Red hair is the rarest color in the world, making it an uncommon occurrence in Hollywood too. But these actresses (some natural redheads and some not) show that fiery locks can help kick off a career. If you are thinking of dying your hair red anytime soon then take some inspiration from these ginger-haired beauties. From Julianne Moore to Jessica Chastain and Karen Gillan, discover famous red headed actresses below.
Red Headed Actresses
Amy Adams is an actress famous for her red hair. She starred as Lois Lane in the rebooted Superman films and became known for roles in ‘American Hustle’, ‘The Fighter’ and ‘Enchanted’. Recently, she appeared on the critically acclaimed HBO show, ‘Sharp Objects’. She also had critical acclaim in the 2020 film, ‘Hillbilly Elegy’. Although Amy has been nominated for an Oscar six times, she has yet to win the prestigious award. But no doubt with her talent, the win will come soon.
Another one of the industry’s famous red headed actresses happens to be Bella Thorne. The actress is most famous for her ‘Shake it Up!’ role on the Disney Channel. She also appeared in teen flicks, ‘The DUFF’, ‘The Babysitter’ and ‘Midnight Sun’. Now, she makes headlines for more scandalous news but still books solid roles.
Christina Hendricks may not be a natural redhead, but many recognize her as one with her role as Joan on ‘Mad Men’. Throughout her career, she wore blonde and strawberry blonde locks. She can now be seen on the NBC comedy, ‘Good Girls’. Throughout her career, she was nominated for six Emmys.
Emma Stone is famous for changing her hair color, but is most recognized for her red hair although she happens to be a natural blonde. The star became famous for roles in films like ‘La La Land’ (which she won on Oscar for), ‘The Favourite’ and ‘The Help’.
Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress that has received over 60 credits in her career. The beautiful redhead started her career by taking guest roles on TV before getting her big break and recognition on “Doctor Who” as Amy Pond. Her career progressed after that as she too other opportunities in Outcast and Not Another Happy Ending. After moving to the united states in 2013, Karen Gillan’s career continued to thrive as she took various roles in different genres. She appeared in Jumanji: The Next Level, a sequel of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle that she was a part of.
The tall and red hair actress isn’t just great at acting but also in philanthropy work. She has promoted and supported several events such as Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and World Suicide Prevention Day. Although her parents are Catholics, Karen Gillan doesn’t practice any religion. Her family still supports her career and choices, especially her love for horror movies.
Isla Fisher happens to be another red haired actress known for her flaming hair. People often comment on her resemblance to Amy Adams, but she’s certainly a star in her own right. Isla has starred in films like ‘Now You See Me’, ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ and ‘Bachelorette’. Fun fact: the ginger actress is married to ‘Borat’ comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and they have three children.
‘Riverdale’ star Madelaine Petsch shows off her flaming red hair all the time. Although her role of Cheryl Blossom earner her fame, the redhead actress also appeared in ‘Instant Mom’ and ‘F the Prom’. Madelaine started acting at the age of 18. The young star won two Teen Choice Awards and one MTV Movie & TV Award.
Jessica Chastain rose to fame with her signature red hair. The Oscar-nominated actress is known for her roles in ‘The Help’, ‘Interstellar’, ‘It Chapter Two’, and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’. Her famous tresses also helped to land her campaigns for Prada, Ralph Lauren and Piaget.
Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is certainly one of Hollywood’s most famous ginger actresses. Acting since the 80s, Julianne earned acclaim for roles in ‘Still Alice’ (that she won an Academy Award for), ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’. She also shows off her flaming locks as a L’Oreal Paris ambassador. Known for her red carpet style, Julianne Moore often wears fashion houses such as Chanel, Tom Ford, and Valentino.
Lindsay Lohan is another famous actress with red hair. Besides her tabloid-fueled personal life she is most well-known for films like ‘Mean Girls’, ‘The Parent Trap’ and ‘Freaky Friday’. In recent years, she appeared on the British television show ‘Sick Note’, MTV’s ‘Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club’, and released music.
Ellie Bamber landed her breakout role in Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’. The English actress’ red hair makes her stand out. She also appeared in ‘The Falling’, ‘High Resolution’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’. In 2019, Ellie appeared in a television version of ‘Les Misérables’ as Cosette.
Alicia Witt is described as a child prodigy because she recited Romeo and Juliet on TV at age 5. She acted in her first movie at age 8, and she earned her high school diploma at age 14. The redhead appeared in films such as Urban Legend, Last Holiday, and Dune. Alicia is a familiar face in the Hallmark Channel brand of positivity. Some films include A Very Mix Up, Christmas at Cartwright’s, Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane, Our Christmas Love Song, The Mistletoe Inn, I’m Not Ready For Christmas, and A Snow Globe Christmas. She even wrote two original Holiday-themed tunes in a recent movie.