Model Rosie Huntington-Whitely Has Lent Her Cheekbones To The New Mad Max Movie

And it's made us reminisce about other models who've tried to make the leap to the celluloid screen


by Laura Silver |
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When the trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road debuted at Comin Con in San Diego yesterday, it did as much to please the fashion world as it did to titlate the superhero thanks to the decidedly catwalk themed cast in the new film. Alongside Tom Hardy, who plays the eponymous anti-hero in director George Miller's fourth installment of the dystopic tale, Charlize Theron leads a band of badass women played by fashion regulars including Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw.

But whilst we wouldn't have thought Mad Max and models go naturally together, they're hardly the first of their kind to tray to transition onto the big screen. In fact, the trailer's made us all nostalgic for these gems. Worth stock-piling onto your Netflix even if the acting skils aren't always as perfect as the symmetry on the models faces they feature...

Mila Jovovich in The Fifth Element, 1997

With costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier, it's not just model Mila's memorable appearance as LeeLoo that makes this film as much of a fashion classic as a sci-fi one.

Elle Macpherson in Sirens, 1994

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Before she became 'The Body', Elle Macpherson showcased her credentials for that yet-to-be-adopted moniker as super-sexy seductress, Sheela.

Gisele in The Devil Wear Prada, 2005

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Imagine being mocked by someone as beautiful as Gisele. We felt the pain of Anne Hathaway's character Andi, all the more accutely when the mega-model played one of her many haters at an imagined fashion magazine.

Lily Cole in The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, 2009

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When doll-like Lily Cole made the trasition from couture to celluloid, Terry Gilliam's fantastical tale was the perfect fit for her other-worldly beauty.

**Tyra Banks in Coyote Ugly, 2000 **

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The woman who taught the world to smize was demonstrating the power of dancing in cowgirl chaps before Christina Aguilera even thought of it.

Cindy Crawford in Fair Game, 1995

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The film might have bombed, but Cindy Crawford did a great job of teaching us how to be a power babe as Miami Lawyer, Kate McQueen.

Naomi Campbell in Miami Rhapsody, 1995

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Naomi plays a model in this otherwise 'meh' rom-com. No amount of acting could put a lid on a personality that big.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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