Celebrities who wear wigs in real life (Undetected for years!)


It’s no surprise celebrities wear wigs in real life. Wigs are flexible, wigs are no hassle, and thanks to the new improvements, wigs are extremely realistic looking!

In the show business where there is high pressure to look your very best, a lot of celebrities drew their attention to wigs. It’s no wonder! Wigs can provide flexibility, shapes and colours that natural hair may limit. Some names you may recognise as wig wearers but others have gone unnoticed for years!

Here’s our list of celebrities who wear wigs in real life;


Dolly Parton

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The legendary singer never shied away from expressing her love for wigs. She has been wearing wigs since 1973. In fact, you may not have seen her making a public appearance without one. “Well I do wear wigs, all the time because it’s so handy and I’m always so busy” she explains, in her talk with Jimmy Fallon. She believes in authenticity and never hid that she wore wigs.


Wendy Williams

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Wendy Williams is another celebrity who wears wigs in real life. The talk show host has a thyroid disease which caused thinning hair. Wendy is very passionate about her wigs, “No wig is always great when you take it out of the box. If you are a real wiggie, you’re always doing something to it. Colouring the front, deepening the roots…” 


Rachel McAdams

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Unlike other celebrities in our list, Rachel McAdams doesn’t wear wigs in her personal life but it may surprise some fans to find out she has been wearing for her role as Regina George in Mean Girls. According to Buzz, her gorgeous blonde hair was actually a human hair wig all along!


Keira Knightley


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Keira’s wig use has gone unnoticed for 5 years! The actress reveals she has been wearing wigs in all of her movies; “I have dyed my hair virtually every colour imaginable for different films. It got so bad that my hair literally began to fall out of my head. So for the past five years, I’ve used wigs, which is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to my hair.” That’s right! Keira Knightley has been secretly using wigs all this time!


Faux hair is common in the show business and we are certainly grateful for people of influence being so open and authentic about their wig use. Challenging the idea that celebrities or people, in general, should be secretive about hair alternatives. Certainly, a reminder for us all that people are not alone going through alopecia and hair loss.

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