Jane Asher (born 1946) Beautiful redhead British film and TV actress, born in London, England. Was known for her 5-year relationship with musician Paul McCartney during the 1960s, inspiring several of his songs. This famous actress began acting as a child in the 1952 movie 'Mandy' plus in the sci-fi movie 'The Quatermass Xperiment' in 1955. She's appeared in multiple British TV productions, BBC Radio projects, films, and some stage productions over the years. She had a role opposite fellow British actor Michael Caine in the 1964 film 'Alfie'. Her role as Angel Samson in the 'Crossroads' Mark III series was a big hit. She also appeared in the BBC2 reality TV series 'Maestro.' Other secondary careers include cake decorating/cake shops, plus she's a best-selling author. She's also involved in multiple philanthropic causes.
Doris Belack (born 1926) Famous actress seen in films, TV, and on stage. This red head character actress has a commanding presence and often appears in authority figure roles, laying a judge or mayor or boss. This famous actress has appeared in films like 'What About Bob?' and 'Tootsie.' She's done voice-over roles as well. Her TV appearances have included soap opera roles such as 'One Life to Live' (as Anna Wolek Craig) and other TV series like 'Cosby' and 'Touched by an Angel' and 'Law and Order.'
June Lockhart (born 1925) American famous actress of mainly TV plus movies and theater. She played the mom in the popular TV series 'Lassie' in late 1950s to 1960s. Known best for her redhead role as Dr. Maureen Robinson (wife of Professor John Robinson) in the hit American sci-fi series 'Lost in Space' during the mid-1960s. (The series also starred young redhead child actor Bill Mumy.)
(Seen working at the Radioplane Munitions Factory)
Marilyn Monroe ("Norma Jeane Mortenson" "Norma Jeane Baker") (1926-1962) Iconic American famous actress, model, and singer. Some of her famous leading-lady roles included films 'Bus Stop' 'Some Like It Hot' 'The Seven-Year Itch' 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' and 'How to Marry a Millionaire.'
It seems Ms. Monroe was NOT A NATURAL REDHEAD, but did have reddish hair for a short time early in her modeling career, before going platinum. (In article by -- Doll, Susan. "Marilyn Monroe's Early Life." 29 August 2007. HowStuffWorks.com. 19 May 2010.): "One afternoon in 1946, Snively sent Norma Jeane to 'Frank & Joseph's Beauty Salon' to have her hair done for a modeling assignment for Rayve shampoo. [my note: This salon styled hair of big stars at that time.] On that day in 1946, a timid Norma Jeane walked into the salon and asked if something could be done to make her look better for her shampoo shoot that evening. Tint technician Sylvia Barnhart and shop owner Frank immediately set out to straighten Norma Jeane's hair, which Barnhart has described as "brown and kinky." The strong solution used in the process also lightened her hair, giving it a reddish-blonde cast. Norma Jeane was quite pleased by the effect and wanted to go blonder. Over the next four to five months, Barnhart changed the color of the young model's hair to a golden honey-blonde by lightening and toning it a step at a time. Barnhart disputes the oft-told tale that Norma Jeane did not want to be a blonde and that she resisted any suggestion to change her hair color. To the contrary, Norma Jeane felt a lighter color helped accentuate her eyes, which Barnhart has described as "beautiful [and] luminous.""
Rhonda Fleming (born 1923) American film and TV actress, singer who was especially popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Because of her brilliant red hair and fair skin, she was nicknamed "Queen of Technicolor." Films include 'Spellbound,' 'The Spiral Staircase,' 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' (co-starring with Bing Crosby), 'Serpent of the Nile', and the 3D musical movie 'Those Redheads From Seattle.' (See a clip of this on my "Move Titles" page!) She also appeared on multiple TV shows in the 1950s and 60s and after retiring has done work for numerous charities. Like many famous actresses, she also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Agnes Moorehead (1900-1974) Versatile and talented American stage, radio, film, and TV actress. Over her long career, she played in over 70 movies and multiple TV shows. Due to her ability to play diverse characters, drama, and comedy, she had multiple nominations and awards (Emmy and Academy Awards). This famous actress is probably best known for her more recent TV role in the situation comedy series 'Bewitched' (1964-1972) as the flamboyant orange-haired witch Endora, mother of Samantha Stephens. I enjoyed her in the 1960 Disney film 'Pollyanna' as hypochondriac Mrs. Snow too.
Lauren Ambrose (born 1978) American TV, movie, and theater actress and singer. TV appearances were on 'Law & Order' and later on the HBO drama series 'Six Feet Under' as Claire Fisher, being nominated for Emmy Awards. This famous actress has appeared in several films like 'Can't Hardly Wait' and 'Psycho Beach Party.' Her recently theater appearances include 'Awake and Sing!' at the Lincoln Center Theater, 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Hamlet' in Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, and 'Exit the King.' For the 2009 film 'Where the Wild Things Are' she did the voice of the monster KW.
Stella Stevens (born 1938) American actress of stage, film, and TV plus pin-up girl, film producer, and director. Very popular in the 1960s and apparently one of the '10 most photographed women' at the time. Although normally seen as a blond, this famous actress has appeared as a lovely redhead, most notably in the 1963 movie 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father' as the former beauty queen "Miss Montana." Also appeared in (but not as redhead) an Elvis Presley movie 'Girls! Girls! Girls!'; Jerry Lewis movie 'The Nutty Professor' ; and Dean Martin film 'The Silencers.' Also appeared in multiple American TV shows over the years.
Rene Russo (born 1954) Stunning American model and TV and movie actress. Beginning as a teen she modeled for the Ford Modeling Agency, even appearing on the cover of 'Vogue' magazine and other covers, thus becoming one of America's most successful models in the late 1970s. Although usually seen as a brunette, she has appeared has a stunning redhead over the years for different roles, most notably in the 1999 film 'The Thomas Crown Affair' remake with Pierce Brosnan as detective Catherine Banning. This famous actress also was seen in the 'Lethal Weapon 3' (and 4)' films with Mel Gibson, 'In the Line of Fire' with Clint Eastwood, and 'Tin Cup' with Kevin Costner, among others...
Debra Messing (born 1968) Often appearing with lovely red hair, this American film, theater, and TV actress has appeared in multiple TV roles for 'NYPD Blue'; 'Seinfeld' ; 'Ned & Stacey' ; 'Prey.' Best known as Grace Adler in 'Will & Grace' which skyrocketed her career. Also played Molly Kagan in the TV mini-series 'The Starter Wife.' Films include 'A Walk in the Clouds' ; 'The Mothman Prophecies' ; 'Along Came Polly' ; and 'The Wedding Date.' In 2002 she was in the "People Magazine" list "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." In 2003 "TV Guide" chose her as its "Best Dressed Woman." This famous actress has also received multiple nominations for acting awards.
Ann Sheridan (1915-1967) Born in Texas, this American redhead beauty was a famous actress popular in the 1930s and 1940s. She signed with Warner Bros. studio and changed her name from Clara Lou Sheridan to Anne Sheridan, becoming a popular pin-up girl, nicknamed the "Oomph Girl." She starred with many big stars of the time and films included 'Nora Prentiss' ; 'The Unfaithful' ; 'Angels with Dirty Faces' ; 'Dodge City' ; 'Torrid Zone' ; 'Kings Row' and others. She could sing too so she also appeared in several musicals. She appeared briefly in the U.S. TV soap opera 'Another World' in the 1960s. She was a chain cigarette smoker for many years and died of liver and throat, esophageal cancer. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Read Anne's quotes)
Amy Nuttall (Born 1982) Pretty red-haired British singer and actress. Best known for her role in the ITV series 'Emmerdale' (2000-2005) as Chloe Atkinson. A talented trained singer, she's appeared in musical theatre and stage productions including venues Royal Albert Hall and Old Trafford. The 2006 Classical BRIT Awards nominated her album 'Best Days' for Album of the Year. She's performed on BBC Radio and BBC1 as well as touring extensively in the United Kingdom. She played Melanie Hughes in the 2009 series 'Hotel Babylon.
Vivian Blaine (1922-1995) American singer and actress who appeared with brilliant red hair in the 1945 film 'State Fair,' among others. She started as a singer for touring dance bands, later signing with Twentieth Century-Fox. In 1950 this famous actress made her Broadway debut in the musical 'Guys and Dolls' originating the role of Adelaide, a blonde-haired singer struggling with her long engagement to gambler Nathan Detroit. She went on to reprise this famous role in the 1955 movie with Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. She had other successful roles on Broadway, plus in her 50s appearing in multiple TV series.
Brigitte Nielsen (born 1963) Not a natural redhead, this statuesque Danish actress, TV personality, and musician is probably most famous for her role as the fierce redhead female barbarian in the 1985 film 'Red Sonja' (from the comic book character.) Also known for appearance in film 'Rocky IV' in addition to her marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone and association with other celebrities. She was nicknamed "Amazon" because of her height of 6 feet.
Myrna Loy (1905-1993) Apparently born a redhead, this American actress and trained dancer began her career in silent films where she wore a dark wig and often cast as some exotic beauty, vamp, mistress, or Asian beauty because of her unusual looks. She rose to fame after being paired with actor William Powell in multiple films including her character Nora Charles in the 1934 movie 'The Thin Man.' Over the years, she's played opposite many Hollywood leading men and was famous for her role in the 1946 movie 'The Best Years of Our Lives.' Although somehow was never nominated for an Academy Award, this famous actress does have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Bridget Regan (born 1982) Pretty American actress of TV, theater, and film. Notable TV appearances include Law & Order: Criminal Intent and American Experience. She is known for her role as Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell in the TV show Legend of the Seeker for which her naturally curly red hair was straightened and dyed brown. Her ancestry is Irish. (Thanks to Lisa!)