Actress Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was a multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee. She rose to international acclaim when she appeared in 1976 as Jill Munroe in the first season of TV’s Charlie’s Angels.
She was billed as Farrah Fawcett-Majors when she appeared as a private investigator for the famous Townsend Agency. Although she’s closely associated with Charlie’s Angels it’s difficult to believe she was only on the show for its first year, in 1976.
Due to requirements of a contract settlement over her appearance on the show Fawcett returned for six guest appearances over seasons three and four of the series which ran for a total of 5 seasons.
The Farrah Do – Farrah Hair
When the blonde beauty unveiled her heavily layered and winged long hairstyle, she triggered an International hair craze, with women sporting a “Farrah Do” or “Farrah Hair.” Iterations of her hair style predominated American women’s hair styles well into the 1980s. Modified versions of the Farrah winged layers continues to be popular in current hairstyle trends.
When anyone reminisces about Farrah or Charlie’s Angels there is usually a reference to her hair. In a blog written for The Huffington Post shortly before Farrah’s death, Candy Spelling shared some insights about the blonde beauty’s hair. Candy’s famous late husband Aaron was ultimately responsible for the show. As a result, Candy and Aaron were lifelong friends with Farrah.
In her blog Candy shared that she and her husband Aaron used to get “more questions about Farrah’s hair than any other subject – at least until Dynasty premiered. Candy noted that Farrah’s hairstylist during her winged hair time on Charlie’s Angels was Armando of Teddy and Armando in Beverly Hills.
Now that a television version of Charlie’s Angels has been rebooted for Fall there will most likely be a renewed interest in Farrah’s hair. Not only was she a hair icon, her blonde locks were never really go out of style even though its been 35 years since the beauty graced the screen.
Although the series spanned two feature films, neither film, which were revivals, had a Farrah look-a-like. The original movie, Charlie’s Angels (2000) and the follow-up movie Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) co-starred Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz. While they all had gorgeous tresses, none had strands were a replacement for Farrah’s famous wings.
While the new 2011 TV version of Charlie’s Angels features a blonde and two brunettes, the show’s producers have already proclaimed there will be limited hair flipping, twisting or twirling. It’s unlikely that the new TV show will give Jill Munroe’s long blonde tresses a run for her money.
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