Grey hair makes a stand at the Cannes Film Festival


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Four of the world’s most famous veteran movie stars chose to rock their natural grey hair on the red carpet at the recent Cannes International Film Festival in France.


Andie Macdowell, Sharon Stone, Jodie Foster and Helen Mirren proved that you can still glam it up with the best of them and look fabulous, even if you have don’t conceal your grey hair.


Macdowell’s long, naturally curly locks, tied up into a low ponytail, proudly showcased their peppery grey roots, resulting in a spectacular frame for her beautiful face.


Foster rocked a short, side-parted bob with several grey strands evident around her face, while Stone’s teased, greying short hair was swept back to highlight her amazing bone structure.


Now in her mid-70s, the iconic Mirren has been rocking silver-white hair for quite some time and looking amazing for it. Cannes was no exception, the much-lauded actress had her short hair scraped back from her face and secured in a cute little top knot.


French singer Yseult sported wonderfully unruly and tight black curls that skimmed the shoulders, while Cannes Jury Member, Maggie Gyllenhaal, had her collar-length brunette hair brushed off her face and hitched behind the ears.


Supermodel Bella Hadid made a number of appearances on the Cannes red carpet with awe-inspiring, avant-garde outfits and glamorous updos, but it was her Opening Night style that stunned. Coming from a severe middle parting, her hair was twisted into an intricate bun on the crown of her head.


Fellow model, South African Candice Swanepoel, opted for a simple look – her long blonde locks were super-straight and smooth, tucked neatly behind each ear. Ethiopian-born model, designer and actress, Liya Kebede, sported a tousled chin-length bob, while daughter Raee’s hairdo comprised a dazzling mass of thin, long braids.


Oscar-winner Regina King opted for old-school glam, with a very high and structured updo, which perfectly complemented her Marie Antoinette-style ball gown.


Jessica Chastain’s gloriously fiery red hair was coifed into a studiously messy bun, with a side parting that covered much of her forehead.


France’s former First Lady and supermodel, Carla Bruni, made an appearance on the red carpet, rocking the same mid-length, slightly waved brunette hairdo that she was known for while her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, was President.


Certainly the most bizarre, albeit totally eye-catching, style was worn by Russian/ French actress, Elena Lenina, whose blonde wig was so vast and intricate that it almost defied description. Suffice to say that it looked a cross between a giant tribal crown and a plaited lion’s mane. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)