25/01/2012 15:29 GMT | Updated 25/01/2012 15:55 GMT

Cynthia Nixon Shaves Head: Which Actresses Have Gone Bald For A Part? (PHOTOS)

Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon has shaved off her famous red hair to land the lead role in the Broadway production of Wit.

Speaking on US show Live With Kelly, Nixon confessed she's rather fond of her new 'do, despite its maintenance problem.

"It's got kind of a five o'clock shadow, and you don't want to go on with that...

"I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like. I like it, I don't think I'm gonna keep it forever," she told Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Mary J. Blige.

Nixon plays a poetry professor who undergoes cancer treatment in the stage show, in a role previously played by Emma Thompson. The British actress shaved her head in 2001 for the TV adaptation of Wit.

Now Nixon joins a whole group of actresses who've been willing to ditch their envied A-list locks for parts in films and TV shows.

Cameron Diaz went bald for My Sister's Keeper, as did Felicity Huffman in Desperate Housewives.

Natalie Portman pulled off a skinhead in V for Vendetta and Demi Moore showed she was in control when she removed her dark tresses for G.I Jane.

Also on the list of actresses who've shaved their head for a part are Cate Blanchett in Heaven, Toni Collette in 8 1/2 Women, Mena Suvari in The Garden Of Eden, Sigourney Weaver in Alien, Halle Berry in Nappily Ever After and Ellen Page in Mouth to Mouth.

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