Gone are the days when only men used to keep their head shaved to look sexy. We have compiled ten women who totally changed the stereotype with their bald look. They took a bold move to prove that they don’t rely on their locks to look sexy. From fashion industry to music and films, these glam ladies have tasted their success with their bald look.
Here’s the countdown of top 10 gorgeous ladies who are bald and bold.
10. Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett is a two times Academy Award winner. This 45 years old actress is supposed to be one of the finest models of all time. She has around 25 years of experience in filmy career. She is appeared in some of the blockbuster films, including “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, “The Aviator”, “Babel”, “Blue Jasmine” and “The Lord of the Rings” franchise. She shaved her head for playing a role in “Heaven (2002)”. She proved that she can go to any height to perfect her roles.
9. Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan is a 26 years old Scottish model and actress who is known for her appearances in “Oculus”, “Doctor Who”, and “Another Happy Ending”. She shaved off her head totally to play her role as “Nebula” in the film “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Both her character and her look mixed well in the film and were appreciated well by her fans and critics. She also made way to FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women at No. 42 and No. 36 in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
8. Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler is a reality TV star and singer who stands at No. 8. She appeared in “American Idol” season 5 and won the hearts of her fans. She didn’t win the title but witnessed success across the world. She won Season 16 of “Dancing with the Stars” and launched 4 Superhit albums. The 28 years old artist plays American country music. However, instead of shaving head for fashion statement or playing a role in a film, she shaved her head off to support her friend Summer Holt Miller who underwent chemotherapy. On “Good Morning America” show, she did it.
7. Ebony Haith
She is the Cycle 1 contestant in “America’s Next Top Model”. Ebony Haith was one of the first women in the history of reality TV to rock the bald look. From the time when she participated, she got her killing look to look different from other contestants. This 35 years old model received the first call out in the show’s history. Despite taking some of the greatest pictures, she was eliminated. But she proved her hotness with bald look in modeling industry. She kept up with bald look and boldness.
6. Cynthia Nixon
She is one of the most internationally recognized TV personalities in the world. Her character “Miranda Hobbes” in “Sex & the City” led her to gain great fame. The 48 years old actress has proved her talent with a Grammy Award, two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award. She shocked the critics and fans with bald look to portray “Vivian Bearing” a poetry professor and a cancer patient. Her performance was appreciated well.
5. Diandra Soares
The 35 years old reality TV star and Indian model is one of few models who took bald look more than once. She had black curly locks and was already a famous model. When she was 20, she shaved off her head for the first time for fun but she was not accepted by fashion industry. She did it again 10 years later to get the same feeling again. But designers were fighting to work with her. In 2013, she shaved her head again for religious sentiments.
4. Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver has won 1 BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe awards, and nominated for Academy Awards for three times. She rocked her bald look in “Alien 3 (1992)”. The 65 years old actress gained huge fame as “Ellen Ripley” in “Alien” franchise across the world. She is known to be one of the finest action heroines of that time. She was nominated for Academy Award for her gender challenging role in “Best Actress” category, for the first time in an action, sci-fi, and horror franchise.
3. Jessie J
The English songwriter and singer, Jessie J rocked her shaved head look with more swag then other singers. The 26 years old singer is nominated for Grammy Award. She is now breaking the charts worldwide with her albums “Alive”, “Who You Are” and “Sweet Talker” and three successful tours. She became famous also for her social work. On March 15, 2013, she got her bald look for charity work to raise around 75 million pounds. She added “Even if it takes up to 2 years for hairs to grow back, it is worth it if someone is saved.”
2. Persis Khambatta
Indian actress, model and author Persis Khambatta ranked second in this list. She was the winner of Miss India 1965 pageant. Along with her modeling career, she is among the most successful and first Indian to be appeared in international films, such as “Megaforce”, “Nighthawks” and “Warrior of the Lost World”. She also played lead role in “Octopussy”, a James Bond franchise. She played most prominent role in “Lieutenant Ilia” in 1979 film “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” which was initially TV series.
She was excited for a TV series to become a movie but also realized that she had given up 5 years of her career. TV series was planned to be telecasted for 5 years. But she still got nominated for Saturn Award for her role. At the age of 49, she died of heart attack in 1998. She took her bald look when she was 31 which was the peak of her career. It was the bold and daring move for her. She is still recognized as a world icon.
1. Alek Wek
The South Sudanese-British designer and model Alek Wek has ranked 1st in this countdown due to her bold and bald look. She is among the top few models for holding the bald look for most parts of her career. The 37 years old model also promotes her bald look and inspires girls to get this look. This high fashion look of her made way to become the first choice of Victoria’s Secret, Issey Miyake, Moschino, Clinique, John Galliano, ShiatzyChen, Elle, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen, i-D Magazine, Vogue (Canada, Japan and German editions), Cosmopolitan, Forbes Magazine Africa, Ebony Magazine, Glamour, and other magazines. She is truly one of the living legends in modeling industry. She also introduced her handbag collection “Wek 1933”.