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The Most Successful Model-Turned-Actresses  

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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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Famke Beumer Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter, and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye, Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series, Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck, and Lenore Mills in Taken and its sequels, Taken 2 and Taken 3. In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity by the United Nations. She made her directorial debut with Bringing Up Bobby in 2011. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Credits: X-Men: The Last Stand, Goldeneye, X-Men, House on Haunted Hill, The Blacklist, + more

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Rebecca Alie Romijn is an American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Mystique in the X-Men films and Joan from The Punisher, both from Marvel Comics. She also had a recurring role as Alexis Meade on the television series Ugly Betty. During her marriage to actor John Stamos, she was often credited as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and legally still uses this name. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Credits: X-Men, Femme Fatale, X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Carter, + more

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Tricia Janine Helfer is a Canadian model and actress. She is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Credits: Battlestar Galactica, Burn Notice, Dark Blue, Lucifer, Operation Christmas, + 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: 60

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

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