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Movie makeovers that should never have happened

"How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower?"

Nothing ravages beauty like time, mortality and a colossal amount of ill-applied beauty products - just ask She's All That's Rachael Leigh-Cook or Jawbreaker's Judy Greer.

In compiling cinema's best makeovers Stylist thought about the five on-screen transformations where we just liked them better before.

From hate crimes against hair in The Breakfast Club to make-up abuse in Mean Girls, here's a reminder of the Hollywood beauty revolutions that should never have happened...

Can you think of any worse movie makeovers? Let us know below or on Twitter

Words: Anna Pollitt. Images: Rex Features



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