There is no doubt that red hair instantly stands out in a sea of blondes and brunettes. Once rare and unique in Hollywood, red seems to be the hair colour of choice for some of the hottest celebrities. And although there are only a handful of famous natural redheaded beauties, the colour remains a top choice for temporary (read: attention-grabbing) dye jobs. Think about it: also almost every leading lady has a red phase on record.
While we can easily pin Jessica Chastain, Isla Fisher and Julianne Moore as natural redheads, other celebrities have had red hair for so long that we basically consider the shade as the one they were born with. Although hair colour chameleon Emma Stone is often mistaken as a true redhead—her go-to copper hue perfectly suits her flawless porcelain skin—she’s actually a blonde. (Same with Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks!) Amy Adams also wears her red hair well, likely because it’s just a touch brighter than her natural strawberry blonde shade.
Sometimes movie roles call for stars like Rachel McAdams and Kristen Stewart (who may or may not have wanted us to know about her dye job) to temporarily try ginger shades, whereas others just embrace the shade for fun. Rihanna, who is no stranger to having fiery red hair, enjoys experimenting with all sorts of hair colours and her constant changes certainly keep us on our toes. Whether you’re seeking colour inspiration for your own red dye job or just love the look of Titian-tinted hair, click through to see which celebrities make us green with envy for pulling off red hair with ease.