Celebrities Before and After Fame

We all want to look our best. And the more resources we have, the better we can potentially look. Between plastic surgery, hair-care, makeup and designer duds, things can get pretty pricey. Some stars handle fame with grace, but there are others who can take it a little too far.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse hit the big time with her album Back to Black but she began working on her music career full time shortly after she bought her fist guitar at age 14

Angelina Jolie

Angeline Jolie as a young ingénue on the left and a full-blown movie star on the right

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Shwarzenegger got his start as a young body builder at age 15, and rose to fame after winning the title Mr. Universe at age 20

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale during her Disney years on the left and all-grown up on the right

Bill and Hillary Clinton

Bill and Hillary Clinton fully embraced the look of the 70’s on the left and present day on the right

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt worked several odd-jobs in Los Angeles while taking acting classes.  He had several small roles before attracting a wide audience as J.D., a small-time criminal in Thelma and Louise.  The rest is history.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner as a young Olympian on the left and step-dad to Kardashians on the right

Chace Crawford

Chase Crawford worked as a valet to make ends meet before landing his breakout role in Gossip Girl

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell in his teenage years on the left, and bad-boy leading man on the right

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff before his role as a Baywatch heartthrob on the left, and present day on the right

George Clooney

George Clooney looking like a rocker in his younger years on the left, and present day on the right, assuming his proper position as every woman’s dream

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson has come a long way from her younger years on Good Times, this mega-star is now considered a pop icon

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston on the left before she gained world-wide recognition on Friends and became one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves’ acting career began in 1985 and has spanned three decades

Keifer Sutherland

Keifer Sutherland is best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series 24 which yielded him and Emmy and a Golden Globe, to name a few, but he got his first leading role in a Canadian drama called The Bay Boy

Lady Gaga

Its safe to say that Lady Gaga is a household name, but before she broke gold records, Stefani Joanne Angeline Germanotta performed in high school plays


Before she became the “Queen of Pop,” Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone) moved to New York City in 1977 with $6 in her pocket and a dream

Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson, or The King of Pop, as he’s commonly referred to, was the 8th of 10 children in the Jackson family and became a member of The Jackson 5 at the tender age of six.  He later evolved from a child performer into a teen idol

Nicole Kidman

Before Nicole Kidman became an Academy Award Winner, she was a high school student with a penchant for drama, mime, and performing

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson was discovered in 1989 when she attended a BC Lions football game and was featured on the Jumbotron wearing a Labatt’s Beer T-shirt.  She was later catapulted into mega-stardom for her role as C.J. Parker on Baywatch

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele.  He later became the fifth actor to portray James Bond


Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, better known as Sting, was inspired by the Queen Mother waving at him from a Rolls Royce.  Since then he had focused his prospects on living a more glamorous life

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher began her rise to fame as an NFL Cheerleader for the San Fransisco 49ers and later landed her breakthrough role as Lois Lane, opposite Dean Cain

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham rose to fame as Posh Spice in the Spice Girls and has been slaying the fashion world ever since

Zac Efron

Zac Efron’s career reached a pivotal point when he landed a lead role in Disney’s High School Musical but he got his start at the age of 11 in theater productions at his high school