- Meghan Markle revealed that Andie MacDowell’s character in Four Wedding and a Funeral inspired her childhood haircut.
- “All I wanted was that perfect curly little haircut,” the Duchess of Sussex said during her surprise appearance on Ellen last week.
- But the cut quickly became “a real bummer,” Markle recalled. “Everyone forgot to tell me, ‘You have ethnic hair.’”
Andie MacDowell’s hair has been a source of inspiration for generations now—and she once even managed to make an impression on royalty. During a surprise appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week, Meghan Markle revealed that she idolized MacDowell as a tween.
During the interview, the Duchess of Sussex shared a self-portrait that she drew as a child for a book called A Face Without Freckles Is a Night Without Stars. “I was 10 or 11, maybe, and the reason my hair looked like that then was because I was obsessed with Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral,” Markle, 40, recalled. “All I wanted was that perfect, little curly haircut.”
“I asked my mom, went to the hairdresser, and got it. And on that first day, I was like, ‘This is amazing. I look like Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral!” she continued. “And then it was as though everyone forgot to tell me, ‘You have ethnic hair. You are not going to look like Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral,’” Markle said with a laugh.
“That’s what it ended up evolving into,” she said,…