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Modesl in the movies
Kate Upton joins the long list of women (and men) who've gone from catwalk or cover photo to cinema star.
Cameron Diaz, age 17, beams from the cover of a 1990 issue of Seventeen Magazine, at left. Diaz began modeling at 16 and traveled the world. She moved into movies at 21 with "The Mask," a role she won despite having no acting experience. She may be most famous for 1998's "There's Something About Mary," at right.
Christie Brinkley began modeling at 19, and was a frequent magazine cover girl. She has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers. She's not really thought of as a movie actress, but her small part as a beautiful blonde in a red Ferrari in 1983's "National Lampoon's Vacation" is a famed part of movie history.
Halle Berry won a number of beauty pageants, and was first runner-up to Miss USA in 1986, before pursuing a modeling career. That turned into acting later, and she combined both careers when she played a model on the ABC show "Living Dolls." But it was for "Monster's Ball" in 2001 that she won the Oscar for best actress, the first African-American to do so.
Fabio has a last name -- it's Lanzoni -- but he's mostly known for his single name and his lion-like mane of hair. He appeared on the cover of hundreds of romance novels and has done a tiny bit of acting, including a role in the 2001 box-office bomb "Bubble Boy," in which he's seen at right.