C-dot said:Ingrid's eyebrows were a statement - David O. Selznick sold her as the only "natural girl" in Hollywood, because she refused to pluck her brows or cap her teeth. She was very low fuss, happily chopping off her hair to play Maria in For Whom the Bell Tolls.
(Trivia: Ernest Hemingway warned her she would have to cut her hair off to play Maria. "To get that part," she said, "I'd chop my head off!")
That's correct. She refused to go through "the Hollywood treatment" but then , she was not only a natural beauty but also an actress of rare talent.
Ingrid wanted the role of Maria so bad, that when push came to shove she thought it over and did go for her hair (instead of chopping her head off[huh] ) ... and her new short style swept the nation!
Ingrid with short hair in the role of Maria