Tsyganskoe schaste


Year: 1981
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: Soviet Union
Who in pigtails: Varjka ~21 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this young lady, I think Marina Yakovleva in medium length, blonde pigtails. Rural setting. Maybe in the late 70s?

I found this by coincidence and don’t know the complete movie.

Not bad, rating 5-6 for now.

Russian title: Цыганское счастье. English title: Gipsy Happiness.

Mushketyory 4a


Short film, 38 min
Year: 1972
Year in film: 1970s ?
Country: Soviet Union
Who in pigtails: girl ~10 ?
Who in pigtails 2: woman?
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: One young, blonde girl with very long pigtails. Around 1m. Also wet and shirtless. I think also a darkhaired woman or older girl at least with a long shoulder braid. Maybe some more supporting actresses.

Quite interesting movie. But pigtails are thick.

Rating 5-6.

Russian title: Мушкетеры 4’А’ what means Musketeers 4 “A”.

Die Blechtrommel


Drama by Volker Schlöndorff, novel by Günther Grass
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1920s, 1930s, other
Country: Germany, F, PL, YU
Who in pigtails: Maria ~24 ?
Who in pigtails 2: girls ~8-10
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: medium-
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Obviously Katharina Thalbach, around 24 yo but much younger looking, in long, blonde pigtails and some other, younger girls at school in mainly or only dark blonde pigtails (also rear view) but mainly from a distance. Also other hairstyles and pigtails stucked up as a crown and/ or looped. Not sure about women.

Has been aired some days ago, but I missed some parts.

Famous and quite interesting movie with some good plots (1 Oscar), but I don’t like at all 13 yo but much younger looking David Bennent as ~11 yo Oskar with his annoying voice. Also on my sailor suit blog, rating 4.

For pigtails rating 5.

Rapunzel oder Der Zauber der Tränen


TV movie Fairy tale
Year: 1988
Year in film: 1800s ?
Country: East Germany
Who in pigtails: Rapunzel ~20
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least Sylvia Wolff as Rapunzel in extremely long, blonde pigtails.

Another rope-entry. One other Rapunzel movie coming soon.

There are few good live action versions. Fairy Tales are a good source for pigtails.

Rating 4 for now. I prefer younger actresses. English title: Rapunzel or the Magic of Tears.


Update 4: The Waltons


Next to the main characters, I also found Sissy Spacek, around 23 yo in pigtails as pregnant Sarah in s2e2 (pic 1) and another teen girl as Indian with a black wig at a stage play (season 2 as well).

I like Sissy Spacek, often playing nice farm movies and sometimes wearing bib overalls.

Main entry, rating 10 (Elizabeth, Mary-Ellen and Erin)


Eskimo Limon


Comedy film
Year: 1978
Year in film: 1958
Country: Israel
Who in pigtails: Nili ~19
Who in pigtails 2: others
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this blonde, older teen girl, Anat Atzmon in regular, braided and unbraided pigtails. Also at least one other, dark blonde teen  girl. Probably some more girls and/ or women in this and the sequel.

I think rather few (good) pigtails scenes.

Not bad (for these days). Rating 5-6 for now.

Also on my shiny shorts blog (movie series, rating 3, boys, men)

Original title  אסקימו לימון

The Legend of Billie Jean


Drama starring Helen Slater
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Putter ~20
Who in pigtails 2: Billy Jean 21, others
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Most notably French Yeardley Smith in very long, dark blonde pigtails (and also open hair) And very short hair, cutting her hair off but not as pigtails. Also other women and or (teen) girls. At least Helen Slater in a blonde shoulder braid and open hair with one braided part, also wet.

Interesting movie. I like the 80s.

Also on my shiny shorts blog, rating 7 (including women).

Usually I like long pigtails but somehow not this lady. Pigtails are also thick.

So rating 4-5 only. Needs to be rechecked for overalls scenes and younger girls.

Tadellöser & Wolff


TV mini series, novel by Walter Kempowski
Year: 1975
Year in film: 1939-1945
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Ulla ~20
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Gabriele Michel in long, dark pigtails on he front. I only found her in pigtails but only checked the 1st of the 2 episodes. Obviously few other girls and women and mainly with a bun.

Some interesting scenes set in the 1930s.

I prefer her 12 yo film brother (Lederhosen blog rating 4) and soon on my bedroom blog.

She also starred in the 1979 sequel series “Ein Kapitel für sich” wrongly credited on IMDb as a different actress Gabrielle with 2 L’s. I found around 10 or 20 mistakes on IMDb within a short time and lots of movies, keywords and infos like birth dates missing. Even wrong movie posters. It’s a shame. You can’t trust this site alone.

I like long and strict pigtails. But she’s quite old.

Rating 6-7.

Sous le soleil (1996)


Romance series. St. Tropez
Year: 1996-2008
Year in film: 1990s, 00s
Country: France
Who in pigtails: Caroline ~24
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least Adeline Blondieau in dark, I think rather long pigtails. Pic from a 1997 trailer. Usually she looks much older.

After finding “Soleil (1997)”, rating 7, I also found this one. I don’t know this series and can’t say much more. I haven’t found any others in pigtails. Obviously few or very few scenes. Not sure about other and younger girls. I haven’t found any.

So rating 5-6 for now only.

Needs to be rechecked. There should also be bib overalls scenes (and maybe shiny shorts).


Info: Cologne Carnival


At the carnival, especially in Cologne, there are very often women, (teen) girls and some men (Dreigestirn: Jungfrau, traditionally played by men, except the kids, Kinderdreigestirn there are real girls) wearing very long pigtails. Either dark or blonde. Not sure about boys. Some pigtails might be wigs, but most are probably real pigtails.

There are different characters. First, Tanzmariechen, then Jungfrau, Bärbelchen (blonde) and maybe some more. And of course the costumes like Pippi Longstocking.

Currently, I don’t have better pics, so I use this pic from my overalls blog (Kinderstunk und Ziegenbart 2008), Kinderstunksitzung (rating 4).

Tanzmariechen usually dancing and doing acrobatics and the pigtails often flipping or hanging upside down.

Update: This year I watched carefully to the pigtails. Most (except for the wigs) pigtails are at the back of the head instead of the sides. I wonder if they are somehow attached with pins, needles or braces or just plaited. Maybe it’s a rather modern way of plaiting. And sometimes one pigtail is at the front (shoulder) and the other on the back. Not sure if this is on purpose or by coincidence. Probably rather a coincidence, at least when dancing.