Actress Demi Moore shaved her head for the 1997 film, G.I. Jane. She plays a woman who “trains to become the first female navy SEAL while being sold out by a Texas senator who’s being blackmailed by the Defense Department.” At that time women were not allowed into combat in the U.S. military.
Movie critic Roger Ebert wrote of G.I. Jane‘s memorable training sequences: “They are good cinema because Ridley Scott, the director, brings a documentary attention to them, and because Demi Moore, having bitten off a great deal here, proves she can chew it.” Moore is supported by actor Viggo Mortensen (Master Chief Urgayle) and the late, great Anne Bancroft (Sen. Lillian DeHaven). Ebert concluded in his review: “Demi Moore remains one of the most venturesome of current stars, and although her films do not always succeed, she shows imagination in her choice of projects.” G.I. Jane followed her films, Striptease (1996), Disclosure (1994) and Indecent Proposal (1993).