The 15-year-old was a classic preppy: "I worshiped at the altar of Izod. It was 'Give me the alligator or watch me suffer.'" She has joked that her youthful style was a reaction to the "suede-and-sequins show-business glamour" worn by her mother and sister, country singers Naomi and Wynonna Judd.
Whoever said eyes are the windows to the soul never met someone like Ashley Judd. To understand what makes this ambitious actress tick, you'd be better off looking deep into her…hairstyle. From the no-maintenance jailhouse crop she sported in Double Jeopardy to the blond Marilyn curls she wore in Heat, Judd's locks have had enough screen time to warrant their own SAG card. For her role in Someone Like You, Judd went all the way, lopping six inches off her long tresses, and for Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Judd's hair was primped and pumped into several different looks, including '60s-era curls. Of course, even a bad cut couldn't make this Southern beauty look like a dud. "As we all know," says N.Y.C. stylist Mark Garrison, "Ashley could have no hair and she'd still be stunning."