Then & Now: 7 Celebrities and How They Aged

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We look back at some of our favourite celebrities when they were younger, and not quite famous yet.


Cher, 70

She’s always been a rebel at heart: that picture on the left is actually a mug shot. The chanteuse once got arrested as a teen for stealing her mom’s car.

“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.” — Cher


Jack Nicholson, 79

Even in this high school photo, it’s unmistakably Jack. Check out those iconic eyebrows!

“My motto is: more good times.” — Jack Nicholson


Paul McCartney, 74

The singer poses with his dad in Liverpool as a young kid. So, he’s pretty much always had those adorable bangs.

“I don’t take me seriously. If we get some giggles, I don’t mind.” — Paul McCartney

Helen Mirren, 71

Mirren made her film acting debut at age 22. It was 1969’s Age of Consent. She caught the attention of movie producers around the world after her sexy debut.

“Being me right now is sort of amazing.” — Helen Mirren

Robert DeNiro, 73

“You talkin’ to me?” Little De Niro around the age of 10—well before he became one of America’s most famous actors of all time.

“Time goes on. So whatever you’re going to do, do it. Do it now. Don’t wait.” —Robert De Niro

Judi Dench, 81

An angelic-looking Dench in a high school photo. Earlier this year, the Dame got her very first tattoo!

“I don’t really want to retire. I intend to go on working as long as  I can because I still have a huge amount of energy.” —Judi Dench

George Clooney, 55

So, an eight-year-old George Clooney basically looks exactly like a 55-year-old George Clooney.

“I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general.” — George Clooney