13 Famous International Celebrities With White Hair

Get inspired by these global stars who rock white hair with such grace and charm.

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Everything international celebrities do goes viral and becomes a fashion statement – what they wear, eat, and even how they style their hair. Many celebs are making a statement by flaunting white hair! So, keep reading to check out the trendiest international celebrities with distinguished looks in white hair. Get inspired by how they are embracing their age and white locks!

Whether you love the classic full white hair color or a little pepper mix, these celebrity white hair images do not disappoint! Scroll down to pick your favorite.

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • White hair can be stressful and trigger insecurities for many individuals. However, it is important to understand that overuse of dyes to cover it is extremely damaging.
  • To find the best hairstyle and color for yourself, consider your face shape, skin tone, and eye color when drawing inspiration from celebrity looks. Your most flattering shapes and colors will complement and enhance your best features.
  • Adapt a haircare routine that keeps your silvery tresses nourished and healthy.
  • If you’re ready to embrace your white hair, sick of the upkeep of monthly camouflaging but concerned about the grow-out phase your stylist can help map out a plan to ease you out of your color.

Famous Celebrities With White Hair

Let’s have a look at the Best International Celebrities With White Hair.

1. Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell
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This American rom-com star caused a sensation at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 with her salt-and-pepper strands. It turns out, amidst the lockdown, the 64-year-old stopped coloring her signature brunette curls she sported in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

While Andie doesn’t care what anyone else says about it, we must say that her hair game is on point!

Birthday: 21st April, 1958

2. Bonnie Raitt

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Bonnie Raitt is one of the most respected American singers, songwriters, and guitarists, and he has been rocking her white-streaked hair since the ’70s. Raitt has a rare condition called poliosis that results in a streak of gray hair due to low amounts of melanin (hair pigment) in the hair follicle. While she colors the rest of her hair red, she leaves her white streak as her signature look. Indeed a bold and stunning choice!

Birthday: 8th November, 1949

3. Jamie Lee Curtis

International Celebrity Jamie Lee Curtis with white hair
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This American author and actress is one of the best rated celebs who look scintillating and elegant in her white hair look. This 55 years old Hollywood celeb can be rightly deemed as a style ambassador for carrying white/gray hair with grace.

Birthday: 22nd November, 1958

4. Karl Lagefeld

International Celebrity Karl Lagerfeld with white hair
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Karl Lagerfeld is a dignified German fashion designer and photographer. His unique taste for fashion keeps on creating a huge style buzz in the media every now and then. This man, based in the city of love Paris, holds a different taste for style even at the age of 81. He is surely the 4th in our list of 12 best celebs with white hair.

Birthday: 10th September, 1933

5. Emmylou Harris

International Celebrity Emmylou Harris with white hair
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This American singer and a 13 times Grammy winner, is well known for her gray hair look. She looks extremely sultry and graceful even at the age of 67 now. Her white hair look is an exclusive to her unique fashion appetite. She finds the 5rd place in our list of 12 best white hair celebs.

Birthday: 2nd April, 1947

6. Helen Mirren

International Celebrity Helen Mirren with white hair
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This sassy British actress sure finds a special mention amongst the most famous women with white hair. This 69 year old veteran style diva looks amazingly pretty in her white hair look. She certainly redefines the way one feels about gray hair for sure.

Birthday: 26th July, 1945

7. Blythe Danner

International Celebrity Blythe Danner with white hair
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If not mentioned, would you believe this American beauty is 71 years old? Probably, no! Ageing couldn’t take much from her looks, since she transformed from a blonde babe to a gray beauty. This amazing American actress had blonde hair during her 20’s; however, her white hair look is as enticing as her youthful look.

Birthday: 3rd February, 1943

8. Meryl Streep

International Celebrity Meryl Streep with white hair
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Meryl Streep, the American ageless beauty, endorsed white hair look for a role she played in the ‘Runway’ magazine. She is certainly an iron lady with camouflaging powers. She depicted her gray hair look to such conviction that people believe her natural hair color is white.

Birthday: 22nd June, 1949

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Meryl Streep first appeared on screen flaunting platinum-gray hair in the movie The Devil Wears Prada. Though it looked good enough on her to convince everyone that she had turned gray, it was only a makeover for her role in the movie. These days, though, she has been growing her grays right into her natural blonde hair as she ages.

9. George Clooney

International Celebrity George Clooney with white hair
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Isn’t age just a number for this super hot American actor/filmmaker? This man, now 53, beats his peers and many young male stars in the industry with his amazing gray hair look. He’s surely an ageless man who probably looked handsome since birth.

Birthday: 6th May, 1961

10. Kate Moss

International Celebrity Kate Moss with white hair
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Kate Moss, a young, sultry British model, ignited the trend of white hair amongst peers by dying her natural hair white. Her trend infected a few fellow-mates of her from the industry who simply carried forward the grace of gray to perfection. Celebs to follow her fashion taste include Kate Olsen and Pink.

Birthday: 16th January, 1974

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Kate Moss constantly wears her hair a beautiful blonde color. However, her natural hair color is a medium ash-brown. She appeared to have intentionally (and temporarily) turned her hair gray in streaks for the launch of her line of Longchamp bags. However, there was some speculation that those grays were perhaps a faded blue.

11. Jeff Bridges

International Celebrity Jeff Bridges with white hair
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Jeff Bridges, a veteran American Actor/musician/producer, has always been known for his humour and fashion quotient. The man still stands tall in the industry and manages to attract cameras with his gray hair look in all public.

Birthday: 4th December, 1949

12. Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis with white hair
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This 83 year old American actress still continues to be a high-rated celeb with an obvious love for the camera. She looks feminine and stylish even in white hair. Her smooth and glossy hair is a cause of tiff in the fashion industry even now.

Birthday: 20th June, 1931

13. Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper
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Anderson Hays Cooper, an esteemed American broadcast journalist, and political commentator, is widely known for his anchoring role on CNN’s show Anderson Cooper 360° and as a correspondent for CBS News’ 60 Minutes. Graduating from Yale University in 1989, he embarked on a career traveling the globe and capturing footage of conflict-ridden areas for Channel One News. Renowned for his immersive reporting during major events such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, he has received 18 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and an Edward Murrow Award. He made history in 2016 as the first openly LGBTQ+ individual to moderate a presidential debate.

Birthday: 3rd June, 1967

These celebs flaunt their white hair with so much grace and charisma that we wouldn’t be surprised if they inspired people with dark hair to lift several shades off their natural hair color to imitate them. If you are one of those, you might want to be careful with hair color, maintenance, and nourishment for hair that has been through a brutal bleaching process.

Hair Stylist, Jessica Noonan, suggests, “To maintain naturally silvery hair, I recommend a clarifying treatment. If you notice any “yellowing,” you probably have mineral or product buildup on your hair. You can also use violet toning shampoo as needed to help “brighten” up your white or balance yellow tones.”

Infographic: 5 Stunning Celebs Who Rock Gray Hair

Hiding white hair is a thing of the past, as these international celebrities have set a new trend by proudly embracing their grays. If you, too, have been swooning over those classy salt and pepper locks and want to flaunt them, get inspired by the celebs. The infographic below has a list of 5 celebs who are known for their stylish white hair. Take a look!

5 stunning celebs who rock gray hair (infographic)

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Gray is now considered a sign of maturity and wisdom, and hiding white hair is a thing of the past. Instead, many international celebrities with white hair flaunt their hair and are aging like fine wine. Celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis, Karl Lagefeld, Emmylou Harris, Helen Mirren, Blythe Danner, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Kate Moss, Jeff Bridges, and Olympia Dukakis flaunt their white hair and are carrying their stylish looks. These celebrities are known for their fashion statements from their initial entry days and are still known for their fashion sense and how they carry themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a person naturally have white hair?

Yes. It is rare, but individuals with albinism may be born with entirely white or patches of white hair. We all eventually experience gray hair as we age. Individuals with certain genes also have extremely light platinum blonde hair that looks white from specific angles and also quite sophisticated.

Does Jennifer Lopez have white hair?

Yes. The actress claimed in an interview to have experienced premature graying at the age of 23. She has maintained her poise and gets regular touch-ups to maintain the look of her hair.

Are white hairs attractive?

White hair looks are slowly becoming quite the rage and have a certain charisma to them. More and more people are open to the idea of styling their natural grays and whites and carrying it with confidence. And that confidence is definitely attractive.

How rare is having white hair?

White hair at younger ages is more common than we think. Genetics plays an important role in it. Stress, pollution, and depletion of melanin due to age are other common factors.

Does white hair make you look older?

For the longest time, white hair was exclusively associated with old age. However, as fashion trends evolve and the general public grows more aware about the causes of white hair, it isn’t a sign of simply old age anymore and has turned into a classic aesthetic. Many young people dye their hair into a white and silver mane for an iconic look and to make style statements.

Key Takeaways

  • Gray hair is now considered a sign of maturity and wisdom, challenging previous notions that it needed to be hidden or dyed.
  • Maintaining healthy white hair requires proper nourishment and care that you can achieve through clarifying treatments.
  • Celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis, Karl Lagerfeld, and Helen Mirren have gracefully flaunted their white locks, making it a fashion statement.
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Worried about how the grays look? Check out this video for 10 celebs who are embracing their gray hair and rocking their natural beauty.
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Jessica Noonan is the owner of Friseur NYC, a zero waste, sustainable mobile hair service. She has 35 years of experience behind the chair and a passion for education. She specializes in edgy haircuts emphasizing natural texture and high impact minimalist color. Her fiercely loyal clientele includes salon-shy celebrity indie rockers and creatives. Jessica is an advocate for sustainable beauty,...read full bio

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