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The Final Fantasy 7 Remake Cast Is Gorgeous In Real Life

"Final Fantasy 7 Remake" features a cast of unusually attractive characters and, though they're not real, the thirst very much is. Some characters even comment on each other's appearances in the story, mentioning their level of attractiveness in canon too. The finely drawn visuals and slick animation give them an alluring half-realistic, half anime-inspired aesthetic that appeals to new and long-time fans alike.

Artists presumably draw characters to look good. And, because voice actors don't necessarily need to show their faces, it's surprising when they turn out to look just as good as the "FF7R" characters. That's right — a surprising chunk of these voice actors are also gorgeous in real life. Some of them act in live action movies and television shows, and you may not have even realized that you were familiar with their work outside of games. Alternatively, some regularly display their faces in self-produced content, like streams and cosplays.

So, in one way or another, their faces tend to matter, even if it's just for the sake of fan curiosity. Here's what these "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" cast members look like in real life.

Aerith Gainsborough - Briana White

Aerith Gainsborough, while "homely but cute" to a certain henchman, sends the slums into a frenzy when she cleans up for a party at Don Corneo's place. She makes an endearing impression on gaming audiences everywhere, much like Briana White entertains audiences in various forms of media. Her portrayal of Aerith is so compelling that it's hard to believe it's one of her first video game voice acting roles. 

White brings Aerith's bubbly, sweet persona to life in more than one way. She's pulled off more than one stunningly accurate Aerith cosplay — one in her regular outfit and another dolled up version in her signature red dress. For this second outfit, White went all-out, donning the crimson red mermaid dress she wears to visit Don Corneo, complete with ruffles and embellishments. She even wears her beige heels and wields Aerith's iconic folding chair.

White has appeared in a number of on-screen performances in film and commercials, with "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" being just two of her recent appearances. Aside from acting, she also enjoys content creation. SBack in 2015, way before she auditioned for Aerith, White actually started her own gaming channel, Strange Rebel Gaming.

Tifa Lockhart - Britt Baron

Tifa Lockhart comes across as a hidden gem in an otherwise nondescript slum. She's beautiful enough for her to make it into the terrifying Don Corneo's mansion on her own. Still, it's somehow not the kind of beauty that makes her vain. Much like the subversive Tifa, her real-life actress, Britt Baron, plays a range of characters on and off camera.

Some of her on-screen roles include Justine, a punk rock girl who likes to wrestle, from the Netflix series "GLOW." Valentine from "Into the Dark" lands on the opposite end of the spectrum as a pop star character in the center of a dark film. She's also made an impression as Stasia Cooper in the lighthearted romcom "The Thing About Harry." 

Aside from Tifa, Baron has voiced multiple characters in animated series and video games. Tifa is one of her most prominent roles, but gamers may recognize her from voicing minor characters in "Destiny 2," "Fallout 76," and "Halo 5."

Cloud Strife - Cody Christian

Fans joke that Cloud is a bit of a heartthrob, what with Tifa, Aerith, and Jessie all vying for his attention. However, his voice actor Cody Christian is actually a heartthrob in real life. 

Christian told Inverse in an interview that, because the original "Final Fantasy 7" came out when he was a toddler, he never actually played the games. He learned about the series from his older siblings, who were old enough to play them. Cloud may have put on a show with his over the top dress-up ploy at Corneo's mansion, but it's safe to say he's not much of an actor compared to his voiceover artist. Cloud is actually one of the few characters Christian has voiced, making him something of a newcomer to the voice acting world. Despite that, his performance earned him a nomination for Best Performer in a Leading Role at the BAFTA awards.

Christian mostly acts on screen in films and television series. In addition to Cloud, he's played two other well-known heartthrobs: Theo Raeken from "Teen Wolf" and Mike Montgomery from "Pretty Little Liars." He also enjoys sports in his spare time, which helps in his career more than one would think. His physical fitness and sports knowledge especially came in handy for his role as Asher Adams in "All American," a television sports drama. He has also signed on to play one-armed MMA fighter Nick Newell in the upcoming live-action film "Notorious Nick."

Jessie Rasberry - Erica Lindbeck

Jessie has a backstory as an actress in "Final Fantasy 7 Remake," which might make Erica Lindbeck, who has an extensive acting resume, the perfect performer to bring her to life. Like Jessie, she has the ability to bring a certain kind of charm and confidence to the screen — partly because she's gorgeous.

Interestingly enough, Lindbeck expected a minor role when she signed on for the role of Jessie Rasberry. Learning she was a bigger role came as a surprise, but not an unwelcome one. In an interview with Inverse, she described Jessie as an "interesting foil to Tifa and Aerith," mainly because of how she unabashedly goes after what she wants. "There's no guessing with her," Lindbeck says of her character. 

She can voice a variety of personalities, from bold characters like Jessie to more timid ones like Futuba Sakura from "Persona 5." Other notable roles include Black Cat in "Marvel's Spider-Man," Katalina in "Granblue Fantasy: Versus," Cassie Cage in "Mortal Kombat 11," and Ritsuko Akagi in the 2019 re-dub of "Neon Genesis Evangelion."

Biggs - Gideon Emery

Biggs, while not as sought-after by the ladies as Cloud, radiates a charming, easygoing attitude. His light stubble, expressive brows, and single earring add to the appeal for those who love a slightly rugged look. Plus, he's a respected member of the community who thinks ahead. Basically, it makes sense that he was named the strategist in Barrett's Avalanche cell.  

Gideon Emery has been acting since the late 1990s, so it's no wonder how he had the experience to pull off such a complex and somewhat cerebral role. Most of his work has involved voiceovers for television, video games, and even audiobooks. However, he's also had a fair share of on-screen work. Most notably, he played "Teen Wolf" antagonist Deucalion in three seasons of the cult hit supernatural series. 

It's unclear if Emery will be returning to voice Biggs in "Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2," considering the uncertainty of Biggs' role in future installments.

Rufus Shinra - Josh Bowman

Rufus Shinra, son of the wealthy corporate overlord President Shinra, comes off as the typical rich-but-cruel pretty boy with his pale hair and angular features. Josh Bowman similarly has a face for film, and Shinra is subsequently one of the few voice roles he has ever recorded.

Bowman is mostly known for his on-camera roles on popular television shows, including his turn as Daniel Grayson in "Revenge," a drama based off the "Count of Monte Cristo." Grayson was the eldest son of a wealthy family, much like Shinra, though the two certainly differ in terms of personality. Bowman also played John Stevenson in "Time After Time," a sci-fi television drama about author H.G. Wells and his travels through time to stop serial killer Jack the Ripper.

Shinra didn't have much screen time in the first part of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake," but it's likely Bowman will return in the next installments to voice more scenes as the Shinra heir.

Scarlet - Erin Cottrell

Scarlet, the only female Shinra Company Executive, looks pretty gorgeous in game, what with her flashy red waistcoat-dress and incredibly stylish hairdo. Her voice actor, Erin Cottrell, doesn't have as much of a villainous vibe, but her face is probably instantly recognizable to audiences who love a bit of romance in their films.

Cottrell is best known for her role in the pioneer romance film series "Love Comes Softly." She plays Missie LaHaye, the female protagonist and woman in love, in five of the eight films. Playing a romantic lead typically requires a performer to look pretty put-together, as did her  minor role as the Delta Nu president in "Legally Blonde 2," which required the actor to look like a well-groomed sorority girl. 

Scarlet is one of Cottrell's few video game voice acting roles, but fans may also know her as Delilah Copperspoon in the first two games of the "Dishonored" franchise.

Madam M - Mallory Low

Mallory Low pulls off a convincing woman of taste as Madam M, the owner of a reputable massage parlor in the Wall Market district and member of Don Corneo's Trio. While she may not be as dramatic as Madam M, she certainly has the capacity to attract attention herself.

Low has a mix of voice acting and live action work on her resume, so fans have had plenty of opportunity to see her face in real life. In her youth, she appeared in a number of television series, including "Just for Kicks," "Lincoln Heights," and "The Secret Life of an American Teenager." More recently, she has played minor roles in television series like "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Versus."

Low also has a passion for music as a singer and songwriter. Her original song "So Beautiful" is one of her most popular music video uploads on her YouTube channel. Her channel also features a number of covers of hit songs, including "Gorilla" by Bruno Mars, "Your Body" by Christina Aguilera, and "Diamonds" by Rihanna. 

Yuffie Kisaragi - Suzie Yeung

Suzie Yeung is an up-and-coming voice actor in the anime and video game world. Most notably, she plays the energetic Yuffie Kisaragi in "Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade." Some fans might not know what she looks like, simply because she doesn't have a booming Instagram account or a Twitter timeline full of pictures. Even so, she still shows off tasteful selfies every now and then.

In an interview with TheGamer, Yeung explained what drew her to voicing Yuffie in the world of "Intergrade." She said of the Wutai ninja, "I tend to really enjoy characters who are spunky and very sassy, and she is all of that in a nice little package." While Yeung knew of the existing source material, she said that she didn't rely on it for her performance. She knew that, with the new chapter for "FF7R," she would need to delve into new territory never portrayed by any of Yuffie's previous voice actors.

Yeung has a growing resume in video games, including her portrayal of ice queen Eula from "Genshin Impact." She has also voiced numerous roles in popular anime like "Fruits Basket," "Sword Art Online," and "Attack on Titan."

Sonon Kusakabe - Aleks Le

Aleks Le plays Sonon Kusakabe, Yuffie's stoic companion and a new addition to the series in "Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade." While most of his professional work occurs at a microphone instead of in front of a camera, fans can find his face on Instagram, where he posts a fair amount of selfies.

Sonon is one of the most recent additions to Le's growing voice acting resume, which mostly includes roles in anime and video games. Some of his most popular voices include Zenitsu from "Demon Slayer," Kazuya from "Rent a Girlfriend," and Akira from "Astral Chain." In line with his love for anime, he posts the occasional cosplay on his Instagram. For example, he pulls off a pretty convincing Itadori Yuji from "Jujutsu Kaisen."

He also happens to have a sense of humor, which he showcases on his social media channels like YouTube. One of his most popular videos is titled "No, You're NOT a Gamer," in which he records a dramatic reading of an absurd Reddit post for laughs.