Beauty and fame often go hand-in-hand, so it makes sense that models and actresses seem to be forever trading places.
The latest model to make the jump to acting is Erin Wasson, who we got a first look at in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter today. And she’s following in the footsteps of some of acting’s biggest names, like Mila Jovovich and Cameron Diaz, who got their start as models. But while the model-turned-actress is certainly not a new breed, there seem to have been even more slashes emerging recently: Gemma Ward, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Brooklyn Decker, for instance, have all made the jump. And the new Mad Max movie (Mad Max: Fury Road) is almost cast entirely with models: former model Charlize Theron and more current ones Abbey Lee and Rosie Huntington Whitely are all set to star.
And while the model/actress transition is certainly not rare–it can be hard to pull off (see: Cindy Crawford in Fair Game).
Click through for our round-up of the most memorable models-turned-actresses.