Entertainment Celebrity Shapeshifter: the changing faces of Jennifer Lawrence

Shapeshifter: the changing faces of Jennifer Lawrence

Twitter Facebook Reddit Pinterest Email

Is it just us, or is J-Law barely recognisable from one day to the next?

The 24-year-old actress has debuted a completely new look at Comic-Con this week, her long blonde locks and all-natural make-up making for a dramatic departure from the edgy cropped hairdo she’s been rocking for the last year.

• Jennifer Lawrence to star in The Rosie Project movie
Jennifer Lawrence reveals surprising body issues

A quick glance back over the past six years proves Lawrence is a true chameleon – which is perhaps the reason she’s already been nominated for countless awards and won an Oscar in her short career.

From playing a sassy 1970s trophy wife in American Hustle to dyeing her hair jet-black to play a depressed widow in Silver Linings Playbook, the young actress has lived several lives.

She often credits her appearance to the professionals in her life, describing herself as “a dancing monkey” to E! in 2014.

“I really would not call myself a fashion icon. I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals. [It’s like], ‘Dance, monkey, dance’ right on the red carpet. I would call me more of a monkey,” she said.

Regardless, it’s J-Law alone who has the responsibility of making us believe her every role, and she does it with aplomb.

Here’s a look back at her transformation from baby-faced ingenue to blockbuster bombshell.

With long, blonde locks at Comic-Con this week

Comic-Con International 2015 - Lionsgate Press Room

Sporting a killer tan at the May 2015 Met Gala

"China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala - Arrivals

A softer look in November 2014

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" - Photocall

With bold eyebrows in October 2014

"Serena" Premiere - 58th BFI London Film Festival

Channelling the 1920s in Serena, released in October 2014

014 serena

Attending Paris Fashion Week in July 2014

Christian Dior: Front Row - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015

At her third Oscars ceremony in May 2014

86th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room

As Mystique in May 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past

May 2014 x men days of future past

Wearing a messy crop in January 2014

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Starring in American Hustle in December 2013


Wearing THAT pixie cut (that sent the internet wild) in November 2013

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Paris Premiere At Le Grand Rex

Opting for a fringe in July 2013

July 2013

Revealing a new haircut at Cannes in May 2013

May 2013

Her Oscar-winning look in February 2013

February 2013

And looking completely different earlier that same month…

February 2013

Channeling her Silver Linings Playbook character in November 2012

November 2012

 With glossy dark brown waves in September 2012

"Silver Linings Playbook" Photo Call - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

After going dark in September 2012

September 2012

Fresh-faced in July 2012

Christian Dior: Front Row - Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2013

A golden girl at The Hunger Games premiere in March 2012

March 2012

Making a splash at her first Oscars ceremony in February 2011

February 2011

Before she became a superstar in January 2011

January 2011

Make-up free in Winter’s Bone in June 2010

2010 winter's bone

Wearing a dramatic look (at only 19!) in September 2009

September 2009

…And baby-faced in August 2008

65th Venice Film Festival: The Burning Plain - Photocall

View Comments