Photo Essay: Jodie Foster’s Hair vs. Lian Dolan’s Hair

by Lian on January 15, 2013

Maybe the next biggest story, after Jodie’s Sort Of Coming Out Speech, is the renewed attention to the fact that I, Lian Dolan, look a touch like Jodie Foster, a comparison I not only welcome, I encourage. To that end, I give you Exhibit A. My sister Julie sent me this article from the Huffington Post this morning about Jodie Foster’s Best Haircut Ever. Surprisingly, it was the same as my Best Haircut Ever. But notice the dates, People: My cut is from 1983 and Jodie’s is from 1984. Enough said.

Thank you, Julie. I feel validated in every possible way. And, I’d like to say thank you to  all of you in New Haven circa 1984 who let me into bars for free, thinking I was Fat Jodie at Yale.


Jodie Foster 1984

Lian Dolan August 1983 My first day of college. This is a Polaroid, people!


And back again in 1989! More product with dramatic effect.


And yes, I texted my hairdresser Trina yesterday. I’m headed in to get the JF blunt cut.

Embracing my Chaos, Lian



marycatherine January 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Lian I hope you realize that even though Jodie is a movie star you are way prettier than her! I think you look more like Helen Hunt. I agree about the blunt cut. I am growing my hair out to try that too.

Lian January 17, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Yes, that was a fresh haircut and I’m still using that photo as inspiration. LOVE DK. But, I think it’s time to go back to blunt.


hmbalison January 16, 2013 at 11:34 AM

What happened to the Diane Keaton? That was a good look, too. As I recall many sisters took the DK plunge.

Susan in Iowa January 16, 2013 at 6:54 AM

…and Helen Hunt! :)

Marge January 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Lian, you are way better looking than Jodie. And I’m sure you can rock the haircut!

chpdlivr January 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM


William J. January 15, 2013 at 12:04 PM

You look better in the Lian Dolan haircut (you had it first) than Jodie Foster does.


Josette Budde January 15, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Your hair looks adorable in those sassy cuts, Lian!! :-)

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