Models turned actors

Published On: Apr 10 2013 12:35:31 PM PDT   Updated On: Jun 09 2014 11:00:00 PM PDT

Kate Upton, who celebrates her 22nd birthday on Tuesday, is just one of the latest in a long line of models who have taken on acting. Join us for a look at her and other models who act.

Models who act - Monica Bellucci
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Monica Bellucci began modeling in her early 20s, signing with Elite Model Management in Milan. She has posed for French Elle magazine and was the face for a range of Dior products from 2009 to 2011, before signing on to become the new face for Dolce & Gabbana in 2012. After some minor acting parts in the 1990s, she started gaining more attention for roles in movies like "Tears of the Sun," "Brotherhood of the Wolf," "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Passion of the Christ" in the 2000s.

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