Dirty Dancing legend Jennifer Gray looks unrecognizable as she transforms into a cult leader for a new role

DIRTY Dancing legend Jennifer Gray has been spotted unrecognizable after a makeover for a new movie role.

The brunette actress – who is best known for playing Frances ‘Baby’ alongside Patrick Swayze in the 1980s classic Dirty Dancing – has gone blonde for her latest character.

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Dirty Dancing legend Jennifer Gray looks unrecognizable as she transforms into a cult leader for a new role
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Jennifer rose to fame as “Baby” in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing[/caption]

Jennifer, 62, gave her fans a sneak peek into her new role on Instagram, as she transforms into cult leader Gwen Shamblin.

The Dirty Dancing actress channeled the Christian food guru, as she donned a long blonde wig, combed back in Gwen’s signature style.

Jennifer, who is known for sporting shorter curly brown locks, looked completely different in the hairpiece, as she pouted seriously for the camera.

The star took to Instagram with the photo, writing, “Call me Gwen”, as she teased the name of her new film, Starving for Salvation.

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Her fans quickly flooded the comments section to gloat over the incredible transformation — and share their excitement for the movie.

Among them was actor Michael J Fox, who wrote, “OK you have my full attention,” while NCIS star Sasha Alexander said, “AH-MA-azing.”

It comes days after Jennifer shared her first photo of herself backstage at work in her new role, as she donned a leopard print coat and a glamorous makeup palette.

“Until nothing good in Montreal,” she teased her fans.

Jennifer is set to play cult leader Gwen in Starving For Salvation, which takes a closer look at the food guru’s life.

He will delve into the past with the Remnant Fellowship megachurch in Tennessee and the plane crash that killed it last year.

Jennifer rose to fame in the 1980s when she found success in Dirty Dancing, alongside Hollywood legend Patrick, who died in 2009.

After the film, Jennifer’s acting career slowed in the 1990s, but she still had a few notable roles, including Rachel’s friend Mindy on Friends and a guest role on House.

She won the American series Dancing With The Stars in 2010, when she was associated with professional dancer Derek Hough.

She also replaced Len Goodman as a guest judge on Strictly.

These days, Jennifer doesn’t quite look like Francis “Baby” Houseman – after undergoing nose surgery in the 1990s.

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Jennifer credits the procedure with ruining her career, as it completely changed her face from her iconic role.

In 2012, she said of the operation: “I went into the operating room as a celebrity and came out anonymous.

“It was nose job from hell. I will always be that once-famous actress that no one recognizes because of nose surgery.

Dirty Dancing legend Jennifer Gray looks unrecognizable as she transforms into a cult leader for a new role
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The star transforms into Gwen Shamblin for a new role[/caption]

Dirty Dancing legend Jennifer Gray looks unrecognizable as she transforms into a cult leader for a new role
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The star admitted his nose job in the 1990s halted his career[/caption]

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