8 Beautiful Actresses Who Shaved Their Heads To Be Taken Seriously

3. Ellen Page - Mouth To Mouth

Even before she was typecast as the go-to sardonic, hipster teen, Ellen Page was trying to make sure that people took her seriously. According to a story from her elementary school drama coach (yes, that's a real thing), Page would always memorize her script by the first day of rehearsal. She was committed even as a child, and her dedication to the craft seems only to have strengthened over the years. In one of her first "real" movie roles, as Page recalls, she was expected to shave her head in order to star in Mouth to Mouth - at the dangerously sensitive age of 16. For Page, cutting it all off to play a convincing anarchist was about proving to herself, more than anything, that she could do whatever it took to make acting a viable career. And it's a good thing she did, because the roles she got after being seen in Mouth to Mouth (including the star-making turn as a vigilante who tortures a pedophile in Hard Candy), made that dream a reality.
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