The Most Iconic Celebrity Redheads To Inspire Your Next Salon Visit Post-Lockdown

Whether you're looking to enhance your natural tones or fancy a full-on colour switch up...

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by Ellie Wiseman |
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Redheads are rare. In fact, less than 2% of the world’s population have naturally red hair. But that doesn’t stop it from being a popular colour choice down at the salon or on the red carpet. From Julianne Moore and Emma Stone to Amy Adams and Isla Fisher – A-list celebrities have been donning various scarlet shades in recent years that have inspired so many of us to rock red. For a few celebrities, their beautiful red tones are au naturel, but for many it’s actually down to dye. Take Emma Stone and Amy Adams - both are naturally blonde but have been quoted saying they now identify most as redheads.

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Whether they’re born with it or not, we’ve rallied the best celebrity red hair moments from the awards season, social media and our favourite television series to binge on (Riverdale, Games of Throne and Poldark, to name a few). So, if you are considering a colour change - be it auburn highlights, strawberry blonde or scarlet red - take inspiration from our gallery below, save your favourite looks, and take them with you to your next colour appointment when the salons re-open


Hollywood Redheads

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Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is a natural redhead.

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Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher's beautiful ginger locks are all real.

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Isabelle Huppert

French actress, Isabelle Huppert who's previously won a Golden Globe in Elle, is a natural redhead.

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Jessica Chastain

American actress, Jessica Chastain has stayed true to her natural hair colour.

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Sophie Turner

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner is naturally a blonde.

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Lucas Hedges

Breakout star Lucas Hedges - who was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Manchester by the Sea - is another natural redhead in Hollywood.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone is naturally blonde, but apart from playing Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, she has had the most success being a redheaded actress.

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Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon dyed her blonde hair ginger for the role of Miranda in Sex And The City.

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Bryce Dallas Howard

Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard is a natural redhead, but she often darkens hair hair to a more auburn shade.

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Marcia Cross

Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross is a natural redhead.

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Naturally brunette, Rihanna has experimented with various shades of red over the past few years including this rich mahogany red.

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman grew up with ginger hair, but as she got older her hair was more strawberry blonde. She got more recognition as a redheaded actress, but still experiments with blonder colours.

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Lindsay Lohan

We watched Lindsay Lohan grow up on screen, so we know she's a natural redhead, although she has experimented with different hair colours since.

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Bonnie Wright

Bonnie Wright, who famously plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter series is a natural redhead, but it seems her hair was dyed a more gingery colour to match Rupert Grint's flaming locks.

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Alyson Hannigan

Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Alyson Hannigan dyed her hair red to play the character Willow Rosenburg, after the creator expressed concerns that the whole cast had brown hair.

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Amy Adams

Amy Adams' real hair colour is strawberry blonde, but she dyed it dark red for the TV show Dr Vegas in 2004 and has since made her fame as a redhead.

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Christina Hendricks

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks is well-known for being a redhead, but naturally her hair is blonde.

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Ellie Bamber

Nocturnal Animals breakout star Ellie Bamber is actually a natural blonde, but she makes the most convincing redhead.

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Eleanor Tomlinson

Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson makes a convincing redhead, but she describes her natural hair as a 'muddy blonde' colour.

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Benedict Cumberbatch

You might not know, but Benedict Cumberbatch is actually a redhead, though most of his film roles call for him to have brown hair.

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