With her comeback in the new movie "Black Swan", Winona Ryder's career has come under the microscope. How she went from superstar to scandal-ridden Hollywood outsider is obvious: shoplifting. But what about her other transition from oddball actress to leading lady? Another easy answer: a haircut.
It may be surface outlook on a three-decade career, but that's Hollywood. A quirky teenage hero in "Heathers" and "Mermaids", Ryder came of age in 1994 with roles in "The Age of Innocence" and "Reality Bites". Around the same time she chopped off her hair. When she stepped out in her newly shorn 'do at the Golden Globes in 1994, she sent a message that she was all grown up, nabbing an award that night as further proof.
She wasn't the first of course. There was Mia Farrow in 1967 and Audrey Hepburn. But in the '90s, she brought their pioneering moments back.
For celebrities, it adds credence to their performances, gravity to their personality. It says they're ready to be takenRead More »from The career-defining haircut