Because, honestly, how could you judge a category containing all of these women as being anything but adorable and awesome? Honestly?
10. Alison Pill as Kim Pine in Scott Pilgrim
Yep, she won my heart almost instantly. Even though she’s a conditional ginger, still, awwww. Repping the sarcastic girls, the ones in the background of everyone else’s life, the ones who dress Gothic Lolita just for the heck of it. Too much awesome, and she counts because I said so.
9. Neko Case
Not only is her music beautiful, uhm. PACIFIC NORTHWEST, WHAAAAT. Way to be someone cool, Neko Case. Way to be someone cool. And way to be randomly featured in that crappy movie Hell Ride with Eric Balfour. Boom, all sorts of crap, then, oh hey, Neko Case song. Made of win.
8. Deborah Ann Woll (here seen as Jessica Hamby in True Blood)
She’s singlehandedly the reason I prefer the TV show’s canon a little bit. She’s just all kinds of precious, and I kind of adore her. And Deborah Ann Woll? Yeah, more with the precious. And I’m a sucker for blue eyes, and — aw. Way to be. The whole coming to terms with one’s vampirism bit is quite well played, and… yeah.
7. Emma Stone
She’s sort of always awesome. She’s feisty, and I like that about her. She rocks the glasses in The House Bunny, and the con-woman thing in Zombieland, and she even manages to make a black eye cute in Superbad. Her episode of SNL was one of my favorites of the season so far; that French dancing random skit was too adorable for words. Apparently she’s in the Spider-man reboot? Well, if it doesn’t go as terribly as the Spider-man musical, cool I guess, even though she won’t be repping the ginger there.
6. Jayma Mays (here seen as Emma Pillsbury in Glee)
I’m pretty sure she is the dictionary definition of the word “precious,” actually. Especially on Glee. Nobody else could get away with dressing that precociously as an adult, but she rocks it, and even though they changed the lyrics of “Touch-A” all to hell, she did it so cutely. (She really is kind of a perfect ginger!Janet.) Like actually a lot of the women on this list, she has an amazingly expressive face.
5. Jenny Lewis
My goddess of song. Really, this woman is infallible. I even allow her to wear rompers, and that is something most human beings just should not do ever. Her songs are beautiful, whether it’s with Rilo Kiley or her solo stuff. (Her second solo album especially has gotten so much play from me.) She’s talented and awesome and she really does put on a great show.
4. Felicia Day
(Shockingly, I’d never come across the awesome that is this picture before. I’m completely in love. Nothing more awesome than a fierce Joss-mafia sexy librarian.) She’s kind of one of my heroes, being all-around awesome and all. Not only is she by all calculations Joss’s most used femme (Buffy, Dr. Horrible, and Dollhouse all) she’s the enterpreneur behind her very own webshow of geeky awesome. I admit I haven’t actually watched most of The Guild but it’s on my list, okay? Definitely on my list.
3. Kate Nash
I’ve always been a sucker for British singers who actually sound British when they sing, but Kate Nash charmed me instantly. Her music is adorable, and I can probably find a Kate Nash song for most not ultra depressive moods and emotions. And she’s sort of adorable too. One of those girls who just vintages it up in ways you wouldn’t even think of, yet it always comes together so well.
2. Alyson Hannigan
Is literally the single most AW-inducing person on the planet. I admit I could be slightly biased for Willow Rosenberg-shaped reasons, but. AW. Rarely does an actress make me smile so hard just by existing. And, y’know, adorable Alexis Denisof showmance, that’s a big plus too. Just all sorts of AW.
1. Christina Hendricks
As if anyone else could have topped my list. Saffron, Joan, my ladylove. Bombshelling it up all over Hollywood, being awesome and beautiful and funny and talented. I legitimately admire this woman.
Well, there you have it. Really, this could have also been titled “10 ginger girlcrushes,” but hey.
–your fangirl heroine.