ROBERT REDFORD Maybe it was his pinstriped foxiness in The Sting or maybe it was how he played (kinda) gay in Inside Daisy Clover, but there’s just something about Robert Redford -- who some people call blond; blind people -- that gets us seeing red.
This sexy Scientologist first burst onto the scene with appearances on The X-Files and Friends, but we mostly love him for the episode of My Name Is Earl in which he cavorted in briefs -- tighty-whitey and animal print.
In 1987 when the “Sweet Child O’Mine” video hit MTV, Axl Rose was a hot, longhaired bit of no-shirt-under-his-leather-jacket rough trade who shimmied in a way that we’ve never quite forgotten. His band and his appeal have both seen better days, but we’ll never forget that video.
“He was so small and cute and orange,” declared an Out staffer with a longstanding crush on the Austin Powers and Can’t Hardly Wait star. And beyond being pocket-sized and ginger, Green’s cocky attitude was certainly part of his appeal: “That surly smirk…” our coworker added with a sigh.
He might be lanky and pale, but Conan has one of the best qualities we could ask for in a guy: he makes us laugh. Also, he’s probably got a ton of really good hair product that we could borrow. Plus, how cute is the nickname Coco?
Suspense isn’t the only reason we tune into Homeland every Sunday. British heartthrob Damian Lewis, who we fell for during Band of Brothers, boasts some serious acting chops in addition to a sick form and some seriously red hair.
Redheaded rocker Homme might be the only continuous member of Queens of the Stone Age, but there’s nothing queeny about him. The tattooed former Kyuss member is a motorcycle fanatic who’s married to kick-ass Spinnerette leader Brody Dalle and he pals around with bad-boy chef Anthony Bourdain. Some people call Homme "The Ginger Elvis.” We are among them.
OK, we’ve seen Mad Fashion a few times and we never loved it, but Oklahoma native Kelsey, who is the assistant to the show’s fashion-designer main character, is adorable and seemingly not as crazy as everyone he works with. Give the kid his own show and we’d surely tune in.
Dolls being creepy is not a new idea, but in the little orange-haired monster Chucky it found its ultimate demonic outlet. And while he may be a bloodthirsty little guy, don't knock this diminutive psychopathic toy. The lead of the Child's Play series has been the star of five films since 1988, making him loaded, too.
"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way," sayeth the epically sensual cartoon Jessica Rabbit from the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. As voiced by the raspy Kathleen Turner, this 2-D temptress made many grown men wish they could do some very naughty 4-D things with her.
As Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, we've seen Grint grow from runty tyke into a flaming-maned young adult. Most recently he upped his fashion cred by posing for Band of Outsiders' fall 2011 look book, proving that even fashion loves a ginger.
Although her television show I Love Lucy was filmed in black-and-white, there were endless allusions to Ball's signature red coif. The first lady of comedy was able to create slapstick burlesque from the most mundane tasks of housewifery, earning her a very special place in the canon of funny ladies, and forever associating redheads with wackiness.
Puppy dog-eyed McGregor has long been an unappreciated (albeit often naked) player in the film world, but his work in last year's Beginners was just the thing we needed to be reminded of his orange-tinged adorableness.
The perfect foil to Anna Wintour's iciness, Grace Coddington's whimsy and romanticism stole the show in The September Issue. This Vogue creative director is so warm and inviting -- don't you just want to wrap yourself in a scarf of her hair? Oh, you don't? A ha, um, right, neither do we!
Brooks, as dastardly as she may be, is the evil editrix on high that we all outwardly fear and secretly love. Whether she's tapping your phone or dressing up as a janitor and hiding in a bathroom to steal a copy of the latest smutty Charles and Di tell-all, you have to admit: This flame-haired femme fatale will stop at nothing to get the scoop.
Wills is so 2011 -- Harry is where it's at. With a full head of red hair and a rakish past of indiscretions, the ginger Prince of Wales was going rogue long before Sarah Palin even knew what embezzlement was.
In My Week With Marilyn, you'd think that blondes would be having all the fun. Not so, proved Eddie Redmayne. As the breakaway star of the film, the dreamy Redmayne played a stage hand that got to allegedly have an affair with Monroe on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl.