What the 'Orange Is the New Black' Cast Looks Like in Real Life

Believe it or not, when they ditch the jumpsuits, they're a glamorous bunch.

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The prisoners of Litchfield Penitentiary typically wear khaki uniforms and little to no makeup, so it's hard to imagine what these actors look like IRL—until now. Which screen-to-street transformation do you love the most?

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On The Show: Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett

While she's often quite the antagonist toward certain characters, we've gotten to know more about what's led Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett to turn out the way she has.

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In Real Life: Taryn Manning

Surprise, surprise! Taryn Manning is actually stunning—and has an absolutely beautiful smile.

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On The Show: Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren

A viewer favorite, Suzanne is one of the most complex characters on the show. We're excited to see where her fiction writing skills take her in season 4.

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In Real Life: Uzo Aduba

Actress Uzo Aduba's portrayal of Suzanne has been so lauded, she won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Plus, she's got incredibly glamorous style.

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On The Show: Alex Vause

As Piper's on-again, off-again girlfriend, Alex is no doubt a polarizing character.

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In Real Life: Laura Prepon

Previously known for her role as redheaded Donna on That '70s Show, Laura Prepon is now channelling Alex Vause full-time, rocking sleek dark hair off-camera.

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On The Show: Sophia Burset

The very glam Sophia is one of the series' best and most beloved characters, navigating life as a parent, a transgender woman and as the prison's resident beauty pro.

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In Real Life: Laverne Cox

Cox never shows up on the red carpet looking anything less than picture perfect. Her role on the show has made waves in the entertainment industry, as she's one of the first openly transgender people to star in a major television series, and she's the first openly transgender person to receive an Emmy nomination for acting.

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On The Show: Piper Chapman

At first glance (well, in the first season), Piper is an innocent and naive woman who made a very big mistake during her youth. But as the show goes on, we start to see her less, ahem, polished side.

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In Real Life: Taylor Schilling

Off-screen, Taylor Schilling has a much more elegant look, donning beautiful gowns and bright makeup on the red carpet. And she's not just a pretty face—her portrayal of Piper earned her a Golden Globe nomination and an Emmy nomination.

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On The Show: Aleida Diaz

She hasn't always been a particularly good parent to fellow inmate Daya, but Aleida becomes increasingly protective of her daughter after her pregnancy—and is willing to go to great lengths to control the situation.

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In Real Life: Elizabeth Rodriguez

When she's not wearing a rough, khaki combo, Elizabeth Rodriguez likes to wear goddess-like gowns and elegant chignons.

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On The Show: Blanca Flores

Not much is known about Blanca's past, but her cell phone trick from season one makes it clear that she's very clever.

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In Real Life: Laura Gómez

That's right: This is Blanca Flores. You would never know it, considering how the show styles her, but Gómez looks just like a model in real life.

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On The Show: Carrie "Big Boo" Black

While she's one of the show's funniest characters, "Big Boo" has had a difficult past as a result of her parents' disapproval of her sexuality and gender expression.

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In Real Life: Lea DeLaria

On the red carpet, Lea DeLaria is a stylish comedian and jazz musician—and she looks great in a suit.

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On The Show: Cindy Hayes

While she's an absolutely hilarious character, Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes goes through a truly beautiful experience during season three, when we get to see more of her emotional side.

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In Real Life: Adrienne C. Moore

While her character is cute, Adrienne C. Moore is simply dazzling off-camera, donning gorgeous gowns and glam makeup on the red carpet.

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On The Show: Galina "Red" Reznikov

Intense yet endearing, vindictive yet lovable, there's something really special about Russian inmate "Red" and her quick-witted personality.

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In Real Life: Kate Mulgrew

While her hair is as red as her character's, actress Kate Mulgrew skips the wild eyeliner looks.

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On The Show: Dayanara Diaz

While she's quiet throughout much of the show, Dayanara "Daya" Diaz expresses herself through illustrations — some of which she gives to her love interest, Officer Bennett.

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In Real Life: Dascha Polanco

Of all the transformations between on-screen and off, this is one of the most dramatic. Not only does Dascha Polanco top the list of the most stylish actresses in Hollywood, she's also got the perfect hair color and makeup to boot.

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On The Show: George "Pornstache" Mendez

With his thick, straight pornstache — ahem, mustache — this guy is one of the most antagonistic characters of the first couple seasons.

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In Real Life: Pablo Schreiber

That's right: Mendez is surprisingly handsome! Who would've guessed?

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On The Show: Gloria Mendoza

Gloria is a fiercely protective mother and the head of the Latina and Hispanic inmates, making her a powerful prisoner.

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In Real Life: Selenis Leyva

Cuban-born actress Selenis Leyva portrays Gloria excellently, but she looks quite different in real life — just check out this edgy lace number.

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On The Show: Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson

While she provides frequent comic relief on the show, "Taystee" experienced a rough childhood, making it all too clear how she fell in love with a certain manipulative character on the show.

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In Real Life: Danielle Brooks

Brooks forgoes the quiet khaki color of her role and loves to wear bright, beautiful gowns like this tricolor look.

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On The Show: Lorna Morello

With her lovably heavy accent, high-pitched voice and signature red lip, Lorna Morello is a fascinating — and somewhat sociopathic — character.

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In Real Life: Yael Stone

Ready for a wild surprise? Yael Stone is actually Australian, so that accent is totally fictional. And rather than the red lipstick and winged eyeliner, she likes to go more natural with her real-life makeup.

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