We're more used to seeing female stars with perfectly styled and coiffed longer hair than with really short hair. There are thousands of tutorials out there for fans trying to replicate their notable hairstyles. But these select few famous women have gotten buzz cuts - and totally rocked it!
This stunning, award-winning actress completely shaved all her hair off for her role in the 2006 movie "V for Vendetta." Her head was shaved on-screen during a scene when her character, Evey Hammond, was being imprisoned and tortured (later revealed to be staged by V for purpose of freeing her from fear). For this role, she received the Best Actress award at the 2007 Saturn Awards. Natalie Portman still looked gorgeous with her buzz cut!
Grammy Award-winning musical artist, Erykah Badu, has rocked an eclectic array of hairstyles from full afros and beautifully wrapped hair to braids and unique hairstyle combinations. With closely-cropped hair, the Queen of Neo-Soul looks especially regal.
This edgy English model is known for her trademark short blonde locks. By 17, she already had her head shaved. "I've had short hair since I was 13, and when I was 17, I had a skinhead," she admitted. This model honestly looks striking at any hair length.
For her role as the famously tragic Fantine of "Les Miserables," Anne Hathaway shaved her head and became rail-thin. "Les Miserables" ended up being the highest grossing movie musical worldwide, with over $430 million made in the box office. Anne Hathaway also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress! Although we do miss her longer hair, it looks like the haircut paid off.
This actress isn't afraid of transforming herself for the big screen. She gained 30 pounds for her role as a female prostitute who commits a string of murders in the 2003 movie "Monster." She also shaved her head for her role as Furiosa in "Mad Max 4: Fury Road." What were her thoughts on the dramatic hair transformation? "It's the most freeing thing, I highly recommend it. I think every woman should do it," she encouraged. She still looks fierce!
Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver shaved her head for one of her roles in the "Alien" franchise. In "Alien 3," her character is an inmate in prison who must blend in with male prisoners. Thankfully, she grew out her hair for the fourth Alien movie - but she still looks awesome in this one.
Spunky daughter of actor and musician Will Smith, Willow Smith, showed off her new 'do in 2012. Though she's just a young teenager, she's already sported an impressive array of different hairstyles: neon green hair, long extensions, and partially shaved styles. When she shaved her hair, Will Smith commented, "We let Willow cut her hair . . . If I teach her that I'm in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she's going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world."
Cate Blanchett shaved her head to play Philippa in the 2002 movie, "Heaven." She described the experience as "liberating." Also, as of 2012, rumor has it that Cate is planning to shave her head again for her upcoming role in a new Woody Allen movie.
This high-profile model, and mother of Wiz Khalifa's son, rocks the unconventional style well. As her trademark look, the short hair has been with her for a while now. The very short cut adds even more personality to her distinctive style.
She famously shaved her hair for her role in the 1997 movie "G.I. Jane." The movie was a box office success, making a total of$97,169,156 worldwide! While she has sported long hair ever since, Demi still looked fabulous with a buzz cut.
These women added some edge to their looks with their unusually short hair. They all had the courage to try out a completely different look. Some learned from their less-than-flattering buzz cuts, others owned them. What exciting hairstyles will they have in the future?