Unseen Photos of Celebrities Before They Became Famous!

By Chris

Some of us might think that celebrities are a different breed with how they dress and act. However, before they became the famous star they are today, even the hottest names looked just like us mere mortals. Don’t believe us? Here are some of the rare photos of famous stars before they became celebrities. Take a look! 

Nicole Kidman

If you don’t recognize this celebrity, we will need to have a long talk. Ever since she was young, Kidman dreamed of becoming an actress. The Australian began to take dance and drama lessons from a young age. She made her debut in an Australian adventure kids show, BMX Bandits.

Johnny Depp

Depp’s acting career started with the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). This photo also appeared during this period. We can easily spot his first tattoo, which Depp shared that he got at the age of 17. It was a ‘Cherokee Tribe’ to honor his great-grandmother’s Native American heritage.

Hayden Panettiere

Famous actress Panettiere first started in a commercial when she was just 11 months. At the age of 10, Hayden Panettiere received the nomination for the Young Artist Award. In this picture, she was already a seasoned actress at the mere age of 13. 

Leonardo DiCaprio

If you’re a big movie fan, you must have seen the young DiCaprio in various TV screenplays. We have for you today a photo of the famous actor when he visited his Russian grandmother. 

Ellen DeGeneres

The big-time TV show host began her career as a comedian. In her early 20s, DeGeneres was performing stand-up comedy at small clubs. After that, she began to tour nationally in the early 1980s.

Hugh Grant

Even when he was a kid, Hugh Grant was easily recognizable. Despite being such a massive star, Grant had first declined an approach from a talent agent. He later reconsidered and agreed to try acting. The rest, like what they say, is history. 

Vin Diesel

The famous Hollywood shaved head man, Diesel, has a photo from the past that will shock many people. In his senior-class yearbook taken in 1985, he was spotted with a full head of hair. Diesel struggled when he started acting but hit it big when he produced and starred in Multi-Facial (1995). 

Jodie Foster

The Academy Award actress has begun her career at the age of 3. Notably, her breakthrough role was Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976). Here we have a beautiful shot of the young Foster in 1979, right before she started studying at Yale. 

Sean Connery

Surprisingly, Connery was a bodybuilder in the 1950s. In a bodybuilding competition in 1953, the Scottish actor tried his luck and auditioned for South Pacific. He landed a small part and had never looked back since then. 

Hillary Clinton

Even before her time as the First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton studied at Wellesley College. In 2017, she returned to deliver a commencement speech as a presidential nominee. 

Freddie Mercury

The famous Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury seems normal on his schoolboy day. From what many learned, he was a shy boy and felt self-conscious due to his teeth. However, Freddie decided not to fix them. He stated that they play an essential role in his unique vocal “range.” 

Tom Hanks

Aw… look at this adorable boy! Who would have thought he would turn out to be one of the most popular actors worldwide? Back in the day, Hanks shared that he was a geeky but good kid. He did participate in some school plays and later dropped out when he hit college to work as a full-time intern at the theater festival. 

Zac Efron

Here we have a photo of a 15-year-old Zac Efron and his crimped hair. It seemed like the Disney star didn’t keep the hairstyle long after becoming a successful teen actor. So far, Zac Efron has overturned his bubbly image and taken on various acting roles. 


Emma Stone

The young Emma Stone had a bad habit of persistent thumb sucking, which resulted in her having an overbite. Luckily, she was able to fix it, thanks to dental braces. 

Katy Perry

Can you recognize the famous Katy Perry in this photo? This image was taken on her first tour in 2001 when she was 17. At the time, the renowned singer was using the name Katy Hudson. Before transforming into a more secular style, Perry mainly focused on gospel music. 


Beyoncé Knowles

Yes, we are talking about Queen Bey. We have today a photo of a cute 10-year-old Beyoncé. It was her second year after joining Girl’s Tyme, later known as Destiny’s Child.

Christian Bale

Before becoming Batman, young Christian Bale was rocking a 1990s-appropriate haircut. At that time, he had already scored a role in Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun (1987). 


Morgan Freeman

The Academy Award actor began his acting career in the 1970s, starting with the successful children’s program The Electric Company. Among his appearances in the show, he acted as a hipster, a DJ, Dracula, and a vegetarian vampire. 

Barack Obama

Ahead of his political involvement, Barack Obama studied at the Los Angeles Occidental College. Interestingly, he stated that he picked the school because he liked a student there. 


Taylor Swift

The famous star began her music career at an early age, writing songs and playing guitar. At 14, her family moved to Nashville to fulfill her dream of becoming a country singer. In a recently surfaced yearbook picture, we could hardly recognize her. 

Dolly Parton

American music legend Dolly Parton was working as a songwriter before releasing her first album. In the photo taken in 1965, she still looks as amazing as ever. Moreover, Parton has received various prestigious. She made the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.


Robert De Niro

Take a look at this cutie! Who would have thought he would one day become one of Hollywood’s greatest actors? He began acting when he was 10 in a school play adaptation of Wizard of Oz. His first professional acting role was for The Wedding Party (1969). 

Angelina Jolie

The Eternals actress debuted when she was 5 with her father in Lookin’ to Get Out. When she grew up, Jolie had a hard time auditioning for roles as she was deemed “too dark.” This photo came from the 1990s when she was working as a part-time model.


Ewan McGregor

In this photo, McGregor was voted the Best Senior Instrumentalist in his school days, and he celebrated it with his French horn. The Scottish actor hit it big with his role in Moulin Rouge and Star Wars. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger was a successful bodybuilder before he started acting. Here we have a photo of a wide-eyed Arnold Schwarzenegger on his trip to New York back in 1968. He was also the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Olympia competition. The Austrian-born actor rose to stardom with various movie productions and even became Governor of California.