The runway is not always that kind to the models who walk it. Often times, young people aspiring to carve their name on the Hollywood walk of fame see an opportunity in modeling. They see it as a venue that will give them connections to rise the ranks and climb the long, exhausting stairway to fame. However, many models have other plans than just to scour the runways worldwide or to be on the cover of every magazine known to the world.
Fans might not know that the vast majority of modeling agencies also represent actors and actresses. For those signed with the right agencies, their chances are infinite. However, it takes a lot of work and hustle to be able to break into the acting world after being a model. It’s very likely that models who have already been established find it hard to be taken seriously in the acting business, but these celebrities started their long Hollywood journey from the runway, and showed the world what they’re made of.
8/8 Cara Delevingne Does Not Like Being Labeled As Just A Model
Cara Delevingne started modeling when she was just 10 years old for none other than Vogue Italia, and fans always wonder what she’s up to next. The 30-year-old English model enjoyed massive success in the modeling world and was considered on of the best in the business as she walked massive shows for Burberry, Chanel, Tom Ford, and DKNY. In an interview, the model admitted that she hates labels and rejects the media rhetoric on her transition from modeling to acting saying, “It doesn’t make sense to have to be one thing. People ask me, ‘How was it transitioning from being a model to an actress?’ I’m not transitioning anywhere; I’m never going to stop modeling.” She has now appeared in many Hollywood works like Suicide Squad, Paper Towns, and more.
7/8 Jaime King Was Already Everybody’s Sweetheart Before Moving To The Silver Screen
Jaime King started off her long career by modeling at the age of 14. She enjoyed major success by appearing on the covers of some household magazines like Vogue, Seventeen, and Glamour. The model turned actress starred in the CW show Heart of Dixie, and made appearances in movies like Sin City and Pearl Harbor.
6/8 Emily Ratajkowski Is Just Breaking Into The Acting World
Although the model hates her first debut as an actress in a certain music video, and was told to “get ugly” if she wanted to make it into acting, that did not stop her from pursuing other acting ventures. The bombshell model had roles in Gone Girl, We Are Your Friends and is planning on moving forward with acting as her full time career.
5/8 Halle Berry Used To Model Before Becoming A Critically Acclaimed Actress
Many fans don’t know that Halle Berry was the first black American Miss World contestant, but yes! The actress placed sixth in the competition, and had a successful run as a model before turning her full attention to acting. Now, the Academy Award Wining actress is a name to be reckoned with and an absolute force in the acting world.
4/8 Channing Tatum Traded Modeling For A Successful Acting Career
Now a Hollywood leading man and critically acclaimed actor, Channing Tatum started out in the entertainment business as a model and a dancer. The 21 Jump Street actor walked the runway for brands like Neil Barrett, Marc Ecko, Sean John, Phat Farm, Nautica and a lot more. Tatum had his first role in the 2005 film Coach Carter, and had his first noticeable and fan favorite role in 2006’s Step Up as he showed the world his impressive dance moves.
3/8 Ruby Rose Made It As An Actress And Then She Quit
The Australian model and former action star began her quite eventful Hollywood career by modeling and made it to some of the biggest publications in the game like Vogue Australia. She had roles n massive films like Resident Evil, xXx, and John Wick, and appeared on T.V shows like Orange is The New Black. Rose explained how she had a terrible experience with Warner Bros. that led her to quit acting and return to Australia, as she had subsequently exited her role from the T.V adaptation of Batwoman.
2/8 Diane Kruger Excelled In Both Acting And Modeling
Diane Kruger used to be the face of incredible fashion brands like Chanel, Burberry, Dior, and Giorgio Armani before she landed her first roles in Hollywood. Having most notably starred in Quintin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, she is definitely one of the most acclaimed actresses in the industry.
1/8 Cameron Diaz Was On The Cover of Seventeen Magazine
The Mask and Charlie’s Angels superstar began modeling when she was just in high school! At just 16 years old, she appeared in ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and Levi’s before she grew up to be the crush of millions around the world.