Interestment’s Top Four: Redheads
Not including this total maniac
For anyone looking to correctly understand what injustice feels like, just talk to a redhead about their childhood. Blessed with the most vibrant hair colour in the genetic palette, but then ridiculed for it by the embittered majority of blondes and brunettes who seemingly can’t stand the thunder-stealing unfairness of it all. Cue sneering put-downs about Wotsits – which, by the way, are adorable crisps – the word “ginger” (also, you might note, synonymous with lovely cakes and biscuits) bandied around like a swearword, and these beautiful people end up confused and frightened, just because they have flaming locks, and, in some cases, a complexion that is so pallid that you can actually make out the richer tones of their vital organs through their skin. Well, up yours red-haters! Here at Interestment, we happen to be big supporters of our flame-haired brothers and sisters – in fact, some of our best friends are a bit ginger – so we thought it high time to celebrate some of these astonishing beauties. It was a painful experience, with literally tens of thousands of gorgeous people not receiving the doff of the cap that they deserve…
It seemed to take a little while, but Mad Men finally appears to be enjoying a very well deserved moment in the sunshine – and that’s in no little part thanks to this flame-haired goddess. Recently voted the world’s most magnificent woman, or some such, she has a body like a race course, and hair as vibrant and ginger as a fizzy bottle of original Lucozade.
Believe it or not, Julianne Moore is nearly 50. In fact, forget not believing it, because it’s TOTALLY TRUE. She put in fantastic turns in Short Cuts and Boogie Nights – two films which would definitely make an Interestment Top 100, and she has been described by certain members of the Interestment Family as “thinking man’s crumpet”. Whatever that means. She keeps delectable brick tops Susan Sarandon, Diane Lane and Gillian Anderson out of the top four. No mean feat.
Ahh, Molly Ringwald. In the 1980s, Molly Ringwald made absolutely everyone want to be a redhead. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? But don’t forget, this was also the decade when men thought it totally acceptable to go out for a drink wearing a crop top, and someone actually made a fortune by inventing scarves for your ankles. Still, it was a magnificent time for Molly, who captured hearts in Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, before totally blowing everyone’s minds with her tour de force in Pretty In Pink – a film in which she played a poor peasant girl/stylist attempting to mingle with linen-suited woofters called Steff or Blane.
It was an all-out scramble for the final spot on the list, with notable runners-up including: Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan, Lily Cole, the furious one from Girls Aloud, Bianca from Eastenders. But in the end, it went to the American actress, Laura Prepon – known to anyone who has cable television for her stand out performances in That 70′s Show (which, by the way, should be appalling, but is actually rather good). She’s a pretty lady, with hair like a steady flow of orange squash silently framing her lovely face.
Of course, we wouldn’t dare treat the guys to four such wonderful carrot tops, without a little something vibrant for the girls. Below is Paul Scholes.