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6 Models Who Turned Into Actresses In Hollywood

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An entertainment industry such as Hollywood has never had a dearth of good actors. These actors and actresses have varied backgrounds. Some would have started off their careers as child actors and some from TV shows.

Little is known about the actresses who were fashion models before they took up acting. It is rather a stereotype that's prevalent since ages that models can't be actors! To be an actor, you need to possess a whole set of skills, which models lack.

Over the years, Hollywood has seen a drastic change in the acting crowd. Some, like Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato have walked out of acting to build their career in singing. These actresses have definitely been shining better as singers.

Some like Natalie Portman and Hugh Jackman have given up their educational degrees to become actors. We recently took you through a list of well-educated actors in Hollywood that clearly told you how qualified a few actors are! 

Actors and actresses like Jennifer Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher have made their mark in the industry entirely through their own talent and skills. They do not have any influential parents or relatives in the movie industry.

Now, there is another category of actors; actors who were models before they took up acting. These actors and actresses broke all the stigma associated with models turning actors, stepped into acting and made it really big in the industry.

A few years ago, Hollywood had just a handful of models that turned into actors. It was always believed that modeling is a mere act of walking down the runway on 4 inch stilettos, while acting is form of art that can never be models' cup of tea.

To prove the stereotype wrong, a lot of models such as, Tyra Banks, Uma Thurman, Cara Develigne and many other models have earned their position in Hollywood and rose before other well established actresses.

So here we present to you a list of super models who are now successful actresses in Hollywood entirely through their talents and achievements:

Cameron Diaz

The 42 years old actor/singer had modeled since the age of 16 till she landed a role in her first movie, 'The Mask' without any prior experience in acting. Cameron modeled for well-known brands like Coca-Cola, Levi's, Calvin Klein etc.

Penelope Cruz

The 'Vanilla Sky' Spanish actress didn't start off her career in acting. The 41 years old, Penelope, moved to California as a model wanting to pursue acting at a very early age and gave many auditions before she landed her first movie.

Charlize Theron

The 40 years old actress, Charlize Theron known for her roles in the movies such as 'Mad Max Fury Road' and 'The Italian Job', moved to Italy at the age of 16 to model for a company for a year. She moved to New York at the age of 19 to pursue acting.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara, famously known for her role 'Gloria' from the show 'Modern Family' was a well established model before she took up acting. She has worked as a model with companies like Pepsi and hosted shows on Colombian channels.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of the French 'Vogue'. She later appeared in movies like 'Girl 6', 'Prisoner Of Love' and the super hit 'Empire'.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie, one of the top paid actresses in Hollywood was a model before she started auditioning for movies. The 41 year old actress failed many auditions as her demeanor was "too dark". She has won Golden Globe and Academy awards.

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