Celebrity Natalie Portman's Complete Hair Evolution With decades of looks to reflect on, these are her most memorable moves. By Christopher Luu Christopher Luu Instagram Twitter Christopher is a Southern California-based editor and has been with InStyle since 2018. He covers all things entertainment, celebrity, and culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on April 5, 2021 @ 02:47PM Pin Share Tweet Email Oscar-winner Natalie Portman has taken on so many iconic roles with signature looks (think Jackie Kennedy in Jackie and Princess Amidala in the Star Wars saga) that it's quick to forget that she's had her own look for decades. While she's most known for her shoulder-length bob, Portman went short for 2005's V for Vendetta and she wasn't immune to the '00s obsession with side-swept bangs and beachy waves. Here are the highlights (honey-blonde, of course) of styles from Portman's history, from a flapper-inspired turn on the red carpet to her signature style. Natalie Portman Says She's Only Worked With One Male Mentor That Wasn't 'Creepy' 1995 Ron Galella, Ltd. / Contributor When she was still just 14, Portman had dark shoulder-length hair with a flip. 2001 Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images After her role in the Star Wars series, Portman stayed under the radar during her time at Harvard with long, tight curls. 2002 Gregg DeGuire/WireImage For the MTV Movie Awards, she went full-on boho with tight curls and a peasant top. 2003 Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic At the premiere of Cold Mountain, Portman premiered a Jazz Age-appropriate bob. 2004 Gregg DeGuire/WireImage Evan Agostini/Getty Images A new year brought bangs and beachy tousled waves. Post-Closer, which had Portman wearing a pink wig, fans got to see Portman with a few new looks. Natalie Portman and Devendra Banhart's Breakup Was the End of the '00s Hipster Dream 2005 Christian Alminana/FilmMagic Portman got a buzzcut for her role in V for Vendetta. 2006 Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images And it grew out into a pixie. 2008 Eric CATARINA / Contributor At the Berlin International Film Festival, Portman showed off one of her lightest hair colors so far, a golden blonde. Natalie Portman Said "Being Sexualized as a Child" Made Her Feel "Afraid" 2013 NBC / Contributor Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage And just a few years later, she wore her hair in shoulder-length ringlets. While she promoted Thor: The Dark World, she had it stick-straight to show off an asymmetrical cut. 2016 Michael Tran / Contributor A wavy style showed off a new ombré dye job. 2017 NBC / Contributor More recently, Portman went darker and longer. 2019 Frazer Harrison/Getty Images The dark hair didn't last long. Portman debuted a warm honey bayalage bob on the red carpet. 2020 Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic It's not as short as her buzzcut, but 2020 saw Portman crop her hair shorter than it's been in years.