Every since FGQ (Flawless Ginger Queen) Christina Hendricks took runner-up in our Sexiest Woman Alive poll, I’ve been wanting to do a post dedicated to some of our other favorite redheads. Just doing my part to preserve the tradition, since apparently we are headed to extinction. Help me appreciate these flame-haired wonders while you still can.
Dana Scully – The X-Files
Special Agent Dana Scully has been my role model since I was 13. She’s tough, compassionate, and basically a genius. Also, she got exponentially hotter as the show went on. Do all redheads age so well? One can only hope.
Hoban “Wash” Washburne – Firefly/Serenity
Siiiigh. Oh, Wash. Waaasssshhh. *sobs*
Still not over it.
Amy Pond – Doctor Who
Amy Pond brought some trademark ginger sauciness to Doctor Who. She’s that girl you wanted to hate in high school because all the boys wanted her, but you couldn’t, because she was so cool. P.S. She essentially inspired Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. How many blondes can say that?
Ariel – The Little Mermaid
Ariel is the most realistic Disney princess of our generation, possibly ever. She is the same selfish, whiny teenager we all were, only with fins. It was actually refreshing. I like my heroines flawed. And can we please talk about the gorgeousness of the animation of that hair?
Lily Aldrin – How I Met Your Mother
Friend. Wife. Mother. Slap-Bet Commissioner. Lily Aldrin-Eriksen does it all.
Donna Noble – Doctor Who
If Amy is the sauce, Donna is the sass. Donna Noble won’t be having any of your shit. But she will have a salute, thank you.
The Weasleys – Harry Potter
No list of ginger worship would be complete without the Weasleys. Sure, they’re wacky and fun. But let’s not forget their sheer badassery. If it weren’t for the Weasley family, we’d all be Death Eaters by now.
There are many, many more awe-inspiring reds in the world of pop culture, and this post is far from comprehensive. Did we miss your favorite ginger character? Put it in the comments.