Sharon Stone, Michelle Pfeiffer, and other actresses who started their careers in beauty pageants
Sometimes the struggle to win a beauty contest is not just a gamble, but a way to make yourself known to the world. Talented contestants are written about in the media. They are invited for interviews. And also - noticed by those who have long been swimming in show business.
Which celebrity managed not only to get the title of "Miss...", but also to become closer to the world of cinema and fashion? Read in the material of OBOZREVATEL.
1. Michelle Pfeiffer
American actress Michelle Pfeiffer won "Miss Orange County" in 1977. Later she repeated her success at Miss California. However, this experience did not bring the girl the desired fame. She was prejudiced by directors. They thought that Michelle was only able to play sexy and silly characters.
To receive offers for serious roles, Pfeiffer removed from her resume information about participation in beauty contests. And it worked. She starred in the high-budget films "Scarface" (1983), "Stardust" (2007), "French Exit" (2020) and "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017).
2. Hallie Berry
American film actress and model Halle Berry, known for "Gothika," "Monster's Ball" and "Kidnap," became a "Young Miss America" and "Miss Ohio" during her college years. In 1986, she raised the bar by placing sixth in the Miss World pageant. She then became the first African-American woman to represent the United States. These victories brought her closer to her dream. Hallie quickly began to conquer the Hollywood film industry, and at her 56 continues to accept proposals from directors.
3. Sharon Stone
American actress, producer and model Sharon Stone, star of the movie "Basic Instinct", won the "Miss Crawford" contest at the age of 18. Thanks to this, she was noticed by representatives of one of the modeling agencies and invited to cooperate. The girl had excellent success in the industry, but decided to try to go for a movie casting. And for good reason. Thanks to a convincing game on the screen, she managed to become one of the most successful actresses.
4. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey, an American actress, television host, and writer, won the title of "Black Miss Tennessee" while still in high school. This victory did not give her a path to show business, but it helped her become confident in herself. In one of the interviews Oprah admitted that she never wanted to conquer the catwalks, but she certainly does not consider the experience she gained unnecessary.
5. Kim Basinger
American actress and model Kim Basinger, who in 1983 played Bond's girlfriend in "Never Say Never", decided as a child that she wanted to be a model. And she succeeded. As early as 17, Kim won the title of Miss Georgia and later Miss America. The girl was noticed in top modeling agencies, with which she worked for a while, but soon switched to filming.
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