Top 10 Model Turned Actors

Models were generally considered as people with good physique and features but no acting skills. But then there came many such actors and actresses, who moved on to acting after being successful as a model and went on to get the same success, critical as well as commercial, on the silver screen.

Here are top 10 such model turned actors:

  • Katherine Heigl: Starting off as a child model at an age of 16, Katherine signed with “Wilhelmina Models” and was posing for “Sears” and “Lord & Taylor” before she turned towards acting & gave hits like “Love comes softly”, “Grey’s anatomy” and many more.
  • Ashton Kutcher: Runner-up in IMTA, posing for “Calvin Klein” and modelling at Paris & Milan, this “No strings attached” star gave many hit movies and replaced Charlie sheen in “Two & half men” to become new favourite.
  • Kellan Lutz: Before giving hits like “Poseidon” and “The Legend of Hercules” Kellan Lutz was a model signed with ford Agency and did modelling for brands like “Levi’s”, “Abercrombie & Fitch” and “Calvin Klein”.
  • Cameron Diaz: With a hugely successful fashion modelling career in her kitty with her being at cover page of “Mademoiselle” and “Seventeen”, Cameron Diaz gained huge success in movie arena too with quite a number of hits and four golden globe award nominations.
  • Ian Somerhalder: Is there anyone, especially girls, who doesn’t know Ian Somerhalder a.k.a Damon Salvatore. This “Vampire diaries” hot shot has been a successful model who worked at Paris, Milan and London before starting his acting stint.
  • Charlize Theron: A model at 16, this south African-American actress did her modelling work for a year and a half throughout Europe. Later moved to acting and we saw her in many big hits including “The Italian Job” and won Academy, Silver Bear and Golden Globe award for her movie “Monster”.
  • Famke Janssen: Signing with Elite Model Management and modelling for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret, Famke had quite a successful fashion modelling career before she moved into movies and earned huge success here too with hits like “Golden Eye”, “X-Men series” and “Taken” series.
  • Tyrese Gibson: This talented “Fast & Furious” actor and successful singer has also been a fashion model before moving to music and film industry. Starting at 17, he modelled for brands like Guess and Tommy Hilfiger.
  • Rachel Weisz: Starting off her career as a model at an age of 14, Rachel worked as a model for “Harpers & Queen”. Later deciding moving onto acting career, she did great for herself bagging many hits and went on to grab Academy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for her movies.
  • Channing Tatum: This “Step-Up” star had modelled earlier for brands like Armani, Abercrombie and Fitch and did commercials for Dew and Pepsi before moving towards acting. He gave big hits like “G.I Joe” and “21 Jump Streets”.

All these actors started off as a model and tasted success in both careers thereby making a statement that models can act, & they can act pretty well.

Share This Post
Have your say!

Customer Reviews


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

    Thanks for submitting your comment!