The 17 Best Pixie Cuts of All Time For Some Serious Short Hair Inspiration

If you thought the tidal wave of celebrities attempting pixie cuts was over, you're sorely mistaken. Kaley Cuoco is the latest star to try a new trim, debuting the look on Instagram on June 1 much to the surprise of her followers. As the pixie cut appears to be de rigueur in Hollywood these days, I thought I would take a look back over some of Hollywood's finest pixie cuts, down to the venerable Audrey Hepburn, whose chic cut inspired women everywhere to find elegance in new, modern styles.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry deserves quite a bit of credit here, as the actress adopted a pixie cut long before it became the thing to do amongst Hollywood starlets.

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Audrey Tautou

Audrey Tautou caused critics to swoon with her performance in Amelie, and for many films since, but when it comes to style, it’s her adorable pixie cut that has become the actress’s signature.

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Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky somehow manages to stun fashion critics on the red carpet, maintain what appears to be a totally happy marriage to Chris Hemsworth, and take care of her newborn twins, all while rocking a chic crop.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal doesn’t kowtow to style dictums, so a choppy pixie cut seems to be a style match made in heaven.

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron’s somewhat recent crop simply emphasizes the actress’s beautiful features.

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Michelle Williams

Michelle Wiliams jumped aboard the pixie bandwagon years ago, yet she still manages to make the style look as fresh as if it were the newest look to hit Hollywood.

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Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett’s spikey crop not only conveys the actress’s edgy style, it also speaks to her confident personality.

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Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres rocks her crop like no other, and — dare I say it? — she may pull off the haircut better than most of her peers in Hollywood.

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Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway’s dramatic haircut for her role in Les Miserables gave way to a decidedly beautiful, elegant style once it started to grow out.

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Ginnifer Goodwin

The new mom tends towards a vintage, ’60s-vibe with her red carpet clothing and makeup, which is only enhanced by her streamlined pixie cut.

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Robin Wright Penn

Anyone who has watched Robin Wright Penn as frostily determined charity front woman in House of Cards can attest, the side-swept crop is a haircut that means business.

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Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan’s classic crop is now legendary thanks to its documentation in You’ve Got Mail.

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson’s sudden adoption of a crop may have given fans a shock, but the style certainly suits the actress’s sophisticated style.

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Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan’s hair has changed shade and cut more times than I can count since she first graced the red carpet in 2005, but the best of her looks must be her former sleek, side swept crop.

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Natalie Portman

I have a certain amount of respect for an actress who so drastically alters her appearance for a role, especially when the job includes removing ones tresses onscreen, as Portman did for V for Vendetta. And of course, Portman looked absolutely stunning with her pixie cut.

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Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder’s rebellious attitude was often reflected in her clothing during the actress’s heyday in the 90s. Her short, piecey hairdo merely added to Ryder’s offbeat allure.

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Audrey Hepburn

No survey of the most influential pixie cuts would be complete without one Audrey Hepburn, whose cropped hair was so beautifully cut and coiffed that it became a statement about more progressive ways to interpret elegant style.

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