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In pictures: Beehives hairstyles over the years

The death of Margaret Vinci Heldt, the inventor of the famous beehive hairstyle, has drawn attention once again to the cone-shaped hair-do beloved by women since at least the 1960s.

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Image caption One of the earliest celebrities to exhibit the beehive hairstyle was British pop and soul singer Dusty Springfield (1939 - 1999)
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Image caption Another 1960s fan was actor Audrey Hepburn
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Image caption The style was not just perfected among white women
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Image caption British singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011, often sported spectacular beehives
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Image caption Flamboyant pop singer Lady Gaga showed off a green beehive in 2011
Image caption Another famous beehive fan was Joanna Lumley playing the role of magazine editor Patsy Stone in the BBC comedy Absolutely Fabulous
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Image caption Multiple award winning singer Adele is another beehive fan
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Image caption The hairstyle now seems to be permanent feature on catwalks across the world

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