New Hair Alert: Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan Shaves Her Head For New Role!

22 July 2013 by

With and without the nifty wig- K-Gill had us fooled, too!

When we spotted Karen Gillan’s shiny red locks sitting proudly on Friday’s Marvel panel at the Comic Con International in San Diego, we have to admit we were a teensy bit jealous. Vibrant, shiny colour styled in to a gorgeous shoulder length ‘do? Yep, green eyes all round! So, you can only imagine our total and utter shock when the 25-year-old actress whipped off the hairstyle, which was actually a WIG, revealing a new bald look! She certainly had us beauty ladies fooled…

The actress, who shot to fame as Amy Pond in the BBC’s cult Doctor Who series, has gone for the chop for her role in the 2014 Marvel flick ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.  Previously known for her gorgeous trademark red tresses, Amy now says of her new look, “It's liberating. I think everyone here should shave their heads.”

The bald look revealed!

Of course, Karen isn't the first star to get shaved for a role. Anne Hathaway got the chop for Les Miserables, Charlize Theron did it for Mad Max and let's not forget Demi Moore and Natalie Portman who worked the look with aplomb. So can bald be beautiful? There’s no denying it’s a pretty strong beauty statement, but with the right face shape and the right makeup, this look can certainly be pulled off with style. It certainly worked well for Jessie J who shaved her head back in June - the 'do is now top of the list of noteworthy celeb cuts. Not convinced? Look through our gallery to remind yourself which of Hollywood’s hottest have also buzzed off their locks…


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