The Crown's Emma Corrin reveals unlikely beauty inspiration behind her Princess Diana hairstyle

Lauren Clark
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Emma Corrin plays Princess Diana in series four of The Crown. (Getty Images)
Emma Corrin plays Princess Diana in series four of The Crown. (Getty Images)

Since The Crown hit screens earlier this month, Emma Corrin has been lauded for her spot-on portrayal of Princess Diana.

Now, the actress, 24, has jokingly revealed the unlikely beauty reference point for the blonde hairstyle she sported during filming for the Netflix show.

Among a series of behind-the-scenes images, shared with her followers on Instagram, the star can be seen with her brunette locks obscured by a wig.

In the same snap, she holds up a phone screen bearing an image of George Michael posing during the 1980s – sporting a remarkably similar hairdo.

Other pictures posted in the same carousel include Corrin sitting on a sofa covered in magazines specially-made for the set of royal series, as well as a video of her being fitted for a version of the late Princess of Wales’ iconic wedding dress.

The post has been ‘liked’ more than 74,000 times, with over 700 fans leaving messages in relation to the slide featuring the late Wham! singer.

Katie Grand, the stylist, wrote: “The George Michael!!!”

Another commented: “Name another iconic set of twins than on side 3... I’ll wait!!!!”

A third shared: “THE BTS CONTENT WE NEEDED.”

And a fourth added: “You made an incredible Diana.”

It comes as Corrin revealed that she has decided to grow out her body hair.

The star appears on the cover of the digital edition of Glamour proudly rocking her unshaven armpits.

Read more: The Crown's Emma Corrin reveals why she's decided to grow her body hair

In an interview with the magazine, Corrin explained: “I've been meaning to grow it for quite a few years, but I'm recently single.

“I haven’t done it before because I’ve been in a relationship and I guess I had been programmed to think that I should probably shave for the benefit of both parties.

“But f*** it – I don't really want to shave! I realised, ‘Why did I ever bother?’

“It’s been quite an underwhelming realisation of, there's no drama in it. It’s just there. I'm hoping it’s on the path to becoming normal and it never has to be a thing you notice.”