Life can be hard for redheads sometimes, especially with shows like ‘South Park’ coming up with derogatory names for redheads like “gingers”. But, hey, ginger is a great spice, and Ginger was also the name of everyone’s favorite sexiest actress castaway with red hair. And so the other actresses on this list with red hair continue to prove to everyone that redheads are some of the sexiest women you’ll ever see, and these sexiest of “ginger” actresses are giving red hair a good name by being inspirations to other redheads tired of the ginger and carrot top jokes:
Laura Prepon – For the sexiest tomboy you’ll ever see, we start the list with one of the hot girl-next-door actresses of ‘That 70’s Show’. Laura Prepon’s character Donna rocked that stick-straight 70’s hairdo and often dressed more like a 70’s guy, but her loose clothes couldn’t didn’t hide her gorgeous red hair or her independent and strong personality. Despite not being as girly as her best bud (and no, I’m not talking about neighbor Eric), she seemed to be the sexiest of the actresses on the show to most guys, and it’s a shame we aren’t seeing more of her these days (and it’s also a shame she’s one of many actresses that have forsaken their red hair for blonde locks that wash them out!).
Christina Hendricks – One of my favorite redheads of all time and one of the sexiest women on television doesn’t have natural red hair at all, but since she’s been dying it red since age 10 and because she’s one of the sexiest actresses I’ve ever seen, there’s no way I’m keeping Ms. Joan Holloway off of this list. This star of ‘Man Men’ is bringing bombshell sexy back with a figure that would make Marilyn Monroe envious, and I’m sure she’s made many men wish they’d treated the curvy “ginger” girls they picked on in high school a little differently. She’s loved by strong women, curvy women, gals with red hair, those that love old school glamour, and, of course, she drives men mad, so it’s no wonder that so many of us can’t get enough ‘Mad Men’.
Isla Fisher – Out of all of the actresses with red hair on this list, I’m probably most jealous of Isla Fisher’s gorgeous “ginger” mane. She’s often overshadowed by her goofy hubby, Sacha Baron Cohen, but this adorable/glamorous gal is really starting to make a name for herself in movies like ‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’. She may not be as big as one of the other actresses on this list that’s often cited as being her lookalike, but this sexiest of redheads is well on her way to becoming a spicy ginger sensation.
Amy Adams – And here’s one of the most successful actresses with red hair on this list (And Isla Fisher’s lookalike, as well as that of ‘The Office’ star Jenna Fischer). Amy Adams got to be a real-life Disney princess in ‘Enchanted’, but it’s her grown-up roles in movies like ‘Doubt’ that have gotten her a lot of awards show buzz. She’s one of the few actresses that always looks perfect on the red carpet with her porcelain skin and stunning red hair, and we’ll be sure to see plenty of her when awards season rolls around again for her role in ‘Julie & Julia’. So not only is she one of the sexiest redheads around, this ‘Junebug’ star gives ginger gals a good name by being extremely talented, too.
Alyson Hannigan – Great ginger Hollywood stories don’t get any better than this one. She started out as the geeky “band camp girl” with red hair, freckles, and a freaky personality on ‘American Pie’, but talented and goofy Alyson Hannigan has gone on to become one of the sexiest actresses on TV, thanks to shows like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and, my favorite place to watch her, ‘How I Met Your Mother’. She’s forsaken her real red hair for a darker ‘do, but she’s still one of the sexiest and most unique actresses I’ve seen in the past years. Out of all the redheads on this list, I think she’s the one I’d most like to hang out with (although I’d try to convince her to get back to her roots!).
Nicole Kidman – If you’ve seen some of Nicole Kidman’s earlier movies, you might imagine that she got made fun of a lot growing up for being a “ginger”, but if she was ever picked on, she’s definitely getting some red hot revenge right now. Not only is she often considered one of the most successful and talented actresses in Hollywood, but also one of the sexiest. Her red hair has changed colors often throughout the years, and she seems to prefer it more of a strawberry blonde color, but red hair does look ravishing against her snow white, perfect complexion. And whether she’s sexing in up in movies like ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ and ‘Moulin Rouge!’ or uglying herself up a bit and testing her acting chops in movies like ‘The Hours’, she’s always a pleasure to watch. And I’m sure we’ll all enjoy seeing this sexiest of redheads star alongside some of the other sexiest actresses in Hollywood in the movie ‘Nine’, the perfect Christmas gift for those that appreciate both beauty and amazing acting skills, as there will be plenty of both on display here.
Lindsay Lohan – Out of all of the actresses with red hair on this list, this once-cute ginger seems to be having the toughest time. She showed a lot of promise as a child actor and teen in movies like ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Confessions of Teenage Drama Queen’, but then her life seemed to become a little too dramatic. Still, I’d love to see Lindsay Lohan get back to her red roots, put on some weight, and prove everyone wrong about her being all washed up (at least she can quit washing herself out with that horrible blonde hair). Despite her difficulties, she’s still definitely one of the sexiest redheads in Hollywood, and I think she’s got a good comeback in her. (I am kind of looking forward to ‘Machete’ ).
Julianne Moore – Out of all the actresses on this list, I’m sure that this ageless beauty can claim to be the one that has done the most nude scenes, and Julianne Moore bravely doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Unlike many actresses on this list, Julianne Moore seems to like keeping her red hair closer to its natural color, but she doesn’t seem to like keeping her clothes on. Whether she’s wearing nothing but a T-shirt in ‘Short Cuts’, playing a porn star in ‘Boogie Nights’, or starring in steamy sex scenes with another woman in ‘Chloe’, it’s obvious why she’s one of guys’ favorite redheads of all time.
Gillian Anderson – When it comes to actresses with red hair that appeal to geeks, ‘The X-Files’ star Gillian Anderson is the sexiest woman in black you’ll ever see. She may have been a skeptic, but she would be extremely hard to argue with while looking into those big, beautiful eyes. She’s done a bit of acting since her ‘The X-Files’ days, but this sexiest of intriguing redheads will always be remembered for being a conspiracy theorist icon at the beginning of this decade, and a ginger gal for geeky girls more into monsters than makeup to look up to.
Emma Stone – And know we go from redheads dealing with monsters at the beginning of the decade to a pretty new face framed by red hair dealing with zombies at the end of it. Emma Stone’s unique look is a bit of a combination of Lindsay Lohan and Mila Kunis, but this cutie with red hair could become a bigger superstar than both, thanks to roles in movies like ‘Superbad’ and ‘Zombieland’. She’s actually a natural blonde, but since she’s one of the many actresses that’s known for having red hair despite having a different natural hair color, I’ve got to put her on this list (plus any girl that says ‘City Lights’ is her favorite movie scores major points with me).
Marcia Cross – If all ‘Desperate Housewives’ looked like this most gorgeous of redheads, I don’t think they’d be so desperate, because everything they could want would be given to them. She may be one of the older actresses on this list at 47, but she could give any of the pretty young things here a run for their money. Spicy ginger Marcia Cross is so perfect that she looks like a porcelain Barbie doll with red hair, and her perfect skin and flawless face have led many to attack her for having plastic surgery. But I say, whatever she’s doing, it’s working, and anyone attacking one of the sexiest redheads on this list is probably just jealous of her red hot beauty.
Alicia Witt – This star of ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ isn’t as well-known as some of the other redheads on this list, but she’s definitely one of the most talented actresses here, being a truly gifted classically-trained pianist. Alicia Witt has beautiful red hair, but her mother’s might be more famous: her mother, Diane Witt, once held the Guinness world record for having the longest hair in the world. This truly gifted ginger beauty hasn’t become one of the most famous actresses with red hair out there, but I have a feeling she’ll really break through sometime soon.
Lily Cole – Speaking of breakthroughs, I think this famous British model with gorgeous red hair might have the U.S. falling in love with her after her role in Heath Ledger’s true last film, ‘The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus’. She’s definitely one of the actresses on this list that is least well-known, but I absolutely love her unique Christina Ricci/China doll-esque look. She has one of the sexiest bodies out of all of the actresses on this list, but an out-of-this-world face that’s really hard to describe (it’s almost cherubic). But while she’s known for being a glamorous ginger, we might see her don a different color of locks for Marilyn Manson’s dark take on Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s tale, ‘Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll’, in which she’ll play a much spookier version of inquisitive and adventurous Alice (I just hope this project does finally get made).
Rachelle Lefevre – Gals may hate her for portraying the Bella and Edward-hating vampire in the ‘Twilight’ film franchise, but just look at any of the smiling pictures of this beautiful young actress with a gorgeous head of curly red hair, and you’ll get the feeling that she’s nothing like her character. Her red hair is more of what I’d consider a true ginger color, being closer to strawberry blonde, but there are many different types of redheads, and Rachelle has one of the most unique hair colors in Hollywood. She’s way too pretty to keep playing villains, so I’m sure we’ll see this sexiest of actresses with red hair play a friendlier vampy vixen sometime soon.
Debra Messing – And here’s everyone’s favorite sitcom star with red hair! She’s one of the most glowing actresses on this list with a megawatt smile and a bubbly onscreen personality, and the ‘Will & Grace’ star has definitely become one of the most beloved redheads in TV history. We may miss Grace, but it seems that Debra Messing is just as loveable as her popular character.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this list of the fieriest fifteen redheads of the decade. Their red hair may not be the only thing that makes them some of the sexiest actresses in Hollywood, but I think it certainly helps, and they’re great inspirations for girls being teased with words like “ginger” and “carrot top” everywhere.