Blonde is a glamorous hair color that never seems to go out of style. It is widely associated with natural beauty, attractiveness, and youth. Consequently, no wonder some of the most popular characters in movies, TV shows, cartoons, and video games have blonde hair. However, sometimes the hair actually makes the character. For instance, in Amazon Prime’s The Boys, Starlight’s purity and goodness are accentuated by her fair skin and hair. Raoul Silva in James Bond’s Skyfall was far creepier because he had peroxide blonde hair that contrasted his darker skin tone, etc. So, without further ado, let me present you with a list of the best blonde characters in fiction. Get ready for a lot of yellowish hair waving around.
30. Blondie from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Movie
Universally referred to as The Man with No Name, in the Dollars Trilogy, Clint Eastwood’s famous character was nicknamed Blondie by Tuco Ramírez in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Although in truth Blondie is more of a gold color or maybe even a really dirty blonde, it makes sense that Tuco calls him that for his light hair, considering blonde men were probably not common back in the 1860s. Tuco calls him il Biondo, meaning “the Blonde one” in Italian.
29. Number Six from the Battlestar Galactica TV series
This blonde femme fatale is a type of synthetic human, artificially created to infiltrate human society to destroy it. Versions of her are spread all across the galaxy, with some hiding within human society and some living on Cylon spaceships. One version of Number Six, called Caprica-Six, was sent to Caprica planet where she used her looks to seduce scientist Gaius Baltar to gain access to military secrets. She later sacrificed her life to shield Gaius from death
28. Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty Disney Animated Film
Full disclosure, Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney movie. Aurora was the first Disney princess ever to invite her lover on a date! This is a big thing for a movie from 1959. Also, and very relevant for this list, Aurora is the only true blonde Disney Princess! That’s right, Cinderella is a strawberry-blonde and Rapunzel is a natural brunette, so don’t even start.
27. Link from The Legend of Zelda Video Game
Usually portrayed as an ordinary boy/young man who becomes a hero by saving the world, Link is the protagonist/playable character that appears throughout all canon games of The Zelda series. He is the superhero with a shield who pulls out the magic sword fights the evil guy and saves the princess in most Zelda games. Our blonde guy never talks except for “Hyut!” and “Hya!”, and sticks to remaining the strong, silent type. That’s probably because of so many eyes upon him. He feels it is necessary to stay strong and to silently bear his burden.
26. Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series
Some people would have chosen Buffy Summers to star on this list, as her hair, although changing in tone and hairstyle through the years, was constantly blonde. Not me, however. In my opinion, throughout the show, Spike became the character the writers fleshed out most fully. He was superbly layered, complex, and a metaphor for everything the series was about. Does calling someone evil make them evil? Is believing we are good enough to make us good? Yeah, Buffy Summers may have been the face and muscle of the show, but Spike will always be its passionate, violent, searching human heart. The one steals every scene he enters.
25. Henry Pym from The Avengers United We Stand Cartoon
Marvel’s dream team was brought back to the small screen at the start of the new millennium (1999 to be exact). The cartoon was supposed to replace the great X-Men that most (if not all) of us grew up with. The Avengers was Marvel’s second major superhero team (after the Fantastic Four) and it was only a matter of time before it hit the small screen.
United We Stand was the first attempt to unite the group on the small screen, but the production chose to focus on the less prominent superheroes.
The team was led by none other than the blonde Henry (Hank) Pym, “Antman”, as he was one of the founding fathers of the group somewhere in 1963, who can shrink to the size of a molecule and grow to gigantic dimensions.
24. Rhaenyra Targaryen from House Of The Dragon HBO TV Show
She has the blonde Targaryen hair DNA, but her values are Stark: she is as righteous as a swan and knows the difference between good and evil. Except, unlike Jon and many of the family from Winterfell, Rhaenyra has, well, what do you call it? Oh, right: character.
The heir to the Iron Throne runs away from commitments, abandons family events, and thinks that walking around with blood on her face is cool. You know, the usual stuff.
23. Carly Spencer from Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie
Well, Carly is on this list for the same reason Nancy Callahan is. I don’t think that anybody who saw that Transformers movie ever got over Carly Spenser. With her long blonde hair, blue eyes, and strong British accent, she won me, and probably every man, over. Also, she loved Bumblebee, which makes her perfect.
22. Claire Bennet from the Heroes TV series
Claire is a high-school student and cheerleader who has the superhuman ability to regenerate. Her healing factor is so powerful that when she fell from a 30ft drop and landed striking her head, she only remained incapacitated until her brain repaired itself and began normal functions again. She typically wears her blonde hair straight with some minimal curves.
21. Cersei Lannister from the Game of Thrones TV series
Queen Cersei I Lannister, the ruler of the Seven Kingdom, is one of the most complicated characters in the Game of Thrones TV series. She was mistreated by her father who openly showed favoritism to her brother Jaime in their childhood just for being male. She was then abused by her cruel husband King Robert Baratheon who treated her with arrogance and entitlement. Nonetheless, she managed to break free from these men and shape her destiny. I find it inspiring! She may not have a flawless personality, and her intentions aren’t always pure, but that’s what makes her character so interesting and compelling.
20. Naruto Uzumaki from the Naruto Anime Series
I know this is not an anime list, but this funny young guy with his yellow-blonde, spiky hair was a guide for our generation. Naruto is the central character of the popular anime series of the same name. The series has two parts, viz. Naruto & Naruto Shippuden. A new series under the name Boruto has just been released. Naruto Uzumaki has become so popular because he taught an entire generation to never give up. He taught us to change our future by our sheer will. And he taught us that if we are willing to sacrifice every last drop to achieve our goal, then the obstacles never become a concern. What more can we ask from a fictional character?
19. Stella from The Winx Club Animated Series
Stella, the member of the all-female super team is the Fairy of the Sun and Moon, and the princess guardian of Solaria. She may come off as being snobbish and arrogant, but still, she is a good friend. Stella is a skinny cartoon character, and it is mentioned several times that she always gets lower grades at school, although she’s a year older than her class. Her blonde hair matches her hazel-gold eyes.
18. Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter Film Series
Another blonde-haired movie character, Luna is a witch who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. She was raised by her father, the editor of The Quibbler magazine which is considered the wizarding world’s alternative voice. As the daughter of the editor, Luna read every issue of the magazine as soon as it was published, which contributed much to her very odd beliefs. When Harry Potter and his friends befriend her, she slowly starts to mature and concentrate on the important things in life. This is quite a journey for her character. Luna has waist-length, untidy, dirty blonde hair.See also: The Top 25 Best Characters With Green Hair
17. Heather Mason from Silent Hill 3 Video Game
Adopted as a baby by the original Silent Hill protagonist Harry Mason, Heather is hiding from the cult members seeking to kidnap her. To better conceal herself she even dyes her hair blonde. However, the cult managed to track her down in an attempt to birth their God. Since they murdered Harry in the process, Heather now seeks revenge and goes on a mission to stop the cult. Although, after succeeding, she still kept her blonde hair, saying: “Don’t you think blondes have more fun?”
16. Starlight from The Boys Comics
Let me start by saying that Starlight is a great blonde superhero character! And I don’t care if she can’t fight the likes of Homelander and Soldier Boy. Who could? Starlight is idealistic and sincere. She wants to make the world a better place whereas all the other supes are cynical about their duties. Also, this blonde is no slouch. Her skin is indestructible! She’s strong enough to injure Stormfront who can take some level of Homelander heat vision blasts to the chest. And who else can say something like: “If you jump ship and you let the assholes steer, then you’re a part of the problem”? I find it beautiful.
15. Felicity Shagwell from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
When Austin first traveled back to 1969, he met this blonde knockout who was a CIA agent. Felicity, portrayed by actress Heather Graham, is extremely sexually liberated. Unfortunately, Austin has to turn down her seduction, since he does not have his Mojo that has been stolen by Doctor Evil. However, Miss Shagwell does become his love interest.
14. Nancy Callahan from Sin City Movie
To be honest, I don’t think that Nancy Callahan is such a great character. The only reason that I put her on this list of 26 best blonde characters is that I’m only human. And Jessica Alba is divine! And if it wasn’t a fact before then Nancy’s cowboy-themed dance, complete with Stetson and lasso, clarified that debate once and for all. C.J. was into crystals, meditation, and dream interpretation, as well as saving lives.
13. Lieutenant “Iceman” Kazansky from Top Gun Movie
Lieutenant Tom Kazansky’s nickname says it all: He is an iceman. His attitude: “I know I’m the man”. Iceman is extremely cocky, has a big ego, and the blonde hair to match. In his defense, he is the perfect textbook pilot. Or as Goose puts it: “That’s the way he flies, ice cold, no mistakes.” Say what you want about Iceman, but without him, Top Gun wouldn’t be the great flick that it is.
12. Sailor Moon from the Sailor Moon Anime Series
Usagi Tsukino, better known as Sailor Moon, is the Sailor Guardian of Love and Justice. With the long blonde hair that she wears in Odango and her big blue eyes, Sailor Moon is one of the most iconic magical girls with blonde hair characters in anime. As the leader of the Sailor Senshi, Sailor Moon is a very caring and grown-up individual. However, at the same time, she’s also just a young girl trying to get her life together and find her purpose. She’s the stereotypical example of what many people would tell you they find most annoying in teenage girls, and yet she’s so much more than that as well! Throughout the show, with the help of her friends, she keeps finding out just how hard she can fight when she has to.See also: Top 26 Best Characters with Blue Hair
11. Elle Woods from Legally Blonde Movie
Elle Woods’ character single-handedly transformed what could have been a mediocre Chick Flick into an excellent movie. The fact that she’s a blonde woman who loves fashion and cosmetics, doesn’t stop her from thriving in the merciless environment of a law school. Moreover, she demonstrates that academic success and conventional feminine areas of interest are not mutually exclusive. Elle has a brilliant, naturally deductive mind, and she uses wonderfully it in all areas of her life. She even won a murder case thanks to her profound knowledge of hair care. How about that?
10. Sandy Olsson from Grease Movie
One of the most memorable blonde movie characters, Sandy makes her dirty-blonde hair work both in straight and curly hairdos. Sandy is the quintessential sweet, well-mannered, feminine girl, but when she needs to fight for her love, she changes her pure image into a rebel-like appearance.
9. Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy 7 Video Game
A scientifically enhanced super-soldier, Cloud Strife possesses superhuman strength and superior speed. At the beginning of the game, Cloud is a member of an elite warrior unit called “Soldier”. However, he soon leaves the ranks to become a mercenary, and only the most dangerous jobs are fitting for his skills. As a character, Cloud is striving to be a hero. So much so that he saves Tifa Lockhart, even though he doesn’t remember that she’s his childhood friend. Later, with the help of his friends, Cloud learns there is more to being a hero than possessing strength and fame. Cloud was originally designed with black hair but later got the spiky blonde hair we all know and love.
8. Aquaman from DC Comics
The Fishman is one of DC’s most important heroes. Aquaman has 70 years of history, In the big-money era of comics, Aquaman was one of the founders of the Justice League. During the 1950s and 1960s, Aquaman received his comic book series, and an animated film, and was featured in the Superman Friends cartoon.
In the ’90s the character went through some changes, became more serious, and focused on Aquaman being the king of Atlantis and half-human. Aquaman can breathe underwater, swim at tremendous speed, have impenetrable skin, and have insane strength. Over the years he has had many epic adventures.
In the comics, he is a blonde superhero because his origins are a mixed race between humans and Atlanteans, so it’s a physical mark showing that he doesn’t belong in Atlantis.
7. Cher Horowitz from Clueless Movie
The beautiful blonde teenager behind the trademark saying “As if!”, Cher Horowitz is a sweet, and sometimes airheaded girl. She is the daughter of a rich Beverly Hills lawyer and has highly developed social skills, which she often uses to help others. Also, she’s got tremendous inner confidence! but don’t conclude from this that Cher is even near perfect. She is a control freak that has a problem with hubris!
6. Regina George from Mean Girls Movie
With her long, straight blonde hair and her excellent socializing skills, Regina is the leader of “The Plastics” – the most popular girl in their high school. Her hobbies are: looking at herself in the mirror, talking trash about her classmates, and dancing in the spotlight. When a new girl named Cady threatens Regina’s leadership, Regina has to use all her abilities to destroy Cady. I love a strong woman who sticks to her values!
5. Catharine Tramell from Basic Instinct Movie
If you would ask anyone mature in the 1990s about Catharine Tramell I assure you they’ll remember at least one scene starring her. Yep, it’s the famous leg-crossing scene. There was a whole generation of people who ran this scene back and forth in slow motion, trying to determine if what they were seeing was Sharon Stone’s genitals. Catherine Tramell was a sadist with a strong interest in power games, which was a thing never seen before in mainstream movies. And the audience was captivated.
4. Ivan Drago from Rocky IV Movie
The ultimate Russian character in movie history, Ivan Drago is also the most powerful opponent Rocky ever faced. In the punching test that graded Drago’s pounds of force per square inch, Drago measures above the level of the hardest human punchers ever. The fact that Rocky took his punches and combinations the way he did proves what kind of an amazing fighter he is. Well, the blonde boxer did leave Rocky with brain damage that we got to learn about in Rocky V. As for Drago’s blonde hair – well, Dolph Lundgren is Swedish so no surprises there.
3. Jareth from The Labyrinth Movie
Jareth, the Goblin King, is a male Fae with long layered blonde hair in the shape of a mullet. Most of the time he appears in a human form, but also has the power to transform into a white barn owl. The film’s main antagonist, Jareth, fantastically played by David Bowie, is also clever and charming. He even seems to have genuine feelings toward Sarah. However, he also exhibits a narcissistic desire to control Sarah, which she notices and realizes he cannot be trusted.
2. The Girl from The Seven Year Itch Movie
Well, The Girl may not be the best character Marilyn Monroe ever played, but it certainly provided her with the image that would come to define her: as a subway passes, the draft from the sidewalk gate blows her skirt up, creating an iconic blonde sex symbol that will remain to these days. In this movie, Merilyn is an unnamed former model and commercial actress who falls in love with the man who lives in her apartment with her. Well, he fell in love with her first.
1. C.J. Parker from Baywatch TV Series
Yeah, Pamela Anderson as blonde bombshell lifeguard C.J. Parker has got us watching five seasons of the series. C.J. was into crystals, meditation, and dream interpretation, as well as saving people from drowning, which is admirable.