Linda Hamilton is a real beauty. Her role in the T.V series “Beauty and the Beast.” This updated version of the fairy tale was Linda’s springboard, as, after this release, everyone knew who she was.
The transformation Linda went through for her role in “The Terminator” required her to stop eating carbs for almost a year and hook up with Serina Williams trainer. If that’s not dedication, then what is?
In the 2003 comedy-drama “Tully,” Charlize Theron plays an exhausted mom with young children. She gained 50 pounds to look like the frazzled postpartum wife and mother.
Theron said she wanted to feel like her character would. Packing on the weight did the trick, but it also changed her mood, causing great sadness. At first, it was fun eating In-N-Out and ordering two shakes, but a few weeks later she was in a dark spot. Also, it took a year and a half for the actress to get back to her previous size.
Tilda Swinton is so unrecognizable in “Trainwreck,” you’ll have to browse the credits to confirm that she is Dianna. She’s a ruthless, in-your-face men’s fashion magazine editor and the snarky boss of Amy Schumer (Amy).
Spray-tanned and blonde, as the owner of S’Nuff magazine, Swinton is in a feminine wig with her sculpted cheekbones filled in, rounding out her face. Being Dianna was one of Swinton’s most extreme look transformations. She styled herself around Carine Roitfeld, former editor of Vogue Paris.
In 2002 when "The Magdalene Sisters" came out, the abilities and charm this magnificent actress brings with her were out in the open. Originally a theater actress, Anne Marie Duff has had her share of T.V series and cinema movies.
The mini-series "The Virgin Queen" covers the life of Queen Elizabeth the 1st from early days until her death. Anne Marie remarkably transformed into the icy monarch, and the rest is history.
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Chloe O'Brian from “24” might lack social skills, but her abilities at the computer not only make her an important part of Jack Bauer's team but makes her a solid nerd. While the actress who plays her, Mary Lynn Rajskub, is best known for her portrayal of mission control for Bauer, she's done quite a lot else. Still, her transformation from a lovely natural redhead to a gothic nerd is striking.
From “Mr. Show” to “The Kings of Summer,” Rajskub's filmography is quite extensive. She has also spent a lot of time on the stand-up comedy circuit, which is where she met her husband of ten years (and now ex-husband) Matthew Rolph.