Rose Byrne showed off her newly blonde hair, looks practically unrecognizable

Opening night of 'Lifespan Of a Fact'

Rose Byrne is an in-demand actress who works constantly and consistently. She had two low-key pregnancies – with her partner Bobby Cannavale – and she even got jobs during her pregnancies. Throughout her career, she’s almost always had brown hair for almost all of her roles. I think she’s had a few jobs where she was a redhead, maybe. My point is that I’ve never seen her with blonde hair before, and I was so startled by the color change that I didn’t recognize her and I though Bobby was dating someone new.

Bobby and Rose attended last night’s opening-night party for the play Lifespan Of a Fact, which is (I think) Bobby’s new play. They live in New York and Rose has completely immersed herself in New York life with Bobby and their kids, by the way. She’s basically Italian-American at this point, despite the fact that she’s really just an elegant-looking Aussie girl. It was at this opening night party that Rose debuted her blonde locks. Is this for a role? I don’t know – she has three films in post-production on her IMDB page, so maybe.

I’m obsessed with trying to figure out who she looks like, because she absolutely does not look like Rose Byrne. From some angles, she suddenly looks like Ellie Goulding, right? Also: her dress in these photos is Les Coyotes de Paris.

Lifespan Of a Fact Opening Party - Arrivals

Lifespan Of a Fact Opening Party - Arrivals

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. V says:

    I love her! But at first glance, with this hair, I thought she was Cher! Yikes.

    • Char says:

      Cher’s wigs are better and it’s not a critic, it’s just that taking care of this shade of blonde is really difficult.

      • ttu says:

        There miiight be a shade of blonde that works for her, but this ain’t it. Dark eyes and eyebrows plus bleached hair rarely go together. Maybe if she lightened the brows a bit (they should be 2-3 shades darker than your hair apparently) and got rid of the awful roots it would work, but I’m not sure. Brown is definitely her color, she looks great in it.

    • Yiza says:

      I came here to say Cher too!

  2. Electric Tuba says:

    Oh just love her in comedies. Really hilarious and stunning. Looks like a completely different woman with blonde. I wonder what character she’s playing in what

  3. minx says:

    Oh my god, I hope it’s for a role, because she is so gorgeous with dark hair.

  4. Harryg says:

    She looks good!

  5. Erinn says:

    I don’t hate this hair. She looks really good with dark hair, but this isn’t awful or anything.

    • Pixelated says:

      It’s the shadow root that gets me. It’s too perfect and imho should be softer and more blended, especially with that high contrast of her natural vs the light blonde.
      I would’ve love to see her with a nice caramel balayage or something like that but it’s hair, at the the end of the day do what you want!

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I HATE HATE HATE that look, with the deliberate inch of dark “root”. it looks cheap and tacky, IMO.

        are we sure this isn’t a wig?…because…DAMN, it looks bad.

  6. Kate says:

    Is he ok? He looks emotional or tired or like something is up. Maybe new play stress?

    • CityGirl says:

      He looks baked – like he smoked his cocktail instead of drinking it.
      Still looks good though – they are agood looking couple

  7. D says:

    Dakota Fanning, thought it was her but maybe it’s all the tragic

  8. Pandy says:

    Prefer her with dark hair. This ‘do looks fried and lank.

  9. Yelena says:

    Still absolutely gorgeous, she has such a refined beauty. I adore Rose so much and Bobby looks so chuffed to be with her.

  10. Ocho says:

    I didn’t notice how much Rose Byrne and Gillian Anderson look alike until the blonde.

  11. SM says:

    They still are one hot couple. I love them together and their son is too cute. But she probably needs to go back to dark hair as soon as possible. Just thinking how mich damage this colouring does to the hair makes me panic.

  12. bonobochick says:

    I am not of the blonde on her, esp with the visible roots. It blands her out.

  13. VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

    She and Bobby Cannavale have two kids. I don’t think they’ve ever said the second kid’s name, but it’s a boy.

    • Tanguerita says:

      the younger boy’s name is Rafa and he is ten months old. they both look exactly like their father))

  14. Lightpurple says:

    I hope it was for a role.

    If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Juliet, Naked. Ethan Hawke got all the attention for it but it is Rose’s film and she shines.

    • Nancy says:

      I loved it, love her. I always go back to Helen in Bridesmaids. She was so classically funny! She’s all around talent and beauty! Go Sox! ⚾

  15. KBeth says:

    Gorgeous face, the hair is terrible.

  16. rabbitgirl says:

    She looks so pretty.

  17. Caitlin Bruce says:

    Doesn’t she have two little kids? Their both gorgeous

  18. Steff says:

    I used to think she sort of resembled Sharon Tate but this hair makes me question that now.

  19. bear says:

    Wow this play is an adaptation of a book by a teacher I had in college and I can’t get over it. Clicked on this article, not expecting to see Lifespan of a Fact! Bobby is playing my former teacher.

  20. Cindy says:

    She looks better with her natural color, but she doesn’t look bad. I think she looks like herself, just a tad older.

    Love her, beautiful woman and very talented! She’s a versatile actress which is so hard to find nowadays.

  21. Classicmoviefan says:

    Love Rose byrne and bobby! If I were an actress in Hollywood, I’d like to have a career just like hers, because she gets to do everything, never gets typecast and has a very private personal life

  22. Nancy says:

    Why do women all want to be blonde? *probably a Hollywood thing* Being born one, married to one and giving birth to three, it’s just a color. I do like my light hair, but it isn’t for everyone. Rose is gorgeous, one of my favorites, she and Olivia Wilde are tied for first. Anyway, hope it’s for a role, she’s much prettier with her dark locks.

  23. VanessaB says:

    Bobby Cannavale is half-Cuban and half-Italian. (Not complaining, truly, but I am Cuban and I do often feel like we are under-represented in films and TV.)

    • Blu_bb says:

      I didn’t understand the point that she’s “basically Italian American” because her partner is.

  24. Pinar Okur says:

    I saw julie delpy – the pic with her thumb up
    BUT Blond isnt her colour – it washes her out and its not HER anymore – i tend that a new role is the answer

  25. LC says:

    Kate Winslet circa 2001
    I cannot see anyone else

  26. Rose says:

    It’s Leighton Meester. That’s who she looks like.

  27. Badgerette86 says:

    Sharon Tate.

  28. Nana says:

    She was bleach blonde in her late 90s breakout role (well, Australian breakout at least) in Two Hands, with Heath Ledger (his breakout as well, and to me one of her best performances, and his most poignant, second only to Brokeback mountain).

  29. The Crumpled Horn says:

    True story. I knew Rose as a kid. We grew up in the same town. Her brother George is a major hottie and great photographer. They also have two sisters Lucy and Alice, both absolutely stunning. The whole family is just ridiculously beautiful, talented and really nice, wholesome people.

  30. bella says:

    I think she looks gorgeous either way. I absolutely loved her in Juliet, Naked. I just checked out the grosses on IMDB, and it should have done much better!! I think maybe the title is not that great. It was a really great movie and she was awesome!