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

 

Over the years of American movie cinema, plenty of famous and talented Redheads have appeared on the silver screen. From humble beginnings of growing up in small towns to living in homes and apartments in Houston, Boston, Chicago, NYC and other big cities these Redheaded stars have proved their worth time and time again. These Redheads have become inspiring role models to many young boys and girls around the world.

 

Famous Redheads - Silver Screen A-L

Woody Allen

Born Allen Stewart Konigsberg in Brooklyn, New York, the young Woody earned his first dollars at the age of 15 selling quips and anecdotes to Big Apple Newspaper columnists. In 1965 Woody made his movie bow in "What’s New Pussycat?" The cinema has remained Woody’s chosen medium, amongst a string of successes, "Annie Hall", "Manhattan", and "Zelig" have been particularly well received.


  Woody Allen

William Atherton

Atherton is an American character actor with light red hair. He played an obnoxious reporter in the first two "Die Hard" films and an obnoxious city official in "Ghostbusters." He was also in "The Sugarland Express" and "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," as well as a number of other films.

  William Atherton

Clara Bow

1905 - 1965. The original 'It Girl' of the 1920’s, Clara epitomised the spirit of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties. Clara was the first Redheaded film star, starring in such hits as 'It' and 'Mantrap'.

  Clara Bow

James Cagney

17th July 1899 - 30th March 1986. Born New York. Famed for his tough guy roles in a string of gangster films, starting with the 1931 hit 'Public Enemy'. Best remembered for 'Angels With Dirty Faces' of 1938. Won an Academy Award for a singing role in the 1941 film 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'.

  James Cagney

Frances Conroy

Born 13 November 1953. Monroe, Georgia, USA. Highly experienced character actress who has starred in movie hits such as “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, “Sleepless in Seattle” and “The Crucible”.
Best known for her TV role as Ruth Fisher in “Six Feet Under”.

  Frances Conroy

James Cosmo

Scots born actor who has appeared in more TV shows than you’ve had hot dinners. “Minder”, “The Professionals” and “Roughnecks” are amongst James’ small screen roles, his performance as Campbell in “Braveheart” alongside Mel Gibson won him great critical acclaim.

  James Cosmo

Hazel Court

Born 10th February 1926 Sutton Coldfield. Gained early experience on the big screen in a number of the early Hammer Horror films. Hazel got her big break starring opposite Peter Cushing in the 1957 movie "The Curse of Frankenstein".
 
Went on to make dozens of other films including "Omen III", and was a fixture on US and UK TV screens, appearing in such series as "Mission Impossible", "Dr. Kildare", and "McMillan and Wife".

  Hazel Court

Nikki Cox

Born 2 June 1978, Los Angeles. US actress best known for her roles in "Unhappily Ever After" and "Las Vegas".

  Nikki Cox

Charles Dance

Born 10th October 1946 Birmingham. RSC trained actor who has succeeded on the stage, the TV and the silver screen. His performance in ITV’s “The Jewel In The Crown” won him the hearts of the ladies of Middle England, and since then has starred in hit films such as “For Your Eyes Only” “White Mischief” and “Michael Collins”.

  Charles Dance

Bette Davis

5th April 1908 - 6th October 1989. Her powerful on-stage persona made her one of the most influential actresses in cinema history. She won an Oscar with her performance in the 1935 film "Dangerous". Best remembered for the 1962 classic "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane".
It was all going very well until soft-rocker Kim Carnes decided to put her oar in.

  Bette Davis

Kirsten Dunst

Born 30 April 1982, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Made her screen debut at the age of 12 in the movie hit “Interview With The Vampire”, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Has gone on to star in “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “The Virgin Suicides”. Best known for her role as May Jane Watson in “Spiderman”.

  Kirsten Dunst

Samantha Eggar

Born London, March 5th 1939. Daughter of a British Army brigadier. Convent educated, Samantha became a stage actress in her teens. While performing in a Shakespeare play, Eggar was discovered by film producer Betty Box, who cast Sam, then 23, in The Wild and the Willing (1961). Real success came with "The Collector"  (1965), when she got an Oscar nomination for her performance, and won the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Actress. 

  Samantha Eggar

Noah Emmerich

US freckle-faced actor who made his screen debut in the 1993 film "The Last Action Hero". Best known for his appearance opposite Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show".

  Noah Emmerich

Frances Fisher

Born 11 May 1952, Milford-on-Sea, England. TV and big screen regular who made her film debut in 1983's "Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?".

A host of appearances include roles in "Tough Guys Don't Dance", "LA Story", and "The Unforgiven!. Her performance as Ruth Dewitt Bukater in the Oscar-winning "Titanic" won her world-wide fame.

  Frances Fisher

Jason Flemyng

Born 25 September 1966, Putney, London. TV and film actor whose small screen roles have included "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" and "Dr Finlay".
 
Best known for his movie performances in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels", "Snatch" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".

  Jason Flemyng

Gert Frobe

1913 - 1988. German born actor best known for his role as Auric Goldfinger in the 1964 James Bond film. Big Gert also starred in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and aptly appeared in the 1965 movie 'The Redhead'.

  Gert Frobe

Courtney Gaines

US film actor, whose portfolio includes starring roles in “Colors”, “The Burbs”, “Memphis Belle”, and “Back To The Future”.

  Courtney Gaines

Greer Garson

1903-1996. Born in London, the young Greer moved to Hollywood where she won 7 Academy nominations and an Oscar for her role in 'Mrs. Miniver'.
Later in life Ms Garson donated much time and money to wildlife and environment preservation.

  Greer Garson

Mitzi Gaynor

Born Francesca Mitzi Gerber 4th September 1931 Chicago. Began her professional career at the age of 12. Mitzi is the epitomy of US showbiz. Her film career saw her work alongside Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brenner and Krk Douglas. Best known for her role in the musical “South Pacific”.

  Mitzi Gaynor

Janet Gaynor

1906-1984. Born Laura Gainer, Philadelphia. Made the transition from silent films to 'Talkies' winning an Academy Award for her role in the 1928 hit film 'Seventh Heaven'. Franklin Roosevelt once described her as being 'cute as a button'. Killed by a drunken driver.

  Janet Gaynor

Joanna Gleason

Born 2nd June 1950 Winnipeg, Canada. TV and film actress who has appeared on the big screen in hit movies like Woody Allen’s “Crimes and Misdemeanours” and “Boogie Nights”. A Tony winner, Joanna has starred in TV's “ER” and supplies the voice of the grandmother in “King of The Hill”.

  Joanna Gleason

Lee Grant

Born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal 31st October 1927 New York. Made her screen debut as a shoplifter in the 1951 film 'Detective Story'. Starred in the TV series 'Peyton Place' and won a Best Supporting Oscar for her role in Warren Beatty’s 1975 film 'Shampoo'.

  Lee Grant

Seth Green

Born 8th February 1974 Philadelphia. US actor who came to prominence with his appearance in “The Hotel New Hampshire”, going on to star in the classic “Can’t Buy Me Love”. Seth lost his way in the mid 90’s, but has regrouped to return to the limelight with roles in “Austin Powers” and as Oz in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”.

  Seth Green

Angie Gregory

Born 25 January 1975, Draffenville, Kentucky US. Actress best known for her appearances in "Day Of The Dead2", "The Revenge of Bloody Bill" and "Guilty & Innocent.

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  Angie Gregory

Rupert Grint

Previously unknown actor (well, he is only ten) who makes his big screen debut as Ron Weasley in “Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone”.
Scarily, he is very like his character, from a family of seven and has a red headed sister.

  Rupert Grint

Alyson Hannigan

Los Angeles based Alyson plays Willow Rosenberg in TVs 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'. Willow is Buffy’s friend and confidante, a role Ms Hannigan plays to perfection. Alyson also starred in both American Pie and American Pie 2 - plus
numerous other films, thereby earning a placing in our 'silver screen' gallery.

  Alyson Hannigan

Susan Hayward

30th June 1918 - 14th March 1975. Born Brooklyn as Edythe Marrener. Beautiful actress who won an Oscar for her portrayal of condemned murderess Barbara Graham in 'I Want To Live'.
Lost out to Vivian Leigh for the role of Scarlett O’Hara in 'Gone With The Wind'.

  Susan Hayward

Rita Hayworth

17th October 1918 - 14th May 1987. Nicknamed The Love Goddess, Rita was born Margarita Carmen Cansino in New York City, and made her name in such films as "Love and Sand", "The Lady from Shanghai" and "Pal Joey".
The number one pin-up with the US GI's in World War II, Rita’s great hair colour made the wait for Technocolour well worth it.

  Rita Hayworth

Marilu Henner

Born Chicago, won 5 Golden Globe nominations for her performances in 1980’s hit TV sitcom 'Taxi'.
Has gone on to make her name on the silver screen with hit movies such as 'LA Story' with Steve Martin and 'Between The Lines' with Jeff Goldblum.
Marilu has been a US Talkshow host and is now earning the Yankee dollar with her Total Health Makeover project.

  Marilu Henner

Katharine Hepburn

Born 1907, Hartford USA. The winner of Four Oscars and 12 Academy Award Nominations, has made Katharine one of the most loved and respected actresses of all time.
She got her hands on the little fellah for 'Morning Glory' in 1933, 'Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner' in 1967, 'The Lion in Winter' in 1968 and 1981s Wrinkle-Fest with Henry Fonda, 'On Golden Pond'.

  Katharine Hepburn

Patricia Hodge

Cleethorpes-born English Rose and Red and Proud pin-up.
Patricia has been a favourite on our TV screens through performances in Rumpole of the Bailey, The Professionals, The Naked Civil Servant and Morse amongst others.

  Patricia Hodge

Philip Seymour Hoffman

A talented American character actor, Hoffman played Dusty in "Twister" and also appeared in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Almost Famous." His hair is red-gold.

  Philip Seymour Hoffman

Sterling Holloway

4th January 1905 - 22nd November 1992. Starred in well over 100 feature films, but is best remembered for his Disney voice-work. Red-topped Sterling was the voice of Winnie The Pooh, and Kaa in 'The Jungle Book'.

  Sterling Holloway

Donald Houston

6th November 1923 - 13th October 1991. Born Tonypandy, Wales.

Hardworking TV & film actor never off the nation’s screens during the 1960’s. Film roles included appearances in 'Room at The Top', 'Doctor in The House', '633 Squadron', and 'Where Eagles Dare'.

  Donald Houston

Bryce Dallas Howard

Born 2 March 1981, Los Angeles. Daughter of "Happy Days" star and successful Hollywood director Ron Howard. Bryce has the Dallas part of her name as that was where she was conceived. Has become hot property, starring in the hit movies "The Village", "Lady In The Water" and the 2007 release "Spider Man 3".

  Bryce Dallas Howard

Ron Howard

Born 1st March 1954 Oklahoma. Starred as the clean cut Richie Cunningham in 'Happy Days'.
Now a successful Hollywood film director with hits such as 'Cocoon', 'Splash', 'The Grinch' and 'The Da Vinci Code' to his name.

  Ron Howard

Steve Huison

Lomper in "The Full Monty", curly Redhead Steve has also graced our TV screens in "Heartbeat" and "Emmerdale" and returned to our movie houses in "When Saturday Comes".

  Steve Huison

Van Johnson

Born 25th August 1916 Newport, Rhode Island. Hardworking actor who found fame in a New Faces Show on Broadway. Has appeared in over 100 feature films including 'Brigadoon' and 'The Caine Mutiny'.

  Van Johnson

Marcia Mae Jones

Born 1st August 1924 Hollywood, California. Child star of the 1930s and 40s famed for her bratty, spiteful roles. In later years she has worked as a character actress appearing in TV shows such as 'The Streets of San Francisco'.

  Marcia Mae Jones

Madeline Kahn

29th September 1942 - 3rd December 1999. Boston born US comic actress who won an Emmy for “Wanted - The Perfect Guy” and two Oscar nominations for “Paper Moon” and “Young Frankenstein”.
A long time associate of Mel Brooks. Madeline was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the disease she died from, and spent her last years fund-raising for cancer charities.

  Madeline Kahn

Danny Kaye

1913-1987. Born David Daniel Kaminsky in Brooklyn. The son of an immigrant Russian tailor. His zany madcap comedic style made Danny a massive Hollywood star in the 1950’s, his best known films were 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and 'White Christmas'.

  Danny Kaye

Rose Keegan

British born actress who has appeared in TV shows such as Miss Marple and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme as well as hit movies such as Driving Lessons, Thunderbirds and Woody Allen's Match Point.

  Rose Keegan

Deborah Kerr

Born 30th September 1921 in Scotland. Lured to Hollywood in 1946 by MGM, continued on her path to World domination with starring roles in "From Here To Eternity" and 1955’s smash Box Office hit "The King and I" where her great Red hair made a mockery of Yul Brynner’s shiny bald cranium.
Deborah received an Honorary Oscar in 1994 for gaining the most nominations for Best Actress without actually winning the damn thing.

  Deborah Kerr

Nicole Kidman

Oooh, those Pre-Raphaelite locks swinging about in “Eyes Wide Shut”. Formerly married to Tom Cruise, Australian Nicole is a Hollywood person, in the nicest possible way.  

  Nicole Kidman

Elisa Lanchester

28th October 1902 - 26th December 1986. Born Elizabeth Sullivan in London. Character actress best known for her role as 'The Bride of Frankenstein' in the 1935 hit movie. Married to Charles Laughton.

  Elisa Lanchester

Lindsay Lohan

Born 2nd July 1986 New York. US teen TV and film star best known for appearances in 'Another World' and the Disney remake 'The Parent Trap'. Lindsay also shakes her booty on the catwalk modelling for Calvin Klein and Donna Karen. More to come, no doubt.

  Lindsay Lohan

Natasha Lyonne

Born 4th April 1979 New York. Began her showbusiness career at the tender age of six when she appeared on US TV in “Pee-Wee Herman’s Playhouse”. Came to prominence with her performance as Woody Allen’s daughter in “Everyone Says I Love You”. Other roles include a down and out in “Slums of Beverly Hills” and a confused lesbian in “But I’m a Cheerleader”.

  Natasha Lyonne

We've classified our Famous Redheads in the following categories. Click below to tour the various galleries 

Galleries by classification

Famous Redheads - Arts A-L   M-Z   Arts - Red   Write
Famous Redheads - Fashion Icons For Every Decade
Famous Redheads - Fictional A-L  M-Z
Famous Redheads - Football A-L  M-Z
Famous Redheads - Historical A-L  M-Z
Famous Redheads - Media A-L   M-Z 
Famous Redheads - Music A-L   M-Z 
Famous Redheads - Political A-L   M-Z   USA   Presidents 
Famous Redheads - Red Adventurers
Famous Redheads - Red Creatures
Famous Redheads - Red Eggheads
Famous Redheads - Red Laughter
Famous Redheads - Red Royals
Famous Redheads - Red Soap
Famous Redheads - Silver Screen A-L    M-Z
Famous Redheads - Sporting A-L  M-Z
Famous Redheads - Wannabe
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