16 Brunettes Who Light Up the Screen
Writer Anita Loos once claimed "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Which gentlemen, precisely? And who's to say they're gentlemen? Another wag asserted that "blondes have more fun." How much more, and what kind of fun? Was a survey done to establish this?
Can we really accept that otherwise charming and attractive ladies with different hair colors are sitting at home anxiously waiting for a call or a text, or anything?
It's all fabrication, ladies and gentlemen. You know it, and I know it — although I'd venture to guess that more brunettes dye their hair blonde than blondes go dark. Just a hunch, born of prolonged observation.
Regardless, movies through time demonstrate that brunettes certainly attract their own good share of gentlemen, and fun. I'll let the pictures below do the talking.
A look that defies time, and most everything else.
Watch Louise Brooks in "Pandora's Box" (1929).
She was a man-eater, but most guys did not mind being the main course.
Watch Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce" (1945).
Looking at her, we can't quite believe that Rhett didn't give a damn.
Watch Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind" (1939).
Olivia de Havilland
Along with Errol Flynn, the world fell in love with her 80 years ago in "Captain Blood". And she's still with us today.
Watch Olivia de Havilland in "Captain Blood" (1935).
She was that rare thing: a star devoid of star attitude.
Watch Barbara Stanwyck in "The Lady Eve" (1941).
Her own life was lived as large as any of her movies- maybe larger.
Watch Elizabeth Taylor in "A Place in the Sun" (1951).
She used her fame to feed the hungry. Why are we not surprised?
Watch Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face" (1957).
She was that sweet but unattainable girl we've all met- or wanted to.
Watch Natalie Wood in "Splendor in the Grass" (1961).
She outclassed all the men in fighting nasty extra-terrestrials.
Watch Sigourney Weaver in "Alien" (1979).
She became a star playing a high-class call girl. You didn't totally buy it, but she was so adorable you didn't care.
Watch Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" (1990).
This all-American looker has a touching vulnerability that makes you love her even when you don't love the movie.
Watch Sandra Bullock in "Speed" (1994).
Helena Bonham Carter
English women can be beautiful without being sexy; this saucy lady is one notable exception.
Watch Helene Bonham Carter in "A Room with a View" (1985).
Strong and stunning, she doesn't need to wear a bathing suit to get your attention. Still, there was that Bond movie...
Watch Halle Berry in "Bulworth" (1998).
This feisty Spanish knockout is also endowed with gobs of talent. Treat her well, Javier.
Watch Penelope Cruz in "Volver" (2007).
Young as she is, she is all-woman. Brassy, outspoken and confident, she has the chops to back it up. You go, girl.
Watch Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone" (2010).