Top Fashion Models Turned Actresses


Cara Devevingne stars in Paper Towns, which opened this weekend, and it’s her biggest role to date. The model even recently left her modelling agency to pursue more films to build on her budding career. She’s not the first fashion model to do so however, and we now take a look at some other actresses, who used to be models.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has proven she is more than just a pretty face. While not done with modelling quite yet, she has starred in two major summer blockbusters, Transfomers: Dark Side of the Moon, and this year’s Mad Max: Fury Road.

Model, actress, singer, is there anything Milla Jovovich can’t do? She started acting when she was just 13, and by the age of 18 she’d all ready had a few credits to her name. She’s played everything from Joan of Arc to Alice in the Resident Evil franchise.

Brooke Shields not only has had a successful movie career, but she’s also been nominated for Golden Globes for her television work as well. She hasn’t slowed down since she first started acting in the early 70’s.

She has endeared herself so well to her fans that many people forget Cameron Diaz started out as a model. All that changed however in 1994 when she was cast in The Mask with Jim Carrey. Almost overnight she found herself in a new profession, even though she’d had no prior acting experience.

Jaime King was one of the world’s top models when she switched over to acting. She’s starred in both TV and movies, and made a name for herself in several genres, including action, horror and comedy.

Some might know her for her work on the runways, while others might remember her best as the blue skinned mutant Mystique in the X-Men movies. However you remember her, Rebecca Romijn has made a nice career for herself after she stopped walking the runways.

Another multi-talented actress who started as a Ford model is Sharon Stone. She’s not just a pretty face and talented actress, but Stone is also a very smart girl who was once considering law as a career.


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