Lindsay Lohan (born 1986) US actress, singer, model, and beautiful natural redhead. Started out as a child model then went into acting. Known for her role as a cute young girl playing identical freckled, redheaded twins in 1998 remake of Disney’s movie ’The Parent Trap’. Also in films ’Freaky Friday’, ‘Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen’, ‘Herbie: Fullie Loaded’. In 2010 she was voted one of the "Top 10 Sexiest Red Heads of All Time." [Read full "Top 10" list on my Famous Redheads main page.] Still finding her way as an adult.
"PARENT TRAP REMAKE" A "PARENT TRAP" recent remake Is sweeter than strawberry cake... Redhead twins so cute They scared me to boot, With impish faces on the make!
Lucille Desiree Ball (1911-1989) US actress, comedienne, TV sitcom star. She began acting in radio and B-movies, later moving into TV and films. Appearing as a blonde in early films, she later went red in the 1940s and became famous for her dyed red hair. She won Emmy Awards and other awards with one of Hollywood’s longest careers, appearing on TV for over 30 years and as a movie star from 1930s to 1970s. Her TV shows: The classic ’I Love Lucy’, ‘The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour’ , ‘The Lucy Show’ and ‘Here’s Lucy’. She's also been honored to be on a US postage stamp. Lucy's 100th birthday was August 6 and one our most famous actresses! (Read her quote about redheads.)
Mary Marg Helgenberger (born 1958) US actress in movies and TV with beautiful light red hair. Known for role as agent "Catherine Willows" in TV series ’CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ as well as her Emmy-winning role as "Koloski" in ’China Beach’.
Maureen O’Hara (born Maureen Fitzsimons) (born 1920) Born in Dubli,n Ireland, with fiery red hair, often playing passionate heroines in her films. Was a singer for many years but also one of our famous actresses in movies. She starred in numerous American films, working with director John Ford and friend John Wayne in movies such as ’The Quiet Man’ as "Mary Kate Danaher" and in the Disney movie 1961 version of ’The Parent Trap as mother of twin daughters, "Maggie."
Megan Follows (born 1968) Canadian/American actress who plays the wonderful lead as a red-haired orphan, "Anne Shirley," in 1985 Canadian TV miniseries ’Anne of Green Gables’ and its 2 sequels. (My redheads LOVED these films -- highly recommended! The first movie is great, and once you start watching you'll want to see the rest too!) She's appeared in some TV roles in American and Canada, plus also has returned to the stage. Another role is humanitarian and a spokesperson for World Vision Canada.
Melissa Gilbert (born 1964) US actress, producer, and writer, mainly in TV and movies. Natural redhead and famous actress best known as child actor in 1970s TV series ’Little House on the Prairie’ in role as daughter "Laura Ingalls Wilder."
Molly Ringwald (born 1968). US actress, dancer, singer. She became a famous actress early and is known for starring in teen movies like ’Pretty in Pink’, 'Sixteen Candles' , ‘The Breakfast Club’ and others. A beautiful natural redhead. Now a mom and author of book 'Getting the Pretty Back."
Rita Hayworth - (Margarita Carmen Cansino) (1918-1987) US dancer and movie actress. Her father was an accomplished flamenco dancer and mother was a Ziegfeld girl, thus she began dancing at a young age. This gorgeous redhead was a famous actress during the 1940s and one of the top pin-up girls during World War II. She was nicknamed the "Love Goddess" and was one of the era's biggest sex symbols, partly because of her role in the 1946 film 'Gilda.' Appearing in over 60 films, she was listed in the 'American Film Institute's Greatest Stars of All Time.'
Sarah Churchill (1914-1982) British actress and dancer and was a daughter of Winston Churchill, a redhead like her father. Had her own TV show but also starred opposite Fred Astaire in 1951 movie ’Royal Wedding’.
Sissy Spacek (born 1949) US actress and singer. Starred in many films. This famous actress won Best Actress Oscar in her role as real-life country-western singer "Loretta Lynn" in 1980 film ’Coal Miner’s Daughter’. Although some photos show her more blonde, she has beautiful strawberry blonde / light red hair.
Tilda Swinton (born 1960) Scottish actress known for mainstream and artsy movies, winner of multiple awards. This famous actress plays a redhead in 2001 film 'Vanilla Sky'. Great in her role as the "White Witch Jadis" in Disney’s movie ’The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ (but NOT a redhead in the film). Sometimes appears as brilliant redhead and other times more strawberry blonde/blonde. Beautiful fair skin.
Tina Louise (Real name: Tina Blacker) (born 1934) US actress, singer, model. Known for role as movie star "Ginger Grant" on TV series ’Gilligan’s Island’.
Nicole Kidman (born 1967) Australian actress, singer, model, humanitarian. Apparently born in Hawaii, with dual citizenship for the US and Australia. Academy Award winner. One of highest-paid famous actresses, with multiple successful films. Wide range of films including 'Far and Away,' 'Moulin Rouge,' 'Australia', 'Bewitched' and narrated the film 'God Grew Tired of Us'. She debuted in the 1983 Australian kids adventure film BMX Bandits as a frizzy-haired redhead (view a clip on my "Your Videos" page). Also famous for previous marriage to Tom Cruise.
Uma Thurman US famous actress in variety of movie roles. Played fiery red-haired villain, "Poison Ivy" (aka Dr. Pamela Isley) in the 1997 superhero movie ’Batman and Robin’ but the film itself had bad reviews.
Gwen Verdon (Gwenyth Verdon) (1925-2000). US actress, dancer, dance instructor, choreographer. Had bright red hair. Appeared in films but considered by many as one of the best Broadway dancers during the 1950s-1960s. Winner of Tony Award and several Emmy Awards, and Grammy Award.
Memorable roles for this famous actress include the Cole Porter 1953 musical 'Can-Can'; her role as 'Lola' in Bob Fosse's 'Damn Yankees'; and portrayal of 'Charity' in Bob Fosse's Broadway classic 'Sweet Charity'. She also starred in the Broadway show 'Redhead', again by choreographer Bob Fosse.