The celebrities you see today can be entirely different from what they used to be. Just like the rest of us, they are people who have to go through natural process of aging (and actually growing up) to achieve their stardom status and earn what they have now.
A typical part in Hollywood stars’ stories is how they began in small roles, sometimes made money from odd jobs in the process, and eventually landed an important part in successful movies and TV.
Many celebrities also changed how they look over the years because of fashion trends, realization that past style-preferences are no longer seen appropriate due to their social status, or just for the fun of it.
Changes can be subtle such as a new hair style or more subtle makeup, but of course fans all over the world will always notice even the smallest details when it comes to Hollywood personalities.
Here are some celebrities who have transformed over the course of their career.
10 Avril Lavigne
Long before Avril Lavigne became an outspoken anti-Hilary Duff, she was just another Canadian kid.
She would get involved in fights in the hockey ring and made extra money as landscaper. Lavigne also taught herself how to play guitar.
She made her way to prominence with her “Complicated” single, which was followed by two more successful hits “Sk8er Boi” and “I’m With You” that reached top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.
Now she has moved on from her typical tomboy skater girl image to the more casual fashionable woman with well put together wardrobe in most occasions.
9 Mariah Carey
While Carey was working as a coat-checker in 1998, she met with Tommy Mottola, a Sony Music mogul who also happened to notice her five-octave range.
Mottola signed her and oversaw the growth of one of the best female singers of all time.
Carey went on to sell more than 200 million records and became the best-selling artist. Life wasn’t always great for Carey and she has always been open about her hardships in the days gone by. Now she is a diva and living like one.
8 Dwayne The Rock Johnson
The talent of professional wrestler is in Dwayne Johnson’s blood as he is the grandson of Peter Maivia and the son of Rocky Johnson, both made their ways to WWE Hall of Fame.
Before he became known in professional wrestling as The Rock, he had actually attended the University of Miami to pursue a dream to become a footballer.
Due the back injury, he moved on from the plan and joined the WWF instead. He started a notorious feud with Steve Austin, and the world was all for it.
Throughout his journey from WWE to big screen, Johnson has for sure transformed a great deal.
7 Angelina Jolie
Young Angelina Jolie was pretty experimental, bold, nutty, and just basically self-destructive.
During her teenage years, acting career was not kind to her because her demeanor was often considered too punkish and dark.
She began acting as professional in 1993; her first major film was Cyborg 2 alongside Jean Claude Van Damme.
It was pretty bad.
She landed some roles in smaller movies for which she received critical praise, although the movies were far from commercially successful.
Now she is true Hollywood star, and in fact has been named Hollywood’s highest-paying female actor multiple.
She was once a bad girl, but now she has proven that she could be glamorous too.