Silver screen make-up and hair inspiration overload
If we were to ask you how many movies you could name with iconic beauty looks, how many could you reel off? Bo Derek’s braids in Ten? Frenchie’s accidental pink dye job in Grease? Sandy’s complete transformation? Perhaps Margot’s sharp blonde bob, side hair clip and kohl rimmed eyes in the Royal Tenenbaums?
With the likes of old Hollywood screen sirens like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Leigh, teamed with idols like Alicia Silverstone, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie, the choice of beauty inspiration is far and wide. In fact, once you let your mind run wild, it’s hard to stop coming up with beauty looks you recall from specific movies. Titles like Romeo and Juliet, The Craft, Titanic and Tomb Raider are but a few that will spring to mind.
Obviously hair and make-up are vital on any film set, but some reels simply come away with more iconic moments than others. For instance, when Audrey Hepburn cut her hair in The Roman Holiday, women worldwide booked into their favourite salons for the same hairstyle. Likewise, the cute pixie crop Mia Farrow was given during the filming of Rosemary’s Baby, basically started a whole movement. And who could forgot the popularity of the victory rolls Vivien Leigh wore in Gone with the Wind? It sparked a hairstyle love affair that lasted a whole decade. Then there are looks like Princess Leia’s cinnamon swirl buns in Star Wars that are so ingrained in cinematic beauty history, they’re seen at almost every dress-up party that ever happens.
Not only have these particular beauty looks inspired generation after generation, they’ve been featured on fashion week runways year after year, and motivated Halloween costume ideas every October. Want to know what the most iconic beauty moments in movie history are? Scroll down and take note…
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams sparked a new found love for everything 70s. Just look at that hair!
How many times have you dressed up as Natalie Portman from Black Swan for Halloween? We can’t count them on one hand…
Bo Derek running on the beach in plaits will be forever embedded in everyone’s mind.
Out of all of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic beauty looks, this is without a doubt her most infamous.
Elizabeth Taylor completely redefined Cleopatra with her silver screen performance and created a beauty look for many to recreate for years to come.
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy and Stacey Dash all created beauty looks that were copied worldwide – even on the runways of fashion week. Now, that’s iconic.
Vivien Leigh’s victory rolls took on a whole celebrity of their own after filming Gone with the Wind.
Come on, it’s one of the biggest (and most memorable) transformations in film history.
And Frenchie with her pink hair…
Angela Bassett got her groove back… and then some.
Anyone could turn up to a party looking like this and you would immediately know that they’re channeling Reese.
Janet Jackson + braids = Poetic Justice.
Who can forget Julia Roberts in that red dress with that updo?
Uma Thurman at her finest.
Audrey made us all want a cute pixie crop after watching this film.
Who didn’t want to be Clare Danes after watching this movie?
Mia Farrow cut her hair short during the filming of Rosemary’s Baby and pretty much sparked a movement.
The blunt bob. The side clip. The kohl eyes. Everything about Margot was iconic.
Princess Leia’s cinnamon swirl hair is by far the most iconic beauty look in movie history. Hands down.
She’s the original brow boss and her beach hair in The Blue Lagoon is still copied every summer, north, south, east and west.
Goths everywhere, rejoice.
Meryl Streep took this whole look to the next level.
Sure, we fell in love with Ryan Gosling, but we also fell in love with every hairstyle Rachel McAdams sported throughout the film, too.
One of the most dramatic moments in movie history is definitely when Rose steps out of the car with that enormous hat.