When a celebrity adopts an unconventional new hairstyle, it always makes headlines, and nothing attracts more curiosity or comments than a shaved head, especially when the head in question belongs to a woman.
But the words "shaved" and "bald" tend to throw around too often these days for haircuts that bear little resemblance to bald ones, haircuts that you would never call shaved if you had a man. If we want to be picky, shaving requires a razor, and baldness usually means a smooth head. Is it because we are so committed to the idea that women need long, luxurious hair, of which everything that is much shorter is bald? Is it just creative press exaggeration? You decide for yourself.
To illustrate, here is a selection of famous women who are said to have been bald at some point in their careers. Do we find out who was really shaved and who wasn't?
Persis Khambatta (Star Trek: The Movie) – Unmistakably completely and completely shaved. I would go so far as to declare Persis the standard for celebrity female baldness. It had a smooth, bald, completely bald dome. They don't come much smoother than the model and former beauty queen was around 1978-79. Years after her death, it is still the image that is most closely associated with her.
Britney Spears – She hummed to the skin, but Britney stopped shaving her noggin. Why cutting hair off of all the stupid things Britney did back then is the ultimate evidence of madness? It is undoubtedly one of the friendliest.
Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta) – A really nice combination. Someone who already has a fanbase of horny fanboys and is usually considered hot is shorn for part of a movie and rocks the stubborn look both on and off the screen. There are definitely parallels to Persis, and Portman might have done it for the female buzzcut, which Persis did for bald women, but let's be honest. Natalie Portman was not bald.
Amber Rose – The pale blonde hair creates an illusion of baldness for the casual viewer, and she sometimes hums it pretty close to the scalp, but she's not bald. As a model and prominent friend, she seems to criticize her extreme hairstyle. I think she looks fantastic, if not the kind of girl I would take home to meet my mother.
Cassie, Rihanna and the rest of the girls – The single clipper page is an interesting look that gets attention, but come on. It doesn't even come close to being bald.
Sigourney Weaver (Alien 3) – buzz very close but not smooth. I admired her reaction when asked to pull her hair out for the film. She wanted more money. Good for you. I can never decide whether Sigourney looks good or not, but then I can never decide whether I find Sigourney attractive or not. Their attraction seems to change from film to film, and I can never quite figure out why.
Maggie McOmie (THX 1138) – Maggie could be up for debate. She shaved thoroughly before the shoot began, but we mostly see her with different amounts of peach lint on the screen. I guess she counts as shaved because she really shaved her head.
Demi Moore (G.I. Jane) – This is another gray area. She was not bald for the film. She cut it on the screen with hair clippers and spent the rest of the film just a bit stubble, which technically didn't make her bald. After Demi finished making the film, she shaved her head smoothly in her spare time and performed with her shaved dome in public. Pretty cool.
Bai Ling (Anna and the King) – Shaved for sure. Bai Ling is another one who has some real guts because her jet black hair reached above her butt when she shaved her head and it was just for a bit of real baldness on the screen.
Joan Chen (You Seng: Temptation of a Monk) – Joan not only shaved his head, but we also see a bit of foam-free razor in this Asian streak. Chen's character, a kind of bounty hunter, poses as an initiate to enter a temple where a fugitive general claims to be a monk. Chen shaved his head for a short part of the film. Another really bald dome, and not a bad film either.
Samantha Morton (Minority Report) – Although she was described in the media as bald or shaved at the time, Samantha Morton was excited about the role of Agatha before she appeared. Definitely not bald.
Annie Burgstede (Smallville) – A bald pie seems to be a reasonable move for a character obsessed with Lex Luthor, but actually doing it and actually doing it is more than I expected Smallville to do. I have to greet every woman who would shave her head completely bald for the last act of an hour-long TV episode. In Burgstede's case, which is a teen drama full of beautiful people and she's the bald guy who shares a scene with a perfectly coiffed Erica Durance, that's twice as bad. Pretty brave.
Virginia Hey (Farscape) – In Mad Max 2, she was the hot woman with the crossbow and the big, golden hair of the 80s. And in the 90s, she adopted a hairless pie to play an alien hottie (persistones) in the Farscape series. She was already in love with the role when the topic of shaving came up, and she was ready to do it. What is really impressive here is the commitment. It's one thing to shave your head for a role in a movie or single episode, but it's quite another to do it for a series that may leave you bald for most of the next four or five years have to.
Linh Dan Pham and Simona Maicanescu (Dante 01) – Both women and the entire cast have been shaved clean for this French science fiction film. I'm not entirely sure why that was, except to give things a sterile, dystopian look. It was reminiscent of both THX 1138 and Alien 3.
Delphine Chaneac (Splice) – With all the digital tricks that the filmmakers used to turn this adorable French actress into a genetically modified human-animal chimera, you almost expected them to fake the bald man too, but it's the real deal , Chaneac apparently had no concerns about shaving his head and enjoyed being bald. And despite the somewhat unnatural nature of her character, she manages to be very pretty in a creepy way.
Robin Tunney (Empire Records) – Not shaved, but a short buzz on the screen cut with clippers for the role of a troubled teenager. A memorable scene in an otherwise unforgettable film.
Judith Light (Wit) – Judith Light from the 80s sitcom Who & # 39; s the Boss got his head shaved for the role of Prof. Vivian Bearing in this drama, like many other actresses did, years to play in many productions of the play on the Internet. A professional stage play is another potentially long-term commitment to staying bald, and this was a drastic change from the bald blonde hair of the 80s that we all remember.
Emma Thompson (Wit) – Thompson was shaved for the role of the camp in Wit's HBO television film.
Sofia Vassilieva (my sister's keeper) – The teenage actress had her hair and eyebrows shaved for a cancer patient. Vassilieva said at the time that it was the least she could do for such a wonderful figure, and it gave her a better idea of what her figure was going through. Compare that to her partner Cameron Diaz, who chose a latex cap that gave her a bloated, slack alien head. And yet Diaz managed to look anything but realistic, to make headlines for her "bald" look. Imagine that.
There are, of course, many more women in show business who have shaved or curled their hair in public, on stage, on screen or in the media, but the ones listed here do it well enough. If you know others, decide if they really shaved.
Remember it's shaved and buzzing, but bald heads never count … ever.