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
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
We've been watching him as Mitchell on Modern Family for so long, it seems like we're married to him, too.
Last seen in: Modern Family, Hot in Cleveland, Web Therapy
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.