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11 Actresses Who Also Do Modeling

They pull double duty.

Discover the fascinating intersection between the worlds of acting and modeling as we delve into the lives of 11 remarkable women who have conquered both industries. From the iconic Brooke Shields, who skyrocketed from child model to Vogue cover star, to Milla Jovovich, the highest-paid model turned acclaimed actress. Cara Delevigne's transition from Victoria's Secret to blockbuster films, and Tricia Helfer's journey from renowned supermodel to beloved TV star on Battlestar Galactica. Join us as we uncover the impressive careers of Rebecca Romijn, Brooklyn Decker, Marisa Miller, Jaime King, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Demi Moore, and Famke Janssen, showcasing their undeniable talent across multiple creative realms.


Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields started out as a child model, before having her breakthrough role in Pretty Baby. She then became the youngest model to cover Vogue, doing so at 14. Shields' other modeling works include ads for Calvin Klein, and covering international issues of Vogue.


Milla Jovovich

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Milla Jovovich was considered the highest paid model in the world by Forbes in 2004. She's been featured on over 100 magazine covers, including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. Jovovich is also an actress, best known for her roles in The Fifth Element and Return From the Black Lagoon. 


Cara Delevigne

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Cara Delevigne started her career as a model. She worked with Victoria's Secret. Burberry, and Moschino. She began acting in 2015, starring in the film adaptation of Paper Towns. She then starred in 2016's Suicide Squad. Delevigne has also had roles in Carnival Row and Only Murders In The Building.


Tricia Helfer

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Tricia Helfer started her modeling career in 1992, after winning the Supermodel of the World contest from Ford Models. She then worked with designers like Dior, Carolina Herrera, and John Galliano. Helfer then transitioned to acting in the early 2000s, starring on Battlestar Galactica. Helfer's other roles include Suits, Lucifer, and Dark Blue. 


Rebecca Romijn

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Rebecca Romijn began modeling in the '90s. She appeared on various international covers of Elle, Marie Claire, and GQ, among others. In 2000, Romijn got her breakout role in the X-Men franchise, playing Mystique. She also starred as Alexis Meade in ABC's Ugly Betty and had a lead role on The Librarians.


Brooklyn Decker

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Brooklyn Decker first started her modeling career in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. She graced the cover of the magazine in 2010. Decker's acting career began with guest spots on shows like The League, New Girl, and Chuck. She received a lead role in the 2012 film What To Expect When You're Expecting. Decker also starred on the Netflix series, Grace & Frankie. 


Marisa Miller


Marisa Miller started her career as a model. She's best known for her work with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, as a Victoria's Secret Angel, and for being a petite model, being only 5 foot 8. Miller also transitioned to acting, starring in the 2013 film, R.I.P.D. She recently starred in One Night In Miami. 


Jaime King

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Jaime King began modeling when she was 14. By the age of 16, she appeared in magazines like Seventeen and Glamour. King started out her acting career in 2001's Pearl Harbor. She also starred in Sin City, My Bloody Valentine, and had a lead role in the CW sitcom, Hart of Dixie. 


Rosie Huntington-Whitely

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Rosie Huntington-Whitely is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She has also worked with Burberry, notably being the face of their Burberry Body fragrance. Whitely has also appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, and Bloomingdale's. She also starred in the 2010 Transformers film, Dark of The Moon. In 2015, she appeared in Mad Max: Fury Road, alongside Charlize Theron. 


Demi Moore

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Demi Moore is an extremely successful actress. She's best known for her roles in films like Striptease, G.I. Jane, and St. Elmo's Fire. Moore has also dabbled in modeling. She has starred in commercials for brands like Diet Coke and Keds. Moore also has graced the covers of magazines, notably posing nude in both Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair. 


Famke Janssen

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In the '80s, Famke Janssen started out her career as a model. She starred in a commercial for Cody Inc., and worked with brands like Chanel and Victoria's Secret. In the '90s, she retired from modeling, and began acting. She appeared in films like Fathers & Sons, Celebrity, and City of Industry. Janssen notably was a Bond Girl, starring in GoldenEye. 


Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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