Models turned actors

Published On: Apr 10 2013 02:35:31 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 06 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Rebecca Romijn, who celebrates her 42nd birthday on Thursday, is one of many models who have tried their hand at acting. Join us for a look at her and other models who act.

Models who act - Ali Larter
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Ali Larter, best known for starring in the science-fiction drama "Heroes" as well as the movies "Varsity Blues," "House on Haunted Hill" and "Final Destination," got her start as a teen model, signing with the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency in New York City. She skipped her senior year of high school to model in Australia, Italy and Japan before deciding to take acting classes while visiting Los Angeles for a modeling gig.

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