The internet’s been abuzz this week with news of actors chopping off their hair for their art. Dakota Fanning, who’s shooting a movie about a girl with leukemia, was spotted with a crop but it turned out to be a wig. So was Vanessa Hudgens, but she actually did the deed for a role in the upcoming film Gimme Shelter in which she plays a homeless girl. She told Access Hollywood that she looks like a “soccer mom.” We have to say we sort of agree with her. (Run out and get a pot of Sebastian’s Craft Clay, Vanessa.)
But it’s an honored tradition for actresses to go short for a role, and the beautiful thing about hair is that it grows back. Sometimes a short crop can even make a career: look at Mia Farrow who let Vidal Sassoon chop her hair for Rosemary’s Baby. And Agyness Deyn didn’t get any attention in the modeling world until she went short.
To celebrate the tradition of celebs going short–whether for a role or because of a life change–click through to see a roundup of everything from totally bald to the cutest of pixies.
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