Victoria’s Secret Models: From Runway to Big Screen

Victoria's Secret has long been a launching pad for supermodels, but how many have parlayed their poses into big time acting careers?

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<b>Brooklyn Decker</b><br>nAfter coming between - literally - Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in 2011's "Just Go With It," Mrs. Andy Roddick has the big budget action flick "Battleship" due next year.
<b>Rosie Huntington-Whiteley</b><br>nRosie made her movie debut in a big way - taking over for Megan Fox in the third installment of Michael Bay's box office-decimating "Transformers" franchise, "Dark of the Moon."
<b>Claudia Schiffer</b><br>nAfter essentially playing herself in a brief cameo in the 1994 Macauley Culkin vehicle "Richie Rich," the German supermodel played...essentially herself again in a brief cameo in the ensemble comedy "Love Actually."
<b>Joy Bryant</b><br>nJoy has had no problem securing roles in prestige projects, appearing in the long-running NBC medical drama "ER," the Denzel Washington-directed "Antwone Fisher," Emilio Estevez's RFK drama "Bobby," and, currently, the critically acclaimed NBC series "Parenthood."
<b>Elle MacPherson</b><br>nAfter a small (but revealing) role in the Aussie film "Sirens," Elle thought she'd hit it big when she joined the Batman franchise. Too bad it was the disastrous "Batman & Robin," which not even George Clooney on a step ladder could salvage.
<b>Gisele Bundchen</b><br>nMrs. Tom Brady popped up in the forgettable action-comedy "Taxi" before holding her own alongside Emily Blunt in "The Devil Wears Prada." She definitely shows promise if bigger roles start coming her way.
<b>Heidi Klum</b><br>nThe unabashedly goofy "Project Runway" star has, not surprisingly, popped up in comedies like "Blow Dry" and "Ella Enchanted" (playing a giantess named Brumhilda). However, she did show some range playing screen icon Ursula Andress alongside Geoffrey Rush in "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers."
<b>Jaime King</b><br>nIt's a good sign when you're known more as an actress than a model. Former "VS" girl Jaime has some considerable credits, including "Blow," "Pearl Harbor," "The Spirit," and "Sin City." She currently stars on the CW series "Hart of Dixie."
<b>Laetitia Casta</b><br>nIn her heyday, the French beauty was the most popular Victoria's Secret model, hands down. Her film roles tend to be small, however, and mostly confined to her home country. Her biggest turn was in the first movie adaptation of the popular European comic book "Asterix and Obelix."
<b>Marisa Miller</b><br>nAfter getting her feet wet playing herself in an episode of the HBO series "Entourage," the All-American Miller snagged a role in the upcoming supernatural action comedy "R.I.P.D." alongside Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges.
<b>Geena Davis</b><br>nYes, the Oscar-winning ("The Accidental Tourist") and Oscar-nominated ("Thelma & Louise") actress actually did appear in the pages of Victoria's Secret. Need we run down her impressive resume? "Beetlejuice," "Tootsie," "Fletch," "A League of Their Own," etc., etc.
<b>Olga Kurylenko</b><br>nThe Ukrainian-born Olga is drawn to men of mystery, starring in the video game adaptations "Hitman" and "Max Payne" before officially becoming a Bond girl in 2008's "Quantum of Solace." She followed that with an eyebrow-raising turn as a mute Pict warrior in the gritty action flick "Centurion."
<b>Rebecca Romijn</b><br>nThe gorgeous Rebecca's most famous role was the one that rendered her the most unrecognizable. She played the shape-shifting baddie "Mystique" in all three of the blockbuster "X-Men" movies (four if you count her brief, winking cameo in 2011's "X-Men: First Class").
<b>Famke Janssen</b><br>nLike Geena Davis, Famke's screen work has far surpassed her modeling work. She's been a Bond girl ("Goldeneye"), co-starred with Rebecca Romijn in three "X-Men" movies, and has had memorable turns in films like "Rounders," "Taken," "The House on Haunted Hill," and "Made."
<b>Rie Rasmussen</b><br>nMulti-talented Danish import Rasmussen has not only garnered critical acclaim for her acting work (in the likes of Luc Besson's 2005 drama "Angel-A"), she recently wrote, directed, and starred in the drama "Human Zoo."
<b>Shalom Harlow</b><br>nThe former MTV "House of Style" host may not be a headliner, but she has sought out interesting projects, like Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky," Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda," and the lighthearted comedies "In & Out" and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days."
<b>Tricia Helfer</b><br>nThe statuesque Helfer forever cemented her status as a geek icon on SyFy Channel's gritty re-imagining of "Battlestar Galactica." The Canadian model played "Number Six," one of the first of the human-looking "Cylon" androids that threaten humanity.
<b>Tyra Banks</b><br>nAlthough known more for her talk show and her "America's Next Top Model" hosting duties, the flamboyant Banks does have the sitcom"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (alongside Will Smith), the big screen drama "Higher Learning," and the ensemble cult favorite "Coyote Ugly" under her belt.
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