Hair is something that is very dear to women. They spend lots and lots of time and money on grooming their hair and see the hair as part of something that forms their identity. Women’s hairs have been romanticized in history, on screen and in poetry since ancient times.
But when a woman decides to chop off their long locks, most of times they are for reasons other than voluntary. When celebs do it however, most of the times it is for a movie role or for bringing awareness for a health concern.
Here are 9 celebs that went bald for personal or professional reasons.
1. Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan is an actress famous for her portrayal of Amy Pond on Doctor Who. The actress who is a red head, decided to chop the hair off in order to play the villain in Marvel’s Guardians of the galaxy. She played the character of Nebula and was covered in blue paint and shaved head.
She even uploaded the video of her getting her head shaved on YouTube.
2. Jessie J
Singer Jessie J shaved her head for a British charity in 2013. The charity was Comic Relief and Jessie J shaved her head in order to raise money. Jessie J is famous for her hits like ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Price Tag’ look was well appreciated in every quarter of the media and she shaved her head again after splitting with her boyfriend in 2015.
3. Charlize Theron
South African beauty and Oscar award winner Charlize Theron decided to cut her luscious locks in order to play Furiosa, a female badass in the 2015 remake of Mad Max, named Mad Max: Fury Road. After the director of the movie, George Miller found it difficult to find a look that was suitable for Theron; she herself suggested to cut off her hair and created her own look.
4. Demi Moore
Another actress who looks good with hair on her head is Demi Moore. Best known for her stripper act in 1996’s Striptease, Moore went bald for her role in G.I.Jane. The movie was directed by Ridley Scott and she portrayed the first woman to undergo the US Navy special Warfare training. Her brave act of losing her hair did nothing for her and she ended up winning a Razzie for the movie, an award set up to be given to the worst performances in the movies.
5. Cynthia Nixon
Famous for her role in the TV show Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon decided to shave her head for a Broadway play called Wit. Nixon is a well-known stage actress and she also went on to receive a Tony nomination for her role. She played Vivian Bearing, an English professor dying of ovarian cancer.
6. Britney Spears
Once she was supposedly the Queen of pop, but in 2007 Britney Spears went through a mental breakdown. She had a very public divorce with Kevin Federline and pressure of her career led her to shaving her hair off for no reason at all.
She then got into a fight with paparazzi outside the salon and people seem to think that she lost her mind. But slowly and surely, she has made a successful comeback and also grew her hair back.
7. Sigourney Weaver
We associate Sigourney Weaver with the Alien franchise and it was her, who made bald headed women look kickass, when she chopped off her curly hair for the third installment of the Alien franchise.
Director of the movie, David Fincher asked Weaver to shave off her head to give some ruggedness to the already tough Ellen Ripley. Weaver later revealed that she had to shave her head every two days in order to keep the same look in the movie for continuity purpose.
8. Amber Rose
Model Amber Rose is known for her bald look and also for dating rapper Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa. Her bald head with a fuzz of hair is now synonymous with her look that she is unrecognizable in her earlier pictures with hair. Amber Rose stands out because of her look and it is something that she has been maintaining for some time now.
9. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is considered as one of the most beautiful and intelligent actresses in Hollywood. She is also an Academy award winner and she shocked everyone when she shaved her head in order to star in the movie V for Vendetta in 2005.
Her hair were cut and shaved in a very powerful and moving scene in the movie and the interesting part is that the scene was canned in a single take. Portman rocked the short hairdo for a while afterwards and she looked even more beautiful in that look.