Why is it that every time they need an edgy, bad-ass, anti-hero-type chick, they stick her in a skintight bodysuit and a bob cut? Presented here are a baker's dozen of pop-culture's greatest bob cut women. An homage, if you will, to the hairstyle preferred by little girls, dominatrixes and flappers.
1. Quorra in Tron
Olivia Wilde told Playboy that it took three hours to get out of her Tron costume, it was so tight. Aww, poor baby. She has kind of a big forehead, so the bangs work for her. Many comparisons are being drawn right now between Quorra and...
2. Aeon Flux
Charlize Theron's emotionless depiction of Aeon Flux was pretty much the best and worst part of Karyn Kusama's adaptation of Peter Chung's animated MTV Liquid Television cult classic. Theron is eye candy deluxe in that bodysuit. Extra points for the wedge boots. Double extra points for the little secret compartment inside the wedge boots.
3. Natalie Portman in The Professional & Closer
Portman has gone on record saying the haircut she had in The Professional was the best haircut she ever had in her life. Agreed! She got that same haircut a second time when she was older and starred in Closer. Have you seen her do her sexy dance with Clive Owen? Whoa, Natalie.
4. Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction
She played Mia Wallace in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. The bobbed hair, the white shirt, the slim black pants, the attitude, the intense cat eyes--they all add up to cool beyond cool. No wonder this movie revitalized John Travolta's career. Dancing the twist opposite this bob cut femme fatale? How could it not?
She's got great hair, this woman. She's done every variant of the bob cut there is--blunt, asymmetrical, Cleopatra, shaggy, fringe-y.