10 Excellent ginger actresses

After my post a couple of weeks ago about excellent ginger actors, I got a request from Vinnieh for a similar actress post. Fortunately there are plenty of excellent ginger actresses because, like I mentioned before, gingers are cool so here are my favourites.

Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan
Best role: Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 – 2003)
Ginger power: 4/10
“Nerds are far more interesting human in later life.”

Amy Adams

Amy Adams
Best role: Sydney Prosser in American Hustle (2013)
Ginger power: 5/10
“Perfect isn’t normal, nor is it interesting. I have no features without makeup. I am pale. I have blond lashes. You could just paint my face – it’s like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do.”

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks
Best role: Joan Harris/Joan Holloway in Mad Men (2007 – 2013)
Ginger power: 7/10
“I have faced rejection in this business because of my appearance, but that has only made me stronger and more determined.”

Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper
Best role: Kimmy Schmidt in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015 -)
Ginger power: 8/10
“My painting teacher in high school used to say, ‘I can’t paint like I want to, but through practice I’ll get better.’ But I don’t think that’s true. I think sometimes you just can’t paint.”

Emma stone

Emma Stone
Best role: Skeeter Phlelan in The Help (2011)
Ginger power: 6/10
“So one day, in a fit of trying to do something different, I just dyed my hair dark brown and got my first role a week later, after which I thought: ‘People are closed-minded, man! Like a different hair colour changes everything!'”

Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher
Best role: Gloria Clearly in Wedding Crashers (2005)
Ginger power: 1/10
“When you’re younger, being a redhead is… Well, my two brothers teased me no end.”

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain
Best role: Maggie Beauford in Lawless (2012)
Ginger power: 9/10
“I have problems because I’m very expressive, and usually red lipstick gets on my teeth and face.”

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore
Best role: Alice Howland in Still Alice (2014)
Ginger power: 10/10
“When I was seven, these kids in the alley behind our house in Omaha called me Freckleface Strawberry. I hated my freckles, and I hated that name. I thought it was humiliating in the way that only a seven-year-old could hate it.”

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman
Best role: Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2011)
Ginger power: 2/10
“I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung. If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry, I get really angry. But it’s all very upfront. I can’t hide it. I’m also loyal and I hope I’m fun.”

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon
Best role: Louise in Thelma and Louise (1991)
Ginger power: 3/10
“It’s still not easy to find roles that offer more complex images of women.”


  1. Thanks for the shout out Abbi. So many great choices, Julianne Moore is amazing and her hair is so distinctive.

    1. abbiosbiston

      She is insanely beautiful and I love that she has not had loads of work done.

      1. Definitely agree, she looks more beautiful because she hasn’t had work.

  2. Being a ginger, this post makes me really happy. Love them all. I always get compared to famous gingers even though we don’t look anything alike (in my opinion). I always get compared to Jessica Chastain and if I get called Sansa one more time… Hahaha! There are worse people to be compared to, I suppose 🙂

    1. abbiosbiston

      I am a fake ginger and jealous of all real ones. I have been dying my hair red for about 12 years and I love it. They are all beautiful actresses. I definitely take it as a compliment.

      1. Redheads (real and fake) are definitely the best 😉

  3. I think redheads are so gorgeous!! I LOVE Jessica Chastain, she’s so beautiful and talented. I forgot Nicole Kidman is ginger, boy she’s altered her look so much and not in a good way.

    1. abbiosbiston

      Nicole Kidman looks like a bat. I wish actresses would realise that having loads of work done doesn’t make you look young. It just makes you look like you have has loads of work done.

  4. Another awesome list! Such beautiful and talented women here!

    Emma Stone ❤

    1. abbiosbiston

      She’s so cool. Beautiful but still down to earth!

  5. A photogenic and talented bunch. And seriously, does anyone have a bad word to say about Emma Stone? She seems all kinds of lovely.

    1. abbiosbiston

      She seems like the kind of girl you could just go for a beer with.

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  7. Superb list. Love most of these women. I would add Bryce Dallas Howard.

    1. abbiosbiston

      She is definitely on my radar after Jurassic World.

      1. She was great in The Village, The Help and 50/50. Also, this is hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pabK7LRANiU

        1. abbiosbiston

          I totally forgot she was in The Help.

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