Modeling Credentials: She modeled between the end of her pageant career (1986, Miss USA runner-up) and the start of her acting career (1989, TV series Living Dolls).
Acting Resume: Jungle Fever (1991), Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), X-Men (2000), Monster's Ball (2001), Gothika (2003)
She's one of the greatest and sexiest actresses of our time -- and yeah, she modeled. She didn't model her way to that Oscar. (She may have sex-scened her way to it, but is that really so bad?)
Acting Skills: 10 out of 10