07/25/2012 02:12 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Celebrity Biopic Hair And Makeup: The Good, The Bad And The Not-So-Convincing (PHOTOS)

Over the years, we've seen many actors and actresses emulate style icons on the big and small screen in celebrity biopics. And while adopting a different accent, learning musical instruments or becoming a chain smoker can make a huge difference in authentically capturing a character, we believe the believability of it really comes down to the hair and makeup.

For the sake of argument, let's consider Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor. Frozen in astonishment over how glamorous the wayward starlet looked sporting a dark wig, thick eyelashes and beauty mark, Lohan doesn't actually resemble Taylor. She just looks better than she normally does on the red carpet.

Inspired by LiLo's questionable transformation, we've rounded up the best and worst celebrity biopic match-ups, including Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Beyoncé as Etta James, Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl and David Bowie as Andy Warhol. Which celeb do you believe made the most convincing about-face? Vote on all their hair and makeup looks in the slideshow below.

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Celebrity Biopic Hair & Makeup