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 - Gemma Ward
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Gemma Ward made her modeling debut at the age of 15 in her native Australia. Within two years she was walking New York runways and became the face of Calvin Klein's Obsession Night perfume billboards, bumping Kate Moss from the job. She made her Hollywood debut as "Dollface," one of three masked intruders in the 2008 suspense thriller "The Strangers." She's also played a mermaid in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (pictured) and had a minor role in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" in 2013.

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