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Seeing Red

Posted on: January 20, 2009 5:16 pm
Edited on: January 21, 2009 1:54 am
In honor of the Arizona Cardinals, my pick to win in last week's blog, reaching the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history, I figured there is no better way to celebrate such an accomplishment than to share my top five most appealing red heads. I mean, if the Cardinals are going to be painting the town red in two weeks after shocking the world, I might as well prepare everyone for this sudden red craze. As a matter of fact, I am going to call 2009 the year of the red heads, and I don't really think anyone is going to complain...except maybe the blonds and the brunettes, but they have had reign over all which represents 'sexy' for hundreds of years now. Just like the Arizona Cardinals and Fresno State Bulldogs in college baseball have stunned sports fans with their success (both of which are red), it's time for our lovely crimson sex symbols to approach center stage. I would also like to apologize for any red head that is not included on this list as I have met plenty of women that deserve to be honored above the well known actresses in Hollywood, however, I have no choice for the purpose of my message. Don't worry, it is for the better cause of your special breed of yet unknown sex symbols. I would also like to dedicate this list to the lovely red headed ladies on JKI, which include Stacy, Dana and Cristine. And to the rest of the ladies on JKI (Jen, Annette, Nicole, Jess, Kim and Sean), please don't dye your hair red now as we love you all just the way you are. Now, on to the list....

First things first....Just falling short of my top five is Angie Everhart who must be recognized because without her, this list would not even be possible and beautiful red headed women would not be included in centerfolds or leading movie roles. That's right, after gracing the covers of ELLE and Glamour magazine, Everhart became the first-ever red-haired cover girl! She was actually told she would never be a top model because she was a red head, but she went on to appear in several issues of Sports Illustraded's swimsuit edition, the February 2000 edition of Playboy and was on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2003. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a successful career for anyone, no matter what color their hair is. So, from all the red heads and men around the world...thank you ANGIE!!!!

5. Nicole Kidman (Australian but born in Hawaii; 41 years old) - Nicole has stood the test of time and she would be on this list ten years ago so that fact that she is still in the top 5 is a testament to her elegant display of real beauty. She not only represents the red reads well, but she has also proven that pale women can still be sexy in today's culture. She has escaped the identity of being the wife of Tom Cruise, which I believe has made her even more popular. And I don't think I need to explain why since we all know Mr. Cruise is a few olives short of a dirty martini. Nicole is an academy-award winning actress that has been in Batman, hosted Saturday Night Live, starred in too many classic movies to name and won a humanitarian award, but I think guys will most remember her for her role in Stanley Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, where she...Let's just say, allowed everyone to get to know her on a more personal level.

4. Debra Messing (Born in New York; 40 years old) - Debra quickly won the hearts of America playing the role of Grace Adler in the television series, Will & Grace. Her personality complimented with her charming smile is what places her on this list. Not since Jenny Mccarthy have we seen such a perfect mix of a comforting sense of humor and welcoming beauty. She many not be as off the wall as Mccarthy, but she can easily pass for one of the guys or quickly become the desire of all the guys in the room. Recently, she has found her way onto the big screen in the very funny Along Came Polly and the flick, The Women, and not to forget she was also in The Mothman Prophecies. While Debra's on-screen resume may not be as lengthy as the other ladies, you can't check out of the grocery store without seeing her on the cover or a magazine.

3. Kate Walsh (Born in California; 41 years old) - I have to be honest. Before Gray's Anatomy, I had no idea who Kate was, but she has definitely made quite an impression in a small amount of time. And you know what, I'm not even sure if she is a real red-head, but that is definitely not a requirement for this list. Her hair is red and she makes my belt buckle shake. As far as I am concerned, there shouldn't be much more I need to say. She is probably the perfect mix of pure beauty and elegance in all of Hollywood, which is probably why Cadillac chose her to be one of the faces representing the CTS. And whether you were rooting for Dr. McDreamy (What, I have a lot of female friends!) to choose Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) or Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh), there is no debating Kate's impact on the show as she was chosen to help create the spinoff of the show, Private Practice, which is in line for another full season.

2. Amy Adams (American but born in Italy; 34 years old) - Amy is the epitome of what the natural-red head, girl-next-door looks like. Not only is she beautiful, but she portrays it in a non-intimidating way and is always seen with a smile on her face. There is a reason she is well known for playing characters with cheerful and sunny dispositions. And ladies, let me reassure you that there aren't many things sexier than a woman that is always in a good mood.
Amy has been nominated for two Golden Globe awards and has appeared in the popular films, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Catch Me If You Can, Junebug, Enchanted and Charlie Wilson's War. However, I would have to say that she found a place in my heart with her performance in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and I don't know many guys that would disagree with me. "Ricky Bobby is not a thinker! Ricky Bobby is a driver!" I mean that could be one of the greatest quotes in cinematic history.

1. Isla Fisher (Australian but born in Oman; 32 years old) - Even though Isla is married to Sacha Baron Cohen (yes, that is Borat) we will forgive her and pretend she is single for the purpose of this discussion. Isla is another Australian on the list that is best known for her roles in the soap opera Home and Away and Wedding Crashers. Other movies you may know Miss Fisher from are Oliver Twist, The Lookout and Horton Hears a Who . But I think she won over the hearts of America in Wedding Crashers. And don't lie, her obsessive role made her even sexier in a creepy yet seductive way. We all wanted to be Vince Vaughn when she said, "Don't ever leave me! Cause I'd fiiiiind youuuuuu!" I think all men can agree that Isla is the perfect representation of what every man wants... A lady on the street and a ....well, we all know what Ludacris says!

Honorable Mentions: Julia Roberts who is an American Icon and best known for her role in Pretty Woman, Heather Stephens who is best known for her role as Jill (The librarian) in Tomcats, Alyson Hannigan who we all know and love from American Pie, Gillian Anderson who is best known as the sexy and intelligent FBI Agent Dana Scully from the X-Files, Julianne Moore who is a cinematic icon from her role as Agent Clarice Starling from Hanibal, Laura Prepon who played Donna Pinciotti from That 70's Show and still managed to look good in those horrendous clothes, Rose McGowan who played probably the hottest bad-ass on the big screen in Grindhouse, and last but not least, Marcia Cross who is best known as Bree Hodge on Desperate Housewives.
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Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2009 10:55 am

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Amy Adams was in Enchanted also!  That movie rocked!  I heard Sean has red facial hair so he should be on the list for JKI!!!!

Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2009 3:49 pm

Seeing Red

It does appear as though I have forgotten both Patricia Heaton and Amanda Righetti. Thank you for pointing them out to me and my deepest apologies go out to both beautiful ladies for my lack respect of in an attempt to portray the wonderful red-heads in Hollywood. Keep the up the criticism whether it be good or bad.

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 10:45 pm

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Amanda Righetti 

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 10:43 pm

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No way.  And maybe it's just her character I can't stand and not her.  I don't know.  Who he forgot was 'The Mentalist's' Amanda Righletti. 

Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2009 2:53 pm

Seeing Red

You forgot Patricia Heaton from Everybody Love's Raymond!

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