Hollywood is not always as glamorous as the magazines and entertainment TV shows would lead you to believe. It takes a lot of creativity and preparation for actors to take on the persona of certain characters, but in many case they also need to truly transform their bodies. We’re not talking about going into full body makeup — like Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in the X-Men films — we’re talking about taking about changing their image so that they look realistic, but unlike their normally gorgeous selves.
From packing on the pounds to bald caps and subtle facial prosthetics, typically beautiful Hollywood stars have had to downsize their good looks in the name of acting.
Check out the slideshow above to see who has gone above and beyond to become convincingly ugly characters.