Bobbing for actresses top twenty stars who rock the bob haircut

November 23rd, 2012 - 


Trend Alert! With the remake of The Great Gatsby coming out in May of next year, we predict a lot more bob hairstyles will be making appearances across Hollywood and the world. Not surprisingly because it’s simply a great haircut with great style! So I had so much fun writing the post about actresses who have pixie haircuts: Attack of the Pixie Cut Clones Who Will Win I decided to do another haircut post! Here are our top 20 actresses who rock the bob hairstyle. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite at the end!

Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction

From a style perspective, one of the things that made the character of Mia Wallace so great was her awesome bob haircut, wouldn’t you agree? And such a departure from Uma Thurman’s usual look! Fantastic. Thanks to source for the great pic of Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace.


Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira in Scarface

Okaaaay. You knew this one was coming! The look that must’ve spawned a million haircuts! Michelle is stunning no matter what hairstyle she chooses but there is definitely something special about this one. She rocked the bob hairstyle in a big way as Elvira in Scarface. Watch it here.


Carey Mulligan in the remake of the Great Gatsby

Carey Mulligan is one of our favorites here at Moviestarstyle! She is another actress that looks fantastic with short hair. She also rocks the pixie cut pretty hard but if I had to choose, I’d vote for the bob hairstyle for her. Are you excited to see The Great Gatsby? We are!


Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive

Remember when Naomi Watts burst onto the scene in Mulholland Drive? Watch it here. The fame she has found since that role has been well-deserved, if you ask me. I don’t think she ever returned to the bob hairstyle she had in Mulholland Drive but it sure suited that role well and looks great, don’t you think? Pic source.


Thora Birch as Enid in Ghost World

God I LOVE Thora Birch. I hope she comes back into the public eye to make more films. And on a random note, isn’t it interesting how all three of the young stars from American Beauty ended up kind of fading away? Mena Suvari and Wes Bentley have kind of disappeared off the face too. Anyway, I digress. LOVE Thora’s adorable black bob in Ghost World. Watch it here. It’s a great look.


Julia Stiles in the Bourne Ultimatum

Confession: I’m NOT a huge Julia Stiles fan. But I was watching The Bourne Ultimatum on a recent plane ride and I noticed her rocking that bob haircut. Julia looked great with longer hair when she was young…remember her film with Heath Ledger: 10 Things I Hate About You? Watch it here. But I love the bob hairstyle on the more mature Julia. I hope she keeps it. Pic source: Julia Stiles Vanity Fair interview.


Olga Kurylenko in Quantum of Solace

Here’s Olga Kurylenko rocking the bob hairstyle in Quantum of Solace. I don’t know much about Olga but I liked her work in Quantum of Solace. Watch it here. I’m sure we will be seeing more of her.


Scarlett Johannsson

Is it cheating to put Scarlett Johansson on this list?! I say cheating because Scarlett can pull off any look but I actually think she looks best with shorter hair. She’s not sporting a traditional bob here, but I love the curls…very classic movie star, don’t you think?

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington is awesome in every role. I loved her in The Last King of Scotland. And now she’s on a tv show called Scandal, which I haven’t seen but heard is really good. Like Scarlett, Kerry can rock any hairstyle but I love her with a bob. Thanks to the Kerry Washington pic source.


Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs

So in doing my post on Jodie Foster for her 50th birthday, I noticed how great she always looked in every picture. I’m convinced one of the reasons is because of her great haircut. Laugh if you will, but it’s true! Have you noticed how she rocks that bob haircut?!
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Ellen Page

Ok I know she has kind of fallen off the face but….Juno? Watch it here. Yeah, that’s her. Ellen Page. She rocks the bob, no doubt.


Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz is another actress who typically sports a longer haircut but when I came across this pic of her with shorter hair, I couldn’t resist. She looks great with a bob!


Keira Knightley

Keira Knightly definitely looks better with shorter hair. I love her with the bob haircut but she rocks the pixie haircut pretty well too!


Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler mostly goes for long hair, which looks gorgeous on her, obviously. But I came across a few photos of her with shorter hair and I absolutely love the look. It’s a little longer longer than a traditional “bob” haircut but I still felt it was list-worthy.

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She’s not really an actress although she recently tried it with the movie Battleship. Hmmm I didn’t see that one. Anyway. I love Rihanna with a bob haircut.

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Audrey Tatou

Audrey Tatou is a French actress who burst onto the scene in 2001 with the film Amélie. If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend checking it out. Watch it here. An amazingly unique and uplifting film with great style! I haven’t followed Audrey’s work lately but I think she’s great and obviously, she rocks the bob!


Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung is not an actress in the traditional sense…she’s an English model and British Vogue contributing editor. (Yes, I had to google her to find that out. I thought she was an MTV personality LOL). Anyway, she’s got great style as anyone who’s ever read a fashion mag recently knows. Have you seen this website with a funny name about Alexa Chung’s style? Alexa looks fantastic with a bob haircut. I actually think she looks best with a shorter bob, I hope she cuts it again!


Drew Barrymore

Drew can rock the bob if she wants to. This pic is from the Grey Gardens premiere. Usually her hair is longer but I love the shorter look on her too.


Mia Farrow in The Great Gatsby, the original film

Oh Mia Farrow! Such great style she has, don’t you think? Here she is in The Great Gatsby, the 1974 film. Watch the 1974 film here. Now here’s a question: which hairstyle does she rock more, the pixie cut or the bob cut???


Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks was a silent film actress in the 1920s. Who do you think inspired all these actresses that came after her to try these bob haircuts?! More about Louise Brooks and pic source here.

Which actress rocks the bob best? Anyone we left off the list? Vote here or tell us in comments!

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