Best Performances 2017 - Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman's Stunning New Pixie Haircut Is Actually a Faux Pixie

When it comes to dramatic onscreen makeovers, Natalie Portman is on the short list of actresses willing to undergo some of the riskiest beauty styles for the sake of a role. But since the Annihilation star is just as adventurous with her personal style as she is in picking her parts, her latest movie transformation should come as no surprise. But it is nevertheless a stunner. Spotted on the streets of New York City on Wednesday while filming her latest movie, Vox Lux, Portman stepped out in an ultra-sleek, greased-back pixie cut.

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At first glance, the rocker chic aesthetic that Portman embodies in her latest role—she plays a pop star named Celeste in the upcoming musical—could easily be written off as a freshly chopped pixie cut, rivaling some of Portman's most daring looks of the past. But thanks to Portman's savvy hairstylist, the hairstyle requires a double take. Portman's faux do comes in a close second to the iconic buzz cut from when she famously shaved her hair in 2005 for her role in V for Vendetta. Styling her messy lob waves into a slicked back 'do, Portman paired the rest of her look with a vibrant, hot pink lip and dark smokey eye, adding the finishing touches to complete her rock star persona with a black moto leather jeacket and studded high heeled combat boots.

Having garnered a reputation as a red carpet risk-taker along with actresses Angelina Jolie and Kate Hudson, who have also both shed their locks for roles in the past, Portman is nothing short of daring when it comes to her own personal style. However, this time, the Star Wars actress took a cue from actress Blake Lively, who has been known for her faux beauty transformations both off and on the screen, and opted for a devious hair style of her own, further proving that the pixie cut, faux or not, never goes out of style.