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Monday, February 25, 2013

Five Stunning Models Who Won an Academy Award

These five stunning models turned actresses are the cream–of- the-crop. Each one of them is a proud owner of an Academy Award trophy.

Modeling and acting work hand-in-hand – In Hollywood, many popular female Hollywood celebrities started their career appearing in the cover of Fashion magazines, posing for TV/print ads or walking in the runways and later on switching on to acting. However, these five stunning models turned actresses took it one step further. They have achieved what other models/actresses have missed — winning the prestigious Academy Award.

5. Jennifer Connelly

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Jennifer Connelly is a 42-year old American film actress, who started her modeling career at the age of 10. She was hired by Ford Modeling Agency and did modeling for print advertisements, which proved to be her stepping stone to a bright acting career.



Miss Connelly made her film debut playing a supporting role in the 1984 crime film, Once Upon a Time in America. She starred opposite David Bowie and appeared in the in the 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth and appeared in the 1991 Career Opportunities. In 2001, Miss Connelly bagged both the Academy and the Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress for her excellent performance in the film “A Beautiful Mind.” Her later film credits include the “Hulk” (2003), “Dark Water” (2005), “Blood Diamond” (2006), “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (2008), and “He’s Just Not That Into You” (2009).

4. Geena Davis

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The stunning 6-foot (1.83 m) Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956), began her modeling career after completing a degree in drama at Boston University. In 1979, she signed up with New York’s Zoli modeling agency and worked as a lingerie model. She ultimately became a model in the Victoria Secret’s Catalogue.



She was spotted by film director Sydney Pollack and cast her in the 1982 film “Tootsie.” Her other film credits include “Fletch” (1985), “The Fly” (1986), “ Beetlejuice” (1988), “Earth Girls Are Easy”(1988), “Thelma & Louise” (1991), “A League of Their Own” (1992), “The Long Kiss Goodnight”(1996), Stuart Little (1999), “A League of Their Own” (1992), and the “The Accidental Tourist” where she won the Academy (Oscar) in the Best Supporting Actress category.

3. Kim Basinger

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Kimila Ann “Kim” Basinger (born December 8, 1953), got her stage baptism in school beauty pageants at the age of sixteen. She won the title “Junior Miss Georgia”. By twenty, she signed up with Ford Modeling agency and her beautiful faces graced the cover of popular fashion magazines and print advertisements–most notably as the Breck Shampoo girl.



She started her film career on “Starsky and Hutch” and “Charlie’s Angels” portraying supporting roles. Her other film credits include: the Bond girl in “Never Say Never Again” (1983), “Batman” (1989), “The Natural” (1984) she earned a Golden Globe award, “9½ Weeks” (1986), and 8 Mile (2002). She won Oscar Award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in “L.A. Confidential” (1997).

2. Halle Berry

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Halle Berry was a former Miss Teen All-American, Miss Ohio 1986, and then a runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant. After her pageant days, she embarked into modeling, her face appearing in many TV ads and print ads. Her modeling career did not last long as was offered TV and film roles.



She started her film career with a bit part in “Jungle Fever“ (1991). She followed it up with a starring role in “The Flintstones” (1994), “Losing Isaiah” (1995), “Race the Sun” (1996), “Bulworth” (1998), X-Men (2000) and as Bond Girl Jinx in Die Another Day (2002). In 2002, Berry won an Oscar Best Actress Award for her performance in “Monster’s Ball”. She was the first African-American actress to win such award.

1. Charlize Theron

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She made an unmemorable film debut in the film via the film Following an inauspicious bit part in 1994’s “Children of the Corn III” (1994). She gained recognition with 2 Days in the Valley (1996). She won the Oscar Best Actress award in her powerful performance in the film “Monster” (2004). She was again nominated for an Academy Award in the film “North Country” (2005). Her other notable films include: “The Devil’s Advocate” (1997), “Mighty Joe Young” (1998), and “The Cider House Rules” (1999).



28 comments:

  1. I think Jenniffer Conelly and Charlize Theron are two of the prettiest face in Hollywood.

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  2. The controvercial Halle Berry is my favorite. I like how she carries herself. I loved her more in Catwoman.

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  3. Walang tulak kabigin. They are all my favorites.

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  4. I super love Halle Berry. My favorite movie with her is when she played CAT WOMAN.

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  5. They are all stunning and really one of our great actresses.

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  6. oh girls.. i only know Halle berry but Jennifer Connelly is my type ;)

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  7. Charlize and Halle rocks! The identities and SWAG they have is so awesome!

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  8. I think Haley Berry was a Miss World runner up if Im not mistaken she's really awesome. Kim Basinger starred the movie "cellular" and that's when I started liking her:)

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  9. Charlize is my favorite in this list. She does not only have a pretty face and sexy body, she also acts convincingly well.

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  10. My favorite of the five is Charlize Theron, she's my favorite actress actually!

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  11. From among them, I only know Kim Basinger. Am I too ancient? LOL!

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  12. oh, i love them all, especially Geena Davis, I think she is not only beauty but smarts.

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  13. they all look fabulous....all great, talented women...I especially like Halle Berry :) I wonder who your favorite is? :D

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  14. To all the girls I loved before my favorite is Halle Berry.

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  15. Is Jennifer Lawrence a model? If she is, she should be here. I so love her. :D

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  16. I so love the list and so is this blog post Papaleng. I am familiar with all of them except Jennifer Connelly although I don't usually watch Hollywood films...

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  17. it's only Jennifer that I am not so familiar with, the rest, i like them most especially Geena Davis!!! i like her a lot! i missed the Oscars last weekend, just saw the news that Jennifer stumbled on her way up the stage to receive her trophy... bummer :)

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  18. I'm a huge fan of Halle Berry. For me, she'll always be the ideal "Storm" in X-Men movie series! ;)

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  19. Charlize has proven she's not only a pretty face by taking on challenging roles and winning awards.

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  20. Each of these ladies possesses not only a mesmerizing beauty, but also an immense talent! ♥

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  21. I totally agree on this list... Pretty faces plus astonishing talent.

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  22. I only know Halle Berry and Charlize Theron. They are really stunning. :)

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  23. I like how Charlize portrayed her character role in the film "Snow White and the Hunter" and I'm a fan.

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  24. My second choice is Halle Berry. Her beauty is distinct and so is her acting. I also like the gowns she wore during past awards events.

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  25. wow! i love halle berry the most!!! all of them looks gorgeous! xx

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  26. i love halle berry the most though all of them looks amazing! xx

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