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 - Rebecca Romijn
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Romijn started her modeling career in 1991, becoming famous on the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for hosting MTV's "House of Style." She snagged her first major film role in 2000's "X-Men," playing the blue-skinned shape-shifting mutant Mystique. She's reprised the role of Mystique in three more "X-Men" movies, including a cameo in 2011's "X-Men: First Class," and has also appeared in movies such as "Femme Fatale," "Rollerball," "The Punisher" and "Good Deeds." She also had a recurring role in the TV series "Ugly Betty" and starred in the short-lived 2013 TNT drama "King & Maxwell."

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