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Coneheads - Beldar Conehead, Prymaat Conehead and Connie Conehead.

This alien family with pointy heads crash-land on Earth and mistakenly gets left behind by their fellow aliens. Stranded, they decide to live like a typical suburban family; get jobs, have a baby and eat “a starch disc topped by the molten lactate extract of hooved animals” (pizza).

The Addam's Family - Cousin Itt

Aside from occasionally accessorising with opera gloves, hats and glasses, Cousin Itt wore nothing but hair. When Gomez asked him what is underneath all the hair, he replied "Roots".

The Fifth Element - Ruby Rhod

Ruby Rhod is a flirtatious and flamboyant radio host. Dressed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, he has an exotic sense of style which extends from his outfit all the way to his hair.

Mars Attacks! - Martian Girl

Martian Girl is an undercover agent who has been sent to assassinate the President, her big blonde bouffant was based on the Playboy pinup.

The Fifth Element - Diva Plavalaguna

Just your average 23rd-century alien opera singer with tentacles instead of hair.

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

Formally anonymous.

Beetlejuice - Lydia Deetz

Lydia Deetz's black-as-night hair and gloomy attitude made her character a relatable teen idol for youth who hated their parents. The razor-sharp micro-fringe is spiky like a claw wrapped around her head, an enviable 'do of young goths everywhere.

Mars Attacks! - Nathalie Lake

Imagine if aliens transplanted your head onto your dog's head! That's exactly what happened to Nathalie and her chihuahua, Poppy.

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Count Dracula

It's giving nobleman drag. With this receding hairstyle and knife-like nails, it's hard not to include Francis Ford-Cappola's Dracula in this list. Pure seduction and terror.

Star Wars Phantom Menace - Padmé Amidala

The ornate headpieces and extravagant costumes are in keeping with her royal position as Queen of Naboo.

Through the Looking-Glass - Red Queen

Iracebeth of Crims is spoilt, callous, arrogant and demanding, coercing everyone to agree with every word she says, but the Red Queen is best known for her big head and blue eye shadow that extends up her forehead beneath a pile of lipstick red curls

Hairspray - Velma Von Tussle

A former beauty queen obsessed with reliving her glory days, Velma Von Tussle is the main antagonist who uses her hair to conceal a bomb.

The Cell - Catherine Deane

Stretching a visual dreamscape into a horrifying ordeal, JLo travels inside the mind of a serial killer, it's alien and disturbing but she looks the part.

Bram Stokers Dracula - Lucy Westenra

With long red hair concealed by an embroidered collar & headdress, Lucy the flirty Victorian socialite has a wild attitude and opulent taste. She's mesmerising.

Planet of the Apes

An epic battle of the species. Back in the late 60s, these were some pioneering special effects and prosthetics makeup techniques.

Bride of Frankenstein - Elizabeth Lavenza

The ultimate corpse bride, with dark electrified hair that stands on its ends with white streaks, Elizabeth's hair is nothing short of iconic.

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