17 Models Who Broke Into Acting

13. Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley is probably one of the most famous perfume models in the entire world. From her first contract with Estee Lauder when she was only 29 years old, Hurley steadily built up a personal empire that soon came to include her own line of beachwear.

Hurley started acting in films in 1987, and quickly made a name for herself on the silver screen. In addition to being both an actor and model, Hurley also headlines the Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

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14. Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman, who most of us know from either Pulp Fiction or the Kill Bill series, is another gorgeous woman who started off her career as a model. She actually began her career very young, signing her first contract when she was 15.

She made her debut on the cover of British Vogue only a year after she signed with her first agency. After that, Thurman modeled for another two years before getting her start in the acting world, in the film Johnny Be Good in 1988.

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Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock

15. Eddie Redmayne

Before Eddie Redmayne’s acting career took off, he had a brief but very successful modeling career, appearing in ads for Burberry twice. After that, he quickly got into acting and his film career took off. His most recent well-known role was as Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor.

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