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 - Diane Kruger
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At the age of 16, Diane Kruger represented Germany in the Elite Model Look competition and started a modeling career afterward. She booked ads from Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and more while also appearing on the cover of Vogue Paris, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.  Since giving up her modeling career to focus on acting, she has landed parts in movies like "Troy," "National Treasure" (pictured) and "Inglourious Basterds." Despite the growing movie career, she has also returned to modeling, becoming the global spokesmodel for L'Oreal in 2009 and the latest face for Calvin Klein's fragrance line Beauty in 2010.

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