Claire Danes: Her Best Hair?

Published in: Hair, Just For Fun


Through the magic of Hulu, I’ve been watching old episodes of My So-Called Life, the mid-’90s TV show that made Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) a star.


Claire was just 15 years old when she landed the role of Angela Chase on the show, which fans loved for its authenticity, but her work was short-lived as the show only lasted a season. Despite the short run, it earned her an Emmy nomination and won her a Golden Globe.

Life as a teenage actress led to her first onscreen kiss, which incidentally occurred before her first one in real life. NOTE: I wouldn’t complain if 1) my first kiss was with Jordan Catalano and 2) they paid me to do it, haaaay.

After the show ended, Claire’s career took off, with roles in more than two dozen films, including Little Women, Romeo + Juliet (with Leonardo) and more recently Stardust, opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.

FUN FACT: Claire turned down the role of Rose Dewitt Bukater in Titanic, which later went to Kate Winslet.

On a bizarre note, Claire is a bit notorious among Filipinos as a result of remarks that appeared in a 1998 article for Vogue. Claire’s comments led to her being declared persona non-grata by the government of the country.

I still remember the e-mails from my mom with the subject line, “BAN CLAIRE DANES!!!” and thinking, “What the heck did Angela Chase get herself into?”

While I forgive her for her comments about my birthplace (she was just 19 at the time), as a die-hard Terminator fan, I’ll NEVER forgive her for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, bluh! 🙂

Which of Claire's hairstyles do you like the best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



Like this post? Tell your friends!

So far, 25 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Tavia says:

    I think she regretted turning down the Rose role from Titanic after seeing what impact had the movie 🙂
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… La Prairie Life Threads – Silver, Gold & Platinum – Perfume Collection – Fall 2009 =-.

  2. Citrine says:

    I actually like her center parted long straight hair (From Romeo and Juliet) the best
    .-= Citrine’s last blog post… Sally Hansen Natural Beaty Powder Blush =-.

  3. Nicole says:

    I do love how she looks as a blonde, but Angela Chase holds a special place in my heart. Crimson Glow forever!

  4. landwhale says:

    Actually Clair Danes was only about 13 or so when she landed the role and 13-15 when she filmed the episodes. She played a girl older than herself. That was what was so incredible about her performance. My so called Life aired in 1994 but was filmed earlier. Eitherway she looks terrible when her hair is too light because she is so pale. I like her best as a brunette/redhead.

  5. Jay says:

    I love Claire Dane ever since My So Called Life. I really enjoyed watching Stardust. I wonder what happen to the guy that played Tristan. I haven’t seen him in any other movie since. The movie really capture the essence of the book by Neil Gaiman.

  6. amy says:

    I like how chic and sleek her hair looks for #8 but a love number #5 as well during her My So Called Life Years.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… LOTD Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in 76 Ming Swatch on Lips and Review =-.

  7. Alyssa says:

    Hm, didn’t know about the Filipino controversy before…and I’m Filipina! I’m guessing it’s because my mom didn’t catch it on the news or else I’d be banned from watching her films, haha.
    .-= Alyssa’s last blog post… Crazy Week =-.

  8. 1 and 3. Haha 7 look so fun. When did she have that hair?

    .-= All Women Stalker’s last blog post… 37 Celebrities Caught Smoking … =-.

  9. Marce says:

    How young does she look in #5 and #7! I vote for number 8, her hair looks shiny and healthy, and it doens’t hurt that the cut really flatters her.
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Nivea Star Fruits Labello – Review & Swatch =-.

  10. Alison says:

    I used to love my so called life! I had a major crush on Jared Leto (actually still do, he looks so hot in the music videos for 30 seconds to mars!)

  11. Mariah says:

    I like all her hairstyles, and I think I’m going to bring #4 to the salon to get something similar. LOL, although she’s totally my boyfriend’s celeb crush.

  12. amy says:

    I agree Karen, I always wonder if the series went on if Jordan and Angela would last or fizzle out. We should rally for a 15 years later reunion movie. I wish I can find this series in a DVD set.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Guerlain Tsarina Ombre Eclat 4 Couleurs Palette #406 Swatches and Review =-.

  13. Anh says:

    Omg,I didn’t know she said that about the Philippines. Being 19 is no excuse. I’m on Team Karen’s Mom on this one.
    .-= Anh’s last blog post… Cavewoman Costume- How To =-.

  14. Martha says:

    I thought T3 was descent at least.

    What did you think of T4?

  15. Alison says:

    For me I don’t really mind the eyeliner on him or on johnny depp, but only those two!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge