Spencer Tracy: The Redhead Lover of Women


Possibly the best actor of the 20th century, Spencer Tracy let his red-haired persona come out on screen as well in real life.

Tracy had hot romances with many of his leading ladies, drank excessively – on the movie set as well – while garnishing two Best Actor Academy awards. Teaming up with Katharine Hepburn for nine Hollywood onscreen romances, their love carried off the screen for over 25 years even while he was married. Sounds like a wild redhead!

Marilyn Monroe: A Red-haired Orphan

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Maybe it’s not well-known, but Marilyn Monroe was a redhead. Yes she dyed her hair blonde. Marilyn Monroe was originally known as Norma Jeane. When Norma was a child, her mother Gladys gave her to a family to be raised- practically an orphan.  Gladys had red hair as well and suffered from depression and other mental disorders. When she visited, Norma did not know her as her mother, but the ‘woman with red hair.’ Norma’s foster family was strictly religious, forbidding her to drink alcohol or use profanity and forced her to attend church often. They scolded her by saying she was going to hell.

Personally I can relate to the preaching as my grandfather was very similar and I have been prayed over throughout my life in order to save me from hell. Looking at her being an orphan, I wonder how many other redheads have been orphaned. Marilyn Monroe did not have a good start in her troubled career which ended in a mysterious death. However, she was still a Hollywood legend who made an indelible mark on American history.

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