We always find ourselves wondering how our favorite celebrities looked like in their younger years. Did they look significantly different? Have they stayed the same? These are the questions we ponder…
It’s pretty normal for photos of celebs when they were kids to surface around the internet. It’s not unusual to see photos of, say, Drew Barrymore when she was a kid around the internet. But what about when these celebrities were a teenager? Those are a little rarer. Teenage years are the most awkward years in anyone’s life. That’s why celebs tend to keep it more behind the scenes…in most cases.
But luckily, we’ve found 24 celebs who have posted photos of themselves when they were teens. Some are pretty unrecognizable, while others you’ll recognize right away.
1. Let’s start with the first celeb. Any guesses who this might be? I’ll give you a hint, she’s become one of the most famous supermodels in the world. If you guessed Naomi Campbell, you’re right! Do you think she still looks the same? Some would say yes, while others would say she looks completely different. This one is a tricky one!
2. I’m sure this singer never thought she would be known by everyone around the world for her unique, soulful voice. I wonder if she was singing up a storm when she was that age. Any guesses who this might be? If you guessed Amy Winehouse, you couldn’t be more correct! She’s adorable!
3. Good looks run in this famous family. Look at the young girl on the left. She looks pretty familiar and some may say she hasn’t changed that much. I think most of us guessed that this is Angelina Jolie. Her brother even looks exactly like her…that is one good looking family!
4. Here’s a photo of young Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. A lot of us could recognize them right away considering we’ve seen their home videos on their social media and on their hit show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. Do you think they changed significantly or not? I think they look the same more or less!
5. Okay, this one is a trickier one. At first glance, I thought this was a young Drake. Then I did a double look and finally was able to guess it. I’ll give you a hint, he’s the star of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Yepp, that’s right. That’s a teenage Vin Diesel! Look at that gorgeous mane!
6. This is a Hollywood icon. Think of classic movies, like Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Any idea who this might be? If you are too young or not a fan of old movies, you might have difficulty guessing this one. Alright, I’ll reveal the answer. This is a 13-year-old Audrey Hepburn! She looked beautiful even at that age!
7. This is a teenage Shakira. It’s hard to believe that she had such dark hair when she was younger. She probably had no idea at that time that she would become one of the most famous Colombian artists when she’s older! Did you recognize her at all? The black hair throws us off!
8. Okay, this is Colin Farrell. You know, one of the most attractive “bad boys” actors in Hollywood. It’s crazy to see how much he hasn’t changed with age. This is him when he was a teen, and he still looks the same in his adult years. Guessing the aging genes in that family are pretty strong.
9. This is teenage Madonna. Check out her outfit and her pose…kind of looks like Miley Cyrus, don’t you think. This photo really makes me realize how much the style from back in the day has returned in 2017. If this wasn’t an old photo of Madonna, I would think it’s just a photo of some teen from a couple of days ago. The 70’s/80’s style is making a comeback!
10. If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter films or anything to do with Tim Burton, you’ll guess who this is right away. Yepp, that is a young Helena Bonham Carter and her image spoke for her…even when she was a teenager. It’s crazy that even this photo looks like a scene from a Tim Burton film!
11. This is a young photo of Shawn Carter, now more famously known as Jay-Z. Now that he has kids, it’s crazy how much his daughter Blue Ivy looks like him. Wonder if he had any idea at that age that he would become a hugely successful music icon and marry Beyonce?
12. Hmmm, I wonder who this is? Is it an actress? Singer? Writer? Nope! This is a teen photo of the one and only Queen Elizabeth II. She still looks just as beautiful, graceful and classy as she does today. Though she is 91 now, I have to say this one was pretty simple to recognize. She definitely has aged quite beautifully, don’t you think?
13. We all know Gewn Stefani got her fame at a pretty early age, her late teen years to be exact. Well, here’s a photo of Gwen in her early teen years. Looks like she was already pursuing her dreams of becoming a well-known singer. Wonder if she was already performing with her band No Doubt. Do you think she looks the same more or less? I sure do!
14. If you didn’t know about Gwen Stefani from back in the day, you for sure knew about this gorgeous actress. We all know that Natalie Portman got her fame pretty early on. But I just couldn’t resist posting another photo of this gorgeous Hollywood actress. She doesn’t only have talent, but she’s a smart cookie as well. True beauty.
15. Okay, this one just might be the easiest one to recognize. That is a young-teen Jennifer Lawrence. Some people look the same throughout the years. She definitely has gotten more and more gorgeous as she gets older, but she looked beautiful when she was a teen. Lucky…very lucky.
16. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson…this was a pretty easy one. He’s aged pretty well too, in my opinion. But look at that head of hair….wonder when he decided to shave it all off? Regardless, he looked like he wrestled on a regular basis when he was young. Wonder if he already considered acting in his teenage years, or sports was always on the agenda!
17. I don’t think there are many models who went through an “awkward” phase when they were teens. I’m sure most of us had the acne, braces, bad hair phase and it mostly happened when we were 13-18. But check out Vanessa Paradis…Johnny Depp’s ex-wife. She looks absolutely gorgeous.
18. Silence of the Lambs is perhaps one of my all-time favorite films. But as much as I loved Jodie Foster in it, I would have never guessed that this photo is the actress when she was just 15 years old. She started out in Hollywood at a fairly young age, but I don’t think she’s changed TOO much.
19. I wonder if 20-year-old Hillary Clinton had any idea that she would be running for the presidency in 40 years…never mind if she had a dream of marrying a future president. She almost looks unrecognizable with her long, wavy hair! She looks stunning!
20. You are probably staring at this photo and thinking- who on earth is this woman from the 50’s (maybe?). Well, keep guessing. Which famous icon do you know has curly, brown hair and bright red lips? Okay, this isn’t fair. This is Marilyn Monroe…before she became a blonde bombshell!
21. This is a 20-year-old Kate Hudson. Honestly, like mother like daughter. This gorgeous actress looks like a carbon copy of her famous mother Goldie Hawn. She hasn’t aged a bit. Her famous family has been in the spotlight since Kate has been a young girl. That family has some incredible genes.
22. Is that Amy Adams? Yes, it is! Today we know the actress mostly as a dark redhead in her amazing movie roles. I would have never guessed that she’s actually a natural blonde! Regardless what hair color she has, she still looks beautiful and young. She looks like she was born to work in Hollywood!
23. Okay, not going to lie but it’s nice to see some celebs who went through an acne phase in their high school days. Check out this famous singer in his teenage years. Any guesses who this might be? Yepp, that’s Adam Levine from Maroon 5! Sorry Adam, you definitely went through an “awkward” phase just like the rest of us. It worked out in the end though…that’s for sure.
24. Not seeing celebs in the hair color we are used to seeing them completely throws us off. This is another perfect example of that. Who do you think this is? I’ll give you one guess…she’s now a pretty famous singer. Oh, she always is mostly known for her dark, black hair. If you guessed Katy Perry, you are 100% correct!