Michelle Lynn Monaghan is one of those successful actresses that you can easily recognize with one look. And with that one look, you can remember that you liked her character and that she was believable. Not a lot of people knew that Michelle Monaghan actually started out as a successful catalog model with impressive achievements all on its own. She was able to walk the runways of several brands, featured in fashion shows around the world from Hong Kong to Milan and was in some notable magazines showcasing her sexy build and long beautiful brunette hair. She did this to be able to pay for her studies in Journalism, which she wasn’t able to finish because she fell in love with acting.
Her first notable roles as an actress were relatively small like her TV debut in Warner Bros. drama series, “Young Americans” where she flaunted her long brunette hairstyle with a side-swept tousle. She was also in the 2001 movie “Perfume”. She was, unfortunately, unnoticed in this film but it didn’t stop her. She went on to make some great movies with big names like Ben Stiller in “The Heartbreak Kid” where people fell in love with Michelle Monaghan’s charming long dark hair and Tom Cruise as his wife in the Mission Impossible movie series.
With her movies and several appearances, Michelle Monaghan’s beauty was noted by everyone and everyone looked at her elegance and sophistication with adoration. Back in August of 2018, Michelle Monaghan did an interview with InStyle‘s Dianne Mazzone. She shared that she only uses two products for her entire beauty routine. This is mainly due to her proper care for her diet and stress levels. She makes sure she does meditation twice a day before tackling her life as a mother. This clearly shows in her healthy hair as well that she loves to style in a ponytail or with bangs.
She is an inspiration to us all. The best way to achieve her beauty is to see things as she does and start taking care of our bodies first. After that, choose from one of her many hairstyles over the years and try it for yourself.
Here are Michelle Monaghan’s hairstyles over the years.
Michelle Monaghan arrives at the Netflix premiere of “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” Premiere on OCT 07, 2019 in Hollywood, CA wearing a white studded sheer blouse and an updo that manages to be both messy and stylish.
Michelle Monaghan attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee with a messy relaxed hairstyle with dark curls to match her red and black sexy dress.
Michelle Monaghan was at the 9th Annual Thirst Gala on the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 21, 2018, in Beverly Hills, CA. She was wearing a shiny silver sequined dress complemented by her updo braided hair to highlight her neckline.
Michelle Monaghan arrives for the “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” LA Screening on February 22, 2018, in Hollywood, CA with a tousled and relaxed hairstyle that has auburn highlights. These stand out against her stark white blouse and dazzling smile.
Michelle Monaghan wore this messy ponytail with wispy bangs that go past her eyebrows at the Marie Claire Image Makers Awards 2018.
Michelle Monaghan looks fit and sexy during the 5th annual Black Tie Ball held on Oct. 5, 2017, at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in New York, NY.
Last January 5, 2017, the American actress went with a fierce look at the premiere of “Sleepless” with a tight, high bun and a dazzling sequined dress that has a deep V neckline.
Michelle Monaghan wore this romantic side-swept hairstyle with highlights and soft curls at the “The Path” Season 2 Premiere last January 19, 2017.
The talented actress was looking pretty and classy with her sleek and straight hair with a slight auburn undertone. This photo was taken at HULU TCA Winter 2017 Photocall last January 7, 2017.
The high neat ponytail that Michelle Monaghan wore at the “The Path” Season 3 Premiere Screening last December 21, 2017, was a nice complement to her high fashion and gorgeous make-up.
The actress pulled off a retro-chic look at the premiere of ‘The Path’ at Arclight Hollywood in a slick back updo, March 21, 2016.
The actress wore a low ponytail hairstyle with highlights that complement her black doily dress at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, December 11, 2016.
Michelle Monaghan totally pulled off the elegant upstyle with a slight messy tousle. She wore this look at the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala last May 2, 2016.
Michelle Monaghan wore a cheerful sunny dress with the sexy side-swept curls at the 40th Anniversary of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise last November 15, 2016.
The talented actress wore a black sequined dress that matches her smoky eye shadow and simple mid-parted hairstyle with auburn highlights during the AFI FEST 2016 “Patriots Day” Special Closing Night Gala Presentation.
Michelle Monaghan at the Weinstein Company & Netflix 2016 Golden Globe After Party at the Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, CA.
Michelle Monaghan poses at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner on April 25, 2015, in Washington, DC.
Michelle Monaghan arrives at the Aviva Family and Children’s Services to celebrate its 100th Anniversary with The “A” Gala on May 09, 2015, in Hollywood, CA.
This gorgeous actress effortlessly flaunted her mid-length, straight side-swept hairstyle that is complemented with highlights last January 11, 2015, at the HBO Post Golden Globe Party.
The American actress kept it casual and relaxed with her colorful shirt and simple shoulder-length hair at the “That Which I Love Destroys Me” Screening held at Los Angeles Film School, February 11, 2015.
The actress sported this simple and sophisticated updo that went beautifully well with her autumn makeup at the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards last February 17, 2015.
The actress had a prim and elegant aura with this nicely done upstyle hair bun that perfectly matched her sophisticated getup at the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards of 2015.
Michelle Monaghan during the American Film Institute’s special tribute gala honoring Sophia Loren at the Dolby Theatre on Nov. 12, 2014.
The talented Michelle Monaghan was simple yet fab with her highlighted waves tousled perfectly during the HBO 2014 Golden Globe Party held at Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Michelle Monaghan wore a patterned red dress that goes perfectly with her simple and messy low bun with tendrils during the LA premiere of “The Best of Me” last October 7, 2014.
Monaghan attended the Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala 2014 in a simple center-parted straight hair with highlights that somehow complements her black outfit filled with colorful flowers.
The actress wore a classy and sophisticated look at the 28th Annual American Cinematheque Award Gala last October 21, 2014. He had a slightly messy ponytail that brings out her highlights and lovely makeup.
Michelle Monaghan arrives at the In Style Golden Globe Party on January 13, 2013, in Hollywood wearing a golden outfit that perfectly complements her side-swept dark curls with subtle highlights for a bit of depth.
This trend-setter actress wore a gorgeous green dress during the premiere of “Machine Gun Preacher” last September 21, 2011. She had her bangs paired with a slightly messy updo.
The actress showcased a beautiful and fierce look with her tousled reddish-brown waves with bangs just above the eyes for the LA premiere of “Source Code” last March 28, 2011.
Michelle Monaghan attends the “Rock Of Ages” Opening Night held at Pantages Theater, Hollywood, CA on Feb. 15, 2011.
Michelle Monaghan smiles during the Tom Ford Beverly Hills Store Opening at Tom Ford, Beverly Hills, CA on Feb. 24, 2011.
Michelle Monaghan attends the Children’s Defense Fund California’s 20th Annual Beat The Odds Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA on Dec. 2, 2010.
Michelle Monaghan had youthful side-swept curls and a purple dress at the Los Angeles premiere of her movie “Somewhere” at the Arclight Theatre, Hollywood last December 7, 2010.
At the world premiere of “Love & Other Drugs” last November 4, 2010, Michelle Monaghan attended with her thick and curly dark hair, tossed a little bit for extra volume and texture to match her black satin dress.
Michelle Monaghan at the “Iron Man 2” World Premiere held at the El Capitan Theater, Hollywood, CA on April 26, 2010.
Michelle Monaghan looks radiant at the “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” Los Angeles premiere at Chinese Theater, Hollywood, CA on May 17, 2010.
Michelle Monaghan attends the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie “Due Date” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood on October 28, 2010.
Michelle Monaghan was at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium last January 23, 2010, wearing a saucy gray dress to go with her side-swept wavy hair with subtle highlights.
Michelle Monaghan was seen at the Calvin Klein Collection & LA Nomadic Division 1st Annual Celebration For L.A. Arts Monthly + Art LA Contemporary last January 28, 2010. She had a youthful glow to match her tousled and relaxed medium-length hair.
It was on the night of October 26, 2009, when the actress attended the 13th Annual Hollywood Awards wearing an elegant black gown with her sexy dark curls, swept to one side.
Michelle Monaghan was totally fresh with her brilliant blue dress and wavy dark hair parted in the middle at the 2009 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards in the Santa Monica Pier.
Michelle Monaghan at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nomination Announcements held at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA on Dec. 17, 2009.
Michelle Monaghan was wearing a messy but tight bun hairstyle at the Los Angeles premiere of “Invictus” last December 3, 2009, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Theatre.
Michelle Monaghan smiles in the press room at the 61st Annual DGA Awards held at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA on Jan. 31, 2009.
Michelle Monaghan at the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Eagle Eye’ at Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA on Sep. 16, 2008.
The actress looked stunning with her intricate and detailed dress with an homage to mother nature. She paired it with a medium-length hair that has straight curtain bangs last May 05, 2008 for the Superheroes Fashion and Fantasy Gala.
Michelle Monaghan poses at the premiere of THE HEARTBREAK KID held at Mann’s Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on September 27, 2007.
Michelle Monaghan poses at the red carpet for GONE BABY GONE Premiere held at Mann’s Bruin Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on October 08, 2007.
Michelle Monaghan smiles at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’ held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, USA on October 18, 2005.
Michelle Monaghan attends the Los Angeles premiere of ‘North Country’ held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on October 10, 2005.
Michelle Monaghan speaks at KISS, KISS, BANG, BANG press conference at Sutton Place Hotel, Toronto, ON, on September 09, 2005.
Michelle Monaghan gives a tight-lipped smile at a screening of ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ at the Grand Theatre during the 58th International Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2005, in Cannes, France.
Michelle Monaghan looks demure during the premiere of Laurel Canyon in New York on Feb. 18, 2003.
This is a youthful Michelle Monaghan that flaunted her simple, messy updo with tendrils. This photo was taken last April 13, 2003, at the NY premiere of “It Runs in the Family”.