On St. Patrick’s Day, it is customary to pinch redheads. But there are a lot of people out there, particularly celebrities, who look to all eyes like natural redheads but who are just the result of some exceptional hair color technology. (Fun fact: My red-haired mother found a thank-you note my grandmother wrote to her mother after my mother was born, which said: “Thank you for the lovely baby cap. It’s just perfect to cover that red hair. Hopefully there will be good hair dyes available when she is a young lady.” Little did she know that those good hair dyes would be used to make red hair even more plentiful.)
Some redheads are the product of science, but these stars were born that way.
I’ve never understood why Nicole Kidman straightens her hair and prefers to stay blonde when she has a fantastic mane like this growing out of her head.
3. Julianne Moore
With Moore’s daughter Liv running around like a little red-haired Mini Me, no one will ever question if Moore is a natural redhead.
4. Jessica Chastain
Chastain’s natural color is so fantastic, she doesn’t risk it with dye. If she has to change her hair for a role, she just wears wigs.
5. Karen Gillan
I’m still surprised by how good Selfie got right before it was canceled.
6. Rose Leslie
Rose Leslie was the maid who quit working at Downton Abbey because she wanted a better life. Considering that she wound up living north of the Wall as Ygritte on Game of Thrones, she probably should have stayed downstairs.
7. Bryce Dallas Howard Bryce Dallas Howard and her sisters all have the same bright red hair as both their parents. Genetics are cool.
8. Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift’s bestie has bright red hair like an orange cat. That’s probably about 80 percent of why she likes him.
9. Laura Prepon
Come back to us, Laura Prepon!
10. Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark’s hair is real.
11. Prince Harry
He’s a royal and a natural redhead. How could Emma Watson not want to date him?
12. Rupert Grint
Um, maybe Hermione has a type after all.
13. Alicia WittTo this day I am still trying to copy every hair color and makeup Alicia Witt wore on television in the 90s.
14. Lily Cole
She’s a supermodel and a genius. Those are almost as good as being a natural redhead.
15. Isla Fisher
Red hair and dark eyes made us think she might be a Daywalker, but Isla Fisher is the real deal.
16. Jayma Mays
17. Benedict Cumberbatch
18. Angie Everhart
19. Megan Follows
20. Shirley Manson