Sam Smith has undergone a dramatic transformation during his time away from the limelight...
Can you believe some of these shocking celebrity transformations?!
For Hollywood’s A-listers, going through extreme makeovers for a big movie role is all just part of the 9-to-5, but not all of these shock celebrity transformations were scripted…
From Emma Thompson to Katie Price, these celebrity transformations are truly shocking! Can you even recognise all of these well-known names?
Can you spot the star behind all the stage hair and make-up or before they were famous? Let us know on our Facebook page!
From film roles that required a dramatic physical transformation for the stars, to outrageous fashion mistakes at the start of their careers, we take a look at how some of our favourite stars have transformed themselves. Some of them are barely recognisable!
Chart topper Sam Smith looked a shadow of his former self as he stepped out for a private viewing of David Bowie’s personal art collection. The 25-year-old previously revealed that nutritional therapist Amelia Freer helped him to lose more than a stone in just two weeks. Writing on Instagram at the time he said: “Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in two weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food.
“Everyone go check out her incredible book, and start to live healthy.
“It’s not even about weight loss it’s about feeling happy in yourself.
“Love you Amelia & thank you for making me feel so happy inside and out.”
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Fans have been absolutely stunned after TV star Scarlett Moffatt shared a photo of what she used to look like before she was famous.
The down-to-earth County Durham-born beauty posted a snap to her social media accounts with the caption “I went to uni at a time when there was no filters & clearly no decent eyebrow utensils.”
Taking to Instagram, the 27-year-old playfully poked fun at how she used to look before she found fame on TV shows like ‘GoggleBox’ and ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’. Since winning the show and being crowned ‘Queen of the Jungle’, Scarlett has looked better than ever, maintaining a healthy weight, and reaping the benefits of having a professional hair and make-up team on-hand for her numerous TV appearances.
Credit: @Scarlett_Moffatt Instagram
Actress Kate Hudson has always had gorgeous long blonde locks, but her signature style is now long gone! The 38-year-old star has shaved her head for a new role – reportedly a part in a musical directed by ‘Chandelier’ singer Sia.
Although there are no more details about Hudson’s new project – or her buzz cut – it’s safe to say she’s still looking as gorgeous as ever!
Credit: @katehudson Instagram
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown has sparked fear in fans after her recent dramatic weight loss was revealed on the red carpet this week. Looking impossibly small in a skin-tight, bright pink PVC-look dress, the singer showed off her tiny waist and disappearing figure at an event for US TV show America’s got Talent.
The 42-year-old is currently embroiled in legal proceedings following her messy split from husband Stephen Belafonte. Some are speculating that the divorce drama could be the cause behind Melanie’s ever-shrinking frame.
Martine Mccutcheon has divided fans with a recent instagram snap of her new temporary hair colour – green! The mum-of-one uploaded the picture on to social media with the caption:
“Being trendy Wendy mummy today with a spray in green/grey hair colour! It brushes out so it’s all the fun without the commitment! Rafferty loved helping mummy do it too… green spray everywhere! 😂”
Despite the fact that Martine was just trying out the trend, some of her fans were shocked at her transformation, and pleaded with the singer to remove the new hue right away. “Wash it out it looks rank!!” one of her followers commented, while another simply wrote “NO!!!!!!!”. However, the critics seemed to be outnumbered by fans of Martine’s new hue!
“It actually really suits you @martinemccutcheon 💕 so beautiful” wrote one fan, while another agreed “Waaao deliciuos!💚💚”
What do you think?
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Loose Women panelist Nadia Sawalha shocked viewers when she appeared on the show with an entirely different look! Ditching her classic curls for a new sleek, straight hairstyle, the 52-year-old received heaps of praise from fans who loved her new look. However, the mum and TV star wasn’t so sure about the style!
Nadia straightened her curls as part of a segment on the ITV daytime show titled: “Do we all need to step out of our style rut?”
So the new style was just an experiment, and by the sounds of it, Nadia won’t be giving it a go again any time soon!
“I’m SO out of my comfort zone with my hair like this!” Nadia confessed.
A red carpet regular, it’s not often that we see David Beckham looking anything short of perfectly polished. Perfect teeth and carefully coiffed hair completed with a healthy glow make up the classic DB look. However, the star shared a rather shocking instagram recently that sparked concern with his fans. With a gnarly looking scar running down the side of his face and badly maintained teeth, Becks was a far cry from his usual pristine appearance.
But, fear not Beckham fans! This shock celebrity transformation is only temporary. The former footie star and charity ambassador was just helping out his mate, film director (and Madonna’s former husband) Guy Ritchie. The pair are good pals, and David is known to often make appearances in Guy’s films as an extra or background part. David’s shock transformation was for Ritchie’s latest film, ‘Kind Arthur’.
We think we prefer David’s usual look, don’t you?!
Kristin Scott Thomas
The usually demure and elegant actress Kristin Scott Thomas was virtually unrecognisable last night on the red carpet! The ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ actress donned a printed jumpsuit with bright chunky accessories and a headscarf as well as sporting a bold red curly hairdo to attend The Naked Heart Foundation Fabulous Fund Fair at the Roundhouse in London. Although we can’t say we prefer the look on her, we love how much fun she is having dressing up for the occasion!
Dame Joan Collins made a bit of a departure from her usually glamourous look in this recent Instagram pic. The star revealed that her tea and slippers look was actually all in the name of her role as retirement home resident in a forthcoming film The Time Of Their Lives . Well that explains it!
Michelle Keegan shocked fans over the weekend by debuting a new blonde hairdo at the Wireless Festival. The actress captioned her Instagram snap with the words: “No filter just sunlight… #otherside”. While this sun-kissed look is the perfect choice for the summer season, Michelle has actually dyed her hair for her forthcoming role in an ITV drama about football legend Bobby Moore. We thinks she looks fab!
Meg Ryan was the star who shot to fame in the 80s and became the darling of Hollywood following films such as ‘When Harry Met Sally’. However, when the actress appeared at the TONY awards this weekend, she set tongues wagging for an entirely different reason. Despite the fact that Meg has previously dismissed rumours that she has had plastic surgery, her shock transformation at the awards show made fans question if the 54-year-old had actually gone under the knife.
Vicky Pattison has divided opinion with her new look! The former Georgie Shore star and fitness inspiration debuted a new look on the red carpet at the Soap Awards this weekend, as she ditched her cute dark crop for a longer caramel ‘do and heavy make-up. What do you think of her red carpet look? Did you like it?
Dazzling in a gorgeous gown on the Golden Globes red carpet, you’d be forgiven for thinking Felicity Huffman and the woman who played ‘Lynette’ in Desperate Housewives all those years ago were different people! Gone are Felicity’s signature blonde locks, as the actress looked fabulous with a glossy brunette ‘do.
Emma Thompson normally proves that age is just a number and looks radiant in her 50s, but the Love Actually actress has totally transformed herself for her latest role!
Award winning Thompson plays a 77 year old lady of the night in her most recent film ‘The Legend of Barney Thomson’. The normally glamorous celebrity revealed that it took three and a half hours in the make-up chair every single day in order to transform her into a character nearly two decades older than herself! There’s something a bit ‘Dot Cotton’ from Eastenders about her transformation – don’t you think?
The normally edgy, quirky, actress Tilda Swinton has completely transformed herself for her latest role!
Swapping her short, cropped platinum blonde haircut for a mid-length brown wig, and her naturally pale complexion for a spray tan, the actress is barely recognisable. We wonder how Tilda felt wearing so much make-up when she normally keeps her look so natural and make-up free (apart from red carpet events!)
Liam Neeson has been worrying friends, family and fans alike with these shocking photos of the normally happy, charismatic actor looking gaunt and frail.
A year makes a big difference, as in recent photos Liam appears to have aged and lost a concerning amount of weight. We’re hoping he feels back to his normal self again soon!
Back when she was ‘Posh Spice’ and one fifth of one of the most successful girl bands of all time, Victoria Beckham rocked a bright blonde crop, fake tan, and some interesting fashion choices.
Fast forward over a decade later and this posh pop princess has become a celebrated fashion designer and the talk of New York!
Batman actor and general all-round action man, Christian Bale hit the gym hard to train up for his role in the 2002 dystopian film ‘Equilibrium’.
However, in 2004, he went to a crazy extreme and lost 63 pounds for the thriller ‘The Machinist’. After filming, Bale then piled the pounds back on again in only 6 weeks for ‘Batman Begins’ – now that cannot be healthy!
Since appearing on our screens in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps in 2001, Sheridan Smith has always stood out for her fantastic performances.
Proving what a dedicated and talented actress she is, she stunned audiences with her moving and emotive performance as Lisa Lynch on BBC One, where she shaved her hair and plucked her eyebrows out for the role.
Katie Price started modelling at the young age of 16, and thanks to Page 3 became a household name. She’s come a long way since she walked the red carpet wearing skintight outfits, bottles of fake tan and bad hair extensions.
Here she is in one of her recent instagrams, looking super glam – she’s certainly learnt how to tone down the tan!
After her hit single ‘Baby One More Time’ in 1999, Britney Spears became an overnight success and a global pop superstar. However fame took it’s toll on the young singer, and after a spontaneous Vegas marriage that lasted 55 hours in 2004, and another failed marriage to the father of her two children, Britney had a break down in 2007 and shocked fans with the dramatic change in her appearance.
Daughter of one of the most famous (and notorious!) rockers of all time, Kelly Osbourne felt the need to live up to her eccentric family’s reputation.
But after a lengthy battle with her weight, and the chance to spread her wings and find her own feet in Hollywood, this troubled teen blossomed into a stylish siren with signature lilac locks – you go Kelly!
A born and raised California girl, Kim Kardashian began establishing herself as a celebrity when a reality show about her family – ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ – aired on TV in 2007.
Fast forward seven years later and this self-made celebrity had one of the most lavish and OTT weddings of the year to media loving American rapper Kanye West. Between them they have created an entire empire out of their fame, and always keeping an eye out for the opportunity to be the center of attention, Kim dyed her lovely long dark locks peroxide blonde for Paris Fashion Week in 2015.
Natalie Portman lost a whopping 20 pounds to play the role of ballerina ‘Nina’ in the Oscar winning film ‘Black Swan’.
Natalie trained for up to eight hours a day, six days a week, for months before they started filming to get her ballet technique up to scratch and to achieve a realistic dancer’s body.
When Anne Hathaway first hit Hollywood, she became known for her all-American-girl image and shiny brunette locks that might even make the Duchess of Cambridge jealous.
However, whilst filming Les Miserables in 2011, Anne bravely had all her hair cut off in one emotional take for the film, and promptly won an Oscar for her performance.