Miley Cyrus’s spikey pixie do has lit up the blogosphere. And, while the cut is cute, the reaction is not surprising; it’s a marked departure from her former long locks. However, she’s hardly the first celebrity to surprise the public with an extreme hair style change. Here are 11 more:
While some people criticized Emma Watson's super-short pixie cut, Watson told US Magazine that it felt amazing. She'd spent her teen years maintaining long hair for the Harry Potter films, and was ready for a change.
Natalie Portman shaved her head, with startlingly beautiful results, for her role in V for Vendetta.
Demi Moore shaved head for her role in G.I. Jane.
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis cut his waist-length hair short and a symbolic gesture when he decided to get clean of drugs and alcohol.
The members of Metallica, as part of their never-ending efforts to alienate their fans, tried cutting off all those long, totally metal, locks. It didn’t work.
Ginnifer Goodwin has secretly sported pixie-short hair for years. She has a wig clause in all of her contracts so that she is never stuck growing out a character haircut.
Sienna Miller cut her hair short in 2006 to play Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl.
Lovely actress Rooney Mara hardened her look for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by shaving her eyebrows and getting a jagged cut.
Former Disney sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens cut her long, wavy hair into a harsh chin-length cut for her role in Gimme Shelter in 2011.
Anne Hathaway, who has had long, chestnut hair forever, got her hair cut in a sleek pixie cut in April of this year.
Matt Damon shaved his head bald earlier this year for his role in Elysium.