Charlize Theron Hits the Oscars Red Carpet in a Dramatic Backless Dress and New Brunette Hair

The Oscars presenter paired her daring new hairstyle with a stunning Dior Couture gown

All eyes were on Charlize Theron‘s daring new ‘do at the Academy Awards.

The actress, who is known for her signature blonde hair color, debuted a deep chestnut hue on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night.

Theron’s hairstylist Adir Abergel also decided to chop her hair into a chic chin-length bob styled in a deep side part tucked behind one ear for the occasion. “Decided to chop it all off before the big moment. #cantwaittoshare #oscars2019 #hairbyadir,” Abergel captioned a photo on Instagram.

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The Oscar presenter paired her eye-catching new hair change with a stunning Dior Haute Couture gown. From the front, the long-sleeve periwinkle confection looks sleek and sophisticated, but from behind the backless design captivated all the attention.

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She completed the stunning look with an on trend orange-red lip and a dazzling diamond Bulgari serpent necklace.

The second Theron hit the red carpet, fans went wild over her brunette ‘do on social media. “Charlize Theron cut and dyed her hair and I love it, also a beautiful Dior dress!!” one person wrote on Twitter.

Another fan said, “Is Charlize Theron trying to kill us ? Because it’s working! #Oscars.”

The 91st Academy Awards are broadcasting live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

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