We love looking back at some of these throwback celebrity pictures!
Whether they were child stars who have grown-up out of the limelight, or famous faces who weren’t always so glam, it’s always interesting to see what becomes of A-list Hollywood actresses, award-winning singers and famous TV stars – and where they came from! Some celebs never go out of style, and their throwback celebrity pictures prove that age really is just a number! But some of these snaps are pictures the celebrities now would really rather forget!
Take a look at these throwback celebrity pictures of our favourite stars before a stylist got their hands on them! From Renee Zellweger’s drastic transformation, to a fresh-faced, tattoo-free Angelina Jolie, and a pre-instagram Kim Kardashian – these celebrities are unrecognisable from their younger selves in these throwback celebrity pictures!
We want to hear from you! Did you recognise those child stars from the 60s, 70s and 80s? Or did you think Nicole Kidman looked better before she had all that surgery? Let us know what you think in the comment section below, or on our Facebook page!
Grace Van Cutsem, flower girl at Kate and William’s wedding
During perhaps the biggest royal event of the past 10 years, who could forget the grumpy young girl who joined Kate and William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as they celebrated their wedding?
While people all around her were cheering and celebrating the marriage of one of the most beloved royal couples around, little Grace Van Custem – the three-year-old flower girl – looked like she’d rather be anywhere else.
Prince William’s goddaughter totally upstaged the regal bride and groom’s first kiss, covering her ears and putting on a scowling expression to show what she really thought of the noisy crowd!
Now nine years old, Grace is probably wondering why she caused such a fuss back in 2011. And we can’t believe who old the famous face now looks!
Grace’s mum – who runs a private club for children and their parents regularly posts snaps of her children to social media, and is constantly posting pictures of the famous flower girl now, hanging out with her mum or siblings.
Paul McCartney and his daughter Beatrice
You know what they say: like father like daughter! Never was there a truer saying for this latest snap of Sir Paul McCartney and his daughter Beatrice! The Beatles legend was snapped meeting the cast of musical Carousel in London with his teenage daughter Beatrice over the weekend.
Beatrice, now 13, is the daughter of Sir Paul and his ex-wife Heather Mills.
Beatrice is rarely seen in public, with both of her parents wanting to maintain her privacy and keep her out of the public eye.
During an interview, her mother Heather Mills said, “I rarely talk about my daughter. I’m really proud of the fact that I have kept her image protected.”
“She’s not mixing in celebrity lifestyles. She’s not out in public places.”
One of the last times Beatrice was papped with her famous father was in 2011 when she acted as a bridesmaid at Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding to Nancy Shevell.
Six years later and little Beatrice is looking all grown up – and more like her father than ever! Even down to rocking Paul’s signature Beatles-era quiff, the family resemblance between Beatrice and her dad was undeniable in the sweet snap posted by Carousel star, classical singer Katherine Jenkins.
Daniella shared this snap of instagram last week – and we think she looks fabulous! She’s come along way in the past few years and we’re glad to see her looking well. She captioned the photo: Message from Danniella Hello All, Well I’m feeling better and looking healthier amazing what facing your fears can do.. and my face is healing nicely too . Thanks for all your support ❤️ I’m getting daily reports sent through to me 💋💋#peoplechange #thewestbrook #thisgirlcan #my🌎 #marbslife
Rebecca joined Neighbours in 1992 as eight-year-old Hannah Martin – the only child of Philip and Julie Martin. After leaving the soap in 1999 she went on to appear in Coronation Street, perform with the British Shakespeare Company. Now 33 she works in Berlin as a producer for broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Credit: Rebecca Ritters facebook
Who remembers Bradley Branning from Eastenders? He was the school boy who won the heart of Stacey Slater (played by Lacey Turner) in the soap. Now in his late 20s, Charlie Clements (the actor who played Bradley) is almost unrecognisable from his days in the Square! The actor first re-appeared on Loose Women aged 28 to discuss his new drama, where he portrays Henry VIII, and twitter went into meltdown over his changed appearance!
Now 29, the actor jokingly took to twitter to share his latest look following his birthday. Captioning the latest snap Charlie wrote, “A year ago everyone was up in arms because I looked SO different at 28 to 18.. bet they didn’t expect this at 29! #actor #chameleon”
Do you think he looks that different?
Lisa Riley showed off this stunning picture of her svelte figure on Twitter as she revealed some ‘exciting’ news about her clothing range. Lisa has lost an incredible 11 stone since starting her weight loss journey, drooping from a size 30 to a size 14. Speaking to Woman magazine Lisa revealed that her new regime is all down to ‘no picking, no booze, and very minimal carbohydrates’. ‘That girl who had a big plate of pesto pasta with garlic bread on the side just doesn’t exist anymore,’ she added. Go Lisa!
Embeth Davidtz (a.ka. Miss Honey from ‘Matilda’!)
We all loved the 1996 hit film ‘Matilda’, and it was impossible not to fall for the sweet, brave and kind character ‘Miss Honey’ in the process! The character in the film, based on the popular book by Roald Dahl, was Matilda’s teacher, and eventually adopts the little girl at the end of the film, giving her the life she wished for. Miss Honey was played by actress Embeth Davidtz, who was 31 at the time. Not to make you feel old, but as Matilda came out 20 years ago now (OMG!), Embeth Davidtz is now 50 – but she’s still looking fabulous! Don’t you think?
Harrison Ford first caught our eye back in the 80s when he played handsome rogue Indiana Jones in the popular adventure films. Fast forward over 30 years later and Ford, now 73, is getting ready to play Indiana Jones one final time – his fifth turn as the temple raiding character! Harrison certainly looks a lot different these days, with his long bushy beard and grey hair, but we’re sure he’ll still be as charming as ever in the role!
Aussie actress Nicole first stepped into the limelight in teen caper film ‘BMX Bandits’. At age just 16, her natural redheaded curls and bright smile caught the attention of Hollywood. Now aged 49, residing back in her homeland of Oz and happily married to Keith Urban, Nicole looks virtually unrecognisable from her start in the film-biz, as she celebrates working in film for over 30 years!
Saved By The Bell’s Zack Morris was the ultimate 90s crush with a cheeky smile, twinkle in his eye and floppy (bottle) blonde locks. But decades later, we barely recognise him! Bearded and brooding, these latest red carpet snaps of the 42-year-old actor show how much he’s changed since his days at Bayside High. Mark-Paul is currently working on a new Fox series called Pitch , which tells the story of a female pitcher trying to make it to the major league.
Christina’s look has evolved considerably since her crop-top wearing Genie in a Bottle days, but this might be her most dramatic transformation yet! The star showed off her new ‘do at the Hillary Clinton: She’s With Us concert held at The Greek Theatre on Monday night in Los Angeles. Christina teamed her new look with a bold lip and cat eye flicks. Jessica Rabbit – you have a new rival!
The Ugly Naked Guy from Friends
Throughout the whole 10 series of Friends, one character was always there in the background, never quite reaching the limelight (or putting on any clothes either!) Poor Ugly Naked Guy. He was merely a running joke for the likes of Joey and Chandler, with his true identity never revealed. Until now! After a year-long investigation, a journalist at the Huffington Post has tracked down the actor who played UNG. Jon Haugan is the man behind the, er, nakedness, and he certainly has no regrets about his time on the show. He said: “I wasn’t really expecting them to call me back for me to do it again…it was the best time in my life…I was the man…”
Fans were left shocked after Lil Kim recently posted a series of selfies where she is barely recognisable. The photos show her with peroxide blonde hair, pouting pink lips and a much paler skin tone than her natural complexion.
Fans took to twitter to voice their concerns. “It’s really so sad that Lil Kim didn’t realize how beautiful she was without all of the surgery & bleaching,” one tweeter remarked.
“Lil Kim needs love, support, understanding,” another urged. “Not shame & judgement.”
Actress Drew Barrymore shared this sweet throwback snap of herself back in the days when she first became famous following her role in E.T!
She captioned the photo:
drewbarrymore#happyinternationalwomensday … You never know who you will become, but I like being silly! And loving as much as I can possibly love! And I love all things girl! Forever and always! #girlsrule #womenrule
Singer and Strictly star Frankie Bridge has come a long way since her start in showbiz aged just 12!
Frankie joined the girl group ‘The Saturdays’ as a fresh faced 18-year-old. She rose to fame with the band, and then appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. Frankie appeared with a completely new look on the red carpet in October 2015, ditching her short cropped locks and going for a darker ‘do, following the birth of her second son with husband Wayne Bridge.
Myleene Klass, 35, was just starting out in Hearsay when this snap was taken! She was even working her trademark hair back then
She still doesn’t look a day over 21! Kylie is at her best with subtle make up and beachy waves!
First making her mark in the world of TV, Fearne Cotton, 32, looked cute as a button with her rosy cheeks and bunches
Victoria Beckham, 39, looked so different in the days before she had hair styles named in her honour!
It’s safe to say that Holly is working a bolder look these days! We love her bright blonde hair and fuchsia pink lippy
We hardly recognised Holly Willoughby, 32, here! This snap of her as a brunette was taken back in 1999