The old saying “blondes have more fun” is usually true. Just look at blonde stunners like Marilyn Monroe who’s in the history books as the most desirable woman ever. Or Gwen Stefani who still rocks at 46 and has a hot new boy toy. And Margot Robbie who’s all over the recent media. Women the world over color their hair to look like their idols, and will readily admit that blondes are considered more attractive, get more attention and better service. For every blonde out there, there are a bunch of copycats. Ever since Jayne Mansfield cloned Marilyn Monroe, Carolyn Bessette embodied Lady Diana, and just about every Playboy bunny has copied Pamela Anderson’s blonde locks.
But there’s an exception to every rule. Some blondes are not having more fun. Maybe it’s because they’re getting older. Maybe they’ve lost that special something. Or maybe they are eclipsed by another, better blonde like up-and-comer Gigi Hadid or Taylor Schilling. And brunettes can even give blonds a run for their money. Look at dark-haired beauties like Miranda Kerr, Sandra Bullock and Olivia Wilde. Read on to find out what blondes aren’t having more fun – and why!
15. Jennifer Aniston
Sure, Jennifer Aniston finally found love with Justin Theroux – and that’s great. But what’s happening with her career? The best use of her talents seem to be on those insufferable Aveeno commercials. She churns out movies faster than Superman can churn butter. And that’s not a good thing. Her movies are universally panned by critics and fans alike. She is raking in millions but that can’t go on forever. At some point Hollywood is going to stop offering her films, especially because she has a reputation of being hard to please. Meanwhile, her brunette bestie, Courteney Cox, may not be on the silver screen as much, but is more respected for her work on the hit series “Cougartown” and her production company.
14. Paris Hilton
Paris, Paris, Paris. That’s what the world said – ten years ago! The last big thing Hilton did was have a brief stint in prison… and she hasn’t made good on any of the charity work she proclaimed she’d do. Yes, she still comes to the opening of an envelope and still looks hot. But, the public is over her. She totally knows it and has been trying to claw her way back to the top. But Hollywood isn’t a very forgiving place – once you’re out, you’re out. There are plenty of girls that have already filled her shoes and done a better job: reality stars like the Kardashians; real singers like Taylor Swift; real actresses like Jennifer Lawrence; the list goes on and on.
13. January Jones
January Jones enjoyed years of success on Mad Men. Now that the show’s over, she’s kind of scrambling around for another project. It will likely be difficult for her because audiences viewed her in an unfavorable light since she played Betty Draper, who was often selfish and mean to her children. Critics had a mixed opinion on her acting chops, with Joan Rivers often referring to her acting as “wooden.” Jones now has to compete with her former co-stars, like Elisabeth Moss who has a thriving movie career, and Christina Hendricks who has already gone on to show her range in the world of comedy on Another Period. Jones is a stunner and is often compared to a young Grace Kelly, but it’s going to take a lot more than good looks for her to sustain her career.
12. Chanel West Coast
Chanel West Coast is most well-known for having the easiest job in TV since Vanna White – she is eye-candy for MTV’s hit show Ridiculousness. It’s an easy gig, because all she has to do is sit there, look pretty and laugh. But the fact is that the show hasn’t launched her into super stardom. Her rapping career has gone nowhere – that’s right, she’s a rapper. And neither has her modeling career. Things aren’t looking up because at 27 years of age, she’s getting a little old by Hollywood standards. She can’t scrape up much press unless it’s filing for bankruptcy as she did in 2012, or being placed under citizen’s arrest in 2015.
11. Anna Paquin
True Blood has been off the air since 2014 and what had Anna Paquin done afterwards? No one is too sure. There’s been some press about her starring in an ABC pilot produced by Reese Witherspoon, and she hinted at an upcoming movie with Liv Tyler – but none of this sounds too promising. Many stars try to rebound after a hit series with other projects and they usually flop. What might be getting in Paquin’s way is that she’s hard to cast. She was great as Sookie in True Blood but it’s difficult to find a successful vehicle for an average-looking actress in her mid-30s.
10. Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone will be forever remembered as one of the hottest women on the planet. She’s posed for Playboy, made several sexy films, and is also regarded as being highly intelligent. However, her days as an actress were gone years ago. Even getting raunchy in Basic Instinct 2 couldn’t revive her career – not even as a cult classic. What is likely most disturbing to Stone is that her beauty is also fading. She looks great – for her age. And she isn’t doing herself any favors with that short haircut, which only serves to age her more. Personally, Stone has also been humiliated. Her bizarre parenting tactics are frequently reported by the press.
9. Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl always had a high opinion of herself, so her haters were thrilled when her post-Grey’s Anatomy career tanked. She made the classic Hollywood mistake of leaving a hit show to pursue bigger dreams on the silver screen – then mucked it all up. Her movies weren’t any worse than the other garbage out there, but audiences just don’t like Heigel. In fact, she is often listed as one of Hollywood’s most unlikeable stars. The thing is, she brought it on herself by fighting with Grey’s Anatomy coworkers, criticizing her hit film Knocked Up and being belligerent about her liberal views. She recently had to sink so low as to beg the public to invest in one of her recent films via crowd-funding. Pathetic.
8. Julie Bowen
Julie Bowen, most famous for her role on the hit show Modern Family, is a star in her own right. However, she just can’t compare with her uber-sexy co-star Sofia Vergara. It’s fair to say that Vergara has stolen the spotlight. Not only does Vergara get more press, but she make more money – a lot more. Vergara’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million, while Bowen’s is $16 million, which is chump change by comparison. And Bowen isn’t even the second hottest lady on set, as Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter (who play her daughters) are always praised in the media for their beauty.
7. Jaime Pressly
Jaime Pressly of My Name is Earl fame is singing the blues. The show was only on for 4 seasons, and since then work has been scarce. Pressly has been reduced to doing reality TV on E! and made an unsuccessful attempt at jumpstarting her career on TVLand with the show Jennifer Falls. These days she can’t even fall back on her looks since she cut her hair short which gives her a decidedly unattractive style. This means her days of posing for Playboy are over, too. With Hollywood being so youth-focused these days, Pressly will likely fade into the same oblivion that other “it girls” have like Heather Graham and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
6. Britney Spears
No blond list would be complete without Britney Spears. Where to begin? Well, she hasn’t had a hit album in ages, and can’t shake the stigma of all her public meltdowns. To think that she’s ever going to re-capture her former glory is a joke. The only thing she has to hope for is a happy personal life. But it looks like that isn’t going to happen either. She had what looked to be a stable relationship with her manager, Jason Trawick, but it fell apart. She eventually moved on to a producer by the name of Charlie Ebersol, but the relationship only lasted eight months. To add insult to injury, Lindsey Vonn was spotted getting up close and personal with him not long after. Good thing she has her Vegas show to keep her occupied.
5. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus had the world on a string – years ago. She’s well on her way to becoming a has-been. Yes, she still gets some press for doing outrageous things: wearing wacky outfits, getting ugly haircuts, sticking her tongue out and having lesbian relationships. But these antics will only take her so far as she has no real career to continue her PR. It’s been eons since Hannah Montana was on TV, and the last hit song she had was “Wrecking Ball” which didn’t have staying power. She’s quickly running out of scandalous things to do, say and wear.
4. Dakota and Elle Fanning
Dakota and Elle Fanning were once promising young sisters who everyone thought would take the movie business by storm. Then, well, it just didn’t happen. First, Dakota was eclipsed by Elle’s burgeoning career. Then, Dakota got negative press for bad behavior, such as smoking and being difficult to work with. Finally, Elle made some decent pics like Maleficent and then…crickets. Usually Hollywood siblings have an added edge in the biz because they get twice the amount of press, but this just didn’t happen for the Fanning sisters. Also, they have a lot of competition from other young actresses like Chloe Grace Moretz and Bella Thorne. If something doesn’t happen fast, the sisters may soon discover that they peaked in their teens. Ouch.
3. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon will be remembered for eternity as Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde franchise – whether she likes it or not. She’s made a string of movies since then, but none have particularly captured the public’s attention. What’s more, she’s been embarrassing herself personally and professionally. First, it was her drunken antics that led to a disorderly conduct arrest caught on tape. Then, she suffered the humiliation of playing second-fiddle to Sofia Vergara in Hot Pursuit – a movie that went nowhere. Reese will likely continue to churn out a few more stinkers, but her days are numbered – a fact that must frustrate her since she’s been famous since her teenage years.
2. Blake Lively
Blake Lively has it all: a wonderful career, a hunky husband, and a beautiful baby girl….or so it seems. Apparently, there’s trouble in paradise. There have been reports that her marriage to husband Ryan Reynolds is on the rocks. Reports claim that they’ve been drifting apart due to their hectic work schedules, and were rarely photographed together during Lively’s pregnancy. Reynolds doesn’t exactly have a good track record with women, as he broke off an engagement with Alanis Morisette years ago, and his marriage to Scarlett Johansson ended in divorce. Interestingly enough, reports have also surfaced that Lively and Johansson are friends and trade parenting tips. One has to wonder if Johansson has given Lively an earful about Reynold’s shortcomings, and if this will sway Lively against him.
1. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera has tried her hand in just about every aspect of the media. She’s well known for her prowess as a singer, got a role alongside Cher in Burlesque, and has been a judge on The Voice. But all good things come to an end. Her singing career has seen better days, her movie with Cher flopped, and the latest word on the street is that she won’t be returning to The Voice – which will probably be the final nail in the coffin. What else is left for her? It seems like she’s run out of options. Plus, let’s just say her figure has seen better days. She can’t wow on the red carpet anymore, and probably has trouble getting a date since she isn’t the cute teeny-bopper she was in the 90s. Still, she will try to hold on to whatever she can to keep her name around. Perhaps a book or a reality show can sustain her career for a few more minutes.