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Jane Fonda holds up a sign during a performance of the anti-war road show ‘F.T.A. (Free the Army),’ New York, New York, 1971. Declaring herself a pusher of causes, her mullet-like hairstyle was in contrast to her former flowing locks. In the years since other young actresses have adopted similar hairstyles to signify their want to be taken seriously.
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Actress Scarlett Johansson, at the world premiere of “The Italian Job” in May 2003, showed off a proper mullet she would later soften for the upcoming release of “Lost in Translation”. Actress Taylor Momsen, seen on the set of the TV show “Gossip Girls” on location on the upper eastside, sports a similar hairdo. Momsen plays a teen from the far flung borough of Brooklyn on the show.
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One can only hope when Miley Cyrus wishes to shed her tween star status to be taken seriously as an actress she adopts the business in front, party in the back hair-do that her father, Billy Ray Cyrus made so famous.