• We're so used to seeing our favorite TV characters on our small screens every week that we barely pause to wonder what they might look like in real life. (What, you mean Jessica Paré isn't actually Megan Draper?) Be forewarned—the real life appearances of these nine characters might surprise you...

    "Game of Thrones"
    The honorable Knight Brienne of Tarth isn't exactly known for her feminine looks...

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  • "Game of Thrones"
    ...but in real life, Gwendoline Christie can seriously rock a smoky eye.

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  • "Mad Men"
    Don's wife Megan Draper channels classic '60s glamour on the TV screen...

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  • "Mad Men"
    ...but we think Jessica Paré might be even more glamorous in real life.

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  • "American Horror Story: Coven"
    Eccentric witch Myrtle Snow sports a Grace Coddington-esque hairstyle...

    Photo: iMDB
  • "American Horror Story: Coven"
    ...but Frances Conroy has a much more relaxed look on the red carpet.

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  • "Boardwalk Empire"
    Margaret Thompson, an Irish immigrant and mother of two, rarely lets her hair down...

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  • "Boardwalk Empire"
    ...but Kelly MacDonald definitely has a more modern, casual vibe.

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  • "Once Upon a Time"
    Evil Queen Regina Mills wears some very distinctive makeup...

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  • "Once Upon a Time"
    ...but unlike her character, Lana Parrilla prefers a dewy complexion and a glossy lip.

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  • "Call the Midwife"
    Makeup definitely doesn't factor into Nurse Jenny Lee's daily routine...

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  • "Call the Midwife"
    ...but Jessica Raine looks gorgeous with an undone updo and bold fuchsia lipstick.

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  • "Orange is the New Black"
    Inmate Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett has some, shall we say, problems...

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  • "Orange is the New Black"
    ...but Taryn Manning has an edgy look (and a full set of teeth) in real life.

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  • "The Walking Dead"
    A zombie uprising doesn't leave Maggie Greene much time or energy for beauty maintenance...

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  • "The Walking Dead"
    ...but Lauren Cohan cleans up well in real life.

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  • "Downton Abbey"
    Lowly maid Daisy isn't much to look at...

    Photo: iMDB
  • "Downton Abbey"
    ...but Sophie McShera stuns in a bright red lip and an unexpected purple eye look.

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