In order to take on some of the more dynamic and challenging roles Hollywood has to offer, many of the beautiful A-list celebrities have to undergo a serious transformation to make their roles believable. Many of the actresses on this list earned themselves some pretty substantial accolades due to the fact that they were virtually unrecognizable and were able to portray the characters with all of their complexities. This list celebrates the women who put it all on the line to embrace the roles, that were for many, career changing.
10. Rene Zellweger: Bridget Jones’s Diary
In order to play the role of Bridget Jones, Renee Zellweger had to pack on 20 pounds and master the British accent. She accomplished all that was asked of her and earned herself a nomination for an Oscar for Best Actress. After filming ended, the normally slender Zellweger returned to her normal weight, but had to turn around a regain it for the sequel Bridget Jones’s Diary: The Edge of Reason. The actress has recently been on Hollywood hiatus, but is returning to play her beloved character in the third installment Bridget Jones’s Baby, set to be released in 2016.(c) Universal Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.