Donning beautiful long locks throughout most of her career, Anne Hathaway's short hair was a major change for the stunning actress. The pixie cut she opted for in 2012 helped her, in the end, more than she imagined it would. Nowadays, Anne Hathaway is considered an icon both in fashion and hairstyling!

Anne Hathaway Short Hair for "Les Miserables"

Anne Hathaway never shied away from performing major transformations for a role. In 2012, for the portrayal of Fantine in the film adaptation of "Les Miserables", the stunning actress cut off her signature long locks. Her dramatic transformation had a huge impact upon her fans, but also on the actress herself!

About having to cut her tresses, Anne Hathaway said: "I wasn't expecting to be a big deal. It was my idea to do it, since it was something the character did." But, in the end, cutting her hair proved to be harder "than doing back flips out of windows and jumping off of building"!

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Her decision paid off, at least in the style sense. Anne Hathaway's short hair was voted the most influential haircut of all time, beating the loose curls Jennifer Aniston wore in "Along Came Polly", whilst her role won her an Oscar!

Anne Hathaway Short Hair: The Blonde Pixie Cut

At the beginning of May 2013, Anne Hathaway's short hair suffered another dramatic change. The beautiful actress opted for a radical transformation by dyeing her brunette hair blonde. The new color of her stylish pixie cut drew praise from the hairstylists, but also a fair amount of criticism.

Still, Anne Hathaway’s short hair cut was a superhit at the 2013 MET Ball. The actress wore a punk-rock hairstyle that fitted the event's theme, while preserving her eyebrows brown. The result was a daring look that drew all the attention!

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Anne Hathaway Short Hair 2013

After donning a shocking do and hair color at the Met Gala at the beginning of May, Anne Hathaway changed her mind and returned to her old brunette locks. Just a couple of weeks later, the Anne Hathaway short haircut turned from platinum blonde to chocolate brown.

Anne Hathaway's short hair goes against the trend this year. Whilst Hollywood's A-listers chose to lighten their locks for the summer season, Anne Hathaway decided that platinum blonde is not her cup of tea. Most of her fans are excited with Anne Hathaway's short hair color that resembles the one she used to don before going Debbie-Harry blonde.

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