Blonde Actresses: Famous Hollywood Stars to Know

Joanna Elizabeth


Published March 31, 2024

Blonde Actresses
See the world’s top blonde actresses.

As one of the rarest hair colors in the world, blonde hair has been a standout feature for many of Hollywood’s blonde actresses. Whether it is their natural hue or dyed, it makes a difference. From Jane Fonda to Jennifer Aniston to Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie, we rounded up 32 iconic blonde actresses through the years.

Blonde Actresses

Whether they woo men as blonde bombshells or bring the laughs as ditzy blondes, all of these stars have impacted the silver screen in one way or another. We salute these beautiful women who won plenty of acting awards and millions of fans in the process.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Blonde Actress
Marilyn Monroe for How to Marry a Millionaire. Photo: Sam Shaw, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Marilyn Monroe was an American star known as the most famous blonde actress whose image has endured long after her untimely passing. She starred in numerous films, including Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and How to Marry a Millionaire. Bleaching her hair blonde helped propel her career to new heights.

Born Norma Jeane, Monroe was renowned for her sultry voice, glamorous looks, and sex appeal. She was a top box-office draw and often referred to as an icon of the 1950s and early 1960s.

Her life is frequently referenced in books, films (such as the recent Blonde by Andrew Dominik), television, music, and other media.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos
Jane Fonda. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos

Jane Fonda cemented her ultimate blonde bombshell status in her titular role in the 1968 film, ‘Barbarella.’ Her bouffant hairstyle remains iconic to this day. She made her film debut in Tall Story and would later star in Coming Home, The China Syndrome, and Nine to Five.

And who could forget her being one of the first celebrities to become a trailblazer in fitness, making her own workout tapes in the 1980s? The outspoken political activist has also connected with a younger generation thanks to her Netflix show, Frankie and Grace. Showing beauty is ageless, Jane Fonda is a longtime ambassador for L’Oreal Paris.

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway Long Hair
Faye Dunaway. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos

Actress Faye Dunaway was another blonde screen legend of the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in films like Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde, and Network. And who could forget her iconic performance as Joan Crawford in the camp classic Mommie Dearest?

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn Blonde Actress
Goldie Hawn. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos

Goldie Hawn, with her famous blonde locks, has been a staple in Hollywood comedy for decades. She burst onto the scene in the 1960s sketch comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, instantly endearing herself to audiences with her effervescent charm.

Her roles in films like Private Benjamin and Overboard cemented her as a comedic queen, making her a household name. Her blonde hair became synonymous with the bubbly, often mischievous characters she portrayed, making her a standout in a league of funny leading ladies.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer. Photo: PopularImages / Deposit Photos
Michelle Pfeiffer. Photo: PopularImages / Deposit Photos

Another leading blonde actress, Michelle Pfeiffer, rose to fame in the 1980s, appearing in films like Scarface, Grease 2, and Batman Returns in the early 1990s. She even got a shout-out in Bruno Mars’ 2014 hit Uptown Funk. Her acting career continues into the 2020s with roles in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan. Photo: arp / Deposit Photos
Meg Ryan. Photo: arp / Deposit Photos

Meg Ryan was no doubt the rom-com queen of the 1990s. She became known for her sparkling blue eyes, bubbly personality, and blonde hair. Meg appeared in hit films like Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and When Harry Met Sally.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston Blonde Actress
Jennifer Aniston. imagepressagency / Deposit Photos

This iconic American actress needs no introduction. Jennifer Aniston has been a staple of Hollywood for over three decades. She first captured our hearts as Rachel Green in the television series Friends, where the Rachel haircut became a cultural phenomenon.

Aniston has since starred in a variety of hit films like Marley & Me, The Break-Up, and Horrible Bosses. Not to mention her critically acclaimed recurring role on The Morning Show. Aniston is known for her impeccable comedic timing, relatable characters, effortless beauty, and fantastic blonde tresses. 

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker. Photo: PopularImages / Deposit Photos
Sarah Jessica Parker. Photo: PopularImages / Deposit Photos

Sarah Jessica Parker had her breakout role in the late 1990s with HBO’s Sex and the City as Carrie Bradshaw. Her curly blonde locks made her hair inspo for many women.

Her style is well-known and she helped brands like Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik become household names. Sarah Jessica is a shoe designer and recently returned to her iconic role on the reboot series And Just Like That….

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos
Drew Barrymore. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos

A child star in the 1980s, Drew Barrymore transitioned into more mature roles in the 90s with films like the horror film Scream, Never Been Kissed, and Poison Ivy. Once known as a wild child, the actress is a boss with a cosmetics company called Flower Beauty.

In 2015, she wrote a book of essays highlighting her life experiences. The American actress has recently transitioned from acting to hosting a talk show.

And for those entertainment buffs, Barrymore comes from a famous acting family including Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore. 

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson Blonde Actress
Kate Hudson. Photo: everett225 / Deposit Photos

Kate Hudson is an American actress known for her sunny personality, infectious smile, and impressive talent. She burst onto the Hollywood scene in the early 2000s with her breakout role in Almost Famous.

She has since starred in a variety of films, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Bride Wars, and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Hudson is also a fashion icon and entrepreneur with her activewear line, Fabletics. As the daughter of Goldie Hawn, the talent didn’t skip a generation.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos
Cate Blanchett. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos

From winning Oscars for dramatic films to appearing as a Marvel villain, is there anything Cate Blanchett can’t do? The blonde transforms for her roles in feature films like Cinderella, Elizabeth, The Aviator, and Lord of the Rings. She also appeared in multiple plays, showing her prowess in theater.

She is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most talented blonde actresses from the 90s. She often slays the red carpet in haute couture designs. This star has served as the face of Armani fragrances since 2018, with advertisements for Louis Vuitton as well.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts Blonde Actress
Naomi Watts. Photo: arp / Deposit Photos

British-born Australian actress Naomi Watts is known for her dynamic range and captivating performances. The Hollywood star has led a variety of hit films, such as Mulholland Drive, The Ring, and King Kong. This golden-haired beauty’s talent has been recognized with numerous awards, including two Academy Award nominations.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet Blonde Actress
Kate Winslet. Photo: PopularImages / Deposit Photos

British actress Kate Winslet leaped into stardom with the iconic Titanic. Her career navigated from there to powerful roles in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Reader, earning her an Oscar and other accolades.

Winslet is no mere leading lady; she’s a chameleon. Whether it’s the morally complicated Hanna Schmitz or the gritty detective in Mare of Easttown, her roles are a testament to her expansive range and enduring appeal.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Short Hair
Charlize Theron. Photo: Cubankite / Shutterstock

Charlize Theron has earned a place among the most praised talents in Hollywood. She is hard to miss with her striking beauty, vibrant blonde hair, and incredible range. The South African actress hit the big screen in the early 1990s with films like The Devil’s Advocate and Mighty Joe Young.

In 2003, Charlize won an Academy Award for her performance in the 2003 film Monster. She also showed off her skills in the Netflix film Old Guard, an action film about a group of immortal mercenaries. Her other action star roles include the Fast and the Furious franchise and Atomic Blonde.

The blonde has been the face of Dior’s J’adore perfume for over a decade. She has two adopted children, Jackson and August, and represents the United Nations as a Messenger of Peace.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams Blonde Actress
Michelle Williams. Photo: imagepressagency / Deposit Photos

Michelle Williams is an American actress who has captivated audiences on screen. Born in Kalispell, Montana, Williams’ rise to fame began in the 90s with her breakout role as Jen Lindley on the beloved teen drama Dawson’s Creek.

From there, she went on to star in critical hits like Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, and Manchester by the Sea, earning four Oscar nominations and one win for Best Actress for her portrayal of Marilyn in My Week with Marilyn.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon. Photo:  s_bukley / Deposit Photos
Reese Witherspoon. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos

Reese Witherspoon acted as a child star in the 1990s, but her first major breakout role was Legally Blonde in 2001. She would go on to appear in Cruel Intentions and more movies, winning an Oscar with the 2005 film, Walk the Line.

Working as a producer behind the scenes, she earned rave reviews for her performance in the limited series Big Little Lies. With no slowing down in sight, Reese starred in Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show.

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth Blonde Actress
Kate Bosworth. Photo: PopularImages / Deposit Photos

Kate Bosworth is another famous golden-haired star. This American actress and former blonde model has captivated audiences with her stunning looks and impressive acting skills for over two decades. She first caught our attention with her role in Blue Crush, where she played the fearless surfer Anne Marie Chadwick.

Bosworth has since starred in a variety of films, including Superman Returns, The Girl in the Park, and Still Alice. In addition to her acting chops, Bosworth is a fashion maven and has fronted campaigns for high-end brands like Calvin Klein and Coach.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos
Cameron Diaz. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos

Actress Cameron Diaz became known for her bubbly blonde roles in the 90s and 00s with films like Charlie’s Angels, The Sweetest Thing, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and There’s Something About Mary. She has great comedic timing and appeared in the Annie reboot. In 2024, she made a comeback in Back in Action.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Actress Blonde
Scarlett Johansson. Photo: Tinseltown / Shutterstock

Scarlett Johansson has become one of cinema’s top blonde actresses in the past two decades. Getting her big break in Lost in Translation, she appeared in Marvel’s Avengers franchise as Black Widow, famously appearing as a redhead.

The Prestige, Her, and Ghost in the Shell are a few of her other notable films. Scarlett earned critical acclaim for her Netflix movie, Marriage Story. For fashion, the star landed campaigns with David Yurman and Dolce & Gabbana.

Blake Lively

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Blake Lively. Photo: magicinfoto / Deposit Photos

Blonde bombshell Blake Lively had her breakout role as Serena van der Woodsen in the teenage high school drama Gossip Girl in 2007. She has also appeared in films like The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, The Age of Adaline, A Simple Favor, and The Town. She fronted campaigns for luxury companies like Gucci, Chanel, and L’Oreal Paris.

Blake Lively is married to actor Ryan Reynolds, and they have three children together. Known for her red carpet fashion choices which are described as effortless and sexy, the star famously doesn’t have a stylist.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried. Photo: DFree /

Amanda Seyfried is an American actress who gained recognition for her breakthrough roles in the 2004 film Mean Girls and the 2008 movie Mamma Mia! Since then, she has appeared in other projects such as Les Miserables, Ted 2, and Mank.

She has also starred in television series like Big Love and The Dropout (which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for). Seyfried is known for her natural beauty and versatility, being able to play a variety of characters with ease.

Her long blonde hair and large blue eyes have earned her beauty and fashion ads for prestigious brands such as Lancome, Givenchy, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Miu Miu, and Cle de Peau Beaute.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence Blonde
Jennifer Lawrence. Photo: Tinseltown /

Jennifer Lawrence broke out on the scene as a brunette star in The Hunger Games franchise. Later she would go bleach blonde, and appear in films like X-Men: First Class, Joy, and American Hustle. Signed with Dior since 2012, the actress also commands the fashion industry.

The Golden Globe Award and Academy Award-winning star remains one of the highest-paid stars in the industry. Jennifer Lawrence earned a reported $25 million for her role in the Netflix film Don’t Look Up.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos
Margot Robbie. Photo: s_bukley / Deposit Photos

Australian actress Margot Robbie is this generation’s leading blonde star with roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad, Barbie, and I, Tonya. With campaigns for Chanel and Calvin Klein under her belt, she’s also taking over the fashion world.

In addition to being on screen, she produces films like Promising Young Woman and Saltburn. She’s talented in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

Brie Larson

Brie Larson Blonde Actress
Brie Larson. Photo: PopularImages / Deposit Photos

Brie Larson, an American actress, made waves in Los Angeles with standout performances in films like Room, for which she won an Oscar. She’s also known for her role as Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Interestingly, Larson has a passion for video games and has even collaborated with Nintendo to promote the game company. From independent dramas to superhero epics, Larson’s career is as diverse as it is successful, demonstrating her ability to excel in any genre.

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka Actress
Kiernan Shipka. Photo: Kathy Hutchins /

Kiernan Shipka is an American star best known for her starring role as Sabrina Spellman in the Netflix teen drama Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The blonde began her acting career as a child actress and has had notable roles in Mad Men, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Flowers in the Attic, and The Legend of Korra.

Shipka has been nominated for numerous awards, including the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. The American actress won two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In the fashion world, she posed for brands like Fendi and rag and bone.

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan Bob
Saoirse Ronan. Photo: DFree /

Saoirse Ronan is another young blonde actress who has established herself as one of the most sought-after performers in Hollywood. She garnered critical acclaim for her role in the 2007 drama Atonement, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination at age 14.

Since then, she has gone on to star in films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Brooklyn, Lady Bird, See How They Run, and Little Women, with multiple Academy Award nominations. The Louis Vuitton ambassador has graced the covers of fashion magazines such as Vogue US and Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh Long Blonde Hair
Florence Pugh. Photo: Featureflash / Deposit Photos

British blonde actress Florence Pugh shot to fame after her performance in the 2016 film Lady Macbeth. Since then, she has established herself as one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, with leading roles in films such as Midsommar, Little Women, and Black Widow.

Critics have praised her performances, earning her several accolades. In 2020, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Little Women. The young blonde has graced the covers of leading fashion magazines, and is a face of Valentino.

Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney Bangs
Sydney Sweeney. Photo: DFree / Shutterstock

Sydney Sweeney is an American actress best known for her roles in Euphoria, White Lotus, and Anyone But You. She began acting at twelve and has since had numerous television and film credits to her name with projects such as The Voyeurs, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Madame Web.

Sweeney has been nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Primetime Emmys, and MTV Movie & TV Awards. Known for her buxom figure, she has modeled for brands like Savage X Fenty, Miu Miu, Armani, Tory Burch, and Guess.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy Blonde Actress
Anya Taylor-Joy. Photo: Jean Nelson / Deposit Photos

Anya Taylor-Joy is one of the hottest blonde actresses working now. She is an American-Argentine actress who first gained recognition for her breakout role in the horror movie The Witch. Since then, she has starred in several acclaimed films, including Split, The Menu, Last Night in Soho, and The Northman.

Anya also appeared in the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Thanks to long blonde tresses and ethereal look, the star has landed brand deals with Dior, Tiffany & Co., and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz. Photo: DFree /

American actress Chloe Grace Moretz started her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, with roles in The Amityville Horror, (500) Days of Summer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Let Me In. Since then, she has starred in many more films, such as Hugo, Kick-Ass, Carrie, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.

In addition to her acting career, Chloe Grace Moretz is an outspoken activist for women’s rights. The star appeared in fashion ads for top brands like Coach, Louis Vuitton, and SK-II.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning Hair
Elle Fanning. Photo: imagepressagency / Deposit Photos

Another blonde from America, Elle Fanning, began her career at a young age, with roles in films such as I Am Sam. Since then, she’s shined in films, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Maleficent, and The Neon Demon.

She has also earned critical acclaim for her performance in the 2017 drama The Beguiled. Fanning is known for her versatility and her role on the Hulu television series The Great earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress.

Standing at 5’9″, Fanning also makes a great fashion model, appearing in advertisements for fashion houses such as Miu Miu, Paco Rabanne, and Tiffany & Co.

Madelyn Cline Hair
Madelyn Cline. Photo: Tinseltown /

American actress Madelyn Cline is a rising star best known for her role as Sarah Cameron on the hit Netflix series Outer Banks. Off-screen, Cline is known for her fashion sense and advocacy for mental health awareness. The blonde has appeared in ad campaigns for Revlon and Stella McCartney.

Who is the most iconic blonde?

Marilyn Monroe is the most iconic blonde actress. Despite only appearing in 29 films, there have been many movies and television series created about her life. She inspires older and younger generations with her iconic platinum locks and looks.

Golden Beauties

Hollywood’s blonde actresses have made a mark beyond their hair color with their amazing acting and unforgettable roles. From the legendary Marilyn Monroe to the talented Margot Robbie, these actresses have won over fans all over the globe.

They’ve taken on a mix of funny and serious roles, showing off their wide range of skills and earning lots of praise for their work. Each one, with her own style and dedication, has left a lasting impression on movies and TV shows.

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