We tend to think that actresses could be a lot like their movie or television characters. But in some cases, the actresses look a lot different in real life – sometimes even the polar opposite of the characters they play. Kudos to the fifteen women on our list for pulling off an amazing act on the silver screen and making characters believable. If you’re an avid television watcher, you’ll recognize all the faces on this list.
1. Alison Brie – Community’s Annie Edison
We knew that studious Annie – the youngest in the study group at Greendale Community College– could be quite sexy when she wanted to. Anne kept her ample assets covered in modest blouses and sweaters, but Alison doesn’t have a problem flaunting them in sexy photo shoots and on red carpets where she can often be seen with her hot fiancee actor Dave Franco.
2. Melissa Rauch – Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory
As the nerdy girl with the nasal voice and strong personality, Bernadette looks like the perfect match to the equally nerdy mama’s boy Howard Wolowitz. Off screen, however, she’s a sexy siren who the likes of Wolowitz can only dream of dating! The gifted actress’s beauty will make you do a double take – and yes, she doesn’t have that high-pitched voice either.
3. Emily Bett Rickards – Felicity Smoak from Arrow
If there’s any actress who can rock a pair of prescription glasses, it’s Emily Bett Rickards. Her portrayal of a computer science geek on Arrow won her plaudits from fans. While she looks appropriately geeky in the show, Emily is every bit an actress off-screen with her soft beauty, athletic build and photo-ready smile.
4. Zooey Deschanel – Jess from New Girl
You feel a bit sorry for Jess Day, the quirky but impishly cute teacher from New Girl. But you could be a bit envious of the actress who plays her – new mum Zooey Deschanel – who looks like she could get man she wants with those piercing green eyes, cute fringe and smoking hot body. Zooey is also a talented vocalist who has lent her voice to advertisements, jazz cabaret acts and music albums.
5. Tina Fey – Liz Lemon from 30 Rock
Every time Tina Fey takes the stage at the Golden Globe Awards as host or presenter, we’re reminded of what a knockout she really is. On the contrary, every time we see reruns of the now-discontinued award-winning series 30 Rock, we’re amazed at how un-sexy she can make Liz Lemon look! The Mark Twain Prize winner is a chameleon that we want to keep seeing on our screens for a long time to come.