A Look at Keri Russell’s Evolution From a Teen Idol to a Hollywood Heavyweight
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A Look at Keri Russell’s Evolution From a Teen Idol to a Hollywood Heavyweight

Keri Russell’s been in the game longer than you might have realized. Starting out as a kid on the Mickey Mouse Club and filling sporadic pre-teen film roles, she broke out as the namesake of the hit ’90s series Felicity.

For a while it seemed her hair might have been the bigger star; much ado was made when she chopped her trademark ringlets off and ratings for the show dropped.

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It’s true — the hair was missed very much.

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The close crop didn’t last long, and it wasn’t long (get it?) before she started growing the locks back out.

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There they are!

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But just when the hair was long again, those curls took a break. If we had to guess, we’d say this was right around the consumer ceramic straightener boom of the mid-aughts. Game recognize game.

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You don’t know how good it feels to run your hands through your hair till you’ve gone from curly to straight.

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Of course, she wouldn’t be Keri without those curls, so it was nice to see her with her natural look every now and then.(Image via Giphy)

Then she started to experiment with a wavier look.

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And BOOM. The Mission Impossible days of 2006 were the start of her now beloved simple sophistication.

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It’s not often she went back to a heavily styled look like this one she wore to the premiere of Disney’s Bedtime Stories in 2008.

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We weathered a quick regression into a younger look during the Running Wilde days.

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And were rewarded with a hard turn back into sleek and understated territory.

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DOESN’T IT FEEL GOOD TO LOOK THIS GOOD?

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She hasn’t looked back since her red carpet looks started mirroring her Americans looks.

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Then, Keri got on board with the ombre, wavy trend of the past couple of years.

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No one does natural better.

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One look at Keri at this year’s Emmys is enough to make us sit back and appreciate her effortlessly chic evolution to one of Hollywood’s brightest stars.

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Slay, Ker.

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Which look of Keri’s is your fave? Let us know over at @BritandCo

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