All this talk with Justine and Cara about the joys of being a redhead (or artificial redhead in Justine’s case) got me thinking about my favorite actresses who share this wonderful hair color of mine. Which then also got me thinking I haven’t done a Fave Five list in far too long, so here we are. There have been many great redheads in cinema, so it’s time to celebrate a few of my favorites. Each and every one of these actresses are both stunningly beautiful and extremely talented. So without further ado, here are my Fave Five redhead actresses.
I put Emma Stone as an honorable
mention redhead because sadly, she’s a natural blonde. However, some of my favorite roles of hers have been with red locks: Superbad, Zombieland, and Easy A, just to name a few. So in that spirit, I’ve included her on this list.
Felicia Day is probably the funniest actress I have ever seen outside of movies. She has numerous web series on her channel as well as Geek and Sundry, including The Guild which she writes, and has appeared on various TV series. She’s huge fan of everything nerdy and a pop culturist (is that a word? it is now). If there is an Aphrodite of Geekdom, it’s Felicia.
I’ve been slowly working my way through How I Met Your Mother, where Alyson Hannigan plays Lily Aldrin, one of the main characters. She is easily one of my favorite characters in the series, and I fully believe it’s because of what Alyson brings to the character. Then of course we can’t forget her role of Michelle in the American Pie series. This one time, at band camp…
Jane Levy may not be in many movies, but she was in the fantastic Suburgatory on ABC, which unfortunately got cancelled after season two. She brought a down-to-Earth element to a town filled with caked make-up and spray tans, really giving off that “girl next door” vibe. I hope she stars in another sitcom soon, because that’s where she really shines.
As great as Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson were together in Wedding Crashers, Isla Fisher stole every scene she was in. Her deliveries were perfect and I couldn’t stop laughing. Every time I see her name on the cast list, I’m like, “I have to see that.”
Amy Adams can act in just about every type of movie. She’s done drama (The Fighter and American Hustle), comedy (Talladega Nights), children’s (Enchanted), action (Man of Steel) and many, many more. Is there anything she can’t do!?
Who are some of your favorite redheaded actresses?