Last year, Bored Panda wrote about famous people who made it only after they hit 30. Naturally, we're not used to seeing these people when they were young adults, but it only makes us even more curious, because, well, haven't you ever wondered what Morgan Freeman looked like in his twenties? Because we sure did. Therefore, Bored Panda has made you a short list of people that we haven't seen as young adults and teenagers before. So scroll down below to vote for the ones that you like and that surprised you the most!

#1

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

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Francis
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5 months ago

she was and stil is beautiful

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#2

Ian Mckellen

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

Someone was definitely bringing sexy back...

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Helen Mirren

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Vic
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5 months ago

She looked pretty then, but she looks stunning now!

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#4

Morgan Freeman

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deanna woods
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5 months ago

He looks very handsome in his youth photo. Now, he just looks distinguished.

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Betty White

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

Betty White is a treasure!

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Angela Lansbury

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Deborah Brassfield
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5 months ago

holy crap she is butiful

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Colin Firth

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

The first time I had ever seen Colin Firth was when he was in 1984's "Another Country". It also featured Rupert Everett and Cary Elwes. We were all young and pretty back then, weren't we?

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Ralph Fiennes

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glowworm2
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5 months ago

Wow! Voldemort was sexy!

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#9

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

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deanna woods
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5 months ago

He actually had hair at a point in his life.

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Judi Dench

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Jasmine Walker
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5 months ago (edited)

That's Dame Judi Dench, and well deserved! She is so stunning!!

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#11

Meryl Streep

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Francis
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5 months ago

at first glance i thought it was her daughter in the pic on the right :D

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Julie Andrews

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Stephen Lyford
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5 months ago

Almost EVERYONE has seen Julie Andrews young....umm, "Sound of Music" or "Mary Poppins" anyone???

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#13

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

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Sarawyn
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5 months ago

He was so nice looking!

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#14

Christopher Walken

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Rench
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5 months ago

It kinda looks like someone used Photoshop to remove his wrinkles

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Hugh Laurie

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

In the UK, he was famous for his many comedic performances since back in the 80s.

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#16

Angela Bassett

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Logan Scaggs
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5 months ago

She was and always will be a QUEEN!

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#17

Samuel L. Jackson

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Jackie
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5 months ago

0-0 WOW Looks like a character from the Boondocks

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#18

Bill Murray

Bill Murray

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deanna woods
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5 months ago

Doesn't even look the same.

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Willem Dafoe

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C
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5 months ago

All I ever see is the Green Goblin> He was perfect for that role

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Bryan Cranston

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deanna woods
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5 months ago

He looks like he was probably just as funny when he was young as he is now.

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Ricky Gervais

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Francis
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5 months ago

i really don't know how to feel about this :D

Jill Pulcifer
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5 months ago

Don't over complicate it, he was a lovely young lady.

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BeenElle
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5 months ago

Very Bowie-esque

glowworm2
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5 months ago

He was actually part of new wave pop duo called Seona Dancing in the 80s. Hence, the strangely sexy picture.

Iggy
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5 months ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seona_Dancing

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April Simnel
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5 months ago

He was in a New Wave duo called Seona Dancing, and was trying very, very, very, VERY hard to sound like David Bowie. That said, he wasn't a bad singer at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuy1Z4wqQ4w

rockrolla
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4 months ago

They had a hit single in my country lol "More to lose" was no. 1 in the 80s

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deanna woods
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5 months ago

He kind of looks like Rudolph Valentino in his young picture.

Iris
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5 months ago

Ok, so if I take David Bowie and Clint Eastwood and mix them together I will get young(er) Ricky Gervais 😄

Just JoLynn
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4 months ago

I was thinking Bot George without the make-up.

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Yvonne Rochelle
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4 months ago

He had a very androgynous look in his youth.

Alexandra Hughes
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5 months ago

He was in a band in the '80's-Seona Dancing, tried to be New Wave. This looks like a publicity shot from that.

CbusResident
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5 months ago

When I discovered a little while back that young Gervais was a wannabe '80s pop star, and a bizarrely gorgeous one at that, I know longer knew what to make of anything.

Community Member
4 months ago

Ricky, we support your transgenderism.

Chris DiFonso
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5 months ago

With most of the others, I could tell who it is by looking at the young picture only. I didn't recognize Ricky from his young picture, and never would have been able to guess. Maybe it's the angle and the lighting in the young picture...

Julie Simmons
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4 months ago

He was pretty! What a beautiful face, when he was young.

Janet Cox
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4 months ago

The new Romantics look of the 80's...he was a pop sensation back then before he became a comedian.

Cliff Anderson
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4 months ago

He was actually the singer in a New Wave band

Tardis42
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4 months ago

Looks like he walked out of a Pet Shop Boys video.

Katie and Jared Coates
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5 months ago

Young Ricky hanging out with Boy George

Pretty Pangolin
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5 months ago

An ambiguously-gendered Tony Curtis. Would never have guessed Ricky Gervais.

Cristiana Stoian
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4 months ago

hahaha, I thought that was Celine Dion :O

Kim
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful!

rockrolla
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4 months ago

FACT: In the 80s, Ricky Gervais' band, Seonna Dancing, had a number 1 single in my country. The song was "More to Lose". yep.

Andii Doode
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4 months ago

Which country?

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fainasKeturatis
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4 months ago

and here I thought he earned his (mis)charming sense of humour overtime... I guess he was born with that talent.

Craptavaganza
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4 months ago

His younger version looks like he could be in an 80's New Wave/New Romantic band!

Diane Aguilar
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4 months ago

He was, and one with at least one huge hit in the Philippines!

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drarry
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4 months ago

is it just me or does his outfit in the second pic kinda look like padmé's in attack of the clones

KKpp
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4 months ago

He sure liked the pet shop boys

Kjorn
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5 months ago

looks like he was in the band tears for fears

TicTac
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5 months ago

Same.

C
Community Member
5 months ago

The roast king!

Stephen Olende
Community Member
3 months ago

He was a chart popstar type early on which didn't seem to be widely remembered a few years ago.

Kathleen Norvell
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3 months ago

Talk about androgenous.

Wanda Hardman
Community Member
3 months ago

Wonderful Ricky !

Jen Kauffman
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4 months ago

The young picture was the cover and is what made me click, to see who that was, because I was wracking my brain to try to figure out what woman possibly looked like that when she was younger. Not once did I think, "Oooooor.....it could be a guy!" LMAO!

Sandra Wood-Szauter
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4 months ago

OMG LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is crazy! what is he wearing?!

Johanne Trudeau
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4 months ago

Oh WOW!!!!

Jeff Requier
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like Culture Club

Mandy Johnson
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh!

European other
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4 months ago

Is that him ?!

Louise Plant
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4 months ago

Guessing he was in to the new romantic fashion

Ernesto Q
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4 months ago

Unrecognizable.

Michelle Chevalier
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4 months ago

Just a smidge of androgyny going on here

Vivi
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4 months ago

Is he wearing makeup?

Diane Aguilar
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4 months ago

It was the 1980s and he was in a pop group. What do you think?

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Kristine Phillips
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4 months ago

Wow what a cutie!

Karen Clawson
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4 months ago

Wow!!

Deborah Words
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4 months ago

How ...

Nina Pispala
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow! And he had/has a really good voice too. Fun 80's music. Never would have guessed!

Bears Kitten
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4 months ago

Um... Is anyone else troubled by this picture and they're not sure why?

Emma Blake
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4 months ago

thats some 80s man makeup for you.

Dar Numan
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4 months ago

uh... can I get your pronouns please?

Gigi Phoenix
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4 months ago

I legit expected the right one to be an AFAB person.

Lily Bernhardt-De Deus
Community Member
4 months ago

No way! Now I know why I adore him.

La Ana
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4 months ago

she's a lady oh oh oh

Susan Portanova
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4 months ago

Wow. Just....wow 🤷‍♂️

antinea
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4 months ago

The clothing and a bit of make-up around the eyes (he was in a band) , is what makes him look a bit androgynous...the face is masculine!

Id row
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4 months ago

I think he was going through an 80's Boy George phase.

Lisa Greene
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4 months ago

Whoa

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4 months ago

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Mim Greene
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4 months ago

OMG!!!!

Mi Cunha
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4 months ago

Oh man, he looked so gay! Not a bad thing, just saying :D

Christel Nellemann
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4 months ago

awww, 80'es androgyne life -angst and sadness, depressed about the worlds horrors. the EMO's of the past. he found his path by using that sharp mind and stinging wit to comedy <3

Douglas Campbell
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4 months ago

I thought it was a young Sara Gilbert.

Laura Martin
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4 months ago

Holy f—kballs, I would never have know it was him!

Molly Baumbarger
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4 months ago

OMG I thought this was a girl when I first saw it!

Lenee Smith
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4 months ago

I thought this was Rudolph Valentino!

Natasha Moore
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4 months ago

idk he looks like a girl

Tracy Schumacher
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4 months ago

Celine Dion? :)

Tracy Schumacher
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4 months ago

That's Celine Dion! LOL

Bill phillips
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4 months ago

This was a classic 80s band look. I know this. I'm 57 years old and I was in a pop band in the 1980s. My band was called The Private Eyes. Lol

AlexG
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4 months ago

??? really?

Kevin Davitt
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4 months ago

I guess I didn't realize he was gay.

Julia Hill
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4 months ago

Well that was a surprise. 😮

Jorunn Richardsen
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4 months ago

It`s The Depeche Mode, Ultravox, Simple Minds era...

Mikael Murstam
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4 months ago

he looks so feminine :P

Bluebell Rizzi
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4 months ago

Oh my god, he was gorgeous

Ryleigh
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4 months ago

Ricky!!!!! That can't be him!!!!!

brian flower
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4 months ago

I thought this was a woman in the thumbnail !

brian flower
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4 months ago

I thought this was a woman in the thumbnail !

Belinda Fitzgerald
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4 months ago

This is the best thing I've ever seen!!!

Erwin Dillinger
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4 months ago

That's kinda disturbing

Ian Dadswell
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4 months ago

Can't stand him

Ian Dadswell
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4 months ago

Ahole can't stand him

Craig McClung
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4 months ago

He was a beautiful woman!

Terry Gasca
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4 months ago

Who? ahh, whatever...

Judy Crozier
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4 months ago

don't forget the boy band influence....

Jenna McCoy
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4 months ago

O.O

Kai Wendorf
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4 months ago

OH MY GOODNESS!!!

Anne Copeland
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4 months ago

Yaas from.his music days!

Jennifer Asetta
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4 months ago

Damn

Martin Forbes
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4 months ago

Androgynous ?

Lorraine Emsley
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4 months ago

Looks. Like a young Romantic reminds me of Marc Almond think he looks pretty hip actually .

Leslie Parker
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4 months ago

I’m with Francis.

Linda Holland
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4 months ago

Early metro?

Dian Parama Kosala
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4 months ago

Elton?

Johnny Frostbite
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like Harry Houdini

Rhea Hambum
Community Member
5 months ago

So good. I hope someone pulls out my 90's "I want to be Kim Deal/Courtney Love" pics at my 50th!! From where you wanted to be To where you are.. Bitter sweet XX

NWB
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5 months ago

he had a music career and it is hilarious!

Annje Valdep
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4 months ago

Ricky Gervais is now a trans-man

Nicolae Crefelean
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4 months ago

I thought the young version was Scooter. :))

Granny
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4 months ago

He looks feminine

Kim
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4 months ago

And beautiful.

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Bonnie Osborne
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5 months ago

I thought it was Celine Dion

Ryo Bakura
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5 months ago

Ah. Seona Dancing. Those guys sucked.

Allan Hosmer
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4 months ago

It's like a big toe with a wig and too much makeup

Karen Lees
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4 months ago

Haha

Steve Cruz
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4 months ago

Ricky's always handing out jabs, here's mine: "When did he transition?"

Kathy Greear
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4 months ago

he was a she?

Sharon Vaughn
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4 months ago

He would have made a beautiful woman.

Kim
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4 months ago

Yes but he is also a beautiful man. Men can be feminine and beautiful.

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Stephanie Choice-Farkasdi
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4 months ago

Ricky looked like a girl back then, which means he could've gotten it!

Felicia Dale
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4 months ago

Wow. Weird...

RacconLifeGirlie
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4 months ago

i thought it was a girl

Lynne Stankard
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4 months ago

This one is very weird.

Betsy Steinhart
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4 months ago

WTF?

Ed Souza
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4 months ago

That photo looks strange... like his head is too big... Not a good photo.

Stephanie Davis Snow
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4 months ago

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He was a beautiful girl.

Kim
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4 months ago

No need to call a man a girl just because he’s feminine.

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4 months ago

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Looks like a girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim
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4 months ago

So what? Do you have a problem with it? Trash homophobic human scum.

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Amaranthim Talon
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4 months ago

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He looks like a girl-

Kim
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4 months ago

Sooo what if he does, Jesus Christ... 🥱

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4 months ago

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Looks like his younger sister

Barbara Stewart
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4 months ago

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Is it just me or does he look pretty feminine in the younger photo.

Pablo Simmo
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4 months ago

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He was very pretty woman

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4 months ago

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He looks like a girl when he was younger

Jenny Lorenz
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4 months ago

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He looks like a female on the right

Kim
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4 months ago

Being feminine doesn’t make you female. It takes more than that lol.

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5 months ago

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I simply cannot imagine what the purpose of that picture could have been!

glowworm2
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5 months ago

He used to be part of a new wave pop duo called Seona Dancing in the 80s. That's what's up with this picture.

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#22

Daniel Day Lewis

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Sardonic Scribe
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5 months ago

Ridiculously hot then & now.

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Idris Elba

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Sardonic Scribe
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5 months ago

He just gets better looking with age.

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Liam Neeson

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CherryAmy
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5 months ago

Did not really change a lot. The question now is: Does he still look young or did he always look old?

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Bill Nye

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Laura Maeflower
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5 months ago

Lol of course it's a picture with a microscope

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Jack Nicholson

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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5 months ago

He always looks sneaky.

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Charles Dance

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Matthew White
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5 months ago

Wait wasn't he benedict from Last Action Hero

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Martha Stewart

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Ben Steinberg
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5 months ago

In every other picture I can easily see the connection between the older and younger versions. I cannot, for the life of me see it here with Ms. Stewart.

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#29

Whoopi Goldberg

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Francis
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5 months ago

did she even age?

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Bernie Sanders

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Pretty Pangolin
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5 months ago

I had to LOL at the '60s pic - straight out of Central Casting! I'll vote for whoever our candidate ends up being, but Bernie's my first choice.

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Joe Biden

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Minnie-me
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4 months ago

oh hi Joe...

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Oprah Winfrey

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glowworm2
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5 months ago

Always pretty!

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Bette Midler

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Chris Watson
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5 months ago

Glad the googles went! She's aged beautifully

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Larry David

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deanna woods
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5 months ago

Only thing that changed was the hairline.

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Dr Phil

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Jim Kang
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5 months ago

Egotistical a-hole.

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