10+ Actresses Who Willingly Sacrificed Their Beauty For A Movie Role
These brave actresses go beyond limits when preparing for a role. It’s not a piece of cake to hind their looks behind glasses and a thick layer of makeup, but some movie stars handle it admirably. Today, we want to share with you 11 actresses who aren't afraid to sacrifice their beauty for the role of an unpretty villain. If you're looking for more, click here, here, and here.
#1 Helena Bonham Carter: The Crown series and the Harry Potter film series
Source: © The Crown / Sony Pictures Television, © Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / Warner Bros. Pictures
Helena Bonham Carter impressed the audience with her role as the fanatic villain in “Harry Potter” films. But they were shocked to see her as Princess Margaret in “The Crown” series. To portray the character well, the actress studied the princess’s biography.
#2 Sarah Paulson: Mrs. America and American Horror Story: Hotel
Source: © Mrs. America / FX Productions, © American Horror Story: Hotel / FX Productions
In “Mrs. America”, Sarah Paulson starred as Alice Macray, a pretty homemaker but eventually reveals an opposite persona. In American Horror Story: Hotel, the actress plays a reckless and vulgar guest of Hotel Cortez, who has a dark personality.
#3 Julia Roberts: Pretty Woman and America’s Sweethearts
Source: © Pretty Woman / Touchstone Pictures, © America's Sweethearts / Revolution Studios
After the success of “Pretty Woman”, Julia Roberts portrayed the role of Kiki, who lived in the shadow of her own sister in “America’s Sweethearts. Kiki turned into a beautiful girl and successfully won the heart of her sister’s boyfriend.
#4 Olivia Wilde: The Change-Up and The Lazarus Effect
Source: © The Change-Up / Universal Pictures, © The Lazarus Effect / Blumhouse ProductionsOlivia Wilde had a perfect performance in “The Change-Up” and “The Lazarus Effect”. She played the charming Sabrina in the former and the medical researcher Zoe, who becomes uncontrollably aggressive and mad after taking an innovative serum in the latter.
#5 Alyson Hannigan: the American Pie film series and Date Movie
Source: © American Wedding / Universal Pictures, © Date Movie / Regency Enterprises
Do you realize that the actress is ase pretty Michelle in the American Pie film franchise as well as the obese Julia in Date Movie? Well, she is great in both roles.
#6 Meryl Streep: The Devil Wears Prada and Ironweed
Source: © The Devil Wears Prada / 20th Century Studios, © Ironweed / HBOMeryl Streep is an amazing actress, who can fulfill perfectly opposite characters. In “The Devil Wears Prada”, she played the queen of the glossy magazine world. On the contrary, she became a homeless sick woman in “Ironweed”.
#7 Kaley Cuoco: The Big Bang Theory TV series and To Be Fat Like Me
Source: © The Big Bang Theory / Warner Bros. Television, © To Be Fat Like Me / Ardmore Productions
Kaley Cuoco got famous for playing Penny, an attractive neighbor of Leonard and Sheldon. In the film “To Be Fat Like Me”, the actress played a pretty athlete who lives the life of a fat girl to prove that “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart”.
#8 Helen Mirren: RED and The Door
Source: © RED / Summit Entertainment, © The Door / Bankside FilmsHelen Mirren is a talented actress. She played a retired special agent in the comedy action movie “RED”, and an eccentric maid in the drama “The Door”.
#9 Jodie Foster: Sommersby and Hotel Artemis
Source: © Sommersby / Regency Enterprises, © Hotel Artemis / The Ink Factory
Jodie Foster became a beautiful wife of an officer in “Sommersby” but turned into a hysterical woman with swollen eyelids and disheveled gray hair in “Hotel Artemis”.
#10 Christine Lakin: Modern Family and The Hottie & the Nottie
Source: © Modern Family / 20th Century Studios, © The Hottie and the Nottie / Summit EntertainmentFor her portrayal of June Phigg in “The Hottie & the Nottie”, Christine Lakin became famous. In “Modern Family”, she appeared as a self-confident beauty.
#11 Christina Ricci: The Matrix Resurrections and Monster
Source: © The Matrix Resurrections / Village Roadshow Pictures, © Monster / Zodiac Productions IncChristina Ricci looked so beautiful in “The Matrix Resurrections” but in the movie “Monster”, she put on very little makeup on her face.
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