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28 female celebrities who have shaved their heads: photos – Insider


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Celebrities make headlines for changing up their looks all the time, but there is perhaps nothing more dramatic than when they shave their head.
Most recently, in May 2023, Florence Pugh debuted a shaved head beneath a towering Valentino headpiece at the 2023 Met Gala.
These 28 celebrities have found that shaving their heads can be liberating, life-changing, or just plain fun.
Pugh debuted her new ‘do on the Met Gala red carpet in 2023, but she had actually shaved her head weeks prior and had been wearing wigs to throw people off the scent.
“I thought, what is a better way than to release it at The Met with Pierpaolo [Piccioli],” she said on the red carpet, referring to Valentino’s creative director. “I’ve been keeping it under wraps for about three weeks now.”
She did it for her role in the upcoming film “We Live in Time,” in which she co-stars with Andrew Garfield. The film is already setting Twitter ablaze.
In fact, Portman actually shaved her head on set while filming.
“It was a one-shot deal, and that was the most stressful thing about the experience,” Portman told USA Today in 2006.
The film’s director, James McTeigue, added, “She knew the day was coming. I put three cameras on her, made sure the clippers weren’t stuck, and then we shaved her head. She loved it and kept rubbing her head.”
“I just finished working on a film called ‘Where Hands Touch,'” Stenberg wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post, Teen Vogue reported in 2017. “The story is about the experience of biracial children growing up in Nazi Germany. I shaved my head for the role. Feels really good.”
Stenberg also joked about feeling “aerodynamic” and reaching “ultimate speed.”
The 2018 movie, which tells the story of a romance between a member of the Nazi Youth and a biracial teenager, was accused by some critics of romanticizing Nazis. But its writer and director, Amma Asante, and Stenberg defended the film, saying they wanted to spotlight children of color who lived under Nazi rule, Variety reported.
Gillan dramatically revealed her shaved head during a Comic Con appearance in 2014. She’d been walking around the convention with a wig just to surprise all the fans at the “Guardians” panel by whipping it off on stage.
You can watch the “Domino” singer debut the look in this clip from Red Nose Day in 2013.
“I want to keep it like this for a bit, yes. I look like this on my album cover. I wanted to make a statement. I feel like there’s no point in shaving your head for charity if you’re then going to just grow it back the next day,” she told Glamour at the time.
Overall, King has shaved her head three times for roles — and she’d do it again.
“I would absolutely do it again,” she told Allure in 2022. “I think every woman should [shave their head] at least once in their life. I’ve never felt more free or more in tune with my beauty. I couldn’t hide behind my hair.”
“A lot of people made fun of me when I had my head shaved. A lot of people said really mean things. But when I had short hair, I actually felt more confident; I felt very powerful,” she continued.
Back in 2017, Palmer posted a selfie of her newly shaved head on Twitter with the caption “Haters will say it’s photoshopped,” with a couple of emojis, Essence reported.
Speaking to Refinery 29 that same year, she said, “I cut my hair for a couple of reasons. The first being, I wanted to start over. My texture has changed quite a bit over the years from all the things I’ve done to it. I really want to be able to let my hair rest and become its own thing. I also really wanted to be bald!”
Almost immediately after shaving it, she decided to dye her hair purple. “I’m really excited to see how I can assist in this change with my wardrobe,” she said.
In 2015, Theron shaved her head for practical reasons while playing Furiosa in the dystopian thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The film shot in the desert for months and long hair would have simply been too difficult to manage.
“After that, I was 20 minutes early to everything in my life,” she told People in 2015. “It was unbelievable, like how much time we spend on our hair. And then also, I think I emptied two garbage bags full of hair products and brushes. There’s something very freeing in that, for sure, definitely.”
She elaborated during a September 2009 appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” The Boombox reported.
“Realistically I was spending about $40,000 to $50,000 [on my hair],” she said, adding: “This phase in my life, I want to spend the time, the energy, and the money on something else and not in the hair salon.”
“When it’s a part like that, especially when it’s about cancer,” she told Elle in 2017, “I needed to feel what it would be like to have no hair. The way you look, I think, it’s so important to feel beautiful, no matter if you have hair. It doesn’t matter at all.”
She also called the decision “one of the most liberating things I’ve ever done. I really like it a lot. It’s been really amazing.”
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