Oscar winners Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche, along with other stars including Britain’s Charlotte Rampling, Charlotte Gainsbourg and singer Jane Birkin, have been filmed cutting their hair in support of protesters in Iran.
Her video, posted to Instagram and tagged HairForFreedom, comes as Iran is swept by anti-government protests after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in custody after being arrested for allegedly violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code.
During protests in Iran and other countries including Turkey, Lebanon and France, women have cut their hair in solidarity.
Binoche said “For Freedom” in the video as she chopped off a large handful of hair.
Dozens of women famous in France and around the world took part.
Gainsbourg was filmed cutting her mother Birkin’s hair.
The video appeared on the Instagram account soutienfemmesiran, which translates to support women in Iran.
A caption accompanying the video read: “These women, these men are asking for our support. Their courage and dignity oblige us.
“We have decided to respond to the appeal made to us by cutting some of those locks – including ourselves.”
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