Do you remember Ugly Betty? Where do you think Hollywood execs go when they need to cast such a character?
Is there an agency specializing in ugly actors you can call? “Hi, I need a creepy old woman for a horror movie.”
No, most of the time, those who get to play characters who are hard to look at are usually actors who are quite hot in real life (and other movies).
All it takes is the right makeup and talent!
Let’s have a look at some amazing transformations.
10 Milla Jovovich
Everybody knows Milla Jovovich is hot. Well, she used to be a supermodel after all. The actress, who is of Ukrainian origins, mesmerizes with her Slavic beauty and those deep blue eyes.
You wouldn’t recognize her in the creepy old lady in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, would you? Mo, not under that wrinkled mottled skin and the drab gray hair. All that’s still Milla are those beautiful eyes.
9 Maisie Williams
Speaking of eyes, Maisie Williams had to hide even those under some scary contacts for her part in Game of Thrones.
The English actress was 19 at the time of the shooting, and it was quite a feat to turn the beautiful young girl with a passion for dance into the boyish hard-as-nails Arya Stark on a quest to avenge the death of her father.
8 Charlize Theron
No wonder her part in the 2003 Monster got her an Academy Award. Theron underwent a complete makeover to play the prostitute turned serial killer Aileen Wuornos.
You’d be amazed to see how well she resembles Wuornos in the mugshot taken at her arrest. Makeup did help a lot in this transformation, but it was Charlize Theron’s talent that did the rest to accurately portray a woman hardened by a rough life, not to mention drugs and alcohol.
7 Naomi Grossman
Fans of the American Horror Story series loved the little pinhead known as Pepper. As horrible as she looked, people saw the kindness in her and rooted for the tormented character.
What was hard to see was the actress who played Pepper, who doesn’t look like a freak at all. On the contrary, Naomi Grossman is a beautiful and very sexy actress who works hard to portray a deformed character.