We’re used to seeing famous faces look downright gorgeous on-screen, but how about those that actually look better in real life? Could it really be that the on-screen personas of the world’s most famous actresses don’t do them justice? In some cases, yes…very much so!
So just to put a pleasant spin on things for a rare change to the norm, here’s a quick rundown of 14 leading actresses who actually look better in real life:
#1 Emma Stone
Emma Stone always looks distinctly striking with pretty much any character she plays. But no matter what they do to her in terms of make-up, lines and on-screen direction, she just never looks quite as breath-takingly beautiful as she does in real life.
#2 Kate McKinnon on “SNL”
If you know Saturday Night Live, you’ll be familiar with Kate McKinnon and all the weird and wonderful characters she plays. Suffice to say, they’re never what you’d call flattering, which can easily make you forget that she actually looks like this in real life…drop dead gorgeous!
#3 Zooey Deschanel
Ok, so admittedly Zooey Deschanel always looked pretty darn gorgeous when playing the role of Jessica Day in New Girl. However, there’s also no denying the fact that she’s even more stunning in real life than she is on-screen.
#4 Naomi Grossman
First of all, hats off to the genius team of makeup artists and creative types that managed to transform Naomi Grossman into Pepper. One of the most iconic stars of ‘American Horror Story’, you’d never guess in a million years that behind the undeniably creepy character lies this drop-dead gorgeous beauty!
#5 Dascha Polanco
It’s pretty safe to say that the orange jumpsuits handed out to the cast of Orange is the New Black aren’t exactly flattering for anyone. The words ‘dreary’ and ‘drab’ come to mind, which is precisely why the real-life incarnation of Dascha Polanco never fails to turn heads. A seriously smoking Dominican actress with looks to die for!
#6 Emilia Clarke
This is sure to stir debate among millions of Game of Thrones fans worldwide. Daenerys Targaryen is undeniably beautiful, but British actress Emilia Clarke looks completely different in real life. And some would say, even hotter than she is on screen. We’ll leave this one with you to thrash out!
#7 Charlize Theron
Yes we know, it was a one-off thing when she played Aileen Wuornos and went and won an Oscar in the process. But still, we figured we’d include Charlize Theron and the makeup job they gave her for Monster, just to show how spectacular these kinds of transformations really can be. Really…it’s hard to look at her the same way after taking this in!
#8 Uzo Aduba
Also in terms of impressive transformation, when the cast of Orange is the New Black hit the red carpet, it never fails to be Uzo Aduba who turns the most heads. And it’s not hard to understand why either, given the fact that her ‘Crazy Eyes’ character really doesn’t look a thing like the beauty behind the makeup.
#9 Thesy Surface
If you’re a fan of Always Sunny In Philadelphia, chances are you’ll agree that Margaret McPoyle is the kind of creepy individual you’d call a lot of things, but not exactly gorgeous. And that’s all down to expert acting and plenty of time in the makeup artist’s chair too – Thesy Surface herself being nothing short of stunning!
#10 Elisabeth Moss
Star of Mad Men, the real life version of Elisabeth Singleton Moss doesn’t quite match with her portrayal of Peggy Olson. Of course, there’s a certain hotness to the copywriter she plays in the show, but compared to the shot on the left? Seriously? Not a chance!
#11 Lea Michele
Lea Michele shot to fame by playing a nerdy high school student in Glee, though in in real life she’s pretty much the antithesis of her character.
#12 Laura Prepron
Admit it – Donna Pinciotti was absolutely not the beauty that caught your eye in That 70s Show! For most, she was overshadowed by one of two of her co-stars who shall remain nameless to keep things nice and kind. In real life though, American actress Laura Prepon is quite simply stunning in every way. Maybe it was the 70s styling that didn’t do her justice!
#13 Melissa Rauch
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Famed for her role as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski Wolowitz on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, American actress Melissa Rauch is a household favourite across the country. And in terms of transformations, the only word that comes to mind in this instance is…wow…just WOW!
#14 America Ferrera
Last but not least, it’s been common knowledge since the very first episode of Ugly Betty that America Georgine Ferrera is anything but. Still, she picked up a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress as Betty Suarez, proving that despite being totally gorgeous in real life, she was skilled enough on-screen to persuade up all otherwise!