I’ve always wondered how the casting call happens for a less-than-pretty character. Do they specify before the auditions? I don’t know. What I do know is that they didn’t do that with these nerdy characters. They tried to pass off these completely gorgeous women as frumpy, plain, or unappealing.
1. Pam Beesly – The Office
Pam, everyone’s favorite receptionist at Dunder Mifflin and apple of Jim’s eye. She seems to always be dressed in the plainest of outfits.
Played by Jenna Fischer
That’s because when she dresses up, she’s a grade-A knockout!
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2. Anita Lesnicki – Jennifer’s Body
Anita “Needy” Lesnicki is the quiet, reserved friend of Megan Fox’s Jennifer, the cheerleader super-babe at their school.
Played by Amanda Seyfried
Writer Diablo Cody and director Karyn Kasuma both stated that “only in Hollywood can Amanda Seyfried be the ugly one.” How they managed to make her look as plain as they did is a mystery.
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3. Topanga Lawrence – Boy Meets World
The straight A student and hard working Topanga was the incredible and kind girlfriend of Cory Matthews through Boy Meets World and now wife in Girl Meets World.
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As played by Danielle Fishel
And Danielle Fishel is as stunning as she and Topanga are talented.
4. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz – Big Bang Theory
Bernadette is known for her quiet demeanor, even temper, and sometimes her incredible bursts of fury. On top of her incredible academic skills of her own, to rival the rest of the cast.
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Played by Melissa Rauch
Well Melissa Rauch is not the mousy girl that she plays. She’s a fiercely gorgeous woman.
5. Annie Edison – Community
Little Annie Adderall, everyone’s favorite keen student from Greendale. Sometimes the voice of reason in the study group… but often times not.
As played by Alison Brie
Alison Brie is the zany girl behind Annie, and she’s actually known to be a bit of an exhibitionist and internet darling.
6. Alex Dunphy – Modern Family
The geeky and less socially active of the Dunphy daughters, Alex, can still hold her own in a battle of wits with her siblings.
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As played by Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter is a far cry from the plain girl she plays. She really takes it up a notch at red carpet events in gorgeous dresses regularly.
7. Velma Dinkley – Scooby-Doo
Everyone remembers Velma as the brains of the Scooby Gang, coming up with all the good plans and not for her looks like Daphne.
As played by Linda Cardellini
Well, this version of Velma certainly has the looks too, because Linda Cardellini is a stunner!
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8. Felicity Smoak – Arrow
The incredibly tech savvy Felicity Smoak was supposed to only be a minor character, but apparently her on-screen presence was strong enough to stay with the cast.
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As played by Emily Bett Rickards
And her on-screen chemistry with Stephen Amell shouldn’t be surprising, because Emily Bett Rickards is a Smoak-show.
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9. Laney Boggs – She’s All That
Laney was not known for her fashion sense or being the popular girl in school, which is why Freddie Prinze Jr. helped her out.
As played by Rachael Leigh Cook
Then again, it’s not a very hard contest making a woman beautiful when you’re working with a gorgeous woman like Rachael Leigh Cook.
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Liz Lemon – 30 Rock
It’s a busy job running a TV show, but Liz Lemon does it, even if it doesn’t leave her much time for anything else.
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As played by Tina Fey
Well Tina Fey can find the time to make herself shine, that’s for sure.
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