Felicity Huffman had minor roles back in the 90s, appearing as a guest actress in ‘X-Files’, ‘Early Edition’, ‘Law & order’, and more. It wasn’t until 2004 when she landed the role of Lynette Scavo in ‘Desperate Housewives’ that she became wildly famous.
Huffman always appears more or less the same in her roles, which is why it was shocking to see her play Bree, a trans woman who goes on a trip to find a long-lost son, in the 2005 film ‘Transamerica’. Without virtually any makeup and a very simple, plain-looking wardrobe, Huffman looks older and much less attractive than her real-life persona.
Anybody who saw the amazing 1999 TV series 'Freaks and Geeks' is familiar with the very cool Linda Cardellini. Fortunately for the actress, and for us, she made it big when she was cast as Velma in 2002's 'Scooby-Doo'. Although she looked like a geeky librarian with those black, square glasses and that bob haircut, Linda is actually quite the fashionista in real life.
Not only glamorous, but this California native is also just naturally gorgeous. The only thing that's similar between this actress and her roles is her super cool, down-to-earth personality.
Anjelica Huston is a Hollywood veteran, with a career of nearly 40 years. Her father was an acclaimed director, and she was basically born into the business. She’s starred in countless blockbusters, such as ‘Prizzi’s Honor’, ‘The Grifters’, ‘The Addams Family’, and basically every Wes Anderson film.
But many will agree that one of her best performances, and most shocking transformations, was when she played Miss Ernst, in ‘The Witches’. With hideous makeup and prosthetics, Huston embodied a devilish witch, and certainly brought Roald Dahl’s famous character to life.
Elizabeth Banks played the eccentric Effie Trinket in the famous film ‘The Hunger Games’. Even though the look was not “ugly”, it was certainly very odd and uncharacteristic of the actress. Banks was completely covered in lavender and pink airbrush, and always wore huge, heavy wigs, and over-the-top, uncomfortable shoes.
Although that was nothing compared to the flowers that decorated her clothes and the butterflies she had on her eyelashes. Banks looked like she had been released from an insane asylum.
You might think of a pretty, hippie-looking young girl when you think of Taryn Manning, if you're judging by her roles in 'Crazy/Beautiful' or 'Crossroads'. However, if you fast forward a decade, and only know her from her character in 'Orange is the New Black', as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett, you might just be in shock.
Her character in the series, which she says drew her attention immediately, is a former addict with black, receding gums and barely no teeth left that now lives in jail. In reality, however, Taryn is quite healthy, has all of her teeth, and is really quite attractive.