The 27 Hottest Celebrity Gingers

“It is observed that the redhaired of both sexes are more libidinous and mischievous than the rest, whom yet they much exceed in strength and activity” — Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels.

27. Seth Green

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Screen werewolves are always hot. Buffy’s resident lycanthrope can’t quite match the two Being Human werewolves, but you know that you still totally would.

26. Ewan McGregor

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But only when he’s doing his rugged thing.

25. Hayley Williams

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Gingers rock, but few rock as hard as the Paramore frontlady. After all this time, we’re still into this.

24. Kevin McKidd

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Kevin was kind of a pasty piece when he first came to our attention in Trainspotting. But as age, global fame, and a role in Grey’s Anatomy set on, he became ruggedly irresistible. A lot of that has to do with the dimples.

23. Alyson Hannigan

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Alyson has had the ‘girl next door’ thing going on from Buffy all the way through to How I Met Your Mother. She is 39 years old.

22. Molly Ringwald

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Pretty in any number of different colours.

21. Rupert Grint

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Ron Weasley’s all growed up, and he’s developed an impish charm that makes us go weak at the knees.

20. Lauren Ambrose

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Lauren had an adorkably cute quality when she was bratty Claire in Six Feet Under and she’s maintained the quality intact into womanhood.

19. Nicola Roberts

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Because she was the indie one in Girls Aloud. And also because she’s done more work for the #GingerPride cause than pretty much anyone else.

18. Rob Kazinsky

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This guy was edible enough when he was in EastEnders. Now he’s in True Blood as a vampire, the sexiest beings in the supernatural world, so things have just gone through the roof.

17. Domhall Gleeson

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This willowy bundle of gorgeous was in the running for the Doctor Who gig. Probably a good idea he didn’t get it. The Doctor isn’t really supposed to be fit.

16. Jayma Mays

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If you’re the guidance counsellor to the glee club, it follows that you’re going to be wholesome and probably adorable. It doesn’t necessarily follow that you’ll be this timelessly fit.

15. Isla Fisher

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Not only did Isla successfully graduate from Home and Away into an actual Hollywood acting career, she agreed to marry Sacha Baron Cohen. Clearly, sense of humour really does go a long way.

14. Lily Cole

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Note to playground: Ginger people can be catwalk models too, although it helps if you’re blessed with this kind of bone structure.

13. Siobhan Donaghy

Back with MKS to claim what’s rightfully hers, the victorious Origi-babe has blossomed into a flame-headed empress who looks like she belongs in a Pre-Raphaelite painting.

12. Christina Hendricks

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The stylish lighting hues of Mad Men make everyone looks more glamorous and from-the-’50s, but Christina looks like that in real life.

11. Prince Harry

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We like a man in uniform. We like him even more if he’s in the bloodline to the British throne. We can also dream.

10. Gillian Anderson

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She might be committing slow treachery to the ginger cause with those highlights, but Gillian’s striking, piercing beauty only becomes more powerful with age. Not just because her detective character in The Fall is a manipulative sexual predator, although that does help.

9. Emma Stone

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What’s cute-as-a-button enough for Spidey is cure-as-a-button enough for us.

8. Amy Adams

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This combination of of old Hollywood beauty and indie charisma is just impossibly alluring. In the words of the great Right Said Fred, we’ll explain, she’s our Lois Lane.

7. Eddie Redmayne

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We dreamed a dream in time gone by. It involved wrapping Eddie up in a blanket and telling him it didn’t matter that his French revolutionary attempt totally failed and giving him a nice cuddle. And then just totally hitting that. Bring him home!

6. Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is actually ginger. We repeat, Benedict Cumberbatch is actually ginger.

5. Paul Bettany

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Somebody at Marvel deserves a slap for consigning this to a voice-only role as Tony Stark’s armour suit’s AI in the Iron Man movies.

4. Julianne Moore


Julianne pulls of quite intimidatingly commanding beauty while looking like she’d just be totally cool to hang out with. Some feat. And at 52, she still looks too young to even really qualify as MILF.

3. Josh Homme

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Because you wouldn’t think twice about letting him do ‘alternative’ stuff to you. Plus his band is incredible, although somebody should have a word that the shaved head isn’t really working.

2. Karen Gillan

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Porcelain face, volcanic hair, and the most gorgeous woman ever to fly in the TARDIS. Plus, she looks like she’s got a mouth like a builder.

1. Damien Lewis

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Here is the ideal combination of rugged hotness and good English breeding. It’s all about the tortured smoulder. The jawline. The shirtless scenes. The scrubbing up in a tux. Nurse, the smelling salts!

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