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The Top 10 Sexiest Redheads in TV and Movies

Rachel Anders is a PhD student working on a degree in English. She is a huge fan of television shows and movies.

From Dana Scully to Jessica Rabbit, this article ranks the 10 sexiest redhead characters of all time.

From Dana Scully to Jessica Rabbit, this article ranks the 10 sexiest redhead characters of all time.

The Sexiest Redheads of All Time

Throughout the entertainment industry, a number of incredibly attractive redheads have appeared in movies, television shows, and video games that are renowned for their steadfast beauty, natural charm, and seductive manner. Of the redheads that have debuted so far (as of 2022), several ladies stand out above the rest in regard to their overall beauty and sex appeal. From Dana Scully to Jessica Rabbit, this article examines and ranks the 10 sexiest redhead characters of movies and television. It provides a brief overview of each lady’s background, traits, and general appearance. Did your favorite redhead make our final 10 list below? Read on to find out!

The 10 Hottest Redheads From Movies and Television

10. Dana Scully
9. Jessica Hamby
8. Rose DeWitt Bukater
7. Joan Holloway
6. Leeloo
5. Ginger Grant
4. Jean Grey
3. Mary Jane Watson
2. Black Widow
1. Jessica Rabbit

Dana Scully.

Dana Scully.

10. Dana Scully

  • First Appearance: The X-Files
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Blue

Background and Characteristics

Beginning our list of sexiest redhead characters is the lovely, Dana Scully, who first appeared in the hit television series, The X-Files. Played by the gorgeous Gillian Anderson, Dana is portrayed in the series as an FBI Special Agent and medical doctor who was assigned to the “X-Files” unit in order to monitor the bureau’s infamous Fox Mulder. Although she was originally sent to Mulder for the purpose of debunking and disproving his long-held theories, Scully eventually developed a deep-rooted sense of respect, trust, and admiration for Mulder as the pair investigated a number of mysterious cases together throughout their career. Sadly, the X-Files were later closed by the FBI, however, prompting the pair to pursue their cases in a more covert and roundabout manner.

Physical Appearance

In terms of her physical appearance and attributes, Dana Scully is a remarkably attractive woman renowned for her beautiful red hair, baby blue eyes, and voluptuous figure. Standing 5’3” in height and weighing nearly 123 pounds, Dana is both small and curvy for her overall build, with measurements in the range of 35-26-36, respectively. Apart from her large C-cup bust, some of Dana’s most recognizable features include wide-spaced hips, a large butt, and thin waist. Highlighting each of these natural traits is her signature attire in the series that consists of form-fitting suit jackets and pants, cleavage-bearing tops, as well as various bras and panties that showcase large swathes of her natural form. When viewed in conjunction with her thin nose, sexy voice, and penetrating gaze, it is easy to see why Dana Scully is regularly cited as one of the hottest redhead characters of all time.

Jessica Hamby.

Jessica Hamby.

9. Jessica Hamby

  • First Appearance: True Blood
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Blue

Background and Characteristics

Appearing next in our list of sexiest redhead characters is the beautiful, Jessica Hamby, who made her first appearance in the hit television series, True Blood. Played by the lovely Deborah Ann Woll, Jessica is portrayed in the series as a vampire and protégé of Bill Campton (the infamous “Vampire King of Louisiana”). Despite being transformed into a vampire in 2009, Jessica continued to maintain a strong sense of morality and “humanity” due to her strong Christian upbringing. This showcased itself time and again in the series as she expressed great remorse over the human victims she was forced to kill (trueblood.fandom.com). After later becoming a proponent of the “Mainstreaming Cause,” Hamby was last seen marrying Hoyt Fortenberry (despite the fact that he was fully human).

Physical Appearance

Concerning her outward appearance and attributes, Jessica Hamby is an exceptionally hot and attractive redhead that is renowned for her powder blue eyes and absolutely stunning figure. Standing 5’10” in height and weighing nearly 130 pounds, Jessica is both tall and curvaceous for her build, with measurements approaching 37-25-38, respectively. Apart from her large C-cup bust, some of Jessica’s most desirable features include a large butt, well-rounded hips, long legs, and slim waistline that provides her with a distinct “hourglass” shape. Accentuating each of these features is Jessica’s form-fitting attire that consists of tight t-shirts, low-cut tops, as well as snug dresses that reveal ample amounts of cleavage and her upper body to viewers. When viewed in tandem with her light pink lips, pale white skin, and gorgeous locks of hair that contrast nicely with her bright blue eyes, it is easy to see why Jessica Hamby is truly one of the hottest redhead characters of all time.

Rose DeWitt Bukater.

Rose DeWitt Bukater.

8. Rose DeWitt Bukater

  • First Appearance: Titanic
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Green

Background and Characteristics

Appearing in the “number eight” spot for sexiest redheads is the gorgeous Rose DeWitt Bukater, who made her first appearance in the hit movie, Titanic. Played by the lovely Kate Winslet, Rose is portrayed in the movie as an American socialite and future actress who was born in Philadelphia during the late 1800s. In the movie, Rose is seen returning to America aboard the RMS Titanic with her fiancé, Caldeon Hockley, where she inadvertently falls in love with third-class passenger (and artist), Jack Dawson. Stepping out of her well-to-do lifestyle to be with Jack (and experience all that love has to offer), the two fall madly in love with one another before tragedy strikes only a few days later (when Titanic is sunk by an enormous iceberg in the North Atlantic). Clinging aboard wreckage from the ship, Jack helps Rose escape death by propping her on a wooden door, giving up his life so that Rose may live.

Physical Appearance

Regarding her outward appearance and traits, Rose DeWitt Bukater is a remarkably attractive woman renowned for her curly red hair, emerald-green eyes, and stunning body. Standing 5’7” in height and weighing approximately 139 pounds, Rose is both tall and curvaceous for her stature, with impressive body measurements in the vicinity of 37-25-36, respectively. Some of Rose’s most recognizable physical qualities include large C-cup breasts, long arms and legs, a well-rounded butt, and broad hips that are dazzling to view on the big-screen. Showcasing each of these features is Rose’s signature attire in the movie that consists of form-fitting dresses that highlight each of her natural curves (and cleavage). Rose even appears nude in a lengthy scene involving the handsome Jack Dawson (leaving absolutely nothing to the imagination of viewers). When viewed in conjunction with her round face, fair skin, and plump red lips, Rose DeWitt Bukater’s “number eight” spot on our current list is well-deserved and earned.

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Joan Holloway.

Joan Holloway.

7. Joan Holloway

  • First Appearance: Mad Men
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Blue

Background and Characteristics

Next in our list of sexiest redhead characters is the lovely, Joan Holloway, who made her first television appearance in the hit series, Mad Men. Played by the beautiful Christina Hendricks, Joan is portrayed in the series as the office manager for the Sterling Cooper advertising agency, as well as the junior partner of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Characterized as a confident and highly-capable woman, Joan is extremely competent in the workplace, performing each of her tasks and obligations with an eye towards perfection. Joan is also a highly-sexualized individual who isn’t afraid to use her feminine charm in order to get her way. In spite of this, Joan repeatedly finds herself betrayed in both her private and professional life by men. For these reasons, her character evolves dramatically over the course of Mad Men, as she learns to become more self-reliant instead of trusting others for career advancement, prestige, and money.

Physical Appearance

In terms of her physical appearance, Joan Holloway is an absolutely gorgeous character renowned for her short red hair, baby blue eyes, and hourglass figure. Standing 5’7” in height and weighing 161 pounds, Joan is both tall and voluptuous in her build, with impressive body measurements in the range of 42-30-39, respectively. Some of her most notable physical qualities include a massive F-cup bust, long legs, a rounded waistline, and curvaceous hips that are captivating to view on-screen. Highlighting each of these traits is Joan’s clothing options in the series that are comprised of extremely tight dresses, skirts, and cleavage-bearing tops that illustrate each of her feminine qualities nicely. When viewed alongside her flawless skin tone, light pink lips, and seductive personality, it isn’t difficult to see why Joan Holloway is regularly cited as one of the sexiest redheads in the entertainment industry.

Leeloo.

Leeloo.

6. Leeloo

  • First Appearance: The Fifth Element
  • Hair Color: Reddish-Orange
  • Eye Color: Light Green

Background and Characteristics

Appearing in our next spot for sexiest redheads is the gorgeous, Leeloo, who made her first appearance in the hit movie, The Fifth Element. Played by the stunning Milla Jovovich, Leeloo is portrayed in the series as a “Supreme Being” that has been tasked with travelling to Earth in order to uncover an ancient weapon that was developed for the purpose of destroying the “Great Evil.” Characterized as the “ultimate human,” Leeloo’s quest eventually brings her into contact with taxicab driver, Korben Dallas, who eventually helps her to recover the weapon’s four main components. By combining the four parts (stones) with Leeloo (who serves as the “Fifth Element” to the weapon), the pair are able to defeat the Great Evil before it can be unleashed on Earth.

Physical Appearance

Regarding her physical qualities and appearance, Leeloo is an absolutely gorgeous woman renowned for her reddish-orange hair, light green eyes, and virtually flawless figure. Standing 5’9” in height and weighing nearly 130 pounds, Leeloo is both tall and well-proportioned for her stature, with near-perfect measurements in the range of 35-25-34, respectively. Some of her most notable features include B-cup breasts, long (and well-toned legs), a short waist, and well-rounded butt. Highlighting these traits is Leeloo’s attire in the movie that is comprised of tight-fitting shirts, form-fitting pants, as well as white bandages (early in the movie) that expose large portions of her upper legs, torso, and natural curves. When viewed in tandem with her bright eyes, beautiful smile, and small dimple that adorns her lower chin, Leeloo is a true “head-turner” in every conceivable way. For these reasons, she is truly one of the hottest redheads to have appeared in entertainment history.

Ginger Grant.

Ginger Grant.

5. Ginger Grant

  • First Appearance: Gilligan’s Island
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Light Brown

Background and Characteristics

Appearing in our “number five” spot for sexiest redheads is the lovely, Ginger Grant, who made her first appearance in the hit series, Gilligan’s Island. Played by the lovely Tina Louise, Ginger is portrayed in the series as a Hollywood actress who was left stranded on a deserted island following an accident aboard a tour boat. Working alongside the crew and its passengers to devise a way off the island, Ginger often aided the Professor in his experiments, and served as the close friend of Mary Ann in the show (as the pair were very similar in age). Characterized as a calm and even-tempered individual in the series, Ginger followed a remarkably strict moral code (despite her flirtatious demeanor), refusing to compromise her ideals for personal gain. Through her experience (and abilities) as an actress, Ginger would later play a vital role in helping the castaways to escape from the island (leading to their eventual rescue).

Physical Appearance

Concerning her outward appearance and physical qualities, Ginger Grant is an exceptionally beautiful woman renowned for her short red hair, light brown eyes, and gorgeous body. Standing 5’9” in height and weighing nearly 125 pounds, Ginger is both tall and slender for her overall frame, with body measurements in the vicinity of 35-22-36, respectively. Apart from her C-cup bust, some of Ginger’s most recognizable physical features include a narrow waistline, rounded butt, and shapely hips that provide her with a gorgeous “hourglass” figure. Highlighting each of these features in the series was Ginger’s regular donning of form-fitting attire that consisted of one-piece bikinis, low-cut tops, and tight dresses that displayed large amounts of her chest, upper legs, and cleavage to audience members. When viewed in conjunction with her lovely “beauty” mark that adorns her left cheek, plump red lips, and lovely singing voice, Ginger Grant is truly one of the hottest redhead characters to have appeared in entertainment history.

Jean Grey.

Jean Grey.

4. Jean Grey

  • First Appearance: The X-Men #1 (September 1963)
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Green

Background and Characteristics

Appearing in our “number four” position for sexiest redheads is the lovely, Jean Grey, who made her first appearance in the hit comic book series, The X-Men. Portrayed as an incredibly powerful mutant with telepathic abilities, Jean Grey first learned of her powers following the loss of her childhood friend, Annie Richardson, at the tender age of 10. Realizing the need for immediate intervention, Jean’s parents turned to Professor Charles Xavier for help with their daughter, who promptly placed her into a rigorous training regimen that included mental conditioning. As time progressed, Xavier’s training methods proved fruitful for Jean, as she learned to control her mental powers. She later decided to join the X-Men under the guise of “Marvel Girl, serving alongside her best friend (and future lover), Scott Summers. With the aid of her fellow X-Men, Jean would eventually become one of the strongest mutants of all time.

Physical Appearance

In regard to her outward appearance, Jean Grey is an absolutely beautiful character renowned for her bright green eyes, long red hair, and phenomenal body. Standing 5’6” in height and weighing nearly 115 pounds, Jean is both tall and petite for her stature, and is often depicted with a large bust, long legs, and an extremely curvaceous figure. Highlighting each of these curves is Jean’s signature attire that consists of tight-fitting uniforms, bodysuits, and thigh-high boots that leave very little to the imagination of viewers. When viewed in tandem with her sweet disposition, soft eyes, and well-toned body, it is easy to see why Jean Grey is regarded by comic book fans as one of the hottest redhead characters of all time.

Mary Jane Watson.

Mary Jane Watson.

3. Mary Jane Watson

  • First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #25 (June 1965)
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Green

Background and Characteristics

Next in our list of sexiest redheads is the beautiful, Mary Jane Watson, who first appeared in Marvel’s Spider-Man series (June 1965). Portrayed as a major love interest of Peter Parker in the comics (and future movies), Mary Jane Watson is a dancer, model, and professional actress who is both extremely talented and gifted in the realm of fine arts. Although she possesses no powers of her own, Watson is characterized as highly-intelligent, resourceful, and adaptable to nearly any situation that presents itself. When combined with her expertise in hand-to-hand combat, sense of compassion, and trustworthiness, Mary Jane Watson is truly the perfect companion for Spider-Man.

Physical Appearance

Concerning her outward appearance and traits, Mary Jane Watson is an exceptionally gorgeous character renowned for her long red hair, slim/athletic body, and emerald-green eyes that are dazzling to behold. Best-described as “well-proportioned” for her overall build, Mary Jane is often depicted in the comics (and movies) as a curvaceous woman renowned for her wide hips and slim waistline that provide her with an exquisite “hourglass” shape. Highlighting each of her natural curves is Mary Jane’s signature attire that consists of form-fitting t-shirts, tight blue jeans, and tiny shorts that reveal large swathes of her upper legs, thighs, and cleavage to readers. When viewed in conjunction with her sweet personality, bright red hair, and beautiful smile, Mary Jane Watson’s “number three” position on our current list is well-deserved and earned.

Black Widow.

Black Widow.

2. Black Widow

  • First Appearance: Iron Man 2
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Green

Background and Characteristics

Appearing in our “number two” spot for sexiest redhead characters is the lovely, Black Widow, who made her first appearance in the blockbuster movie, Iron Man 2. Played by the gorgeous Scarlett Johansson, Black Widow (who is sometimes referred to by her alias, Natalia Alianovna Romanoff) is portrayed in the series as a well-trained (and extremely dangerous) spy/assassin who became a key figure in the establishment of the Avengers. Spending much of her early life training with military hardware and equipment, Black Widow was later recruited by the KGB (before the fall of the Soviet Union), but later defected to S.H.I.E.L.D. with the help of Clint Barton. Characterized as extremely intelligent, resourceful, and fearless in her disposition, Black Widow possesses an unparalleled expertise in the realm of martial arts and field weaponry, making her one of the most skilled and highly-trained members of the Avengers group.

Physical Appearance

In terms of her physical appearance and traits, Black Widow is an absolutely gorgeous character renowned for her shoulder-length red hair, bright green eyes, and athletic figure. Standing nearly 5’3” in height and weighing 126 pounds, Black Widow is both small and voluptuous for her frame, with body measurements approaching 36-26-36. Apart from her massive 36DD breasts, some of Natalia’s loveliest physical traits include her firm butt, supple waist, and wide-spaced hips. Each of these features, in turn, are highlighted nicely by Black Widow’s signature attire that consists of tight catsuits, various uniforms, and gear that cling firmly to her curvature (leaving little to the imagination of viewers). When viewed in tandem with her sexy voice, oval-shaped face, and femme-fatale personality, it is easy to see why Black Widow is regularly cited by movie-goers as one of the hottest redheads in entertainment.

Jessica Rabbit.

Jessica Rabbit.

1. Jessica Rabbit

  • First Appearance: Who Frame Roger Rabbit?
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Green

Background and Characteristics

Topping our list of sexiest redheads is the gorgeous (and insanely attractive), Jessica Rabbit, who made her debut in hit novel (and later movie), Who Censored Roger Rabbit. In her movie rendition, Jessica is portrayed as a cartoon actress and singer who works for the Ink and Paint Club in Los Angeles. Throughout the movie she is seen as both a moral and promiscuous individual who stands accused of murder (framing her husband, Roger Rabbit, in the process). These charges are soon dismissed, however, as Jessica is later proven innocent and takes an active role in clearing her husband’s name from any wrong-doing. This quest for justice later proves instrumental in uncovering a nefarious plot by Judge Doom to destroy Toontown with his deadly concoction known only as “dip.”

Physical Appearance

In regard to her physical appearance and traits, Jessica Rabbit is an insanely attractive redhead renowned for her tall height, emerald green eyes, and hourglass figure. Designed by her creators for maximum sex appeal, Jessica’s more prominent features are greatly exaggerated in the film as she possesses massive breasts, a tiny waistline, and a pronounced butt. Further highlighting these features is Jessica’s signature red dress. Apart from matching her lovely hair color, the dress showcases a great deal of cleavage, large swathes of her back, as well as portions of her upper legs and thighs (due to its high-cut nature). When examined alongside her long legs, flawless skin tone, and poofy red lips, it is not difficult to see why Jessica Rabbit is the absolute sexiest redhead character of all time; a feat that will likely remain unchallenged for the foreseeable future.

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