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The blue-eyed beauty graduated from Mountain Brook High School in Alabama.
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Cox was pulled into the public eye, shaking her short feathered crop alongside Bruce Springsteen in his “Dancing in the Dark” video.
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The long-time model (and her appropriately big ’80s mane) landed superhero show Misfits of Science.
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“My eyes look good, but the hair is just a swoop-over, probably right out of the shower,” Cox said of her Ace Ventura: Pet Detective-era style. “I didn’t know what I was doing.”
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She landed her iconic role as Monica Gellar on Friends and, with her neat waves and dark lipstick, sported a ’90s take on ’40s style.
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“Courteney is the type who’ll grow out her bangs and say, ‘Don’t let me cut my bangs again,'” hairstylist Chris McMillan has said of her on-again, off-again fringe. “But then two years later she’ll be like, ‘I want bangs. I have to have them!’ So I’ll cut them, and then she’ll get mad.”
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She went wild at the MTV Movie Awards with crayon-bright highlights. “That was [to play] Gale Weathers, my character from Scream,” she told InStyle. “Those magenta streaks are pretty tacky. For some reason I thought that was a good choice for that particular character.”
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The Scream 3 lead rocked a sleek updo and showed off silver lids. “I am not a big fan of sparkly eye shadow,” she has said of this look. “I don’t think it’s a great idea unless you’re 12.”
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The new mom (to Coco Riley Arquette) played up her auburn mane with a rosy lip hue.
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For the Golden Globes, the Dirt star went clean with taupe lips, shimmery bronze shadow and stick-straight locks.
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Cox brought the focus to her famous blue eyes with lots of lashes and a pared-down hairstyle.
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“Great hairdo,” the first-time Golden Globes nom said of her big-night style. “I think it’s sexy. It looks like it started out very prim and then things got a little dirty.”
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Sculpted brows and liquid liner put the focus on her bright blue eyes.
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Cox celebrated Cougar Town’s switch from ABC to TBS wearing loose, sultry waves.
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Cox looked relaxed and natural with minimal makeup and laid-back, loose curls.
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Cox accessorized with tousled waves and thick-rimmed glasses at the Tribeca Film Festival.