The 25 Most Iconic Blondes of All Time

Alle Connell
The 25 Most Iconic Blondes of All Time
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When it comes to Hollywood, blondes truly do have more fun—and they’ve certainly made their mark in popular culture. From Marilyn’s blonde curls to Gisele’s beach babe highlights, we’re taking you on a hair-dye historical journey of sorts; these are the 25 most iconic blondes of all time.

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Nicknamed the "Blonde Bombshell," Jean Harlow was the leading lady in many movies in the 1930s.

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Veronica Lake's deep-parted, ice blonde hair is the ultimate in glamour—and still referenced today with many vintage-inspired hairstyles.

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Jayne Mansfield was one of Hollywood's original blonde bombshells. With her platinum curls and signature pink outfits, Jayne was truly larger than life.

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Grace Kelly was the original cool Hitchcock blonde—who went on to become Princess Grace of Monaco.

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Doris Day was the original bubbly blonde of the '50s and '60s with a string of musical hits.

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Not all witches are about dyed black hair and dramatic eyeliner; Elizabeth Montgomery brought wide-eyed honey-blonde good goodness to '60s housewitch Samantha in Bewitched.

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Possibly the most famous blonde of our time, Marilyn Monroe starred in many films—including the appropriately titled "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Although she died in 1962, Marilyn continues to be the celebrity face of many beauty campaigns, including Sexy Hair, Chanel and Dior J'Adore.

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While it was her pixie that made her famous, Twiggy is also know for her lightened hair color. Her signature style continues to be an inspiration for other close-cropped babes.

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Brigitte Bardot was a major sex symbol in the 50s and 60s and continues to serve as hair inspiration. There's not a red carpet event that goes by that doesn't include a "Bardot-inspired" updo.

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The "Charlie's Angels" actress became synonymous with her feathered blonde hair. In preparation for the iconic photo that shows Farrah Fawcett in a red bathing suit, the actress squeezed lemon in her hair to make her highlights even brighter, inspiring a million teenage girls to do the same.

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If you've ever wondered if blonde hair is cool, look no further than Debbie Harry. The singer even named her band after the nickname she was given when she bleached her hair blonde.

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Blonde, bubbly and brassy, Bette Midler is all fabulous voice and blonde ambition.

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She might have strayed to brunette from time to time, but Madonna always returns to her iconic blonde hairstyle. She even made a music video with a "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" theme.

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When thinking of 90s blondes, an image of Drew Barrymore always pops into our heads. The actress has had every hair color under the sun, but blonde has always suited her best.

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Blonde hair is as integral to Pam Anderson's identity as her red "Baywatch" one piece.

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There's only one thing women covet more than Gisele's Brazilian butt, and that's her gorgeous blonde hair. The model single-handedly made beach waves a must-have hairstyle.

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Can you possibly picture Jen Aniston as anything other than a highlighted caramel blonde? Neither can we.

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Gwen Stefani combined Old Hollywood platinum glamor with punk rock realness and red lipstick—and she's been inspiring us ever since.

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Blake Lively is still one of our all-time hairspirations—no matter what shade she's rocking, her long blonde locks are always on point.

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There's been no hair color that Lady Gaga hasn't tried—but what could be more memorable than  the blunt bangs and silvery wigs of The Fame era?

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J.Lo has rocked some amazing hair over the years—we love her with these major ash blonde highlighted extensions. Bombshell status for sure.

Betty Draper is one of TVs most iconic icy blondes—January Jones' hair (and personality) is much warmer, but still always styled totally perfectly.

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Beyonce has rocked a lot of hair colors, but her curly blonde bob? Iconic.

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Rihanna's grown-out blonde curls are one of her most memorable hair looks of all time.

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Soo-Joo Park was a graphic designer in San Francisco before she bleached her hair—and the modelling world literally fell at her feet. The power of the right blonde cannot be overstated!

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