These celebrity women are proving that natural beauty is the best accessory by rocking gray hair on the red carpet.

There have been so many fads and fashion statements made on the red carpet of major industry events over the years. But one look that never goes out of style is women embracing themselves and their natural beauty as much as possible! For decades, leading ladies in Hollywood have stunned the red carpet not just because of their fashion choices, but also due to the thoughtful decisions they make to shirk unrealistic standards — in some cases, by showing off their natural gray hair as Diane Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Jodie Foster, and so many more have done in recent years.

MacDowell made some major headlines in 2021 when she attended the Cannes Film Festival in a dazzling Prada gown, with her hair styled with her natural, voluminous curls and gray color. Since then, the actress has loved rocking her grays and we love it too. MacDowell is totally feeling herself, and her longtime fans loved seeing her embrace this time in her life and her ageless beauty.

In 2024, she told Flowspace that going gray has been her favorite look to date. “I loved it,” she said. “I thought my eyes looked like a completely different color. I loved my skin tone and I just really wanted to do it. I had to do this for myself, ’cause you only get one life. And this was gonna bring me so much pleasure and joy.”

But there are so many more fabulous ladies who’ve done the exact same on the red carpet — and the style goes back further than you may think! Take a look through the photos to see more women who have shown off their natural gray on the red carpet and at major events over the years.

A version of this article was previously published in July 2021.