Famous People With Alopecia

44 Alopecia All-Stars

famous people with alopecia

As you’re about to see, fame does not equal follicles. Because here are 44 famous people with alopecia and hair loss – and I’m sure there’s lots more! Just click each star’s hair loss story for the full scoop.

Hair loss can be triggered by so many different things, and with so many treatments out there, too…well, it can be a bit of an overwhelming world, especially if you’re a newbie to hair loss.

My goal of Lady Alopecia isn’t to offer up any miracle cures (although I’ll give info and hair loss tips where I can!)…but rather, to show you that you’re not alone. That many people just like you are surviving, and thriving, in the face of hair loss.

So let the following list  of famous people with alopecia inspire you – and remember, your hair loss bears NO reflection on what you can do with your life. If these male and female celebrities with alopecia can triumph through hair loss, so can you!

Sports Stars With Alopecia

They might be good at winning medals – but these athletes with alopecia and sport stars with bald spots aren’t great at keeping their hair, or scoring points on the hair follicles front. Does that stop them from being absolute legends, though?? Of course not.

Joanna Rowsell

Joanna Rowsell

Double Olympic Gold Medal Cyclist, Motivational Speaker, Alopecia UK Ambassador.

Ryan Shazier

Retired Pittsburgh Steelers American Footballer Star and Alopecia Awareness Advocate.
Pierluigi Collina

Pierluigi Collina

The Greatest Soccer Referee Ever (according to my husband, Mr Alopecia) and also the baldest.

Heather Fisher

England World Cup Winning Rugby Star, Former Bobsleigher and All-Round Badass.

Joshua Dobbs

NFL Quarterback with the Cleveland Browns and outspoken Alopecia Awareness Campaigner.

Charlie Villanueva

6ft 11in of basketballing genius. The only Alopecian in the NBA's long history (I think!)

Kevin Bull

A former stock broker turned obstacle athlete. An American Ninja Warrior legend.
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Jonjo Shelvey

England soccer star; the sometimes bad boy on the pitch has a big heart – and big hair loss.

Toby Penty

England's #1 Badminton Player in 2020, Tokyo Olympics Competitor & Alopecia Ambassador.

Staciana Stitts

Olympic Gold-Winning Swimmer and Children's Alopecia Project Spokesperson.

Mike Quade

Long-time Major League Baseball coach and manager who also played Minor League.

Mike Tyson

Former Heavyweight World Champion...and potential alopecian? The jury's still out.

Actors With Alopecia

The silver screen is graced with bald patches, too. Here are my top Tinselstown celebrities with alopecia…who rock their hair loss! Psst…for more baldies on the silver screen, read this post.

jada pinkett smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Actor, presenter, producer, queen of headwraps and wife to Best Smacktor Will Smith (after Chris Rock-gate).

Anthony Carrigan

High-rising actor whose hilarious NoHo Hank is the main reason to watch HBO's 'Barry'.

Tómas Lemarquis

Striking and captivating Icelandic/French Actor. Who has had Alopecia Universalis since 13.
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Viola Davis

Two-time Oscar winner, star of 'How to Get Away with Murder' and long-time alopecian.

Christopher Reeve

Turns out Superman didn't have super hair. The actor had alopecia since he was 16 and often wore wigs.

Neve Campbell

Plagued by stalkers and overworked, the Scream Queen suffered stress-related hair loss in her 20s.

Jimi Mistry

Actor, "love guru" & man of mystery got stress-induced alopecia after a family drama.

Selma Blair

Actor with flair and at times missing hair! Selma started losing her hair for the first time after treatment for MS.

Kristin Davis

Read how the Sex and City actor opened up about the thinning of her trademark luscious locks and ongoing hair loss.

Barry Corbin

Veteran TV actor, star of Northern Exposure and Yellowstone, plus long-time alopecian with male pattern baldness.

Singers With Alopecia

You know when you hear a song that makes the hairs on your neck stand up? These singers don’t have to deal with that often! Hair loss is more their tune – and they sing it beautifully!



This UK songstress, actress and Alopecia UK ambassador appeared in 2021's sci-fi flick Dune.
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Molly Tuttle

Grammy-winning bluegrass singer and guitar virtuoso lost all her hair with alopecia universalis.
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Sean Ryder

UK rave legend took to calling himself "Uncle Fester" after alopecia stole his hair.

Ariana Grande

Pop superstar Ariana had "ratchet" hair loss woes after years of bleaching and often relies on wigs.

Tina Turner

An unconfirmed alopecian, this rock goddess' trademark hair was definitely not her own.

Jesy Nelson

At times, former Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson had little hair in the mix. She was often bullied as a result.

Models With Alopecia

When your career is built on your looks, what happens when your hair falls out? As stress can cause alopecia, worrying about it could make it worse. Luckily, these striking celebrities with alopecia took hair loss in their stride.


Jeana Turner

America's Next Top Model contestant and style icon. Sequinned lipstick, YES!

Gail Porter

Former British pin-up model, TV presenter and Downright Badass

Amber Jean Rowan

Irish model and founder of Hair Free. Proud she's my Insta friend!

Tyra Banks

Model, presenter, businesswomen, author and one-woman empire.

Christie Valdiserri

Being an alopecian didn't stop Christie from becoming a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.

Naomi Campbell

Supermodel Naomi put her hair through a lot – and suffered traction alopecia as a result.

Head Scarves for Hair Loss

Wrap it up like a queen with my super-soft jersey cotton headscarves.

Other Famous Folk With Alopecia

Their diverse talents mean they don’t fit in a neat box – but their hair loss troubles mean that their hair might! From politicians to presenters, these badass baldies don’t let hair loss steal their voice.

Ayanna Pressley

Current Democratic Congresswoman and the first alopecian US President!? Hopefully.

John D. Rockefeller

The one-time "wealthiest person in the world" had a lot of cash...but no hair or eyebrows.

Ricki Lake

From Hairspray to Hairless, the actress/presenter/producer/writer hid her alopecia areata for 30 years before her big unveil.

Princess Caroline

The glamorous Princess Caroline of Monaco lost her locks in 1996, before it was "cool". And she rocked it!

Baldy Jack Rose

Alopecia's very own gangster! Bullied at school before later becoming a big-time bully himself.

Matt Lucas

The Shooting Stars and Little Britain comic is a UK comedy scene legend. Bald since aged six.

Tom Spencer

The "Tomahawk" is a YouTube star (and Yorkshireman), plus an Alopecia UK ambassador.

Kayla Itsines

Australian fitness instructor and social media powerhouse suffers with female pattern baldness.
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Edith Beale

"Little Edie" was a socialite, fashion model, alopecian and star of documentary "Grey Gardens".

Jemima Goldsmith

The socialite-turned-journalist-turned-TV producer suffered alopecia after a scary flight.
Olivia Bently

Olivia Bentley

Reality TV Star Olivia Bentley ditched her wigs to come clean about her battle with alopecia, hair loss and haters.

Final Thoughts: The Power of Hair Loss

I hope my list of famous people with alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis and hair loss in all forms has helped you see that you’re not alone. (For a few more, check out my list of female celebrities with alopecia).

That these many people will inspire you…so whatever struggles you’re experiencing right now on your hair loss journey (and I know, it is a struggle) needn’t get in the way of you daring to dream or achieving your goals one day.

If anything, challenges like dealing with hair loss can make us stronger, more resilient and more flexible towards change – great attributes for any budding star to have!

So whatever your hair loss story, know that it doesn’t have to be your only story. That you are more than just your hair, or your lack thereof.

And that you are more powerful/beautiful than you know.

Love & hugs,

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