Anne Hathaway won her first Oscar, for Best Female Supporting Role, with her role in “Les Miserables,” a film for which she agreed to chop off her own hair in front of the camera. As it turns out, her pixie cut earned her icon status.
A new poll by the Hairdressing Council of Great Britain and Universal Pictures, conducted on 1,000 people, tried to determine the most influential onscreen haircut of all time, E! News reports.
As it turns out, it’s the pixie Anne got after shooting for the critically acclaimed film wrapped.
Jennifer Aniston, who usually leads in such polls – and not just with “The Rachel” –, came in second for her “laid back loose curls” in “Along Came Polly,” followed by Audrey Hepburn in “Charade.”
“The close-cropped cut is definitely popular among celebs, with Miley Cyrus and Ginnifer Goodwin among the gutsy Hollywood gals who have opted for the low-maintenance ‘do. More recently, Maggie Gyllenhaal debuted her own cute pixie,” E! writes, arguing that the pixie and short hair in general have seen a major boost in recent months.
Speaking of Anne’s decision to chop off her own hair in front of the camera to make a certain scene in the film more convincing, she once said that it was perhaps the most intense experience she ever had on a movie set.
She also joked that the cut she gave herself made her look like her gay brother, as we also reported back in November 2012.
“When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother,” she said.
Fans know that she not only cut her hair for the role that saw her make the most of her vocal skills as well: for the role of Fantine, she also lost a lot of weight, practically living on rice cakes for months before shooting started.