It may not come as a complete surprise that Helen from Orange Is The New Black is not bald in real-life. However, Francesca Curran (the actress that plays Helen) actually did shave her head for the show. Curran in real-life could not be any more different from the character she plays in the show.
In her normal life, Curran says she is “so feminine,” making the role she plays completely opposite. Her transformation into Helen took longer than any other cast member.
“I’d come in, in the morning, and I was always the first person in and the last person out of the make-up chair. I would see the whole cast come and go,” she told Insider.