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Celebs Who Have Starred as Athletes — And Made It Look Totally Glam

As much as we love to see our fave actresses all dolled up in pretty dresses and tons of makeup, sometimes we love ‘em just as much when they’re roughin’ it as athletes in movies. And from Keira’s Knightley‘s famous stint as a soccer player to Kirsten Dunst as head cheerleader, we can’t help but cheer for the girls who kick butt on-screen!
So click on to check out our favorite movie athletes – played all by girls, of course – and tell us which one’s your fave!

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley as Jules Paxton in Bend It Like Beckham
Um, can you say hottest soccer player ever?!
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AnnaSophia Robb

AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany Hamilton in Soul Surfer
AnnaSophia played the one-armed pro surfer in the flick based on her life.
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Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth as Anne Marie Chadwick in Blue Crush
Speaking of surfers, Kate played another kick-butt one in the classic movie from 2000.
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Michele Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg as Casey Carlyle in Ice Princess
And from the sand to the snow, Michelle, aka Georgina from Gossip Girl, wowed us on the ice as an aspiring Olympic figure skater.
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Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes as Viola inShe’s The Man
So Amanda technically faked being a male soccer player in this 2006 movie, but let’s be honest here — we’d do the same if it meant getting closer to the super hot Channing Tatum. Just sayin.
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Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On
And whoever said that cheerleading isn’t a sport clearly hasn’t seen Bring It On, featuring Kirsten as head cheerleader Torrance Shipman. Ah. Competition at its finest.
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Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson in Bring It On: In It To Win It
And then a few years later,PLL’s Ashley Benson proved the toughness of cheerleaders yet again as cheerleader Carson in one of the movie’s many sequels.
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Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere as Sheryl Yoast in Remember the Titans
That adorable pig-tailed girl in the classic flick from 2000? Yup, that’s little Hayden, who proved that even the tiniest girls can love (and play) football.
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Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore as Lana Thomas in Princess Diaries
Mandy had a small part as the mean girl slash head cheerleader at the same school that Anne Hathaway’s character, Mia, went to.
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