When we look at famous people, we sometimes forget that they aren't superhumans and that they actually stumbled through the awkwardness of childhood just like us at one point. Photos of our youth tell vivid stories of where we came from and provided a window into the styles and customs of a bygone era. Through these glimpses of young celebrities, we get an impression of how they lived and grew up before reaching the red carpet.

Funnily enough, they too did participate in awkward family photos and had the ugly duckling yearbook images taken at the gawky stages of puberty. Some of these now popular celebrities seem to have found the anti-aging elixir, while others changed almost beyond recognition. And we've gathered more than a hundred of these before and after celebrity photos, so proofs are aplenty.

Youth comes with its own unique beauty often depicted in awkward photos, but it's impossible to deny that just like a bottle of wine, some things (and people) genuinely do get better with age.

Try to spot your favorite famous celebrities, before they were famous below.

#1

Adele

Adele

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PinkFrost 2 years ago

They kinda have the same expression :D

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#2

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

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Sreejith 2 years ago

that look :D

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#3

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

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Grace Barclay 2 years ago

He is starting to look like his grandfather. Long face...

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#4

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Rosya Baby 2 years ago

that lips is natural

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#5

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Kevin Scanlon Report

James Floyd 2 years ago

You can tell the ones who were child actors (Gosling, DiCaprio, etc) cause their kid photos are headshots.

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#6

Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz

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#7

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

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Julemule 2 years ago

Aaaww, Doogie Howser

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#8

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Éva 2 years ago

You mean Wimbledon Tennismatch?

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#9

George Clooney

George Clooney

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Sreejith 2 years ago

Alsmost same face

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#10

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

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JAK 2 years ago

Oh, good god

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#11

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

Pretty little girl and one of the world's most beautiful women...

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#12

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

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Agata Kopff 2 years ago

At her child photo she looks like she's saying "Calm down, I got this!" :D

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#13

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

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Zoro 2 years ago

This guy is my hero.

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#14

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

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John L 2 years ago

He is definitely the winner in any staring contest.

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#15

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

The Real Brooke Shields Report

Hope Floats 2 years ago

So pretty...Both then and now.

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#16

John Travolta

John Travolta

Jason LaVeris Report

Fatemeh 2 years ago

So cute!With those Big eyes looks like an alien :D

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#17

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

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Rafael Tiba 2 years ago

I sometimes have troubles trying to picture her in a 21st century setting.

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#18

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Dave M. Benett Report

jacluckycat 2 years ago

I miss her voice she sang so beautifully

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#19

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Nathaniel Goldberg Report

Grace Barclay 2 years ago

The nose and the smile has not changed...

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#20

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

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Amy Carter 2 years ago

wow no difference, she just grew.

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#21

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

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Fatemeh 2 years ago

Recognizable as hell! :D he has always been so...hugh grant!

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#22

David Bowie

David Bowie

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Juan Alcorta 2 years ago

You could post it as Tilda Swinton and we wouldn´t the difference.

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#23

James Dean

James Dean

Richard C. Miller Report

Edyta Złotucha 2 years ago

Awww, that badass look

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#24

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Jason Kempin Report

Grace Barclay 2 years ago

The eyes and the smile no change

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#25

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

Such a beautiful woman...And as a young girl..

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#26

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Kevork Djansezian Report

Dana Nairn 2 years ago

Baby Meryl with a baby Jack!

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#27

Bjork

Bjork

Páll Stefánsson Report

Edyta Złotucha 2 years ago

I love the fact that she always had that creepy-cute look, even as a child

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#28

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg , David Shankbone Report

Robyn Denton 2 years ago

Wow! The little girl who played Delores as a child in Sister Act, REALLY resembled Whoopi as a child!

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#29

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Jon Kopaloff Report

Amanda Cariker 2 years ago

Chubby cheekers

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#30

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

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John L 2 years ago

Yep, she certainly is a lively thing, isn't she?

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#31

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

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Totally Magical Unicorn 2 years ago

Already got that side smile.

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#32

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

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Ross Skrzypczak 2 years ago

pair of round glasses and it's Harry Potter

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#33

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Michael Ochs Archives Report

Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

The childhood picture looks like a mugshot

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#34

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams

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Cat Meow 2 years ago

Baby Williams looks like he's planning something mischievous

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#35

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Kevin Mazur Report

Olivia Horner 2 years ago

If you look at her without makeup, she looks very similar to her child self.

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#36

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams

Frederick M. Brown Report

jbingham 2 years ago

She looks just like Grumpy Cat in her childhood picture!

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#37

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

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Amy Hedges 2 years ago

Her whole face smiles, always lover her.

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#38

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond

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Amanda Christy 2 years ago

Will?

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#39

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

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Amanda Cariker 2 years ago

Nah, he looks like a buddy doll before possessed by Chucky!

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#40

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

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Bunnies are better!! 2 years ago

Whoah!! Is it just the lighting or did his eyes change color?

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#41

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

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Cat Meow 2 years ago

She looks like she's a character on Little House on the Prairie

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#42

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Dominique Charriau Report

Amy Hedges 2 years ago

He probably killed at the middle school dances.

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#43

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

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Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

"There's a 30% chance it's already raining"

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#44

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

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Hayat Hasan 2 years ago

Aww 😍

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#45

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

amyschumer , Mike Windle Report

Amanda Codlin 2 years ago

Sooooooo cute! Love her

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#46

Rihanna

Rihanna

Bryan Bedder Report

Panda Man 2 years ago

She still has the same face

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#47

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Francois G. Durand Report

Merilyn Horton 2 years ago

Delightful

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#48

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

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Benny Lava 2 years ago

...next to his aunt.

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#49

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

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Fatemeh 2 years ago

Those eyes though 😶

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#50

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

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TC Meltem Karpat 2 years ago

I think she is the least resembling among all :)

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#51

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

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Edgar Lorencini 2 years ago

Dude... it's the same!! omg

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#52

Eminem

Eminem

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jbingham 2 years ago

He looks like that kid in school that would eat bugs on a dare... and probably just for fun.

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#53

Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller

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Julemule 2 years ago

His dad already looked like Arthur from King of Queens

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#54

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

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Robyn Denton 2 years ago

She was so gorgeous before she stuffed up her life...

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#55

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

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Teresa Brush 2 years ago

Such a sweet face when she was a little girl.

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#56

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

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Nikita Otto 2 years ago

A beautiful soul

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#57

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

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jbingham 2 years ago

And he hasn't aged (mentally) a single year between those pictures. <3 Jimmy

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#58

Madonna

Madonna

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Katie Smith 2 years ago

Her child shot looks exactly like her daughter Lourdess

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#59

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

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#60

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

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Robyn Denton 2 years ago

Pretty little girl, gorgeous woman

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#61

Lily Collins

Lily Collins

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Brigitte 2 years ago

She looked more like her dad when she was a baby.

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#62

Demi Moore

Demi Moore

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Edgar Lorencini 2 years ago

What? She used to be asian??

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#63

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

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Amy Hedges 2 years ago

She was an incredibly beautiful baby

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#64

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

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Csilla Szabadi 2 years ago

Wow. Beautiful in both.

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#65

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

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Tiny Dynamine 2 years ago

140 years later...

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#66

John Lennon

John Lennon

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María Paz Greene F 2 years ago

He looks so weird without the glasses!

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#67

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Steve Granitz Report

SusanS 2 years ago

Again, make-up!

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#68

David Beckham

David Beckham

Tom Bunning Report

Abhishek Banyal 2 years ago

What a handsome kid! Beckham rules!!

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#69

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

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Stille20 2 years ago

Wow, other than the sort of unique smile, I would never have guessed

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#70

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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Fatemeh 2 years ago

I'd like to have a few words with Puberty!

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#71

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

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Rafael Tiba 2 years ago

no matter how hard they try to portray her as a grown-up woman, she'll always have that 12-years-old face

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#72

David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer

Jeff Schear Report

Sreejith 2 years ago

Ross hairstyle back then :D

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#73

Beyonce

Beyonce

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Nomadographer 2 years ago

John Legend?

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#74

Elton John

Elton John

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Joe Dad 2 years ago

My favourite!

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#75

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Rosa Greyhound 2 years ago

Maybe this is me being dumb, but what is jade egg???

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#76

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Gregg DeGuire Report

Pudding 2 years ago

stunning jaw line :P

#77

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

Gary Gershoff Report

Cristi 2 years ago

She looked so much better as a kid

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#78

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

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jbingham 2 years ago

A little lighter hair and she could be a lookalike for one of the brothers in Hanson.

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#79

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias