List of redheads

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Elizabeth I circa 1546, when she was still a princess
Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne
Joe Kennedy III with fiery red hair
Vincent van Gogh painted himself in Paris in 1887

This is a list of notable people with natural red hair. Red or ginger hair may come in a variety of shades from strawberry blond to auburn.[1] With only 2% of the population having red hair,[2] it is the rarest natural hair colour.[1]

People who dyed their red hair into another colour or who went grey with age are included, but people with hair dyed red, such as David Bowie, Lucille Ball, Rita Hayworth, Debby Ryan, and Sophie Turner are not.

Figures from the Bible or classical mythology, such as Esau or Judas Iscariot, are included. Characters from modern fiction such as Anne of Green Gables or Ginger Hebblethwaite are not.

The term 'Redhead' is also popularized by the American Archie comics where the titular main character, teenager Archie Andrews, has red hair and a Scottish family background. He is often addressed as 'redhead' or 'redheaded junk' by his archrival Reggie Mantle.

























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  11. ^ Heller, Karl (1997), Antonio Vivaldi: The Red Priest of Venice, p. 269, ISBN 1574670158, Abbe Vivaldi, who is called il prete rosso (the red priest) because of his red hair. 
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  23. ^ "Cintia Dicker". (in Portuguese). March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2016. Redheaded a natural red, with green eyes, freckles on her face and girlish, Cintia Dicker conquered space in the competitive world of supermodels. 
  24. ^ Stenn, David (1988), Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild, pp. 1, 10, Clara was a robust child with auburn hair, high cheekbones, translucent coloring, and blackish-brown eyes that were alive and expressive as her father's were deadened and dull. 
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  26. ^ Cody Eakin at
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  32. ^ Duncan Keith at
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  39. ^ Mills, William J. (2003), Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia, p. 218, Eiríkr Thorvaldsson, generally known as Erik the Red or Eirik Raude from the color of his hair 
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  47. ^ "Isla Fisher weds Sacha Baron Cohen in Jewish ceremony", The Times, March 22, 2010, Fisher likes to keep a low profile by putting her trademark red hair up 
  48. ^ Jakub Voracek at
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  50. ^ The documentary James Cagney: Top Of The World
  51. ^ The documentary Turning Points: The Battle of Canada
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  59. ^ Lettice Knollys at
  60. ^ Lucy Burns (1879-1966), Library of Congress 
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  63. ^ Sanger, Margaret (2004), Margaret Sanger: an Autobiography, Kessinger, p. 14, ISBN 9780766181434, we all had red hair, shading from carrot to bronze 
  64. ^ Wattumull, Ellen (1966). "Margaret Sanger". The Journal of Family Welfare. 13 (1): 4. She was petite and feminine with beautiful red hair piled high on her head. 
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  80. ^ Fitzgerald, Stephanie (2008), Ramses II: Egyptian Pharaoh, Warrior, and Builder, p. 94, ISBN 9780756538361 
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  82. ^ Christensen, Lawrence O. (1999), Dictionary of Missouri Biography, p. 665, ... Sanford began using the name Redd Foxx, which he apparently developed by combining the nickname "Chicago Red," given him because of his hair color, with the surname of the baseball great Jimmy Foxx. 
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  88. ^ Scott Hartnell at
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