Brunette Ambition: 7 Iconic Female Brunettes


Everyone loves a brunette, so why not embrace your hazel, mocha and chocolate locks with these seven iconic female brunettes? Become inspired and  follow in footsteps of these female icons. They are each the epitome of strength, feminity, and success.

Audrey Hepburn

The British actress and humanitarian was mostly recognized as a film and fashion icon. Hepburn was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema, and Hepburn was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She is also regarded by some to be the most naturally beautiful women of all time. While Hepburn was, in fact, very successful, she was one of the few female icons who used her fame for good.

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Sophia Loren

The Italian film actress began her thriving career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in the year of 1949. Loren was encouraged to enroll in acting lessons and appeared in several bit parts and minor roles until the late 1950s when Loren’s five-picture contract with Paramount launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include Houseboat, That Kind of Woman, and It Started in Naples.

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Natalie Wood

The American film and television actress is known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story. After first working in films as a child, Wood became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old.

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Elizabeth Taylor

From the British-American actress’ early years as a child star with MGM, Taylor eventually became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. As one of the world’s most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive dark blue eyes, which famously appeared to be violet. National Velvet was Taylor’s first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride, A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly, Last Summer.

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Isabella Rossellini

You name it and Rossellini does it. She is an Italian actress filmmaker, author, philanthropist and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her.

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis

The wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, she was the First Lady of the United States during Kennedy’s presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. She was the elder daughter of Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and socialite Janet Norton Lee, who divorced in 1940. In 1951 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature at George Washington University and went on to work for the Washington Times-Herald as an inquiring photographer.

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Linda Evangelista

She is a Canadian model and has been described as the “chameleon” of the fashion industry. She is one of the most accomplished and influential models of all time, and has been featured on over 700 magazine covers. Evangelista is mostly known for being the longtime muse of photographer Steven Meisel, as well as for coining the phrase “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” She holds the record for her multiple appearances on the cover of Vogue Italia, all of which were photographed by Meisel.

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 – by Albany Reed