CELEBS WHO TRANSFORMED UNEXPECTEDLY OVER THE YEARS

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Let’s see your favorite Celebrities Who’ve Changed Beyond Recognition. We’re used to the images of our loved celebrities and can’t remember them looking any different. Yet sometimes they change almost beyond recognition throughout their careers. We can’t help but marvel at how some stars looked in their younger years.

41. CHER – AGE 74

Cher is among the most influential personalities in the world, and it is her signature look that does all the talking for her. But this doesn’t mean that she was shy about experimenting with her appearance!

The singer is known for mixing things up every few years. Long flowing locks, black curls, and the stock blonde look – Cher has presented them all with grace and elegance. From time to time, the star also took to cosmetic procedures like rhinoplasty and facelifts that ultimately helped her in adding to the allure.

40. MEG RYAN – AGE 58

In the ‘80s, Meg Ryan chose to leave us awestruck with her loose curls, and then came the choppy blonde hair! The When Harry Met Sally actress underwent many changes ever since she made her debut, and all those avatars were showered with praises.

With the sixties dawning upon Ryan, she continues to be a quintessential actress, who can be relied upon for her acting and beautiful looks. If the trends are anything to go by, then we don’t think that this star is going to lose her charm anytime soon!

39. DANIELLA WESTBROOK – AGE 47

Daniella Westbrook became a household name after playing the role of Sam Mitchell in EastEnders. Soon, she saw herself on the path of fame and success before her vices ended up setting a roadblock. Eventually, the actress’s nasal septum got blocked, and that was when she decided to get her life in order.

She changed herself into a wanted celebrity once again and started doing photoshoots. Besides, Daniella also applied for a therapist’s license hoping that she’ll be able to help troubled individuals by means of counseling. It is safe to say that her transformation happened from the inside and outside!

38. AMANDA LEPORE – AGE 52

Amanda Lepore is among the most famous transgender models whose face changed dramatically over time. With millions of dollars going into her cosmetic surgeries, she got numerous implants and facelifts in a short span of eight years.

In what can be considered a bold move, the actress and singer chose to ignore all the naysayers and often reiterates the fact that she feels happy in her own skin. Lepore went on to reveal that her unique look helped her in bagging many modeling assignments and a short stint on The Real Housewives of New York City.

37. NICOLE KIDMAN – AGE 53

In the ‘80s, Nicole Kidman started her career as an actress in Australia, and soon, Hollywood came calling for her talent. So if you are one of those ardent fans who has been following her from her Batman Forever days, then you know that her hair curls up naturally.

With time, she managed to straighten it out and keep it that way for a long time. That being said, Nicole does admit that maintaining her hair is a big task, and in 2020, she even shared a no-makeup selfie showing her curly side!

36. COURTNEY LOVE – AGE 56

It is quite the task to recognize Courtney Love from her older pictures! After putting the Hole days behind her, the singer had transformed her appearance for good. In fact, she revealed in Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show that there were more than two cosmetic procedures that came to the aid of her look.

Even as she nears her sixties, Love continues to write songs and leave us in awe with her alluring face, beautiful eyes, and flawless skin. As her popular number goes, the woman certainly has a Celebrity Skin!

It is quite the task to recognize Courtney Love from her older pictures! After putting the Hole days behind her, the singer had transformed her appearance for good. In fact, she revealed in Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show that there were more than two cosmetic procedures that came to the aid of her look.

Even as she nears her sixties, Love continues to write songs and leave us in awe with her alluring face, beautiful eyes, and flawless skin. As her popular number goes, the woman certainly has a Celebrity Skin!

Dolly Parton continues to be one of the iconic country stars who has retained her trademark looks and style over many years now. Her appearance might seem distinctive, but the fact remains that she underwent numerous transformations to keep herself on the trendsetters list.

The Islands In The Stream singer’s eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and chin realignment were not well-received by many when they saw it for the first time. But Parton remained unfazed and overshadowed all her critics with her bold demeanor. Now that’s the ideal definition of a strong woman!

Dolly Parton continues to be one of the iconic country stars who has retained her trademark looks and style over many years now. Her appearance might seem distinctive, but the fact remains that she underwent numerous transformations to keep herself on the trendsetters list.

The Islands In The Stream singer’s eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and chin realignment were not well-received by many when they saw it for the first time. But Parton remained unfazed and overshadowed all her critics with her bold demeanor. Now that’s the ideal definition of a strong woman!

Suzanne Somers catapulted to the limelight as Chrissy Snow in the show Three’s Company. Ever since she put those days behind her, the actress’s overall look has changed completely. And no, she absolutely didn’t go under the knife for it!

Somers is a big advocate of healthy eating and bioidentical hormone replacement procedure – the things that helped in her case. With many people reaching out to her for skincare tips, she even launched her own line of organic makeup products that are all about adding to the allure without any toxic substances.

33. JOCELYN WILDENSTEIN – AGE 80

In the last three decades, Jocelyn Wildenstein has become a popular figure for two reasons – her lavish lifestyle and the numerous cosmetic procedures she underwent. In fact, she even earned the title of Catwoman, owing to her looks, which were a result of canthopexy.

It wasn’t easy for Jocelyn to continue with her life after her first plastic surgery, and she had to go to the grafters time and again. This ultimately led to massive bills on her name and a court ruling that prevented her from going to the doctors for further treatment.

32. TERI HATCHER – AGE 56

Teri Hatcher’s transformation is one of the most amazing, and we must agree that the Desperate Housewives actress blossomed both in her career and physical appearance.

She has also aged so gracefully, and for an untrained eye, it’s difficult to tell the age by just looking at her. It seems like the hours she spends working out are seemingly paying off, and the actress doesn’t mind sharing her gym sessions with followers keen on following her regime. Well, there you have it. It doesn’t come easy, after all. A little exercise goes a long way if you intend to look anything like her in your late 50s!

31. BOY GEORGE – AGE 59

George Alan O’Dowd, better known as Boy George, is a well-known icon in the music industry. He is one of the lead members of the Culture Club—the British pop band that recorded songs such as Karma Chameleon and Time. George has served as a judge on both The Voice UK and Australia in recent years.

George was quickly recognized for his androgynous appearance in his heyday, which seems to have faded a bit with time. According to Daily Mail, he has lost six stones (approximately 84 pounds) through the Metabolic Plan diet and boxing. All of these factors have contributed to his major transformation.

30. NIKKI COX – AGE 42

No one would’ve guessed that the young Nicki Cox, who played Tiffany Malloy in Unhappily Ever After, would end up looking so different at only 42 years old. Even though unconfirmed, she looks like she made some pretty bad decisions regarding changing her face.

According to Dr. Michael Fiorillo on Radar Online, Cox may have gone overboard with cheek and lip fillers instead of surgery. Either way, we hope she decides to stop and preserve whatever’s left of her natural beauty. Cox hasn’t done any new work on films in nearly a decade, with her last one being in 2009.

29. DEMI MOORE – AGE 57

Among the most popular actresses of the ’80s and ’90s, Demi Moore is no stranger to the entertainment sector and has the Golden Globe award nominations to prove it. From starring in the smash-hit film Ghost to becoming the highest-paid actress back in 1996, this star has done wondrously well throughout the years of her career.

Another thing Demi has done right is her skincare routine. Just look at her skin, so flawless and radiant! But no, she has not taken refuge in cosmetic surgery procedures at all and instead is known for following ”skin tightening and rejuvenation” regimens, which cost her around $150,000 every year!

28. MELANIE GRIFFITH – AGE 63

Melanie Griffith may have gone under the knife to enhance some of her features, but we must admit, the transformation was a glow up! Despite the differing opinions from detractors, Melanie feels great in her new look, and she seems happier anyway.

Currently, this lady is still active in her acting roles and says she only looks back at her past decisions with pride. Not an ounce of regret from this queen who radiates her charming personality to all those around her. Without a doubt, Griffith is only getting better with age, like the wonder woman she is.

27. MILEY CYRUS – AGE 28

Miley Cyrus began as a child actor with the Disney franchise, Hannah Montana and when the time came for her to leave the nest, she did so in style and grace. For starters, Miley is as versatile as they come, so it was easy for her to take on different roles as a musician and artist, besides her modeling acts.

The shift from her stage performances, adding a new blend of style, and her transition to a more mature audience was perfect. She still has traces of the cute princess who wowed us in her earlier days, and there’s no doubt she’s heading for greatness!

26. JANICE DICKINSON – AGE 65

Back in the ’70s and ’80s, Janice Dickinson ruled the world of modeling, and she would later transition into a judge for the popular showbiz TV series America’s Got Talent where she got to inspire and nurture young talents.

Going under the knife was something Janice did not shy away from, and despite receiving criticism from some quarters over her newfound lifestyle, Janice always did what made her happy. She has since gone slow on that aspect of her life, choosing to embrace a more natural look, and we must say, it’s working great for the ex-model so far.

25. Chuck Norris

We mostly remember Chuck Norris, the charismatic master of martial arts, for his role in Walker, Texas Ranger. And, of course, for the myriad of jokes made of it.

24. Uma Thurman

23 years have passed since Uma’s game-changing role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. To date, she’s acted in dozens of movies and, it seems, given her heart totally to her old friend Quentin.

23. Keanu Reeves

Born in Lebanon and having Chinese roots, this American actor could’ve played hockey if not for an injury. But then we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy his performance on the silver screen.

22. Nicolas Cage

His real last name is Coppola, but, when still an amateur actor, he replaced it with an alias so as not to be associated with his famous uncle, Francis Ford Coppola.

21. Fergie

Fergie became popular in 2003 when she joined The Black Eyed Peas. Apart from singing in the band, she leads a solo career and makes fragrances for a well-known cosmetics brand.

20. Ryan Gosling

Gosling became the world’s sweetheart after The Notebook. In addition to his acting career, he also plays music.

19. Brooke Shields

Brooke’s modeling career began in the ’70s and quickly sky-rocketed. In 1980, she became the youngest model to appear on the cover of Vogue. At 16, Brooke was one of the most recognizable models in the world.

18. Antonio Banderas

The hot Spaniard debuted in 1982 in his own country and decided to broaden his horizons as far as Hollywood in the early ’90s. We have to admit, he was extremely successful!

17. Macaulay Culkin

Who in the world hasn’t watched Home Alone? We all believed Macaulay would have a great future in cinema. However, that didn’t happen. He disappeared for more than 2 decades, only showing his face now and then. Still, he now seems to have at least partly returned to the screens.

16. Mila Kunis

The actress was born into a Ukrainian Jewish family. When she was 8, they moved to the US. It was hard to adapt at first, but now Mila is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood.

15. Alec Baldwin

The Baldwins are a whole dynasty of actors: Alec’s brothers are all in the business. The actor began his career in a soap opera, but he also acted on Broadway.

14. Courteney Cox

For most of us, Courteney will always remain our beloved Monica from Friends. However, her TV career started much earlier: in 1985 she shot for ads, then entered the sitcom Family Ties, and later the movie Ace Ventura.

13. Jude Law

The actor got his name from the song “Hey Jude” by The Beatles. He started acting in theatre at a very young age, going on to the cinema in the UK. After that, he moved to Hollywood. Now Law is one of the most popular actors and a father of 5.

12. Rihanna

As a child, Rihanna had family issues, yet that didn’t prevent her from releasing her first album, Music of the Sun, at age 16. She has gained worldwide popularity since then.

11. Renée Zellweger

We remember and love Renée Zellweger, first and foremost, for her portrayal of Bridget Jones. In 2016, the actress returned to the big screen for the third part of the movie and astonished everyone with her drastic change in appearance.

10. Bono

The Irish rock musician Paul David Hewson, a.k.a. Bono, is also known for his humanitarian and charitable activities. The U2 frontman has even been made a knight by the Queen.

9. Catherine Zeta-Jones

Contrary to widespread opinion, Zeta is the actress’s middle name, not part of her last name. Catherine began her career with musicals in the UK, and now she’s in Hollywood and has been married to Michael Douglas for 17 years.

8. Colin Firth

Firth began acting in the ’80s, but he finally became known 10 years later when he portrayed Mr. Darcy in an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

7. Sarah Jessica Parker

Glory came to Sarah when she featured in Sex and the City. However, she’d acted a lot before that and had even had to turn into dogs on-screen.

6. Richard Gere

Gere did not start off very well: in 1974, he was to act with Sylvester Stallone in a low-budget movie, but the actors had so many disputes that they even fought once. Ultimately, Richard was replaced.

5. Jennifer Garner

Garner once paid her rent by doubling for lead actresses. Then she began taking small roles in movies until finally she was invited to a future TV success, Alias.

4. Robert Downey, Jr.

Robert became famous in the early ’90s, but at the end of the decade he began having drug issues and went to jail. Still, he managed to start anew, return to the big screen, and become one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.

3. Neil Patrick Harris

Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother is as charismatic as the actor himself. By the way, also like Stinson, Neil is an illusionist and a fan of magic.

2. Kylie Minogue

The little Aussie declared herself in the ’80s as Charlene Robinson from the Neighbours soap opera. However, real fame came to her in the 2000s, and in 2004 she got her first Grammy.

1. Katherine Heigl

Starring as the gorgeous doctor Izzy on Grey’s Anatomy, actress Katherine Heigl has really changed a lot in recent years. We at Bright Side still hope to see her back on the big screen soon.