Celebrity Yearbook Photos That You Have to See to Believe



Before their days on the red carpet, stars were just regular folk – and we have the photos to prove it! We’re revealing some of the most hilarious celebrity yearbook photos that reveal that even celebs have to endure those awkward teenage years…

George Clooney


It’s pretty hard to believe that this four-eyed kid with a ginger bowl cut would grow up to be one of Hollywood’s most desirable heartthrobs. George Clooney definitely got better as the years passed.

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Kim Kardashian


Today, Kim Kardashian is the social media superstar that knows how to work any camera. Back then, Kim was just another teen navigating her way through her adolescence.

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Owen Wilson


Owen Wilson is one of our all-time favorite funny guys. Before he was a major star, he was just another high school kid lining up to have his yearbook picture taken. He still looks pretty dashing in this throwback image.

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Victoria Beckham


Victoria Beckham may cringe at the sight of this old photo but we think it’s pretty cute. With a high-pony and mouthful of skew teeth, little Victoria Adams is the picture of awkward adolescence. These days, the former Spice Girl is a fashion icon and one half of the world’s most famous British couple.

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Pamela Anderson


Looking at this yearbook photo of Pamela Anderson makes us believe there is hope for every pimple-faced teen out there. Yes, the blonde bombshell once sported a horrific brunette mullet and a wardrobe that made her look like someone living in the 1800’s. 
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Amy Poehler


Back in the eighties, Amy Poehler seemed to have been a pretty big fan of hairspray. Today, Amy is a comedic household name with iconic roles under her belt and a hairstylist.

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Denzel Washington


Denzel Washington was once just a little kid donning a little fro. With a more dashing look and a winning smile the actor seems to get better and better with each passing year.

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Chris Pratt


In recent years, hunky Chris Pratt has become one of the world’s biggest movie stars. It’s hard to believe that the Guardian of the Galaxy was once a dorky-looking college kid with a bad haircut. He eventually lost the puppy weight, hit the gym and earned himself an impressive set of abs.

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Emma Stone


Emma Stone has always been a cutie, even when her pearly whites were hidden behind a set of braces. Fortunately, her awkward phase passed and she grew into a green-eyed beauty.

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Russel Brand


The British comedian is almost unrecognizable in this snap taken in his years as a chubby schoolboy. The actor and author slimmed down, got himself an agent and took on Hollywood.

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Channing Tatum


He looked a little more unsure of himself but we’re still sure Channing Tatum still had a few girls pining over him as he hung out at his locker. One thing we can say for sure is that his choice of ties has dramatically improved.

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Reese Witherspoon


The gorgeous Reese Witherspoon was once just a little blue-eyed girl with big dreams, buck teeth and adorable pigtails. Little Reese grew up to become a babe with some serious star quality.

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Matt LeBlanc


Matt LeBlanc is best known for his iconic role as the lovable ladies man with a low IQ, Joey Tribbiani. Before his big breakout role on Friends, Matt was just another young man in a bad suit taking awkward high school yearbook photos.

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Leonardo DiCaprio


Leo Dicaprio has always been a good looking guy. Even as a little kid, Leo was breaking hearts with his sweet smile and blue eyes. He made an seamless transition from child actor to adult award-winning, world renowned megastar.

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Barack Obama


Born in Hawaii, Barack Obama would go on to become the leader of the free world, acting as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The Nobel Peace Prize winner looked pretty suave back in his college days.

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Kanye West


The rapper, fashion designer and controversial creator came from humble beginnings. The self-proclaimed ‘genius’ would ditch the skinny moustache and go on to seek fame, fortune, awards and a marriage to another one of the world’s biggest stars, Kim Kardashian.

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Mila Kunis


Puberty seemed to be pretty kind to Miss Mila Kunis. It seemed she was always destined for the red carpet! Today, Mila is a beauty with a thriving career and a happy home life. Fun fact: her now-husband Ashton Kutcher, who starred alongside her in That 70s Show, was her first onscreen (and off screen!) kiss.

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Brad Pitt


Brad Pitt is an icon, award-winning actor heartthrob. As a kid, however, he most definitely went through a decidedly awkward patch.

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Pharrel Williams


There is a long-standing rumor that has been making its rounds on the internet speculating that Pharrel Williams does not age. It’s difficult to believe, but Williams is 45 years old!

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Renee Zellweger


We’re sure that Renee Zellweger can’t help but cringe at the sight of that hairstyle. The actress would grow up to make a name for herself as the ditzy and adorable, Bridget Jones. In recent years, Zellweger has sadly receded from the limelight.

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Blake Lively


There wasn’t a single person who watched Gossip Girl who didn’t fall head over heels with the blonde and beautiful, Blake Lively. Before she made it on to Hollywood’s radar, she was just another high schooler in need of a trip to the orthodontist.

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Ryan Reynolds


Ryan Reynolds is now a bonafide hottie and world-renowned actor. Looking at this picture one would have had a hard time believing he would once be named the world’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’

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Avril Lavigne


This Canadian-born skater girl signed a record label at just sixteen years old. Today, Lavigne has sold over 40 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide.

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Jimmy Fallon


We’re pretty relieved that Jimmy decided to ditch that creepy moustache and opt for a sleeker look as he grew into his looks. The New Yorker now hosts one of America’s most popular talk shows; The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 

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Zooey Deschanel


There is something about Zooey Deschanel that people just can’t get enough of. Back in her early teenage years, she was an innocent cutie who had no idea she was set for stardom.

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David Schwimmer


It must be said; that is an obscene amount of hair. And that hoop earring? David Schwimmer went on to get himself a haircut and the iconic role of Ross Gellar in the classic comedic sitcom, Friends. 

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Ellen DeGeneres


We all love Ellen. She’s funny, compassionate, charitable and a pretty good dancer. Ellen comes from humble beginnings and has worked hard to become one of the world’s most loved and popular comediennes.

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Eminem


Before he made it big, he was known as Marshal Mathers. The record-breaking rapper broke out with his debut album Infinite in 1996 with a brand new look. He dyed his hair platinum blonde and recreated himself as Eminem.

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Drake


Drake has always wanted to be a worldwide superstar. Back when he wore glasses and had a mini fro, he was still determined to become a name that people would know. Fun fact: The rapper’s real name is Aubrey!

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Angelina Jolie


Unsurprisingly, this actress did not go through an awkward adolescent phase. She is widely recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful faces. Angelina grew up to be an award-winning actress, director and an avid human rights activist.

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Sandra Bullock


Back in Sandra Bullock’s high school days, she may have been a little less glamorous but the future star has always been lovely.

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Kristen Stewart


A self-proclaimed tomboy, Kristen Stewart’s yearbook photo is pretty astonishing. The androgynous actress got her big break playing the role of Bella in the Twilight movie franchise. The starlet has since moved on to more serious acting gigs. She is also in a relationship with the gorgeous Victoria Secret model, Stella Maxwell.

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Bill Clinton


The former President of the United States Of America, hasn’t really changed, just a few more wrinkles here and there.

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Katy Perry


Katy Perry transformed from innocent Pastor’s daughter to sexy superstar. She is now known for her catchy tunes, outlandish outfits and provocative song lyrics.

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Nicolas Cage


Nic Cage hasn’t changed that much. The movie star now has a little less hair on top of his head but he still sets hearts’ racing with those dreamy blue eyes.

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Michelle Obama


Young Michelle Obama probably had little idea that she would one day inspire the world. America’s former first lady is a much-loved activist, style icon and public figure.

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The Rock/Dwayne Johnson


This wrestler turned actor has had a very successful career in front of the camera. Dwayne Johnson used to have a head of hair and, unfortunately, a moustache.

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Oprah Winfrey


The world is a better place with Oprah Winfrey in it. This starry-eyed young girl would grow up to establish her own talk show, TV network, magazine and multiple charity organizations.

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John Mayer


John Mayer has wooed more than one of Hollywood’s beautiful leading ladies. We wonder if the award-winning singer also stole hearts in the high school hallways.

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Jennifer Garner


The sweet actress is known for her roles in 13 Going On 30 and Alias. She was once married to fellow actorBen Affleck before they called it quits. She was adorable back then and still looks absolutely gorgeous with each passing year.

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Charlie Sheen


This Hollywood bad boy was once television’s highest paid actor for his starring role on the hit comedy series,  Two And A Half Men. Looking at that mischievous smile, we think it’s safe to assume Charlie Sheen has always had a knack for causing trouble.

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Madonna


This material girl would go on to take on the music and acting world. Madonna is actually a natural brunette but is now known for her signature blonde locks.

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Justin Bieber


Little Justin Bieber rocketed to stardom at a pretty early age. He would go on to ditch his famous haircut for a blonder, more rugged look that still has the ladies swooning.

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Harrison Ford


This Hollywood actor looks like a self-respecting college kid. Harrison Ford would nab some of cinema’s most iconic roles. He will forever be loved as Indiana Jones and Han Solo.

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Tom Hanks


Who could have imagined that Tom Hanks had that much hair? The budding actor shed that questionable hairstyle and went on to become one of Hollywood’s most well respected leading men. 
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Jay Z


The rap and hip hop king was once an innocent school kid from a rough neighborhood. This little guy would go on to revolutionize the music industry and marry the queen of RnB.

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Elizabeth Banks


This comedic actress has always been gorgeous. Elizabeth Banks now has a blonder hairdo but is still charming audiences with that gorgeous smile.