In a movie or a TV show, the way a celebrity looks can make all the difference on how the audience will connect with them and make them “believable”. There are many components when building the image of a character and some people in the film industry are specialized in only doing this type of work. We all know that the hair plays an important role in building a final look, so that is why wigs have been used in the film and TV industry for such a long time.
It is extremely hard to pick the top 5 best wigs of all times! We had so many debates before finalizing our list that it took us many months before we could write this article. Probably if you were writing this, your top 5 wigs would be completely different from ours. There are many wigs that had the most amazing impact in building the most loved characters and the most terrible villains.
The idea behind the list below is to find the most amazing wigs from recent history, the ones that most of us would recognize, especially because the wigs have evolved so much in the last 30 years that nowadays it is very difficult to say when an actor/actress is actually wearing a wig.
Below we list the Top 5 Best Wigs in TV & Film history:
Julia Roberts in Pretty woman movie (1990) – One of the best scenes of the movie is when Roberts stays the first night with Edward Lewis (Richard Gere). They meet on the streets with Julia wearing a stunning short blond bob, but when she falls asleep waiting for Gere to return, her natural hair is shown while the blond bob wig is dangling over the chair. She wore that wig only at the beginning of the movie but it was so iconic that no one will ever forget about it and that is why we considered this wig one of our Top 5
Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls (2004): It is said that the actress was unable to completely bleach her hair for the role so she had to wear a full blonde wig when played Regina George in Mean Girls. What makes this wig so special is that it looked extremely natural on her and the gorgeous long blond hair looked like a healthy human hair. This type of wig is the inspiration for LolaSilk synthetic hair wigs, that are built to look completely realistic on anyone.
What do you think of our Top 5? I bet you can think about many other actors and actresses that wore a wig when playing their important roles on a TV show or a movie. We had to leave behind some iconic characters and wigs that could easily be included on this list. Some of them are Gillian Anderson in the ‘The X-Files: Fight the Future’ movie, Hugh Jackman in his role of Wolverine in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, Claire Danes in her role of “Romeo & Juliet” movie or even Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago movie.
While building this list we also realized how the TV and Film industry pays a lot of attention to the hairstyle when building a new character and that they are willing to pay a lot of money to get exactly what they need. We were also shocked to find out that some of the celebrities were actually wearing a wig when playing their roles. We really though that some of them were definitely their natural hair.