Though the bulk of London’s locks are not gray, it’s the hair color she’s synonymous with, thanks to her signature silver streak. After an adolescent battle with psoriasis (complete with intensive treatments), that portion of her hair grew in gray, so she just went with it. “I never tried to hide it,” she told the New York Times. A good call, as it later became her trademark: When she was working as a Pantene spokesperson, “I had a clause in my contract that said they couldn’t dye the gray.”
JAMIE LEE CURTIS
Curtis started going gray in her 30s, and by her 41st birthday in 2000, she decided she was done coloring her hair, much to the chagrin of her management. Nearly 20 years later, though, the look has become her signature. “Now they’re all eating crow and saying how right I was to do it,” she says of those who discouraged her.
Never one to follow convention when it comes to style, Keaton ditched her gray-blonde locks at the 2014 Golden Globes, rocking an all-gray style she continues to sport today.
Mirren is undeniably one of the most glamorous women in Hollywood (or London, for that matter!) — and she owns her icy locks.
Starring as Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians, Close proved she can pull off even the wackiest of hairstyles. But we prefer her with her signature silver ‘do.
Barr is all about wearing your age like a badge of honor — gray hairs included. “I want to look old because I am old,” she says. “And I think it’s damn good to be old, too.”
Mamet went gray — by choice! The 29-year-old Girls actress dyed her hair a sleek silver hue in December 2014, a move born out of nothing more than boredom. “It was just for fun,” she tells Cosmopolitan. “I’ve had, like, very long, brown virgin hair, as they call it, my whole life, and I was just bored; I wanted to do something different.”
Dench has been a silver fox for years — we wouldn’t even recognize the Dame without her nearly white bob.
The country legend started going gray earlier in her life, and after years of trying to hide it, she decided to embrace it. She doesn’t think all women need to do the same, but hopes women won’t dye their hair solely out of insecurity, either. “If I didn’t think it looked good on me, I would color it,” she tells the New York Times. “Women should do whatever makes them feel good, but I do wish that we would accept our aging selves.”