Blondes More Warlike Than Brunettes 

Multi-talented blonde Reese Witherspoon became one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses playing a ditzy sophomore who’s really smart in the Legally Blonde movies.

Dubbed “Little Miss Type A” by her family when barely out of kindergarten, she has carried on the family joke by naming her production company Type A Films.

Like Dolly Parton before her, she’s a role model for blondes who are warriors rather than wimps – and according to a new study, they’re performing to aggressive type.

Get More Attention

The University of California study found blondes are more likely to display a “warlike” streak because they attract more attention than other women and are used to getting their own way — the so-called “princess effect”.

Even those who dye their hair blonde – like Dolly – quickly take on these attributes, experts found.

The research, reported on Times Online, was designed to discover whether women who are judged more attractive than others are also more likely to lose their tempers to get what they want.

Prepared To Fight

“We expected blondes to feel more entitled than other young women — this is southern California, the natural habitat of the privileged blonde,” said Aaron Sell, who led the study which has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. “What we did not expect to find was how much more warlike they are than their peers on campus.”

The researchers believe this is a useful measure of how far women are prepared to fight for their own interests.

The study, which examined links between confidence and aggression, involved 156 female undergraduates.

It showed that blondes were more likely to be treated better than other women and were more willing to “go to war”. However, they were less likely than brunettes or redheads to get into a fight themselves — possibly to ensure they preserved their looks.

Blonde Bubble

The research did confirm one theory: when male students were asked to rate the attractiveness of their female counterparts, blondes gained the highest scores.

Sell suspects that blondes exist in a “bubble” where they have been treated better than other people for so long they do not realise that men, in particular, are more deferential towards them than other women.

“They may not even realise they are treated like a princess,” Sell said.