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Susan Cooper In Spy (2015)
Spy is perhaps McCarthy's wig-iest movie, given that its espionage plot offers so many opportunities for disguises. This, however, is her baseline wig, the one McCarthy wears at the beginning of the movie before Susan goes undercover. It's not particularly flattering or exciting, which is why it falls near the bottom. Susan's hair is going so many more interesting places.
Carol In The Back-up Plan (2010)
McCarthy plays a kooky, singing midwife in this lousy Jennifer Lopez rom-com, and dons a red, frizzy mop on top of her head. Part of the reason this wig ranks so low is that this movie does not deserve Melissa McCarthy. But also, for a crunchy granola character, the hair does not feel very organic.
Susan Cooper As Penny Morgan No. 2 In Spy (2015)
In Spy, Susan decides to go rogue and ditch a dowdy get-up for this far more elegant look. This is certainly one of McCarthy's most glamorous wigs, but it also lacks a bit of pizzazz.
Tammy In Tammy (2014)
The ratty mop McCarthy wears in Tammy never quite makes sense. Sure, Tammy is a disaster of a human being, but why does it look like she's in a heavy metal band? Perhaps it's fitting, then, that a version of this wig was lost at sea. The wig — worth $9,000 — fell victim when McCarthy went a little too hard during rehearsal and flipped a jet ski.