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The most iconic beauty moments in movie history

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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…

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