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20 Homely Characters Are Actually Gorgeous In Real Life

Hollywood is used to including some ugly roles to show a sharp contrast to the protagonists. However, when these actresses remove their makeup, you will be surprised by how beautiful their original looks are.

1. Taryn Manning – Tiffany Doggett

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Taryn Manning starred as Tiffany Doggett in Orange Is The New Black. This character, from western Pennsylvania, was proud to be a redneck. The haggard woman appeared with missing and rotten teeth, but it was simply effective makeup.

2. America Ferrera – Betty Suarez

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The role of Betty Suarez helped Ferrera make a career breakthrough. The character in the series Ugly Betty was quite ambitious but had messy hair and wore braces, red glasses, and weird clothes. The character was later shown with a makeover, which seemed to change Suarez back to Ferrera herself.

3. Cameron Diaz – Lotte Schwartz

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Audiences must be familiar with Diaz's portrayal of beauties in films such as The Mask and There's Something About Mary. But in 1999, she challenged the stereotype by starring in Being John Malkovich as Lotte Schwartz, who was nowhere near as gorgeous as the actress usually looks.

4. Mayim Bialik – Amy Farrah Fowler

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Mayim Bialik made her name with her portrayal of Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit show The Big Bang Theory. The character is a bright but nerdy neuroscientist.

5. Naomi Grossman - Pepper

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Naomi Grossman had to shave her head bald for Pepper in the series American Horror Story. The part was worth the effort because Pepper is still her most prominent character to date.

6. Bette Midler – Winifred Sanderson

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Midler was featured as Winifred Sanderson in the Disney movie Hocus Pocus in 1993, one of her most well-regarded roles. Sanderson was the head witch of the Sanderson sisters. All of the sisters were killed and then revived in the film.

7. Rooney Mara – Lisbeth Salander

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Rooney Mara made her name due to her role as Lisbeth Salander in the movie The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. She had changed her outfits, hairstyle, and jewelry. Mara was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the film.

8. Salma Hayek – Frida Kahlo

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The Mexican American actress starred as Frida Kahlo in the biopic movie Frida in 2002. Hayek sported a unibrow to present the famous painter's unconventional appearance and personality.

9. Drew Barrymore – Josie Gellar

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Barrymore played the role of Josie Gellar in Never Been Kissed in 1999. Gellar was a cop who dressed up as a high school student for a secret operation. At the same time, she redeemed herself because she used to be a nerd at school.

10. Elisabeth Moss – Peggy Olson

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Moss played an office secretary, Peggy Olson, on the popular TV series Mad Men. Olson was an innocent and frumpy girl, and her colleagues persuaded her to dress up to make herself less plain. But, come on, look at how stunning Moss is in her personal outfit.

11. Vanessa Hudgens – Agnes "Apple" Bailey

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Hudgens achieved her fame with the role of Gabriella in Disney's High School Musical. Several years later, she played the role of a young rebel Agnes "Apple" Bailey in a movie called Gimme Shelter in 2013. The actress had to transform her appearance to look like a rebellious teenager.

12. Maisie Williams – Arya Stark

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The English actress Maisie made herself look boyish and unkempt for her role as Arya Stark, the Stark family's youngest daughter, on the hit show Game Of Thrones. Thanks to that performance, she has been awarded an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

13. Meryl Streep – The Witch

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Meryl Streep starred as The Witch in the movie Into The Woods, which came to screens in 2014. This American icon had to wear different hair, costume, and makeup to look like a scary witch, which made her hard to recognize.

14. Charlize Theron – Aileen Wournos

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Charlize Theron got the chance to star in the film Monster as Aileen Wournos in the prime of her acting career. Her presence as a serial killer was regarded as one of the most fabulous performances in film history.

15. Linda Cardellini – Velma Dinkley

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Linda Cardellini portrayed Velma Dinkley in the film version of Scooby-Doo in 2002. The curvy beauty wore a bob, an outdated outfit, and a pair of thick-lensed glasses to hide her glamour.

16. Mae Whitman – Ann Veal

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Mae Whitman was cast as Ann Veal on the sitcom Arrested Development. Her character looks like a plain Jane, but the actress herself is a pretty attractive standout.

17. Emma Thompson – Nanny McPhee

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Thompson played a scary magical nanny in the film Nanny McPhee. The character is so helpful for parents to scare their naughty kids with her horrible appearance.

18. Kate McKinnon – Justin Bieber

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McKinnon is one of the funniest female comedians on Saturday Night Live, and she is good at impersonating different celebrities, such as Justin Bieber, Jean King, and others.

19. Thesy Surface – Margaret McPoyle

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You may not know Thesy Surface, but you can recognize her role of Margaret McPoyle in the series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. McPoyle was a deaf-mute woman with a unibrow who didn't care about her looks.

20. Judy Greer – Kitty Sanchez

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Greer is gifted at playing varied roles, including some weirdos. For example, Kitty Sanchez on the show Arrested Development. Greer loves this odd but hilarious part.

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