Contrary to the unfair stereotype, women with fair hair have actually better IQ than brunettes and redheads. According to a recent study conducted at Ohio State University, the average IQ of natural blondes is 103.2 while brunettes can boast of having only 102,7. Gingers rank third with the average 101.2 score. This is why the popular prejudice that blondes are ‘dumb’ is nothing but stupid. Of course, they are not smarter than others, but you can say with certainty they are not any dumber. The compelling results of the study offer us a different perspective and a more complete view on the blondes who’ve shaped the popular culture.
While the ‘dumb blonde’ jokes may seem harmless to someone, the stereotype can have a real-life impact on education, hiring, and career promotion. When it comes to Hollywood and show business in general, fair hair has never been an obstacle. On the contrary, it was a golden ticket that could open many doors. However, it is to a large extent Hollywood’s exploitation of the ‘blonde bimbo’ image that is to blame for diminishing intellectual abilities of women with blonde hair. This is why we didn’t put Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot on the list because their on-screen personas rather further widened the abyss of public ignorance towards blondes that resulted in oversexualization and oversimplification of the fair hair gene bearers. The women on this list have manages to overcome the obstacles of being a typical blonde in the deadly mire of show business.
Better known for her femme fatale roles in film noirs of the 1940s era, she popularized the so-called peek-a-boo hairstyle – a cascade of golden locks that obscured her heavy lidded eye. Of course, there had to be more to her iconic status than just that ‘dangerous’ hairstyle. A kitten with a demon’s soul on the silver screen, Veronica got the reputation of a very difficult person to work with. She suffered from schizophrenia and considered acting as a treatment. Unfortunately, in addition to heavy drinking. The poisonous combination eventually brought her career to disruption.