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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Cate Blanchett in 'Heaven.' Cate Blanchett in 'Heaven.' (Photo: Heaven)

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Cate Blanchett

Having played the villain in the upcoming "Thor: Ragnarok," Australian actress Cate Blanchett is no stranger to roles that demand a physical transformation. In the 2002 romantic thriller "Heaven," the actress shaved off her iconic blond hair to play a fugitive on the run.

Unlike other actresses on this list, this wasn't the first (or last) time Blanchett chose to sport a close cut.

“Shaving off my hair is so liberating," she said in an interview. "I had to do it once for a film role, but I’ve done it periodically too. At school it was probably to rebel, but I cut my hair short a few years ago and I’m thinking about doing it again.”

As for her preferred razor number, the actress admitted she enjoys a short #2.

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