Women look great with long hair. However, when a woman cut her hair short (really short), it can be a controversial move. When an actress chooses to shave all her hair off, it can cause a big news to the entertainment industry. Let’s take a look at 9 beautiful actresses who decided to went bald for motion picture roles.
Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3
Sigourney Weaver notoriously shaved her head for Alien 3, and that motion picture earned more than $25 million in the opening weekend. Sigourney stated that shaving her head made her feel lighter, which it definitely helped her bring out a more susceptible side.
Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange
If you’ve seen Doctor Strange, you will know that Tilda plays ‘The Ancient One’. She is totally bald in the film. Instead of wearing a bald cap, Tilda decided to shave her head in order to make her character seem more authentic.
Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta
To take on the role of Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta, Natalie Portman has to shave her head in front of the camera and she only had one take. Natalie needed to act through it and she did it remarkably. To this day, that scene is considered to be among the most heart-wrenching haircuts in the movie theatre.
Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy
Karen Gillan is most well-known for playing Amy Pond in Doctor Who. Her long red hair was her signature appearance, however, she shaved her head for the movie role function of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road
Charlize shaved her go to play the character of Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. Not only did she shave her head, she also wore a mechanical arm, battled like a pro and handled weapons like a badass. Concerning the experience of shaving her head, the actress stated she discovered it to be really liberating. “I extremely suggest it. I believe every lady needs to do it”, said Theron.
Ellen Page in Mouth To Mouth
Ellen Page, the Canadian actress you probably know from Juno, also had to shave her head in the motion picture called Mouth to Mouth. Even though the film isn’t really extremely well-known, it was her first lead function. She played as a teenager living on the streets, who signs up with a gang of runaways. In the movie, Ellen’s hair gets shorter and shorter with time. By the end of the movie, she is entirely bald.
Cate Blanchett in Heaven
Cate Blanchett shaved her head for a movie role in a film called Heaven. She played an instructor who chooses to take on the leader of the drug cartel after her partner and a few of her students pass away of an overdose.
Demi Moore in G.I.Jane
Demi Moore shaved her head to play Jordan O’Neill in G.I.Jane. In the film, her character is breaking all odds to avoid gender expectations and prove that she can be a Navy Seal. She shaves her head in an effort to be taken more seriously and show she’s got the quality to be on the job. Sadly, the film wasn’t a success. In fact, Demi Moore got a Razzie Award for the Worst Actress for her work in G.I.Jane.
Robin Tunney in Empire Records
Robin Tunney shaved her locks off to act as a punk kid with emotional problems. And what could possibly be more punk than a shaved head, right? Empire Records wasn’t a big success, but it certainly was a great step for Robin. Later, she got a role in a horror movie The Craft.