Edited: September 2, 2022
We’re just going to come out and say it. Amy Adams owes her acting career to her red locks.
The six-time Academy Award-nominated star spoke at a New York Times in 2016 stating, “Based on roles that I was getting, called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb.”
She first went red in 2004 for her role in the TV show Dr. Vegas and has been given more “fun” and “serious” roles ever since.
There has, however, been one aspect of life as a redhead that hasn’t sat too well with Adams.
“Redheads, under 5-feet-5-inches, not tan, you look identical,” she joked while talking about the fact that she’s commonly misidentified as Isla Fisher … and tons of other redhead celebrities.
Don’t worry, Amy Adams. You’ll always be a special redhead unicorn.
Here are some of our favorite Amy red carpet looks throughout the years:
Rock it like a Redhead!