Hilary Swank's New Blonde Do: Love It or Hate It?

05/21/2008 at 09:58 AM ET

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She may be notoriously adventurous with hair change-ups, sporting a buzz cut for her Oscar-winning role in Boys Don’t Cry, and even letting Oprah chop off her locks for charity, but when Hilary Swank turned up at last night’s Joyful Heart Foundation Gala in N.Y.C., she left us speechless. Gone was the dark brown bob she’s sported for months — replaced by a short honey blonde crop, complete with matching light eyebrows. Of course, this is likely for her latest role as legendary aviatrix Amelia Earheart in Amelia, but we still can’t get over how different she looks! Tell us: Do you love Hilary’s new hair? Or do you prefer her as a brunette?

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Sheila on

I had to do a doubletake when I read it was Hilary Swank. I thought it was Joan Lunden.


She looks like Geraldine Ferraro……..

lillie on

I love Hilary! This might not be the best look for her, but she can switch it up again. And she’s always been slender. How else could she have played in Boys Don’t Cry. Leave her alone.

brunettes rock!!! on

I’m glad this is just for a movie..she is a hot brunette and should stay true to her roots..

Terry on

She did it for a role. She’s filming a movie about Amelia Earhart.

CC on

Eh. She looks like Princess Di’s clone. That look doesn’t really work now.

Dorothy on

I agree it makes her look older the normal.

ap on

Longer bangs with dark undertones would have helped.

e hedden on

She looks old

Anonymous on

Perhaps this is for a movie role? I know she is filming an Amelia Earheart film.

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