Models turned actresses

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Photos of women who began their careers as models and made their way into movies, TV or reality shows.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton attends
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Kate Upton attends "The Other Woman" UK premiere at the Curzon Mayfair on April 2, 2014 in London.

jenny mccarthy

Actress and former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy.
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Actress and former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy.

Brooklyn Decker

Model/actress Brooklyn Decker attends the launch of MYHABIT.com
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Model/actress Brooklyn Decker attends the launch of MYHABIT.com at Skylight West in Manhattan. Decker is wearing a scoopneck Zara dress, textured booties and a sequin bib necklace on May 18, 2011.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends the premiere of her new
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends the premiere of her new movie, "Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon," in Times Square in Manhattan on June 28, 2011.

Demi Moore

Actress Demi Moore attends the Samsung Hope for
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Actress Demi Moore attends the Samsung Hope for Children gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan on June 7, 2011.

Cameron Diaz

Actress Cameron Diaz was flying solo on the
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Actress Cameron Diaz was flying solo on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood on Feb. 27, 2011.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks models Victoria’s Secret's 2004 Heavenly 70
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Tyra Banks models Victoria’s Secret's 2004 Heavenly 70 Fantasy Bra by Mouawad, featuring a 70-carat flawless pear-shape diamond in the center.

Halle Berry

Actress Halle Berry, wearing a white strapless dress
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Actress Halle Berry, wearing a white strapless dress by designer Pamela Rolland, attends a special screening of "Frankie & Alice" at Cinema 2 in Manhattan on Nov. 17, 2010.

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Dennis Rodman and Rebecca Romijn

Chicago Bulls foward Dennis Rodman and swimsuit model
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Chicago Bulls foward Dennis Rodman and swimsuit model Rebecca Romijn are show on the cover of the February newsstand issue of GQ magazine.

Cobie Smulders

Actress Cobie Smulders attends the 2010 CBS UpFront
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Actress Cobie Smulders attends the 2010 CBS UpFront at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center on May 19, 2010.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron attends a screening of
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Charlize Theron attends a screening of "Battle in Seattle" hosted by the Cinema Society and Dior Beauty at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room in Manhattan on Sept. 17, 2008.

Molly Sims

Molly Sims attends the
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Molly Sims attends the "Safe House" premiere at the SVA Theater in Manhattan on Feb. 7, 2012.

Elizabeth Hurley

Actress Elizabeth Hurley attends the 2011 Breast Cancer
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Actress Elizabeth Hurley attends the 2011 Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Hot Pink Party at The Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan on April 14, 2011.

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Elle Macpherson

Australian model Elle Macpherson arrives at a central
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Australian model Elle Macpherson arrives at a central London store to mark the tenth anniversary of her Intimates lingerie collection on Nov. 15, 2011.

Jennifer Connelly

Actress Jennifer Connelly attends the 27th Annual Night
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Actress Jennifer Connelly attends the 27th Annual Night of Stars at Cipriani, Wall Street in Manhattan on Oct. 28, 2010.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams attends the Broadway opening of
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Vanessa Williams attends the Broadway opening of "Promises, Promises" at Broadway Theatre in Manhattan on April 25, 2010.

Brooke Shields

Actress Brooke Shields attends the Costume Institute Gala
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Actress Brooke Shields attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010, in Manhattan.

Ali Larter

Actress Ali Larter attends Good Housekeeping's Annual Shine
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Actress Ali Larter attends Good Housekeeping's Annual Shine on Awards honoring remarkable women at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan on April 12, 2011.

Uma Thurman

Actress Uma Thurman attends the 2010 Keep A
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Actress Uma Thurman attends the 2010 Keep A Child Alive's Black Ball at the Hammerstein_Ballroomin Manhattan on Sept. 30, 2010.

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler attends the Dior celebration of the
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Liv Tyler attends the Dior celebration of the reopening of its 57th Street Boutique at the LVMH Tower Magic Room in Manhattan. Tyler layered an ethereal asymmetric Christian Dior mini with long black sleeves and a multi-strand necklace for the Dior cocktail party on Dec. 8, 2010.

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich started modeling at the age of
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Milla Jovovich started modeling at the age of 11. In October 1987, she landed her first cover, on Italian magazine Lei. The following year, Jovovich transitioned to TV and movies, including "Return to the Blue Lagoon" (1991), "The Three Musketeers" (2011), "Married . . . with Children" (1989) and "King of the Hill" (2002).

Devon Aoki

At age 16, Devon Aoki became the face
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At age 16, Devon Aoki became the face of Versace. She then went on to star in "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Sin City" and other films.

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