If you're a true fan of Orange is the New Black (OITNB), you know that the only inmate character who looks absolutely flawless at all times is Morello. No kidding. She always has perfectly painted red lips, bold dark eyeliner and mascara, and 1950s-ish coiffed curls. It's as if Morello is not in prison but instead ready for a pageant.We never really see the rest of the ladies of Litchfield decked out because they take the minimalist approach.
But, boy oh boy, was I surprised to see how different these actresses look from their characters. The OITNB actresses below gave me the biggest shock.
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Dascha Polanco- "Daya"
You know Daya as the creative and talented inmate who is pregnant by her prison guard boyfriend. While in Litchfield, she works in the kitchen and draws in her spare time. Physically, she has chunky, bleach-blonde highlights in the front of her hair, and she wears loose-fitting clothes. But, Dascha Polanca, who plays the character, is a curvy bombshell.
Uzo Aduba- "Crazy Eyes/Suzanne"
Oh my gosh! Can you believe that the lady on the left, Uzo Aduba, is actually the actress who plays Crazy Eyes? Well, it is. Unbelievable, huh? Crazy Eyes is known for her obsessively wild behavior, bantu knots, and a bare face...not even a smidgen of Vaseline on her lips.
Danielle Brooks- "Taystee"
She's Taystee. Bold. Silly. Funny. You can find her working in the library or cracking jokes with her best friend, Poussey. Taystee usually wears a moo-moo type outfit with her hair half cornrowed and half afroed. But, Danielle Brooks has none of the style of Taystee; instead, Brooks wears form fitting clothes great for her shape, and she keeps her hair styled, too.
Selenis Leyva- "Gloria"
Gloria is the tough as nails new head cook of Litchfield prison. A lot of the prisoners view her has a mother figure who knows all of the "voodoo" type concoctions for any of life's problems. Who would've known that underneath that prison garb, Selenis Leyva has a sculpted body and looks much softer and younger.
Samira Wiley- "Poussey"
Poussey is known as the petite Litchfield jokester. She's pretty light-hearted and loyal, and she loves working in the library with her bestie, Taystee. Poussey also doesn't wear "girly" stuff. However, in real life, Samira Wiley, who plays her, looks sassy in a fitted red dress and a little make up and jewelry.