11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role

Truly talented actresses can
pull off very different roles, including the ones where they have to transform
into really unattractive women. In order to make the transformation look real,
they have to do very different things: lose or gain a lot of weight in a very
short time, wear shapeless clothes, or spend a lot of time in makeup that
covers up their beauty.
All this effort is appreciated
by regular viewers and movie critics alike. 4 of the actresses we are going to
tell you about were even awarded with the most prestigious prize in the cinema
world — the Oscar.
Bright Side has found 11
actresses that can portray both fatal beauties and unattractive women.
Kate
Winslet
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
Kate Winslet has portrayed
quite a few beautiful women, but it was the role of an illiterate German woman
that was convicted for the death of hundreds of people in The Reader. This film
brought the actress her Oscar award. Thanks to her, and the amazing work of the
makeup artists, Kate’s character looked much older and uglier than Kate
herself.
Natalie
Portman
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
Natalie Portman is known to be
a very diverse actress. For her role in V for Vendetta, Portman was brave
enough to shave her head and in Goya’s Ghosts (the photo on the left), she
played a woman who was a victim of the Spanish Inquisition.
Cameron
Diaz
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
Cameron Diaz is a typical
Hollywood blonde woman with a charming smile who is very hard to image as an
unattractive woman. However, in the 1999 film Being John Malkovich, Cameron
played an unattractive girl. The absence of makeup and a heap of dark curls on
her head made her look fitting for the role and because of this she was
nominated for such prestigious awards as the BAFTA and a Golden Globe.
Nicole
Kidman
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
Nicole Kidman won her Oscar in
2003 for the role of writer Virginia Woolf in The Hours. Thanks to the makeup,
she looked very much like her prototype. And the list of films where the
actress plays beautiful women is really long: Moulin Rouge!, The Others, Cold
Mountain, Australia, Grace of Monaco, and many others.
Charlize
Theron
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
Charlize Theron has appeared
in roles of fatal beauties many times, but the true recognition and love of
movie critics came with her role in Monster. In this film, the actress played a
serial killer. In order to achieve the transformation, she had to gain more
than 22 lbs and she looked revolting thanks to the work of some talented makeup
artists. For her role in Monster, Theron was awarded with a Golden Globe, an Oscar,
and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Michelle
Pfeiffer
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
Hollywood beauty, Michelle
Pfeiffer, transformed into a scary old witch in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust. And
when she became young in the film, we were absolutely amazed by how beautiful
and fit she still is. She was about 50 years old when she worked on this film.
Anne
Hathaway
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
Anne Hathaway played the role
of Fantine in the musical Les Misérables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.
Anne’s character needed to feed herself and her daughter, so she had to sell
her hair, her teeth, and become a prostitute.
In order to play this role, in
a very short time period, she had to lose more than 22 lbs and had her long
hair cut on camera — this scene was actually done for real. For her role in Les
Misérables, Anne got a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Drew
Barrymore
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
The girl from the Barrymore
actor dynasty has been on the big screen since she was 5 years old. Her first
success was after her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Drew basically grew
up on-screen and we got to see her in different ways — extremely beautiful and
when she was a plump teenager with braces in the film Never Been Kissed.
Gwyneth
Paltrow
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
For the role in the comedy
Shallow Hal, scriptwriters and directors of the film from the Farrelly brothers
dressed Gwyneth Paltrow in a 25-lb costume and put special latex makeup on the
actress’s face. The actress admitted that when she decided to walk down the
street wearing this costume, people around her didn’t recognize her and tried
to avoid looking at her. Thanks to this experience, she realized how hard it
was for people to live with extra weight.
Julia
Roberts
  11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
Julia Roberts is no longer
just an actress in the romantic comedies of the ’90s. After her well-deserved
Oscar for her role in Erin Brockovich, nobody doubted her talent. In Secret in
Their Eyes (the left photo), Roberts appeared in the role of a woman detective
whose daughter was killed violently.
Lena
Headey
 11 Actresses Who Were Brave Enough to Sacrifice Their Beauty for a Role
  
This English actress has quite
a few good roles in her filmography, but she became truly famous after her role
of Cersei Lannister in the series Game of Thrones. In the 2012 Dredd, Lena
played a merciless woman-gangster. For this role, she had to get some makeup
that portrayed scars on her face. She also had to have bad teeth and cracked
lips.
Can you think of any other
actresses that are as devoted to their work as these wonderful women?
BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.