updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 02/24/2014 AT 9:30 AM ET
Red alert! The secret to Oscar success has been found.
Looking back at the list of Academy Award-winning actresses, something stood out. Many of these talented ladies share a clear factor in common: yup, they’re redheads.
From Kate Winslet to Susan Sarandon, the Oscar winners’ circle is full of flame-haired beauties. Not all of them have had red locks 24/7, but a brush with auburn tresses appears to be enough to get you on the path towards that coveted gold statuette.
Winning Red: Burning copper
Oscar Moment: Best Supporting Actress for The Accidental Tourist
Winning Red: Medium auburn
Oscar Moment: Best Supporting Actress for Julia
Winning Red: Fox red
Oscar Moments: Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Best Supporting Actress for California Suite
Years: 1970 and 1987
Winning Red: Chestnut red
Oscar Moment: Best Actress for Coal Miner’s Daughter
Winning Red: Dark strawberry blond
Oscar Moment: Best Actress for Terms of Endearment
Winning Red: Vivacious red
Oscar Moments: Best Actress for Howards End and Best Writing for Sense and Sensibility
Years: 1992 and 1996
Winning Red: Golden orange
Oscar Moment: Best Actress for Dead Man Walking
Winning Red: Bold amber
Oscar Moments: Best Supporting Actress for Hannah and Her Sisters and Best Supporting Actress for Bullets Over Broadway
Years: 1987 and 1995
Winning Red: Honey red
Oscar Moment: Best Actress for The Hours
Winning Red: Blonde at the time of her win, Kidman will always be known for her stunning, ginger curls.
Oscar Moment: Best Actress in The Reader
Winning Red: Winslet lightened up for her Academy Award acceptance speech, but sported auburn tresses when originally nominated in 1998.
Oscar Moment: Best Actress in Erin Brockovich
Winning Red: Roberts accepted her Academy Award donning chestnut brown strands. Maybe she will nab her Oscar a friend this year as a strawberry blonde.
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