Stars Who Rock Gray Locks

From Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren to Kate Moss, they’re the chicest silver foxes around.
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Stacy London

It’s hard to say whether the What Not to Wear star is better known for her career as a stylist or for her distinctive mane. London has had her prominent gray streak, which is technically a birthmark, since she was 11 years old.
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Meryl Streep

The silver wig Streep wore in The Devil Wears Prada – so perfect for her icily chic Miranda Priestly – sparked a lively debate in the blogosphere about whether gray was a new power color for women.
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Helen Mirren

She donned a dowdy gray wig for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, but in real life, this Oscar winner is undeniably a silver fox.
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Emmylou Harris

"I’m proud it’s completely gray," Harris told People magazine some years ago. The country crooner, who ditched the dye in her forties, added, "If it encourages other women to say, ‘I can do that, too,’ that’s great, and they should wear it proudly. We earned those gray hairs!"
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Kate Moss

The style icon debuted silver streaks, or "graylights," at a Longchamp party celebrating her debut collection with the fashion house.
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Jamie Lee Curtis

"My gray hair was a step in ownership of myself, my mind, my body, my heart," Curtis told the Los Angeles Times. "Maturity should be flaunted!"
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Toni Morrison

In a letter endorsing then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, Morrison wrote, "It is too bad if we associate it [wisdom] only with gray hair and old age." Of course, the world held this Nobel laureate in high regard long before she went gorgeously gray.
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Paula Deen

The Food Network star proves that a gray coif doesn’t have to add years. Deen’s fresh complexion and shaggy cut keep her looking young.
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Diane Keaton

Celebrity hairstylist Frederic Fekkai once called Keaton one of the few women in Hollywood who prove that "gray hair and a few wrinkles are normal signs of well-lived life."
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Judi Dench

The Dame with the silver pixie cut is one of Britain’s most valuable exports – and cool enough to be James Bond’s boss.
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Sally Field

Field has been in the public eye since she played Gidget at 18, and she’s committed to aging gracefully, gray strands included. "There are roles I want to do when I’m an old woman, and I don’t want to look like a weird old woman," she told Good Housekeeping.
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Olympia Dukakis

The actress’s white locks have added oomph to her authoritative portrayals of matriarchs in Steel Magnolias, Moonstruck and Mr. Holland’s Opus.
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Joan Baez

Once upon a time, Baez sang about "hair of gold." But she herself looks chic in a salt-and-pepper cut that’s easy to style on the road.
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Jane Alexander

Early in her career, she costarred in The Great White Hope. Now this much-lauded actress gives hope to women everywhere that they too can have a mane as magnificent as hers. FOR ANOTHER SLIDESHOW OF CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLES, CLICK HERE FOR TIPS ON KEEPING GRAY HAIR HEALTHY, CLICK HERE AND READ ANNE KREAMER’S DIARY OF GOING GRAY HERE
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