13 Tough Actresses That Turned Into Feminine Beauties on the Red Carpet

If you don’t follow the lives of actors and actresses outside the movies, you might easily perceive the characters they portray on the screen as being their true nature. Some celebrities play similar roles all the time, and we get used to this image of them. So the moment is much more surprising when an actress who used to play tough and even masculine character happens to have a beautiful and feminine look on the red carpet. And we wonder, “Is it really her?”

Today at Bright Side, we want to show you how the actresses who’ve portrayed strong and fearless women on the screen turned into refined ladies on the red carpet. And we were really impressed with this comparison.

1. Gwendoline Christie

The striking Gwendoline is known by many thanks to the acclaimed TV series Game of Thrones, where she portrayed the warrior, Brienne of Tarth. The actress was the perfect choice for this role, like no one else, because not every woman can brag about being 6 feet 3 inches tall.

2. Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle began acting in movies in the early 2000s, and since then she has taken part in approximately 40 different films, including popular franchises like Fast & Furious and Resident Evil. Apart from acting, she’s also tried herself in the role of a scriptwriter.

3. Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank became world-famous thanks to the movie Boys Don’t Cry, where she portrayed a real person — Teena Brandon. In the year 2000, the actress received an Oscar (for Best Actress) and a Golden Globe for this role. Currently, Hilary continues to delight her fans with new roles.

4. Tessa Thompson

The actress is known to the public for her many movie roles, especially those in For Colored Girls, Selma, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Endgame. In the latter 2 movies, Tessa portrayed Valkyrie, an Asgardian female warrior.

5. Gina Carano

Gina manages to combine totally different professions, she’s an actress, a former mixed martial artist, and a model. Her first movie was Blood and Bone where she played a minor role. But she became famous starring in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire.

6. Ronda Rousey

Ronda is a professional athlete, she won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Currently, she’s a professional wrestler. Moviegoers know Rousey for her parts in The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Mile 22.

7. Linda Hamilton

Linda is famous for her part as Sarah Connor in the Terminator franchise. In 2019, the actress portrayed this character again in the movie Terminator: Dark Fate.

8. Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy’s acting career began with a small role on the Freaks and Geeks TV series from 1999-2000. After that, she played in a few other movies and series. But the part of Janis Ian in Mean Girls, where she co-starred alongside Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lindsay Lohan, made her world-famous.

9. Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose has acted along with such famous actors and actresses as Christina Ricci, Vin Diesel, Milla Jovovich, and Keanu Reeves. And she starred in the Batwoman TV series. Ruby is also a musician, Gary Go and she recorded a single called “Guilty Pleasure” in 2013.

10. Clea DuVall

Clea’s first big part in a movie was Stokely in The Faculty from 1998. She co-starred there alongside Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, and Salma Hayek. She also took part in movies like Girl, Interrupted and The Astronaut’s Wife. Apart from acting, Clea is also a film director and producer.

11. Alia Shawkat

Alia is best known for her part of Maeby Fünke in the Arrested Development TV series. When not acting, Shawkat likes to paint. She has also participated in gallery shows in Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Paris. She likes to make music and sing in jazz bars.

12. Suranne Jones

English actress Suranne Jones began her acting career at the age of 8. She became known for her parts in the Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey, and Gentleman Jack TV series. In the latter, she portrayed Anne Lister, a real woman who had been a diarist and traveler.

13. Sara Ramirez

Sara is a Mexican-American actress. She began acting in Broadway productions and later ventured into film and television roles. She’s best known for her part in the Grey’s Anatomy TV series. She is also a musician and she even released her own album.

Which of these actresses surprised you the most with their red carpet look? Tell us in the comments below.

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