Age is a funny thing because it does the same thing to every person (make them old) but then there are times when it spares some people the humiliation of looking horrible in their maturity. However, this post is about those celebrities in which time was just downright cruel! It’s hard to be young and pretty when you know that you are just going to be made fun of when you’re old and ugly.
I guess that’s just part of being famous too. The world won’t let a minute go by without reminding you if you are worthy of the public’s attention or not. In this case, we are not shining a happy light upon you and for that, I am truly sorry. Hopefully, some of us get to grow up to simply be sweet and elderly. That works just fine for me. It would be nice to not have to look like any of these people during my middle or golden years:
However, to those celebs who are reading this. . . we do hope that you understand that we know you are only human and therefore, this is no reflection on how we feel about you personally. . . Let’s just hope that none of you on this list are reading it and getting mad because nobody wants to make it onto a list like this! But it is fun for us common folks to check this out because we like to know that nobody’s perfect:
1. Matthew Perry.
Matthew Perry is best known for playing the role of Chandler in the hit sitcom Friends. Everyone who loved Friends probably loved Chandler and even though he wasn’t the cool or smart one, he was definitely the funniest & the nicest. He was loveable and things ended very well for Chandler when her married Monica, the love of his life.
However, things didn’t run as smoothly for Matthew in real life. He might have been very rich but he definitely didn’t have a perfect life. After getting injured in a jetski accident in 1997, his doctor prescribed him Vicodin, ut when the pain stopped, Matthew continued to take the painkillers and got heavily addicted to them. He then developed a problem with alcohol which is the reason his weight fluctuated so much throughout different seasons of Friends. He told the BBC that he has no recollection of three seasons of Friends because of his addictions and although he was never high or drunk on set, he was constantly hungover.
He has gone on to help others with their addictions and founded his own rehab centre called The Perry House which has since shut down.
2. Steven Seagal.
Seagal is known as a hard-man film star who appeared in movies like Under Seige and Hard to Kill. He was a leather jacket wearing, ass-kicking maverick who’s new role seems to be defending President Vladamir Putin.
We pretty much grew up watching his movies (with my parents) because it was the kind of action and adventure that the whole family could watch. He was just so cool! Now, we can see that he’s desperately trying to hold onto his young image. I mean, look at all that black hair dye! He even appears to have it coating his facial hair.
The 65-year-old actor holds America, Russian and Serbian citizenship and spends most of his time working as an environmental and animal rights activist.
In January of 2018, actress Rachel Grant made a sexual assault allegation against Seagal from 2002.
3. John Travolta.
The American actor first appeared on our screens back in the 70s when he starred in the television series Welcome Back, Kotter. He went on to star in Saturday Night Fever and Grease but his acting career declined in the 80s.
He enjoyed a resurgence in the 90s and 00s when he starred in Pulp Fiction, Swordfish, Wild Hogs and Hairspray. He was just so beautiful! Even for a man an his eyes sparkled like a deep blue ocean!
Well, he’s not the same young man that he used to be but we all know that he has weathered some tough times in his life. Overall, I think he’s doing well for his age. I just feel like everyone in Hollywood is pressured into looking young forever when it just looks creepy when you really try to do this.
Travolta’s son, Jett, sadly passed away during their Christmas vacation in 2009 from a seizure. Travolta credited his family and Scientology with helping him get over the death of his son. He’s been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975, however, former Church of Scientology executive director William Franks alleged Travolta was wary about leaving the church because he feared they would publish detailed revelations of his private “homosexual life”
4. Brendan Fraser.
Brendan Fraser was a leading man in the 90s and 00s with his good looks and willingness to do stunts getting him job after job.
He starred alongside Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled in 2000 and starred in The Mummy movies in the early 00s.
However, his acting career went on a decline not long after the third Mummy film came out and he is nowhere near as well-known as he once was. One of the factors that contributed to this was an encounter he had with Zach Baron in 2003.
Berk reached out to shake his hand, Fraser says, and then groped him: “His left-hand reaches around, grabs my ass cheek, and one of his fingers touches me in the taint,” Fraser tells Baron. “And he starts moving it around.”
5. Janet Jackson.
Jackson has had an incredibly successful career and has sold over 100 million records making her one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music.
She’s also one of the most awarded artists of the past 25 years and has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.
Janet Jackson gave birth to her first child last year at the age of 50 and divorced from her husband in at the end of last year.
6. Kevin Federline.
The wannabe rapper shares custody of his two sons Jayden, 10 and Preston, 11 with his ex-wife Britney Spears and reportedly gets along very well with her.
However, it was recently reported that he has requested more child support money from Britney.
“Kevin is trying to voluntarily revisit a modification of the existing child support number, given that the kids are older and the financial circumstances of the parties are significantly different than when the child support was originally resolved,” a source shared with E! News. “A letter asking to meet and confer on the issue was sent to Britney’s representative on Thursday.”
7. Val Kilmer.
Val is no longer the screen god he was in 80s and 90s movies like Top Gun, The Doors and Batman Forever and has struggled with a two year battle against throat cancer.
After having chemo and a procedure on his trachea which has reduced his voice to rasp, life has taken its toll on Val, 57.
In a more recent interview, he revealed he likes to keep things light.
“I was too serious,” he admits of his movie-star moment. “I’d get upset when things like Oscars and recognition failed to come my way.”
8. Rob Kardashian.
The reclusive sock designer has struggled with his weight for the past few years. The 30-year-old was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes last December and has found it difficult to get motivated despite having a family fitness coach.
After splitting with long-term girlfriend Adrienne Bailon, he’s not had much luck with women after being cheated on by Rita Ora. He now co-raises his daughter Dream who he had with former fiancée Blac Chyna.
9. Renee Zellweger.
If you rewind back to 2001, Renee looked very different. Sure it was 17 years ago, but all of a sudden he nose was thinner, her lips are fuller, her cheeks are bolder and her forehead looks younger. Everyone was asking themselves the same question in 2014 “What has she done?”
She did look a little more like Renée when she starred in Bridget Jones’ baby in 2016. When quizzed about her appearance, Zellweger responded, “Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I’m happy.”
10. Mickey Rourke.
During the 80s, Rourke starred in a number of hit movies and received critical praise for his work. He left his career in the early 90s to become a professional boxer before retiring 3 years later.
He starred in films like The Rainmaker and Buffalo ’66 in the 90s but work slowed down for him a little during this time.
He has since appeared in Iron Man 2 and The Expendables.
11. Pamela Anderson.
Probably best-known for her slow-mo running down the beach and unlucky love life. She rose to fame after becoming a playmate but now works as an activist for environmental and animal rights activist.
She made a brief return to her Baywatch roots in the 2017 movie and has appeared on UK show Loose Women before being interview by Piers Morgan on one of his episodes of Life Stories.
Rumours went around that she was dating WikiLeaks founder Jullian Assange as well as Russian president Vladimir Putin….
The 59-year-old is without a doubt the best-selling female recording artist of all time. She not only topped the charts, she became a successful and recognised actress before founding her own entertainment company ‘Maverick’.
She’s ventured into fashion design, writing, health clubs and filmmaking as well as contributing to various charities and founding Raising Malawi.
13. LaToya Jackson.
Jackson’s recording career started to decline in the 90s as a result of her controversial marriage to entertainment manager Jack Gordon whom she was allegedly forced to marry against her will.
After divorcing him in 1997, Jackson made a comeback in the 00s and she appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2011.
She’s since starred in her own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Life with La Toya, which aired for 2 seasons.
14. Keith Richards.
The 74-year-old musical legend is best known for being the guitarist and founding member of the Rolling Stones. He’d been tried on several drug-related charges in the late 60s and 70s and served a three-month sentence in prison.
Over the years he’s been charged with a number of different offences, including reckless driving.
He now lives a quieter life with his wife of 34 years. He has two children from his first partner and two from his current wife. Talking about his past image, he said “like a long shadow … Even though that was nearly twenty years ago, you cannot convince some people that I’m not a mad drug addict.”
15. Brigitte Bardot.
Brigitte Bardot is without a doubt one of international cinema’s best-known sex symbols. She starred in hot movies like And God Created Women, La Vérité and Le Mépris.
She retired in 1973 after a 20 year career and has since been active in animal welfare issues as well as being an outspoken supporter of the National Front.
What you might not have known about this lady, is that she’s been convicted 5 times in French courts for racial hatred offences, paying several fines. Oh and she also expressed her distaste for women in the film industry who complain about sexual harassment.
16. Johnny Depp.
Depp is regarded as one of the world’s biggest film stars and has gained praise over the years for his portrayals in movies like Donnie Brasco and Finding Neverland.
It has been widely reported that Depp has been suffering from an alcohol problem for a number of years now.
17. Geena Davis
18. Mark Hamill
19. Dolly Parton
20. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood first achieved success in the Western TV series Rawhide and continued to venture into the Western series’ in the 60s.
In the 70s and 80s Eastwood appeared in the five Dirty Harry movies as antihero cop Harry Callahan which, along with his Wester roles, made him a cultural icon of masculinity.
Now aged 87, the American actor focus mainly on directing films. Is there anything he can’t do?
You often find yourself wondering what certain celebs looked like when they were younger. Did they always look so flawless? Or did some of them go through that ‘awkward’ teenage stage like we all did?
There are a lot of photos of celebs when they were kids on the internet but photos of when they were teenagers are a little rarer.
We’ve found 25 photos of celebs who have posted these photos of themselves. Some look almost unrecognisable and some you’ll recognise straight away.
1. Naomi Campbell.
Naomi Campbell was scouted in London when she was walking to school one morning as a young teenager. She went on to become one of the most famous supermodels in the world, if not of all time.
2. Amy Winehouse.
This was Amy Winehouse before she took the world by storm with her beautifully unique voice. Any guesses how old she was here? She was so pretty! RIP ❤
3. Angelina Jolie.
Good lucks run in this family. Angelina doesn’t look much different, does she? And neither does her brother actually.
4. Kim & Kourtney Kardashian.
I think you can recognise them almost straight away. We see their faces on a daily basis and even though they might have had a bit (maybe a lot) of work done, they don’t look unrecognisable.
5. Vin Diesel.
I don’t know about you but young Vin Diesel looks like Drake. That’s who I thought it was at first anyway!
The Fast & Furious star looks a lot different as a teenager….and with hair! Loving the fro.
6. Audrey Hepburn.
She was a Hollywood icon and starred in films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s (in case you’re not a fan of old films, it was a BIG one). This Hollywood beauty was just 13-years-old when this picture was taken. How cute was she!
It looks like Shakira has always had a great head of hair. She’s rocked the brunette look as a teenager before she became one of Columbia’s most famous artists. Did you recognise her?
8. Colin Farrell.
Colin Farrell, the bad boy of Hollywood, doesn’t look much different if you ask me. I guess the ageing genes in that family are pretty strong.
This is teenage Madonna and this picture just proves how style from back in the day has returned in more recent years. She looks a bit like Miley Cyrus on this photo, don;t you think? Maybe that’s where Cyrus got her poses from?
10. Helena Bonham Carter.
If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter films then you’ll probably recognise who this is straight away. Helena Bonham Carter still has the same style and image, even after all of these years.
Here’s a photo of a young Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z. Isn’t it crazy how much his daughter Blue Ivy looks like him here? She’s a ‘mini-me’ of him. I wonder if he had any idea of how successful he would become?
12. Queen Elizabeth II.
Our Lizzie looks beautiful, graceful and classy in this photo of her as a young woman. She might be in her 90s now but it’s safe to say she’s aged very well, hasn’t she!
13. Gwen Stefani.
Gwen found fame at a pretty young age and by her late teens, she was a 90s pop/rock sensation. She went on to become a world-famous singer and her success with band No Doubt has made her a bit of a 90s legend.
14. Natalie Portman.
Another star who found fame at a pretty young age was Natalie Portman. The Hollywood actress is best known for her role in the Star Wars prequel trilogy where she played Padmé Amidala in 1997 aged just 16.
15. Jennifer Lawrence.
She’s an easy one to recognise, she’s not really changed that much over the years and if anything she’s just got more beautiful. J Law is one of the most successful female actresses in Hollywood becoming the highest paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016.
16. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
I don’t know about you, but this one made me LOL. Look at the size of him, he’s always been a beast, hasn’t he! I wonder where his hair went? Either way, he’s aged very very well, extremely well in fact. I don’t see a wrinkle in sight!
17. Vanessa Paradis.
Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Vanessa Paradis definitely didn’t go through that awkward teenage phase by the looks of it.
18. Jodie Foster.
Jodie has been in the limelight since being a young girl and it doesn’t look like she’s changed all that much since the age of 15.
19. Hilary Clinton.
I wonder if Hillary ever imagined running for president when she was 20-years-old? Or if she thought she’d end up marrying a future president? She was beautiful!
20. Marilyn Monroe.
I know what you’re thinking. Who one earth is she? That isn’t Marilyn! Well, before she became a Hollywood icon, Marilyn had curly brown hair.
21. Kate Hudson.
This Hollywood actress looks like the carbon copy of her mum Goldie Hawn and she hasn’t aged a bit since this photo was taken when she was 20-years-old. Kate’s been in the spotlight since she was a young girl and has starred in a lot of Hollywood rom-coms.
22. Amy Adams.
We’re used to seeing her with dark red hair nowadays but I guess she’s a natural blonde!
23. Adam Levine.
Just like most of us, Adam went through that gawky ‘awkward’ phase before blossoming into a handsome Hollywood star. It makes me feel a little better to know that even Hollywood stars went through that teenage phase.
24. Katy Perry.
We’re so used to seeing Katy with black hair (occasionally brightly coloured) that this photo has completely thrown me off. This was Katy before she became a worldwide superstar.
25. Jennifer Lopez.
I don’t know about you but JLo looks older on this picture than she does now. How on earth has that happened? I wonder if she knew she was going to be a huge Hollywood singer/actress when this photo was taken? Look at her hair, it looks sooooo different!
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