Fashion Models Turned Movie Stars

Not only being very successful on the catwalk, some world supermodels also conquer the movie industry by their best performances like Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Gemma Ward, Brooklyn Decker, Cameron Diaz, Milla Jovovich, Rene Russo and Monica Bellucci.


Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron, born in South Africa, previously modeled to earn the living and then appeared in action films like “Aeon Flux” (pictured). Her role as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster” was evaluated one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema by critic Roger Ebert and helped this beauty won the Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award.

She was nominated for an Oscar in 2005 for “North Country”


Halle Berry

Halle Berry, the Cleveland beauty queen, won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Monster’s Ball” in 2001. She also played a junkie in “Jungle Fever”, a mutant in “X-Men” films and Bond girl Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson in “Die Another Day”.

Berry posed with actor Sidney Poitier on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter\’s anniversary issue


Gemma Ward

Gemma Eard, a 24-year-old Australian, often worked with some famous fashion brands like Prada, Gucci, Versace, Chanel and Valentino, acted in two low budget feature films, “The Black Balloon” (pictured) and “The Strangers” before being cast alongside Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in “Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides”.

When she was 16, she was listed by American Vogue as one of the nine “It Girls” in the modeling world


Brooklyn Decker

Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover-girl Brooklyn Decker conquered the big screen with her role in “Just Go With It” (opposite Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston). One year later, she continued to act in “Battleship” directed by Peter Berg.

Brooklyn Decker is wife of the tennis player, Andy Roddick


Others fashion models turned movie stars

Milla Jovovich, who was a preferred face of L’Oreal and Versace, acts Alice in “Resident Evil: Afterlife”(pictured), which grossed $ 296 million worldwide

Cameron Diaz also worked as a model before becoming a famous actress. She played in “The Mask” with Jim Carrey and “The Green Hornet” with Tom Cruise

Rene Russo, who graced Vogue and Cosmo, turned into a movie star in “Get Shorty”, “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Lethal Weapon” 

Rebecca Romijn changed from Sports Illustrated model into a role in the “X-Men” franchise

Monica Bellucci turned from Dolce & Gabbana’s face to Dracula’s bride in “Dracula” in 1992

Famke Janssen, a Dutch model, played Bond femme fatale Xenia Onatopp in “GoldenEye” (1995)

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukraine-born model, played Camille Montes in the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace” (2008) and then a tribal warrior in “Centurion” (pictured)



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