Here Are 30 Pics Of A-List Stars Posing With Their Younger Selves

Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? Meet this Dutch artist called Ard Gelinck, who one day started photoshopping celebrities next to their younger selves. At first, Gelinck would make funny pictures to post on Twitter, but later, his inspiration led him to create images featuring different celebs. Here you’ll find his 39 most interesting creations. You’ll love #26, #14 and #6!

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#30. Pink

Let’s get this party started! The maiden name of this American singer and songwriter is Alecia Beth Moore, known professionally as Pink, or P!nk. Back in the 2000s, she gained worldwide recognition with the collaborative single Lady Marmalade from the comedy-drama Moulin Rouge!

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Who knew that this fearless pop artist would no longer be “Missundaztood” and that she’d became one of the world’s best-selling music artists? This rebel woman is recognized for her distinctive, raspy voice and acrobatic stage presence.

#29. Johnny Depp

He is one of the most versatile Hollywood actors of this day. What is more, not only is he an actor, but also a producer and musician. He is known to choose roles which he finds interesting, rather than those he thinks would succeed at the box office

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His greatest achievement is perhaps his brilliant portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, which earned Depp his first Academy Award nomination. He really looks like a whole different person dressed as a pirate, doesn’t he? However, I’m sure we can also recognize him as Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, Willie Wonka, Mad Hatter, among many other memorable characters.

#28. Madonna

The “Queen of Pop” needs no introduction since she is the best-selling female recording artist of all time. She has managed to maintain her autonomy within the recording industry by frequently reinventing her music and image. Without a doubt, she’s become an influence on many artists in the music industry.

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We all know the songs that have reached the top of record charts worldwide, such as La Isla Bonita, Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Music, and Hung Up, among others. She even played roles in movies and has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Believe it or not, the two pictures shown above have a 30-year gap, which proves she just never grows old! Check another Music Queen in #18!

#27. Al Pacino

This American actor and filmmaker has been in the entertainment industry for more than five decades. We can call him the Godfather of all actors with justice. He is one of few who have won a competitive Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony Award for acting, aka the “Triple Crown of Acting”.

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We’ve all watched his greatest classics like Scarface, Scent of a Woman, Carlito’s Way and The Devil’s Advocate, but it was his performance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather the one that made him a living legend. It’s needless to say that Pacino has had an extensive career on stage. To the left, you can see how the actor looks like today… he’s just as handsome as in the 70s if you ask me.

#26. J-Lo

Our Jenny from the Bronx has it all: she’s a singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer, and businesswoman. First, she pursued a career in acting and then took a chance in the music industry. In 2001, she became the first woman to have a number one album and film in the same week.

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We’ve all sang songs like If You Had My Love, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Jenny from the Block, All I Have, and On the Floor. Also, she’s been named “the world’s most powerful Latino celebrity“… you either wanna be with her or be like her! Even though we’re used to her waist-long hair, look at the old Jen sporting short, curly black locks!

#25. Freddie Mercury

This British singer, songwriter, record producer, and the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen is one of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music. Mercury is considered to be among the most talented and innovative singers of the rock era.

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His flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range made Freddie a unique artist. He wrote the Queen hits we all love, such as Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, We Are the Champions, Don’t Stop Me Now, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. But take a picture from his early days with his wavy long hair and without any mustache, and he looks like a completely different person! In #5 you’ll find another fantastic rock legend!

#24. Tina Turner

This American singer, songwriter, and actress has become a legend all over the world. Turner is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and her astonishing legs. According to critics, her voice “‘combined the emotional force of the great blues singers with a sheer, wallpaper-peeling power that seemed made to order for the age of amplification‘”.

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She made us roll with the river with her biggest hit Proud Mary, a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival hit. Also, the song River Deep – Mountain High, released in 1966, is considered to express Tina’s maximum energy over a symphonic sound, and it became a success overseas. She hasn’t changed so much over the years, hasn’t she?

#23. Barack Obama

He is the first African American to be elected to the presidency of the United States. He served two terms as president and he even was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. He has a degree in political science and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law.

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Obama has also served as a U.S. senator of Illinois. He likes to play basketball and is an avid sports fan, his favorite teams being the Chicago Bears for football and the Chicago White Sox for baseball. Together with his wife Michelle Obama, our #22, they have two daughters named Malia and Sasha. But just take a moment to appreciate this adorable picture of a 5-year-old Obama!

#22. Michelle Obama

This former first lady is a lawyer, university administrator, and writer. Before performing her role as the First Lady, she was a Chicago city administrator and community-outreach worker. During Barack Obama’s presidency, she focused her attention on social issues such as poverty, healthy living, and education.

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Michelle attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, a high school for gifted children. She graduated from Princeton University and studied law at Harvard. Soon after, he met her future husband Barack Obama during her first job as a lawyer in Chicago. He proposed after two years of dating. Her childhood picture is just as cute as Obama’s!

#21. Bruno Mars

Believe it or not, his actual name is Peter Gene Hernandez and he is a singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. The “Billionaire” singer was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and when he was only two, he was nicknamed “Bruno” by his father because of his resemblance to a professional wrestler. Did you know that he was also called “Little Elvis”?

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At the age of four, Mars began performing five days a week with his family’s band and became known for his impersonation of Elvis Presley. Look at the afro he sported at such a young age! Ever since he launched his professional career in 2010, Mars has sold over 200 million singles and 26 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. #19 also covered some of Elvis Presley’s songs!

#20.  Daniel Radcliffe

Known for playing the main character in the Harry Potter film series, Radcliffe made his acting debut at 10 years of age. During the filming of the Potter films, he became one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Radcliffe’s parents had both acted as children, so acting runs in the family.

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Given that he started acting as a kid, he continued his education through on-set tutors. It feels like we all watched him grow throughout the 7 films. His childhood photo is super cute, but who would’ve thought he would become such a sex symbol?

#19. Harry Styles

This British singer became popular with the boy band One Direction, formed thanks to the TV show X-Factor. Harry claimed to have suggested the name of the band, which became the first UK group to have their debut album reach number one in the United States.

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But now, Harry has made a name for himself by going solo and his self-titled debut album was released on May 2017. The song Sign of the Times brought back the 70’s soft rock with a classic cocktail of psychedelia, Britpop, and balladry. He’s done some acting and modeling for Gucci as well, and by the picture above, it’s safe to say he could’ve easily picked up a modeling gig during his childhood days too!

#18. Aretha Franklin

“The Queen of Soul” was born in Memphis, Tennessee and learned to play the piano by ear when she was a teenager. She was involved with the music industry at an early age. At first, she sang with her father and his band and then she went solo.

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This singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist definitely left her mark in history. She even toured with Martin Luther King Jr. when she was only 16 and her signature song Respect was later hailed as a civil rights and feminist anthem. Women all around the world still sing along her timeless song (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. Had you ever seen one of her childhood pictures before?

#17. Robin Williams

He’s deemed as the funniest comedian of all time. He was not only an actor but also a stand-up comedy performer, and we all enjoyed his improvisation skills and the wide variety of memorable character voices he created. Later, he became known for acting in film roles of substance and serious drama, such as Patch Adams and Dead Poets Society.

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When Robin was in high school, he was voted “Most Likely Not to Succeed” and “Funniest” by his classmates. He studied acting in Juilliard by attaining a full scholarship, and he even got accepted in an advanced program. Can you tell the 30-year gap between both pictures? Cause I can’t!

#16. Amy Winehouse

Characterized for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, she became the first British woman to win five Grammy awards. At the age of 14, she bought her first guitar and began writing music a year later.

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The Back to Black singer was one of the biggest fans of 1960s girl groups, which was the source of inspiration for her signature beehive hairdo and makeup. Clearly, Winehouse paved the way for unconventional women to have mainstream pop success. It’s hard picturing her as a little kid, isn’t it? Well, here you go!

#15. Matt LeBlanc

He is known for his impersonation of dim-witted yet well-intentioned womanizer Joey Tribbiani on the popular sitcom Friends. Born in Newton, Massachusetts, LeBlanc moved to New York to pursue a career in modeling. His acting career began with his appearing in television commercials, often for high-profile US brands.

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In the late 1980s, he jumped into the acting scene landing a recurring role on a show called TV 101, and he even appeared in several music videos as well. But, it was Friends which put LeBlanc in the spotlight for 10 years and shot him to stardom. As you can see, he’s one of those who just get more handsome with the years! See one of his friends in #14!

#14. Jennifer Aniston

She is America’s sweetheart! In the 90s, she won the hearts of television viewers by playing Rachel in Friends. Her parents were also actors, which explains why she began acting at an early age. Now, she is considered to have been one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and she’s been listed among the world’s most beautiful women.

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Even though she played a few minor roles during her early years, Rachel was her career-defining role and one of the greatest female characters in American TV history. She has also played starring roles in numerous comedies and rom coms such as Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, Marley & Me, and Along Came Polly, among others.

#13. Roger Federer

This Swiss professional tennis player is known as one of the greatest athletes in history and holds the record for the most Grand Slam men’s singles championships at 20. At the age of 8, he started to take an interest in sports playing tennis and soccer, but we all know what path he chose.

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By the age of 14, he’d become the national junior champion in Switzerland. Then he went pro and accomplished many records since 1998. This elite athlete is an all-court, all-around player and he is noted for having developed a cool demeanor and emotional control on the court. He hasn’t changed much either, right?

#12. Taylor Swift

This singer and songwriter made a splash in the country music industry back in 2006 and has gone on to become one of the top singers in pop music. At the age of 10, Taylor was already performing at a variety of local events in her hometown, Reading, Pennsylvania. With only 16 years old, she was making a name in the music industry.

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By the end of 2008, Swift had become the highest-selling country artist of the year. She admits that her life changed completely when she began writing her own songs and playing guitar. The Shake it Off singer outstands for narrative songs about her personal life. I’m just gonna add one last thing: can you believe how blonde she was as a child?

#11. Brad Pitt

He’s been regarded as the world’s most attractive man by various media outlets, but he’s not just a cute face. Pitt moved from Missouri to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and managed to earn a place in Hollywood thanks to the film Thelma & Louise.

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Brad is known for such films as Legends of the Fall, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, among others, and he has also produced several films. He’s even made a guest appearance on the sitcom Friends. He’s now 55 years old, but he continues breaking girls’ and boys’ hearts just like he did in the 90s.

#10. Adele

Even though music didn’t run in the family, Adele found her passion for music at an early age by listening to the 40’s artist Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald. Now, she became such a successful artist who has sold millions of albums worldwide and has won a total of 15 Grammys as well as an Oscar.

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One of the first songs she ever wrote was Hometown Glory and you could tell from her very onset that she would come to be a unique artist. Her soulful sound has made her an international success, featuring hits like Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, and Hello.

#9. Will Smith

He is an actor, rapper and media personality, and some have even regarded him as “the most powerful actor in Hollywood“. During his early days, this Fresh Prince rapped about his teenage preoccupations in a clean, curse-free style. Then, he transitioned from a successful rapper to a Hollywood A-lister.

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Smith starred on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and later he headlined popular films as Men in Black, Hitch, Bad Boys, and The Pursuit of Happyness. Thanks to his rapping success, Smith was already a millionaire by the age of 18. 31 years later, he’s just as talented and just as attractive.

#8. Dua Lipa

The New Rules singer was born in London to Albanian parents. Her first name means “love” in Albanian, which she learned to appreciate over the years. With 14 years old, she’d already begun making covers of her favorite songs on YouTube.

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But first, she began working as a model and starring in a few television advertisements. It was in 2015 when she first signed with a record label. Her first studio album includes hits such as IDGAF and Be The One. So far, Lipa has won three Brit Awards and two Grammy Awards. This photo of four-year-old model Lipa is just priceless!

#7. Bono

The U2 lead vocalist and primary lyricist is also a businessman and philanthropist. Born and raised in Ireland, Bono soon established himself as a frontman for the band thanks to his expressive vocal style and songwriting. Social and political issues have always been one of his main sources of inspiration.

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Bono is well known for his activism for social justice causes and he has even been praised for his philanthropic efforts. His full stage name “Bono Vox” is an alteration of Bonavox, a Latin phrase which means “good voice”. Bono is seldom seen in public without sunglasses because his eyes are very sensitive to light. However, here we have a photo of Bono in his early days without glasses, and boy was he handsome!

#6. Julia Roberts

This “Pretty Woman” is one of Hollywood’s top stars, who established herself as a leading lady in Hollywood after starring in such a movie. She is one of the most bankable actresses in the industry and has also been named the most beautiful woman in the world for a record of five times.

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As a child, she wanted to become a veterinarian, but as the years went by she decided to pursue a career in acting. She moved to New York and took acting classes, and by the 90s she had already dominated the box office with her iconic romantic comedies. It was her lead role in Erin Brockovich which led her to win an Oscar. What do you prefer, her straight blonde her or her brunette curly locks?

#5. Paul McCartney

Or Sir Paul McCartney is still one of the most popular solo performers of all time and the former co-lead vocalist and bassist of the Beatles. Together with John Lennon, they are possibly the most successful pair of songwriters in history. He is a self-taught musician, proficient on bass, guitar, keyboards, and drums.

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McCartney has written or co-written more than 30 songs that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making him one of the greatest composers of all time. Thanks to that he is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the world. Half a century has passed since the Beatles were formed, yet he still boasts the same cool hairstyle!

#4. Mariah Carey

She is the pop diva holding the record for most No. 1 debuts in Billboard Hot 100 history. Born in New York, she began taking voice lessons when she was just four years old. Eventually, Carey developed an amazing voice that spans five octaves.

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She would work as a waitress and studied cosmetology, while actively pursuing a music career and writing songs. At the age of 18, she met Tommy Mottola, who was the president of Sony and now her husband. She became America’s most successful artist of the 1990s and is deemed one of the pioneers of pop and contemporary R&B music. Had you ever seen her boasting those gorgeous curly locks?

#3. Tom Hanks

He is one of the most powerful and well-respected actors in Hollywood. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in films such as Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, and Cast Away, among others.

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Apart from being a recognizable film star worldwide, he has even collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg in several of his classics. He is amiable and congenial towards his fans and he has often been referred to as “America’s Dad”. Furthermore, he’s been voted  #1 on Ranker’s “The Best Actors in Film History”. See which celeb comes next!

#2. Meryl Streep

Her versatility and accents have made her one of the most esteemed stars of the screen. Her career began in the late 1960s when she appeared in several Broadway productions when she sported this long, wavy and gorgeous hairstyle. She began starring in films in the early 70s, and later on, she won Oscars for Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, and The Iron Lady.

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Streep graduated from Vassar College and Yale Drama School, being equally able at performing on stage or in front of the cameras. She’s managed to thrill audiences in drama, comedy, and musicals, and her whopping 21 Academy Award nominations prove so.

#1. Keanu Reeves

This Canadian actor has played roles both in the action flick and the sci-fi blockbusters. Believe it or not, Reeves was a prominent ice hockey goalkeeper and he almost played hockey for the Canadian Olympic team but chose to become an actor at the age of 15.

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Starring in the action film Speed gave his career a new high and the Matrix movies were a success in the box offices and rendered him positive reviews. Just recently, it was the John Wicked thriller movies that brought him back to the spotlight. Reeves has earned critical acclaim for his acting, but can you guess what he’s also known for? Never aging, as you can tell from the pics!

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