11 Actresses Who Completely Transformed For Roles, And Lost Their Long Locks On The Way

Today is Nov. 5, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, a British holiday that commemorates the Gunpowder Plot, in which the titular conspirator attempted to blow up Parliament in 1605. The political event is a central point of the Wachowski siblings' 2006 film, "V for Vendetta," where Natalie Portman's character, Evey, recites a famous rhyme about Fawkes.

In honor of the 5th of November, and Portman's emotional shaved-head scene, we're looking back on all the actresses who rocked a buzz cut for their film roles:

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Natalie Portman -- "V for Vendetta"
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In the film, Portman plays Evey, a British woman who gets wrapped up in the revolutionary mission of the masked V. While imprisoned, she's interrogated, tortured and forcibly shaved to her scalp.
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Cate Blanchett -- "Heaven"
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Not many remember when Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett shaved her head for Tom Twyker's 2002 film, "Heaven," in which she played a woman who goes after the man responsible for her husband's death.
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Ellen Page -- "Mouth To Mouth"
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Ellen Page shaved her head for the little-known 2005 British film "Mouth to Mouth." Page's character joins a street collective where a group of teens shave their heads and swear off sex and alcohol.
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Karen Gillan -- "Guardians of the Galaxy"
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The Scottish actress, who currently stars in ABC's "Selfie," shaved her head for her role as Nebula in this year's "Guardians of the Galaxy." Gillan even recorded a video of when she buzzed her long hair off.
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Charlize Theron -- "Mad Max: Fury Road"
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To play Imperator Furiosa in the upcoming "Mad Mad: Fury Road," Theron shaved her head and also donned a mechanical arm loaded with weapons, because why not?
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Toni Collette -- "Miss You Already"
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Toni Collette recently shaved her head for her upcoming role in "Miss You Already," in which she plays a woman with breast cancer, alongside Drew Barrymore.
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Demi Moore -- "G.I. Jane"
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In one of the most memorable head-shaving movie scenes, Demi Moore's character, Lt. Jordan O'Neil, took an electric razor to her head.
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Olivia Cooke -- "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl"
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You likely recognize Olivia Cookie from A&E's "Bates Motel," but the 20-year-old actress recently shaved her head for the adaptation of the Y.A. novel "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl."
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Sigourney Weaver -- "Alien 3"
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Sigourney Weaver's Ripley had long hair for the first two "Alien" films, but finally shaved it all off for David Fincher's "Alien 3" in 1992.
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Robin Tunney -- "Empire Records"
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Before Robin Tunney was in "The Craft" she played Deb, a troubled record store employee in 1995's "Empire Records," who shaves off her hair after a suicide attempt.
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Natalie Dormer -- "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay"
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We know this doesn't totally count, but Natalie Dormer still deserves some credit for rocking a Skrillex cut. Best known as Margaery Tyrell in "Game of Thrones," Dormer revealed her half-shaved head earlier this year in preparation for her upcoming role in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay."
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