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Which Hollywood actresses started as models?

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Some of the most successful actresses in Hollywood began their careers as models, such as Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry and Charlize Theron. Recent models turned actresses include Kate Upton and Cara Delevingne.

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As of Dec. 11, 2015, some of the most successful actresses in Hollywood began their careers as models. These actresses include Halle Berry, whose films include "Catwoman," "Swordfish" and "Monster's Ball," for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Charlize Theron, also an Oscar-winner for "Monster," and star of films such as "Prometheus" and "Mad Max: Fury Road." Cameron Diaz, one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, was a model prior to appearing in films such as "The Mask," "There's Something About Mary" and "The Other Woman."

Some of the most recent models to transition to acting include Kate Upton and Cara Delevingne. Upton had a starring role in "The Other Woman," alongside Diaz, after previously appearing in smaller roles in films such as "Tower Heist" and "The Three Stooges." After achieving success as a model, Delevigne starred in "Paper Towns," alongside Nat Wolff, Austin Abrams and Justice Smith. She has also had small roles in "Anna Karenina" and "Pan," playing Princess Sorokina and a mermaid, respectively.

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