Perhaps we pick on Pippi Longstockings because of the minority factor redheads only make up about 2 to 6 percent of the U. Red hair and light skin can be a killer combo, literally. According to a study published in the journal Molecular Cell, gingers are at elevated risk for developing melanomathe deadliest form of skin cancer.
Whether they've made us laugh, swoon, or reminisce, all these celebrities have one thing in common: They experimented with red hair. Here, a look back at the most striking reds throughout the decades. Riverdale 's resident redhead is very proud of her cherry locks and even recorded a funny PSA in support of all redheads.
Throughout history, redheads have been feared and revered, loathed and adored, degraded and exalted. No other single human trait has provoked such a dichotomy of emotions in such a large number of fellow humans. It is as boiling is to freezing or despair is to hope.
Redheads are on fire in Hollywood. Red is the rarest natural hair color, with less than four percent of the world's population sporting red locks. The same goes for singers like Shirley Manson, whose often changing, but naturally red, hair has earned her a spot on the most attractive redheads ever list.
We definitely don't need an excuse to celebrate the awesomeness of red hair -- but just in case we do, today is the day. According to NationalDayCalendar. It's a noble cause -- and one that everyone can get behind, whether you have red hair or not.
Less than two percent of the world's population has naturally red hair. Because they stand out, they're often bullied by their peers, ridiculed in pop culture, and perceived through negative stereotypes dating all the way back to medieval times. He's traveled to 20 countries and counting to photograph redheads around the world and celebrate their natural beauty through whimsical portraits.
That's approximately million people. That's according to a study by a German sex researcher who found that women with red hair had sex more often. A similar English study found that redhead gals had sex an average of three times a week, while our blonde and brunette counterparts have it twice a week. Shame the fellas weren't questioned, too.
Red hair or ginger hair occurs naturally in one to two percent of the human populationappearing with greater frequency two to six percent among people of Northern or Northwestern European ancestry and lesser frequency in other populations. It is most common in individuals homozygous for a recessive allele on chromosome 16 that produces an altered version of the MC1R protein. Red hair varies in hue from a deep burgundy or bright copperor auburnto burnt orange or red-orange to strawberry blond.
Lucille Ball is perhaps the most famous redhead there is, though her hair didn't always have that firey hue. Her hair apparently got its color from a henna dye, which was a closely guarded Hollywood secret — so closely guarded, in fact, that according to Huffington Postthe dye was kept under lock and key. It may seem like Emma Stone and red hair go hand-in-hand, but she's actually a natural blonde. She was quoted in Vogue U.