Really talented actresses can perform very different roles, including roles where they have to transform into unattractive women, and in order to make the transformation look real, they have to do completely different things, like lose or gain a lot of weight in a very short time, or Wearing shapeless clothes, or spending a lot of time in makeup that covers their beauty.
All this effort is appreciated by viewers and film critics alike, in the following report, the “Bright Side” website monitored the most prominent actresses who abandoned their beauty in order to perform their roles:
Kate Winslet has portrayed quite a few beautiful women, but the role of an illiterate German woman convicted of murdering hundreds of people in The Reader earned the actress an Academy Award, and thanks to the amazing work of makeup artists, Kate’s character looked much older and ugly.
Natalie Portman is known as a very versatile actress, and for her role in V for Vandetta, Portman was brave enough to shave her head and in Goya’s Ghosts (Photo on the left), where she played a woman who was a victim of the Spanish Inquisition.
Cameron Diaz is the typical blonde Hollywood woman with a charming smile that is difficult to portray as an unattractive woman, however, in the 1999 film Being John Malkovich Cameron played an unattractive girl, and the absence of makeup and a pile of dark curls on her head made her look fit for the role which is why she was nominated for such prestigious awards as BAFTA And Golden Globe.
Nicole Kidman won an Academy Award in 2003 for her role as Virginia Woolf in the film The HoursThanks to the make-up, the list of films in which the actress plays a beautiful woman is really long, such as Moulin Rouge, Cold Mountain, Australia, Grace of Monaco, and many more.
Charlize Theron has appeared in fatal beauty roles several times, but the real recognition and true love of film critics came with her role in the movie The Beast. Disgusting thanks to the work of some talented makeup artists, and for her role in MonsterTheron has received a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Michelle Pfeiffer, turned into a scary old witch in the movie Matthew Vaughn’s StardustAnd when she became young in the movie, we were totally amazed at how beautiful she was and she was about 50 years old when she acted in that movie.
Anne Hathaway played Fantine In the musical Les MisérablesBased on Victor Hugo’s novel, Anne’s character needs to feed herself and her daughter, so she has to sell her hair and teeth and become a prostitute.
In order to play this role, in a very short period of time, she had to lose more than 22 pounds and cut her long hair on camera, and this scene was actually done, and for her role in the movie Les Misérables Anne received a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.