Models turned actors

Published On: Apr 10 2013 02:35:31 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 10 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Marilyn Monroe
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As Norma Jean, Marilyn Monroe became one of The Blue Book Modeling Agency's most successful models in the mid-1940s, appearing on dozens of magazine covers. The attention led to a film contract with 20th Century Fox in 1946 and the rest is history.

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