From Rita Hayworth, to Julia Roberts, to Mad Men's Christina Henricks, a fiery red mane has helped turn many a woman into an instant sex symbol. But what about the guys? For years, gingers seem to have been overlooked, but they're finally beginning to take center stage. Here, our (non-exhaustive) list of favorites.
Just whisper his name and a thousand tumblr fangirls come running.
Last seen in: Sherlock, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County,The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
What's next: More Sherlock, The Imitation Game, The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Let's just say we're holding out for a Shame sequel —and it's not for the story.
Last seen in: 12 Years a Slave, The Counselor, Shame, Prometheus
What's next: Prometheus 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Slow West
We know we've given a lot of love to his former co-star Daniel Radcliffe, but damn, that Hermione just had to put a ring on it before we even had a chance to get there.
Last seen in: Charlie Countryman, CBGB, Super Clyde
What's next: Postman Pat: The Movie
Boy, we're sure going to miss Dexter and his ginger scruff.
Last seen in: Dexter, Six Feet Under
What's next: The Realistic Joneses on Broadway
If red hair and tattoos are your thing, then Welsh model Jake Hold's pretty much your ideal man.
Last seen in: the Red Hot 100 project by Thomas Knights', a photographer on a mission to portray the 100 hottest gingers in the world. Game on!
Walt Jr.'s BFF on Breaking Bad has been getting the favors of a lot of fashion magazines lately.
Last seen in: God's Pocket, Low Down, Contraband, Antiviral
What's next: Queen and Country
It's going to take a while for us to stop calling him Nick Brody.
Last seen in: Homeland, Romeo and Juliet, The Vicar of Dibley
What's next: The Silent Storm, Queen of the Desert, The Appomattox
Olympic swimmer, 22
Presenting a 6' 6" swimming powerhouse with an Australian accent. You're welcome.
Last seen in: the 2013 World Aquatics Championship, the 2012 London Olympics
Still one of the hottest Scottish exports.
Last seen in: Jack the Giant Slayer, August: Osage County
What's next: Son of a Gun, Mortdecai, Jane Got a Gun
His locks are going the way of gray, but still, we love Aragorn forever.
Last seen in: The Two Faces of January, Everybody Has a Plan, On the Road
What's next: Far From Men
English royalty, 29
Rumors abound that he's engaged and calmed down, but we'll forever cherish that beard phase (and the days of naked Vegas pictures.)
Last seen in: The British Army, parties
What's next: another royal wedding?
A multiple gold medalist, American fencer-turned-model Race Imboden is making waves in the fashion industry with his smouldering pout. We even shortlisted him for our Face of New York Fashion Week poll last year.
Seen in: Ad campaigns for Comodo Square (pictured) and Topman.
That 2012 Burberry campaign with Cara Delevingne had us all hot and bothered under our trench coats.
Last seen in: My Week With Marilyn, Les Misérables
What's next: Jupiter Ascending, Theory of Everything
Model, age unknown
We're pretty sure his mustache is the model for all those hipster mustache doodads at Urban Outfitters.
Seen in: Ad campaigns for Lanvin (pictured), on the runway of Jean Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto, and Thom Browne.