1/11 'Adversity does not discriminate...' Who ever thought there was a downside of being good looking? Hollywood has been built on the world's most attractive women and the most handsome leading men, but sometimes being beautiful works against you than for you. Discover how Scarlett Johansson, Emily Ratajkowski and Olivia Wilde were told they were “too pretty” for Hollywood... (©BANG Showbiz) 2/11 Charlize Theron Charlize went through hell and back to land a role in the 1997 horror film 'The Devil's Advocate' after director Taylor Hackford told her she was too good looking to play the gritty role of Mary Ann Lomax. She said: “I had to stop wearing makeup, wake up at six in the morning, beat myself up, not brush my hair, not put any concealer under my eyes, and went in to read with dark circles under my eyes. I had to go through hell to make them believe the devil could be in me." 3/11 Megan Fox The ‘Transformers’ star has been judged on her looks her entire career, often being stereotyped or overlooked for certain parts because she is viewed as a sex symbol. She said: “It p***** me [off] when people complain that I’m too beautiful to get a part... You wouldn’t be working if you weren’t attractive. Hollywood is the most superficial thing you could possibly be a part of. And if I weren’t attractive I wouldn’t be working at all,” (©BANG Showbiz) 4/11 Scarlett Johansson She may be one of Hollywood’s highest paying actresses, but the ‘Marvel’ star claims she’s missed out on roles before for being “too sexy”. She said: “That has happened to me before. “That’s always an unfortunate thing… I would imagine when casting someone, you would want to challenge yourself in some way. It is so interesting to see actors transform. There are certainly plenty of times when I am definitely not sexy.” (©BANG Showbiz) 5/11 Keira Knightley The face of Chanel admitted that beauty in Hollywood is a gift as well as a curse. The ‘Pride and Prejudice’ star said she was almost disqualified from the period drama because of her good looks. She said: "Joe Wright didn't want me for 'Pride and Prejudice' because he thought I was too pretty. "I never even think about beauty. "Supposedly being pretty is a double-edged sword: your look gets you certain roles, but disqualifies you from others. That's the way the industry goes." 6/11 Halle Berry The former Miss USA runner-up had to beg Hollywood producers to take her seriously and pleaded for her debut role in Spike Lee's 1991 romantic drama 'Jungle Fever’. Halle - who came sixth in Miss World in 1986 - said: "Just because someone looks a certain way doesn’t mean that they are spared adversity. “Adversity does not discriminate. “I came from the world of beauty pageants and modeling and right away when people heard that I got discounted as an actor. “I took on roles early on that really didn’t rely on my physical self at all and that was a good way to sort of get some credibility within my industry. “Spike Lee wanted me to read for the part of his wife and I read that part fine enough, but then I said to Spike, ‘You know I really am eyeing this other role, can you please let me audition for that?’ And he said, ‘No, no I don’t see you as that...'" 7/11 Beyonce Beyonce almost lost out on her role as Deena Jones in the critically acclaimed movie 'Dreamgirls' because her on her overtly sexual stage persona. Director Bill Condon said: “Beyonce did come after us, it wasn’t the other way round. “I loved her but… I wondered whether she could adapt to something that was so different. If you think of the way she is sexually on a stage. She is so powerful and contemporary, and this was about something very different. It was about withholding.” 8/11 Jessica Biel Who would have thought that being voted the Sexiest Woman Alive by GQ in 2005 would end up being a problem for Jessica Biel? She said: “[One director told me,] ‘I’m not looking for the sexiest woman; I’m looking for the girl next door.' “Parts I really want aren’t going to me. “Like 'The Other Boleyn Girl' with Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. I don’t want to say that there’s nothing I love that I can’t have. But there’s still the occasional script that the director doesn’t want to see you for.” 9/11 Alicia Silverstone ‘Clueless’ star Alicia Silverstone auditioned for the lead role in teen drama 'My So-Called Life’, but she divided opinion due to her beauty with the casting team not being able to decide whether of not she should be part of the show. Executive producer Marshall Herskovitz said: “Alicia is so beautiful that that would have affected her experience of the world. “People would have been telling her she was beautiful since she was six years old. You can’t put that face in what’s been written for this girl.” The part of Liberty High School student Angela Chase eventually went to Clair Danes. 10/11 Olivia Wilde 'The O.C.’ actress amazingly was considered to be too sexy to portray adult actress Linda Lovelace in a biopic on her life and was replaced by ‘Mamma Mia!’ star Amanda Seyfried. She said: “I pulled out of the Linda Lovelace biopic. I decided that it should go to someone who is not already sexualized by the public – Linda Lovelace was an innocent. Amanda will do an amazing job." 11/11 Emily Ratajkowski The stunning model-and-actress shot to fame after appearing in her birthday suit in Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ music video in 2013. Emily launched an acting career off the back of that recognition. But after landing roles in 'Gone Girl' and 'I Feel Pretty', the movies have not been forthcoming, something Emily believes is down to her unbelievable looks. She has claimed that "people don't want to work with [her] because [her] boobs are too big".