20 Famous Starlets Who Look Better Brunette Than Blonde (PHOTOS)

While there are some celebrities who were absolutely born to be blonde even if it's not their natural hue, there are others whom we prefer on the darker side. Sometimes the change is so drastic and unflattering, you can barely recognize the celebrity herself (hello, Zooey Deschanel). 

While we absolutely love the following 20 entertainers, we think they should probably lay off the bleach. Tell us what you think: Do you prefer these celebs as blondes or brunettes?


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  • Jessica Biel


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    In 2015, Silas's mamma was rocking some very dark locks, but back in 2008, Jessica Biel tried out a yellow blonde color. 

  • Jennifer Lopez


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    J. Lo showed up to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards with much lighter hair than we're used to seeing on her.

  • Jessica Alba


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    "I'll do anything to my hair if it's for a role I'm playing," Jessica Alba has said of her hair color transformations. "I tend to just go for it and have fun with color."

  • Kim Kardashian


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    If blondes have more fun, then apparently the good times were short-lived for Kim Kardashian, as she kept her platinum hue for only a few weeks before switching back to a more natural, dark hair color.

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  • Tyra Banks


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    The America's Next Top Model host opted for a sandy-colored hue in 2007.

  • Rihanna


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    The pop star has never been one to shy away from a hair makeover and tried out a blonde 'do in 2012.

  • Anne Hathaway


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    The Oscar winner opted for a platinum white blonde when she attended the 2013 Met Gala. Alas, Anne Hathaway only kept the color for a short while before she had to dye it back for her next film role.

  • Beyoncé


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    Queen Bey looked like a Barbie doll in 2014 with long blonde curls. 

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  • Rumer Willis


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    The DWTS champion and daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis loves to change her hair color often, but some colors have been more flattering on her than others.

  • Olivia Wilde


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    The star of the upcoming HBO series Vinyl spent her early years as a blonde but claims that she's been offered much better acting roles since becoming a brunette. 

  • Idina Menzel


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    "Needed a change. Loving it!" the Frozen actress/singer captioned the first photo of her newly blonde hair.

  • Zooey Deschanel


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    The New Girl actress is nearly unrecognizable as a blonde! 

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  • Katharine McPhee


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    The singer reportedly went blonde because she wanted a hair color that matched the "adventurous" nature of her second album.

  • Bryce Dallas Howard


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    The Jurassic World star gave up her naturally red color to try out a blonder shade in 2006.

  • Victoria Beckham


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    With her tanned skin, Victoria Beckham made quite the statement with a head full of two-tone blonde curls in 2006.

  • Angelina Jolie


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    The actress ditched her normally dark locks for her role in the 2010 film Salt.

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  • Jennifer Love Hewitt


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    The actress is no stranger to color extremes, having gone from dark brown to blonde and every color in between!

  • Selma Blair


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    The Legally Blonde actress ditched her trademark dark hair for a blonde moment in 2013.

  • Keira Knightley


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    The actress showed off her blonde ambition at the 2006 Academy Awards.

  • Lindsay Lohan


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    The natural redhead has had an on-off relationship with blonde hair since 2005.

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