The Top Ten Hottest Redheaded Characters
So people are bitching about how April O'Neil is a redhead and Megan Fox is playing her as a brunette in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
, amongst all of their other gripes about the movie. (Frankly, I think her hair looks auburn, which is kinda a red hue.) So I started thinking about some of my favorite redheaded characters in movies and television. No, these aren't necessarily just redheaded actresses, but traditionally redheaded characters. Follow me? I'll try not to totally Bay things up on you.
We probably wouldn't be referring to redheads as gingers if it wasn't for the original Ginger herself. It made sense to me that a movie star would take an ocean voyage and bring along so many changes of clothing. It made sense that on that island she would still have perfect hair and makeup (she's an actress, dammit! Of course she would!). You can have your Mary Anns. I know which side of that either/or debate I'd take every single time.
A ladder climber who isn't too shy to use all of her devices to get what she wants, including her youth and awesome femininity, Zoe is a relative newcomer to the redheaded character world. But she's precisely the reason why I just recently took up watching the NetFlix original political series. Gotta love a dame who's all about getting dirty.
I'm not going to waste too much time talking about what a waste of a gorgeous woman plastic surgery turned Nikki Cox into because this is about her character. I might have been the only one who actually really enjoyed "Unhappily Ever After," The WB's attempt at creating a raunchy family comedy, cut straight from the "Married... With Children" cloth. What was pretty kickass about Tiffany was her virginal status and huge brain attached to every inch of her leggy, bosomy ginger self. I really liked Tif. She was the tits.
I'm kinda surprised that the snow doesn't melt every time that Ygritte walks into a scene on "Game of Thrones." Sure, she's a totally asskicker and a hottie even under all of those thick, bulky furs. More importantly, she's the tongue that lashes Bitch Boy (uh, I mean The Bastard) John Snow like every single one of us wishes they could.
She was smart enough to be a doctor but not bright enough to figure out that Bruce Wayne was her Batman. Or was she? I've had lingering doubts that Dr. Chase Meridian was f*cking with Bruce's head the entire time because she's just that wily of a gal. Redheads, man. Redheads.
Hot Donna was literally the girl next door that was every bit those things you called her when you were growing up. She was a tomboy who could kick your butt at sports, she was tall and lanky and smart and had a sharp tongue. All of those things that would drive you crazy as a kid would put you on the spin cycle after you hit puberty. Tough, tender and sensational, that was Donna.
I honestly don't think that WEDDING CRASHERS is funny. Made at the height of Vince Vaughn's repellent stage (he started out as the ethically challenged but hot buddy to the total lecherous lout to what seems to be a teddy bear family-friendly sorta dude), the film does so little for me that I avoid mentioning it. That is, save for Gloria, the effervescent and manipulative little slutty sister who would have completely stolen the show if given even a handful of extra screen minutes. I'd want her for my plus one anytime.
Whether they dress up like her for fun (like Jessica Biel on SNL
or Rachael Ray
for her TV talk show) or they dress like her to turn dudes on (like Katy Perry
on stage or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
on the red carpet), there's a reason why everyone wants to be seen in the same like as Roger's wife. She's one dishy dame who's become utterly legendary.
Perhaps the entertainment industry needs to take a step back and reexamine the way that they've relegated the redheads into buddy characters, a supporting cast that never gets their proper due. Then again, if they did that, I wouldn't have the underdog to root for. While Scully was always an equal partner with Mulder, she was also the more curmudgeonly skeptic, the head-shaker and eye-roller that everyone needs and no one wants raining on their parade. I still think she's the linchpin of the whole operation.
I would have killed to have had a best friend like Willow. In the grand scheme of things, Buffy was busy killing already but who would Buffy be other than the live action version of Daphne (oddly enough, Sarah Michelle Gellar went on to be that very character in the SCOOBY-DOO movies) to Willow's smarter, tougher and more badass Willow. She goes full-on witch, full-on lesbian, full-on baddie and all around full-on top-notch redhead.