Age can have remarkable effects on our appearance. While that probably goes without saying, some of us 'late bloomers' are given a second genetic chance as our facial features and bodies change as a result of us starting to grow older--although it is not always a positive improvement. In this list, we've rounded up some of the most drastic photos of celebrities before back in the day, versus how they look today.
Leonardo DiCaprio sure has come a long way to being one of the most constantly praised actors around. Leo was the subject of many internet jokes about the fact that he seemed destined to constantly be snubbed for Academy Awards. Leo went on to break the cycle with his performance in the film The Revenant.
Zac Efron is an American actor and singer who was launched into stardom through his early role as the protagonist in the 'High School Musical' Disney series. Since then, this LA mega-hunk has gone on to star alongside De Niro in 'Dirty Grandpa' and The Rock in 'Baywatch.'
Harry Styles went from mischievous kid to disheveled boy band star. He rose to fame by being a member of the band One Direction where he released five albums. Since then, he signed a three album deal with his record label, and even starred in the major blockbuster film, Dunkirk.
Nicki Minaj has led an insanely successful career, and it all started from humble beginnings. The performance artist would go on to be the first female musician to ever be included by MTV on their 'Annual Hottest MC List' and she has been called one of the most influential people on Earth.
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey exploded onto the music scene, leaving no time to feel any 'summertime sadness.' Lana Del Rey (aka. Elizabeth Woolridge Grant) has worked as one of the most well-known female artists of our time through her work as a singer, songwriter and model.
Pierce Brosnan looks nothing short of amazing considering he's 64 years old. This former James Bond star has led an amazing acting career both on the cinema screen and TV, and married gorgeous Australian journalist Keely Shaye Smith in 2001. Another win for 007!
Tom Cruise is one of the most famous actors of all time, and is constantly as one of the hottest men in America. Tom Cruise is notable for being a scientologist, performing his own stunts, starring in literally dozens of high budget blockbuster films and seeming immune to the effects of ageing.
This list would not be complete without including Jennifer Lopez, who broke the charts with her hit song Jenny from the Block. The song released over 15 years ago, and Jennifer Lopez is still killing it all these years later.
Another One Direction star, this former boy band member has been active in the music scene since 2010 and has gone on to be one of the most recognizable names in America. Malik left the band in 2015 and begun his solo career.
While today, Emily Osment might be a little hesitant to attempt to pull of those red sunglasses, we're not ones to throw shade. Emily Osment has made the television and film scene her own, appearing in countless hit films through her career.
"She said see you l8r boy," but Avril Lavigne hasn't gone anywhere. Most of us are guilty of having an Avril Lavigne phase growing up, listening to classic songs like 'Complicated' because it was so 'us' at the time. Weirdly enough, Avril Lavigne's new appearance has spawned theories on some more...imaginative parts of the internet, where they theorize that she was murdered and replaced with a clone.
This former Jonas brother (or, technically he's still a Jonas brother--you know, genetically) made waves with his brief acting roles on the Disney channel where he played himself, and his music career. In 2008, Nick Jonas was featured on People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive list.
Star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a reality TV show based on her and her family, Kim seems to constantly be in the media eye. The world can not seem to get enough of Kim Kardashian or her husband, Kanye West.
Jennifer Aniston is most famous for her role as Rachel in Friends. Aniston won over the hearts of millions throughout the show's run and even inspired a haircut named after her. 'The Rachel' was the haircut sported by thousands of women in the 90's who wanted to replicate their favourite actress.
Ryan Gosling, on the photo in the left, seems to have the smirk of someone who knows he's going to go on to be one of the most sought after men in the world. Gosling constantly tops lists of the 'sexiest men alive' and is one of Hollywood's most instantly-recognizable actors.
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