Pitch Black: 7 Raven Haired Female Characters

Light blondes and cool toned pastels were the biggest hair color trends of 2017, but 2018 could be the year that revives the versatility and timeless elegance of dark hair. For those who might be thinking of going back to black but are lacking inspiration, below are some incredible female movie characters with black hair in different lengths and hairstyles.

From the seductive nature of Elizabeth Taylor’s colorful Cleopatra to the dynamic haircuts of Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, these characters are proof that the darkest hair color is still a symbol of maturity, independence and sensual sobriety.


Cleopatra, “Cleopatra” (1963)

Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra”


Powerful and feminine, the last queen of Egypt wears colorful, 60s inspired makeup and presents her dark hair in many imponent hairstyles throughout the movie.


Alex Munday, “Charlie’s Angels” (2000)

Lucy Liu in “Charlie’s Angels”


Member of a trio of beautiful private investigators, Alex Munday is probably the most sophisticated of the angels. Along with her well-fitted outfits, the character wears her long, dark hair down in simple hairstyles.

Amélie Poulin, “Amélie” (2001)

Audrey Tautou in “Amélie”


In order to cope with her own loneliness, french waitress Amélie Poulin tries to change the lives of those around her for the better. The character’s quirkiness is perfectly represented by her dark, short bob haircut.


Loretta Castorini, “Moonstruck” (1987)

Cher in “Moonstruck”


After falling in love with her fiancé’s brother, Loretta Castorini becomes the protagonist of one of the best makeover scenes in the history of film. Her grey hair, which is dyed black, is the most important part of the scene, representing a new, younger and more daring version of the character.


Persephone, “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003)

Monica Bellucci in “The Matrix Reloaded”


Persephone is the wife of Merovingian, a strong program that provides safe haven for other exiled programs in the Matrix. The character lives an unhappy marriage and decides to betray her husband to help Neo, Morpheus and Trinity in exchange of a passionate kiss from Neo. Persephone’s looks, from the slick hair to her sexy dresses, lead people into thinking of her as the harmless wife of a powerful man, but her loneliness and despair make her prove otherwise.


Mia Wallace, “Pulp Fiction” (1994)

Uma Thurman in “Pulp Fiction”


Mia Wallace, the new wife of gang leader Marsellus Wallace, is a mysterious woman who enjoys expensive clothes, good burguers and lots of cocaine. Her black hair, along with the oversized white shirt and black pants she wears to go dancing, became one of the most memorable looks in Tarantino’s films.


Lisbeth Salander, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2005)

Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”


The main character of the Millenium Trilogy is a troubled woman who works as a freelance hacker for a security company. From her haircut to her piercings and tattoos, Salander’s look says a lot about the character’s nonconformist personality.