Celebrity doppelgängers!  Can YOU tell the biopic actors from the famous faces

Celebrity doppelgängers! Can YOU tell the biopic actors from the famous faces


Celebrity doppelgängers! As Ana de Armas becomes Marilyn Monroe for a new biopic, the other stars who’ve embodied famous faces for TV and film – so, can YOU tell them apart?

  • Actress Ana de Armas looks strikingly like Marilyn Monroe in biopic Blonde
  • She’s the latest in a line of stars to look uncannily like a real-life person on screen
  • Here, FEMAIL shares some of the best – from Christian Bale to Sarah Paulson

The first trailer for an upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic was released this week, and leading lady Ana de Armas bears an uncanny resemblance to the screen siren.

The actress, 34, “disappears” into the role of Marilyn in Netflix’s Blonde, noted one film critic, while fans claimed they “couldn’t tell her apart” from the Hollywood starlet.

The trailer shows de Armas recreating key moments from the actress’s career, including a classic scene from the hit 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

de Armas, famous for her roles in The Gray Man and No Time To Die, is the latest in a long line of high profile film and TV stars who have completely embodied a real person for a role in a biopic.

British actress Lily James recently donned Pamela Anderson’s red Baywatch swimsuit in Hulu series Pam & Tommy, while Rami Malek won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Here, FEMAIL shares some of the most famous on screen transformations. Take a look through and see if you can tell the character from the real deal – then check your answer at the bottom of the story.

Celebrity doppelgängers!  Can YOU tell the biopic actors from the famous faces

Marilyn or Ana de Armas

Gentlemen Prefer Marilyn! Actress Ana de Armas is unrecognizable as Marilyn Monroe in the trailer for new Netflix biopic Blonde. But can you work out who is the original screen siren

He will rock you!  Rami Malek won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody

Is this Freddie or Rami?

He will rock you! Rami Malek won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody

Pamela to the rescue!  British actress Lily James recently donned Pamela Anderson's red Baywatch swimsuit in Hulu series Pam & Tommy

So who wore it first?

Pamela to the rescue! British actress Lily James recently donned Pamela Anderson’s red Baywatch swimsuit in Hulu series Pam & Tommy. So who wore it first?

Ready for her closeup: Critics were awed by Charlize Theron's uncanny turn as Megyn Kelly in Bombshell.  Can you work out who is the real Charlize?

Is this Charlize or Megyn Kelly?

Ready for her closeup: Critics were awed by Charlize Theron’s uncanny turn as Megyn Kelly in Bombshell. Can you work out who is the real Charlize?

Sing it!  Cate Blanchett raised eyebrows when it was announced she would play Bob Dylan in the biopic I'm Not There, but these photos reveal the extraordinary transformation

Bob Dylan or an Oscar winning actress?

Sing it! Cate Blanchett raised eyebrows when it was announced she would play Bob Dylan in the biopic I’m Not There, but these photos reveal the extraordinary transformation

In the spotlight: TV chameleon Sarah Paulson is well known for her on screen transformations, and her role as Linda Tripp in Impeachment: American Crime Story was no exception

Can you tell them apart

In the spotlight: TV chameleon Sarah Paulson is well known for her on screen transformations, and her role as Linda Tripp in Impeachment: American Crime Story was no exception

Heavyweight media mogul: Russell Crowe took on the role of the late disgraced Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice

Can you tell who is the actor?

Heavyweight media mogul: Russell Crowe took on the role of the late disgraced Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice

sporting superstar!  Actress Margot Robbie won plaudits for her portrayal of Tonya Harding in the film I, Tonya

But can you tell the actress from the skater?

sporting superstar! Actress Margot Robbie won plaudits for her portrayal of Tonya Harding in the film I, Tonya. But can you tell the actress from the skater?

Political powerhouse: Christian Bale, arguably the king of dramatic screen makeovers, fully embodied the role of Dick Cheney for political film Vice

Who is who?

Political powerhouse: Christian Bale, arguably the king of dramatic screen makeovers, fully embodied the role of Dick Cheney for political film Vice

Now check your answers!

Pictured: Ana de Armas in Blonde

Marilyn Monroe in the film Some Like It Hot

Pictured: Ana de Armas in Blonde (left) and Marilyn Monroe in the film Some Like It Hot

Pictured: Freddie Mercury at Live Aid in 1985

Rami Malek recreating the concert

Pictured: Freddie Mercury at Live Aid in 1985 (left) and Rami Malek recreating the concert

Pictured: Lily James in Pam & Tommy

Pamela Anderson in her iconic Baywatch swimsuit

Pictured: Lily James in Pam & Tommy (left) and Pamela Anderson in her iconic Baywatch swimsuit

Pictured: Charlize Theron in Bombshell

The real Megyn Kelly in a 2016 headshot

Pictured: Charlize Theron in Bombshell (left) and the real Megyn Kelly in a 2016 headshot

Pictured: Bob Dylan in 1966

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in the biopic I'm Not There

Pictured: Bob Dylan in 1966 (left) and Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in the biopic I’m Not There

Pictured: Linda Tripp talks to reporters outside of the Federal Courthouse 29 July 1998

Sarah Paulson in character in Impeachment: American Crime Story

Pictured: Linda Tripp talks to reporters outside of the Federal Courthouse 29 July 1998 (left) and Sarah Paulson in character in Impeachment: American Crime Story

Pictured: Late disgraced Fox News CEO Roger Ailes

Russell Crowe in The Loudest Voice

Pictured: Late disgraced Fox News CEO Roger Ailes (left) and Russell Crowe in The Loudest Voice

Pictured: Margot Robbie in I, Tonya

Figure skater Tonya Harding competing in the US Figure Skating Championships

Pictured: Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (left) and figure skater Tonya Harding competing in the US Figure Skating Championships

Pictured: Former US Vice President Dick Cheney in 2017

Christian Bale in Vice

Pictured: Former US Vice President Dick Cheney in 2017 (left) and Christian Bale in Vice

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