This list of bald female celebrities includes actresses, musicians, and models who have shaved their hair for film roles or to give their image a unique hard edge. The famous bald women on this list have made media waves upon shaving their heads, though not always for the same reasons. While Natalie Portman was lauded for her close-crop - which was filmed in real time for V for Vendetta - who can forget Britney Spears's legendary meltdown that left her looking like a cueball?
Ruth Bell sauntered down the runway at Saint Laurent sporting a Courtney Love-like tiara perched atop her shaved head talk about a modern-day princess! It was an easy decision! The best part about having a buzz cut is that I now save so much money on hair products like shampoo and conditioner — having hair is expensive!
Shockwaves went through the fashion industry in the early nineties when Eve Salvail first appeared on the runway with a shaved head, her head bare save for a curled dragon tattooed on her scalp. Two decades later and long hair is still the default for new models, whose agents praise its versatility: With fashion shows and editorials requiring models to be quick-change artists, longer hair can more easily lend itself to the required transformations. As a result, agencies have historically preferred that models play it safe.
Their ultra-short, almost-bald styles made them stand out in a sea of some of the most beautiful women in the world, which should be justification enough for a beauty trend. Jenny Shimizu : One of the edgiest models of the '90s, Shimizu is as well known for her closely shorn hair as her affair with Angelina Jolie. She's currently married to fashion scion Michelle Harper.
Haircuts often invite conversation, but few have sparked such a change in the way that we perceive the notion of femininity than the buzz cut. With everyone from models Ruth Bell and Adwoa Aboah, to Kristen Stewart and Katy Perry taking the plunge, it seems the buzz cut ideally bleached blonde is the haircut du jour. In celebration of those that have shaved their heads and to inspire you if you're feeling like long hair is so over, check out our edit of the best female celebrity shaved head moments ever.
With her role as Imperator Furiosa in Mad MaxTheron proved a female action hero can kill it at the box office — no flowing hair or sparkly makeup necessary. Unlike many of the celebs on this list, the American Idol alum didn't shave her head for a role or for style — she did it to show solidarity for her childhood best friend who was battling breast cancer. See how prettily short hair shows off the singer's face?
You are beautiful with or without it. This generation of women are turning the idea of femininity on its head, quite literally. How a woman perceives herself and portrays herself is changing and many are finding the courage to rid themselves of what society naturally believes makes a woman feminine. I am one of those women who said no to the normal constructs of society.
By her 15th birthday, as her condition become more severe, Bamberger said she decided to shave her head. I was able to embrace who I am," she said. Now bald and proud, Bamberger was introduced through her work with The Children's Alopecia Project to a line of products from Comprehensive Cranium Care made just for her and others who are bald.
For those in the number 2 clipper club, a shaved head is more than a haircut; it's a statement. As model Jourdana Phillips told us, backstage at the Victoria's Secret show in Paris, "I no longer feel forced to adhere to society's beauty standards and feel free to do as I please,"—a sentiment shared by many women with the gender-norm-defying haircut. Similarly, when Internet trolls criticized Jada Pinkett Smith for allowing daughter Willow's shave, she fired back on Facebook: "Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair.