06/13/2012 10:28 am ET Updated Oct 04, 2012

Bangs Hairstyles: Rooney Mara, Marion Cotillard, Jane Birkin And More Celebrity Hair Icons (PHOTOS)

My freshman year of college, I was waiting for a friend of mine to pick me up and go to lunch when I impulsively decided that I needed bangs. Like, right that minute. Instead of taking shears to my own hair, I quickly called my salon and made an appointment. When my friend arrived I told her of the spontaneous detour. She was surprised, but fortunately obliged. Five years later, I still have bangs, and still love them.

With my bangs, I have been confused for Zooey Deschanel, Felicity Jones and more fair-skinned, light-eyed, brunette actresses with bangs, but I actually brought a much different photograph with me when I got my bangs cut: Jane Birkin.

The French singer-actress's long blunt bangs have served as an oft-mentioned beauty reference for decades now. Deschanel and Jones are just two actresses to try out '60s-inspired hairstyles. Other stars, such as Rooney Mara and Marion Cotillard are channeling an Audrey Hepburn-esque short fringe from the 1950s.

Take a peek at the photos below and let us know whose bangs you like best.

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