Farrah Fawcett, the star of Charlie's Angels, died yesterday after battling cancer. She was 62. Her long time partner Ryan O’Neil said.
"After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away, Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world."
For those of us brought up in the 1970’s Farah fawcett was the closest thing we ever got to a celebrity idol. A whole generation of girls would tune in once a week to watch Charlies Angels and drool over the glamour and sophistication of Jill Munroe, Sabrina Duncan and Kelly Garrett.
Ok the plots were predictable and the acting questionable, but did we care? Oh no, what we loved were the fashionable outfits (teens couldn't buy anything fashionable then, it was mini mum or kids clothes) and most of all the hair. Oh the hair, we had never seen hair like it, and Farrah Fawcetts character Jill Munroe, had the best hair. Big, blonde and fabulous.
To achieve hair that fabulous wasn’t easy, oh no. It required a lot of work, and we mean a lot. Heated rollers, followed by curling tongs and tin after tin of hairspray and all before school! Hair styling equipment was not sophisticated then and there were quite a few hair casualties. Tongs were left on all day, leaving a burnt hole in the bedroom carpet, hot tongs and lots of hair spray often meant singed hair (not a good smell or look) and God forbid you should get the tongs near your neck (no honestly mum its not a love bite, I burnt myself!!)
The hairstyle defined the 70’s so much, that it took us years to shake it off (a bit like the layered look of Jennifer Aniston now) and are fascinated to see some 40 something women still sporting that extreme flicked look.
So R.I.P Farrah and be happy in the knowledge that your legacy lives on. We will never ever find a hairstyle quite so fabulous again.