VOTE The Most Successful Model-Turned-Actresses  

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List Rules Only actresses who gained fame as models before acting.

Out of the many models who have tried breaking into Hollywood, here are the most successful model-turned-actresses. From the runway to the red carpet, some of the world's biggest supermodels have built successful acting careers. Which actresses who were models first are movie stars?

A model at 13 years old, Italian actress Monica Bellucci was nominated for a César Award for her performance in the 1996 film The Apartment. Since then, she went on to star in blockbusters, such as The Matrix Reloaded and The Passion of the Christ, and became a "Bond girl" in Spectre. Other models who became actresses in recent years include Cara Delevingne, Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Upton, and Abbey Lee.

Vote up the best female models who have acted in movies and TV based on their Hollywood careers. 

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Cara Jocelyn Delevingne is an English fashion model, actress, and singer. Born in London in 1992, she began her modelling career at a young age. British Vogue called her the "star face" of the autumn/winter 2012-2013 show season and she had appeared on the catwalk for brands such as Shiatzy Chen, Moschino, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Stella McCartney, Dsquared, Lanvin, Givenchy and Chanel. Delevingne won the "Model of the Year" award at the British Fashion Awards 2014. She started her acting career with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina and thriller The Face of an Angel in 2014. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 25

Credits: Suicide Squad, Paper Towns, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Anna Karenina, Kids in Love, + more

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Milla Jovovich is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. She has appeared in numerous science fiction and action-themed films, earning her the sobriquet "reigning queen of kick-butt" from the music channel VH1 in 2006. Born in the Soviet Union, Jovovich immigrated with her parents to the United States when she was five. In 1987 she began modeling at the age of 12 when Herb Ritts photographed her for the cover of the Italian magazine Lei. Richard Avedon featured her in Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" advertisements, and she also starred in campaigns for major companies. In 1988, Jovovich had her first acting role in the television film, The Night Train to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Credits: Resident Evil franchise, The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet, Dirty Girl, Zoolander 2, + more

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Brooklyn Danielle Decker is an American fashion model and actress best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including the cover of the 2010 issue. In addition to working for Victoria's Secret for the 2010 "Swim" collection, she has ventured into television with guest appearances on Chuck, Ugly Betty, The League, and Royal Pains. She made her feature film debut in Just Go with It, and later starred in Battleship and What to Expect When You're Expecting. Decker is married to tennis player Andy Roddick. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 28

Credits: Just Go With It, Battleship, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Stretch, Grace and Frankie, + more

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Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell is an American actress. She made her film debut in 1984's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Since then she has appeared in several notable films, including Groundhog Day. She has also starred in Green Card, Short Cuts, Michael and Multiplicity. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Credits: Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Groundhog Day, Four Weddings and a Funeral, + more

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