Take a look at the latest crop of up-and-coming starlets and you're bound to notice a theme: blond hair. Here are just a few members of Hollywood's flaxen mafia.
Blake Lively got her start in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," but she's probably better known her role as Serena van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl." On the red carpet, Blake's long blond hair has become something of a trademark. It's definitely earned her some attention. Not only is "Gossip Girl" a teen obsession, Blake was recently named one of Glamour magazine's "50 Most Glamorous" women of 2009.
On "90210," AnnaLynne McCord plays a spoiled brat who maybe — just maybe — has a heart of gold.
In real life, AnnaLynne's Barbie-blond hair gives her all the Beverly Hills street cred she needs.
Hayden Panettiere is one of Hollywood's hottest — and blondest — young celebrities.
The 19-year-old "Heroes" star once said, "I find it funny to watch people patronize me or think I'm dumb because I'm blond and young."
Trust us, Hayden, we would never dream of thinking such a thing.
Let Lauren Conrad rule "The Hills," Whitney Port is all about "The City."
The light-haired L.A. native has made a big name for herself by crossing coasts and starring in her own reality spin-off set in the Big Apple.
Song-and-dance-loving tweens probably know Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay from the "High School Musical" movies. Although Ashley's a natural brunette, she prefers to keep it blond, saying, "It suits my personality. I guess I was a brunette with a blond personality."
On "Friday Night Lights," Aimee Teegarden plays the innocent-looking daughter of football coach Eric Taylor.
Now that the show has been picked up for a third season, slobbering fans everywhere can rejoice.
At only 19 years old, Taylor Swift has taken the country music world by storm. We know she's all about the music, but we suspect Taylor's success might also have a little something to do with that flowing blond hair.
"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson usually keeps her hair a strawberry shade of blond. The actress, who has served as the face of brands like Chanel and Burberry, was also accepted to Yale University for this fall. Go ahead, tell her a dumb blonde joke. We dare you.
Platinum-blond Taylor Momsen is earning a name for herself as one of Hollywood's most fashion-forward young actresses. She also has a band, The Pretty Reckless, and has been named one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People of 2009.
Don't just call her the blonder Olsen twin. Ashley Olsen is establishing her own identity and focusing on a career in high-fashion design.
Along with her sister, Mary-Kate (how could we not mention Mary-Kate?) Ashlee is ranked as one of the richest women in entertainment. Basically, she could get a root touchup every day. If she wanted to.
From "Veronica Mars" to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," Kristen Bell has kept her hair a sunny shade of blond. The petite starlet once joked, "'I've got more junk in the trunk than most 5-foot-1 blond girls." Considering she's made Maxim's Hot 100 list, we think it's not much of a liability.