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10th Jan '18 9:44:47 AM fearlessnikki
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* Creator/BlakeLively, a very glamorous blonde, in ''Film/TheTown''. She plays a trashy alcoholic who layers the make-up on and looks constantly spaced out. Critics were shocked.

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* Creator/BlakeLively, a very glamorous blonde, in ''Film/TheTown''. She plays a trashy alcoholic who layers the make-up on and looks constantly spaced out. Critics were shocked. She also did this in ''The Rhythm Section'', disguising herself as a homeless woman and adopting various other disguises. It became a RunningGag during production of the film for tabloids to report "Blake Lively looks unrecognisable..." In ''Film/TheShallows'' her character also ends up with a nasty gash along her legs, sunburn all over her body and other unsightly blemishes brought on by spending the day trapped at sea.



* Some well-applied zombie makeup was enough to make the incredibly handsome Creator/JamieBamber look utterly horrible during a guest stint on ''Series/GhostWhisperer''. There's also his appearance on Series/{{House}}, where he starts out looking like his usual gorgeous self, but his looks worsen as his condition does--yellowing skin, bulging eyes, etc--until finally, the site of him laying on a bed wearing nothing but boxer shorts is completely undercut by the fact ''his skin is peeling off''. Quite jarring considering that he's usually MrFanservice in whatever he's starring in.

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* Some well-applied zombie makeup was enough to make the incredibly handsome Creator/JamieBamber look utterly horrible during a guest stint on ''Series/GhostWhisperer''. There's also his appearance on Series/{{House}}, where he starts out looking like his usual gorgeous self, but his looks worsen as his condition does--yellowing skin, bulging eyes, etc--until finally, the site sight of him laying on a bed wearing nothing but boxer shorts is completely undercut by the fact ''his skin is peeling off''. Quite jarring considering that he's usually MrFanservice in whatever he's starring in.
28th Dec '17 7:21:15 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* Creator/RikMayall frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and pulling faces for several of his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''{{Series/Bottom}}''. Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, he made himself ugly."

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* Creator/RikMayall frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and pulling faces exaggerated expressions for several of his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''{{Series/Bottom}}''. Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, he made himself ugly."
14th Nov '17 8:56:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* Creator/AmySedaris is another comedian who is attractive in real life, yet prefers playing unattractive characters. The Creator/DavidSedaris essay "Shiner Like A Diamond" noted how she is easily the most attractive member of the family, yet all her life she enjoyed hiding it under wigs and prosthetics. She has said in interviews as well that she's never comfortable doing straight-up sexy, she can't help but add some sort of goofy element to it.
** Don't forget her "fatty suit".

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* Creator/AmySedaris is another comedian who is attractive in real life, yet prefers playing unattractive characters. The Creator/DavidSedaris essay "Shiner Like A Diamond" noted how she is easily the most attractive member of the family, yet all her life she enjoyed hiding it under wigs and prosthetics. She has said in interviews as well that she's never comfortable doing straight-up sexy, she can't help but add some sort of goofy element to it.
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it. Don't forget her "fatty suit".
14th Nov '17 8:56:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Film/StellaMaris'':
** Creator/MaryPickford played one of the earliest examples in the 1918 film ''Stella Maris''. She played the titular Stella in her normal look but [[ActingForTwo also played]] the plain and homely Unity Blake as well. Unity is the least attractive girl at her orphanage while Mary Pickford was known for her cherub cute looks.
** Marcia Manon played TheAlcoholic Louise. She had MessyHair and looked like she was in a permanent stupor.
15th Oct '17 4:30:00 AM fearlessnikki
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* In ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017'', the murderous, balding grey-haired and perpetually scowling Count Olaf will be played by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.

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* In ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017'', the murderous, balding grey-haired and perpetually scowling Count Olaf will be was played by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.




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* The actresses playing the maids in ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' were dressed down considerably to look plainer and less glamorous than the aristocrats.
27th Sep '17 1:32:23 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* Creator/RikMayall frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and pulling faces for several of his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''Series/Bottom''. Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, he made himself ugly."

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* Creator/RikMayall frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and pulling faces for several of his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''Series/Bottom''.''{{Series/Bottom}}''. Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, he made himself ugly."
27th Sep '17 1:31:22 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* Creator/RikMayall frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and pulling faces for several of his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''Series/Bottom.'' Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, he made himself ugly."

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* Creator/RikMayall frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and pulling faces for several of his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''Series/Bottom.'' ''Series/Bottom''. Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, he made himself ugly."
27th Sep '17 1:27:59 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* Creator/RikMayall frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and pulling faces for several of his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''Series/Bottom.'' Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, he made himself ugly."
7th Mar '17 6:25:21 AM AgentKyles
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* MariahCarey doesn't look too good in her role as the titular character's mother in ''Film/TheButler'', either.

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* MariahCarey Mariah Carey doesn't look too good in her role as the titular character's mother in ''Film/TheButler'', either.



* The normally very beautiful Lena Headey sports some very nasty looking facial scars, cracked lips and bad teeth in ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' while playing former prostitute turned drug baron Mama.

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* The normally very beautiful Lena Headey Creator/LenaHeadey sports some very nasty looking facial scars, cracked lips and bad teeth in ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' while playing former prostitute turned drug baron Mama.



* Ana Maria Orozco, the original Betty in ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'', especially when compared with her [[UglyBetty Anglo counterpart]] who was HollywoodHomely at worst. The Colombian producers went the whole nine yards on transforming Orozco: no makeup, bad haircut, the ugliest glasses possible, orthodontics... they even hired an expert to choose specifically the most unflattering colors and styles to dress her, then the writers incorporated that knowledge on the script to justify and explain her eventual makeover and her business plan.

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* Ana Maria Orozco, the original Betty in ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'', especially when compared with her [[UglyBetty [[Series/UglyBetty Anglo counterpart]] who was HollywoodHomely at worst. The Colombian producers went the whole nine yards on transforming Orozco: no makeup, bad haircut, the ugliest glasses possible, orthodontics... they even hired an expert to choose specifically the most unflattering colors and styles to dress her, then the writers incorporated that knowledge on the script to justify and explain her eventual makeover and her business plan.



* Some well-applied zombie makeup was enough to make the incredibly handsome JamieBamber look utterly horrible during a guest stint on ''Series/GhostWhisperer''. There's also his appearance on Series/{{House}}, where he starts out looking like his usual gorgeous self, but his looks worsen as his condition does--yellowing skin, bulging eyes, etc--until finally, the site of him laying on a bed wearing nothing but boxer shorts is completely undercut by the fact ''his skin is peeling off''. Quite jarring considering that he's usually MrFanservice in whatever he's starring in.

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* Some well-applied zombie makeup was enough to make the incredibly handsome JamieBamber Creator/JamieBamber look utterly horrible during a guest stint on ''Series/GhostWhisperer''. There's also his appearance on Series/{{House}}, where he starts out looking like his usual gorgeous self, but his looks worsen as his condition does--yellowing skin, bulging eyes, etc--until finally, the site of him laying on a bed wearing nothing but boxer shorts is completely undercut by the fact ''his skin is peeling off''. Quite jarring considering that he's usually MrFanservice in whatever he's starring in.
21st Feb '17 11:11:28 AM rjd1922
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* Kate [=McKinnon=] is likewise a very beautiful lady. In ''{{Film/Ghostbusters2016}}'' she's dressed down with MessyHair, constantly seen in overalls and portrayed as something of an oddball.

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* Kate [=McKinnon=] is likewise a very beautiful lady. In ''{{Film/Ghostbusters2016}}'' ''{{Film/Ghostbusters 2016}}'' she's dressed down with MessyHair, constantly seen in overalls and portrayed as something of an oddball.
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