ByKatrina Stagg, writer at Creators.co
Katrina Stagg

As a superstar actor you get your face plastered on billboards, magazine covers and television ads. You get asked to be the face of everything from hair color to toothpaste, from cars to perfume. Modeling can seem like a byproduct of success but many of these stunners actually got their start modeling.

We've all heard that modeling can be a gateway into the acting game, but often we forget that some of the A-listers of today were the catalog models of yesterday.

Here are 19 actors and actress who were models first.

1. Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum for A&F
Channing Tatum for A&F

2. Malin Akerman

Abercrombie ad 2003
Abercrombie ad 2003

3. Ashton Kutcher

1998 Abercrombie & Fitch
1998 Abercrombie & Fitch

4. Jennifer Lawrence

Considers herself a failed A&F Model
Considers herself a failed A&F Model

5. Eddie Redmayne

Modelled for Burberry in 2008
Modelled for Burberry in 2008

6. Angelina Jolie

JCPenny Prom edition - 1992
JCPenny Prom edition - 1992

7. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt modeled for Levis in 1995 campaign
Brad Pitt modeled for Levis in 1995 campaign

8. Sienna Miller

2002 A&F campaign
2002 A&F campaign

9. Robert Pattinson

December 2001 - CosmoGIRL!
December 2001 - CosmoGIRL!

10. Uma Thurman

Vogue cover 1985
Vogue cover 1985

11. Chace Crawford

A&F model
A&F model

12. Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde for A&F 2004
Olivia Wilde for A&F 2004

13. James Marsden

Marsden for Versace
Marsden for Versace

14. Sofía Vergara

Miller Lite Girl
Miller Lite Girl

15. Josh Duhamel

Baring it all Josh Duhamel 1997
Baring it all Josh Duhamel 1997

16. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron at 16
Charlize Theron at 16

17. Ian Somerhalder

Iam Somerhalder for Versace,1995
Iam Somerhalder for Versace,1995
Versace
Versace

18. January Jones

January Jones 2005 for A&F
January Jones 2005 for A&F

19. Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly 1986
Jennifer Connelly 1986
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly

Source: Us Weekly & Buzzfeed

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