The Best Hairdos In Hollywood History

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Female division. In the talking era. According to Michael Musto. Feel free to do your usual whining and add your own faves.

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Joan Cusack and Melanie Griffith in Working Girl. It was the hair that really worked for me.

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Valley of the Dolls, a movie about pills, sex, and mostly hair. Barbara Parkins had her own separate hairdresser, Mr. Kenneth.

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Pam Grier in Scream Blacula Scream. He was probably screaming over her fierce 'fro.

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Pixieish Jean Seberg, the new wave's favorite fourth wall-breaker. Her tomboy 'do always left me Breathless.

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Liza in Cabaret, my favorite Nazi musical. That widow's peeky thing in the middle was such divine decadence.

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And speaking of Divine decadence...Hairspray! Edna had a great hair day here.

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Joan Crawford buzzed around in this bizarrely fabulous hairdo in Queen Bee. Hair by Helen Hunt. (No, not THAT Helen Hunt.)

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Catherine Deneuve's hair didn't move in The April Fools. Don't try that at home.

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Liz Taylor's hair in Cleopatra was a Caesar's salad of fabulousness--and it went perfectly with her golden arm snake.

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Marlene Dietrich was a blonde goddess in Blonde Venus. They don't sell this look at Ricky's.

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Shirley MacLaine had the ultimate kook/tomboy/pixie/waif look in The Apartment. She went with the furniture.

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Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada. The hair alone could have edited the magazine.

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Marion Cotillard as Piaf. She regretted nothing, except the fact that this photo is cropped.

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16 comments
Ick
Ick

You suggest it for best hairdo, then say "Duh" when it's pointed out that she HAD no hairdo?

latenitebump
latenitebump

 okay! diana ross in lady sings the blues.

Jcrain
Jcrain

Pam Grier should have patented the Afro 'do. No one else looks better in it. Up next: worst hairdos. To be led by Barbara Stanwyck's George Washington wig in Double Indemnity.

anonymouse
anonymouse

Brilliant and nearly complete. To which I'd add a few other iconic dos: Elsa Lanchester as the Bride in 'Bride of Frankenstein'. Judy in 'Meet Me in St. Louis.' Judy again in 'A Star is Born.' Faye Dunaway in 'Bonnie and Clyde.' Julie Christie in 'McCabe and Mrs. Miller.'  

Ulu
Ulu

Oh, yes, let's celebrate Hattie McDaniel as a maid in the most racist movie ever made. Please!

latenitebump
latenitebump

bo derek! ten. lol. grace jones. mayday. view to a kill tina turner. mad max. divine. pink flamingo´s hattie mcdaniel. gone with the wind josephine baker.

Damian
Damian

Genius choices. And thanks for including the great, divinely coiffed Jean Seberg!

Loins
Loins

That Joan Crawford do is SO SICK, even for her.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

OK...I'll start...Debra Harry's "Marie Antoinette" 'do/bomb in Hairspray.

latenitebump
latenitebump

 dumb comment. "no one looks better in it."  is it because she's the only one you know? another: queen latifah in set it off!

latenitebump
latenitebump

 point for the bride of frankenstein. genius.

Bing
Bing

Didn't Faye wear a beret?

Grrr
Grrr

Besides, Hattie's hair was covered up in a white wrap the whole movie.

latenitebump
latenitebump

 and by the way: we're talking hairdo's and don'ts. not rollers!

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