Redheads might be in the minority compared with brunettes and blondes, and they might have to bear the brunt of a whole lot of "ginger" jokes, but we at Hollywire think they're awesome. So, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, we're honoring our favorite fire-headed stars! Did your favorites make our list?
Best known for her role as Joan Holloway on Mad Men, Christina Hendricks is one of Hollywood's most in-demand actressesright now. She had roles in some major features films last year, including Life as We Know It, Drive, and I Don't Know HowShe Does It. Plus, she was "officially" inaugurated into theHollywood scene last week when her phone was hacked and she became the subjectof yet another nude photo scandal! Christina will return to TV on March 25,when Mad Men finally makes itslong-awaited return!
Not only is RupertGrint one of the best parts ofthe Harry Potter series (we miss you,Ron Weasley!) and one of the highest-paid actors in the world, he's also anall-around awesome guy. He's actively involved in several charityorganizations, without fail absolutely hilariousin talk show interviews, and he even used some of his Harry Potter money to buy a working ice cream van! Rupert will nextbe seen on the big screen in Into theWhite, an anti-war film.
It's kind of hard to believe that no one had ever heardof Emma Stone before she played Jonah Hill's love interest in the 2007comedy Superbad. Since then she'sstarred in what seems like zillions of movies, including Zombieland,Crazy Stupid Love, The Help, and Easy A – the latter of which earned her a Golden Globe nomination!She'll next be seen as Gwen Stacy in TheAmazing Spider-Man. But probably the best thing about her rise to fame wasmeeting her real-life love, the adorable AndrewGarfield.
OK, so he's not a part of "Hollywood," per se,but he's still super-duper-famous. For a long time, Harry's brother Prince William was considered thecutest member of the royal family. But suddenly Harry was all grown up, enlistingin the British military, and dedicating much of his time to charity organizations,and bam – he surpassed Will as themost swoon-worthy royal ever to grace the pages of a gossip magazine.
A lot of people didn't take Bryce Dallas Howard seriously when she first started acting – she'sthe daughter of director Ron Howardand was widely considered to be getting a free ticket into Hollywood. But she soonproved everyone wrong, as she took on roles like Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man 3 (yup, the same role as EmmaStone – what's even more ironic is that both redheads went blonde for therole!), Fisher Willow in The Loss of aTeardrop Diamond, Victoria in TheTwilight Saga: Eclipse, and Rachael in 50/50.Bryce is currently taking some well-deserved time away from filming – she justgave birth to her second child this past January!
English actor DamianLewis isn't just totally gorgeous – he's also a classically-trainedShakespearean actor (which ups his sexy factor considerably)! After his run inthe Royal Shakespeare Company, he moved on to film and television work and gothis big break in Steven Spielberg'sminiseries Band of Brothers. Lewiscurrently stars opposite Claire Danesand Mandy Patinkin in thecritically-acclaimed Showtime drama series Homeland.Though England is his real-life "homeland," Damian plays an Americanon the show!
She was blonde for a few years, but now Lindsay Lohan is back to her red roots!Shortly after her guest-hosting stint on SNLlast week, she went to the salon and changed her 'do. Maybe going back to heroriginal color is a sign that Lindsay really is done with her wild child partyyears and going back to a simpler time? Or maybe she just got sick of theupkeep being a bottle blonde required. Next up for Lindsay: playing iconicactress Elizabeth Taylor in aLifetime original movie called Liz andDick.
I've loved adorable English redhead Simon Woods since he played Mr. Bingleyin the 2005 film adaptation of Pride& Prejudice. He perfectly captured the bumbling-yet-somehow-still-sexyquality of the character and made audiences question their previous loyalty toMr. Darcy as the most-desirable man of P&P.Following that movie, Simon starred as Gaius Octavian Caesar in the dramaseries Rome and as Edward Vandermanin the cult favorite film Penelope. In 2009, Simon announced he is gay and in a relationship with Burberry designer Christopher Bailey. But I can still have a crush on him, right?
Who's your favorite redhead this St. Patrick's Day?
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