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A list of films in which characters have unusual colored hair.


  • In 101 Dalmatians Cruella De Vil has half black/half white hair, symbolic of her plot-driving obsession.
  • Beauty in Aachi and Ssipak has blue hair.
  • In Bolívar, el Héroe, nearly all the characters have weird hair colors: purple, green, blue, orange or purely red.
  • Goth Kid from The Book of Life, dyes his hair purple.
  • Babs in Chicken Run has a blue fringe-like comb. Fowler even has a grey-tinted comb to show his older age.
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  • Coraline has brown hair that she dyes blue. Not a Shy Blue-Haired Girl though.
  • Emily, the eponymous Corpse Bride, has blue hair, which sort of makes sense considering she's dead.
  • In the Disney Fairies, Tinker Bell's friend, Silvermist, has hair that is blue. MOST people would argue that it's a dark shade of black. However, in the books, her hair is REALLY blue, and some of Tink's friends have odd hair colors too, like Prilla, who's hair is a really bright shade of orange. Also, you can make your fairy have weird hair colors in the game.
  • Atzi, The Chick of the main trio of The Guardians of the Lost Code, has pink hair.
  • Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979) had green hair.
  • In the sixth Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf film, Princess Blue, befitting of her name, has blue hair.
  • Most of the characters in Sky Blue have fairly sensible hair, but Jay has unnatural red hair, Cade's is white, and Maya's is green. Zed has mauve hair, but since he's a punk with a long tube of hair extending from the top of his head, it's likely to be dyed.
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  • All of the babies in Storks have unnatural hair colors.
  • The appropriately-named "Blue" in We Are the Strange.
  • Wreck-It Ralph: Many of the Sugar Rush racers have odd hair colours, as befits their confectionery themes and the game's Japanese origin. For example, Minty Zaki has green hair; Snowanna Rainbeau has a rainbow-coloured afro.


  • The girl mook from The 6th Day changes hair color every time she dies/gets cloned.
  • The 1948 film The Boy with Green Hair is about a boy with...well, guess. A young Dean Stockwell plays the boy in question, who is ridiculed and attacked by his neighbors after his hair inexplicably turns green overnight. He later finds out that it turned green because his parents were killed in The Blitz, and his hair will make him noticeable so he can teach people that war is bad.
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  • Disney's Descendants has the main characters' colour coding extend to hair colour as well as wardrobe: Evie has blue hair, Mal's is purple (though she briefly goes blonde in the sequel, then back to magenta), and Carlos has pure white hair with dark roots. Jay is the only one of the four Villain Kids to escape the trope.
  • Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind also alternates between blue, red, and green hair over the course of the film, but the film has Anachronic Order, so you actually see this in the wrong order. It's also a good rule of thumb as to what point in time you're at when the film starts jumping around.
  • Leeloo from The Fifth Element has neon orange hair. In his review, Roger Ebert noted that Leeloo "comes into existence with flaming red hair already dark at the roots (those cells remember everything)."
  • Pretty much every Capitol-character in The Hunger Games.
  • In M.F.A., Noelle wears a pink wig as a disguise when she goes to the frat party to seduce and murder Mason. This scene is used on all of the posters and box art.
  • Pacific Rim. In a clear homage to this trope in anime, Mako Mori has blue highlights on her Sci-Fi Bob Haircut. According to Word of God, she dyes her hair to match the coat she wore as a child during the attack on Tokyo when her family was killed, as a reminder.
  • Lola from Run Lola Run has bright Kool-Aid red colored hair.
  • Scott Pilgrim::
    • Ramona Flowers changes her hair color like every week and a half. Get used to it, dude.
    • Knives Chau puts a blue streak in her hair while failing to cope with breaking up. It's not there for long, because Todd punches the highlights out of her hair. He's a rockstar. He's not afraid to hit a girl.
  • Temporary version: In the fairy tale "Das singende, klingende Bäumchen" (films 1957 and 2016) the pretty but haughty princess is punished with moldy green hair. And since Anime fans might see this as an improvement over her golden locks, she also gets a royally big schnoz (much larger in 2016).
  • Velvet Goldmine: Brian Slade, when he isn't blonde, has jewel-tone blue Ziggy-cut hair. Or is that Maxwell-cut...
  • The Oompa-Loompas in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory have green hair and orange skin.
  • X-Men Film Series
    • Toad's hair in X-Men is a dark green tone.
    • Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United has blue hair. And skin!
    • The fur that covers Beast's body is blue. Before his Karmic Transformation, however, he was just a (somewhat) ordinary brunet — the color probably came from him using Mystique's DNA.
  • The title character has platinum blond hair in Ryuhei Kitamura's Zatoichi reboot. Blond hair. In Edo period Japan.
  • In Z-O-M-B-I-E-S, all the zombie characters have moss green hair. Addison also has unusually natural white hair which she hides under a blonde wig.


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