Movie Makeovers: Memorable Drab to Fab Character Transformations
Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries
Hathaway got her big break with this 2001 Disney movie, about awkward teen Mia Thermopolis, who discovers while in high school that she is the sole heir to the throne of a small European kingdom. As part of her transformation from Mia to Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Crown Princess of Genovia, she undergoes a dramatic royal makeover. By the end of the film, she's polished, pretty, and poised to take her place alongside the Queen (played regally by Julie Andrews).