Yellowstone’s Beth Dutton: A Look Beyond the Steely Glare

Yellowstone’s Beth Dutton: More Than Just a Blonde

Kelly Reilly captivates audiences on screen as the fiery Beth Dutton in Yellowstone. But away from the cameras, the 46-year-old actress maintains a private life. Here are some surprising facts fans might not know about the English star, including her dramatic hair transformations over the years.

Reilly’s acting career stretches back to the late 1990s, with her breakout role coming in 2018 as Beth Dutton. With over two decades in the spotlight, it’s no surprise there are older photos of her circulating online. These images reveal a striking difference in her appearance, particularly her hair color.

On Yellowstone, Reilly’s signature look is blonde hair. However, a photo from 1999 shows her with deep auburn locks, a style she sported for several years.


Her rise to fame came with her role in the cult French film L’Auberge Espagnole.

Reilly played the charming English student Wendy in Cédric Klapisch’s movie and its sequels. Fans have been amazed by her transformation over time, noting her youthful features in the first film with a gamine haircut.

Actress Kelly Reilly with red hair© Getty
Actress Kelly Reilly looked completely different in her younger years – © Getty

From L’Auberge Espagnole to Yellowstone

This year, Kelly celebrated the film’s anniversary by sharing a heartwarming Instagram post. It included a series of photos and a caption reflecting on her experience: “20 years ago, I got to work on a film called L’Auberge Espagnole. We returned for sequels over the years, and last year even did Salad Grecque for Amazon Prime. It’s been wonderful collaborating with director @cedklap and the cast who’ve become like family – @romainduris, Cecile de France, and @iamkevbish. Now it’s the next generation’s turn!”

Keilly Riley as Wendy in L’Auberge Espagnole

The Power of Social Media

Fans adored the glimpse into her career journey, leaving comments like: “Love watching you transform with each role! You’re ageless and seem like a blast to be around!” and “L’Auberge Espagnole is where I first saw you and @romainduris! Been a fan ever since.”

The Surprise Under the Hat


However, for viewers who only know Reilly from Yellowstone, her red hair might come as a surprise. Equally surprising is her British heritage, revealed during an interview with co-stars Kevin Costner and Cole Hauser. Fans took to social media in disbelief: “Wait, Beth is English?!” and “Hold on, that’s not Beth’s voice!”

Kelly Reilly is normally blonde
Kelly Reilly is normally blonde – Kelly Reilly © Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Beyond Beth Dutton

Kelly Reilly’s career proves there’s more to her than just her character on Yellowstone. From her brunette days to her captivating performances, she’s a talented actress with a rich history waiting to be discovered.

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