Robin Wright crops her hair – cute or too sporty?

The last time I remember seeing Robin Wright, she had blonde shoulder length hair that was choppily layered around her face. Her hair was short by Hollywood standards, and she deserves a lot of credit for not filling it out with fake long extensions.


Now Robin has cut off her hair to a short bob that makes her look a lot like Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie. This cropped ‘do is popular lately, with Katherine Heigl, Hayden Panettiere, Carey Mulligan, and Emma Watson all wearing variations of this style. Robin was spotted out in Paris on Friday, where the photo agency Fame notes that she is “working on a campaign for Gerard Darel designs.”

When you compare her new hair to the last time we saw her, at a premiere in April, it’s much better. The layers were too thin around her face and her hair looked as messy as her outfit.


If you compare her hair to the SAGs in January, it was better longer. She has angular features and longer hair softens her face. I have shoulder length hair, though, and it scares me to think of cropping it so short. It’s daunting to cut off your hair, although I guess when you’re as beautiful as Robin it’s not as big a risk as the rest of us.


Remember when she went brunette for a little while in 2009? That didn’t last long.



Photo credit: Fame Pictures (new photos) and (older photos)

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  1. originalgracie says:

    I love Robin.

    I can’t help but think that her thoughts and feelings are kind of f*cked up from living with the Man From Hell Sean Penn for so long. Listening to all his rants and raves and bullshit.

    I wish her well. I hope she has a new lovely, tender, awesome boyfriend. She deserves it.

    **That suit in the 2nd pic makes her boobs look weird. I am not sure that is a good look for any woman. I am assuming it’s from a clothing line she is promoting?

  2. originalgracie says:

    Plus, I know Sean was violent with her.
    Pushing, shoving, probably punching and smacking. It’s horrible to imagine living with that. And all the yelling. It makes me feel so sad.

  3. Maritza says:

    She needs to let it grow back. Robin always looks so unhappy. I wish she finds a good man in her life, she deserves happiness.

  4. mew says:

    I think the hair is well cut and suits her very well, making her look younger and really fresh. It’s not horrible crop like Katherine Heigl had. It actually looks really good on her (Robin).

  5. brin says:

    It’s cute but could be styled better. It ‘s probably very liberating, too.

  6. saintdevil says:

    To keep on topic:

    I don’t like her hair AT ALL.

    It’s not about the length, but is that even a haircut? It looks like it is a shorter cut growing out.

    Very unflattering.

  7. tracking says:

    It’s a little hard to tell in a candid, but the new style seems aging. I usually think she looks amazing.

  8. poopie says:

    wish i could wear mine that length and not look like a TUB !

  9. Embee says:

    Beautiful. She looks natural, elegant and carefree. I love how this cut shows off her amazing bone structure and pretty efatures. Never noticed what a sweet smile she has with the long hair.

    She didn’t just wash that man our of her hair – she choppped him out! Go Robin!

  10. meilamon says:

    She needs to grow it out long. She looks so old now, she looks so beautiful with longer hair. I don’t like this new cut or the shoulder length hair.

  11. Micki says:

    Short hair suits her too, I like it.

  12. PrettyTarheel says:

    Robin Wright gets an automatic pass from me, even if she shaves her head and starts umbrella jousting. 1) Princess Buttercup can do no wrong and 2) She lived with Sean Penn forever, in Hollywood terms. That’s enough to make ANYONE pull a Britney.

    Also, I don’t necessarily want her to find a man. I want her to prove that she’s strong, emotionally healthy, and capable of living a fulfilled life without a man. I think she deserves years, if not decades, to heal after the relationship with Sean. I can’t imagine listening to that douchebag for an hour, much less a marrriage.

  13. originalgracie says:

    @PrettyTarheel: Co-sign this!! Reading what you wrote makes me change my mind on what I wrote. Her being cool and happy on her own is way better, like you said. Thanks for the fresh perspective.

  14. serena says:

    I like her better with short hair.

  15. thesea says:

    Cute. It’s time for her to get out from under Sean Penn’s shadow. Good way to assert herself and do it.

  16. MANTA says:

    I like her with long or shor hair. It’s been a couple of years she’s been the face of Gérard Darel. All the campaigns were shot by Peter Lindbergh, and she’s really amazing in it. The epitome of what a 40 something woman-who-hasn’t-messed-up-with-her-face should look like.

  17. TXCinderella says:

    Although I think the cut is cute, I think Robin should stick with longer hair. She is a pretty woman, but she has a manly jawline and I think longer hair makes her look more feminine.

  18. tango says:

    I like her new hair cut. The shoulder length cut isn’t as attractive since she looks to have thin hair.

  19. mia girl says:

    I would like it much more if it had more… umph, more attitude, more style. It just seems like a generic short haircut.. and since there is nothing generic about Robin Wright, the cut is not good enough for her.

    Honestly it kinda looks like Jane Lynch’s haircut. Blah.

  20. Crash2GO2 says:

    I love Robin too, and I can understand the need for a liberating hair cut. Perhaps Penn liked it long and so she kept it so all those years. But she needs soft long layers IMO because of her strong features. I have those same strong features, so I know of what I speak.

  21. Ria says:

    it looks good. sporty but she’s cute enough to not look like a … anyways, I think she looks good

  22. jenni says:

    Summer cut. It’ll be long again by August (yay). ROBIN WRIGHT RULES. I love her.

  23. Ann says:

    Love it – it looks very modern and chic.

  24. original kate says:

    really blah, like soccer-mom hair, especially with the banana clip pinned to her jacket. otherwise she looks good.

  25. Novaraen says:

    The darker hair on her is stunning!! Takes 10 years off of her…and she already looks great for her age. :)

    Don’t like the short cut…you can’t do anything with it at that length.

  26. the original bellaluna says:

    She wears it well; it’s perfect for how freaking HOT it gets here in summer; she’s recovering from the break-up of her very long relationship/marriage to a (reportedly) very difficult dude. LEAVE HER ALONE. (And don’t be all shocked and chagrined when Maria Shriver cuts her hair, either.)

    @ Pretty Tarheel – Well said. I love Princess Buttercup. I want her to be strong and healthy when/if she embarks on another relationship. But she may not: once bitten, twice shy.

  27. RHONYC says:

    its fine, i just needs a little product in it, pomade or something.

    she needs to check Ellen’s hair out. her cut is always bangin’ in my opinion.


  28. June says:

    If it’s for a movie role (which is what people seem to always forget when actors/actresses change their hair) then whatever. If it’s a real fashion choice (which for me is hard to believe) then it’s just unfortunate.

  29. jacq says:

    She looks like Jane Lynch. Downgrade.

  30. Lene says:

    She always looks so tortured to me.

  31. coral says:

    she’s a little young to be going for that haircut to be honest. It’s a similar haircut to my mother in law, who is about 15 years older than her. But hey, at least she’s not super vain about her hair length.

  32. Eleonor says:

    @PrettyTarheel: Co-Sign! And I think it is sooo normal she had a divorce she needed to change, she didn’t buy fake boobs, or a new face, she’s chosen to cut her hair.

  33. truetalk says:

    i think she looked gorg with d longer and darker hair

  34. beth says:

    she looks better, short. sort of androgynous now, but her eyes softens everything up.

  35. aenflex says:

    needs to go back to princess butter cup style.

  36. Kim says:

    Love Robin – think she is beautiful but this cut is awful. She looks like Sue Sylvester. Perhaps it is for a role.

  37. Mary Jane says:

    @PrettyTarheel: Princess Buttercup/Jenny has always been so beautiful she could be bald (and bitch would prob look hot as hell!).
    What bugs me more is that Ms. Wright must have some pretty low self-esteem to stay with a douche like SP for as long as she did… Maybe Cary Elwes is single (although he killed it with me with that “Saw” crap…)

  38. danielle says:

    too short. I agree the longer hair softens her features more.

  39. vanessa says:

    I think she’s really pretty and I like her hair better short like that than longer

  40. dj says:

    Really cute cut! It seems to suit her and she looks relaxed with it. She does not seem to be someone who wants to spend a lot of time on her hair anyway. Emancipation from the hair & Penn! Viva la Wright!

  41. jojo says:

    i love her, she’s beautiful, but she kinda looks like sue sylvester now. shes still super pretty though

  42. jemshoes says:

    I love a good ‘I’m moving on with my new life’ hair crop, especially on women with strong faces like Robin. It really is a very liberating thing to do. :)

  43. Twez says:

    It’s really soccer-momish, and she needs to touch up her roots.

  44. Kosmos says:

    The short cut could look better if it were more edgy…and/or also if she wore some pop out dark eyes with it. Otherwise, she should wear it a little longer with the same length extension just to add thickness.

    She’s always been a pretty woman and comes off as nice and not self-absorbed, we like her. Her outfit doesn’t work. She’s trying to dress too young. The white tennis, rolled up pants, but waist high doesn’t work with the two tank tops, sorry…

  45. blasted1 says:

    ….Ellen DeGeneres?…Jane Lynch?….”looks manly?”…Maybe she’s getting ready to come out. She sure looks like it.

  46. Ja says:

    Who did her styling? She should get her money back.

  47. Lady LaLa says:

    newely divorced women get their hair
    chopped off… it’s just a thing

  48. taxi says:

    She’s a pretty woman & I like the short hair. The ends are scraggly when it’s long. Do the roots, Robin.

  49. Violet says:

    I think it’s a great cut and really suits her!