By Grace Gavilanes
Feb 09, 2015 @ 5:55 am
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Actress and social activist Mia Farrow, who turns 70 today, is a legend for many reasons. From her breakout role in 1968's Rosemary's Baby to 1974's The Great Gatsby, the actress holds many notable distinctions (including being on the first-ever issue of People, InStyle's sister publication). But the one we here at InStyle will always be thankful to her for? Introducing us to the pixie.

And, according to Farrow, the hairstyle was her creation, not that of the late Vidal Sassoon, who often gets credited for the iconic cut due to a scene in Rosemary's Baby. In 2013, Farrow explained to The New York Times:

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Consider the record set straight! (Something Farrow clearly isn't afraid to do, considering her RT-worthy Twitter feed.)

Feeling inspired for your own short crop? (Though maybe you want to leave this one to the pros.) Peruse our roundup of the best pixies we've spotted as of late, from Helen Mirren to Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

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