29 Famous Redheads Giving Us Iconic Colour Inspiration

We can't get enough of these fiery hues!

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.

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan with curly auburn hair
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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.

Madeline Brewer

Famous redheads: Madeline Brewer with long dark red straight hair styled in a side parting with a large white flower accessory wearing a black lace dress.
If you like it put a flower in it. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman with strawberry blonde long hair with curls
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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?

Lindsay Lohan

Famous redheads: Lindsay Lohan with long straight dark red hair wearing an all black outfit.
No other hue will do for this star. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Rose Leslie

Rose Leslie with an auburn wavy lob
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The Game of Thrones star’s vibrant ginger hair looked incredible against the snowy scenes in the show.

Jessica Chastain

Famous redheads: Jessica Chastain with red asymmetrical wavy bob wearing a red blazer jacket.
Make your eyes pop with a red hair colour. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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. Achieve a styling like hers without hair damage with TRESemmé Defence Spray, designed to protect your mane from styling tools and high temperatures.

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Jayma Mays

Jayma Mays with her red hair in Hollywood waves
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Glee actor Jayma Mays’ red lip and copper curls definitely prove that you can rock both bold hues at once.

Florence Welch

Famous redheads: Florence Welch with bright copper red wavy medium length hair with a straight fringe.
Boho red hair queen. Credit: Getty Images

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!

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne with light ginger blonde hair worn in sideswept curls
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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. If you love changing dye frequently like her, protect and hydrate your hair with Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, a miracle duo for damaged hair.

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Julianne Moore

Famous redheads: Julianne Moore with medium length wavy red hair wearing a green dress.
Red hair colours are timeless. Credit: Getty Images

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.

Debra Messing

Debra Messing with curly dark red hair
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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.


Famous redheads: Rihanna with bright red crimson shoulder length hair wearing a fluffy white dress.
Rihanna isn’t the only girl to wear red hair. Getty Images

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.

Christina Hendricks

Famous redheads: Christina Hendrick with bright shiny copper ginger wavy medium length hair wearing a dark green dress.
We’re mad for Christina Hendricks’ hair colour. Credit: Getty Images

We don’t know about you, but we simply can’t get enough of Mad Men star Christina Hendricks’ reddish, rose gold mane.

Madelaine Petsch

Famous redheads: Madelaine Petsch with long straight bright copper hair with full micro fringe wearing a light green dress with statement shoulder detail.
Blossom with a striking red hue. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

Isla Fisher

Famous redheads: Isla Fisher with long ginger hair wearing sparkly dress.
Amy Adams is that you? Credit: Getty Images

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.

Sophie Turner

Famous redheads: Sophie Turner with long wavy red hair wearing a sparkly tshirt dress.
Look how that red hair shines! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Sophie Turner may be a natural blonde, but ever since bursting onto our screens back in 2011 on Game of Thrones, we have been obsessed over her red hair.

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.

Julia Roberts

Famous redheads: Julia Roberts with wavy brown red auburn long hair wearing a black shiny dress.
Sit pretty with a dark auburn hair colour. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Emma Stone

Famous redheads: Emma Stone with dark red wavy hair styled in a updo with a loose long side fringe wearing a gold high neck dress.
We’re obsessed over this famous redhead. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Amy Adams

Famous redheads: Amy Adams with ginger wavy medium length hair wearing a teal green blue dress.
Complement your skin tone with a red hair colour. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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

Famous redheads: Lana Del Rey with long straight chestnut hair with bouffant volume finish.
Check out the bouffant on Lana. Credit: Getty Images

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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Lily Cole

Famous redheads: Lily Cole with long natural ginger hair with tumbling curls.
Natural hair colour goals. Credit: Getty Images

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.

Sharon Osbourne

Famous redheads: Sharon Osbourne with long mahogany pixie cut wearing black.
Keeping it youthful with a mahogany pixie. Credit: Getty Images

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.

Marcia Cross

Famous redheads: Marcia Cross with medium wavy copper red hair.
This famous redhead proves that red hair works for all ages. Credit: Getty Images

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.

Nicola Roberts

Famous redheads: Nicola Roberts with smoky red long curly hair.
Smoky red shades look amazing on all skin tones. Credit: Getty Images

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.

Kate Mara

Famous redheads: Kate Mara with medium length wavy auburn red brown balayage wearing a white t shirt and grey checked blazer.
Give red hair a summer feel with a balayage finish. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper with curly red hair with a side fringe
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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.

Keke Palmer

Famous redheads: Keke Palmer with red box braids styled in a high bun updo wearing a silver low cut dress and big necklace.
Which red hair colour will you choose? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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

Zoey Deutch with long straight auburn hair
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Zoey Deutch’s dark chocolatey auburn hue brings out her hazel eyes beautifully.

Geri Halliwell

Famous redheads: Geri Halliwell with straight medium length giner hair with blonde highlights wearing a white t-shirt.
Can you name a more iconic famous redhead? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.


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