Best Film and TV Makeover Pictures – SheKnows
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There’s something magical about movies, from elaborate productions to brilliant performances by our favorite actors. And while all acting is about turning into someone else, it’s still especially eerie to see an actor you love turn into someone else you know – like the creepy likeness of ‘Ana de Armas with Marilyn Monroe in the next film Blond. It’s a trend we’re about to see a lot more of – and we want to celebrate all the amazing ways actresses have transformed into perfect copies of other famous characters in the past.
Biopics have been released left and right over the past year, since this fall Respect starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in the long-awaited Princess Diana biopic spencer with Kristen Stewart – and it’s in addition to Jessica Chastain directed Tammy Faye’s eyes, Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis directed King Richard (about Venus and Serena Williams’ father), Lady Gaga and Adam Driver Gucci House on the Gucci family, the future arrival of Lily James Pam and Tommy series like Pamela Anderson and Aaron Sorkin Be the Ricardos, starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as titular couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Right now, transforming into a famous figure from the past has never been hotter – and we’re taking a look at some of the film and TV transformations of our all-time favorite actresses to really celebrate the art. Whether it’s spending months studying everything about the person they plan to portray or dealing with stage makeup books every day for the better part of the year, these actresses s engage like no other.
From new actresses portraying titans of old Hollywood to stars taking on historical figures, there’s no shortage of incredible transformations: check out side-by-side photos of actresses looking exactly like their characters below.
A version of this article was previously published in December 2021.