As a working-by-the-hour girl with a heart of gold, Vivian from “Pretty Woman” was more than just her job title. Of course, being played by the famously beautiful Julia Roberts will make that easy. She goes from a woman of the night to right at home in an evening gown thanks to Richard Gere’s help and his friendship.
Very little is changed about Vivian’s look – it was really just the clothes she was wearing and the way she styled her hair (both of which were, we’d like to point out, way better than what a regular streetwalker would be able to achieve). Hollywood is still Hollywood.
From Drab to Fab
Having Sandra Bullock be the person you makeover feels kind of like it's cheating. From “The Net” to this movie,” Miss Congeniality,” Bullock is impossible to put down when it comes to her style. Still, this movie tries everything it can to make her appear like she isn't the obvious beauty queen she is. FBI gear isn't the most fetching even if it is functional.
There's also the part about her personality, which isn't bad so much as rough and tough and ready to take down the bad guys. She still manages to accomplish that, but she's able to do it while wearing fashionable high heels.
“Shrek” has been called one of the biggest animated movies of the 2000s, and it's hard to argue. Cameron Diaz provides the voice and actions for Fiona, the princess of the tale, but it isn't long before we learn her curse turns her into an ogre, just like Shrek.
Sure, giving a character a makeover in an animated movie isn't the toughest thing in the world, but this is a little more than a new outfit and some lip gloss. She changed into an entirely different being! Still attractive in her own way, of course, thanks to the bigger eyes and more natural-looking features.
Leaning into the Bad Reputation
Emma Stone made a name for herself as a high school student with a scarlet letter in “Easy A.” During the movie, rumors spread about her character, Olive, as a...well, a trollop. Guys start asking her to say she slept with them in order to prove they had finally checked that box – so to speak – and it starts to work for her.
She starts wearing more provocative clothes, letting her hair down, and riding the popularity (and monetary) high. Of course, things start going south in a hurry, so Olive has to repair her reputation and un-makeover back to how she was at the start.
Make Me into a Man
One thing you might not know about a lot of classic teen rom-coms is they tend to come from a classic background. “She's the Man,” is pretty much a modern retelling of the Shakespeare play “Twelfth Night.” Lots of Will's plays have been reworked for the era, and this one is an easy one.
The main character, Viola, wants to play soccer, and for some reason has to pretend to be a boy. That's where are the drama starts, but the actress, Amanda Bynes, manages to make a pretty convincing guy, as long as you're only looking at her face. Short hair and no makeup go a long way.