Hollywood is a place full of beauty, talent, glitz and glamour, and a lot of luck. Hollywood gives great stardom to people who can prove themselves, but, until they are really lucky, they have to work extremely hard to make a mark. Sometimes, even people from star families don't make it big, while at times, common people through reality shows create a blast. Some become instant hits, while many struggle for years. Many of the top actors in Hollywood have started as early as children, while many have begun their careers as extras. Some of the most beautiful and accomplished actresses of Hollywood were once models, though it is also true that they are often approached by big brands to sign endorsement deals with them worth millions. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Beautiful Actresses who were Models.

10. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is among the most famous and timeless actresses of Hollywood, known for her striking beauty that enthralled the world then, and still does now. Blonde hair, porcelain skin, beauty-spot: she was the complete package, and often referred to as the blonde bombshell for her works in several movies back in the 1950s and 1960s. She had potential to make it bigger, until her life came to a sudden halt at 36 . It is no surprise that the beautiful lady started as a model early on.

9. Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

The beautiful and gracious Julianne Moore is seen on the hit saga of The Hunger Games . Before moving on to movies, she was an actress in the soap operas, and was famous as Frannie Hughes in the 1985-1988 television series, which eventually won him a Daytime Emmy Award. She started her movie career in 1990. But as a teenager, had no plan as such to pursue fame. In fact, she actually wanted to be a physician. She acted in high school and college plays, and modelled at a young age.

8. Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

The confident Jane Fonda started as a model, and was featured on the cover of Vogue, not once but twice. But eventually, she entered the world of acting, and stole the spotlight, remaining there for more than 50 years. She has acted in a number of movies, including 9 to 5, which became a favourite watch in the 1980s. Though she has been in controversies, she is best known for crusading against plastic surgery after reversing her breast augmentation. Her workout videos are very popular, too.

7. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Forbes has listed Angelina Jolie as the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, thrice, and is known for her incredible beauty and great acting . Off-screen, she is involved in philanthropic works. She was barely 7 years old in her first movie, in Lookin' to Get Out with father Jon Voight, and returned to the silver screen ten years later in Cyborg 2, in 1993. She had begun taking acting lessons at 14, but dropped out to become a funeral director and fashion model, only to return to acting shortly after.

6. Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman has just the right look for a model, with blonde hair, blue eyes and a height of 5'11". She was in fact a model before she became an actress. She started modelling at 15, with Click Models. Then, in 1986, she was featured on the cover of the British Vogue. So it can be said that she had started off on the right foot when it comes to modelling. However, her real passion was movies, which is why gave up modelling to begin her acting career two years later, and has been consistent.



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