10 Most Beautiful Hollywood Actresses Who Were Models: Acting and modelling are two entirely different arts. In Hollywood, many of the artists have undergone the transition from modeling to acting and have established themselves. But they have to work really hard to create a position. Many of the most beautiful and successful Hollywood actresses were once models. A similar characteristic for both acting and modelling is talent. The most talented models have conquered the world of Hollywood through their beauty and acting skills. The Hollywood actresses are dominating the world of fashion, style, and charming personalities. Here is the list of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses who made their way from the runway to the big screen.
10. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts is one of the top stars of Hollywood and also a producer. She was the highest-paid actress in the world throughout the 1990s and the first half of the 2000s. She entered into the film industry through the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990), which grossed $464 million worldwide. She has conquered the hearts of many through many Hollywood movies. Her most acclaimed movies are Steel Magnolias, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Mirror Mirror and Erin Brockovich. Julia has won three Golden Globe Awards. And she also was nominated for four Academy Awards for her film acting and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000). She has been named as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” eleven times.
9. Halle Berry
Halle Berry, the most famous Hollywood actress, started as a model. And she even continues her modelling career along with acting as she is also a Revlon spokesmodel. Her real name was Maria Halle Berry. She has participated in many beauty contests and had become the 1st runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant and acquired the 6th place in the Miss World Pageant in 1986. Through the movie Boomerang of 1992, she came to the Hollywood. She has done a number of characters in films including The Flintstones (1994), Bulworth (1998) and Swordfish (2001). And the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) she won the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She has established herself as a great actress from the modelling career by undergoing a lot of hardships.
8. Cameron Diaz
She is an American actress and producer who was a fashion model. The actress is known for her great humour sense and coming timing. She has entered to the Hollywood at the age 21, through the most famous movie The Mask, which was released in the year 1994. In the age of 16, Cameron started her career as a fashion model. She had worked for many modelling agencies like Elite Model Management, Calvin Klein and Levi’s. She was named as the highest paid actress of Holly wood in 2003. She has done many leading roles in the movies like, The Sweetest Thing (2002), In Her Shoes (2005), The Holiday (2006), What Happens In Vegas (2008), The Other Woman (2014), Sex Tape (2014), and Annie (2014). For her outstanding performance in the movie Being John Malkovich Díaz received the Golden Globe Award nomination.
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7. Charlize Theron
The one of the most beautiful actresses of the Hollywood entered the film industry through modelling. She is a South African and American actress who has received a lot of awards for her excellent acting skills. She aspired to become a dancer. Theron started her modelling career at 16 years for that she relocated to Italy with her mother. She has received very positive responses from the critics for her role as a serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003). She also became successful as a producer in both television and film. She had produced the films, The Burning Plain (2008) and Dark Places (2015). East of Havana is a documentary produced by her. Charlize Theron is one of the brilliant and beautiful actresses in the world.
6. Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly started as a child model. Before making to movies, she was a constant presence in many of the popular magazines, newspapers and advertisements. The crime film Once Upon a Time in America released in the year is her first film. She has been the face of Balenciaga fashion ads, as well as for Revlon cosmetics. Connelly continued the modeling and acting, starring in movies like the 1986 film Labyrinth and the 1991 movies Career Opportunities and The Rocketeer. In the year 2005, she was named as the Amnesty International Ambassador for Human Rights Education. Connelly is an amazing personality and great talented actress.
5. Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman is famous for major roles in the movies The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Batman & Robin, Gattaca and Les Misérables. This beautiful actress was once a once a model. She began her modelling career at a young age of 15. For her role in the movie, Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Uma has received numerous awards for brilliant performance in many films. Dangerous Liaisons of 1988 is one of her movies.
4. Angelina Jolie
One of the world famous Hollywood actresses, Angelina was born on June 4, 1975. She is a great humanitarian and a social worker. She is also one of the top paid actresses in Hollywood. Jolie made her screen debut as a child (seven years old) alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982). In 1993, she acted a leading role in the movie Cyborg 2. Jolie has received several awards for her wonderful performance in many films. By playing the role as a video game heroine in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) established her as a leading Hollywood actress. She is a multitalented artist who has become successful in modelling, acting, directing, screenwriting and producing. The movie Maleficent of 2014 is her great commercial success.
3. Jane Fonda
An actress, writer, political activist, Jane Fonda was a fashion model and a fitness master. She received two Tony Award nominations, for her performance in the play, There Was a Little Girl (1960). She has conquered the minds of millions and had been in the Hollywood industry for over 50 years. She married a billionaire media mogul Ted Turner in 1991 after divorcing her second husband. Fonda was an active political activist in the counterculture era during the Vietnam War and has been more lately involved in advocacy for women.
2. Julianne Moore
She is one of the most beautiful and prettiest actresses of the Hollywood. She started as a model and a drama actress. Julianne began her career in the year 1983. And before entering the films she had acted in many soap operas like The Edge of Night. She is an amazing actress and is known for her acting of emotionally troubled women, in both dramas and Hollywood films. She also had done many successful films including, The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), Hannibal (2001), Children of Men (2006), A Single Man (2009) and The Kids Are All Right (2010). And she had won several awards for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change (2012). Moore is also a writer who has written a series of children’s books about a character named “Freckleface Strawberry.”
1. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe is even now considered as the world’s biggest and most surviving sex symbol. She had undergone a lot of struggle both in her childhood and grown up age to become a world famous actress. She was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson in California. After her meeting with photographer David Conover, her career in the modeling began. She has impressed a large number of people with her modelling skills as well as acting. During her career, Monroe’s films grossed more than $200 million, Monroe died of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962, at the age of 36 years old. Her death is even now considered to be mysterious. Monroe has every reason to be on the top of this list.