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8 Actresses Who Shaved Their Heads For Movie Roles

Updated October 1, 2019 34.1k views8 items

List RulesActresses who shaved their heads specifically for a film role.

We are all guilty of sitting in front of the movie screen and using the phrase "I could have done it better." But when you go behind the scenes and look at the sacrifices actors and actresses have to make in order to truly dedicate themselves to their characters, do we realize the lengths they go to? And boy does it pay off! From Karen Gillan's Guardians of the Galaxy hairstyle shocker, we look at the drastic hairstyle changes that Hollywood's most beautiful actresses have undergone.

However not all sacrifices were worth it! Looking at Demi Moore's Razzie award for worst-actress in G.I. Jane, we can't help but feel sorry for her. But all is not lost, for these fine women expressed feelings of liberation and insight after loosing their hair and wore their bald heads high and proud. So check out this list of all the actresses who have ever shaved their heads, specifically for movie roles.
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  • Charlize Theron
    Photo: Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros. Pictures
    Charlize Theron, the South-African born actress, shaved her head for her role in the 2015 movie Mad Max: Fury Road. She has described the experience as "freeing."
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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  • Anne Hathaway
    Photo: Les Misérables / Universal Pictures
    Although she didn't go completely bald, Hathaway's role in Les Miserables is worthy of a mention. In 2012, Hathaway played the fallen heroine, Fantine, and has confessed in interviews that parting with her hair was more stressful than any other stunt she has had to pull off.
    • Age: 33
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Natalie Portman
    Photo: V for Vendetta / Warner Bros. Pictures
    Natalie Portman is known for her incredible ability to dedicate herself 100% to any role she chooses, such as in Black Swan. She also shaved her head to play Evey in the dystopian movie V for Vendetta. 
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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  • Natalie Dormer
    Photo: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 / Lionsgate Films
    Natalie Dormer, known for her role as Margaery Tyrell in the "Game of Thrones" series, shaved half her head to play Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Reading, United Kingdom

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