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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.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

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James Floyd
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Marilyn Monroe

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Anna Wolf
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To be honest I don't this grown-up photo of her, you can see the sadness in her eyes

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Jennifer Aniston

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Agata Kopff
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Hugh Grant

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Fatemeh
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Elizabeth Taylor

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Aunt Messy
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm assuming the early photo was from National Velvet. She didn't change a lot. Put makeup on her as a child, and they're virtually the same.

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Whoopi Goldberg

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Robyn Denton
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Eminem

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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