It's February so that means one thing: Valentine's Day. And since it's time for Valentine's Day what color best represents this wholly made up retail holiday better than red? Therefore we proudly present to you the 66 sexiest redheads in the world. Make sense? Good.
Before you go on though, let's get this out of the way: Defining who is and who isn't a redhead is a tricky business. Is Scarlett Johansson a redhead because she appears as such in many films? We're going with no. Is Emma Stone a redhead even though she admits that she dyes it that way? We're saying yes. Pretty much if we think of them as redheads because that's how we've seen them the most then they're on this list. Is it an exact science? Not at all. Could you argue with some of these choices? Sure. But the one thing you can't argue with is that all of these ladies are very, very attractive.
Happy Valentine's Day!
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What she's been up to: The former lead singer for the indie rock band Rilo Kiley has released two solo albums and currently performs as a part of a singing duo called Jenny & Johnny with her boyfriend Johnathan Rice.
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What she's been up to: Roberts, a member of the girls singing group Girls Aloud, released a solo album in 2011 titled Cinderella's Eyes and a debut single called "Beat of My Drum" with both earning critical acclaim.
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What she's been up to: In 2011, Faith was nominated for "British Female Solo Artist" at the 2011 BRIT Awards, and will appear in an upcoming short film called A Nice Touch.
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What she's been up to: In 2011, Robertsstarred opposite Tom Hanks in the romantic comedy Larry Crowne and in 2012 she will play the role of the Evil Queen in an adaptation of Snow White called Mirror Mirror.
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What she's been up to: In 2010, Messing starred in a comedy pilot Wright vs. Wrong for ABC but the it was not picked up, however in 2011, it was announced that Messing will star in a new NBC show called Smash for the 2011–2012 season.
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What she's been up to: Prescott, best known for playing the role of Emily Fitch on the British TV show Skins, appeared in two films in 2011: Lethal and Triptych and it has been reported that Prescott will be reprising her role as Emily for an upcoming Skins movie.
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What she's been up to: Kemper will continue to play the role she's played since 2009 as Erin Hannon on NBC's The Office. She also appeared in the hit movie Bridesdmaids in 2011 and will play Ms. Griggs in the 2012 movie 21 Jump Street.
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What she's been up to: Byron, the co-host of MythBusters, hosted episodes of Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships for the Science Channel and now has her own show Head Rush, also on the Science Channel.
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What she's been up to: Kidman appeared in three films in 2011: Just Go With It, Monte Carlo, and Trespass, and will appear in three more films in 2012: The Paperboy, Hemingway & Gellhorn, and Stoker.
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What she's been up to: In 2011, Rue was the host of two TV shows: Shedding for the Wedding and RuPaul's Drag Race 3. She also appeared in the TV movie My Future Boyfriend and in 2012 she will star in a new show on The CW called Poseurs.
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What she's been up to: Holland Roden currently plays the role of Lydia Martin on the MTV series Teen Wolf and in 2012 Roden will appear in the feature film House of Dust.
What she's been up to: Felicia Day is the creator, writer, and star of The Guild, a Web series which began its fifth season in 2011. She has also recently voiced several characters in video games and cartoons and is scheduled to appear in two films in 2012: Lust for Love and Rock Jocks.
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What she's been up to: As she has since 2004, Cross will continue in her role as Bree Van de Kamp on the ABC dramedy Desperate Housewives. In 2011, Cross also appeared in the independent film, Bringing Up Bobby.
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What she's been up to: British model and TV presenter Alex Sim-Wise appeared on G4TV's Attack of the Show! several times over the last couple of years in addition to a few appearance on the TV show X-Play. She also was a floor reporter for G4 Presents E3 '11 Live.
What she's been up to: The actress best remembered for playing Sydney Andrews in the 1990s TV series Melrose Place returned to regular television work in 2010 when she joined the cast of the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars, a role she'll continue to play in 2012.
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What she's been up to: Hannigan will continue 2012 where 2011 left off by playing Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, but she also will be adding another American Pie film credit to her name in 2012 with a reprisal of her character Michelle Flaherty-Levenstein in the film American Reunion.
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What she's been up to: The former Baywatch star hasn't appeared on television since 2006 and is now the lead singer of the pop group Strawberry Blonde.
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What she's been up to: Mireille has been playing the role of Sarah Linden on the AMC series The Killing since last year and has a couple of films, The Gangster Squad and World War Z, coming out in 2012.
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What she's been up to: Alternative singer and songwriter Alison Sudol, also known as "A Fine Frenzy," has been working on her third album, as yet untitled, that is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2012.
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What she's been up to: The former Spice Girl will be spending 2012 continuing her promotion of her own range of bikinis through retailer Next, while her fourth solo album is rumored to be about set for release.
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What she's been up to: Faye Reagan has been doing what she's done for the last three years and that is appearing as the star in numerous adult films, a job for which she received seven AVN Award nominations in 2011.
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What she's been up to: Anne Lindfjeld is a Danish model and presenter on MTV Denmark who got her start modeling for Suicide Girls in early 2004.
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What she's been up to: American singer, songwriter, poet, and violinist Emilie Autumn is working on her third album which will be titled Fight Like A Girl. In 2010, Autumn wrote an autobiographical novel, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, depicting her time spent in a psychiatric ward.
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What she's been up to: This 42 year-old actress and former fashion model appeared in the motion picture Take Me Home Tonight and on the Happily Divorced in 2011 in between occasional modeling gigs.
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What she's been up to: The former X-Files star has been busy acting in films and on TV appearing in the film Johnny English Reborn, and on the TV mini-series Moby Dick and The Crimson Petal and the White. She is also scheduled to appear in three films in 2012: Mr. Morgan's Last Love, Sold, and The Curse of The Buxom Strumpet.
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What she's been up to: Lately 34 year-old American model Maggie Rizer has been featured on the Web site for the L.L.Bean SIGNATURE line and in their print catalog, as well as doing work as an ambassador for Operation Smile.
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What she's been up to: As she has since 2007, Kate Walsh continues to play the role of Dr. Addison Montgomery on the TV shows Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. In 2012 Walsh will also appear in the feature film The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
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What she's been up to: Former professional wrestler Christy Hemme is currently a backstage interviewer and ring announcer for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's weekly TV show, Impact Wrestling, on Spike.
What she's been up to: British model Karen Elson designed her own line of shoes, bags and jewelry for fashion brand Nine West in 2011. She also appeared in ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, and Banana Republic, among others.
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Prepon, the long-time star of That 70's Show, currently plays the lead character in the NBC series Are You There, Chelsea?, based on Chelsea Handler's 2008 book Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.
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What she's been up to: Jessica Chastain received numerous awards and nominations for her performances in six films in 2011. The most notable of which was her portrayal of Celia Foote in The Help, earning nominations for best supporting actress from both the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild.
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What she's been up to: In 2011 Ambrose was cast in seven of the ten episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day, a spin-off of the TV show Doctor Who. She will appear in two films in 2012, Sleepwalk with Me and Wanderlust, and on a new TV series entitled Coma.
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What she's been up to: Hayley Williams, the lead singer for the band Paramore, received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the song "Airplanes, Part II" by B.o.B. whom she collaborated with alongside Eminem. Oh, and she was #80 on our 100 Sexiest Singers in the World list. That too.
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What she's been up to: 26 year old Woll has been busy playing the character Jessica Hamby in the HBO series True Blood since 2008. She'll appear in two films in 2021, Highland Park and He Loves Me.
What she's been up to: The daughter of director Ron Howard has become widely known lately for playing the role of Victoria in The Twilight Saga series of films. She also recently starred in The Help, with another lady on this list.
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What she's been up to: Clarke played the recurring role of, uh, "Melinda Clarke" for six seasons on the HBO series Entourage, and has made several appearances as Lady Heather/Dr. Kessler on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation since 2001. She now plays the character Amanda on The CW TV series Nikita.
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What she's been up to: In 2011 Moore played the role of Emily Weaver in the film Crazy, Stupid, Love, but in 2012 she will play none other than Sarah Palin in a made-for-TV movie called Game Change. She will also appear in the feature film Being Flynn scheduled for release on March 2.
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What she's been up to: Canadian fetish and adult model Bianca Beauchamp has been, well, modeling in her usual assortment of latex and glamour photo shoots and running her popular Web site the same as she's been doing for the past 10 years or so.
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What she's been up to: Witt ended her recurring role on Friday Night Lights in 2011 and has made several guest appearances on show like The Mentalist and CSI: Miami. In 2012, she'll appear in the films Cowgirls n' Angels, Bending the Rules, and Away from Here.
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What she's been up to: Where should I begin?
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What she's been up to: Jayma continues to act in the role she's played since 2009 playing Emma Pillsbury on the FOX series Glee while taking the occasional movie role such as her last appearance on film playing the character Grace Winslow in Smurfs.
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What she's been up to: Candace Rae is a Canadian model currently living in Australia, a former Playboy CyberGirl, and an Internet favorite who has spent most of the last year being pregnant and giving birth. She is planning her return to the modeling scene sometime in 2012.
What she's been up to: This former Lost star spent 2011 appearing on five different TV series before landing a gig playing Grace Hudson on the new TV show Work It which debuted on January 3 of this year... and was canceled on January 13.
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What she's been up to: 24 year-old Panabaker appeared on a couple of TV series and in a TV movie in 2011 and will return to feature films in 2012 in Piranha 3DD and Girls Against Boys. She will also have a part in the upcoming TV movie Intercept.
What she's been up to: Kate, the daughter of Tim Mara, a scout for the New York Giants, appeared in three films in 2011 as well as on the FX series American Horror Story. 2012 will see her play the role of Hanna alongside Olivia Wilde in the film Blackbird.
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What she's been up to: The ageless Diane Lane appeared in only one film in 2011 and it was a made-for-TV movie called Cinema Verite. But that's probably because she's been busy filming the latest of the Superman reboots Man of Steel, set for release in 2013, where she plays Martha Kent, Superman's mom.
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What she's been up to: Actress and singer Renee Olstead has played the role of Madison Cooperstein on the ABC Family teen drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager since 2008. Renee is also scheduled to appear in a documentary in 2012 entitled The Monogamy Experiment.
What she's been up to: Lefevre, best known for playing the vampire Victoria in the first two films of the Twilight saga, has spent the last year acting on a couple of TV series, Off the Map and A Gifted Man, the latter of which she will continue to act on in 2012.
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What she's been up to: After being nominated for numerous awards for her role in The Fighter in 2010, Adams appeared in just one film in 2011, The Muppets. She is scheduled to appear in two films in 2012 and will play the role on Lois Lane in the Superman reboot Man of Steel in 2013.
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What she's been up to: What she's been up to: Wood had a heck of a year in 2011 earning numerous award nominations for her acting in the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce as well as in the feature film The Ides of March. Plus she's one of our 66 women to watch in 2012 too!
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What she's been up to: Australian actress Poppy Montgomery starred for seven years on the TV drama Without a Trace, but that ended in 2009. Now she plays the lead role on a new TV drama called Unforgettable which airs on CBS.
What she's been up to: As she has since 2008, 28 year-old Amanda Righetti will play the role of Grace Van Pelt on the CBS drama The Mentalist. She also played a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger even though many may not have realized it was her.
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What she's been up to: Scottish actress and former model Karen Gillan has appeared on the hit British TV show Doctor Who for the past three years. 2012 will be the final year she'll being acting on the show, though as she moves on to star in an independent comedy called Not Another Happy Ending.
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What she's been up to: Heide Lindgren was named one of the top new faces to watch by French Vogue and has appeared in ad campaigns for companies like Champion, Abercrombie & Fitch and is currently the one of the faces of Guess by Marciano.
What she's been up to: 2011 was a busy year for Harris as she appeared in several movies, I Hate That I Love You, Mardi Gras: Spring Break, The Roommate, and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, as well as starring on the short-lived NBC show Friends with Benefits.
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What she's been up to: 35 year-old Fisher hasn't done much acting lately (other than voicing a character in the 2011 film Rango), but in 2012 she is scheduled to be in three films: Rise of the Guardians, Bachelorette, and The Great Gatsby.
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What she's been up to: In 2011, Stone starred in the films Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help, and in 2012 she will be playing the role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, another reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise.
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What she's been up to: Alyssa Campanella is the current Miss USA and finished in the top 16 at the 2011 Miss Universe pageant. Also in 2011, Campanella became one of the faces of Nordstrom lingerie.
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What she's been up to: German fashion model Barbara Meier was the winner of the second round of Germany's Next Topmodel TV show. Since then she's appeared on the cover of many magazines including Cosmopolitan, Icon, Vogue, Grazia, Madame Figaro, L'Officiel, and more.
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What she's been up to: Susan Coffey is rapidly becoming a household name (at least if the household has males in it) as she has been called "the Internet's favorite redhead." A title that over 81,000 people on Facebook would agree with.
What she's been up to: Edmondson was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for January 2010 and former Miami Dolphins cheerleader who has appeared on The Amazing Race twice, but lately is best known for dressing up in sexy NFL uniforms and doing football-related work for Playboy.
What she's been up to: In 2011, this actress and model appeared in the reboot of the Conan the Barbarian film series in addition to maintaining her role on the TV drama Criminal Minds. In 2012, Nichols will appear in the films I, Alex Cross and Raze.
What she's been up to: 23 year-old British supermodel Lily Cole added acting to her resume in 2011 appearing on the TV series Doctor Who and in the films The Moth Diaries and There Be Dragons. In 2012, she will continue that path as she has roles in the upcoming films Confession of a Child of the Century and Snow White & the Huntsman.
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What she's been up to: It's been over a year but in 2012 Mad Men and Christina Hendricks will return to the airwaves on AMC. In that year off, Hendricks kept busy by acting in the films Detachment, Drive, Company, The Family Tree, and I Don't Know How She Does It.
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What she's been up to: 25 year-old Brazilian model Cintia Dicker appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for the third time in 2011 (as well as their calendars). She also spent 2011 as the face of Aerie lingerie, appearing in the company's catalog, ads and videos, and worked in the Monange Dream Fashion Tour.