7 female stars who proudly shaved their heads for roles

From Natalie Portman to Charlize Theron, these actresses aren't afraid to shed their locks in the name of good storytelling.

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Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' (Photo: Mad Max: Fury Road)

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

From American actress Carrie Fisher's iconic buns in the "Star Wars" franchise to Rooney Mara's rocker mohawk in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," hair has always played a starring role in Hollywood films. Increasingly, however, some female stars are choosing to embrace the razor and shave off their beautiful locks for roles.

While such decisions always come with a healthy dose of trepidation, many of the actresses who went bald expressed a surprising sense of freedom from the shift.

Click through to learn their stories and why some of them wouldn't mind picking up some scissors and doing it all over again.

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