Many Hollywood stars get a fringe for a new look or to give a more youthful appearance.
But Reese Witherspoon admitted she decided to cut her hair after she was left with a scar following a road accident in September.
The Oscar winner ended up with a cut on her forehead and a black eye after she was knocked down by a pensioner’s vehicle while jogging.
When quizzed by British TV chat show host Graham Norton about the incident, she said: “I was jogging and I got hit by a car, it’s not funny at all.
“They said I am very hard headed because I landed right on my head and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo.
“I don’t remember much about it but miraculously and thank God I am fine.”
Reese – who is married to Hollywood agent Jim Toth – refused to press charges against the female driver, but revealed the lady did lose her licence because of the incident.
The Oscar winner revealed: “She was 85 so they took away her licence and gave her a bus pass.”