Betty Suarez – America Ferrera
Ugly Betty is a comedy-drama television series that chronicles the courtship, marriage, and career of Mexican-American woman Betty Suarez as she tries to make it in a high fashion magazine. The show focuses on the idea that Betty isn’t your typical fashionista. She sports braces, unique bright apparel, and is considered “ugly,” hence the program’s name.
In reality, actress America Ferrera is nothing of the sort. She described her on-screen transformation as ‘Bettification.’ As Betty, America won the triple crown of acting: an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She also became the first Latina woman to win the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy.