Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Leslie Caron's Pixie


 Leslie Caron's pixie has always been one of my favorites! I'm in the middle of reading her memoir and she talked a little bit about her cropped hairdo... but first some pictures!





Leslie was brought to Hollywood from France in 1950 by none other than Gene Kelly to star in An American in Paris. While getting styled for the role Leslie tried to explain to the hair stylist she wanted a short boycut, like a model she had seen on a magazine in France. The hairstylist thought Leslie was crazy and didn't do what Leslie wanted. So, Leslie went home that night and cut her hair herself! After studio people saw her hair they were outraged, haha! They actually delayed filming for three weeks to allow Leslie's hair to grow a bit. In the film Leslie's hair is styled in tight curls, which she hated! After filming Leslie kept her hair super short and straight like she wanted. So technically Leslie was the first Hollywood startlet to rock a pixie cut. Before Mia, Jean or even Audrey! 

19 comments:

MrJeffery said...

love leslie!

Mary Lou said...

oh she is really cute and adorable with that pixie cut!
love and kiss,mary

Amy said...

Oh, what a sassy, awesome woman to cut her own hair! She wouldn't look quite as exquisite with long hair... that pixie really made her special.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I did my bangs to look like her back in 2005/2006. I adore it.

Stephanie Lynn said...

How beautiful! They hair, the lips, the cheek bones, the eyelashes! :D

Sarah Louise said...

I love her curly hair in An American In Paris, but her straight pixie is cute, too. Love her.

Peachy Keen said...

She really is beautiful, wish I could have lucious lips like that.

Jade


http://91peachykeen.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

Her pixie is gorgeous! I'm a little tempted to get my short hair re-cropped like that but I don't think my hair will stay lovely and straight for it.

Dawniepants said...

A short pixie crop with an asymmetric fringe, how fabulous! pioneer!

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Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I love Leslie and I love this little anecdote! I need to get my hands on this memoir.

MNelson said...

What really set her apart is her smile. Absolutely gorgeous teeth.
She was the most beautiful when she was in her 50's. An icon of French sensuality.

Lauren said...

It's Gigi! She's so adorable and I loved her in Gigi.

DalenaVintage said...

Interesting story. What's the name of the book you're reading. I'm in need of a good book!

Annie, Vintage Diggs said...

Her pixie cut looks amazing on her! Wish I could pull this look off! I'm loving your blog, I just added you to my bloglovin feed!

xoxo,
annie

http://vintagediggs.com/blog/

MarieBayArea said...

An angel. Leslie's large eyes just kill me.

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