• If you've ever experimented with Sun-In or taken to a bottle of peroxide, chances are you were inspired by one or two of these gorgeous blondes.

    Jean Harlow
    Nicknamed the "Blonde Bombshell," Jean Harlow was the leading lady in several movies in the 1930s. Another famous blonde—Gwen Stefani—even went on to portray her in the 2004 film "The Aviator."

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  • Marilyn Monroe
    Possibly the most famous blonde of our time, Marilyn Monroe starred in several films, including the appropriately titled "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Although she died in 1962, Marilyn continues to be the celebrity face of many beauty campaigns, including Sexy Hair, Chanel and Dior J'Adore.

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  • Twiggy
    While it was her pixie that made her famous, Twiggy is also know for her lightened hair color. Her signature style continues to be an inspiration for other blonde actresses. Jennifer Lawrence, Pamela Anderson and Michelle Williams have all made the chop.

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  • Brigitte Bardot
    The French model and actress was a major sex symbol in the 50s and 60s and continues to serve as hair inspiration. There's not a red carpet event that goes by that doesn't include a "Bardot-inspired" updo. 

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  • Farrah Fawcett 
    The "Charlie's Angels" actress became known for her feathered blonde hair. In preparation for the iconic photo that shows Farrah in a red bathing suit, the actress squeezed lemon in her hair to make her highlights even brighter.

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  • Debbie Harry
    If you've ever wondered if blonde hair is cool, look no further than Blondie's Debbie Harry (or Billy Idol for that matter). The singer even named her band after the nickname she was given when she bleached her hair blonde.

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  • Madonna
    She might have strayed to brunette from time to time, but Madonna always returns to her iconic blonde hairstyle. She even made a music video with a "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" theme.

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  • Drew Barrymore
    When thinking of 90s blondes, an image of Drew Barrymore always pops into our heads. The actress has been every hair color under the sun, but blonde has always suited her best.

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  • Pamela Anderson
    Blonde hair is as integral to Pam Anderson's identity as her red "Baywatch" one piece. In fact, it was only very recently that she actually changed her hair

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  • Gisele Bündchen
    There's only one thing women covet more than Gisele's Brazilian butt, and that's her gorgeous blonde hair. The model single-handedly made beach waves a must-have hairstyle.

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