We all love a makeover – whether it’s a slinky new outfit for a first date or the this’ll-show-him, post break-up new hairdo. There’s just something SO good about reinventing yourself! Right from the old rags-to-riches, Cinderella-to-princess theme, it seems the movies rather like a transformation, too. Though we wonder if it’d really work as well in real life…

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Two makeover marvels! 

Calamity Jane

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Doris Day is transformed from tomboy to glamour-puss – along with her scruffy log cabin – with the help of her pal Katie Brown (Allyn Ann McLerie). All it’ll take, it seems, to win her man’s heart is A Woman’s Touch. Hmm…

The Princess Diaries

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Frumpy schoolgirl Mia gets a makeover. Anne Hathaway discovers she’s a princess. As you do. And here she goes from geek to gorgeous!

 

Two selfies! 

Catwoman

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Halle Berry does a DIY number. Shy, sensitive artist Patience Philips transforms herself into sassy, sexy Catwoman, using only a tight leather outfit, two pairs of scissors, hair bleach and lots of make-up.

The English Patient

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Juliette Binoche cuts her own hair with blunt kitchen snippers! Oh, yeah, can just see us average joe-ettes grabbing some old scissors and ending up with a cute little bob like this…

 

Two salon stylings! 

Roman Holiday

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Bored and sheltered Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) has a little Italian adventure. And gets a short crop.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

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Small town girl Millie Dillmount (Julie Andrews) hits the big city in the Roaring Twenties. And gets a flapper bob.

 

Two Cinderella moments! 

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

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Emma Watson’s Hermione grows up glossy for the Yule Ball and a date with Bulgarian hottie Quidditch player Viktor Krum.

Pretty Woman

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From hooker to high class at the drop of an Amex Black Card for Julia Roberts as Vivian. Sex and shopping’s always a popular combo.

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Too selfless… 

Little Women

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When Jo March’s father is desperately ill, she gets her long hair cuts and sells it as her contribution to aiding his recovery. Wynona Ryder obviously still looks stunning…

Les Miserables

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Fantine – Anne Hathaway – is the desperate and destitute single mum who sells her hair – and teeth – so she and her little girl Cosette can survive.