In celebration of our flame-haired brethren, we take a look at the most famous redheads today.
For reasons we can't even begin to fathom, redheads have gotten a bad rap throughout history. All sorts of myths and stereotypes, ranging from redheads not feeling pain to redheads not having souls, have emerged.
Thankfully, with movements such as redhead festivals, National Love Your Red Hair Day, and even a glossy magazine dedicated to all things ginger, there's never been a cooler time to display the MC1R gene.
While there are many famous redheads from Queen Elizabeth to Maureen O'Hara, there are plenty of awesome gingers today who leave us wishing we could be as cool as they are. Here are just a few!
From Mad-Eye Moody to Martin McDonagh's leading man, Gleeson is one of the most beloved Irish actors working today!
Brendan Gleeson even passed on both the ginger locks and acting talent to his son Domhnall.
One of the most talked about gingers in the world! Just call him "Harry", like Cher!
The definition of class and creative gravitas - Moore keeps going from strength to strength as an actress.
So too does Amy Adams... perhaps there's a trend here?
Yep! This confirms it. There appears to be a correlation between being a redhead and having some serious acting chops.
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While lots of late-night TV stars claim Irish roots, O'Brien is the one best known for his links to the Emerald Isle and his mop of ginger hair.
The Irish American comedian embodies the fierce and feisty redhead tropes.
Michael Fassbender is a ginger but is often asked to dye his hair for roles. What a pity! He explains in the interview clip above.
Joseph Kennedy III
The grandson of RFK, Joseph P. Kennedy III was a US Congressman for Massachusetts and in December 2022, was named as the US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland by President Biden.
The redhead star of all your favorite 80s films! Ringwald is still acting, recently on the TV drama "Riverdale," based on the Archie comics.
Sandy-haired domination extends to the musical world, too! It's still practically impossible to listen to "Hello" without getting teary.
Perhaps the only man here who could rival Prince Harry for the most famous ginger of all today! We did love his "Galway Girl" video - actually set in Galway and starring Saoirse Ronan.
Are there any other famous redheads you think should be included on this list?
* Originally published in 2017, updated in May 2023.