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    Beehive beauties

    A celebration of the famous hairstyle, first created in 1960 by hairstylist Margaret Vinci Heldt as “something different,” that took women’s hair to new heights … literally.

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    From its comparatively demure debut as "something different" in 1960 to some outrageous incarnations in later decades, the beehive hairdo has transcended its original design and taken hairstyling to new heights ... literally.
    In her signature role as Holly Golightly in the 1961 movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Hepburn sported a classic beehive hairdo.

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  • Barbra Streisand

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    The Hollywood icon sports a quintessential beehive in this photograph from 1966.

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    Elizabeth Taylor -

    As Leonora Penderton in John Huston's dark thriller from 1967 "Reflections in a Golden Eye," Taylor wears her raven locks in a stately beehive while torrid events spiral around her.

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    Debbie Harry -

    In John Waters' outrageous 1988 comedy "Hairspray," the glamorous Blondie vocalist takes an outrageous turn as Velma Von Tussle, scaling uncharted heights with her towering beehive.

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  • 46664 Concert: In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life - Performance

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    Amy Winehouse -

    As renowned for her tangles with the tabloids as for her soulful voice, the British songbird has made her oversized beehive an integral part of her image.

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  • Glamour Magazine Hosts The 17th Annual Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

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    The exquisite actress sports a classic beehive as she attends the 17th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City in 2006.

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  • The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors

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    Pop songbird Gwen Stefani rocks a stylish beehive in 2010.

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  • Premiere Of 'The Black Dahlia' - Arrivals

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    The actress shows off a suitably dramatic beehive at the premiere of "The Black Dahlia" in Beverly Hills in 2006.

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  • 78th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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    British actress Helena Bonham Carter, known for both romantic period pieces like "A Room With a View" and "Howards End" as well as edgy thrillers like "Fight Club" and "Sweeney Todd," wears an ornate beehive at the 78th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2006.

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  • 2006 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

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    Jessica Simpson -

    The pop singer and reality TV star sports a neat beehive in 2006 in New York.

  • Rosa Clara Presents Her New Collection in Barcelona

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    The actress models a dress from Rosa Clara's bridal collection while boasting an enviable beehive in Barcelona in 2010.

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  • Justin Dior Comb's 16th Birthday Party

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    Ushering the beehive into a bold new era, the "Jersey Shore" siren's pouf has become the trademark of her brand.

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  • Jennifer Lopez

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    J.Lo shows off an impressive beehive at the U.K. premiere of "The Back-up Plan" in London in 2010.

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  • 2010 ACE Awards Presented By The Accessories Council - Red Carpet

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    The Slovenian model and wife of real estate magnate Donald Trump displays a stylish beehive at the 14th Annual ACE Awards in New York City in 2010.

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  • The Brit Awards 2006 with Mastercard - Arrivals

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    Kelly Osbourne -

    The singer, reality TV star and daughter of fabled heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne wears a playful, bow-festooned beehive.

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  • AmFAR Gala Honors The Work Of John Demsey & Whoopi Goldberg

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    The "Sex and the City" vixen shows off a bold beehive at the AmFar Gala in New York City in 2007.

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  • US singer Lady Gaga performs at a charit

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    The pop star, fashionista and provocateur rocks the beehive onstage at a charity concert for people living with HIV in Tokyo in 2010.

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  • 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals by MacMedan

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    The singer, dancer and former "American Idol" judge flaunts a regal beehive.

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    As sultry Joan Holloway in AMC's "Mad Men," Hendricks exudes both timeless style and era-appropriate panache with her crimson beehive.

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    Naming their seminal new wave band after the exaggerated incarnation of the beehive hairdo, the B-52s vocalists Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson (seen here flanking vocalilst Fred Schneider) both routinely boasted gigantic beehives throughout their careers.

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  • MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 - Arrivals

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    The pop singer gives a smoldering glance from beneath her red-tinted beehive at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid in 2010.

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    Boasting arguably the highest beehive on record is tireless homemaker Marge Simpson. Marge has worn her signature blue `do in every episode of the animated sitcom, itself the longest-running American program of its kind.

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