Pierced for a part

A list of actresses, models, singers and other female celebrities who got something (ears, nose, lip, etc) pierced especially for a movie role or other job.
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Mischa Barton
Born in London and raised in New York. From humble beginnings in New York Theater in 1994 where she trained with such esteemed director/writers as James Lapine ("Twelve Dreams" at Lincoln Center with Donna Murphy), Tony Kushner ("Slavs!" at New York Theater Workshop with Marisa Tomei), and Naomi Wallace ("One Flea Spare" at the Public Theatre with Dianne Wiest)...
“ In 2009, Mischa had her ears pierced for the first time especially for her role as Sonja Stone in The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009). she had them done so that, during fashion show scenes, she'd be able to wear the same type of pierced earrings as the other actresses also playing models. She was 23 at the time. ” - cherry5000
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
“ While growing up, Jennifer and her sisters were banned by their parents from having their ears pierced. In 1999, Jennifer had her ears pierced for the first time especially for her role as Diane Agostini in the TV disaster movie Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999), but let them heal up again after filming finished. In 2006, she had them re-pierced especially to be able to wear a pair of $250,000 diamond earrings to that year's Academy Awards ceremony, but once more let them heal up again afterwards. In 2009, she had them pierced for the third time, this time not for a movie role or event, and has kept them pierced ever since. ” - cherry5000
“ In 2006, at the age of 35, she had her ears pierced for the first time especially for the photoshoot for her 2006 Accessorize advertising campaign. Her contract for the campaign included an unspecified additional payment to cover the need for her to pierce her ears so as to be able to wear the pierced earrings she was required to model during the photoshoot. Since then, she has continued to wear pierced earrings, with her favorites being either a pair of small diamond studs, or a pair of large gold hoops. ” - cherry5000
Leelee Sobieski
Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski was born June 10, 1983 in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Sobieski (née Salomon), a writer, and Jean Sobieski, a painter who has also acted. She has a younger brother, Robert. Her father, born in France, is of Polish and Swiss descent, while her mother is of three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish and one quarter Dutch, ancestry...
“ In My First Mister (2001), Leelee's character, Jennifer, is a tattooed and multiply-pierced Goth. Although sporting quite a number of facial and other piercings, she notable does not have pierced earlobes - to which a reference is made during the movie. Coincidentally, at the time the movie was shot, Leelee herself did not have pierced earlobes, as she did not have them pierced until 2006 at the age of 24. She did, however, have both nostrils, both eyebrows, her lower lip, the cartilage of both ears and her navel pierced especially for the movie, but removed the piercings once filming was completed. ” - cherry5000
Alicia Silverstone
Actress, Clueless
Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California, the youngest of three children. She is the daughter of Didi (Radford), a former flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, a real-estate investor. Her English-born father is from a Jewish family, while her Scottish-born mother converted to Judaism...
“ During the Aerosmith music video "Cryin'", Alicia's character is seen getting her navel pierced. This shot had to be captured in a single take, because this wasn't a special effect and Alicia actually was having her navel pierced for real. ” - cherry5000
Lisa Coleman
Actress, Casualty
Lisa was born to actress Ann Beach and producer/director Francis Coleman. She has an older sister, Charlotte Coleman. She attended Ann Scher's Theatre School at age six, and took 'O' and 'A' Levels, and 2 years of an Open University degree in Clinical Psychology. Before acting she also spent a year in Botswana teaching English...
“ Lisa had her nose pierced especially for her role in Casualty (1990). When she was cast for the role, the producers told her that she could wear a clip-on nose ring, but Lisa decided to have her nose pierced for real. ” - cherry5000
Noomi Rapace
Actress, Prometheus
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, the daughter of Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for three years...
“ Although she already had pierced ears, she had her ear cartilage and nose pierced especially for her role as Lisbeth in the original version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009). ” - cherry5000
Rooney Mara
Actress and philanthropist Rooney Mara was born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York. She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, went on to have a supporting role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall, and has since starred in the horror remake A Nightmare on Elm Street...
“ When cast in the lead role of Lisbeth in the English language version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011), Rooney didn't even have pierced ears. To prepare for the role, she had her left ear pierced three times, one piercing in her right ear, her lip, nose and eyebrow pierced, plus her nipple. All of the piercings were done in one session, and she said afterwards that it was the ones in her ears that were the most painful. ” - cherry5000
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City on 2 July 1986. Her mother, Dina Lohan (née Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan), is a former Wall Street analyst, and her father, Michael Lohan, is a businessman and former Wall Street trader. She has Irish, Italian, and German ancestry. Lohan began her career at age three as a model at the Eileen Ford Agency...
“ Lindsay had her ears pierced especially for her role in The Parent Trap (1998). ” - cherry5000
Anna Chlumsky
Actress, Veep
“ During the filming of My Girl 2 (1994), a scene was shot in which Anna's character, Vada, gets her ears pierced for the first time, but this scene was deleted from the final cut. During filming, this scene had to be captured in a single take because Anna actually was also having her ears pierced for the very first time. This also meant that it had to be shot after all of the scenes that preceded it in the movie, where Vada has un-pierced ears, and before any of those that follow it, where her ears are now pierced. ” - cherry5000
Phoebe Tonkin
Actress, The Originals
Tonkin was born in Sydney. When she was four, she attended dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. At the age of 12, Tonkin began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. Tonkin attended Loreto Kirribilli and later graduated from the Queenwood School for Girls...
“ Phoebe had her nose pierced especially for her 2010 guest role as Adrian Hall in Home and Away (2010), but let it heal up again afterwards. ” - cherry5000
Greta Scacchi
Actress, The Player
Greta Scacchi was born in Milan, Italy, to Pamela, an English dancer and antiques dealer, and Luca Scacchi , an Italian art dealer and painter. She grew up in Milan and Sussex, England. In 1975, her mother and second husband moved to Australia, where, after she left school, Greta worked as an Italian interpreter on a ranch...
“ In 1991, Greta played the role of Cuban refugee Isabel in the movie Fires Within. Prior to the start of filming, she had her ears pierced for the first time in her life (at the age of 31) especially to be able to wear the kind of large hoop earrings favored by many Cuban women. ” - cherry5000