Redheads' contributions to all aspects of life isn't always acknowledged. See who is Redhead and Proud and famous.
 
 
   
 

Famous Redheads - Media - M-Z

 

Sue MacGregor OBE

Born Oxford 1941. Sue's BBC career began in 1967. Became the voice of Radio Four's "Woman's Hour", a show she hosted for 15 years. Moved to "Today" in 1984.
Voted Radio Personality of The Year in 1990, awarded the OBE for services to broadcasting in 1992.

  Sue MacGregor OBE

Anne McKevitt

Don't deny it - we all watch those Changing Rooms programmes. No, none us of like that chap with the frock coat and the shoulder-length hair (double-barrelled names are VERY 80's), but we do love little Anne. Her fantastic head of hair and impish smile makes all that grouting and artexing worthwhile.

  Anne McKevitt

Malcolm McLaren

Can confidently claim to have invented Punk Rock. Malcolm’s home-spun philosophy of Chaos, Revolution and Situationism gelled perfectly with the anarchic maelstrom that was the Sex Pistols.
A few years later, he was still at it, telling us that Buffalo Girls do it on the outside and Madam Butterfly was begging for it.
Somehow, I don’t think we’ve heard the last of Malcolm and his shock of Red hair.

  Malcolm McLaren

Heather Mercer

Born 1977. Member of the Antioch Community Church of Waco, Texas. One of 8 Western aid workers accused of spreading Christianity in then Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in August 2001. Released after spending 63 days in detention.  

  Heather Mercer

Avid Merrion

Underneath those hideous rubber masks in the Channel 4 TV series 'Bo' Selecta!' is naughty, crazy Redtop Avid Merrion. Avid markets himself as a Transylvanian celebrity stalker. And who are we to argue?

  Avid Merrion

Debra Messing

Born 15 August 1968, New York. Emmy award winning actress best known for her role of Grace Adler in the worldwide TV hit "Will & Grace". Has also appeared on the big screen in "Celebrity", "The Mothman Prophecies" and "Along Came Polly". In 2002 Debra was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World", and in 2003 TV Guide picked her as the "Best Dressed Woman" of 2003.

  Debra Messing

Anita Morris

Born 14 March 1943, died 1994. 
Trained at the American Mime Theatre, learning how to use “body language”. Made her mark on Broadway, starring in musicals “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”.
Went on to film success with “Ruthless People”, “Hotel New Hampshire” and “Down & Out in Beverly Hills” amongst her successes. Died of cancer in 1994, survived by her husband, director Grover Dale.

  Anita Morris

Donny Most

Born Brooklyn, 8th August 1953. Best known for his role as Ralph Malph in the US TV mega hit 'Happy Days'.

Other TV appearances include 'Star Trek', 'The Love Boat' and 'Fantasy Island'. Film work includes 'Dead Man’s Island', 'Hourglass', and 'EDTV'.

  Donny Most

Kate Mulgrew

Born 29th April 1955 Dubuque, Iowa. Studied acting at New York University before making her TV debut in “Cheers”, “Murphy Brown”, and “Man of The People”.
Film appearances include “Love Spell”, “Throw Momma From The Train”, and “Remo Wiliiams”.
Best known for her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway of the USS Voyager in Star Trek.

  Kate Mulgrew

Leigh Nash

Born 27th June 1976, Austin, Texas. The voice behind US powerpop combo "Sixpence None The Richer". The band hit paydirt in 1999 with the US number one hit single "Kiss Me". Since then they have consolidated their success with two platinum albums, "The Fatherless and The Widow" and an eponymous release.

  Leigh Nash

Cynthia Nixon

Born 9th April 1966 New York. A professional actress since the age of 12, sultry Cynthia plays the lawyer, Miranda in the US mega TV hit “Sex and The City”.

  Cynthia Nixon

Kelly O'Donnell

NBC TV News correspondent who lights up the small screens from coast to coast from her studio in Burbank, California.

  Kelly O'Donnell

Sean O'Hagan

Born Luton. Spent his childhood in Cork, Ireland where he co-founded "MicroDisney".
 
Went on to form "The High Llamas", both bands achieving both cult and commercial success. Has now added another string to his bow, becoming a respected journalist.

  Sean O'Hagan

Mark O'Shea

Born 1956, Wolverhampton. Media friendly herpetologist who took a liking to snakes at a worrying early age. Mark has been on our TV screens since 1986.
"O'Shea's Big Adventure/Dangerous Reptiles" TV shows are now in their third series, and have included 30 films made in 16 countries.
www.markoshea.tv.
 

  Mark O'Shea

Simon Oxley

Born Harrogate, Yorkshire. Sports reporter on local BBC Station 3 Counties Radio. Simon spends his Saturday afternoons huddled up in a press box commentating on Watford FC.

  Simon Oxley

Mike Parry

Born Chester. A career journalist who has worked for The Sun and Daily Express among others. Now Programme Director at TalkSport Radio, the UK's national talk radio station, where he is sparring partner of Alan Brazil on the hugely successful "The No-Nonsense Sports Breakfast programme" - a redandproud favourite between 6am - 10am weekdays on 1053/1089am.

  Mike Parry

Bernadette Peters

Born 28 February 1948, Queens, NY. How can Tony award-winning Bernadette have had a long showbusiness career - and still look so great? As well as the obvious answer - her magnificent red locks - Bernadette was a child TV star, appearing in the US TV show 'Juvenile Jury'. More recently, her Broadway and solo musical exploits have also included an appearance in the 'Quincy Jones first 50 years' tribute show.

  Bernadette Peters

Laura Prepon

Born 7th May 1980, Watchung, New Jersey. Laura plays the Redheaded Tomboy, Donna Pinciotti in the US TV hit “That 70’s Show”.
A newcomer to the crazy world of showbusiness, Laura has starred in the 2001 movie release “Slackers”.

  Laura Prepon

Victoria Principal

Born 3rd January 1950 in Japan, the daughter of a US Airman. Made her film debut in 'The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean' starring opposite Paul Newman.
In 1978 Victoria shot to worldwide fame in the role of Pammy Ewing in the TV megahit 'Dallas'. Now devotes her time to The Principal Secret, a range of health and beauty products.

  Victoria Principal

Anthony Rapp

US actor and singer/songwriter who has been in showbusiness since the age of nine years of age. His performance as Mark Cohen in the US production of “Rent” has made him big box-office. Now breaking into the music business, his new CD “Look Around” has just been released.

  Anthony Rapp

Red

UK based photographic/glamour model and actress who has built up a strong following worldwide through her work on TVX and The Adult Channel.



  Red

Holly Rivers

Born Cardiff 1985. Star of CITV show “The Worst Witch” in which she plays Drucilla Paddock. Holly is also a fashion model and becoming a regular fixture on kids TV.
The World is at Holly’s freckled feet.

  Holly Rivers

Maggie Rizer

Born 9th January 1978 Staten Island, New York. US Supermodel who struts the world's catwalks. Maggie lives with fellow Red model Karen Elson in New York - how cosy!

  Maggie Rizer

Anne Robinson

Born Crosby, Liverpool 26 September 1944. Journalist turned mega TV Star. After gracing our screens with “Points of View” & “Watchdog”, Anne has become one of the highest profile Redheads in the UK with her stern no-nonsense performances on BBC’s “The Weakest Link”. "You are The Weakest Link, Goodbye” has become part of modern culture, and it’s all down to Anne. Even the US of A has fallen for the show. 

Anne still keeps her journalistic hand in with a weekly column in The Times.

Redandproud's Redhead of the Year 2001! 
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  Anne Robinson

Natanya Ross

US TV actress who has appeared in such shows as "Beverly Hills 90210", "ER" and "The Secret World of Alex Mack", in which she plays Robyn Russo.

  Natanya Ross

John Salthouse

Born 16th June 1951 London. The son of a professional boxer, John was a schoolboy footballer with Crystal Palace before an ankle injury ended his playing days.
His performance in Mike Lee’s 1977 TV play “Abigail’s Party” brought him critical acclaim, and he has gone on to star in ITV’s “The Bill” and “Sharman”. Currently producing Sky TV’s football drama “Dream Team”.

  John Salthouse

Victoria Shalet

Born 9 December 1981 - London. Redheaded child actress who has appeared in such TV shows as 'The Bill', 'Midsommer Murders', 'Love Hurts' and 'Jonathan Creek'.

  Victoria Shalet

Cathy Shipton

Born 27th March 1957. Stalwart actress who plays Senior Nurse Lisa "Duffy" Duffin in the BBC TV series "Casualty". Duffy is the A&E Department's "Shoulder to Cry On" - she's always there. Aaaaah.

  Cathy Shipton

Julie Sommars

Born 15th  April 1942, Fremont, Nebraska. TV actress who starred in 1960's hit shows "Bonanza", "Gunsmoke", "Flipper" and "Matlock" - which she was nominated for a Golden Globe.

  Carole Stone

Carole Stone

Networking supremo. Carole claims her success is in spite of her "big nose, small boobs, big feet and rather coarse voice"! - but she knows how hair colour can take you places. Carole's book - The Art of Making Friends - is a storming UK success.

  Julie Sommars

Catherine Tate

Born London 12th May 1968. First appeared on British TV in The Bill and Casualty. Has now become one of the most prominent British TV comedians - "The Catherine Tate Show" - with a string of top quality characters has become one of the biggest hits in recent years. Catherine's auburn locks are heavily featured in the show eg - "Gingers For Justice".

www.catherinetateshow.co.uk

  Catherine Tate

Kim Thomson

Born London 1960. TV and stage actress who has appeared in the BBC's "Virtual Murder" and ITV's "Loved By You". Her numerous big screen roles include playing opposite Jeff Greenbaugh in "The Tall Guy".

  Kim Thomson

Aaron Tuttle

Born Dallas. Weather forecaster on Oklahoma TV station KOCO.
www.koco.com

  Aaron Tuttle

Gwen Verdon

13th January 1925 - 18th October 2000. Born Culver City, California. Talented dancer who won 4 TONY Awards. Married to choreographer Bob Fosse, Gwen is best remembered for her role as Lola in the stage and film versions of "Damn Yankees". Also starred in the Broadway musicals "Redhead", "Sweet Charity" and "Chicago".

  Gwen Verdon

Steven Waddington

Born Leeds. Royal Shakespeare Company trained actor who has made the move to both small and silver screens. Has appeared in "Last Of the Mohicans" and an TV adaptation of "Ivanhoe".

  Steven Waddington

Zack Ward

LA-based US actor whose stock has risen due to his role as younger brother Dave in US TV hit “Titus”. Zack has also appeared in NYPD Blue and X Files. Will be on the big screen as legendary Allman Brothers roadie Red Dog in Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous”.

  Zack Ward

Rebekah Wade

Born 1968. The youngest ever editor in Fleet Street when appointed to the hot seat of The News of The World by Rupert Murdoch. Shot to fame when she sanctioned the publishing of names & photos of 50 convicted sex offenders in a “Name & Shame” campaign following the murder of schoolgirl Sarah Payne. Lives with fiance Ross Kemp of Eastenders fame.

  Rebekah Wade

Johnny Whittaker

US TV actor best known as a child star of the late 1960’s show “Family Affair”.
Has also appeared in “Bewitched”, “Tom Sawyer”, and “Sigmund The Sea Monster”.

  Johnny Whittaker

Emma Wilson

Emma's broadcasting career began on television. She appeared on camera for MTV, flying around the world for FLY2K with 98 Degrees, and hosted ChickClick Live! on Eyada. She's directed numerous promo videos, and has produced shows for Bravo, the BBC, Granada and Atlantic TV. She also wrote and appeared on CBS late night programming. 

Does all this experience quality Emma as a grown-up? Definitely not. "You're only young once," she says, "but you can be immature forever." 
Emma is the daughter of Anne Robinson.
 
Emma On The Loose

  Emma Wilson

Nicolas Witchell

The Redheaded face of BBC TV News, Nicolas (no ‘h’) is the Diplomatic Correspondent with the haircut to die for.
The Thinking Woman’s Crumpet, he is the first with the news of Parliamentary Ructions and Government Hoo-Hahs.

  Nicolas Witchell

Alicia Witt

Born 21 August 1975, Worcester, Mass, USA. Discovered by cult film director David Lynch - her first film break was when he cast her in "Dune". Went on to play the character Gersten Hayward in Lynch's TV show "Twin Peaks". Other film roles have been in "Liebestraum", "Mr Holland's Opus" and "Citizen Ruth". Made the breakthrough to international reknown by playing Zoey, Cybill Shepherd's daughter in the TV show "Cybill".

  Alicia Witt

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