To look perfect for their roles, some cast members of Orange Is the New Black have gone on-screen makeup-free, with dirt in their hair and even shaved heads. Some of these stars you might be able to recognize, but some look totally different in real life. If you really want to see how different some of the characters look, this is the right place for you. Keep reading to see how the inmates look when not behind bars!
In her first appearance on the show, Piper seemed to be an innocent-looking naive woman who ended up in jail because of the bad choices she made during her youth. As the show goes down, Piper reveals her less polished, not-so-innocent side. In her real life, Taylor Schilling lives a glamorous life. She is always looking elegant as ever at off-screen appearances. Apart from her being a pretty woman, her outstanding role in the series brought many awards and recognition.
Alex played Piper’s partner in crime and her on-again, off-again girlfriend in the show. Although she didn’t have a leading role, her performance still managed to stun the audience. This wasn’t the first time you fell in love with her performances. Alex also played the role of Donna in the 90s hit series “That 70s Show”. Her journey from being that redhead teenager to flaunting sleek black hair has been a long ride.
Galina Reznikov aka Red was one of the most fierce characters in the show. Everyone at Litchfield respected the Russian inmate and just like her role in the show, she is a high-profile star in real life. As Orange is the New Black mostly cast unknown actors, Kate Mulgrew had a career that shined the brightest. She first played Capt Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek and was the first female actress to lead the series.