• The saying goes that "gentlemen prefer blondes," but for our part, we think there's nothing more classic—or versatile—than a beautiful brunette. These 10 iconic celebrities are a constant testament to the fact that brown hair is anything but boring.

    Vivien Leigh
    With her shock of dark hair and bright blue eyes, Vivien brought Scarlett O'Hara to life as a mischievous Southern belle in "Gone with the Wind."

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  • Natalie Wood
    The doe-eyed actress was famous for the "childlike sweetness" she brought to notable roles like that of Maria in "West Side Story."

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  • Audrey Hepburn
    Audrey played many different characters over the years, but she consistently wore her dark brown hair either cropped or pulled back off her face.

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  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth's thick, wavy dark hair offset her fair skin and those famous violet eyes.

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  • Sophia Loren
    The Italian bombshell has since traded in her dark chestnut hair color for a reddish shade, but we'll always think of her as a brunette.

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  • Jane Birkin
    Jane was the trendsetter of her time, and her natural-looking color and eyebrow-grazing bangs became the hairstyle du jour for aspiring "it" girls.

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  • Winona Ryder
    Winona's short, dark hair became as iconic as her roles as angsty Generation X girls in movies like "Heathers" and "Reality Bites."

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    Julia tends to wear her hair straight these days, but her character of Elaine on "Seinfeld" was never spotted without her signature super-curly mane.

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  • Angelina Jolie
    Angelina is no stranger to hair trends (remember her bleached blonde hair in the late '90s?) but her long, dark hair has become one of her trademark features.

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  • Kate Middleton
    Even before she became the Duchess, Kate's thick, wavy hair was the envy of royal-watchers across the globe.

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