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With Jennifer Lopez looking sizzling in THAT dress at her 46th birthday celebrations, it got us thinking about other musicians who took the plunge to pursue a career on the big screens.
Meryl Streep shows off her rocker credentials as Ricki Rendazzo, a one-time wife and mother of three who left her family behind to follow her dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom in California. Picture: youtube
Rocker Lenny Kravitz is no stranger to the big screen, having played Cinna in The Hunger Games.
The late, great Whitney Houston is forever immortalised after her role opposite Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard. She contributed the film's theme - a breathtaking cover of Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You - and the rest is history.
J-Lo was no stranger to the big screen back in 2002, having already starred in big hits like Anaconda, The Cell and The Wedding Planner. However fresh from her success with third album 'This Is Me...Then', which spawned huge hits like 'Jenny From The Block', Maid In Manhattan cemented her status as a leading lady. The film starred Jennifer as a struggling single mother who falls in love with a patron at the hotel she works in, played by a dashing Ralph Fiennes. Look out for future Teen Wolf hunk Tyler Posey starring as Jennifer's adorable 10 year-old matchmaking son!
'Hero' singer Mariah gave a powerful performance in Lee Daniels' 2009 drama Precious. The 'My All' star portrayed well-meaning social worker Miss Weiss in the affecting drama, about the issues and abuse faced by a 16 year-old pregnant teenager, played by Gabourey Sidibe, while growing up in Harlem, New York City. Picture: Photoshot
Kylie Minogue returns to the silver screen with her new film, Holy Motors. The Australian pop princess has also starred in movies such as The Delinquents and Street Fighter.
Following successful turns in movies such as Desperately Seeking Susan, Madonna took on the now iconic role of Argentinian first lady Eva Peron in 1996 and gave an emotional performance of Evita's eventful life and tragic early death. Madonna won the Golden Globe award for Best Actress for her role in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
Cheryl made her Hollywood debut this year when she cameod in rom-com What To Expect When You're Expecting. The '3 Word's singer filmed her appearance last year, during her short stint on The X Factor USA, and portrays a reality show judge, sharing scenes with fellow pop star Jennifer Lopez.
Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys made her big screen debut in the 2008 crime thriller Smokin' Aces. 'No One' signer Alicia played a Mafia hitwoman called Georgia Sykes who is hired to abduct and kill Jeremy Piven's wannabe gangster Buddy "Aces" Israel. Here she is with our managing editor's celebrity crush, dapper rapper Common! Picture: Photoshot
After returning to the airwaves with third album 'Britney', the 'Toxic' singer turned on her acting chops to make her Hollywood debut in road trip drama Crossroads. The film saw Britney star opposite fellow singer Taryn Manning and future Avatar actress Zoe Saldana as well as surprise bit parts from the likes of Justin Long and Sex And The City Star Kim Cattrall.
Eminem gave a surprisingly solid performance as struggling rapper B-Rabbit in this 2002 drama considering the Curtis Hanson-directed flick was Marshall Mathers' official Hollywood debut. More importantly the film gave us Eminem's timeless hit single 'Lose Yourself', which went on to receive five Grammy Awards nominations as well as an Academy Award.
Beyonce's movie career had been limited to successful appearances in comedies like The Pink Panther and Austin Powers In Goldmember before she joined Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx in Dream Girls. The 'Love On Top' singer's performance of Deena Jones earned her high praise and, although it was Jennifer who walked away with an Academy Award, it showed fans Beyonce could act just as well as she could sing. Picture: Photoshot
David Bowie has always had an air of mysticism about him - so it was no surprise to see his eccentric performances in films like Labyrinth.
Rihanna has set her sights firmly on Hollywood and audiences were treated to her first big screen appearance this summer in big budget sci-fi Battleship.
Phil Collins might be better known for his singing and drumming ability, but he showed he had acting chops too when he played train robber Buster.
Justin Timberlake arguably stole the show in Aaron Sorkin's 2010 drama about the formation of Facebook with his interpretation of charismatic Napster founder Sean Parker. While JT had already appeared on screen before the film, most notable in 2006 crime drama Alpha Dog as well as the Shrek franchise, it was The Social Network which established him as a potential leading man and since its release the 'SexyBack' singer has gone on to star in huge hits like Bad Teacher, Friends With Benefits and, most recently, sci-fi thriller In Time.
Who didn't love the Spice Girls' fabulous 1997 movie Spice World?
Credited with his full name, Usher Raymond made his own Hollywood debut way back in 1998 in popular sci-fi high school horror The Faculty. The 'Yeah' singer played the supporting role of alien-possessed football player Gabe Santora opposite a cast of up-and-coming young actors including Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood and Jordana Brewster. Picture: Photoshot
The King of Pop Michael Jackson as Tin Man starred in this urbanised version of The Wizard of Oz alongside Motown queen Diana Ross, who played Dorothy!
Sting played the coolest mod around, Ace Face, in Quadrophenia, before going on to form a little known band called The Police...