Lily James climbed up the fame ladder in Downtown Abbey playing Rose MacClare. She then shifted internationally as Cinderella in the same movie. Surprisingly, she shocked everyone when she suddenly showed herself wearing a hairstyle that’s way far from her sweet little Disney girl image.
She used to have that natural blonde charm for her Cinderella role. She went out to promotions and shows like that. She had bouncy but clean waves and that classic princess-like style. However, this time, she brought with her a semi messy style, length up to her chin in an auburn bob. She had her hair free-flowing from a nice ponytail, casually touching her neck and face.
Lily James’ real name is Lily Chloe Thomson. She was born on the 5th of April, 1989. Lily is a successful English actress. She is a multitalented artist who has notable projects in movies and television pieces like Downtown Abbey, War and Peace, Just William, Cinderella, Fast Girls, Darkest Hour, Baby Driver, Wrath of the Titans, and more.
James’ most important roles in TV included BBC’s Just William, where she played Ethel Brown. She also played as Poppy in “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” which showed in 2011. It was after that when she got the Lady Rose act in Downtown Abbey. Late 2011, she played Taylor in the interesting Vernon God Little, which was directed by Rufus Norris.
In 2012, James played the function of Katrina in Play House and Marijka in Definitely the Bahamas in a double-bill composed and directed by Martin Crimp at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London as part of the theatre’s fortieth anniversary.
Her biggest break came in 2015 when she landed the Cinderella character. It was then followed up by another stint with BBC in the series War and Peace.
Lily James is actually a brunette in nature. Her roles have pushed her to do blonde and she is very vocal on expressing her desire to soon return to her natural shade. She is a bit tired of coloring her hair! Good thing her face can just handle any color or style her roles might require.
And mind you, these styles are not in any way minor or simple! Lily James knows these aren’t easy, but she definitely is ready just like all the other female celebrities that undergo the same style and color changes for their work.
It can be blonde, brunette, or anything else, Lily James will always be the princess in a ball. One beautiful night at a San Diego Ball, the shining star, she brilliantly took over the floor in a black and gold Altuzarra, paired perfectly to her sexy brunette hair. Lily James knows too well how to handle her natural shade and stand out among others.
Even before she was known and acknowledged as Lady Rose or as Cinderella, she has always worn here clean and elegant brown tone. She Just started lightening it up in mid 2013. Took her awhile wearing the bright shades. Her role in Pride and Prejudice was the turning point for her to go back to her natural shade and style once again.
Here are Lily James’s hairstyles over the years.
On June 18, 2019, Lily James attended the UK premiere of “Yesterday” at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, London. She was stunning in her white dress and a highlighted low bun hairstyle with a slick finish.
On December 1, 2019, Lily James was at the 22nd British Independent Film Awards in London. She wore a black outfit with her auburn shoulder-length bob hairstyle with subtle layers.
On July 16, 2018, Lily James attended the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again film premiere. She wore an elegant white and blue gown with her sandy blonde half-up hairstyle incorporated with small flowers.
On February 18, 2018, Lily James attended the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. She was quite charming in a black dress with her long and wavy sandy blonde hairstyle with layers and highlights.
Lily James attended the Vogue Foundation Dinner as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 in Paris, France. She wore a lovely silver dress that she paired with a brunette bun hairstyle with a slick finish.
Lily James wore a stunning red dress at an event in Milan, Italy on December 25, 2017. She paired this with a sandy blonde ponytail hairstyle with curly side bangs.
On June 14, 2017, Lily James attended the Los Angeles premiere for “Baby Driver” at the Ace Hotel Downtown. She was charming in a strapless dress that she paired with an intricate braided ponytail hairstyle with a brunette tone.
On January 10, 2016, Lily James was at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She wore a stunning white dress that she paired with a wavy sandy blonde shoulder-length bob hairstyle with subtle highlights.
Lily James was at the Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Premiere at the Harmony Gold Theatre on January 21, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. She was charming in a white dress that she paired with red lips and curly brunette shoulder-length hairstyle with side-swept bangs.
Lily James was at the “Cinderella” World Premiere at the El Capitan Theater on March 1, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore an elegant and stunning gown that paired perfectly with her sandy blonde low bun hairstyle with a slick finish.
Lily James attended the ‘Cinderella’ premiere during the 65th Berlinale Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on February 13, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. She wore a charming strapless dress to pair with her long and wavy sandy blonde hairstyle loose and tousled on her back.
Lily James attended the ‘Cinderella’ photocall during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 13, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. She was charming in a colorful smart casual outfit that went well with her sandy blonde ponytail hairstyle with loose tendrils.
Lily James attended the Laurence Olivier Awards 2013 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on April 28, 2013. She was sexy in a bustier dress that she paired with her shoulder-length curly sandy blonde hairstyle with layers and subtle highlights.
Lily James was at the Emporio Armani Summer Garden Live 2013, London on July 16, 2013. She was seen wearing a charming blue dress to pair with her medium-length side-swept ombre sandy blonde hairstyle with waves and layers.
Lily James attended the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2013 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on February 10, 2013. She paired her stunning black sheer dress with a raven high bun hairstyle that has loose tendrils.
Lily James was in the winners’ room at The National Television Awards (NTA’s) 2013 held at the O2 arena, London on January 23, 2013. She wore a lovely red dress that pairs well with her red lips and long brunette hairstyle that has waves, layers, and long side-swept bangs.
Lily James attended the “Fast Girls” premiere at the Odeon West End, Leicester Square, London on June 7, 2012. She came wearing a charming gray dress and paired it with a long and wavy dark brunette hairstyle that is loose and tousled on her shoulders.