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11 Actors Who Are Much Better Looking Out Of Character

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | March 20, 2013 |

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | March 20, 2013 |

“Much better looking” is certainly a subjective qualification and your mileage may vary but, in my opinion, these fine looking folks aren’t styled to their finest when they’re in character. Let me know if you disagree.

Mireille Enos: It’s easy to forget that under 100 pounds of sweaters and severe ponytails and soul-sucking plot lines Mrs. Alan Ruck here is a completely vivacious and adorable lady.

Elisabeth Moss: One of the points of Peggy Olson is that she’s gotten ahead not because of her looks but because of her talents. And while she’s gotten a cuter, kickier wardrobe of late, the 60s hair is not doing her any favors. So, to recap, Christina Hendricks has never looked finer than when she’s poured into her Sterling Cooper Draper-iest clothing, but Elisabeth Moss? She can do better.
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Amy Poehler: We love our Leslie Knope. She’s adorable. But the pantsuits and the somewhat aggressively coiffed hair? I just think Poehler looks much better a little more laid back.

Emilia Clarke: Putting aside the desert dirt and various wounds the Khaleesi has sported, I think we can all agree that Emilia Clarke looks better out of that damn blonde wig. I mean, look at her.

Bryan Cranston: Listen, if chrome domes and tighty Walter Whities are your thang, I won’t argue. But the man is almost Jackman-esque here.

Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith is depicted as downright trollish on “Downton Abbey,” but the fact of the matter is she’s actually quite a cutie. Okay, yes, the prongs of her zipper are holding on for dear life, but the girl is not the had they paint her to be.

Gillian Jacobs: Jacobs has also gone brunette for the past few months or so and I could be in the minority but I think it’s a MUCH better look for her ivory skin. The Britta blonde washed her out.

Alexander Skarsgard: Not that Skarsgard isn’t a looker on “True Blood,” he obviously is. But isn’t he better-looking without the ashy vampire make-up? It isn’t doing Vampire Bill any favors either.

Lena Dunham: Dunham may not be a classic pin-up and she certainly could use some help when it comes to picking formal wear for awards shows. But, unlike Hannah, she appears to regularly shower and she knows where her pants are. That’s a step in the right direction.

Busy Phillips: Laurie on “Cougar Town” is supposed to be a hot piece. And she is. But she wears a hell of a lot of makeup and her fashion sense is more Blanche Devereaux than I would like. She’s a gorgeous girl no matter what, but I think she looks better a bit more subdued.

Chloe Sevigny: I mean. It’s not exactly hard to top her “American Horror Story” character.