18 Celebs You Totally Didn't Know Got Their Start as Models

Aug 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Celebs who got their start as a model
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Celebs: they're just like us, right? Well, in some ways, yes. They're busy with work, they love their families and they hate having their picture taken when they run to the grocery store with no makeup on. But that's where a lot of the similarities end because there's no denying that 99.9 percent of celebrities are ridiculously good-looking.

And though they do usually have the extra pro help to get camera-ready, they're also blessed with some amazing genes. It's obvious that a lot of high-profile actors relied on more than just their acting chops to break into the biz, because there's a whole grip of them who started out as fashion models before they moved on to drama. Acting in Hollywood is hard to break into, but being incredibly photogenic really helps.

These 18 celebs used to be models, but they're definitely not just pretty faces.

Originally published January 2016. Updated August 2017.

1 /18: Krysten Ritter

1/18 :Krysten Ritter

2 /18: Mark Wahlberg

2/18 :Mark Wahlberg

3 /18: Cobie Smulders

3/18 :Cobie Smulders

4 /18: Jamie Dornan

4/18 :Jamie Dornan

5 /18: Cara Delevingne

5/18 :Cara Delevingne

6 /18: Cameron Diaz

6/18 :Cameron Diaz

7 /18: Katherine Heigl

7/18 :Katherine Heigl

8 /18: Ashton Kutcher

8/18 :Ashton Kutcher

9 /18: Jennifer Lawrence

9/18 :Jennifer Lawrence

10 /18: Kellan Lutz

10/18 :Kellan Lutz

11 /18: Ian Somerhalder

11/18 :Ian Somerhalder

12 /18: Uma Thurman

12/18 :Uma Thurman

13 /18: Angelina Jolie

13/18 :Angelina Jolie

14 /18: James Marsden

14/18 :James Marsden

15 /18: Geena Davis

15/18 :Geena Davis

16 /18: Whitney Houston

16/18 :Whitney Houston

17 /18: Jennifer Connelly

17/18 :Jennifer Connelly

18 /18: Milla Jovovich

18/18 :Milla Jovovich