When it comes to celebrities, we are used to seeing them in a special light. However, there comes a time when they just drop the image that we are used to and they end up looking totally different than they did just one short year ago. I guess time, even a short amount, can change everything.
Also, we often get caught up in watching the same TV shows or movies that they starred in years ago, without even realizing that time has passed and therefore, they are bound to change with it. For whatever reason, we are inclined to think of them in this timeless fashion and forget that they are actually humans who do tend to age and go through changes, even on a yearly basis.
However, what we don’t like to see is someone changing so drastically that we have to wonder what happened to them in order for them to give up the beauty and glamour that they once had. Perhaps they are tired of the spotlight and wish to live normal lives. Sometimes it has to do with their addiction to drugs and alcohol over the years which can certainly take its toll of the appearance. Also, there may be times that they are physically altering themselves for a specific role that they have in mind that they intend to play in the near future. Whatever the reason, we are sure to notice because it is much different than we are used to seeing when it comes to them.
Hopefully, it’s not due to the fact that they are trying to stay “young” looking but unfortunately, we know that they are often compelled to undergo intense procedures which will inevitably alter their appearance in time, no matter how much they wish that this wasn’t the case.
Now, let’s take a look at these celebs who have changed so drastically that we hardly even recognize them today:
1. Kate Hudson.
This is the glamorous woman that we are used to seeing. She made her first big splash as Penny Lane, the sweet, not-so-innocent girl next door who follows around her favorite band in Almost Famous. It was that Academy Award nominated role that first brought her to the attention of the public at large, and since then she has been a household name.
That name has also been synonymous with a sweet, easy smile and fantastic wavy, golden locks, reminiscent of her mother’s. Throughout films like How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Alex and Emma, and Raising Helen, her grace and charm have helped her to become one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies.
Kate is the daughter of Goldie Hawn, herself one of the most famous and beautiful leading ladies of her day. Goldie divorced Kate’s father, Bill Hudson, when their daughter was only 18 months old and Kate was raised by her mother and Kurt Russel, Goldie’s long-time partner. Kate has definitely followed in her mother’s footsteps and proven that talent and beauty run strong in the family. But recently, Kate has ditched one of her trademark features for a bold, and somewhat shocking, new look.
This is her today:
It seems as if she has decided to get rid of her beautiful hair. While the buzz cut seems to be a trend right now in Hollywood – with stars like Cara Delevingne and Kristen Stewart donning the clippers and going in close – Kate’s new look has a specific purpose. She’s set to star in the movie Sister, based on a short story by the singer Sia, and the role requires a close-cropped ‘do. In this case, her change in appearance is easily forgiven because we can appreciate the fact that she is willing to give up such conventional beauty trends in sacrifice for a greater cause. Hopefully, the role that she intends to play will grant her an accolade that is more endearing than a post or a picture of her beautiful hair and smile. So, good luck to her and we look forward to all that she has to offer.
2. Jonah Hill.
Later films like 21 Jump Street and The Watch cemented Jonah’s place as one of today’s most recognizable movie stars. But for the 2016 film War Dogs, Jonah was actually asked to gain weight. And he complied.
Later, he decided to let it all go!
His weight loss was easy.
3. Blake Lively.
But aside from the physical rigors of motherhood, Blake has also transformed herself for her on-screen roles as well. For the upcoming film Rhythm Section, Blake was willing to shear off those famous blonde locks and adopt a look we’re definitely not used to seeing.
The film is reportedly a revenge thriller. With Blake in the lead, opposite Jude Law, we’re excited to see what directions this new look takes her in.
4. Oliva Wilde.
She recently posted this pic of her on Instagram saying, “dark times call for dark hair.” Rumors have been circulating that she may be starring in the Broadway adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, and that the new ‘do may be related to the upcoming stage performance. But for the moment, we’re just excited to see her new look. Olivia is a stunner no matter what.
5. Cara Delevingne.
6. Selena Gomez.
Once best known as the long-timie girlfriend of Justin Bieber, Selena’s music and acting career has been expanding ever since she was a teen. She has a huge Instagram following in addition to her multitude of appearances onstage and on-screen.
7. Taylor Swift.
8. Kim Kardashian West.
At the moment it looks like going blonde is the new thing, because that’s exactly what Kim did as well. She says on Twitter on December 13, 2017, “spent the last few days bleaching my roots (we do it in stages, so it doesn’t break off) OMG 13 hours and still going. This blonde is very high maintenance. Love you @ChrisAppleton1 but getting over this. ” High maintenance it may be, but her fans are loving the look. Twitter erupted the way it does any time Kim… well, does anything at all, with a majority of the tweets mirroring the sentiment in this one: “It is worth it girl!!! I love the blond!!!”
9. Bella Thorn.
9. Emma Stone.
Well, get used to it, because it looks like the red is out, at least for a while. Like a lot of other stars on this list, Emma has recently ditched her natural color for a striking blonde. And, like others on this list, it works surprisingly well. Don’t worry – the red will certainly be back, but for the moment, is anyone really complaining?
10. Katie Holmes.
But, the outlying roles notwithstanding, we’ve rarely caught a glimpse of Katie looking too far removed from the demure teen on Dawson’s Creek. So it’s refreshing to see her sporting her new, super-short cut. While it’s tempting to think the change could be a sign of the new Katie after her split with ex-husband Tom Cruise, the timing doesn’t actually work out – the couple has been divorced for six years now, though it seems like only yesterday that Katie took Suri and left the Church of Scientology and her celebrity husband.
Her new style is actually part of her preparation for an upcoming film. “I’m getting ready to play a woman in a movie called The Doorman,” she explained. “She’s an ex-Marine, and she’s a warrior. I’m excited. I’m training. I’m sore!”
11. Emilia Clarke.
For the final season of Game of Thrones, however, she finally decided to dye her hair blonde rather than donning a wig for every shoot. “It was like, ‘Well, it’s now or never.'” she said of the changes. “So I did it and it’s cut time in the morning, so my 3 AM turned into 3.30 AM. I was like, ‘Why didn’t I do this eight years ago?’
12. Katy Perry.
It might seem a little hard to believe now, but music sensation Katy Perry actually started her singing career in her church choir. Before changing her name, she released the eponymous album Katy Hudson, a heavily religious mix of Christian rock with Gospel themes. And let’s be honest: She can definitely pull off the sweet churchgoer look if she wants to. In fact, when you think of Katy Perry, chances are you think of her looking like this, with her straight, dark hair and sweet smile.
13. Christina Aguilera.
She’s been criticized over recent years for not looking as glamorous as she has in the past, and for appearing to have had some touch-up work done by a plastic surgeon. It’s easy to forget that the super star is pushing 40, and age catches up with us all. Christina, though, isn’t done running.
Any criticism of the singer’s looks should be taken with a grain of salt. She recently did a photo shoot for Paper Magazine without any makeup. The close-up photos show her in all her natural glory, freckles and all. And while we can’t deny that she doesn’t quite look like the 20-something star who burst onto the scene in 1998, she’s still a beauty to behold, no matter her age.
14. Val Kilmer.
15. Britney Spears.
16. Mick Jagger.
17. Neil Young.
18. Goldie Hawn.
Goldie Hawn was one of the sexiest leading ladies of the 1960s and beyond, and it’s no surprise that she gave birth to one of today’s most beautiful actresses.
19. Macaulay Culkin.
20. Pam Anderson.
There might not have been a more prominent sex symbol in the 1990s than Pamela Anderson. The Baywatch babe was the fantasy of every teenage boy who watched her bouncing across the sand week after week.
She was the IT girl in the 80s and has managed to maintain a long career. Even decades past her prime, her name and sound are instantly recognizable. But she’s not the glamorous beauty she used to portray.
22. Ozzy Osbourne.
This rock n roll rebel went from being a cute, young man into a haggard, old beast! What went wrong here? Probably all of the drug use.