Designers Marc Jacobs and the Mulleavy sisters at Rodarte created the slightly alien look of bleached brow models in their Spring 2010 collections. Lady Gaga has bleached her dark brows a few times. Gap-toothed supermodel Lara Stone has inspired lookalike models to bleach their brows. And actress Rooney Mara had hers bleached to play the punky Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
But Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (pronounced Sir-Sha) may have started it all.
Ronan’s blonde brows were lightened for her lead role in Hanna, directed by her Atonement helmer Joe Wright. She plays a strange other worldly teenager who was raised in the Finnish wilderness and trained by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA assassin, to be a ruthless killer. Released on a mission that will change her life, Hanna journeys across Europe followed by agents with orders to kill her from CIA operative Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett). Hanna is faced with finding out who she is and figuring out what her life will be in this gripping action thriller.