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First look: Penelope Cruz’s hair transformation for her upcoming role

Penelope Cruz posted an Instagram photo of her in character for the new Versace: American Crime Story film

by Hanna Fillingham

Penelope Cruz will be playing Donatella Versace in the upcoming Versace: American Crime Story – and on Monday, the actress gave fans a much-anticipated glimpse of the look she'll be rocking in the film. Posting on Instagram, the 43-year-old shared a photograph of her in role as the iconic fashion designer. In the photo, her usual chocolate-brown hair is hidden under a striking platinum long blonde wig. Penelope’s complexion looks notably golden, while her eyes are rimmed in dark liner – all features replicating the Italian designer’s signature beauty look. Followers took to social media to compliment her transformation, with one writing: "Beautiful hair," while another said: "Donatella Versace! So beautiful."

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Penelope in character as Donatella Versace 

Penelope has been busy on set in Miami, starring alongside Edgar Ramirez, who plays Gianni Versace in the FX crime series, which is centred around the murder of the fashion designer back in 1997.

Over the years, Penelope has experimented with her hairstyle both in iconic film roles, fashion campaigns and on the red carpet at star-studded events. Recently on social media, the stunning actress posted a reminiscent photograph of her arriving at the Oscars back in 2012, where she sported a head-turning elegant 1950’s inspired ‘do. Her glossy hair was styled in retro waves, which complemented her striking floor-length Armani gown beautifully.

 

#oscarweekend @armani 2012 @cristinaehrlich

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Penelope has sported many striking hairstyles throughout her successful career

 

That was my first cover! I was 14!!!! ūüėá La primera portada de mi vida a los 14 añitos!!!!

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Penelope as a sweet 14-year-old debuting her very first front cover

In another recent post, Penelope shared an ultra-cute throwback photo showing her modelling her first ever cover at the age of 14. The fresh faced beauty’s hair was styled straight with caramel hue highlights and a razer sharp fringe bringing out her dark brown eyes.

Penelope has enjoyed a successful career since she started acting at the age of 16. By the age of 18, she made her big screen debut in the critically acclaimed Jamón, jamón, starring opposite Javier Bardem – her now-husband. The actress has also been the face L’Oreal, Mango and Ralph Lauren, and once guest-edited French Vogue.

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