From popular TV series’ such as Game of Thrones and Desperate Housewives, to films like The Avengers, it’s safe to say that we’ve seen a lot of famous redheads pop up on our screens over the past few years. And thanks to this, now more than ever, the red carpet has been bursting with stars flaunting fiery-coloured locks!
So, to celebrate just how awesome this hair hue really is, we’ve decided to do a round-up of the most iconic celebrities with red hair, to give you some inspiration. Simply swipe through the gallery above, and read on to get the lowdown on each look.
We first fell in love with Karen Gillan’s flowing red strands as Amy Pond in Doctor Who. Over the years she’s rocked it short in a pixie and a bob but we’ll always have a soft spot for her long waves, which really make the most of her ginger locks.
Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most talked-about TV shows, and with it, actress Madeline Brewer’s character Janine’s hair colour.
Madeline who is a natural blonde has completely transformed her look ever since debuting a red hair colour. From golden copper tones to fiery dark red, you never know what hair colour this famous redhead will debut next.
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We’ve known Nicole Kidman as a blonde for so many years that we almost forget that she’s a natural redhead. She pulls off both shades perfectly though, wouldn’t you agree?
From Parent Trap to Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan was undeniably the most famous redhead from our childhood. Although we’ve seen the actress flitter between bleach blonde and dark brown shades over the years, it’s her iconic red hair that we admire most.
The Game of Thrones star’s vibrant ginger hair looked incredible against the snowy scenes in the show.
From pale to dark skin tones, there is a red hair colour for everyone and we just love how actress Jessica Chastain’s dusty and dark strawberry hue helps to add warmth to her skin and complements her light eyes.
Glee actor Jayma Mays’ red lip and copper curls definitely prove that you can rock both bold hues at once.
Singer Florence Welch (AKA lead singer of indie band Florence and the Machine) is famous for her striking red locks. Whether she styles her mane into a braided updo, or leaves her strands hanging loose, her trademark red hue always wows fans, both on and off the stage!
At this point is there a hair colour that Bella Thorne hasn’t tried? While we love her colour chameleon ways, she still returns to her ginger roots regularly.
As much as we love the odd occasion that American actress Julianne Moore has rocked a light blonde ‘do, we can’t help but think that Julianne’s normal, rich red hue complements her pale skin tone perfectly.
Even though it’s not her natural colour, we simply can’t picture Will & Grace‘s Debra Messing with anything other than her trademark red curls.
Remember that time Rihanna rocked an insanely hot red hair look? Of course you do! When the singer debuted her crimson bob in her hit music video Only Girl, the world went mad for it! And sure enough, as with any great A-list hair trend, we started to notice more and more women hopping on the red hair bandwagon.
Riverdale fans will be familiar with actress Madelaine Petsch and her famous red hair. From top knots, side braids to this faux fringe at the 2019 Met Gala, Madelaine may experiment with her styles, but there’s one thing she said she’ll never change and that’s her hair colour – which is all natural BTW!
If there’s one person who can pull off strawberry blonde hair, it has to be Isla Fisher. This natural redhead has dabbled with brighter shades in the past, but we reckon that this more subtle hue suits her to a T. Plus, we love how she’s styled her long, tumbling waves, into a deep side part.
Although Sophie loves to revert back to her blonde hair when she’s not filming, her glossy red hair has certainly become her go-to colour on screen with her role as Jean Grey in X-Men again showing Sophie with a dark ginger hair colour.
Famous redhead Julia Roberts is picture perfect with her brownish red toned auburn hair colour.
Auburn tones are ideal for brunettes looking to dip their toes in the red hair pool without making a big colour change in one go.
The natural blonde has had brief stints with brunette hues, but needless to say, it’s her famous red hair that we adore most.
Whether she’s wearing bronze hues or deep auburn, Emma Stone is the red hair chameleon we wish we were.
We can’t ever think of a time when Amy Adams didn’t have red hair but did you know she is actually a natural blonde?
Since vamping up her honey blonde hue, Amy has become of the most famous redheads in the world.
Lana Del Rey
She’s worked both a lush brunette look, and a lovely shade of caramel in the past, but Lana Del Rey is mostly known for her sultry red locks, which are almost always fashioned into a classy, ultra-volumised hairstyle.
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Did you know that supermodel Lily Cole’s trademark red tresses are au naturel? Yep, it’s true, and we’re super jealous!
But it’s not just her lustrous red hair hue that makes waves in the fashion industry: it’s her bouncy, voluminous curls, too! Lily is living proof that coils and red hair really do go hand-in-hand.
Queen of the pixie crop (AKA Sharon Osbourne) certainly knows a thing or 2 about picking the right shade of red! Her playful pixie, paired with her signature mahogany red hue, knocks years off her age.
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross has to have one of the most vibrant shades of natural red hair in the celebrity world! But what gives her stunning colour loads of extra depth and dimension, is the luscious, face-framing waves, that really help to enhance her features.
Ex Girls Aloud band member Nicola Roberts first popped onto our radar with natural red hair way back in 2002, and has experimented with numerous other hair colours. But lucky for us, she’s finally returned as a redhead, and we couldn’t be happier! And we have to say, we just love how she styles her woody, auburn locks into soft, cascading waves.
Get the best of both worlds with a red balayage. Balayage is a great way to achieve a more natural finish and can be tailored specifically for you.
We love the way actress Kate Mara has teamed her auburn colour with a soft golden balayage finish that she showed off perfectly with loose waves.
Though Ellie Kemper started off her role in The Office with her hair dyed brown, she’s now become recognised for her warm auburn hair, which complements her fair skin perfectly.
Everyone is living for box braids right now and we really can’t blame them. Being able to change your style every 6 weeks means you can be as creative with your hair colour as you like all without worrying about colour damage.
Enter Keke Palmer‘s red box braids. The deep red tone is just enough to stand out without being too loud.
Zoey Deutch’s dark chocolatey auburn hue brings out her hazel eyes beautifully.
We couldn’t compile a list of famous redheads without including the OG Geri Halliwell. The Spice Girls singer was called Ginger Spice after all!
Teaming her ginger hue with blonde highlights, Geri’s hairstyle is so ’90s that we can’t help but love it.