Keira Knightley: My Style Timeline
Following her breakout role in the previous year’s Pirates of the Caribbean, the 19-year-old arrived at the premiere of King Arthur in flowing shoulder-length waves and wispy bangs evoking her character Guinevere’s classic English beauty.
Short, punky hair emphasizes Keira’s angular bone structure, and mirrors the look of real-life bounty-hunter and model Domino Harvey, whom she played in her next film, Domino.
For her Best Actress Academy Award nomination, the Pride and Prejudice star lightened her hair and went classic with a sophisticated updo and smoldering eyes. Later she talked abouther big-night jitters, saying, “I hate red-carpet events; I absolutely hate them.” But Keira had no need to worry. Shortly after, she became the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle.
Keira went for a more natural, wind-swept hairstyle and a lighter makeup palette at the premiere of Atonement, which opened the 75th annual Venice Film Festival. Just days earlier she credited her looks to a combination of good genes, a hard-working team of hair and makeup artists, and lots of airbrushing.
For Atonement’s Los Angeles premiere, the star debuted darker hair and eyebrow-grazing bangs. Paired with a pale peach Rodarte dress and cap-toe pumps, she provided a sneak peek to the winter’s big red-carpet awards season.