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List of celebrities who wear wigs (with photos), loosely ranked by fame and popularity by crazy hair-loving fans like you. Many famous people wear wigs. Some celebrities love wigs because they can quickly change their hairstyle without waiting for their natural hair to grow. Other celebrities use wigs because they are dealing with hair loss. Several famous actors and actresses have worn wigs in popular films or on hit television shows.

Who is the most famous person who wears a wig? Angelina Jolie tops our list. Angelina Jolie wore several wigs in the film Salt. She is also rumored to wear a wig on the red carpet so that her hair appears full and luxurious. Beyonce Knowles is known for wearing various lace front wigs when she is out in public. Other black celebs who wear wigs and hairpieces include Rihanna and Amber Rose. 

Emilia Clarke wears a wig for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones. In real life, Clarke is a brunette. Robert Pattinson had to wear a wig during Twilight: Breaking Dawn reshoots because he had shaved his head for another role. Other celebrity women and Hollywood stars who wear wigs include Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, and Rachel McAdams.

What is your favorite style of wig? Are you surprised that any of the famous people on this list have wigs? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


Amber Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Wear Wigs
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Model Amber Rose stepped out in a waist length brunette wig in West Hollywood in September, 2015.

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Age: 34

Birthplace: South Philadelphia, United States of America

Profession: Socialite, Musician, Model, Actor

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Wear Wigs
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Beyonce Knowles wears various lace front wigs when she is out in public. In 2013, she posted a photo of herself on Instagram in which she was wig-free with short blonde hair.

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer Musician, + more

Credits: Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Great Gatsby, Dreamgirls, Epic

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Wear Wigs
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Rihanna is able to change her hairstyle frequently by wearing wigs. The "We Found Love" singer is rumored to be experiencing hair loss due to her constant use of wigs and weaves.

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados

Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist Singer

Credits: The Hangover, Wreck-It Ralph, 21, I Love You Man

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Wear Wigs
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Pop superstar Lady Gaga frequently wears wigs in public.

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Age: 31

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden, Machete Kills, Lady Gaga: Paparazzi

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Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Wear Wigs
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To have a fuller head of hair, Nicolas Cage wears a wig in many film roles. The actor says, "I really don’t get it. I’m not the only actor who has worn wigs in movies but for some reason they enjoy talking about it more with me. I don’t wear a wig in real life but I do enjoy playing dress up with different characters."

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Film Director

Credits: Leaving Las Vegas, National Treasure, Moonstruck, Kick-Ass

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Wear Wigs
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Angelina Jolie wore several wigs in the film Salt. She is also rumored to wear a wig on the red carpet so that her hair appears full and luxurious.

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt

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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Wear Wigs
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Gwen Stefani is rumored to wear a wig at certain public appearances, so that she doesn't have to constantly die her hair to prevent roots from showing.

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Designer Actor, + more

Credits: 50 First Dates, Click, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Confessions of a Shopaholic

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Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Wear Wigs
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Robert Pattinson had to wear a wig during Twilight: Breaking Dawn reshoots because he had already shaved his head for another role.

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Age: 30

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Model, Actor

Credits: Twilight, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Remember Me, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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