Cate Blanchett lost her hair from stress after playing Blanche DuBois in Broadway's 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. The actress starred as the famous Blanche DuBois in the theatre adaptation of Tennessee Williams' classic play about a woman who arrives unannounced at the home of her sister Stella, to be met by open hostility from her violent brother-in-law Stanley. And despite receiving rave reviews and standing ovations back in 2009, when asked by theatre bosses to play the character for a further three months worth of shows, Cate explained it would be impossible to accept the challenge. She told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I didn't think I could play her for another three months. I'd lost a lot of weight and my hair was falling out."