While redheads have become synonymous with Ireland and Scotland, American photographer Brian Dowling who now lives in Berlin(Germany), photographed over 130 redheads from 20 different countries for his project “Redhead Beauty”.

Red hair is the rarest hair color in the world and is caused by a gene mutation know as MC1R which affects about 1% of the world population. This gene mutation can also affect a person’s tolerance to pain, sunlight, and their hairs’ ability to gray. Red hair will instead turn blonde or pure white when you age.

Brian started this portrait project which spanned three summers to show the real beauty of red hair and wanted to help break down stereotypes people often have of redheads with his photographs. His art book “Redhead Beauty” is available on Kickstarter.

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An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

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John L
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3 years ago

What a naturally beautiful young lady. I think I'm in love..................

Potatos r cool
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3 years ago

Awwww go get her dude!!!! 💃🏻. 🏃🏻

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GoodWolf
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3 years ago

Oh god I just fell in love ❤️

JR Cronheim
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3 years ago

Clutching my heart like Red Foxx. Its the big one.

Marie Boisvert
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3 years ago

Stunning beauty

Jules Wainwright
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3 years ago

She is breathtakingly beautiful.

J. Philip vanHeijkoop
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3 years ago

That's it! I'm moving to Kiev. I hope she likes guys with hair my hairdresser calls 'trashcan blond'.

Arek Reklamy
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3 years ago

For admirers > @linakova :D, let`s try

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Daimon SM
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3 years ago

Ukranian women are most beutiful!!! I love them!!!

Charles Laster
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3 years ago

Stunning!

Abumusaba Abbas
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3 years ago

yes

Mibo Dumplings
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3 years ago

she is stunning! I wish I was as pretty as her

Meowoui
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3 years ago

you are pretty, we all have our own beauty, don't compare yourself to her. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Jesse Smith
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3 years ago

Red heads are *prettty*** you know, as much as any other hair color!!

Vojtěch Svoboda
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3 years ago

Amazing. Heterochromia on top.

Janet Evans
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1 year ago

Beautiful

Louise Reed
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3 years ago

Shes the prettiest of all these pics.

rick hctep (Rick45)
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3 years ago

Wow.

Tal Malka
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3 years ago

Jaw dropped!

Nickolay Kovalyov
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3 years ago

Marry me!)

Bernie Flaherty Stuart
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3 years ago

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Nivat Oey
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3 years ago

So beautiful ❤️

Cem Karaibrahimoğlu
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3 years ago

Perfect

Mohamed Abid
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3 years ago

😯

Arek Reklamy
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3 years ago

For admirers > @linakova :) :) :)

Arek Reklamy
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3 years ago

Nice lady, nice picture.

Todd Fisher
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3 years ago

Zowies !!!!

Brian Pinzon
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3 years ago

wow I always wanted to have children with a girl like this www.brianpinzon.com

Michelle Renault
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3 years ago

Natural beauty

Rafael Hilario
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3 years ago

Hermosa

Iris Tam
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3 years ago

wow.... what a beauty

Dennis Jobling
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2 months ago

Of all the photos this young lady has everything. Beautiful.

Piero Cane Fifone
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2 months ago

I'm speechless...Amazing!!

Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

Who wouldn’t want to kiss her?

Piotr Domagała
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1 year ago

If you want to visit England then I invite you to be like an angel

Marco Walter
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2 years ago

Krasotka :-)

Allan HC
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3 years ago

Fantástica

Andre Lucky
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3 years ago

useful information thank you .. I wait for the next update. Visit the beauty of the world tourism and recreation

Erik Sosa
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3 years ago

Hi Alina❤ U look like d girl from 50 shades....part 1 haha! Take ker.

Qwerty12345
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3 years ago

She is one of the most beautiful people I've ever seen 😍

Alice Gardiner
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3 years ago

Lily and Max. I just had to post this for skylar

Rhon
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3 years ago

Such a beautiful girl!

Kiril Demchenko
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3 years ago

Welcome to Ukraine)))

Anna Sheridan
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3 years ago

Um she's very beautiful but why does no one care about personality anymore? Is she kind? Intelligent? Funny? Etc. these things matter 2 guys

Ella Kov Koby
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3 years ago

no, when its come to photography its about beauty

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Linda Corfee
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3 years ago

I've 2 cousin that have carrot red hair

Lalita
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3 years ago

No guys, then?

dando dan
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3 years ago

Ukraine.... my next place to visit in...

Nickolay Kovalyov
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3 years ago

Marry me! 😍

Meowoui
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3 years ago

Natural beauty, no makeup or very little makeup, makes the women look real. She is very pretty.

Linda Gulley
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3 years ago

She would look like an albino without makeup. She is wearing plenty. It's great that you reduce her to her looks, though.

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Roman Kostenko
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3 years ago

The city named Kyiv — not Kiev!

Me.
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3 years ago

My mom is from Ukraine and I have red hair!! ^-^

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Madeline From Washington State, Usa

Madeline From Washington State, Usa

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Erin Morris-Parkes
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3 years ago

is that Cheryl from Riverdale?

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Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

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Mermaidia The Mermaid
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3 years ago

So basically, a real life Merida.

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#4

Carmen From Best, Netherlands

Carmen From Best, Netherlands

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GoodWolf
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3 years ago

What a beauty!

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#5

Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

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GoodWolf
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3 years ago

Foxy

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#6

Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

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Me.
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3 years ago

I'm repeating myself, but my mom is from Odessa Ukraine and i have red hair, not to mention I've swam in that very sea before! :D

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Ellie From London, England

Ellie From London, England

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Darren Gau
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3 years ago

Breath taken away

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Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Kenneth Lissau
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3 years ago

The hair, and those eyes, breathtaking beyond words.

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Maria From Moscow, Russia

Maria From Moscow, Russia

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George Foster
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3 years ago

Wow, you just fall into her eyes !!!!

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Gracie From Howth, Ireland

Gracie From Howth, Ireland

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Olivia Horner
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3 years ago

She *sort of* has the same nose and cheeks as Drew Barrymore

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Alina From Odessa, Ukraine

Alina From Odessa, Ukraine

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Agatha Ferris
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3 years ago

+1 for Odessa

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Aoife From Longford, Ireland

Aoife From Longford, Ireland

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RandomPandaBear
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3 years ago

How to pronounce it: EE FER

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Ruby From Essex, England

Ruby From Essex, England

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Deana Dixon
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3 years ago

Those light eyes are just stunning!

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Elainna From Modesto, California

Elainna From Modesto, California

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GoodWolf
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3 years ago

I want to brush her hair behind her ear

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#15

Model Nastya Pindeeva Overlooking The Black Sea In Ukraine

Model Nastya Pindeeva Overlooking The Black Sea In Ukraine

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

Wish my hair was a smooth

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#16

Tara In Liverpool, England

Tara In Liverpool, England

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Alex K
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3 years ago

wooooooow

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#17

Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

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Katarzyna Krzyżanowska
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3 years ago

Everywhere there is a city and country. :p Here is not. U don't know where is Warsaw? :D

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Kim From Hamburg, Germany

Kim From Hamburg, Germany

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Hiền Nguyễn
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3 years ago

She looks like a dream.

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#19

Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

I like how her bright eyes stand out

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A Model In A Snowy Park In Munich, Germany

A Model In A Snowy Park In Munich, Germany

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Starry Night Lover
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3 years ago

I love that deep color! she is beautiful. I wish i had ginger hair and green eyes

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#21

Shannon From Sydney, Australia

Shannon From Sydney, Australia

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Chase Howard
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3 years ago

I love the dress and how it picks up her hair colour even more!

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#22

Natasha's Freckles From London, Uk

Natasha's Freckles From London, Uk

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Rick Korsten
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3 years ago

And where is she from herself? :P

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#23

Sophee From California, Usa

Sophee From California, Usa

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Jules Wainwright
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3 years ago

Cutie

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#24

Sophie From Stirling, England

Sophie From Stirling, England

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Bryan Fuller
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3 years ago

Sophie is striking no matter where she is from.

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#25

Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

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Diana Berulyte
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3 years ago

Finally! At least one girl with natural color of eyelashes and eyebrows!

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Kirstie Overlooking The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

Kirstie Overlooking The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

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Ok Ha-Neul
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3 years ago

beautiful things go well together (her and the view)

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#27

Italian Redhead Benedette Watching The Sunset In Sydney

Italian Redhead Benedette Watching The Sunset In Sydney

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Iris Tam
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3 years ago

good

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#28

Vanessa From South Africa And Bridget From San Fransico, Usa

Vanessa From South Africa And Bridget From San Fransico, Usa

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Furkan Fındık
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3 years ago

the one the right seemed pretty blonde to me :D

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Judith From Breda, Netherlands

Judith From Breda, Netherlands

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Sorina Elena Simon
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3 years ago

Where's the red dho?! 🙋🏽🤔

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#30

Lisa From Vienna, Austria

Lisa From Vienna, Austria

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hawkeyefan95IA
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3 years ago

Omg her face looks like marble 😲❤

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Thayana From Apucarana, Brazil

Thayana From Apucarana, Brazil

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MysticalMan
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3 years ago

Beautiful

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#32

A Model Poses At The East Side Gallery In Berlin, Germany

A Model Poses At The East Side Gallery In Berlin, Germany

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Bryan Fuller
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3 years ago

That's not a model, that's my best friend...

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#33

Jessica From London, England

Jessica From London, England

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Arek Reklamy
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3 years ago

Crazy picture ;-)

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#34

The Freckled Legs Of A Girl From Budapest

The Freckled Legs Of A Girl From Budapest

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

What does this have to do with red hair? Can't see any of her hair, she might as well be a brunette!

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Two Models From Melbourne, Australia

Two Models From Melbourne, Australia

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Emma Comeau
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3 years ago

Do all red heads have long hair??And are they all young ? None that are short hair or older or not so skinny??

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Ismee From Texel, Netherlands

Ismee From Texel, Netherlands

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Tiffany Salinas
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3 years ago

I was looking forward to seeing these, now that I have I'm disappointed. They are all thin young woman. I'm a middle aged redhead with 6 red headed sons. I wish the pictures represented a broader range of readheads.

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Laura From Virginia, Usa

Laura From Virginia, Usa

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Ryan Mclaughlin
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3 years ago

Very beautiful woman

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