VOTE: Do You Prefer Anne Hathaway's Short Cut or Pixie Wig?

04/09/2012 at 03:30 PM ET

Anne Hathaway Hair
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Anne Hathaway‘s short cut came as a shock to many when she unveiled the look in London over the weekend (left). But it’s not the first time the star has sported a close crop for a role: in 2010, the actress wore a wig (right) to play Emma Morley in the movie One Day.

Though Hathaway’s One Day wig was quite feminine — almost Audrey Hepburn-esque — her new haircut is a bit grittier. It has a darker backstory, too; it was chopped for her role in Les Misérables, in which she plays Fantine, a single mother who sells her hair and turns to prostitution to feed her child. Perhaps the seriousness of the role is behind the actress’s decision to go short?

Hathaway is pretty enough to pull off any look, but we want to know what you prefer — her short cut or her pixie wig. Vote in our poll below!


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Amanda K on

I like the haircut better than the wig but still don’t think it’s her best look.

RJ on

Swing and a miss. This haircut punctures her glamour in a much too permanent way. She should have considered a bad wig for the role instead.


In these photos, she doesn’t have the face for an ultra-short hairstyle, IMO. Could be these particular photos, though.

lanam on

I think she can pull off the pixie cut — sorta like Natalie Portman could as well…hair always grows back. I had a very stylish short cut awhile back but I didn’t go far as a pixie cut. Anne looks fab – wish she was smiling though, the press was prob driving crazy..

Shelby on

She looks really uncomfortable with her short haircut and, if a wig would help alleviate that until she’s finished filming her movie, she should go for it! The fact that she was willing to do this for a role shows how seriously she takes her work, and I admire that.

Abby on

Anne can do no wrong with her hair IMO. She looks great with the new cut. I like it.

Amaryllis on

I don’t like either. Short hair isn’t a good look for her.

Dash on

Oh my gosh, Anne pulled a Britney! At least she can always wear a hair piece or extensions if she wants it longer. If the short cut was the right thing for the part, then why not? She can afford to have any thing done to her hair if she don’t like it later.

Brandy on

Is there a pick for neither?

Wanda on

At least she has a choice in the length of her hair, there are people who lose their hair everyday to cancer. Is her hair that big of a deal?

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