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So many women in movies are so beautiful, it's hardly surprising they began their careers as models. Check out some of the finest - and not at all surprising - girls who are as famed for their beauty as their skill in acting...

1. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Modeling Credentials: This Victoria's Secret Angel lets her wings do the talking.

Acting Highlight: Having previously worked with Michael Bay on a Victoria's Secret commercial, Rosie became Megan Fox's more-than-qualified replacement in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.


2. Kate Upton

Modeling Credentials: One word: bouncy.

Acting Highlight: After entering the model-slash phase of her career and auditioning for The Other Woman, Kate got cast as "the boobs"... Hardly surprising...


3. Megan Fox

Modeling credentials: Clue's in the name...

Acting Highlight: Rightly won the lead female role of Mikaela Banes after auditioning for the part of the skilled, sexy car mechanic in her breakout role for Transformers.


4. Amanda Seyfried

Modeling Credentials: Sextasitc Nordic princess who began modelling at 11... No wonder she's got this thing down!

Acting Highlight: Since stopping modelling at the tender age of 17, Amanda tried her hand at acting and ended up playing America's first mainstream porn star in Lovelace.


5. Emily Ratajkowski

Modeling Credentials: Danced around naked in Robin Thicke's music video for "Blurred Lines", and has since been enhancing the lives of every red-blooded male the world over.

Acting Highlight: Snapped up by director himself David Fincher for Gone Girl, alongside Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Good call, Fincher. Good call.


6. Angelina Jolie

Modeling Credentials: From her inconceivable curves to those wide, green eyes, there's not a pixel out of place here.

Acting Highlight: After trying her hand as a model, Ange only had to whisper the words "Tomb Raider" to become the world's hottest hotpant-wearing treasure hunter.


7. Jennifer Lawrence

Modeling Credentials: Long before bows and arrows, this blond beauty hammed it up for Abercrombie & Fitch. The girl never had acting lessons, but clearly didn't need them...

Acting Highlight: Aimed, auditioned, and totally fired as stunning Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.


8. Evangeline Lilly

Modeling Credentials: If this beautiful miracle isn't proof that there is a God, then I don't know what is.

Acting Highlight: After being discovered by walking the streets of British Columbia, angelic Evangeline became gorgeous Kate Austen in Lost.


9. Olga Kurylenko

Modeling Credentials: A tri-lingual Ukrainian babe who loves knee-high boots. Go figure.

Acting Highlight: This girl's big acting break was an appearance in Seal's music video, "Love's Divine" and she's since become the sexy Bond girl in Quantum of Solace we know and love.


10. Rebecca Romijn

Modeling Credentials: I'm sorry, did you not see the GIF yet?

Acting Highlight: When Sports Illustrated got boring, Romijn turned to acting and ended up naked and body painted as Mystique in X-Men.


Hollywood's been dipping into the model pool to sex things up a bit for years... I think you'll agree it's always a good thing...


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