21 Most Iconic Redheaded Celebrities


Gingers, redheads, whatever you may know them as, are a special bunch of people. They’re known for speaking their minds, their deep souls, and a unique streak that sets them apart from blondes and brunettes.

Many celebs and regular folk seek their redheaded-ness from the bottle, but these celebs were born that way. Except for one.

Here are 21 iconic redheaded celebrities.

1. Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain, best known for her Academy Award-winning role in Zero Dark Thirty, didn’t get her soft red locks from a box. This beauty was born with them.

2. Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien stands tall and red at 6’5. He’s a successful comedy writer and uber popular talk show host.

3. Julianne Moore

American actress Julianne Moore of  Hannibal fame is a natural redhead. So is her ‘tween daughter, Liv.

4. Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is a super talented and popular British singer who’s a loud and proud ginger. As with Prince Harry, he’s newly off the market, engaged to his college sweetheart, Cherry Seaborn.

5. Lindsay Lohan

Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan may have gone through a blonde phase, but she’s back to her (natural ginger) roots.

6. Prince Harry

Prince Harry was born and has stayed a redhead. Too bad he’s off the market. Meghan’s a lucky girl!

7. Nicole Kidman

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman has been a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead throughout her Hollywood career but she is indeed a true ginger.

8. Seth Green

American actor and voiceover artist (as Chris Griffin on The Family Guy), Seth Green is a redhead.

9. Benedict Cumberbatch

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been a brunette (as Sherlock Holmes), a blonde (as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate) but his true hair color is light auburn, which falls into the ginger spectrum.

10. Rupert Grint

Another British actor, this time Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame sports a mop of vibrant ginger hair.

11. Rose Leslie

Rose Leslie is the lucky actress who nabbed Kit Harrington-they’re both known for their roles in Game of Thrones, although Rose made her acting debut on Downton Abbey.

12. Ron Howard

Ron Howard is best known for his role as Richie Cunningham of the beloved sitcom Happy Days. He’s also a highly respected director whose movie hits include Splash and A Beautiful Mind.

13. Bryce Dallas Howard

Not only is Ron a natural redhead, so are all his children, including his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, who’s also an accomplished actress best known for the Jurassic World films.

14. Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan of Dr. Who fame is a natural ginger.

15. Amy Cole

Another actress, Amy Cole, of Snow White and the Huntsman, is a delicate, freckle-faced redhead.

16. Amy Yasbec

Amy Yasbeck is a redheaded American actress known for her work in Pretty Woman and The Mask. She also starred with her husband John Ritter in the Problem Child movies.

17. Molly Parker

Canadian actress Molly Parker of Deadwood and House of Cards fame is a natural redhead.

18. Tilda Swinton

Androgynous British actress Tilda Swinton is best known for her roles in Dr. Strange, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She often appears as a blonde, but is a natural ginger.

19. Lucille Ball

Comedienne Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy and The Lucy Show was a natural brunette but dyed her hair red to stand out from the crowd. We’ve gotta mention her as an honorable redhead!

20.  Frances Fisher

American actress Frances Fisher is a redhead; she’s best known for her roles in Titanic and Fargo.

21. Susan Sarandon

American actress and activist Susan Sarandon sports curly natural ginger locks and is famous for her award-winning performances both in film and television, including Thelma and Louise, Ray Donovan and the Rocky Horror Picture Show.