Star Wars skinhead
13:30 16 May 2005
Natalie Portman stunned onlookers at the Cannes premiere of 'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' yesterday (15.05.05) - by sporting a shaved head.
The stunning actress, who plays Padme Amidala in the sci-fi series, was forced to chop off her locks for her role as a freedom fighter in her new movie 'V For Vendetta'.
Despite her skinhead haircut, the 23-year-old star sent pulses racing in a low-cut black dress while working the red carpet with co-star Hayden Christensen - who plays Anakin Skywalker.
The pair were joined at the premiere by a galaxy of stars, including Samuel L. Jackson, 'Desperate Housewives' actress Eva Longoria, Sharon Stone and 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas.
Jackson, who plays Jedi Knight Mace Windu, spent over an hour on the red carpet chatting to fans and signing autographs.
Select guests invited to the screening were greeted by a battalion of Stormtroopers and the saga's infamous villain Darth Vader as they entered the cinema.
The film is the sixth and final instalment of the hugely popular sci-fi saga.
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