If there was ever any shame in wearing wigs, today it’s not so much. This is mostly because we’ve grown to understand the fact that it’s mostly a necessity rather than a form of extravagance. True, this doesn’t necessarily happen all the time, especially in the music industry or in the movie industry where people are required to be versatile in their appearance. Either way, celebrity wigs are definitely split in two sides – those that are a must and those that are a bizarre fashion statement. On this list, we’ll cover both of these aspects and we will give you some of the most prominent wig-wearing starlets, as well as those that you had no idea wore one in the first place.
#1 Robert Pattinson
The Twilight star was an international heartthrob for a really long time. Whenever someone was trying to replicate the Edward Cullen look, they would typically go for two key elements: the super pale flour-powdered skin and the trademark hairstyle. Maybe you didn’t know this, but Pattinson struggles with premature balding, so he was required to wear a wig in order to complete the “dreamy YA guy” look.
#2 Lady Gaga
Since we’re covering the topic of celebrity wigs from all kinds of perspectives, we need to start addressing the group of people who wish to make no secret out of their fallacious locks. Lady Gaga might just take the cake with the number of times she’s changed her hairstyle. Maybe this effect was boosted by the fact that her clothing choices were just as crazy.
#3 Gene Simmons
The KISS lead singer is one of those surprising instances of celebrity wigs. It’s not necessarily that awe-inducing the very fact that he wears a wig in itself, but rather the fact that he chose a pretty strange texture. When you are required to wear a wig, why not make it so that it looks like hair straight from a shampoo commercial?
#4 Nicki Minaj
Even though she’s definitely toned it down a little bit recently, there was a time when there was no celebrity more colorful and eye-catchy than Nicki Minaj. Her wigs were of the most insane kind, whether that was because of the shape, texture, or bright and abnormal colors.
#5 Gwen Stefani
This case of celebrity wigs is so obscure and shrouded in mystery that it’s mostly at rumor level at this point. Tabloids report that Stefani often chooses to opt for a wig when about to hit the red carpet for various events. Apparently, this happens because she doesn’t want to constantly dye her hair in order to keep the roots from showing.
Rihanna is a very versatile artist, which is something that was proven throughout the years that have built her career. We’re not just referring to her musical style, but to appearance as well. Her hair took plenty of shapes, forms, and colors over the time, most of which were wigs. In fact, it’s rumored that, these days, she wears them mostly because her hair has been really damaged by constant dyeing from the past.
#7 Nicholas Cage
Everyone’s favorite over-actor has often strapped a wig to his head for some of the roles he’s taken. However, he’s spoken openly about it and doesn’t really make a big deal out of it. He claims that he doesn’t sport the wigs in real life and that he only puts them on for movies, for aesthetic purposes.
#8 Emilia Clarke
There must be plenty of ladies out there who are a bit envious of Daenerys Targeryen’s luscious silver locks, but the good news is that this isn’t Emilia’s natural hair. In fact, Game of Thrones puts a lot of its actors in wigs (not Kit Harington, though, those are his very own incredible curls), but Khaleesi’s is probably the most iconic – and realistic looking!
#9 Elton John
The titanic British singer definitely doesn’t need to prove anything physically wise. But the man does love a little bit of style of glamor, which might explain why he decided to cover up his baldness with wigs. Over the years, his hairstyle changed length and appearance, indicating to us that it’s very likely he has a collection of wigs to pick from in the morning.
#10 Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen had a pretty shaky and controversial life, which must have definitely taken its toll on him, mentally and physically. It seems like, in recent years at least, he picked up the habit of wearing wigs, which is an assumption solidified by photos snapped by various paparazzi who caught him looking almost entirely bald. It’s very likely that he did it on purpose and doesn’t want to hide it anymore.