Let's face it, a lot of models suck at acting. This doesn't mean they're detrimental to the films and videos they appear in, because they're still nice to look at, but they're not going to win Oscars or Emmys anytime soon.

Others, though, make smooth transitions into legit acting careers, or start out as model/actresses from the get-go and keep both irons in the fire. Many of today's most respected movie stars, including Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron, have modeling pasts, as do TV favorites like Josh Holloway and Tricia Helfer.

Here are 25 extremely pretty men and women who've carved out a niche for themselves as credible, if not outstanding, performers on TV and in films.

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