Bella Donna: Cher


If Cher's attitude toward beauty could be described in one word, it would be "fearless." Throughout the decades she has gone from hippie style to headdresses, from blond to black, from curly to straight, and back again. You name the hair style, color, length, or texture, and you can bet that Cher has done it.

Cher came from meager beginnings in central California; her father was a truck driver and her mother an aspiring model. She met and married Sonny Bono when she was just 16. The duo quickly climbed to the heights of entertainment success, and Cher quickly became known as a trendsetter in her day with the elaborate costumes, hair, and makeup she donned for The Sonny and Cher Show.

Cher's ever-youthful appearance has been the subject of much scrutiny over what some would consider obvious cosmetic surgery, which she refuses to confirm (or, ahem, deny). She claims not to drink or smoke, and that she doesn't "give a s*** what anyone else thinks about [her]." More power to her — her undeniable talent and unapologetic style has pretty much earned her the right to do whatever she wants.

Check out some classic Cher hair and makeup looks in the gallery below.

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