Anne Hathaway Is in Her Blonde Bob Era

This transformation is true movie magic.

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Ever since the days of Ella Enchanted and The Princess Diairies, Anne Hathaway has been famous for her long brunette locks. Save for the occasional Les Misérables chop or The Devil Wears Prada bang, her healthy hairstyle has rarely differed. Until now, at least. To break away from the long-held look, Hathaway recently tried out a hairdo far, far removed from her signature style: A bleach blonde, '60s style bob.

In her new film, Eileen, Hathaway plays a gorgeous psychologist named Rebecca who catches the eye of her prison co-worker, Eileen (Thomasin McKenzie). Elegant and sensual, Rebecca is everything Eileen wants to be—and her bouncy hairstyle only adds to the allure. While the peroxide bob won't be visible on the big screen until December 1, fans got an excellent preview when Hathaway posted the thriller's trailer to her Instagram on Tuesday. "A simple, Christmas Love Story," she jokingly captioned the clip.

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Based on a novel of the same name by Otessa Moshfegh (you might know her from the extremely popular My Year of Rest and Relaxation), Eileen first premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January. After the screening, Hathaway's performance was met with major acclaim, with her acting and bouffant wig both getting attention.

Earlier this fall, Hathaway rocked a different '60s hairstyle that was more in line with her regular style: A brunette beehive. With the midcentury inspiration running hot, I'm so excited to see how she shows up to the official Hollywood premiere of the new movie. Will her bleached wig make an appearance? I (like Eileen herself) can only hope.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.