Which ‘Orange is the New Black’ Actress Looks Least Like Her Character?

The cast on-screen and on the red carpet.

  • You ever been about 8 hours in to a solid Orange is the New Black binge-watch and start to forget that these women aren’t actually just culled from local female prisons? That these are real-life actresses with non-prison lives and non-prison faces?

    Well, you aren’t alone. The makeup and wardrobe department of the Netflix hit are more than up to their task of making attractive people look very unattractive. To celebrate the upcoming second season, we decided to see which on-screen character looked least like their actress counterpart. Click through that helpful slideshow down there, ranked from sort of familiar to unrecognizable.

    And just so you know, Jason Biggs is definitely not included. That guy hasn’t changed since 1999.

  • Alex Vaus, inmate and former drug smuggler. Also, tall. (Netflix)

  • Played by Laura Prepon. Probably not a a drug smuggler. But, pretty tall. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Piper Chapman, former lover of Alex Vaus, who is kind of the reason Piper ends up in jail. (Netflix)

  • Played by Taylor Schilling. Ms. Schilling and her on-screen character aren't so different in looks. Ms. Schiller is just cleaner and often less terrified. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

  • Big Boo, a tough, sarcastic inmate. (Netflix)

  • Played by Lea DeLaria. Ms. DeLaria, a comedian, keeps that sarcastic side off-screen, but it comes with glasses and a bow tie! (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

  • Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson, outspoken inmate that worked in the library. "Don't be fucking with Harry Potter." (Netflix)

  • Played by Danielle Brooks. Something other than "prison jumpsuit" fits her well. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

  • Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett, a religious fanatic inmate desperately in need of a dentist. (Netflix)

  • Played by Taryn Manning. Her real smile is so much less...brown. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • George "Pornstache" Mendez, creepy, disturbingly mustachioed prison guard. (Netflix)

  • Played by Pablo Schreiber. Alright, he isn't one of the ladies. But that lack of mustache cannot be ignored. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

  • Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, a slightly unhinged inmate.

  • Played by Uzo Aduba. Ms. Aduba gives off a much less "I will cut you, bitch" vibe in real life. And for that we are thankful. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Awards)