Of course they can. Nicole Kidman was breathtaking wearing red in “Moulin Rouge” and more recently in her flaming red couture gown at the Oscars. Redheads like Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore often wear red and look absolutely sensational.
In reality “red” hair is more orange than red and these two colours (red and orange) work beautifully together. It’s much like mixing red and orange tulips in the same vase, (one of my favourite floral combinations). Redheads are not created equally. It’s a question of finding the shade that compliments your red hair in the best possible way. It is also a matter of individual taste. I personally love the striking effect of redheads in bright red.
There’s no getting away from the fact that this is an incredibly eye-catching combination. So if you’re a redhead and you love red, wear it with conviction and expect to be noticed.