40+ Celebrities That Are Actually Wearing Wigs and We Never Knew

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As fans and admirers, we consistently praise celebrities for their performances in their acting, music, and fashion careers. Crafting the perfect look takes a lot of effort. At the end of the day, we’re left in awe as celebrities dazzle us with their impeccable appearances. One of their secret accessories is in plain view, though. Let’s explore celebrities you may not know wear wigs.

Alexis Ren

Alexis Ren is best known for her work as an entrepreneur, having founded We Are Warriors. She’s also a model that has appeared in several music videos and has performed on Dancing With the Stars.

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With over 17 million Instagram followers, Ren continually posts eye-catching pictures that garner the admiration of her followers. Her exceptional photos place her around the world, enjoying her day-to-day activities and modeling while wearing various wigs.

Bebe Rexha

This Brooklyn native has made waves in the music industry after signing a music deal with Warner Records. Rexha has released popular songs, including “In the Name of Love”, “Say My Name”, and “Break My Heart Myself”, to name a few.

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Rexha has also posted pictures featuring several impressive wigs while posing for the camera. Her 10.7 million followers cheered Rexha for her incredible photos of her wearing a black wig behind the scenes.

Bella Hadid

This American supermodel is known for wearing the absolute best in fashion and looking spectacular on the runway. Bella Hadid has made a name for herself on stage, on magazine covers, and in social circles, such as formerly dating The Weeknd.

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As a supermodel, Hadid adapts her look to fit the brands wanting her to model. This supermodel travels the world and is keenly aware of the importance of wigs to help fit the look.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne has led an accomplished film career with many notable projects, including the comedy Chick Fight as Olivia, the black comedy horror The Babysitter as Allison, and the children’s movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip as Ashley Grey.

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Thorne, naturally a redhead, has played several brunettes and blondes throughout her career. The Florida-born actress is no stranger to wearing wigs that perfectly accent her natural beauty on screen and behind the scenes.


Beyonce needs no introduction. This Texas native is known from her collaboration with Destiny’s Child to her massive success as a solo artist. Beyonce is so well-known she doesn’t even use her surname.

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Beyonce started her musical career at a young age, perfecting her talents and learning about the entertainment industry, fashion, acting, choreography, and of course, how to look incredible in front of the camera. She has inspired endless trends, wigs, and fashion styles.

Cardi B

Cardi B pushes the envelope of fashion, censorship, and traditional tastes as her outfits, lyrics, and appearances become the talk of the town and the center of our continued attention. This performer is keenly aware of how to pique our interest.

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This singer-songwriter has created buzz through her interesting lexicon and energetic personality. She’s also known for her ever-changing appearances in red carpet events and her daily life. Cardi B dazzles onlookers with unique wardrobes, wigs, and accessories, creating a unique appeal.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion is a Canadian national treasure that first generated massive acclaim with her hit song “My Heart Will Go On” from the equally successful movie Titanic. Dion has continued to amaze international audiences with her extensive list of songs.

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Dion has a classic style about her that showcases her elegance and beauty. Whether on stage or at home, this singer is always looking her best. This is partly due to the doo that Dion wears, which consists of various wigs.


If you’ve owned a radio or TV or gone to the movies in the last 60 years, it would be impossible to avoid knowing Cher. She has graced us with many hit songs, co-hosted a variety show, and appeared in several films.

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Cher has recorded countless music videos showcasing the vision and story of her songs. She also continually updates her style. Audiences can view her many wigs, which vary in hairstyle, color, and length.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen’s electric personality lights up every photoshoot and runway she has graced with her appearance. As the better half of her long-term partner John Legend, Teigen has had a fulfilling life as a model, executive producer, and television personality.

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Teigen is a stunning model, well-known for her long, flowing hair but has also experimented with various hairstyles. Frequently, the American model can be seen sporting different fantastic dresses, hairstyles, and matching accessories on TV or at events.


Ciara, a singer with many chart-topping songs to her name, is known for her R&B and pop songs released during the 2000s featuring Ludacris, Petey Pablo, and Missy Elliott. Her catchy songs became dance classics over the years.

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This vivacious singer attracted fans through her excellent choreography, exciting concerts, and unique street style. When appearing on the red carpet, her style and hair (thanks to wigs) were noticeably different as she adopted a more elegant appearance than normal during music videos and concerts.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is an American singer-songwriter specializing in producing music that electrifies the dance floor and inspires tapping along to the beat. The singer has even appeared as an unhelpful spirit in the movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

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Lovato frequently showcases different and surprising hair colors, lengths, and looks. She has opted for short trims with sometimes gray, sometimes purple, and sometimes red hair.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is the role model and aspiration of many female country singers today as they idolize Parton for her extensive musical career spanning generations. The country star gave us hits like “Jolene”, “9 to 5”, and “I Will Always Love You”.

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Although years have passed since her debut, Dolly Parton has kept the same hairstyle for decades. She wears her wig tied up or held aloft with a generous amount of hairspray and product. Either way, she looks fantastic, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratjkowski is an American supermodel that has had a full career appearing on Nickelodeon’s iCarly, in two music videos for Maroon 5, opposite Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, on runways as a model, and a list of other incredible accomplishments.

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Ratajkowski is filled with talent that can cross many industries. This type of versatility requires the star to adapt to each role, fashion show, and music video, which meas she needs to constantly update her look.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani has a unique career as she first started as the lead singer of her pop rock band No Doubt. Since then, she has transformed her image, appeared as a longstanding judge on The Voice, and even wed country superstar Blake Shelton.

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Stefani, a successful singer since the mid-’80s, is known for reinventing herself and her image. Whether convincingly appearing as Marilyn Monroe or singing for adoring fans, Stefani looks the best with any hairstyle. We’re long-time fans and are interested to see what she does next.

Iggy Azalea

For over the past two decades, this Australian-born singer has been making waves in the music and fashion industries. Known primarily as a rapper, Iggy Azalea has also posed for top fashion brands and garnered the respect of the industry.

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As mentioned in earlier entries, models and singers are no strangers to the high requirements fashion has when you’re in the spotlight. Azalea knows this and always looks her best from head to toe, often wearing her best wigs.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is a well-accomplished artist that has also reinvented herself throughout the years. Never forgetting where she came from, this Bronx native has managed to mix a touch of class with that notorious New York edge, which shined early in her career.

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If you watch old music videos and concerts, you can see the various eye-catching outfits, dazzling dance moves, and of course, the wigs she’s worn over the years. Lopez has a knack for choosing the best wigs to match the occasion and outfit.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt grabbed our attention in Kids Incorporated and quickly stunned us in I Know What You Did Last Summer. Love Hewitt has continued taking roles, including 9-1-1, which have us glued to our screens.

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This stunning actress has graced red carpets countless times and has left us collecting our jaws from the floor as we’re habitually in awe of her elegance, beauty, and ability to look fantastic at all times. Some credit, of course, is owed to her superb wigs.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson developed her musical career early in life, and an acting career followed. Simpson rose to higher fame through her reality show Newlyweds: Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, which shared her daily life and the creation of her third album.

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Many celebrities wear the best they can find on the red carpet, but few invite the cameras into their daily lives. This invasion of privacy can require a finer eye on your appearance that may call for the need for wigs to look your best.

Jordyn Woods

Jordyn Woods has several similarities to Paris Hilton, who’s also on this list, as Woods is also a model, actress, and socialite. She’s linked to many celebrities, including Kylie Jenner. Woods was an integral part of Life of Kylie.

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Although Jordyn Woods is learning to handle life in the limelight, the star is typically seen enjoying life in front of the camera, posing with her long, beautiful hair and alongside her other well-known friends and acquaintances out on the town.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale is a great example of an actress that has an incredible range that reaches multiple genres, including drama, comedy, and romantic comedy, to name a few. Whether Beckinsale plays a vampire hunter or stars in a period piece, we’re giddy with anticipation.

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Beckinsale is best known for her friendly, warm demeanor, but fans applaud her style and presence on the red carpet as she draws in the cameras’ attention and turns heads. This actress can seemingly do no wrong in our eyes.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry has become famous through her sweet, girl-next-door on-stage persona with songs including “California Gurls”, “Firework”, and “Last Friday Night”. The singer-songwriter is typically featured in brightly colored music videos with cute objects serving as oversized on-stage props.

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Perry plays her persona well as her various, and sometimes elaborate, outfits match the same cutesy style she has crafted for herself. Katy Perry will also wear matching wigs in various fun colors to complete the ensemble.

Keira Knightley

At six years old, Keira Knightley began her acting career in commercials and TV films. Over her three-decade-long career, Knightley has been featured in romantic comedies, period pieces, dramas, comedies, and even the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, alongside Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.

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Knightley has crafted an elegant look that matches her London upbringing and sensibility. The English actress is a shining example of class, style, and refinement, as her look suits her cheerful personality and magnificent hairstyles.

Lady Gaga

Defining or qualifying Lady Gaga is a challenge. The eccentric singer continually surprises audiences with catchy songs that match her avant-garde style. Fans admire her for her performances that blend concerts and fashion shows into one.

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Lady Gaga splashes contrasting colors, accentuates accessories, and creates outfits suitable for the runway while merely appearing on the red carpet or performing on stage. Along with her many wigs, her fashion sense has garnered the attention of fans and critics alike.


Much like Cher or Beyonce, Madonna is an absolute legend in the music industry. Of course, she has acted in many roles over the years, but we know her best for songs like “Papa Don’t Preach”, “Material Girl”, and “Ray of Light”.

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Madonna, affectionately known as the “Queen of Pop,” is continually updating her public image and fashion to match the times and the current sound of her music. Her hairstyles and their colors also follow the current fashion trends.

Mary J. Blige

From one icon to the next, Mary J. Blige has earned the nickname “Queen of R&B” from her extensive music career, providing us with hits like “No More Drama”, “Family Affair”, and “Not Gon’ Cry”. Blige has opened a lot of doors for female artists.

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Take the time to watch many of Mary J. Blige’s music videos. You can witness the many colorful wigs she has worn over the years that have inspired other female singers to make bold fashion decisions in their performances.

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown, as we all know, catapulted to fame playing the role of Eleven on Stranger Things, with the last season airing sometime in 2024. The British-born actress has branched into Enola Holmes, the newly created younger sister of Sherlock Holmes.

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Although Millie Bobby Brown is seen sporting extremely short hair in the earlier seasons of Stranger Things, she’s known for having various hairstyles that cycle between long, straight, wavy, and short. The varieties in Brown’s styles and colors are an inspiration.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj exploded across the country after being discovered and signed by Lil Wayne on his label Young Money Entertainment. Since her debut, she has released numerous hit songs, including “Truffle Butter”, “Super Bass”, and “Super Freaky Girl”, to name a few.

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Minaj combines the best and most outrageous fashion from the spectacle of Lady Gaga’s style and the cutesiness of Katy Perry’s style. These influences combine to create a wholly unique style that Minaj owns, including the wigs she adapts for herself.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is another legendary actress in exceptional films, including The Northman with Alexander Skarsgard, The Stepford Wives with Matthew Broderick, and Eye Wide Shut with Tom Cruise. Her career is filled with hit films and notable co-stars.

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Kidman has portrayed countless characters across her films which have seen her embody these roles with grace, poise, and the occasional wig. She’s also been seen taking to the red carpet with the same outfit and hairstyle diversity.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton isn’t just the location of a hotel, but also the name of an accomplished heiress, model, and actress that made a name for herself in her reality show co-starring fellow heiress Nicole Richie, daughter of singer Lionel Richie.

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Models are synonymous with the latest fashion trends, high-end, exclusive parties, and always looking their best. Hilton is no exception, as she always looks her absolute best, from the shoes on her feet to the wigs on her head.

Rachel McAdams

Like Mary in About Time or Claire Cleary in The Wedding Crashers, Rachel McAdams typically plays sweet and endearing characters. Still, we also enjoy the cruel Regina George in Mean Girls or the thoughtful and mature Dr. Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange.

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McAdams, who has a smile that brightens the room and a laugh that fills our hearts, possesses a unique style that serves as an inspiration to adoring female fans. The actress has ditched her past hairstyle for a shorter, blonde look.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones became known for playing the straight man to her other more comedic co-stars in Parks and Recreation. Although she was the catalyst for many jokes in the show, Jones has proven to have a penchant for humor.

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The always-effervescent Rashida Jones stuns on the red carpet with her captivating smile, knockout fashion, and impressive hairstyles that adoring fans admire. Whether taking on roles or away from the set, she looks phenomenal in every sense of the word.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon portrays wholesome, sometimes naive characters with hearts of gold and a solid moral compass. Audiences are drawn to the characters she depicts. This is due to her endearing qualities and incredible talent that shine through.

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Witherspoon typically plays cute, young characters. However, her range sees her taking different personalities, wardrobes, and a new approach to portraying each and every role. Growing up in the industry, Witherspoon also updates her style to match current trends, which requires ever-changing hairstyles.


Rihanna’s powerful voice and artistic edge lend to her success in the music industry. With hit songs like “Umbrella”, “Love the Way You Lie”, and “Work”, this Barbados-born R&B singer has become a legend in her own right.

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Rihanna is known for her sharp lyrics, incredible choreography, and constantly changing hairstyles and hair colors. With all the wigs she showcases in her personal and professional life, it’s no wonder she’s at the top of her game the world over.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is an exceptional actress best known for her action, dramatic, and comedic roles. We loved her in Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Frida, and the hit show 30 Rock. The Mexican actress has garnered the world’s attention and admiration.

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Hayek portrays countless roles where she transforms into various characters, from a notable Mexican artist to a wild west femme fatale to a dangerous wife of a trained assassin. Hayek seems to take on these roles with ease and grace.

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland is an American actress best known for playing the ditzy daughter Haley Dunphy in the long-running hit show Modern Family. The sitcom star also has a list of other noteworthy roles and a music career.

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Hyland has transformed her hair countless times, switching between blonde, brunette, short, long, straight, and curly. When Hyland appears in a role, her hairstyle continually intrigues us as she always looks new.

Selena Gomez

Although Selena Gomez began her acting career on Barney & Friends, she’s most notably a Disney child actress that has since branched out into movies like A Rainy Day in New York or shows like Only Murders in the Building.

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We have a special place in our hearts for Gomez’s wig in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. But the young actress has welcomed wigs in other projects. We’re interested to see what character Gomez will play next.

Selma Blair

Selma Blair plays the absent-minded Cecile Caldwell in Cruel Intentions. She manages to steal scenes with her amazing on-stage talents. Teaming up with co-star Reese Witherspoon, we also adore Blair’s stuffy, snooty character in Legally Blonde.

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Most people know Selma Blair for her short, brown bob hairstyle. She has publicly struggled with hair loss and has taken to wearing wigs quite often. We enjoy any look as this phenomenal actress continues wowing us with amazing performances.

Sofia Richie

Younger sister to Nicole Richie and the daughter of Lionel Richie, Sofia is a model that has worked on runways and magazine covers. As a fashion designer, she’s also worked alongside Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Micheal Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger.

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Richie usually has shoulder-length dirty blonde hair. When taking on modeling gigs, her hairstyle and color frequently change according to the specific look needed on set. This versatile model has taken her experiences into her work as a designer.

Stacey Solomon

Stacey Solomon has made a name for herself through her music career and various appearances as a television personality. Rising to fame with her participation in X Factor, Solomon became a hit with her renditions of popular songs performed on the British show.

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Solomon typically has her shoulder-length blonde hair and is seen letting her fantastic smile shine through. The British singer has also been spotted sporting different, unique colors that audiences and fans adore equally. It seems that no matter the style, we simply adore the star.

Tia Mowry

As Disney fans early in life, we grew up with Tia Mowry in our living rooms each night. She entertained us in her hit show Sister Sister alongside her real-life twin sister. Since then, she’s appeared in films, sitcoms, and talk shows.

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Whether Mowry is wearing long dreads, wavy brown hair, straight black hair, or another variation, she looks her best every step of the way. Her style, incredible smile, and wigs contribute to her charm.

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton is a multi-talented star that has a longstanding career as a singer-songwriter. She has hits like “Un-Break My Heart”, “Another Sad Love Song”, and “Just Be a Man About It”. The star has also conquered other areas of the industry as an actress and television personality.

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Braxton has changed her hairstyles to match each song’s emotions and messages, especially in her music videos. Typically, the singer has long, straight hair during more serious love songs. She wears short, curly hair to express higher energy.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is an American singer, rapper, and actress. She started her career by beatboxing with Ladies Fresh, a female hip-hop group in the 1980s. She transitioned into acting as she became more popular. Latifah has been featured in films like Dreamgirls, Hairspray, and The Secret Life of Bees.

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Queen Latifah is know for being loud and proud. Additionally, she has transformed her hairstyle in many fun ways as she adapts her energetic look to match her energetic style. She’s sure to dazzle audiences as her career continues to shine.

Demi Moore

Demi Moore is an accomplished actress with many noteworthy films, including Ghost and G.I. Jane. She even has a cameo appearance in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Moore has played countless roles over the last four decades, and we’re delighted she’s still creating new films.

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The Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle actress has been in the limelight for over four decades, and audiences admire her red-carpet appearances. During this time, we have witnessed her various hairstyles change throughout the years.

Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly first caught our attention in the hit show Lost. Since her early days, Lilly has played an integral role in two separate franchises, The Hobbit movies, and the Ant-Man and Avengers movies.

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Whether Evangeline Lilly is playing Hope Van Dyne or Tauriel or in her daily life, we always enjoy seeing what new hairstyle she’s showing off. Of course, with the help of a few select wigs, Lilly can change styles effortlessly.

Jennifer Aniston

This former Friends star was welcomed into our homes each week as audiences watched an on-again, off-again romance unfold. Since her rise to fame on the beloved show, we’ve enjoyed Jennifer Aniston’s roles in 30 Rock, Horrible Bosses, and Murder Mystery.

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Aniston is such a beloved part of the sitcom she once appeared on that even her hairstyle has become iconic, which is a difficult feat. That said, it may surprise you to learn that Aniston prefers wigs, mostly thanks to their convenience.