Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Brooke Shields and Cara Delevingne traded the fashion runway for Hollywood – the 10 most surprising models-turned-actors – video

Cara Delevingne, Cameron Diaz and Channing Tatum were all models before they were Hollywood stars. Photo: @caradelevingne/Instagram; Handout; EPA
Actors making the leap from television to film is one thing, but going from the fashion runway to Hollywood is a little more difficult. A few famous silver screen names, however, started out strutting their stuff long before we saw their acting chops.
Channing Tatum’s Abercrombie & Fitch modelling days are fairly well known. Cara Delevingne and Jaime King, meanwhile, are former modelling royalty who walked runways for Burberry and Chanel before ditching their thriving couture careers to debut with small movie roles.

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Some might consider the career switch to be a risky move, but many stars found that their gambles paid off. Brooke Shields scored an iconic role in The Blue Lagoon while Cameron Diaz and Charlize Theron have both earned their very own Hollywood Walk of Fame stars.

Check out this video for our full list of stars who traded the runway for screen with great success.

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Cameron Diaz and Charlize Theron feature in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame while Brooke Shields scored an iconic role in The Blue Lagoon – but before their Hollywood careers kicked off, they were modelling for the likes of Calvin Klein and Levi’s