Subscriber Account active since. Charlize Theron in "Monster" ring any bells? And what better way for a beauty-obsessed actress to show the world she's willing to commit to a role percent than for her to shave off her beloved, well-kept locks? Jane" and Natalie Portman went all the way for "V for Vendetta. Cynthia Nixon debuted her new bald 'do on "Live! Though Nixon did battle breast cancer in real life, the actress chose to shave her head for her new role of a cancer stricken poetry professor in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of "Wit.
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These iconic cuts leave a lasting impression, even years after movies are released. Somehow, Natalie Portman made a lack of hair into an iconic style. In "V for Vendetta," V shaves Evey's head as part of an elaborate Totally a lesson.
Despite the fact that we can digest all manner of unorthodox hairstyles and outlandish beauty trends, a shaven head on a woman is still a look that causes shock. The paradox is that while the rest of the female anatomy has become increasingly hairless - while it has become de rigueur to depilate and Brazilianise - long tresses have remained nigh-on compulsory, as if the power of a woman's beauty might be negated by cutting her hair. Let us call it the Samson effect.
Celebrities are no strangers to undergoing radical transformations for certain roles, including shaving their heads and losing most, if not all, of their hair. Whether they're playing an astronaut, a criminal, or a cancer patient, stars like Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Tom Cruise, and Angelina Jolie have all shaved their heads for a role. While most celebrities tend to let their hair grow back out after filming, some have continued to keep a short cut even after the project has wrapped. Read more : Sandra Bullock admitted she had a crush on 'Speed' costar Keanu Reeves, and the actor just confirmed it was mutual. Nixon played a cancer patient, and received rave reviews for her performance in