‘Ugly Betty’ was an extremely popular American sitcom, and its leading lady America Ferrera played the part to perfection. As ambitious and wonderful as her character was, it was also quite unattractive, because let’s face it, in today’s ridiculous beauty standards, chubby young girl with braces don’t exactly stand out.
But in reality, America Ferrera is quite beautiful. Which is why it was shocking for devoted fans when they first saw this American actress walk the red carpet looking like a princess.
In the hilarious TV show 'Arrested Development', actress Mae Whitman played the simple, charmless and religious Ann. She was George Michael Bluth's crush, and an essential character in the series for a short while.
But Mae is anything but charmless in real life. She is chic, beautiful, and seems to always be in style.
Christina Ricci made her big break when she took on the iconic role of Wednesday Addams in ‘The Addams Family’. She went on to play a myriad of characters in several other movies, but perhaps the most physically shocking transformation was her role in ‘Penelope’.
Ricci plays Penelope, a young girl born with a pig snout, who spends most of her life locked in her home. Obviously, the makeup team had to work extremely hard to make this naturally beautiful actress into a pig-looking young woman. But don’t panic, she’s back to her beautiful, tiny nose.
One of Natalie Portman’s finest performances was in the 2005 legendary film, ‘V for Vendetta’. The incredibly talented Portman plays a young, working-class woman named Evey.
After getting involved in V’s subversive plans, she undergoes a personal and physical transformation that leaves audiences wondering if this is the same actress that appeared in the beginning of the film. A shaved head, emaciated body, and near-death look left viewers shocked. Fortunately, Portman went back to her beautiful self in no time.
After her debut as the gorgeous Rachel in ‘Friends’, Jennifer Aniston has seen nothing but success. This actress always seems to look beautiful, both on-screen and off. But when she played Claire Bennett in ‘Cake’, audiences were shocked.
Playing a woman who is in chronic pain surely means, Aniston takes on a dramatic and heavy role that she’s usually not used to. But the “ugly-looking” makeup and the absolute lack of makeup for some scenes truly make this beauty look like a different person.