50 fantastic red-haired ladies

While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” – Mark Twain

These are only our 50 favourites, but heaven knows history is richly populated by these strong ladies with cherry-tinted hair; To summarise the whole spectrum of emotions that just seem to naturally spark upon seeing a red-head we can only quote Agatha Christie and Jeffrey Eugenides:

There speaks the passion and the rebellion that go with red hair. My second wife had red hair. She was a beautiful woman, and she loved me. Strange, is it not? I have always admired red-haired women. Your hair is very beautiful. There are other things I like about you. Your spirit, your courage; the fact that you have a mind of your own. ~Mr. Aristides” – Agatha Christie, Destination Unknown

When I think back about my immediate reaction to that redheads girl, it seems to spring from an appreciation of natural beauty. I mean the heart pleasure you get from looking at speckled leaves or the palimpsested bark of plane trees in Provence. There was something richly appealing to her color combination, the ginger snaps floating in the milk-white skin, the golden highlights in the strawberry hair. it was like autumn, looking at her. It was like driving up north to see the colors.” – Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex


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By Oleg Mitrofanov

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