n°62/ Perfect Little Angels

April 2013


by Nathalie Azoulai


There are many stories running about famous short haircuts. The provocative 1920s one starring Coco Chanel and Louise Brooks, the Joan of Arc type, the Hollywood one involving Halle Berry and the 2013 Oscars Ceremony Charlize Theron, and in the meantime, our favorite: the haircut story embodied by Jean Seberg in the 50s who made it very very short, blond and dimpled. Ten years later, Mia Farrow would add the freckles and complete the equation: blondness+ dimples + freckles= innocence. Had Farrow had long hair in Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, she would probably have resisted the devil… Both Seberg and Farrow created a lineage in which Carey Mulligan fits perfectly.

 Mia Farrow

 Jean Seberg