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Hottest Model-Turned-Actress Bikinis!

There’s nothing like a breakthrough star in the bikini!

Some of the most famous faces on the silver screen banked their talents on their very visages.

Click through for our top pics of models who made the jump to the big screen

Nothing is more cliché, but often as powerful, as the model who becomes an actress.

From former Elite model Cameron Diaz (who just received a star on the Walk of Fame for her on-screen work) to sultry Penelope Cruz, so many of our brightest thespians came from humble backgrounds as living mannequins.

Click here for a battle of bikinis between models and actresses

(Photo: Pacific Coast News)