance as Dana Scully in the hit supernatural TV series "The X-Files", Gillian Anderson's multifarious roles have since evolved and brought her great industry renown.

 

She's known for works like "Johnny English Reborn", "The Great", "Crooked House", "American Gods", "The Crown", "The Last King Of Scotland", "All About Eve", "The Turning", "The Mighty", "Hannibal", and "The Fall".

 

Gillian is also a brilliant theatre artist. She is bidialectal, meaning she can speak fluently in both American and British accents.

 

She has been known to champion women's rights, in fact, she co-authored a book with Jennifer Nadel titled "We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere".

 

She has delved into various roles and donned a plethora of distinct 'character looks' in recent years, particularly her brief but brilliant portrayal of Lucille Ball in the "American Gods" TV series.

 

Her best look came in "The Crown" series where she portrayed the bold and powerful former British PM, Margaret Thatcher.

 

 

 

11. Kate Winslet

 

Kate Winslet

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 5 October 1975
Debut Series "Dark Season"
Debut Year 1991
Most Famous For "Titanic" 1997 movie
Awards 2009 Oscar Award "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role" for 'The Reader' movie

 

Her redhead look in the film "Titanic" was so perfect for her that Kate Winslet is often thought of as natural ginger when in truth she's a beautiful strawberry blonde.

 

Kate is known for amazing works like "The Dressmaker", "Contagion", "Revolutionary Road", "Ammonite", "Avatar 2" (TBR), "Insurgent", "Little Children", "Iris", "The Reader", "Steve Jobs", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", and "Mare of Easttown".

 

She started her acting training at Redroofs Drama School, in England. When she was cast as Rose DeWitt in "Titanic", she sent a bouquet of roses to director James Cameron.

 

She was the only artist on the set of that iconic movie who didn't wear a wetsuit – it was a genuinely freezing experience for Kate.

 

Ever since the film, she and Leonardo DiCaprio have remained steadfast friends. Kate turned down the role of Eowyn (which went to Miranda Otto) in the "Lord of the Rings" franchise.

 

Kate was the youngest artist to earn a fifth Oscar nomination at the age of 31, and again at the age of 33 for her sixth.

 

She won an Emmy in 2006 for playing a funny version of herself in the British show "Extras".

 

 

12. Claire Danes

 

Claire Danes

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 12 April 1979
Debut Series "My So-Called Life"
Debut Year 1994
Most Famous For "Homeland" 2011 series
Awards 2013 Primetime Emmy Award "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" for 'Homeland' show

 

Claire first sported her super-trendy redhead look in the show "My So-Called Life" in which she played Angela Chase.

 

She is a natural blonde but her new dye job worked wonders for her on-screen character and of course herself.

 

Claire is known for works like "Stardust", "The Rainmaker", "Little Women", "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines", "Les Misérables", "Evening", "Temple Grandin", and "Homeland".

 

Claire appeared in Soul Asylum's 1995 music video "Just Like Anyone". Her 2012 audio performance for Margaret Atwood's novel "The Handmaid's Tale" earned her an Audie Award nomination.

 

She turned down the role of Rose for the movie "Titanic" because she had only just completed "Romeo + Juliet" with Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

She won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her dedicated performance of an autistic girl in the movie "Temple Grandin".

 

 

13. Nicole Kidman

 

Nicole Kidman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 20 June 1967
Debut Movie "Dead Calm"
Debut Year 1989
Most Famous For "Moulin Rouge" 2001 movie
Awards 2003 Oscar Award "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for 'The Hours' movie

 

Aside from being a natural strawberry blonde, Nicole Kidman has also rocked the redhead look in some of the most gorgeous ways.

 

She is known for works like "Bombshell", "Aquaman", "The Others", "Eyes Wide Shut", "Batman Forever", "Cold Mountain", "The Golden Compass", "Australia", "Bewitched", "The Hours", "The Stepford Wives", "The Peacemaker", "Grace of Monaco", "Boy Erased", "Lion", "The Prom", "Big Little Lies", "Nine Perfect Strangers", "Days Of Thunder", "The Portrait of a Lady", "Moulin Rouge", "Dead Calm", "To Die For", and "Being The Ricardos".

 

Nicole's ancestry boasts Irish, Scottish, and English heritage. Since she was born in Hawaii, she was given the traditional name Hōkūlani meaning 'Heavenly Star'.

 

She was made a Companion of Order of Australia (AC) during the 2006 Australia Day Honours.

 

Nicole was the first Aussie actress to win the 'Best Actress' Oscar. She made the Guinness Book Of Records' 50th-anniversary edition for being the highest-paid actress in a commercial, namely the 4-minute Chanel No.5 movie ad directed by Baz Luhrmann.

 

She expertly portrayed the legendary Lucille Ball in the 2021 Aaron Sorkin-directed movie "Being The Ricardos".

 

 

14. Julia Roberts

 

Julia Roberts

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 28 October 1967
Debut Movie "Firehouse
Debut Year 1987
Most Famous For "Pretty Woman" 1990 movie
Awards 2001 Oscar Award "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for 'Erin Brockovich' movie

 

Her ginger look in the hit romance "Pretty Woman" became Julia Roberts' signature style for a while.

 

She is also known for works like "Runaway Bride", "Wonder", "Erin Brockovich", "Stepmom", "August: Osage County", "Eat Pray Love", "Notting Hill", "Steel Magnolias", "Ocean's Eleven", "Mirror Mirror", "The Pelican Brief", "Mona Lisa Smile", "Charlie Wilson's War", "Mary Reilly", "Fireflies In The Garden", "Satisfaction", "Michel Collins", and "Mystic Pizza".

 

Julia counted herself lucky to have gotten the lead role in the "Pretty Woman" movie after Meg Ryan turned it down.

 

In contrast, she was being considered to star opposite Tom Hanks in "Sleepless in Seattle", which later went to Meg Ryan.

 

Julia won a Golden Globe and received an Oscar nomination for "Steel Magnolias". Her brilliant role in the movie "Erin Brockovich" earned her an Oscar.

 

 

15. Susan Sarandon

 

Susan Sarandon

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 4 October 1946
Debut Movie "Joe"
Debut Year 1970
Most Famous For "Thelma & Louise" 1991 movie
Awards 1996 Oscar Award "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for 'Dead Man Walking' movie

 

A combination of wavy cinnamon hair and red lipstick has defined many a role for Susan Sarandon who is one of the best artists in the movie business.

 

Her works include "Stepmom", "Thelma & Louise", "Enchanted", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "The Client", "Bill Durham", "The Witches of Eastwick", "Dead Man Walking", "Little Women", "Blackbird", "White Palace", "The Banger Sisters", "Lorenzo's Oil", "Cloud Atlas", "Robot & Frank", "Joe", and "Elizabethtown".

 

She almost lost her role in the movie "Bill Durham" because the studio felt she wasn't funny enough.

 

She became one of the eight women to carry the Olympic flag during the 2006 Winter Games held in Italy.

 

Even though she caught pneumonia after the swimming pool scene in the movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", she kept working without causing the studio any delays.

 

She is one of the owners of a ping-pong social club called 'Spin' that has establishments in New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

 

 

16. Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 27 September 1972
Debut Movie "High"
Debut Year 1989
Most Famous For "Shakespeare in Love" 1998 movie
Awards 1999 Oscar Award "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for 'Shakespeare in Love' movie

 

Another natural blonde who genuinely looks superb as a redhead, Gwyneth Paltrow seems to have mastered the art of making heads turn.

 

Her works include "Shallow Hal", "Iron Man", "Se7en", "Great Expectations", "Hook", "Contagion", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "High", "The Talented Mr. Ripley", "Emma", "A Perfect Murder, "Bounce", "The Pallbearer", "Two Lovers", "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", "Avengers: Infinity War", "Proof", "Shakespeare in Love", and "The Good Night".

 

Steven Spielberg is her godfather. She hosted a fundraiser in her own home in 2014 for former President Barack Obama.

 

She came close to landing the role of Rose in the movie "Titanic". She was the Maid of Honour at Guy Ritchie and Madonna's wedding.

 

 

17. Evan Rachel Wood

 

Evan Rachel Wood

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 7 September 1987
Debut Movie "Digging To China"
Debut Year 1997
Most Famous For "Westworld" 2016 series
Awards 2016 IGN People's Choice Award "Best TV Actress" for 'Westworld' series

 

Renowned for being able to pull off both blonde and ginger looks, Evan Rachel Wood has proven that she is quite a versatile actress.

 

Her role in the HBO series "Westworld" was remarkable, to say the least. Her other works include "Across The Universe", "Practical Magic", "Thirteen", "The Ides Of March", "The Missing", "Whatever Works", "The Conspirator", "Digging To China", "Mildred Pierce", "10 Things I Hate About Life", "The Upside Of Anger", and "Running With Scissors".

 

Her movie "Thirteen" released in 2000 and courted controversy. She has one of the most alluring singing voices, harkening back to her time in musical theatre.

 

Evan Rachel Wood has a black belt in Taekwondo. She was fully home-schooled and received her high school diploma at the age of fifteen.

 

 

18. Sophia Loren

 

Sophia Loren

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 20 September 1934
Debut Movie "Quo Vadis"
Debut Year 1951
Most Famous For "A Special Day" 1977 movie
Awards 1962 Oscar Award "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for 'Two Women' movie

 

An olive complexion and hair of dark garnet worked silver-screen magic for Italian-origin superstar Sophia Loren.

 

There's little wonder how this golden-era actress became the premier sex symbol of her time.

 

Sophia's works include "The Life Ahead", "Two Women", "Arabesque", "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", "Operation Crossbow", "Pret-A-Porter", "Quo Vadis", "A Countess From Hong Kong", "The Fall Of The Roman Empire", "The Millionairess", "Scandal In Sorrento", "Two Nights With Cleopatra", "Nine", "The Miller's Beautiful Wife", "Boccaccio '70", "Atilla", "A Special Day", and "Blood Feud".

 

Sophia was quite the accomplished cook and wrote three cookbooks. She appeared in the movie "Nine" after a five-year hiatus.

 

She was no stranger to the inside of a jail cell due to tax evasion – she served 17 days in a 30-day custodial sentence.

 

Her own son Edoardo Ponti directed her in the movie "The Life Ahead". She holds the record as the only woman to bag six 'Best Actress' David di Donatello Awards.

 

Her 1962 Oscar win for the movie "Two Women" made Sophia the first artist to win for a foreign-language performance.

 

A WWII raid saw Sophia gaining a scar on her chin when she was hit by shrapnel.

 

 

19. Shirley MacLaine

 

Shirley MacLaine

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 24 April 1934
Debut Movie "The Trouble With Harry"
Debut Year 1955
Most Famous For "Terms Of Endearment" 1983 movie
Awards 1984 Oscar Award "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for 'Terms Of Endearment' movie

 

A brick-red pixie cute defined Shirley MacLaine's early career days in show business. The superbly talented actress gave cinema some of the finest performances of her generation.

 

Her works include "Terms Of Endearment", "Steel Magnolias", "Wild Oats", "What A Way To Go!", "Sweet Charity", "Postcards From The Edge", "The Children's Hour", "Coco Chanel", "The Evening Star", "Bewitched", "Guarding Tess", "Around The World In 80 Days", "Can-Can", "The Trouble With Harry", "Mrs. Winterbourne", "Artists And Models", "Ask Any Girl", "Two For The Seesaw", "Irma La Douce", "My Geisha", "The Yellow Rolls-Royce", and "Woman Times Seven".

 

Shirley's little brother was another Hollywood star, namely Warren Beatty. She impressed legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, and the two became fast friends.

 

She bagged two roles originally intended for Marilyn Monroe, like "Irma La Douce". She took on the great H.B. Wallis himself, suing him for contract violation. She also sued Twentieth Century Fox in 1966 for breach of contract.

 

The lawsuit became a signature lesson in employment-contract law and featured in law school textbooks.

 

Shirley MacLaine has also proven to be as eccentric as she is iconic.

 

 

20. Sarah Michelle Gellar

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 14 April 1977
Debut TV-Movie "An Invasion of Privacy"
Debut Year 1983
Most Famous For "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" 1997 series
Awards 1999 Saturn Award "Best Genre TV Actress" for 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' series

 

She looks amazing as a blonde, and powerful as ginger (she sported the redhead look in diverse roles).

 

There are few looks Sarah Michelle Gellar can't pull off. Renowned for being the veritable heart and soul of the 1997-2003 series "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", Sarah is also known for other works like "Scooby-Doo", "Scream", "I Know What You Did Last Summer", "Cruel Intentions", "TMNT", "Southland Tales", "The Grudge", "Suburban Girl", "High Stakes", "All My Children", and "Small Soldiers".

 

Sarah is an ace figure skater. She was also a child artist, and earned an Emmy for her role in "All My Children".

 

Her strong female-protagonist performance in the "Buffy" series earned her a place in TV History.

 

She's mastered street fighting and has a black belt in taekwondo. She juggles (literally) quite well.

 

Linda Carter (of original 'Wonder Woman' fame) was first to endorse the beauty brand Maybelline.

 

Sarah becomes the second celeb to sign a deal with them. Sarah has a remarkable singing voice too.

 

Strangely enough, she turned down hit roles in movies like "Romeo + Juliet", "Fight Club", and "Gangs of New York".

 

 

21. Judy Garland

 

Judy Garland

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 10 June 1922
Debut Short Film "Every Sunday"
Debut Year 1936
Most Famous For "The Wizard Of Oz" 1939 movie
Awards 1955 Golden Globe Award "Best Actress - Comedy or Musical" for 'A Star Is Born' movie

 

Gorgeous auburn 'girl next door' curls truly defined Judy Garland, particularly her character in the timeless classic "The Wizard Of Oz".

 

Her works include "Meet Me In St. Louis", "The Harvey Girls", "A Star Is Born", "Summer Stock", "The Pirate", "Ziegfeld Girl", "Pigskin Parade", "A Child Is Waiting", Listen, Darling", "Strike Up The Band", "Thousands Cheer", "For Me And My Gal", "Judgement At Nuremberg", and "That's Dancing!".

 

Judy's singing voice was one of the most unique and celebrated in all of cinema.

 

She began performing at the little age of two. She also had some of the darkest personal lives among celebrities of her era and generation.

 

She was renowned for hosting live solo concerts. Judy was the youngest artist to ever win the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

 

The day after she died there was a tornado in Kansas, similar to the events in her hit film "Wizard of Oz" wherein a tornado whisked her character Dorothy away over the rainbow to a whole new world.

 

 

22. Rita Hayworth

 

Rita Hayworth

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 17 October 1918
Debut Movie "Under the Pampas Moon"
Debut Year 1935
Most Famous For "Gilda" 1946 movie
Awards 2021 OFTA Film Hall of Fame (posthumous) Award for Acting

 

A gorgeous brunette who made red her signature color, classic-era star Rita Hayworth truly earned the 'Screen Siren' title for her versatile sensual roles.

 

Her works include "Salome", "Gilda", "Blood And Sand", "The Lady From Shanghai", "Separate Tables", "Circus World", "Affair In Trinidad", "The Loves Of Carmen", "Miss Sadie Thompson", "Trouble In Texas", "Only Angels Have Wings", "The Wrath Of God", "The Rover", "Music In My Heart", "Under the Pampas Moon", "The Story On Page One", "The Poppy Is Also A Flower", and "There's Always A Woman".

 

Rita's real name was Margarita Carmen Cansino. She became a sex symbol and pin-up girl in her time.

 

She was also an outstanding dancer, as several of her film roles will confirm. Fred Astaire himself once said that Rita could learn even the most complex steps in an incredibly short time.

 

An unproven myth about her real name persists to this day. Rumour has it that the name for the famous cocktail 'Margarita' was inspired by Rita's original moniker after she danced in Mexico under her birth name.

 

 

23. Geena Davis

 

Geena Davis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 21 January 1956
Debut Movie "Tootsie"
Debut Year 1982
Most Famous For "Thelma & Louise" 1991 movie
Awards 1989 Oscar Award "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for 'The Accidental Tourist' movie

 

Dark brows and bold garnet curls lent Geena Davis all the 'screen presence' she needed.

 

An outstanding actress and founder of the non-profit charity Geena Davis Institute, this actress is certainly worth appreciating.

 

Her works include "Stuart Little", "Beetlejuice", "Thelma & Louise", "Cutthroat Island", "A League Of Their Own", "Earth Girls Are Easy", "Secret Weapons", "Angie", "Accidents Happen", "Commander In Chief", "Hero", "Fletch", "Tootsie", "Universal Soldier", "The Hitcher", and "The Accidental Tourist".

 

She was the first cast member to say yes to doing the 1988 "Beetlejuice" movie, which went on to become a hit.

 

She's an avid proponent of gender equality. The Bentonville Film Foundation, which she co-founded in 2014, hosts a film festival every year.

 

Geena knows to play three musical instruments – the organ, piano, and flute. Her humanitarian efforts were recognized with an Oscar Award – the 2020 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

 

She was the Olympic archery team semi-finalist, and all set to compete at the 2000 Summer Olympics, but never made the team.

 

 

24. Katharine Hepburn

 

Katharine Hepburn

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 12 May 1907
Debut Movie "A Bill of Divorcement"
Debut Year 1932
Most Famous For "Bringing Up Baby" 1938 movie
Awards 1968 Oscar Award "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner' movie

 

The ginger look suited this brilliant actress so well that classic-era star Cary Grant even called her character 'Red' in the movie "The Philadelphia Story".

 

Katharine Hepburn has become a name synonymous with acting excellence. Her works include "The African Queen", "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner", "Bringing Up Baby", "On Golden Pond", "Holiday", "Desk Set", " Summertime", "Mary Of Scotland", "Morning Glory", "Stage Door", "The Rainmaker", "Pat And Mike", "Adam's Rib", "Suddenly, Last Summer", "Woman Of The Year", "The Trojan Women", "Long Day's Journey Into Night", "Dragon Seed", "The Glass Menagerie", "Little Women", "Keeper Of The Flame", "Alice Adams", "Love Among The Ruins", "Undercurrent", "The Corn Is Green", "State Of The Union", "That's Entertainment", "The Lion In Winter", "A Bill of Divorcement", "Song Of Love", and "The Warrior's Husband".

 

Katharine Hepburn's illustrious career earned her a record four Oscar wins. Her line "The calla lilies are in bloom again" from the 1937 movie "Stage Door" was taken from the play 'The Lake' and became one of her signature 'deliveries'.

 

Her 'most Oscar nominated' record (12 in total) was broken by another 'Hollywood Queen', namely Meryl Streep (who currently holds a whopping 21 Oscar noms and three wins).

 

 

25. Julianne Moore

 

Julianne Moore

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 3 December 1960
Debut Series "The Edge Of Night"
Debut Year 1984
Most Famous For "Far From Heaven" 2002 movie
Awards 2015 Oscar Award "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role" for 'Still Alice' movie

 

Copper-red hair color is not the only thing striking about this talented actress. She has proven her acting chops over the years and made quite the name for herself in show business.

 

Julianne Moore's works include "Hannibal", "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", "Chloe", "Kingsman: The Golden Circle", "Crazy, Stupid Love", "Gloria Bell", "The Big Lebowski", "Carrie", "Evolution", "Next", "Dear Evan Hansen", "Savage Grace", "Magnolia", "Assassins", "After The Wedding", "The Kids Are All Right", "Suburbicon", "Children Of Men", "Nine Months", "The Hours", "Still Alice", "The Fugitive", "Bel Canto", "A Single Man", "Body Of Evidence", "Freedomland", "Far From Heaven", and "Game Change".

 

She was born in Fort Bragg military base – her father was an army paratrooper.

 

Now renowned for her natural freckles, she was bullied for it during her childhood. She has four Oscar nominations to her name.

 

She never planned to become an actress. Julianne is also the only American actress to win 'Best Actress' at the Berlin, Venice, and Cannes Film Festivals.

 

 

26. Bette Davis

 

Bette Davis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 5 April 1908
Debut Movie "Bad Sister" 
Debut Year 1931
Most Famous For "All About Eve" 1950 movie
Awards 1939 Oscar Award "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for 'Jezebel' movie

 

One of the most unforgettable actresses to grace the 'golden age' of Hollywood, there were few roles that Bette Davis couldn't transform into exceptional character performances.

 

Her natural soft-brown shade of hair evolved into a platinum-blonde look for the movies, and she courted some amazing ginger looks as well.

 

Her works include "Jezebel", What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?", "The Star", "Now, Voyager", "The Letter", "Dark Victory", "The Little Foxes", "Mr.

 

Skeffington", "Death On The Nile", "All About Eve", "The Man Who Came To Dinner", "The Catered Affair", "Dead Ringer", "The Nanny", "The Anniversary", "The Old Maid", "Murder With Mirrors", "Winter Meeting", "Deception", "Old Acquaintance", "The Corn Is Green", "Dangerous", "In This Our Life", "Marked Woman", "The Virgin Queen", "Watch On The Rhine", "The Scientific Cardplayer", "Payment On Demand", "Juarez", "Phone Call From A Stranger", "Bad Sister", "Of Human Bondage", and "Satan Met A Lady".

 

Her acting career spanned more than a hundred fine films and fifty-plus solid years. She borrowed the name Bette from Honoré de Balzac's novel "La Cousine Bette". "Hollywood Canteen" and other donation-oriented short films contributed mightily to America's war effort during WWII.

 

Bette's 'comeback movie' was a last-minute casting decision. She almost never starred in "All About Eve", and now nobody can see someone else in the shoes of Margo Channing.

 

She had a longstanding 'professional feud' with fellow superstar Joan Crawford.

 

 

27. Kirsten Dunst

 

Kirsten Dunst

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 30 April 1982
Debut Movie "Oedipus Wrecks" (Woody Allen's "New York Stories")
Debut Year 1989
Most Famous For "Spider-Man" 2002 movie
Awards 2011 Cannes Film Festival Award "Best Actress" for 'Melancholia' movie

 

Almost any hair color suits this remarkably versatile actress who can go from pretty to poignant in the blink of an eye.

 

Her blonde locks and ginger curls, however, stand out. Kirsten Dunst's works include "Spider-Man" (and related installments), "Jumanji", "The Power Of The Dog", "Small Soldiers", "Marie Antoinette", "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind", "Melancholia", "Little Women", "All Good Things", "Hidden Figures", "Elizabethtown", "Wimbledon", "Bachelorette", "Mona Lisa Smile", "Fifteen And Pregnant", "The Devil's Arithmetic", "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People", "True Heart", "Wag The Dog", "Anastasia" (animation),  "Lover's Prayer", "Fargo", "Interview With The Vampire", and "The Cat's Meow".

 

She has been a child actress and child model. She has won many beauty awards over the years – twice for People Magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People in the World', and Teen People's '25 Hottest Stars Under 25'.

 

Kirsten featured in prominent music videos like Savage Garden's "I Knew I Loved You", Beastie Boys' "Make Some Noise", and REM's "We All Go Back To Where We Belong".

 

She has won numerous awards and been nominated for several noteworthy ones (Emmys, AACTA International, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and more).

 

Kirsten is also an ardent feminist, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.

 

 

28. Isla Fisher

 

Isla Fisher

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 3 February 1976
Debut Series "Paradise Beach"
Debut Year 1993
Most Famous For "Home And Away" 1994-1997 series
Awards 2016 AACTA Trailblazer Award

 

Her energetic expressions and red hair became a lesson in beauty magic for the silver screen.

 

Isla's works include "Scooby-Doo", "Godmothered", "Wedding Crashers", "The Great Gatsby", "Confessions Of A Shopaholic", "Definitely, Maybe", "Nocturnal Animals", "Now You See Me", "Life Of Crime", "Blithe Spirit", "The Brothers Grimsby", "Hot Rod", "Visions", "Wolf Like Me", "The Wannabes", "The Lookout", and "I <3 Huckabees".

 

She was a child artist, having done roles in various commercials and soap operas around the age of nine.

 

She was passionate about becoming an author rather than an actress. At eighteen, she published teen novels "Bewitched" and "Seduced by Fame".

 

The Aussie actress also possesses memorable comedic timing – her delivery of intentionally bad dialogues is compelling.

 

She has since written books for children – "Marge In Charge", "Marge And The Pirate Baby", and more.

 

 

29. Cynthia Nixon

 

Cynthia Nixon

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 9 April 1966
Debut Movie "Little Darlings"
Debut Year 1981
Most Famous For "Sex And The City" 1998-2004 TV series 
Awards 2004 Primetime Emmy Award "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series" for 'Sex And The City' show

 

She is renowned for her role as Miranda Hobbes in the hit 1998-2004 TV series "Sex and the City".

 

Cynthia Nixon rocked the redhead pixie cut like few others could have managed to do.

 

In truth, she's a natural blonde. Her other works include "The Manhattan Project", "Amadeus", "Baby's Day Out", "Ruth & Alex", "A Quiet Passion", "The Only Living Boy In New York", "The Pelican Brief", "Little Darlings", "The Out-Of-Towners", "My Body, My Child", "James White", "World Without End", "One Last Thing", "Warm Springs", "Killing Reagan", "Stockholm, Pennsylvania", "Let It Ride", "Marvin's Room", "Syriana", "Tattoo", "Advice From A Caterpillar", "The Parting Glass", "I Am Cheese", and "Tanner On Tanner".

 

Cynthia is one of the most versatile actresses working in the business today. She is an open lesbian and is currently married to the love of her life whom she met at a gay rights rally.

 

Her awards are as diverse as her performances – she's won a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy.

 

She penned a heartwarming essay in 2016 for Time magazine about her mother's abortion and a woman's right to choose.

 

Cynthia is a survivor of breast cancer, the diagnosis for which she kept secret in 2006.

 

 

30. Rene Russo

 

Rene Russo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 17 February 1954
Debut Movie "Major League"
Debut Year 1989
Most Famous For "Nightcrawler" 2014 movie
Awards 2015 Saturn Award "Best Supporting Actress" for 'Nightcrawler' movie

 

Beautiful copper-blonde locks are not the only thing this lovely ginger artist is known for.

 

She has also done some memorable movies over the years. Her works include "The Thomas Crown Affair", "Tin Cup", "Lethal Weapon" (and related installments), "Get Shorty", "Outbreak", "The Intern", "Nightcrawler", "Yours, Mine & Ours", "In The Line Of Fire", "Thor" (and related installments), "Buddy", "Velvet Buzzsaw", "Freejack", "Avengers: Endgame", "Major League", "Just Getting Started", "Showtime", "Two For The Money", "Big Trouble", "One Good Cop", and "Frank And Cindy".

 

She redefined the 'tough detective' trope in the "Lethal Weapon" franchise. As a supporting actress, she played some amazing characters like Queen of Asgard Frigga, Catherine Banning opposite Pierce Brosnan's Thomas Crown, Karen Flores in the "Get Shorty" movie which revolved around her character, and Trudy Lintz who raised a gorilla named Buddy in the 1997 movie after the same name.

 

 

31. Kate Walsh

 

Kate Walsh

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 13 October 1967
Debut Movie "Normal Life"
Debut Year 1995
Most Famous For "Grey's Anatomy" (2005-2012) TV series
Awards 2019 WIFF Award "Best Actress – Feature" for 'Sell By' movie

 

An outstanding actress and beautiful redhead, Kate Walsh knows how to rock the ginger look.

 

Even as a blonde, she looks like she was born into the color when in truth Kate's a natural brunette.

 

Her works include "Legion", "3022", "Honest Thief", "Under The Tuscan Sun", "Girls Trip", "Scary Movie", "Kicking & Screaming", "Bewitched", "Just Before I Go", "The Family Man", "Sometime Other Than Now", "Three Below Zero", "Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House", "Grey's Anatomy", "Anchorman", "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower", "Sell  By", "Abandoned", "Ideal Home", and "After The Sunset".

 

Kate has Italian roots. She received her 'big break' in show business when she was 37 years old.

 

Her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC TV drama "Grey's Anatomy" remains one of the most signature roles of her career.

 

The 80s saw Kate in Japan indulging a brief stint in modeling. She's a survivor of meningioma, which she was diagnosed within 2015.

 

 

32. Rose McGowan

 

Rose McGowan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 5 September 1973
Debut Movie "Encino Man"
Debut Year 1992
Most Famous For "Scream" 1996 movie
Awards 2005 Family Television Award "Favourite Sister" for 'Charmed' series

 

A redhead with enough attitude to steal any scene in which she appears, Rose McGowan fast attained popularity, more so when she became one of the poster-girls for Hollywood's 'Me Too' movement.

 

Rose's works include "Scream", "The Doom Generation", "Ready To Rumble", "Conan The Barbarian", "Phantoms", "Planet Terror", "Devil In The Flesh", "Jawbreaker", "Death Proof", "Elvis", "Fifty Dead Men Walking", "Machete", "The Pastor's Wife", "The Black Dahlia", "California Man", "Nowhere", "Charmed", "Southie", "Dead Awake", and "Encino Man".

 

She has done plenty of work in the 'Indie' film circuit. She's always been a rebel growing up.

 

She almost didn't land the role that later made her a breakout star, namely that of Tatum in "Scream".

 

She may have courted a good share of controversy over the years but Rose has already established herself as one of the better actresses who worked in Hollywood.

 

 

33. Bette Midler

 

Bette Midler

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 1 December 1945 
Debut Movie "The Rose"
Debut Year 1979
Most Famous For "Hocus Pocus" 1993 movie
Awards 1994 Golden Globe Award "Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television" for 'Gypsy' movie 

 

Ever since her first TV special "Ol' Red Hair Is Back", naturally blonde Bette Midler has rocked ginger curls in effervescent ways.

 

This outstanding actress has done some amazing work in show business including "Hocus Pocus", "Big Business", "Beaches", "Gypsy", "First Wives Club", "The Rose", "For The Boys", "Ruthless People", "Stella", "Parental Guidance", "The Stepford Wives", "Drowning Mona", "Outrageous Fortune", "What Women Want", "That Old Feeling", "Jinxed!", "Hawaii", "Isn't She Great", "For The Boys", and "Freak Show".

 

She's one of the funniest actresses in the world. Bette also has exemplary range when it comes to singing.

 

She has been nominated twice for an Oscar Award, holds three Golden Globe Wins, and has earned three Grammys.

 

She is no stranger to stage acting either – she shines both on and off-screen.

 

In addition to being a singer, actress, and comedienne, she is also a dancer, producer, and songwriter.

 

Her songs and covers have been chart-toppers – "Wind Beneath My Wings", "The Rose", "From A Distance", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "One Fine Day" (from her hit studio album "It's the Girls!"), and "Do You Wanna Dance?" She sang along with big names like Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, and Billy Joel in the 1985 charity single "We Are the World".

 

Through her New York Restoration Project NPO she helps restore green zones in low-income neighborhoods – over a million trees and counting, since 1995.

 

 

34. Carol Burnett

 

Carol Burnett

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 26 April 1933
Debut Show Calamity Jane (Dallas State Fair Musicals production)
Debut Year 1963
Most Famous For "The Carol Burnett Show" 1967-1978 show.
Awards Golden Globe Award "Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical" for 'The Carol Burnett Show'

 

Emulating the sophistication of the 70s, Carol Burnett's signature carrot-top fringe and bob-cut waves gave her a signature look.

 

Having proven herself as one of the greatest most enduring comediennes of her era, Carol truly earned her status as a comic legend. "The Carol Burnett Show", which aired on CBS, made her a household name.

 

Her other works include "Eunice", "Annie", "The Four Seasons", "Post Grad", "The Front Page", "Once Upon A Mattress", "Pete 'N' Tillie", "Noises Off", "Chu Chu And The Philly Flash", "Seasons Of The Heart", "Friendly Fire", "Between Friends", "A Wedding", and "Health".

 

Numerous prestigious awards and a place in the hearts of millions of fans have made Carol Burnett a name to reckon with.

 

Her 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' star stands in front of the same theatre where, in the 50s, she was fired from the position of an usher.

 

Carol wanted to be a journalist or, barring that, a writer. She switched majors, took up play-writing, and gradually discovered her love for acting.

 

 

35. Bonnie Wright

 

Bonnie Wright

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 17 February 1991
Debut Movie "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
Debut Year 2001 
Most Famous For "Harry Potter" franchise 
Awards 2012 Empire Award nominee "Best Female Newcomer" for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' movie

 

Activist, director, and actress, Bonnie Wright exemplifies empowerment. Long gorgeous red hair is just one part of her multi-layered persona.

 

Ever since she acted as Ginny Weasley in the "Harry Potter" franchise, Bonnie has crafted a name and niche for herself.

 

Aside from her perennial role as Ginny in all the "Harry Potter" movies, Bonnie's other works include "A Christmas Carol", "After The Dark", "The Sea", "Stranded" and "Before I Sleep".

 

She can play the piano, saxophone, and guitar. Her debut in "Philosopher's Stone" was a non-speaking part, which later grew into a substantial character and franchise-favorite.

 

She is also a screenwriter and fashion model. She's been an integral part of the fashion scene all over the world.

 

She is a passionate advocate against single-use plastics. Her efforts to promote environmental conservation is laudable.

 

 

36. Karen Gillan

 

Karen Gillan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 28 November 1987
Debut Movie "The Party's Just Beginning"
Debut Year 2018
Most Famous For "Avengers: Endgame" 2019 movie
Awards

2015 Empire Award "Best Female Newcomer" for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie

 

Known for her lustrous red hair and twinkling eyes, Karen Gillan has proven herself an unforgettable 'action redhead'.

 

Her works include "Gunpowder Milkshake", "Guardians Of The Galaxy", "In  A Valley Of Violence", "Avengers: Endgame" (and related installments), "Jumanji: The Next Level", "Oculus", "The Call Of The Wild", "The Circle", "The Party's Just Beginning", "We'll Take Manhattan", "The Big Short", "All Creatures Here Below", "Stuber", "Not Another Happy Ending", "Selfie", "Doctor Who" (related installments), "Outcast", "Night Hunter", and "Dual".

 

She's also an acclaimed stage artist – her debut was in the 2013 Broadway play "Time To Act".

 

Her first film "The Party's Just Beginning" not only saw her acting in the lead role but also writing and directing the drama.

 

When Karen was a teen, she made amateur horror flicks with her dad. After she shaved her head to play Nebula in the 2014 movie "Guardians of the Galaxy", her hair was donated to the hair-makeup team who were working on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

 

 

37. Alyson Hannigan

 

Alyson Hannigan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 24 March 1974
Debut Movie "Impure Thoughts"
Debut Year 1986
Most Famous For "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" 1997-2003 series
Awards 2003 Saturn Award "Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series" for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer series

 

Red hair was not the only thing fiery about this amazing actress. Her role in the "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" TV series propelled her into the hearts of fans all over the world.

 

Her works include "Kim Possible", "American Pie" (and related installments), "Dead Man On Campus", "Switched At Birth", "Date Movie", "My Stepmother Is An Alien", "You Might Be The Killer", "Love, Wedding, Marriage", "Rip It Off", "The Stranger Beside Me", "For My Daughter's Honor", and "How I Met Your Mother".

 

Alyson used to babysit Bob Saget's (of "Full House" fame) kids. She is the godmother to Jos Whedon's son.

 

She is a capable clarinet player. Her role in the hit TV series "How I Met Your Mother" only added to her stardom.

 

 

38. Holland Roden

 

Holland Roden

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 7 October 1986
Debut Short-Film "Consideration"
Debut Year 2004
Most Famous For "Teen Wolf" 2011-2017 series
Awards 2017 Teen Choice Award "Choice Summer TV Star: Female" for 'Teen Wolf' series 

 

Red suits Holland in some of the most rouge-perfect ways. Her ginger look has most certainly become her signature style.

 

Holland's works include "Teen Wolf", "Follow Me", "Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions", "Morning Love", "Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman", "House Of Dust", "Cry Of Fear", and "Bring It On: Fight To The Finish".

 

Holland has always been a huge fan of Michael J. Fox (of "Back To The Future" fame).

 

She became famous quite fast – her career technically began only in 2004. She had a bit part to play in the hit TV series "Lost".

 

She was also in the horror anthology "Channel Zero". Her role in "Teen Wolf" propelled her to stardom.

 

Before that, she was featured in numerous music videos.

 

 

39. Judy Greer

 

Judy Greer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 20 July 1975
Debut Movie "Stricken"
Debut Year 1998
Most Famous For "Into The Dark: Good Boy" 2020 movie
Awards GLAAD Media Award "Outstanding TV Movie" ensemble for 'Uncle Frank'

 

Many a fan can literally hear her voice when they see a picture of this beautiful redhead.

 

Judy Greer can also pull off a stylish blonde look when the occasion suits her – in truth, she's a humble brunette.

 

Her works include "27 Dresses", "Stricken", "Halloween" (the reboot, and related instalments), "13 Going On 30", "Jawbreaker", "Driven", "What Women Want", "Lady Of The Manor", "Playing With Fire", "The Wedding Planner", "Carrie", "Love & Other Drugs", "Marmaduke", "Playing For Keeps", "Love Happens", "The Village", "Ant-Man", "Pottersville", "Uncle Frank", "The Descendants", "Addicted To Fresno", "Henry's Crime", "Adaptation", "Elizabethtown", "Into The Dark: Good Boy", "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?", "Archer" (animated series), "A Happening of Monumental Proportions", "Planet Of The Apes" (the reboot, and related installments), and "Men, Women & Children".

 

She's proven to be one of the most versatile supporting actresses working in the business today.

 

She has run in two major marathons. Judy's phobia: skiing. During her waitressing days, she once waited on Michael Jordan, stole his glass afterward, and gave it to her friend.

 

 

40. Cassandra Peterson

 

Cassandra Peterson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 17 September 1951
Debut Movie "The Working Girls"
Debut Year 1974
Most Famous For "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" 1988 movie
Awards 2018 Hollywood Horrorfest Price Award "Lifetime Achievement"

 

Here's a 'sexy strange' twist. Cassandra Peterson has beautiful natural red hair but her best look was in black, literally head to toe, when she played her career-defining character Elvira, Mistress of The Dark.

 

She went on to star in several other "Elvira" movies and moments, further shoring up her signature look and style as this unique character with its own franchise and fan following.

 

Her other works include "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure", "Stroker Ace", "Diamonds Are Forever" (James Bond movie), "Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold", "Cheech And Chong's Next Movie", "The Sting II", "King Of The Mountain", "The Doomsday Machine", "Coast To Coast", "The Working Girls", and a whole host of horror-genre titles.

 

Cassandra brought inimitable sex appeal to her character Elvira – we can't see anyone else playing the iconic role.

 

She performed the character for 40 years, give or take! As a child, she suffered an accident that left her with severe third-degree burns – she received skin grafts later.

 

She received career advice from Elvis Presley himself – she was a showgirl at the time and the two of them dated.

 

She became even more famous after playing Elvira in Coors beer company commercials. She has her own official line of DC comic books.

 

Elvira's range of licensed merchandise is profound, making Cassandra quite the foxy businesswoman. She has been nominated for numerous prestigious awards over the course of an unforgettable multi-decade career as Elvira.

 

She's also an author of comic-horror paperbacks.

 

 

41. Heather Graham

 

Heather Graham

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 29 January 1970
Debut TV Movie "License To Drive" 
Debut Year 1988
Most Famous For "Boogie Nights" 1997 movie
Awards 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award "Favorite Actress – Comedy" for 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me' movie

 

Sporting a wavy copper-blonde hairdo is one thing, but being able to pull off a ginger look is another.

 

Heather Graham's versatility as an actress and beauty has made her a popular artist over the years.

 

Her works include "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (and related installments), "License To Drive", "Killing Me Softly", "Bowfinger", "Boogie Nights", "Scream" (and related installments), "The Last Son", "Wander", "From Hell", "Flowers In The Attic", "The Hangover" (and related installments), "Compulsion", "Petals On The Wind", "Lost In Space", "Drugstore Cowboy", "Cake", "Last Rampage", "Stab", "Horns", "Diggstown", "At Any Price", "Broken", "Desperados", "If There Be Thorns", "Hope Springs", "The Guru", "Two Girls And A Guy", "Behaving Badly", "The Rest Of Us", "Committed", "Miss Conception", "Baby On Board", "Blessed", "Nowhere", and "Father Of Invention".

 

She started acting professionally when she was in high school. People Magazine named her one of the '50 Most Beautiful People' in 2001.

 

She used to work as an usher at the Hollywood Bowl. Heather continues to support charities and eco-organizations like Children International and Global Green.

 

 

42. Marcia Cross

 

Marcia Cross

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 25 March 1962
Debut Series The Edge of Night
Debut Year 1984
Most Famous For "Desperate Housewives" 2004-2012 series
Awards Golden Derby TV Award "Comedy Lead Actress" for 'Desperate Housewives' series

 

Taking 'redhead' to new intense and fiery standards, Marcia Cross looked positively flawless in the look for her role in the hit TV series "Desperate Housewives".

 

Her other works include "Always Say Goodbye", "Just Peck", "Eastwick", "A Little Romance", "Potiche", "Bad Influence", "The Secret Of Karma", and "Bringing Up Bobby".

 

Aside from "Desperate Housewives", she was a key character in a hit soap opera called "Melrose Place" in which she played Kimberly Shaw.

 

Marcia took a break from acting to pursue a Master's degree in Psychology. Of the many charitable causes she supports, Revlon Run/Walk stands out for its breast-cancer research fundraising prowess.

 

 

43. Bryce Dallas Howard

 

Bryce Dallas Howard

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 2 March 1981
Debut Movie "Parenthood"
Debut Year 1989
Most Famous For "Jurassic World" 2015 movie (and related instalments)
Awards 2016 IMDB STARmeter Award

 

With ginger locks as vibrant as her smile, Bryce Dallas Howard knows how to pull off red.

 

Her works include related instalments of the "Jurassic World" movie franchise, "The Village", "Spider-Man" (and related instalments), "Rocketman", "Lady In The Water", "The Help", "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", "Hereafter", "Gold", "Parenthood", "Manderlay", "The Twilight Saga" (related instalments), "A Beautiful Mind", "As You Like It", "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond", "A Dog's Way Home", "When You Find Me", and "Black Mirror".

 

She was traumatized following her role in the lattermost series. Her signature role came in the "Jurassic World" franchise in which she played Claire Dearing.

 

She has a striking resemblance to Jessica Chastain – the fact became evident when they shared screen space in the movie "The Help".

 

Bryce has been nominated for a plethora of awards, of which she's won a few.

 

Her work with visionary director M. Night Shyamalan also set her up for success.

 

 

44. Sophie Turner

 

Sophie Turner

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 21 February 1996 
Debut Series "Game Of Thrones"
Debut Year 2011
Most Famous For "Game Of Thrones" 2011-2019 series
Awards 2016 Huading Award "Best Global Actor or Actress of The Year"

 

A natural blonde blessed with gripping beauty, Sophie Turner's ability to look good in any look had been proven time and again.

 

Her ginger style – particularly in the "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" movie – lent her a fiery-hot appeal.

 

Sophie's other works include "Josie", "X-Men" (related installments within the franchise), "Chasing Happiness", "Game of Thrones", "The Thirteenth Tale", "Time Freak", "Heavy", "Barely Lethal", and "Another Me".

 

Her debut in "Game of Thrones" as Sansa Stark gradually ensured her rise to stardom, but Sophie technically delved into acting when she was three years old – her mother took her to drama classes then.

 

She also starred in a Bastille music video, in 2014. Sophie has lent her voice to audiobooks like Lev Grossman's short story "The Girl in the Mirror", and Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series particularly "City of Heavenly Fire".

 

 

45. Rachel McAdams

 

Rachel McAdams

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 17 November 1978
Debut Series "The Famous Jett Jackson"
Debut Year 2001
Most Famous For "The Notebook" 2004 movie
Awards 2005 Gold Derby Award "Breakthrough Performance" for 'Mean Girls' movie

 

Capable of pulling off multiple looks (including blonde and ginger), 'romance superstar' Rachel McAdams is known to bring energetic flair to her on-screen roles.

 

Her works include "The Vow", "The Notebook", "Sherlock Holmes" (and related installments), "Mean Girls", "The Hot Chick", "Wedding Crashers", "The Time Traveller's Wife", "Doctor Strange" (and related installments), "Midnight In Paris", "About Time", "Red Eye", "Morning Glory", "Game Night", "The Lucky Ones", "Aloha", "The Family Stone", "State Of Play", "Spotlight", "Married Life", "Calendar Girls", "Passion", "Scream 4", "Slings And Arrows", "Perfect Pie", "True Detective", and "To The Wonder".

 

Numerous nominations and awards prove Rachel McAdams's popularity among fans. Her first movie had her starring opposite Rob Schneider in "The Hot Chick".

 

Her most heart-wrenching performance was in "The Notebook" movie, in which she starred opposite Ryan Gosling.

 

She earned an Oscar nomination and a SAG award for her amazing performance in the movie "Spotlight".

 

She turned down the iconic role of Andy for "The Devil Wears Prada" film – the role later went to Anne Hathaway.

 

 

46. Rose Leslie

 

Rose Leslie

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 9 February 1987
Debut TV Movie "New Town"
Debut Year 2009
Most Famous For "Game Of Thrones" 2011-2019 series
Awards 2009 BAFTA Scotland Award "New Talent – Acting Performance" for 'New Town' movie

 

A bold redhead look for an artist whose performances have exemplified bravery and strength, Rose Leslie can certainly be termed one of the most notable ginger actresses on this list.

 

Her works include "Morgan", "Game Of Thrones", "The Last Witch Hunter", "Sticky Notes", "Letters From Baghdad", "The Good Fight", "New Town", "Purves + Pekkala", "Honeymoon", and "Death On The Nile".

 

She underwent archery training for her character Ygritte in "Game Of Thrones", and proved quite adept at it.

 

She's a natural redhead and was actually bullied for it back in grade school. Rose is also fluent in French.

 

She does not like velvet because of the sound it makes – in fact, it's one of her phobias.

 

She went on to marry her GoT co-star Kit Harington.

 

 

47. Emma Roberts

 

Emma Roberts

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 10 February 1991
Debut Movie "Blow"
Debut Year 2001
Most Famous For "Unfabulous" 2004 movie
Awards 2015 FilmOut Festival Award "Best Supporting Actress" for 'I Am Michael' movie

 

Niece to the incomparable Julia Roberts, Emma brings her own style to the screen, especially different looks.

 

From blonde to ginger, Emma is amazing either way and her performances are just as memorable.

 

Her works include "American Horror Story", "Nerve", "We're The Millers" (and related installments), "Aquamarine", "Hotel For Dogs", "Holidate", "Nancy Drew", "Wild Child", "Scream 4", "Valentine's Day", "The Hunt", "Little Italy", "Blow", "Billionaire Boys Club", "Ashby", "It's Kind Of A Funny Story", "Adult World", "Unfabulous", "Spymate", "The Art Of Getting By", "The Blackcoat's Daughter", "In A Relationship", "Twelve", Lymelife", "Empire State", "Persuasion", "Drake & Josh Go Hollywood", "Virginia", "Grand Champion", "I Am Michael", "4.3.2.1.", "Who We Are Now", "Big Love", and "The Winning Season".

 

Her breakout role was in the hit Nickelodeon show "Unfabulous" – she was 13 years old at the time.

 

She recorded music singles for two movies, namely "Aquamarine" and "Ice Princess". She starred in the same movie as her famous aunt Julia Roberts, but the two shared no screen space – the film was "Valentine's Day".

 

Emma has also been a 'Teen Vogue' favorite for years.

 

 

48. Famke Janssen

 

Famke Janssen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 5 November 1964
Debut Movie "Fathers & Sons"
Debut Year 1992
Most Famous For "X-Men" 2000 movie
Awards 2007 Saturn Award "Best Supporting Actress" for 'X-Men: The Last Stand' movie

 

A beauty and a Bond Girl, Famke Janssen knows how to work the silver screen.

 

Whether she's sporting black or brown locks, she looks amazing in both. But her cinnamon-copper redhead look takes the cake.

 

Famke's works include "Taken" (and related instalments), "X-Men" (and related instalments), "Golden Eye", "The Vault", "Primal", "The Faculty", "The Postcard Killings", "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters", "Dangerous", "I-Spy", "Redeeming Love", "Deep Rising", "Don't Say A Word", "The Poison Rose", "House On Haunted Hill", "Hide And Seek", "Asher", "The Treatment", "All I Wish", "Model By Day", "Hemlock Grove", "Down The Shore", "Endless", "Bayou Caviar", " National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2", "Love & Sex", "Bringing Up Bobby", "Eulogy", "City Of Industry", "A Fighting Man", "The Chameleon", "The Show". "Circus", "The Wackness", "Fathers & Sons", and "Turn The River".

 

She broke one of her ribs while shooting "Golden Eye", which starred Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.

 

Famke loves to paint. She also made a four-rail bank shot in just one take for her role in the movie "Turn The River", for which she admittedly had little time to prepare.

 

The 2011 movie "Bringing Up Bobby" saw her writing, directing, and co-producing – the film starred Bill Pullman and Milla Jovovich.

 

Her eco-conscious work with Green Cross International is laudable.

 

 

49. Emma Watson

 

Emma Watson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 15 April 1990
Debut Movie "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" 
Debut Year 2001
Most Famous For "Harry Potter" 2001-2011 movie franchise 
Awards 2014 Britannia Award "British Artist of the Year"

 

A breezy brunette by nature and a versatile actress who can pull off any number of looks and hues, Emma Watson can certainly be considered one of the most beautiful and talented actresses working in the business today.

 

She attained the height of fame for her role as Hermione Granger in the beloved movie franchise "Harry Potter".

 

The films ran from 2001 to 2011 and were adapted from the original mega-bestselling books by J.K. Rowling.

 

Emma's other works include "Little Women", "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower", "Beauty And The Beast", "Colonia", "The Circle", "Ballet Shoes", "This Is The End", "The Bling Ring", "The Proposition", "Regression", "Noah", and "My Week With Marilyn".

 

Numerous nominations and wins attest to Emma Watson's evergreen fame among fans and sundry. She turned down the lead role in the live-action "Cinderella", which later went to Lily James.

 

In a similar fashion, she said no to "La La Land", which later went to Emma Stone.

 

British GQ named Emma Watson 'Woman Of The Year' in 2013. She has also modeled for big brands like Lancome and Burberry.

 

Her advocacy efforts for women's rights landed her the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador title in 2014.

 

Emma's an avid journal-keeper and has penned down thoughts going back years. She made headlines in 2016 when people finally learned that Emma Watson was secretly hiding books in New York's subways.

 

 

50. Lucille Ball

 

Lucille Ball

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 6 August 1911
Debut Movie "The Bowery" 
Debut Year 1933
Most Famous For "I Love Lucy" 1951–1957 comedy series
Awards 1968 Primetime Emmy Award "Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series" for 'The Lucy Show' 1962 series

 

Countless prestigious nominations and just as many award wins are not the only accolades that made Lucille Ball a legend in every way.

 

She was a prolific actress whose signature looks and acting styles are unmatched to this day.

 

While she capably pulled off various looks and guises over the course of an illustrious career, her redhead – more specifically, golden apricot – turn in the "I Love Lucy" series made her a household name and fast favorite.

 

Her natural hair color is brown. Lucille's comedic timing is incomparable, and she justly earned her place in the pantheon of comedy gold personalities.

 

Her other works include "The Big Street", "The Fuller Brush Girl", "Lured", "Stone Pillow", "Stage Door", "Too Many Girls", "Du Barry Was A Lady", "The Long, Long Trailer", "Forever, Darling", "Dance, Girl, Dance", "Valley Of The Sun", "Fancy Pants", "Follow The Fleet", "Miss Grant Takes Richmond", "Best Foot Forward", "Easy To Wed", "The Dark Corner", "Easy Living", "Five Came Back", "Critic's Choice", "The Marines Fly High", "That Girl From Paris", "Panama Lady", "Sorrowful Jones", "Twelve Crowded Hours", "Without Love", "Room Service", "Go Chase Yourself", "Beauty For The Asking", and many another production.

 

She boasts status as the first woman to run a major Hollywood studio – Desilu Productions.

 

Not only did Lucy shoot her iconic "I Love Lucy" series there, but she also used the space to greenlight early small-screen versions of now-hit productions like "Star Trek", "Mission: Impossible", and "The Untouchables".

 

Along with her real and reel life husband Desi Arnaz, the two became TV's first-ever interracial couple.

 

Through several ups and downs, rejections and disappointments, Lucille Ball gradually became an inspiration for millions of women and men all over the world.

 

Her comedy still makes us laugh. Knowing she's no longer with us makes us cry.

 

The latest production that attempted to capture her spirit on the silver screen was "Being The Ricardos", starring Javier Bardem as Desi and Nicole Kidman as the unforgettable Lucille Ball.

 

She has become, in more ways than one, America's National Treasure. One of her signature quotes will suffice to highlight just what an amazing woman she was – "I am not funny. What I am is brave."

 

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