There are quite a few redheads in Hollywood and we have to admit that it’s one of our favorite hair colors. There is something just so stunning about the shade and there is a lot of personality to it as well. Sometimes it can be hard to tell who are the real redheads in Hollywood because so many celebrities dye their hair whether it’s for a role or just for fun. But there are actually quite a few real redheads in Hollywood. Redheads are creating quite a stir in Hollywood and we feel that the red locks only enhance their beauty even more.
There are also some celebrities who we may have thought were real redheads but they really got their look from the salon. It can be surprising because there are some celebrities that look so good as redheads that we find it hard to believe they aren’t real. They may even decide to keep the color for years because it suits them so well. You came to the right place if you want to find out if your favorite redhead is for real. Check out these 10 celebs who are natural redheads (+ 10 who are regulars at the salon).
20 Real: Nicole Kidman Is Gorgeous In Red
These days we see Nicole Kidman sporting more blonde looks or at least a strawberry blonde style. But when she came onto the scene in Days of Thunder, the movie where she met her future husband Tom Cruise, she was a stunning redhead. Over the years she started going for more blonde looks but we have to admit that we love her more as a redhead. She is sporting her red hair in the Tv series Big little Lies and we are happy to see it back.
19 Fake: Emma Stone Is An Honorary Redhead
Emma Stone has had numerous hair colors over the years. She has gone from blonde to brown and also to red. Many assumed that her natural hair color was always red because it’s the perfect shade for her. It brightens up her eyes and it goes so well with her fair complexion and those freckles. She is most known for her red hair but her natural hair color is actually blonde. Longtime colorist, Tracey Cunningham said this, “Without hesitation, I made her really red — and she looked incredible. We’ve been working together ever since, and I always credit Judd for bringing us together.”
18 Real: Isla Fisher Blew Us Away
When Isla Fisher got her big break in Wedding Crashers, we got to know the true redhead as a force to be reckoned with. Like a lot of natural redheads, Isla was teased about her hair growing up. “I got teased growing up in Australia and then in London, where people label you a ginger. It can make you feel like an outsider. I was the only redhead in my class, with people calling me carrottop or asking whether the carpet matches the drapes. Gingers are much more accepted in America than in England.”
17 Fake: Christina Hendricks Had Us Fooled
Who would have thought that Christina Hendricks wasn’t a real redhead? She decided to become a redhead when she was 19 thanks to a box of Clairol hair dye and she never turned back. “Clairol took me red, and I was absolutely thrilled. I loved it so much, I still actually have the picture from the shoot. I went back to my agency and said ‘I’m staying red, this is it, I love it.’ And they let me!” the color just suits some people and we would have never thought that it wasn’t natural.
16 Fake: Amy Adams’ Hair Influenced Her Career
Amy Adams can thank her salon perfect red hair for her career which is not saying much for the industry that she’s in. The actress told TimesTalk which is an event hosted by the New York Times that her career changed the moment she changed her strawberry blonde hair to red. “Based on roles that I was getting, called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb,” Adams revealed.
15 Fake: Brittany Snow Wasn’t Always Red
If you followed Brittany Snow’s career before her Pitch Perfect days, you would know that she was a blonde before she adopted her current red hair color. “I joke with my hair colorist. She keeps sheets of paper on every hair color that I’ve had so she has records of it all,” she told PeopleStyle, adding that she wasn’t actually a fan of the red that she wore in Pitch Perfect 2. “I rocked some light red for a year after it faded.”
14 Real: Lindsay Lohan Returned To Her Roots
At the height of her career, Lindsay Lohan used to rock her naturally gorgeous red hair. She then changed to blonde for years later though we could never understand why she abandoned a color that suited her so well. She has recently returned to her natural color, looking better than ever. “I love my red hair. It makes me spunkier.” She has also learned to embrace what’s natural to her. “Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me.”
13 Fake: Sophie Turner Showcased Her Red
Sophie Turner needed to be a redhead for her role as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. It was a major commitment for her but sometimes you have to do what it takes to get a great role. “My red hair represents the most amazing period of my life,” she told PeopleStyle. “It was the first time that I threw myself completely into something and transformed myself for it. It’s rewarding to know that I had red hair for a while. I’m proud of myself for doing that at such a young age because it can be quite daunting transforming myself.”
12 Real: Julianne Moore Is Perfect in Red
Could Julianne Moore be the icon for redheads all over the world? Stephen Colbert seems to think so. One time that she was on The Late Show he referred to her as the “ginger icon.” We would have to agree. “When you think redhead, you think of Julianne Moore: a beautiful, talented redhead,” he said. “That’s nice,” she said as the audience applauded. “I have complicated feelings about it, about being a redhead in general,” Moore said. “I think because people have expectations that your hair has something to do with your personality that you’re feisty or you’re sexy.”
11 Fake: Cynthia Nixon Is Recognized As A Redhead
Cynthia Nixon got her red locks when she started her role as Miranda on Sex and the City. It’s a color that suits her well and it’s hard to believe that it’s not her natural shade. Whether she likes it or not the world recognizes her as a redhead. “The recognition factor is so much higher when I’m a redhead, so when I’m a blonde I can pass under the radar a lot more easily,” she told Marie Claire of the shade, adding, “I like the red very much…I certainly feel like I look like myself in the poster and in the movie, but it’s a lot of work to maintain.”
10 Real: Jessica Chastain Refuses To Dye Her Hair For Roles
She does have the perfect shade of red and it’s all natural. When it comes to movie roles that involve her, she refuses to dye her hair at all. She prefers to wear wigs so that she doesn’t have to alter her own look. “As a child, I didn’t want to be different — I wanted to look the same as everyone else because I didn’t want to be singled out,” she said. “I was ridiculed for having red hair; for having freckles. But whatever you are ridiculed about that makes you different is what you’ll celebrate in the future. If I wanted to dye my hair, I could, but I realized that’s who I am, and my differences [make me] special.”
9 Fake: Bella Thorne Cried About It
Although Bella Thorne has had her hair multiple colors over the years, for the most part, it has been red. She started her career in Hollywood as a redhead as well so it was easy to assume that it was all natural. She is naturally blonde and she confirmed that in an interview with Allure in 2014. Even though it’s her natural shade, she doesn’t like it at all. When directors have asked her to return to blonde, she gets quite upset about it and once even cried when she was asked to do it for a role.
8 Real: Karen Gillan Is A True Redhead At Heart
We love redheads but surprisingly if you are a natural redhead you have likely been bullied before and that’s just sad. “I remember walking down the corridor and someone going, ‘Eurgh, you’re tall, lanky and ginger!’ I’d been itching to get out for years.” She refused to let it bother her. “I’d never had a problem with being tall, and in terms of having red hair I always had a belief it would benefit me in the long run.” We can’t understand why so many redheads get teased, the colors are breathtaking.
7 Real: Rose Leslie Suits Red To A Tee
Rose Leslie is another actress from Game of Thrones but she didn’t need to dye her hair for the role because she’s already a natural redhead. It’s a role that she loved and was grateful to be a part of. “So, it is an epic medieval fantasy with superb writing and brilliant characters - 60 hours worth of stupendous drama with the highest caliber acting and directing and writing.” It’s definitely a TV show that we are all going to miss.
6 Real: Bryce Dallas Howard Inherited Her Red
Her father is Ron Howard and that’s where she inherited her naturally red locks. Jurassic World seems to have a habit of casting red-haired women. “I am guessing (just like the rest of you) that Jurassic Park cast redheads because they’re typically viewed as “strong” by movie audiences. Psychologist Andrew J. Elliot did a study to test if color, despite cross-cultural differences, affected the emotional state of people. He found the color ‘red’ was perceived as strong and active.” (How to Be A Redhead)
5 Fake: Julia Roberts Was Always A Pretty Woman
When she got her big break in the movie Pretty Woman, she had a mess of flaming red hair. We all assumed that it was her natural hair color but we were wrong. Her natural color is more of a dirty blonde. She has changed her shade many times over the years. Just last year we saw Julia Roberts as a redhead again when she started filming Ben Is Back and we were really hoping that she was going to stick to that shade.
4 Fake: Alyson Hannigan Is Not A Real Ginger
As great as Alyson Hannigan looks as a redhead, it’s not her natural hair color. She is a brunette originally and she had her hair color changed back in the day when she played the character of Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. There was actually a reason why she decided to dye her hair red. "Joss [Whedon] had us all over to his house," Alyson said. "Charisma and Sarah and I all had brown hair at the time. Joss said, 'All of your hair is kind of the same shade. Does anyone want to be red?' I went for it. Eventually, Sarah got more and more blond, but it was because we all had a brownish, auburn mane."
3 Fake: Debra Messing And Her Trademark Hair
She needed to dye her hair red for the iconic role in Will & Grace in 1996. It took her six hours in a salon chair to get the color but it was well worth it as it was the role that made her career what it is today. She kept the color because it ended up becoming her trademark color. She didn’t always love her hair, especially when she was younger. “When I was young I hated my hair. I grew up in the rural suburbs and most everybody — in terms of the girls — had straight, shiny blonde hair, and yeah, I have the crazy, kinky, curly hair.”
2 Real: Laura Prepon Is A True Redhead
Laura Prepon may have gone blonde and then jet black for her role in Orange Is The New Black but we saw her real hair color back in the day when she was on That 70’s Show. That’s right, she’s a real redhead and we wouldn’t mind seeing her go back to her true color. She seems to be able to pull off any color though, her shades of blonde and black have all been stunning choices for her. You will have to decide for yourself what shade is your favorite.
1 Fake: Kate Walsh Felt Like An Imposter
Kate Walsh went red for a part and she said that once she went red, she realized that she had been an imposter as a brunette which is her natural hair color. She probably is thankful for her role in Private Practice as that was where the color idea came from. "I felt like an impostor before. I'm stronger and sassier as a redhead. It's much more me," the Private Practice star told Shape in a 2012 interview. The color actually suits her a lot better than her brunette shade. She has had her hair color in a few different shades of red.
References: wonderwall.com, ranker.com