We honestly don’t understand why gingers have a bad rep, we think a flaming red head of hair is one sexy asset. Especially if it comes with a gorgeous face and a hot body. Sure, it can be tricky to pull of, what with their naturally pale complexion and the generous smattering of freckles. But aren’t those distinct physical traits what makes gingers stand out? Red haired women become especially sexy because red connotes a sense of temperament, mystery and unpredictability. Sure blondes have fun, and brunettes have always been striking, but red heads? They have the sexiness covered. Still not convinced? These hot gingers might just change your mind.
10. Lily Cole
With a childlike face and that fiery red mane, she looks like she might as well have been a member of the royal family, just stepped out of a victorian painting. Her big bright eyes, tiny button nose, and heart shaped lips caught the sight of modelling agents and she was immediately signed on to major fashion brands when she was just 14. She made her big screen debut in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus starring alongside Heath Leadger just two years after she began modelling.
9. Cintia Dicker
The hot Brazilian model got her red hair from her German roots and has proven that red does look stunning with a golden tan. The smattering of adorable freckles on her nose just adds to her irresistible sex appeal. Appearing in fashion spreads for Dolce & Gabbana and magazine pictorials for Sports Illustrated, she donates a portion of her earning to children’s charities in her native land Brazil.
8. Kate Mara
A descendant of both the owners of the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the vegan actress is a big fan of both teams, so much so that her working contract specifically stipulates she must attend if either teams make it to Super Bowl. Her face may seem familiar as she has appeared in several popular films and TV shows, notably in We Are Marshall, Brokeback Mountain, Transcendence, Law and Order, and 24.
7. Deborah Ann Woll
You may have seen her recently as the sexy vampire ingénue in True Blood, but it seems the gorgeous redhead has been typecasted in supernatural and horror roles in the films Mother’s Day and Little Murder, we think it may have something to do with her sensual ethereal quality. When she’s not filming, Deborah is being a supportive girlfriend to E.J. Scott who suffers from Choroideremia, a condition that will lead to eventual blindness, a cause she has become an ardent advocate for.
6. Nicole Kidman
How could we not include the woman responsible for paving the way for sexy gingers in Hollywood? A fresh faced Nicole first appeared on the big screen with a wild mane of red curls that instantly tugged on our heartstrings. She played future husband Tom Cruise’s girlfriend in Days Of Thunder. She then took her sexiness to the next level when she took on racy roles in To Die For as a scheming seductress, and as a sexually frustrated wife in Eyes Wide Shut. Her hairstyle has changed over the decades, but one thing remains the same, Nicole Kidman is the poster girl for hot gingers everywhere.
5. Amy Adams
Unbeknownst to most people, the Oscar nominated actress began her career in the film industry reprising the role of the sexy and devious Kathryn in a mediocre straight to video spinoff of the teen hit Cruel Intentions. The movie might have been awful, but it gave us Amy Adams so we can’t feel sorry about its existence. Her big break came when she starred as the bewildered fairy tale princess lost in the streets of New York in Enchanted. The film was both a commercial and critical success, with the talented Amy singing the songs herself in the movie.
4. Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain is the one actress who can be a bubbly, charmingly naive and sexy wife à la Marilyn Monroe one day and a hard hitting CIA officer responsible for the capture of Osama bin Laden the next. Her versatility and intelligence as an actor has led to critical acclaim and several awards, thanks in part to a scholarship sponsored by fellow actor Robin Williams that allowed her to study acting in the prestigious Juilliard School in New York.
3. Eva Amurri
The daughter of another bombshell redhead, Eva Amurri is living proof that the apple doesn’t indeed fall far from the tree. And boy, are we glad. Her nude scenes in the series Californication will be truly hard to forget, so were not even going to try. She has since appeared in hit shows like How I Met Your Mother and House
2. Isla Fisher
The petite sexy comedienne is the embodiment of the phrase ‘Big things come in small packages’. The Scottish actress has starred in a number of hit comedies, but she initially began work in commercials and TV shows when she was just 9. After being cast to play Shaggy’s love interest in Scooby-Doo, she was told to wear a blonde wig so as to not steal Daphne’s spotlight as resident hot ginger in the film. Is that jealousy we smell? Isla then moved on to star in The Wedding Crashers, where she played the feisty ginger nymphomaniac.
1. Christina Hendricks
Mad Men’s resident bombshell. The voluptuous redhead was named Esquire Magazine’s Sexiest Woman In The World and Best Looking American Woman. An accolade that is well deserved, as you can see. Her portrayal as Joan in Mad Men has transformed society’s dominant beauty standards, as more and more people have come to embrace and celebrate fuller figures. What the hell took them so long? She was credited by British physicians for the sudden 10% rise in breast augmentation surgeries back in 2010.