Is Halle Berry Really Going Bald?

04/11/2007 at 04:30 PM ET

She’s one of Hollywood’s great beauties, but for her next role, Halle Berry says she’s going to take it all off — her head. That’s right, the Oscar winner recently told PEOPLE that she’s going to shave off her gorgeous locks for an upcoming role (to play a woman who loses her hair and is forced to see much of how her identity was tied to her looks). “For [Nappily Ever After], I am going to shave my hair, so I’ll have short hair again very soon.” And beautiful female stars breaking out the clippers for their craft is nothing new: Demi Moore did it for G.I. Jane, Natalie Portman shaved for V for Vendetta and Sigourney Weaver went chrome-domed for Aliens 3. We say, if anyone can pull off a shaved head, it’s Halle. Tell us: What do you think of Halle shaving her head? Will it be a good look?

Read more of PEOPLE’s interview with Halle Berry in this week’s issue.

Click here to see more photos, news and a full bio of Halle Berry, and click here to see more on her style in Off the Rack.

Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty

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sweetie on

Do your thang Halle, do your thang. I have read the book Nappily Ever After and loved it. I can’t wait for the movie version to come out.

Sandra @ Detroit on

I loved her various pixie cuts, and I look forward to seeing them again as her hair grows in.

Ashley on

My friend recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost all of her hair during chemotherapy. I think this movie will be wonderful for women to see, especially those going thru similar issues. It took my friend a long time to get over losing her hair – that is actually what she feared the most about cancer! I think Halle has good morals and is not seeking attention – maybe seeking to help other women???

By the way, she will still look hot bald!

faith on

good grief chi, why so defensive?

i had no idea i would hit a nerve! i don’t think what i said was even MILDLY controverial; and i think a lot of people agree with me, or britney shaving her head would not have even made the news! not to mention, i used phrases such as “commonly viewed,” “in most cases,” and “not usually,” because contrary to your belief that i am incredibly sheltered inside my little comfort zone, i DO realize that NOT EVERYONE who shaves their head does it because something is wrong with them. so why don’t you take your own advice and not make ASSUMPTIONS about me?

CD on

Halle is a beautiful woman, but I must say that her beauty stands out even more when she has short hair. I could only imagine when she goes hairless — how much more beautiful she’ll look. Also, keep in mind that she’s also very thin and tall, so anything with that stature is appealing and beautiful.

P.S. I recently when short as she did in the past – and it’s my best look ever. My face looks much lighter and sweeter…according to my hubby. : )

Gail on

The whole suicide thing was from an interview that she did several years ago and Parade Magazine (I think it was Parade) chose on their own to bring up again in an article on Halle. From what I understand she was not happy that it was being dragged out again. As for her hair, I always loved her hair short. I think it suits her face.

Monica on

First of all J get a life because Halle Berry look good if she has no hair or not becuase she has money and if she can pay for a hair restoration that let it be. So it is like that she can never go bald. And about the Black Beautiful women she is one of them so get it right. STUPID

JimB on

As some, here, have said “with or without” hair Halle is one lovely lady. And, to boot she is “FORTY” …..

As Annie said, we make too much over what a woman does, or does not do, with her hair. If she has long hair and decides to cut, it is a big deal. If a woman, with any lenght hair, chooses to “do something she wants to do” and buzzes her hair off, or even shave her head, there is something wrong. If it is not medical, then we assume it it mentally.

If a man shaves his head nothing is said, infact there are women who would rather is a man with a shaven head, then hair. And, I am sure, the these women, there are men, out there, who love to see a woman with her head shaved.

No matter the reason, for a movie or personal, Halle has said a number of time she is looking forward to doing it. That in it’s self tell me she finds nothing wrong with her, or any other woman (or man at that), shaving their head.

As for it being a career maker, or not, she has more going for her than her hair. For one she can act and act in all kinds of roles very good.

Besides, lets look at all the women who have, been for the last five years or longer, been going around collecting money to shave their head for a charity.


I wonder how many women would shave thier head if no one made a big thing over it!

j on

people like to attack on here if your opinion differs from theirs. look at what was said about me from stating my opinion: i’m a ‘hater’ and need to get a life. oh, and i’m stupid. simply because my post appears first and others don’t agree with it. i just sit back and laugh at the ignorance of people. don’t let it bug you–it’s not worth it!
now if you’ll excuse me, i need to go get a life…

georgie on

quite a few women shave their hair off – just not in america. here in europe quite a lot of people thought it was cool that britney shaved all her hair off. in fact, i think it’s a pity she started wearing wigs, why not show off her new short hair-style? she’s a pretty girl, i’d be surprised if it didn’t suit her. i used to have super short hair for years.

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