Blonde may be one of the most rarest hair colors in the world, but many of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses have been blondes whether natural or dyed. From Jane Fonda to Meg Ryan to Cate Blanchett and Margot Robbie, we rounded up 12 iconic blonde actresses through the years.
Famous Blonde Actresses
Whether they woo the men as a blonde bombshell or bring the laughs as a ditzy blonde, all of these stars have impacted the silver screen in one way or the other. We salute these beautiful women who won plenty of acting awards. In the meantime, see our full list blonde actresses below.
Jane Fonda cemented her blonde bombshell status in her titular role for the 1968 film, ‘Barbarella’. Her bouffant hairstyle remains iconic to this day. Later on she would go on to be a political activist and has recently made a splash with her Netflix show, ‘Frankie and Grace’.
Actress Faye Dunaway was another blonde screen icon of the 60s and 70s appearing in films like ‘Chinatown’, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ and ‘Network’. And who could forget her iconic performance as Joan Crawford in ‘Mommie Dearest’?
1980’s – 1990’s
Another iconic blonde actress, Michelle Pfeiffer rose to fame in the 1980’s, appearing in films like ‘Scarface’, ‘Grease 2’ and ‘Batman Returns’ in the early 90’s. She even got a shout out in Bruno Mars’ 2014 hit ‘Uptown Funk’.
Meg Ryan was no doubt the rom com queen of the 1990’s. She became known for her sparkling blue eyes, bubbly personality and of course–blonde hair. Meg appeared in films like ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘When Harry Met Sally’.
Sarah Jessica Parker had her breakout role in the late 90s with HBO's ‘Sex and the City’ as Carrie Bradshaw. Her curly blonde locks made her hair inspo for many women. Nowadays, Sarah Jessica is a shoe designer and appears on the HBO comedy ‘Divorce’.
A child star in the 1980’s, Drew Barrymore transitioned into more mature roles in the 90’s with films like ‘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.
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 movies like ‘Cinderella’, ‘Elizabeth’, ‘The Aviator’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’. She often slays the red carpet in haute couture designs.
2000’s to Now
Reese Witherspoon acted as a child star in the 90’s but her first major breakout role was ‘Legally Blonde’ in 2001. This blonde has gone on to win 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’.
Actress Cameron Diaz became known for her bubbly blonde roles in the 90’s and 00’s with films like ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘The Sweetest Thing’ and ‘There’s Something About Mary’. She has great comedic timing and most recently appeared in ‘Annie’.
Blonde bombshell Blake Lively had her breakout role in the teenage drama ‘Gossip Girl’ in 2007. She has also appeared in films like ‘The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants’, ‘The Age of Adaline’ and ‘The Town’.
Jennifer Lawrence broke out on the scene as a brunette in ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise. Later she would go on to appear in films like ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Joy’ and ‘American Hustle’. Signed with Dior since 2012, the actress also commands the fashion industry.
Australian actress Margot Robbie’s star is on the rise, and she may just be this generation’s leading blonde starlet with roles in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘I, Tonya’. With campaigns for Chanel and Calvin Klein under her belt, she’s also taking over the fashion world.