On Air Now
Early Breakfast with Jenni Falconer 4am - 6am
The best actresses can play any part, even if it means ditching their good girl image for a villainous role. From Emma Watson and Dakota Fanning, to Anne Hathaway and Vanessa Hudgens, we've been taking a look at the sweet stars who went bad for their careers...
When the 'Harry Potter' star left the film franchise behind it seemed unlikely she'd be able to be seen as anything other than the 11-year-old, Hermione Granger. 'The Bling Ring' put an end to that as the actress took on the role of a celebrity-obsessed teen who burgled star's homes. Picture: Papicselect
Remember Dakota Fanning from 'Uptown Girls'? Well the child star grew up to become the incredibly scary vampire, Jane in 'The Twilight Saga'. With pale skin, piercing red eyes and platinum blonde hair, we think the actress has a serious future as a movie villain. Picture: Picselect
Disney channel alumni, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez made their names starring in wholesome family films such as 'High School Musical' and 'The Muppets' but that all ended with 'Spring Breakers'. The pair starred opposite James Franco as college girls who turn to a life of crime in Florida. Picture: Rex
Chloe Grace Moretz is no stranger to scary movies with parts in 'The Eye', 'Let Me In' and 'Texas Killing Fields' but it was the 2013 'Carrie' remake that really ended her good girl image. Bullied at school and living with an abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore), Carrie snaps at prom and goes on a killing spree. Picture: Rex
Thanks to films like 'Legally Blonde' and 'Cruel Intentions', Reese Witherspoon has a squeaky clean acting image but that doesn't mean she doesn't know how to go bad. Back in 1999 the blonde bombshell starred in 'Election' as a high school student willing to do absolutely anything to win her school's elections. Picture: Rex
Anne Hathaway is a pro at playing the shy, slightly weird girl next door thanks to turns in 'The Princess Diaries' and 'Ella Enchanted' but we loved seeing her go dark in the final Batman film. Bringing the thieving catwoman to life as a villian who had both a good and bad side, we can't wait to see more of the same.
She might not technically be a criminal but Regina George is still high up on our list of Hollywood's best bad girls (she did more damage than most during her reign of The Plastics). Rachel McAdams said goodbye to the good girl roles of her child acting career to play the high school 'it' girl. Picture: Rex
Scar-Jo has come a long way since 'The Horse Whisperer' and while we've seen her fall in love in 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and kick ass in 'The Avengers', it was indie film 'Under The Skin', which saw her go really dark. Playing an alien disguised as a human being, she uses her looks to kidnap men in an effort to learn more about Earth. Picture: Rex
Remember 'Cruel Intentions'? Kathryn's dangerous antics gave us chills as she slowly but surely destroyed the lives of everyone around her. Sarah Michelle Gellar may have played a vampire slayer but it was this '90s flick which saw her take on a truly dark role. Picture: Rex
Nowadays Charlize Theron is known for her superb villianous performances (Snow White and the Huntsman anyone?) but back in 2003 she was still working a good girl image of the back of roles in 'Mighty Joe' and 'Sweet November'. That all changed with her role as serial killer, Aileen Wuornos in 'Monster' for which she won an Oscar. Picture: Rex