Margot Robbie is unrecognizable as Tonya Harding

She's a beautiful blonde known for looking glamorous both on and off screen.

But Margot Robbie was barely recognizable as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the first full-length trailer for her forthcoming movie I, Tonya, which was released on Wednesday.

The actress, 27, was completely transformed as she portrayed the athlete, now 46, both as a young and older woman.

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Wildly different: Margot Robbie's natural beauty was downplayed so she could play disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tony, which released its first full-length trailer on Wednesday

Different faces: Margot Robbie's natural (left)  was downplayed so she could play disgraced skater Tonya Harding in I, Tony, which released irst full-length trailer on Wednesday

Based on unbelievable but true events, the film is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya  and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

Though Tonya was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was ruined by her association with an infamous attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. 

The 83-second trailer shows Tonya on the ice with quick cuts to her hard-drinking mother LaVona Golden, played by Allison Janney, and her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, played by Sebastian Stan.

A voice-over by Margot as Tonya intones: 'America, they want someone to love, they want someone to hate.

Getting her skates on: The 83-second clip starts with Tonya talking about her life before quick cutting to scenes of her competing

Getting her skates on: The 83-second clip starts with Tonya talking about her life before quick cutting to scenes of her competing

Life lessons: Young Tonya tries to make friends in the ice rink but her sharp-tongued mother LaVona Golden, played by Allison Janney, tells her to carry on practicing

Life lessons: Young Tonya tries to make friends in the ice rink but her sharp-tongued mother LaVona Golden, played by Allison Janney, tells her to carry on practicing

Getting to grips with her daughter: Allison, as LaVona, lays down the law

Getting to grips with her daughter: Allison, as LaVona, lays down the law

It paya off: LaVona's cruel and unusual training technique works and Tonya soon begins to win

It paya off: LaVona's cruel and unusual training technique works and Tonya soon begins to win

Compare the two: Tonya seen in 2009 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Margot at an event in Beverley Hills last month 

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