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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Charlize Theron

Like other actresses who have taken the leap, South African actress Charlize Theron described her decision to shave her head for "Mad Max: Fury Road" as freeing.

"It's the most freeing thing, I highly recommend it," she said on the Oscars red carpet. "I think every woman should do it."

Theron says that cutting off her locks also came with another unexpected benefit: more time.

"I was 20 minutes early to everything in my life," she quipped. "It was unbelievable, like how much time we spend on our hair. I think I emptied two garbage bags full of hair products and brushes. There's something very freeing in that, for sure, definitely."

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