BEAUTY EVOLUTION

Rachel McAdams of “Doctor Strange”: Queen of the Hair Evolution


Rising to fame from her infamous role as Regina George in Tina Fey’s Mean Girls, Rachel McAdams quickly became the girl next door in a handful of rom-coms and weepiers, most notably The Notebook, costarring her former boyfriend, Ryan Gosling. Having won our hearts over in Wedding Crashers and later expanding her dramatic range in award-winners like Spotlight, McAdams’ natural beauty and talent shines through once again in her new action-packed thriller, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, premiering next week but already making the rounds in the international premiere circuit. A true Hollywood chameleon, her looks are as versatile as her roles. From blonde to brunette to all shades of red, here’s a look back at how the starlet’s beauty has evolved.

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April 2004: Arriving at the world premiere of Mean Girls, the new starlet steps into the scene as a brunette with bangs, a neutral green eye, and a coral lip.

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June 2005: Keeping it fun and playful with her tousled red locks and a natural face, McAdams attends the MTV Music Television Movie Awards.

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September 2008: McAdams shows off her “dark” side at the premiere of Lucky One as a deep brunette in a swept back up-do with a dark smoky eye and a glossy lip.

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January 2004: Exuding old Hollywood glam, McAdams glows at the Sherlock Holmes premiere with bright blonde curls and a classic red lip.

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December 2011: Toning it down with grey locks in a tousled up-do and a frosted look, McAdams attends the premiere of Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows in Los Angeles.

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January 2012: McAdams keeps it natural with her tousled blonde waves and classic black eyeliner at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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August 2013: Turning heads with her fiery red locks and a shimmering eye, McAdams radiates at the world premiere of About Time in London.

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May 2014: Arriving at the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala, McAdams keeps her look soft and romantic as a brunette with big soft curls, a neutral eye and rosy lips.

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May 2015: McAdams keeps it short and simple with a tousled bob, creamy skin and a classic pink lip at the Aloha premiere in Los Angeles.

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February 2016: McAdams stuns at the 88th Annual Academy Awards with a simple sleeked back up-do and a playful emerald eye as she received her first Oscar nomination for her role in the year’s Best Motion Picture, Spotlight.