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!