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Vanessa Hudgens Junior high: Before embarking on her wholesome "HSM" career, Vanessa Hudgens starred in some decidedly naughty film fare. Hudgens first film credit was 2003s Thirteen, a disturbing glimpse into the sex and drug-fueled lives of 13-year-old girls. High school: In 2006, Hudgens took on the role of East High student Gabriella Montez. Montez is not only gorgeous, but shes a star student, an amazing singer, an actress in school plays and a lifeguard. Oh yeah, and shes dating the captain of the basketball team. Post grad: In 2009, Hudgens is slated to appear in Bandslam, another music-driven comedy set in a high school. But according to Hudgens, the film which co-stars Lisa Kudrow is nothing like HSM. It's a little bit more rock and roll," Hudgens told MTV. "I get to play a character who's very different. She's a lot darker and more deadpan."
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