It’s Spiderman’s 50th Anniversary and we thought what better way to commemorate the occasion than by celebrating the woman behind the man–we mean Mary Jane Watson, of course. So here is a top ten round-up of the most fabulous and fashionable animated and illustrated red heads. And in case you haven’t checked out Fashion Hazard, we have a raven-haired character in our game too.
- Jessica Rabbit: Sultry, sexy and a total vamp, Jessica Rabbit made all of Toon Town—humans and toons alike-stop dead in their tracks. She is a devoted wife to Roger and is cleared after being a primary suspect in his framing but not before delivering her famous line: “I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.”
- Jessie from Toy Story: Urban cowgirl… Minus the urban. Jessie was rocking the chaps, hat, braids and boots before the ranch look was back and the John Barrett Salon had a braid bar.
- Wilma Flintstone: Her hair always in a chignon and her perfect pearls always in place, Wilma was the picture of pre-historic perfection.
- Princess Fiona: Her Highness wasn’t afraid of taking chances. Not on an ogre, a donkey or on letting her complexion go. Traditional definitions of beauty are totally overrated anyway. Fiona played with conventions, said to hell with Prince Charming and taught us that mud masks are great…but a mud bath might be even better, for the right guy.
- Lois Griffin: Lois is the mom we all wish we had… Am I right? Mom, mom, mommy, mommy, mama, mama ma, ma Lois?
- Daphne (from Scooby Doo): Daphne may have single-handedly put go-go boots on the cartoon map and was the archetype of what every adolescent girl aspired to be (as long as she could also be as smart as Velma). As an aside, I don’t know anyone else who can pull off that fluorescent green ascot. Kudos.
- Poison Ivy: A villan to Gotham City hero, Batman, Poison Ivy, as her name suggests, is a bit obsessed with plants – using their toxins to promote her evil doings… But she looks pretty fabulous doing them. The initial character was partially inspired by Bettie Page (not a bad reference). It’s no wonder she’s been depicted as such a femme fatale and has made the Top 100 List on Sexiest Women in Comics.
- “The Little Red-Haired Girl” on Charlie Brown: Demure, sweet, kind, a homecoming queen and the girl your mom would want you to bring home for Sunday dinner. And what can we say about her blush? Always perfect rosy-hued orbs.
- Kim Possible: The teenage crime-fighter who is perpetually in cargos and a utility belt, yet manages to pull off that look and solve crimes all while never needing to tie her fierce mane back. Props.
- Mary Jane Watson (MJ): The patient, loving, ever-faithful love interest of Peter Parker (aka Spider Man). Mary Jane is a character who also ranks along with Poison Ivy on the Top 100 List—but as a “good girl.” Rest assured, if Peter doesn’t appreciate what he’s got, MJ surely has the chutzpah to remind him… Her infamous first line to him was: “Face it Tiger… You just hit the JACKPOT!” Grrr.