5 Model Actors Who Crossed From Fashion To Film

Monday, January 16 by Sasha Mela

January-Jonesfilm studios. The catch is that just because a camera loves a face doesn't mean that model will be able to express the same emotions on screen which an actor can. Here are five model actors who crossed from fashion to film and did it successfully.

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Jamie DornanJamie Dornan started out as a successful male model before crossing into acting. He modeled for Calvin Klein and Dior Homme along with Eva Mendes. This Irish hunk made it into Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" as the soldier that makes the French queen deliriously fall for him. He now stars in the TV series "Once Upon a Time" as the huntsman assigned with the task of taking Snow White's heart to the evil Queen. Jamie's natural good looks make him perfect for fairytales and stories of grandeur.

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	<strong>January Jones. </strong>Before becoming an icy Betty Draper on AMC's hugely successful "Mad Men", she was a model for Abercrombie and Fitch. She once hinted to the press that her boyfriend when she moved to Hollywood (Ashton <span data-scayt_word=Kutcher) told her she'd never become a successful actress. Ashton now stars in "2 And a Half Men" and January has a lead role in "Mad Men" – a show which has become a cultural icon. Take that, Ashton.

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Amber Valetta. 
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Rosie Huntington Whitely. Rosie Huntington Whitely is a successful Victoria's secret model known for her trademark puffy, pouty lips and her resemblance to the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit. She replaced the sexy Megan Fox in "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" to no complaints. Rosie makes Megan Fox look so 2008.

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	<strong>Cameron Diaz.</strong> Cameron Diaz started out as a fresh-faced blonde, blue-eyed leggy model. Naturally thin, she was teased because she could never gain weight as a kid. Her fast metabolism paid off and got her tons of <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/tv-commercials-996/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>TV commercials</a>, one even for Coca Cola. Eventually, this beauty jumped to the silver screen and proved her acting prowess in films like "The Mask", "Vanilla Sky" and "There's Something About Mary". More than a decade later, she's hotter than ever.</p>
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