Shades of Red: Famous Red Heads

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Research studies conducted by Britain’s DNA suggests that more than 40% of the world’s population carry the gene that is responsible for red hair. However, this does not necessarily mean that someone will be born with red hair.

You have probably heard many nicknames associated with Red Hair. However, despite these jests, redheads are revered around the world as being one of the most sought-after hair colors, which is why so many Hollywood stars are noted for their copper locks.

It would be a tossup between Rita Hayworth and Lucille Ball, to decide who the most famous red haired celebrity is, and neither of them were natural redheads.

Rita grew up with dark brown hair and dyed hers when she hit the silver screen. 

Although  Lucy’s apricot red hair came to be her trademark, she was actually a natural brunette. Early in her career, she bleached her hair blonde when she got her first roles in film.  However, in the early ’50s, she was urged by MGM to dye her hair red.  The rest is history.

Modern day actress, Julianne Moore, is as famous for her long, red locks, as she is known for her outstanding acting abilities. Julia’s red locks shine in such films as, “The Big Lebowski” and, “The Kids Are Alright.”  

“Sex in the City’s” Cynthia Nixon first made an appearance in “Amadeus” as a peasant girl, but went on to become a beloved television actress instantly recognizable by her short red hair. ’80s movie icon, Molly Ringwald, now a jazz singer, is also noted for her signature short, red hair.

For these film and television stars and others, 50 shades of Red hair has been their biological blessing, as well as a passport to fame.

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