Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Which Came First, The Model or the Actor?

There are numerous actors who have become models, and models who have become actors. Ultimately, modeling is looks-oriented, and while acting requires talent, looks also play a major role. Modeling often requires people to emote and show expression, which is obviously what acting is all about. With this said, it is safe to assume that modeling and acting are intertwined. The rise of high-end designers has meant that red carpets are going to feature tons of actors who are adorned in designer duds. This furthers the crossover between acting and modeling. For aspiring actors or models, keeping one’s options open is important. 

Ashton Kutcher is well known for his work on “That 70s Show”, as well as lots of major motion pictures. However, he was initially known as an underwear model. It was only when he took the plunge into acting that the public saw that he had acting talent. His looks propelled him, but it was his ability to act in both humorous and dramatic roles that kept people interested. Similarly, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was known as a Victoria’s Secret model. Her acting debut in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” was the start of a new facet to her career. Her next film will be 2014’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Milla Jovovich started out as a model, but her name has become synonymous with the “Resident Evil” Franchise. Thus far, she has been in 38 movies. Angelina Jolie dabbled in modeling as a teenager, then started acting, and then had a brief stint once again modeling clothing.   

Sometimes, acting comes first, and modeling follows. Jennifer Aniston has been acting for decades, but several years ago became a model for numerous hair water. Her fit body and youthful skin (despite being well into her forties) was a magnificent way to showcase the fact that water is great for your body. Since she has a strong reputation with the public – and has been in the limelight for quite some time – people are aware that she isn’t “young”, but that she still looks fantastic for her age.

Anne Hathaway started out in kids’ movies, but in the past few years, she has posed for some top designer brands. Natalie Portman has been acting since she was a child, but has turned to modeling for Christian Dior. There have been many actresses who have embraced modeling fragrances. Nicole Kidman and Kate Winslet.