Ever wondered where did your favorite celebs start their career from? What struggle did they undergo to gain success in their career? Around the world, there are many successful actors who are beauty pageant winners. They first showcased their talent in Beauty Pageants and then went forward to become successful actors, singers, dancers, and filmmakers.
Here is a list of all those successful actors who are beauty pageant winners from around the world!
1. OPRAH WINFREY
At number 1 in the list of successful actors who are beauty pageant winners, we have, 64 year-old Oprah Winfrey who was the winner of ‘Miss Black Tennessee’ in the year 1972. Later she went forward and made a successful career in Hollywood. Today she is a successful Actor, Producer, and host to the popular talk show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’.
2. DELTA BURKE
The American Actor, Producer, and Author Delta Burke is well known for her work in many different American TV shows. Burke had started her career from the Miss America beauty pageant 1975 where she represented Florida. She is one of the most successful actors who are beauty pageant winners.
3. SHARON STONE
A model, an actor and a film producer Sharon started her career from the ‘Miss Pennsylvania’ Pageant and is now popular in the American film industry. Sharon is a winner of Golden Globe Award for best acting in a motion picture. Sharon was also nominated for Oscar and is one of the most famous celebrities who were beauty queens.
4. VANESSA WILLIAMS
Miss America 1984 Vanessa Williams is the first African-American to win this title. Later she made her career in Hollywood as an Actor, Fashion Designer, and Singer. Vanessa, one of the most famous beauty pageant winners, was nominated for Grammy for her works, ‘The Right Stuff’, ‘Save the best for Last’, and ‘Colours of the Wind’.
5. HALLE BERRY
The list of successful actors who are beauty pageant winnersalso includes, Miss Ohio 1986 Halle Berry. She is an American actor and a winner of many awards. Halle Berry started her career with American TV show ‘Living Dolls’ in the year 1989.
6. ALI LANDRY
American model and actress Ali Landry is the winner of Miss America 1996. Ali is a winner of many Beauty Pageant Awards and has worked in many TV shows too.
1. ZEENAT AMAN
Indian actress, and model Zeenat Aman is one of the most beautiful ladies that Bollywood has ever seen. This bold and beautiful woman started her career in Bollywood after winning the title of ‘Miss Asia Pacific’ 1970. Zeenat was also a scriptwriter for the movie ‘Mughal-e-Azam’. Zeenat Aman starrer superhit song “Laila main laila” was remade in the year 2017 for the movie Raees, starring Sunny Leone. Thus, she is one of the most successful actors who are beauty pageant winners.
2. JUHI CHAWLA
Famous for her work in ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’, ‘Pratibandh’, ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke’, and ‘Gulab Gang’, Juhi Chawla is a well-known Indian Actress and one of the most famous celebrities who were beauty queens. Juhi has won the title of Miss India 1984 and later won many other awards for her contribution in Indian movies.
3. SUSHMITA SEN
Born in the year 1975, this Indian beauty is the winner of Miss Universe Beauty pageant 1994. A Model and an Actress Sushmita Sen has worked in many famous Bollywood movies including ‘Maine Pyaar Kyu Kiya?’, ‘Filhaal’ and ‘Main Hoon Na’. ‘Maine pyaar kyu kiya?’ is one of the Bollywood movies that inspired Hollywood movies. Sen is an amazing actor and is one of the most famous beauty pageant winners.
4. AISHWARYA RAI
One of the most successful actors who are beauty pageant winners, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the leading actresses of Bollywood. This Indian beauty who has worked in many Bollywood and Hollywood movies started her career winning the title of ‘Miss World 1994’. Aishwarya is also among the celebrities who own charities. Currently, Aishwarya is married to Abhishek Bachchan and has a beautiful daughter.
5. LARA DUTTA
This gorgeous Indian actress acted in movies like ‘Kaal’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’, and ‘Housefull’ and was crowned Miss Universe 2000. Actor and Model Lara Dutta married Mahesh Bhupati an Indian Tennis Player in the year 2011.
6. PRIYANKA CHOPRA
Winner of Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra is one of the top successful actors who are beauty pageant winners. She has gained success not only in Bollywood but also in Hollywood. A winner of many national and international awards, Priyanka Chopra was also one of the 100 women in Forbes list of World’s Most Powerful Women 2017. One of Priyanka’s picture drew extreme flak but that hasn’t stopped the actress to rise and shine. Nick Jonas’ better half, Priyanka is currently the most followed Miss world on Instagram.
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