20 Pretty Actresses Who Aren't Afraid To Play Ugly (PHOTOS)

Hollywood is filled with beautiful actresses, but not every good role calls for a stunning woman. So what is a Hollywood actress to do? Well, she plays 'ugly.'

Sometimes when an actress tries to go "plain" it can be annoying--are we really supposed to believe that because a pretty woman dyes her hair brown and wears glasses she is instantly undesirable? However, sometimes actresses can pull off the ugliness and make the audience look beyond their dowdy transformation and focus on their talent.

Click here to see our top 20 actresses who aren't afraid to play homely.

 

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  • pdevlin
    pdevlin

    Not good looking at all.

  • pdevlin
    pdevlin

    Not a looker in either pic. Big broad face and mouth. Not attractive.

  • lady
    lady

    i love strangers with candy.

  • lady
    lady

    shes pretty in an akward way,

  • lady
    lady

    her dress is pretty though.

  • lady
    lady

    I love Liz Lemon!

  • lady
    lady

    she never looked ugly with the nose

  • lady
    lady

    her red shoes are intense

  • Sophie
    Sophie

    What the hell is celeb buzz talking about?? Virginia's right, a lot of people aren't playing unattractive on here - they're playing NORMAL! Then the overcritical genius that made this list put up award show pictures where of course they look gorgeous - they have their hair and makeup professionally done and are wearing fabulous clothes. Crap list.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    wow!!! should have won Oscar for that part!!!

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    She's not ugly!!! She's gorgeous!!!

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Is that a guy?!

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Hot!!!

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Gorgeous!!!

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    No that bad...

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    She's stunning!!

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Dear god...

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    skinny legs

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Ugly...

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    She's kinda cute....Not that beautiful..

  • Page
    Page

    I just this she looks fly especialy for her age ,,,,,,,,,she is stunning i must say no wonder Mr Canon was attracted to her and the age of 41 you look WOW Woman, you inspire me so much and i just luv this woman

  • alex
    alex

    I don't really like her but really thats consdered ugly? shes pretty but the pic isn't ugly or even plain jane

  • pepper
    pepper

    all you have to do to make christina ricci look ugly is pull her bangs back. the forehead does all the work.

  • kales
    kales

    this is the only one thats unbelievable. charleize is absolutley beautiful and they made her look so bad...good makeup job!! and to think she wasnt even an actress until someone found her and said she should be in a movue. shes gorgeous and this transformation was crazy!!! i think she gained weight too?

  • kaley
    kaley

    makeupo and lighting can do a lot. can either make a plaino look beautiful or a beautiful woman look ok or ugly . mariah always looks pretty. .

  • kaley
    kaley

    great actress, not beautiful...she played a boy because she looks like one. oh well, aquaired taste as u said.she was great in the movie tho

  • dani
    dani

    she looks ugly both ways lol

  • dani
    dani

    she looks ugly normlally...dont know who she is.

  • kales
    kales

    exactly....shes a pretty girl but plain pretty..in real life and on the show...i wouldnt look at her off the show and say "wow she looks sooo gorgeous it doesnt even look like her! i mean u can tell what she looks like on the show lol.

  • kaley
    kaley

    ok Chloe Sevigny is not known for her good looks at all lol. ive never heard that..shes very plain looking and has a big nose.

  • kaley
    kaley

    meh, anyoen can look pretty with makeup and hair stuff!! michelle is average....so with an ugly hair cut and no makeup ofcourse shes gonna look plain, it's not a miracle she doesnt look good.

  • kaley
    kaley

    still beautiful

  • kaley
    kaley

    she isnt beautiful or gorgeous but shes cute.

  • kaley
    kaley

    she hasnt looked good since the mask lol

  • kaley
    kaley

    i wouldnt say shes "stunning" but shes def. a cutie

  • jen
    jen

    lol...she looks like Tom Cruise on the left...

  • me
    me

    some of them are ugly b4 and after

  • Ali Hasan
    Ali Hasan

    Mariah's gorgeous

  • Tony
    Tony

    Is it me or does anyone think that when Bindi Irwin grows up,she's going to look exactly like Michelle Williams? Wow, Samantha, I agree!

  • Samantha
    Samantha

    Is it me or does anyone think that when Bindi Irwin grows up,she's going to look exactly like Michelle Williams?

  • Virginia Hollmann
    Virginia Hollmann

    She's not supposed to be unattractive on the show. Who picked this list? There are a lot of people who are not playing "ugly" or "unattractive" on here. Is she supposed to bartend in a formal dress?

  • bmt
    bmt

    I actually liked her better back then. She looks so fake and overly made up all the time now.

  • Dudewhat?
    Dudewhat?

    what about missy pile in dodge ball?

  • mah brazil
    mah brazil

    doesn't look like her

  • shayna
    shayna

    shes not that hot but she was pretty in her youth lol. mariah carey was so much better BEFORE all her surgery. now her face and body continuously look puffy which she squeezes into the most unflattering of dresses to show off "her" breasts.

  • shayna
    shayna

    omg she doesn't look like the same person...yet she has had some surgery now even if that nose was just for that movie...

  • shayna
    shayna

    america is beautiful this was a HUGE transformation

  • shayna
    shayna

    the pig nose made her look cute!

  • shayna
    shayna

    she still looks really pretty!

  • nilo
    nilo

    she looked better in the flick!! hahhaha this is sad.

  • nilo
    nilo

    she was looking different..but not ugly..except the hair XD

  • jerk
    jerk

    what about sandra bullock playing Gracie in the first Miss Congeniality?!?! That looked like a model (Wal-Mart) with glasses and messy hair. When they gave her the makeover, it looked like a model (Wal-Mart).

  • Guest
    Guest

    One of my favorite films. Some of my favorite legs. Jealous.

  • jerk
    jerk

    Have you seen her without makeup? It falls somewhere in between. Maybe a little closer to "Monster".

  • Guest
    Guest

    What is beautiful about this woman? At least as a blonde some extra light is attracted to her face. She chain smokes. It shows.

  • jerk
    jerk

    [quote=Stanka Saskyova]wooow !! She does looks like transsexual !!! .... It's sad they just gave her wig and that's it ... :D X D

  • jerk
    jerk

    I didn't recognize her in the movie. Especially that first scene which is pictured here. Very different image. She's mostly cute anyway.

  • jerk
    jerk

    Acquired taste, especially with her left breast all mangled as you see here. Maybe she should cover that up. Lot's of teeth, though.

  • jerk
    jerk

    i agree Me too. I guess.

  • jerk
    jerk

    I'll take either one. I didn't know they meant for her to be unattractive.

  • jerk
    jerk

    Never crazy about her anyway. Wondered what Patrick Bateman was thinking in "American Psycho".

  • jerk
    jerk

    Meh.

  • jerk
    jerk

    Makeup works miracles on her. The promo pic they had of her on the SNL site for years...she looked like warmed over casserole. Does clean up nice.

  • jerk
    jerk

    I'm "not exactly clamoring for her" right now. Acquired taste.

  • jerk
    jerk

    She's a little freaky looking anyway, but I like it.

  • jerk
    jerk

    She was a mess in Being J.M. I think many would agree she's been an acquired taste since The Mask, though.

  • jerk
    jerk

    I do feel the right side is an improvement.

  • jerk
    jerk

    Seems like makeup does a lot for her.

  • jerk
    jerk

    Linda Cardellini was the first time I considered Velma attractive. Yeah, the shoes are the only real problem I can see.

  • jerk
    jerk

    Not a big Drew Barrymore fan to start with.

  • jerk
    jerk

    I think Heigl is ugly 24/7. At least she is less snooty looking on the left.

  • Nats
    Nats

    No they had to glue that nose on every morning when shooting that movie. Its just makeup, but its well done she does look totally different.

  • hmm
    hmm

    this chick is ugly in life and in that role. at least in the role its ment to b funny..

  • hmm
    hmm

    shes not that hot but she was pretty in her youth lol.

  • kat
    kat

    lol i never noticed the shoes...

  • ykw
    ykw

    oh yes it did.

  • HK
    HK

    Well, isn't this offensive. Most of the women in this gallery aren't ugly at all - they just resemble normal women. What does that mean? That you're basically calling out anyone who doesn't look like an overprocessed movie star for being "ugly." I'd also bet that the stars featured in this piece aren't half "stunning" in jeans with their makeup washed off. Good job, Celeb Buzz. Keep up the good work. Also, to the writer who penned this piece - you're pitiful. "However, sometimes actresses can pull off the ugliness." Really?

  • AA
    AA

    Stupid list. You applaud them for "uglying" it up, but then go on to say they look beautiful anyway. Also, this is probably what most of these women look like without the pounds of makeup and amazing lighting. Good job insinuating that transgenders are ugly, too.

  • Clint
    Clint

    Pig nose or no nose those eyes have me hooked

  • qbs_finest
    qbs_finest

    what about sandra bullock in "love potion no. 9"

  • jez
    jez

    THANK YOU !!!! i also agree with that she is UGLY

  • jez
    jez

    This is before she had all her plastic surgery

  • agentquill
    agentquill

    This list is so stupid. Plain clothes and less makeup does not make a person ugly.

  • taylor
    taylor

    i thought where is nicole when i first saw this movie

  • iris - lushcrystaljewelry.com
    iris - lushcrystaljewelry.com

    I agree, the feature is so different like mouth, eyes..

  • josephine
    josephine

    she is really stunning and beautiful

  • kelly0eminemfan
    kelly0eminemfan

    What are you kidding me??? MAriah Carey is HIDEOUS!!!!! She looks like a chihuahua crss mokey or something, weirdest looking freak i've ever seen!!!! THANK YOU !!!!

  • Cici
    Cici

    She's so beautiful!!!!

  • Cici
    Cici

    She's ugly in real life. It was a photo where she had a big head for her body!! I first throught it was modified.

  • yuck
    yuck

    What are you kidding me??? MAriah Carey is HIDEOUS!!!!! She looks like a chihuahua crss mokey or something, weirdest looking freak i've ever seen!!!!

  • Drew Haters bite me!
    Drew Haters bite me!

    What are you guys talking about??? Drew is and always has been one of the most naturalloy beutiful girls in hollywood!

  • Jackson
    Jackson

    She looks the same, seriously

  • Jackson
    Jackson

    This was definitely the best ugly to pretty transformation in a movie

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    wow she looks like a different person!!

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    she looks the same

  • Lav
    Lav

    No way Pam is hot!

  • Just me
    Just me

    I didn't like the movie at all!So many great people were in it!very strange! horible actually!

  • vpopadiuc87
    vpopadiuc87

    always ugly !

  • vladimirova
    vladimirova

    [quote=Stanka Saskyova]She looks more pretty in the movie. More natural i agree

  • taylaut-fan
    taylaut-fan

    she's gorg!!

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    what about sandra bullock playing Gracie in the first Miss Congeniality?!?! Cause Sandra is still gorgeous looking :))

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    wooow !! She does looks like transsexual !!! .... It's sad they just gave her wig and that's it ... :D

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    I can't wait to see this movie ! :))

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    She looks like a boy ....

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    She looks more pretty in the movie. More natural

  • Guest Name
    Guest Name

    Actualy she's HIDEOUS, looked prettier as a "boy"

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    She looked better in the movie.

  • Sara
    Sara

    No way! Velma is one of the sexiest nerds in pop culture!

  • LP
    LP

    Not sure where you got the idea Jane was meant to be ugly though. Agree Stanka - she is gorgeous.

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    She looks worse real ...

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    When they did Mia make over I thought there is another actress playing that part :D

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    She looks even more cute with it :D

  • htl
    htl

    what about sandra bullock playing Gracie in the first Miss Congeniality?!?!

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    She is still gorgeous !!!! :-**

  • Stanka Saskyova
    Stanka Saskyova

    It wasn't that hard to make her ugly .. Sorry ///

 
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