Shannen Doherty Debuts Completely Shaved Head After ‘Impossibly Tough Day’

Shannen Doherty shared a photo of her completely shaved head on Monday, July 25, after documenting the process in a series of photos on her Instagram account days earlier. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum has been battling breast cancer for nearly a year.

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In the photo, the 45-year-old actress debuts her mostly bald head and poses with her mom, Rosa Elizabeth Doherty, and two pals. “Thank you to these three who helped me thru an impossibly tough day and continue to be there every minute supporting and loving me,” she wrote. “[My husband] @kurtiswarienko was in Mexico working but knew he left me in good hands. @annemkortright @chriscortazzo #mamarosa I love you. #mycrew #thisisasquad.”

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On Wednesday, July 20, the Heathers actress shared the six steps to cutting off her brunette locks. In step one, she hugged her mother, and in each subsequent step, her hair gets shorter and shorter. By step six, she showed off a mohawk.


The former Charmed star first revealed her cancer diagnosis in August in a lawsuit against her former business management firm. In the court documents, she claimed that her cancer spread because her health insurance wasn’t up to date and she couldn’t receive proper care.

Back in February, she spoke with Dr. Oz and said that she was planning to remove the tumor but hadn’t yet decided between a mastectomy and lumpectomy. “Ultimately, they’re just breasts, right? I mean, I love them, they’re mine, they’re beautiful, but in the grand scheme of things, I would rather grow old with my husband,” she said of her love, Kurt Iswarienko, who she married in 2011. 

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