Our Top 10 Favourite Bald Characters From Popular Culture!
Here at HEED we’re all about celebrating the bald!
There’s no shame in being bald, we’re proud of it, we love our bald heads and we want our message of bald is great to become a movement!
For some fun, we’ve put together a top list of our top 10 fictional baldies, and a little bit about why we love them! Do you agree? Or have we missed someone big? Let us know in the comments!
Captain Jean Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation, played by Patrick Stewart
Our local actor Patrick Stewart is one of the most iconic bald actors, and is bald in almost every role he has played. But Captain (“make it so”) Picard is our favourite. Captain of the Starship Enterprise in the series for The Next Generation from 1987 – 1994.
Sir Patrick often talks about how he is ‘not the most conventional leading man’ because he has no hair. He did in fact film the pilot for The Next Generation with a hair piece! But the show’s creators decided against it, and decided that Jean-Luc is to be bald, and quite right too.
Uncle Fester, The Addams Family, played by Christopher Lloyd
He’s creepy and he’s kooky, but we all love him, Uncle Fester! Since the 1960’s there have been several iterations of our favourite spooky family, with a new film coming out in 2019! The family have been a cult classic, and usually someone will dress up as an Addams for Halloween.
Furiosa, Max Mad: Fury Road, played by Charlize Theron
In the new Mad Max franchise, Charlize Theron plays Furiosa, an absolute bad ass, with a shaved head and bionic arm. Seeing a strong female lead with a shaved head inspired girls to shave their head, and showed that you don’t have to have long luscious locks to be the female lead in Hollywood, and won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling in 2016!
King Mongkut of Siam, The King And I, played by Yul Brynner
He’s stubborn, but he gets there in the end with a little help from Deborah Kerr and some cheesy Rogers and Hammerstein songs!
Doctor Evil, Austin Powers trilogy, played by Mike Myers
A cult character in the 90’s and 00’s, when so many of us were doing our best Doctor Evil impression. A homage to James Bond villain Blofeld, we owe the attire and humour with Doctor Evil.
Count Orlok, Nosferatu, played by Max Schreck
Iconic, cult and the first and best ever vampire, you may not know the name, but we’re sure you’ll know the face of the Count. He inspired the looks of iterations of vampires to come, and as the film is in black and white, his bright bald head is a shining beacon for bald icons! (albeit he drinks human blood…)
Okoye, Black Panther, played by Danai Gurira
Okoye and the Wakanda warriors from Marvel’s Black Panther are the female worriers who protect the king. They are all bald, with tribal tattoos on their skin, and the film as a whole inspired many people, but in particular, young girls that they too can be warriors!
Nebula, The Guardians of the Galaxy & Avengers: Infinity War & Avengers:Endgame, played by Karen Gillan
Blue headed Nebula has become integral to the Avengers storyline in Marvel, and another one who shaved her hair for real, Scottish actor Karen revealed her newly shaved head at a panel at San Diego Comic Con to much excitement and praise.
Statler and Woldorf, The Muppets
They may be grumpy old men, but there’s something endearing about Statler and Woldorf. Often the voice of criticism and heckling they’re two of the most iconic muppets characters there are! And we’re sure that they would love the HEED products on their felty bald heads!
Ripley, Alien Trilogy, played by Sigourney Weaver
Another absolute bad ass, Ripley from the Alien series, in particular Alien 3 from 1992 when on the prison planet her head is shaved. We love Ripley, another great female character paving the way for bald women!