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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Natalie Portman in 'V for Vendetta.' Natalie Portman in 'V for Vendetta.' (Photo: V for Vendetta)

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Natalie Portman

Before she wowed critics playing Jackie Kennedy and danced away with an Oscar for "Black Swan," Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman starred in the DC Comics thriller "V for Vendetta."

According to Portman, embracing a shaved head for the role was an "opportunity to throw vanity away for a little and go around with no hair." The trickiest part, however, was pulling off her character's intense emotion in the haircutting scene with only one take.

"If you mess up, you can always do it again and this was not the case," she told BlackFilm. "We had several cameras that rehearsed many times shooting it and they shaved other guys' volunteers' heads to make sure the razor wasn't going to mess up and I just tried to stay focused and do my best job with the chance we had."

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