It’s easy to forget that for every red-carpet starlet there exists a glam squad—think: a hairstylist, makeup artist, and stylist—to make sure she shines as brightly as possible. In fact, away from the fanfare of designer dresses and professional-grade contouring, most celebs could be mistaken on the street for one of your pals from college. Here, we’ve gathered three girl-next-door to photographer-ready transformations to remind you that just because you’re in sweats, marathon-ing through House of Cards, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t rock the red carpet.
When she’s not canoodling onscreen with hunks like Garrett Hedlund, K.Stew is decidedly a jeans, T-shirt, and Chucks kind of girl. Which makes it even more stunning when she flips on her fierce switch at movie premieres and awards shows. Gown or no gown, however, she never leaves home without her signature tough-girl attitude.
Photo: Street: Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic / Red Carpet: Jeff Vespa/Wire Image
This bodacious Bond girl keeps it casual and approachable on the street in London with loose waves and barely visible makeup—seriously, couldn’t you just get brunch with her? But Harris knows how to turn it up on the red carpet when necessary, with dramatically lined eyes and a girly pink lip.
Photo: Street: Sylvia Linares/FilmMagic / Red Carpet: Karwai Tang/WireImage
Lena Dunham makes no bones about being a real-looking girl—she’s happy to show her body, imperfections and all, regularly on her TV show, Girls. And while she could be any other Brooklynite walking around the neighborhood in her off-camera hours, we love the way she daringly plays with color when it’s time to get dressed up.
Photo: Street: Steve Sands/Getty Images Entertainment / Red Carpet: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Entertainment
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