9 Actresses Who Went Bald For Movie Roles

It’s weird how much power we still give to hair in this day and age. You’d think we’d be over that by now, but no. Long hair is still praised on women, and whenever we cut it short it’s still considered to be a controversial move. Especially when it’s done by celebrities. It’s surprising how much people care about someone’s hair or lack of it, and why they feel the need to voice their opinions on it. So, as you can probably imagine, when an actress chooses to shave all of her hair off – it’s a HUGE deal. Let’s take a look at 10 actresses who went bald for movie roles.

1. Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange
If you’ve seen Doctor Strange you’ll know that Tilda plays ‘the Ancient One’ and is completely bald in the movie. With a film that relies heavily on special effects you’d think she could’ve just worn a bald cap or used some special effects or smth, but no, Tilda chose to actually shave her head in order to make her character seem more authentic. Being the mischievous lady that she is, Tilda shaved her head and kept it secret because “It would be such fun if people don’t know anything.”

2. Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Karen Gillan is most known for playing a Doctor Who companion called Amy Pond. Her long red hair was her signature look, but she shaved her head for the role of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy. She didn’t actually think she was going to get it, but shaved her head before she even got the part, because she thought it would help her get the role. And it sure did. She was also very nonchalant about revealing her bald head by just taking off her wig at Comic-Con while she was on a panel.

3. Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road
Charlize shaved her head to play the character of Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max:Fury Road. Not only did she shave her head, but she also donned a mechanical arm, fought like a pro and handled guns like a badass. The effort definitely payed off, since her character became iconic pretty much immediately. Regarding the experience of shaving her head the actress said she found it to be very liberating. “I highly recommend it. I think every woman should do it” – said Theron.