disguise makeups: make-under disguises

Disguise makeups: Make-under disguises

Where an actress plays an attractive character who then dons a distincly unglamorous disguise: for a bet; to be taken seriously; because she’s had enough of men; to deceive etc etc.

The movie trope of the woman who deliberately makes herself look dowdy to be taken seriously or to avoid unwanted attention has a long history, from Norma Talmadge in The Social Secretary (1916) through Marion Davies in Ever Since Eve (1937) right up to Bárbara Mori in Pretendiendo (2006) and its planned US remake – though that appears to be stuck in development hell.