7 Sexy Actresses Who Made It From The Ramp to The Screen

Models turned into successful actresses is a popular story. Hollywood has had many models that have walked and sizzled the ramp and got a ticket to stardom. While some have made it big, some others have disappeared into nothingness. However, after a certain point in time, these successful actresses have contributed so much to movies that their erstwhile modeling career faded away from public eye. Sometimes, when you think about their initial days, you realize the amount of struggle that these ladies may have gone through to be where and what they are today. Listed below are a list of 7 sexy actresses who have taken Hollywood by a storm and have one thing in common: they have all been ramp walk, print and television models in their initial days.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

1. Cameron Diaz

She was 17 when she set out to make it in big in the modeling world in 1990. After having worked in numerous print commercials for numero uno designers like Levi's and Calvin Klein, she moved straight into cinemas making her debut in the top grosser 'The Mask' in 1994. Since then, there have been numerous hits the woman has been churning with great looks and wonderful acting.


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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

2. Charlize Theron

Charlize started out as a fashion model sizzling the ramp at Milan at the age of 16. She won a local competition that gave her a direct ticket for a modeling contract in Italy. Late 90s saw Charlize getting into serious movie business and her roles in her movies are critically acclaimed. She went on to win the Academy Award for her performance in the movie 'Monster'.


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Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich

3. Milla Jovovich

Milla started her modeling career when she was 11. She was a supermodel and a hot favorite amongst ace designers. Numerous runways and commercials have shone bright with Milla. She moved into films with 'The Fifth Element' and thereafter has been recognized as a "action hero" with her roles in 'Ultraviolet' and 'Resident Evil'.


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Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci

4. Monica Bellucci

Milan welcomed her with wide open arms when Monica was 16. Besides heating the runways, she was the most sought after model for internationally popular fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana. Subsequently, she moved into Hollywood and has done a fair job with her performances in 'The Matrix', 'Shoot 'Em Up' and 'The Passion of the Christ'.


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Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

5. Brooke Shields

Brooke Shield holds the distinction of beginning the earliest in the world of modeling. She appeared in an Ivory Snow ad when she was just 11 months old. At the age of 14, she was the youngest model to feature on the cover of Vogue. Although, she appeared in many TV shows, her film roles have been much appreciated and she is known for her outstanding performance in the blockbuster 'Blue Lagoon'.


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Halle Berry

Halle Berry

6. Halle Berry

2001 gave her an Academy Award for Best Actress. She is also the first African American woman to be bestowed this honor in Oscar history. She is versatile, suave and beautiful and renders an eclectic display of performances in her movies. However, Berry is a former beauty queen (Miss USA runner up) and a model who made it large with movies.


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Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley

7. Elizabeth Hurley

Liz Hurley began as a very famous model in England before launching her film career successfully in the 80s. She is perhaps one woman who carries her film and modeling career successfully together. Hurley's big break came with 'Austin Powers'.


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  • Cameron Diaz
  • Charlize Theron
  • Milla Jovovich
  • Monica Bellucci
  • Brooke Shields
  • Halle Berry
  • Elizabeth Hurley

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