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Sigourney Weaver shaved head scene from Alien 3

Sigourney Weaver

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Born Susan Alexandra Weaver and best known as ‘Sigourney Weaver’ is an American Actress that shaved her head Bald for Hollywood blockbuster movie ‘Alien 3‘¬†released in 1992.
Alien 3, with a budget of $50-55 million made an impressive $159.8 million dollars at the box office.

The tall actress kept the short hairstyle for the duration of filming of the third movie in the series which took a full 6 months shooting time at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
Her daughter Charlotte was just 2 years old at the time and hated the look of her mothers hair so much that Sigourney chose to wear a wig offset so as not to upset her.

Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver


Actress Sigourney Weaver – Shaved Head for a Movie Role


October 8, 1949, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States

Alive or Dead

Alive and well.


Sigourney Weaver – Shaved Head for a Movie Role

Best Known for

Role as ‘Ellen Ripley’ in the Alien movie franchise – Alien (1979, directed by Ridley Scott), Aliens (1986, Director James Cameron), Alien 3 (1992, Director David Finch), Alien: Resurrection (1997, Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet).
Role as Dian Fossey in 1988 motion picture ‘Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey’.

Height – Weight

5′ 11″ / 180 cm’s – 145 lbs / 66 kg’s



Net Worth

$40 Million USD

Married or Single

Married Jim Simpson in 1984. They have a daughter called ‘Charlotte Simpson’ born on April 13, 1990.

Interesting Facts and Trivia

When the filming of Alien 3 had ended, Sigourney started to grow her hair back to a more normal length but was then asked to go back and re-shoot a few scenes. This time, rather than having her locks shaved off again, asked if she could wear a bald cap instead. A special bald cap was manufactured for the re-shoot scenes that where shot in Universal Studios, Hollywood California.

Picked on by her class mates at school for being so tall.

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