Surprise! Keira Knightley Has Been Wearing Wigs for the Past 5 Years

Turns out we know even less than Jon Snow.

Keira Knightley
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Remember yesterday? When you thought Keira Knightley's hair was simply Keira Knightley's hair? Well life as you know it has ceased to exist, because apparently the actress has been tricking all of us. Turns out her hair (at least when it comes to her film roles) is most definitely a wig, and has been for the past five years.

"I have dyed my hair virtually every color imaginable for different films. It got so bad that my hair literally began to fall out of my head," Knightley said during a recent interview (opens in new tab). "So for the past five years I've used wigs, which is the greatest thing that's ever happened to my hair."

Keira Knightley dressed in period costume.

(Image credit: Focus Features)

Wait, so her hair in Anna Karenina was entirely wigs? Mind = blown.

However, much like Britney Spears, Knightley's natural hair is currently stronger than yesterday thanks to the effects of motherhood. "I have naturally crazy, curly hair, and since I've had the baby it's become 10 times thicker," she said (opens in new tab).

To do list: find out where Keira Knightley gets her wigs made, because these things look legit.

Keira Knightley in a blonde wig for her role in 'The Imitation Game'

(Image credit: The Weinstein Company)

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.