2012 was a great year for Anne Hathaway -- she starred in the coveted role of Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and in Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables' film adaptation as Fantine. However, it was also the year she lost all her hair and dropped a ton of weight.

Hathaway actually chopped off her locks in the 'Les Miz' scene we've seen countless times in all the various trailers. Over the course of her press tour, she recollected how she'd lock herself in the bathroom and cry in front of the mirror to get use to the emotional scenes from the film. In addition, she drastically starved herself to in order to look like she was dying. But so far it's paying off as she's already won a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her performance.

The above left photo was taken at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala in 2011. Hathaway would first reveal her shorter hair in public towards the summer of 2012.

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