Simonetta Vespucci

Numerous painters form the Renaissance period had for models red haired women, or light blond, as ginger hair was an important beauty criteria at this time.

La VénusFor his world famous painting The Birth of Venus (1486), Sandro Botticelli used Simonetta Vespucci as a model, who was nicknamed “Bella Simonetta” and was renowned for being the greatest beauty of her age