These Actresses Look Absolutely Nothing Like Their Characters Hollywood likes to incorporate ugly and frumpy characters in movies, especially to create a contrast between the main character with the rest of the cast. But when the make-up comes off, you find that the actresses playing these roles are quite beautiful. Let\u2019s have a look at some of these beauties behind their less-than-attractive characters. Naomi Grossman \u2013 Pepper Best known for her role as Pepper in the television series American Horror Story, Naomi had to shave her head bald for this role. This is to date her biggest role, even though she has appeared in other shows and movies. Taryn Manning \u2013 Tiffany Doggett Tarryn plays the role of Tiffany Doggett in Orange Is The New Black. She plays a woman from western Pennsylvania who proudly calls herself a redneck. For the first season, her character had some rotten teeth and some were even missing. Elisabeth Moss \u2013 Peggy Olson Elisabeth plays the role of office secretary Peggy Olson on the hit series Mad Men. Her character is innocent and frumpy and was described as too homely by her co-workers. They even comment on how she needs to change her appearance to fit in more. America Ferrera \u2013 Betty Suarez The role of Betty Suarez on the series Ugly Betty, was America\u2019s career breakthrough. Her character was an ambitious young woman who had unruly hair, wore glasses, braces, and eccentric outfits. Towards the end of the show, she got a makeover and looked more like her real self. Emma Thompson \u2013 Nanny McPhee In 2005 Emma Thompson played the role of a magical nanny in the movie Nanny McPhee. Her character suddenly appears in people\u2019s homes to help parents with unruly children. Her character starts off frighteningly hideous and progresses throughout the movie. Vanessa Hudgens \u2013 Gabriella Montez Vanessa\u2019s character as Gabriella in Disney\u2019s High School Musical made her famous. In 2013 she played the role of a struggling teen that was in and out of foster care in an independent drama called Gimme Shelter. She had to drastically change her appearance for that role.