54 Famous Redheads – Iconic Celebrities With Red Hair

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Whether they’ve made us laugh, swoon, or reminisce, all these celebrities have one thing in common: They experimented with red hair. Here, a look back at the most striking reds throughout the decades.

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Debra Messing

Debra Messing may be a natural blonde, but she’ll always be our favorite sitcom ginger.

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Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer takes braids to a new level with a burgundy-red, high-crown bun and ponytail.

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Madelaine Petsch

Riverdale’s resident redhead is very proud of her cherry locks and even recorded a funny PSA in support of all redheads.

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Bella Thorne

The former Disney channel star’s neon red has an edgy vibe.

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Our forever hair crush Rihanna wore her dark auburn in long, loose waves under a Dior beret.

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Kate Mara

House of Cards actress Kate Mara has one of the best bright and beachy reds to date.

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Christina Hendricks

Though she plays a ’60s redhead on television, Christina Hendricks’ iconic color transcends decades.

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Lana Del Rey

This redheaded crooner makes us swoon thanks to her haunting voice and retro waves.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone has played with almost every shade on the spectrum. The best, however, is her signature red.

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Jessica Chastain

The two-time Oscar nominee wears her soft red with an old-Hollywood elegance.

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Cynthia Nixon

The Sex and the City alum has owned every shade from blush to rust to deep maroon.

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Leave it to Rihanna to pull off the brightest shade of them all.

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Amy Adams

American Hustle’s Amy Adams matches her red lip to her curls.

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Isla Fisher

The adorable Australian-born actress keeps her hair glossy in a perfect shade of copper.

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Florence Welch

Florence Welch stole music and fashion hearts alike with her stunning voice and crimson hair.

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Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton set off her otherworldly beauty with an electric crimson.

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Lily Cole

When she first stepped onto the runway, Lily Cole started a redhead revolution.

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Kirsten Dunst

Dunst replaced her blonde hair for a cinnamon shade while promoting Marie Antoinette, and in turn became queen of Cannes.

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Lindsay Lohan

Between Parent Trap and Mean Girls, Lindsay stole our hearts with her vixen red.

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Tyra Banks

Proof that there’s no hair look Tyra cannot wear: this super curly red moment from 2004.

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Lil Kim

This is how you accept a Grammy award.

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Missy Elliott

Missy at the Billboard Awards in 2001.

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Gillian Anderson

Anderson was born blonde, but switched to a rosy red color for her famous role as Scully on The X-Files.

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Kate Winslet

We’ll never let go of the amber ringlets Kate Winslet had during Titanic.

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Janet Janet

Velvet Rope red, never forget.

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Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell popped onto the scene (appropriately) as Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls, with her trademark cherry-red hair streaked with blonde highlights.

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Tori Amos

Tori’s dramatic and moving songs were matched by her equally dramatic hair.

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Claire Danes

The 15-year-old actress, as Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, played perhaps the most perfect role to sum up the grunge-filled decade. Her dye job shocked her on-screen mother—and ours.

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Karen Elson

Though she’s experimented with varying tones, Karen Elson hit it out of the beauty ballpark with this cool crimson.

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