Anne Hathaway Takes Control of her Short Hair and Big Features

Wed, 12 December 2012 12:27PM

Earlier this year, Anne Hathaway was quoted as saying she cried like a “mental patient” when her long hair was chopped off for her role in Les Misérables.

But this is her in the December issue of US Vogue: “I love the short-haired lifestyle …I’m turning 30, and – I hope this isn’t too obnoxious to say – I feel prettier, and much more myself. I guess I just feel much more satisfied with less now.”

And going by this photo, from the New York premiere of Les Mis

… it does indeed seem that Ms Hathaway feels pretty damn confident about her looks. I mean, this is no shrinking violet of a look, right?

But so she should feel fabulous. Anne’s short hair allows her strong features to really pop out and take centre stage. As in, thick, lush arches, big doe eyes framed with a flutter of lashes, and one sensational set of super-sized lips.

Speaking of which, I have total lip envy going on right now. I didn’t realise that Anne was so blessed in the pout department. Perhaps because she rarely wears such a dark colour. And, of course, if ever there were a time to lavish lips in oxblood, it’s now.

But let’s just go back to that hair.

Here’s a profile shot:

I love how she hasn’t gone the usual cute, pixie route that most short-haired stars take. Oh no, this is one serious femme fatale style of a hair ‘do. With that gel-slicked crown, she almost looks like she’s wearing a little leather helmet.

It’s all a little 50 Shades, wouldn’t you say?

Especially when you zoom down to …


Ahem. At least she didn’t add blood-red nails. That would have really made me blush.

What do you think, Primpers, do you like Anne’s dominatrix new style?

Kat x

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  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 12:47pm

    ooohhhh its a little too fussy for my liking. Her dress looks gorgeous and her hair and makeup, I think the shoes ruin the whole look, but that is just my opinion.

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 01:10pm

    Wow its very powerful. Whats that thing on her leg!!!
    I love when celebs mix up there looks. She looks great with that lippy on!

  • Posted by: Britty1 Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 04:12pm

    im not a fan of the cut on her, but to be honest im not general a fan of her makeup, fashion or hair style choices…

  • Posted by: strawbsundae Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 04:59pm

    Anne Hathaway looks stunning and very elegant sporting shorter hair, red lips and a black gown.

  • Posted by: misschris Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 06:21pm

    What’s with those shoes?? Too out there for me. But I do love Anne’s more bold and striking look.

  • Posted by: louweeez Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 07:01pm

    well good on her… Cameron Diaz cried when she got her hair cut off, Anne Hathaway had to do it for Les Mis… and brillantly so… love it…

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 08:22pm

    Yuck those shoes are horrid. She’s a beautiful girl. Pity she didn’t wear knickers.

  • Posted by: glossed Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 08:58pm

    I love her hair! Not sure about the shoes though…

  • Posted by: Julieow Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 08:58pm

    Omg – wasn’t n expecting the leg s&m party!! I think she looks gamine & gorge! Look at that perfect profile – every feature on her face is just beautiful

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 09:42pm

    not a fan

  • Posted by: Its_Jess Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 11:35pm

    Can’t say I’m a fan of this look, I think she can pull off the short hair look but the shoes were too much here. I also wasn’t a fan of the lip colour, it looked nice in profile but I think it was a bit much in the front on shot… just my opinion anyway…

  • Posted by: wittyusername Devotee // Thu, 13 December 2012 12:52am

    In my opinion, her features are all to large and harsh and a gentle hair cut could soften the overall effect. Still, the things these actors have to do for their roles are not always flattering.

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Thu, 13 December 2012 10:21am

    Love her makeup and hair, agree with a lot of the girls her shoes are way too weird for me. Love that she is experimenting with her style though.

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Thu, 13 December 2012 01:29pm

    I like the shorter hair look, but loved her long thick locks even more.

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Thu, 13 December 2012 02:19pm

    I LOVE the hair, HATE the shoes! Like you, I hadn’t ever noticed how gorgeously full Anne’s lips were until now!

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Thu, 13 December 2012 07:25pm

    Umm…those shoes are not nice at all

  • Posted by: Mampha Master Fan // Fri, 14 December 2012 02:10am

    Ha ha ha…Mmm. Yes well maybe the boots were a tad scary… but surprisingly, I love her do. Surprisingly because I loved her long hair.
    When she chopped it short I was all EEK.. she can’t carry those looks with that… but she has a unique and beautiful face, and I think this frames and highlights that better.

  • Posted by: Anni-j // Fri, 14 December 2012 09:28am

    Anne is a natural beauty. Love the new hairdo and the shoes are awesome. Who cares if she is wearing knickers or not she always looks amazing, after all who hasn’t seen a bare bum before.

  • Posted by: col // Fri, 14 December 2012 09:48am

    stunning, what more can I say stunning, stunning.

  • Posted by: lisa J // Fri, 14 December 2012 10:02am

    Why not the ox-blood toenails??? I would love that.
    As for 50 shades, dominatrix boots maybe, but have you read the books? Ana has ‘long lustrous hair’ so Christian does, quite often, braid it and use it as a form of control- try that with this (Annes) hair!

  • Posted by: Louise Smith // Fri, 14 December 2012 10:13am

    I think Anne doesn’t look 30. She is an unbelievable actor.
    She is able to turn her hand to any role she wishes to play.
    Happy birthday.

  • Posted by: Leffy // Fri, 14 December 2012 10:17am

    I love this look. So powerful. Love her hair, love her makeup, LOVE her shoes!

  • Posted by: Mai // Fri, 14 December 2012 11:16am

    It’s all about personal preference. Yes, the shoes are odd with the outfit, & I am unsure with the cape from the dress also, a simple killer heels would do just fine & create a more elegant look.

  • Posted by: Daria Master Fan // Fri, 14 December 2012 11:35am

    Hmm, I like the makeup in the second photograph but in the first it looks way dark, maybe its just the photography? The pixie hair cut is cute but the domanitrix style outfit is hideous and does not suit her at all.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Fri, 14 December 2012 06:20pm

    she looks cute

  • Posted by: p3charmed Master Fan // Tue, 18 December 2012 11:34am

    lets just say im getting used to it, but its great that shes feeling so confident now and i love her comment about her crying like a mental patient when it was all cut off :)

  • Posted by: nita01 Master Fan // Wed, 19 December 2012 01:01pm

    I couldn’t be bothered wearing shoes/boots like that, a bit OTT but she is a superstar!! I love her short hair, she’s lucky she can get away with it, she looks gorgeous.

  • Posted by: meedee Master Fan // Sat, 22 December 2012 10:43pm

    I dont like the shoes…can you even call them shoes???
    Love the lip colour and her hair although that short style is not something everyone could carry off.

  • Posted by: jo77 Master Fan // Wed, 10 April 2013 10:37am

    What a vixen- just gorgeous!

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Mon, 17 June 2013 02:34pm

    Good on her, I think we al have a dark side. Anne does look sexy.

  • Posted by: Rachael Chelsea // Mon, 29 September 2014 06:20pm

    Her lips are too big man but she is georgeous

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