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Here Are Some Photos Of Female Celebrities From When They Were Young and Didn't Know Any Better

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | September 6, 2012 | Comments ()


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I considered labeling them, but then again, it's more fun watching y'all trying to guess who is who in the comments. That last one is a doozy. I'll also say that number two is NOT Marisa Tomei. (See Also: Here Are Some Photos Of Your Favorite Male Celebrities From When They Were Young and Didn't Know Any Better)


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  • Mrs. Julien

    Is Catherine Zeta Jones a Pink Lady?
    That's better. Days late, but I've had it in the chamber since the photos were first posted.

  • denesteak

    I only got Julianne Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sandra Bullock and that women who is the wife of a former president show. Sorry, the name escapes me right now.

    Basically, I got anyone where it was obvious. Everyone else, I'm drawing a blank.

    Oh!! and the one up top is January jones! Man that took my brain a while to figure out.

  • jams

    cougarsterc0m is a dating club where you can meet beautiful cougars and young handsome!

  • Kobie

    That is not a very flattering picture of young Rashida Jones.

  • Uriah_Creep

    She looks like she has vampire fangs.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    I prefer my River Song with curly hair, a gun and a sexy smirk. I'm not very good at this game. Other than the obvious ones, I don't have a clue.

  • So Hermione grows up to be Liz Lemon? Can't say we all didn't see that coming.

  • Blake

    I'm sorry but January Jones is hot... And the pic of Julie Bowen is !@#!ing terrible.

    Can any find a young photo of Monica Potter? I've always thought she is ageless.

  • Patrick the Bunny

    January Jones looks like she'd friend-zone me in high school.

  • Guest

    Jones is not even on the list.

  • Lulu

    She is the header pic

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Really, the only weird looking ones are Rashida Jones and Gillian Anderson. I didn't recognize Kate Winslet and I mistook Tina Fey for Emma Watson.

    Also, who the fuck is Julie Bowen?

  • Holly

    Omg, I should not have looked at this while at work. Catherine Zeta Jones, while still looking pretty hot, is so over the top ridiculous I'm having trouble breathing. And Rashida - MY LORD there is hope for everyone!

  • TheOriginalMRod

    And Nicole Kidman looks like a young Charlize Theron with a fro.

    Kidman should've kept the fro... flat irons are a gateway drug, pretty soon you are using botox, then collagen injections in your lips... and it is all downhill from there.

  • Lee

    Yeah, she looks like the Stepford version of her former self now - a stiff barbie doll with a frozen smile. Sad!

  • It's almost scary how much hotter Juliana Marguiles is NOW than back in the day. And as smoking as Alex Kingston is in this pic, she too is getting sexier as she matures.

  • Dave Dorris

    I thought Alex Kingston should have been Lara Croft.

    It would've worked, dammit!

  • BWeaves

    I'm sorry but AJ's lips freak me the fuck out.

  • jammm72

    2nd to last photo, Nicole Kidman.. Looks like shortly after BMX Bandits

  • Dammit. Does it make me a bad man that I want to do great and terrible things to the January Jones in that header photo? It does, doesn't it. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.

  • $27019454

    O God please let this turn into a "what the fuck did nicole kidman do to her face" post...Please please please. I love those.

  • APOCooter

    Holy crap. Julie Bowen used to be SMOKING.

    Which, I suppose, makes sense because she's still gorgeous.

  • strand0410

    It's true. Every teenage girl in the 80s looked like Melanie Lynskey in Detroit Rock City.

  • Damn, young Megan Mullally looks like Melanie Lynskey (or vice versa, I guess).

  • Sara_Tonin00

    #2 Megan Mullally?

  • VonnegutSlut

    Two random thoughts:

    Catherine Zeta-Jones—her hair alone looks like it could bitch-slap the Dom Perignon out of Crystal Carrington circa DYNASTY

    The pupils on La Jolie in that second photo...THE PUPILS!!! They're like gigantic, inky, black hole plates of death...she musta been 10 kinds of Charlie Sheen-high in that pic

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Or maybe just being photographed with a flashlight in a dark area.

  • Adrienne Marie

    Didn't know any better my ass. Alex Kingston is just gorgeous.

  • lowercase_ryan

    second to last Jennifer Lawrence?

  • lowercase_ryan

    fuck, I want to delete this. fucking hate guessing

  • prairiegirl

    Am I the only one that thought Gillian Anderson was Elizabeth Moss? (crickets)

  • Holly

    Totally.

  • Ludo_88

    I thought she was evan rachel woods..

  • llp

    The GFY girls notice that earlier this week too. Now I can't unsee it.

  • barlowjk

    What a misleading title.

  • Kate at June

    Also, I'd wager that Alex Kingston was recognizable to anyone with curly hair that occasionally straightens it. You look completely different and it boggles people's minds.

  • Kate at June

    January Jones
    Angelina Jolie
    Megan Mullally
    Jane Lynch
    Julie Bowen
    Mary Louise Parker
    Gillian Anderson
    Laura San Giacomo??
    Juliana Marguiles
    Sandra Bullock
    Rashida Jones
    Juliane Moore
    Catherine Zeta Jones
    Kate Winslet??
    Jennifer Anniston
    Nicole Kidman
    Alex Kingston

    Sorry for all the misspellings. I am way better at the female celebs, but some are big ?s.

  • A. Smith

    All are right except LSG that's actually Tina Fey.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    I would've guessed that picture of Tina Fey was Gaby Hoffmann. But then I had to look her up on IMDb a couple of weeks ago when she was on Louie. I Kept thinking I had seen her somewhere.

  • Same name crossed my mind!

  • Until I did the roll over, I thought a young Gillian Anderson was a young Elizabeth Moss.

  • brite

    I've seen this pic of La Jolie before...could she BE any higher?

  • $27019454

    Hell, I've been higher and I STILL didn't look like her.

  • Chumplunt

    The bigger question is, why doesn't anyone remember her time as the lead singer of INXS??

  • nosio

    Without checking the jpeg titles or other comments, my feeble guesses:

    Header: January Jones
    Angelina Jolie
    Megan Mullally
    Jane Lynch
    ?
    ?
    ?
    Tiny Fey (typo, but I'm leaving it because IT MAKES SENSE)
    Julianna Margulies

    Sandra Bullock
    Rashida Jones
    Julianne Moore
    Catherine Zeta Jones..?
    ?
    Jennifer Aniston
    Charlize Theron with a terrible perm?
    ...and I have no fucking clue who the last one is.

  • Maguita NYC

    The one before Jen Aniston looks a lot like a young Jodie Foster but is actually Kate Winslet.

  • Ludo_88

    I thought about Susan Sarandon too

  • anon

    young Julie Bowen looked like old Jenna Jameson

  • ERM

    I thought the Tina Fey picture was Lena Dunham.

  • Nadine

    If Number 2 isn't Megan Mullaly(and it has to be, because now that I see it, I SEE it), then it's like...Ricki Lake? She's worn that outfit, somewhere, in a way that sticks in my brain for ever.

  • Slash

    I think they're all pretty adorable or gorgeous. Except Catherine ZJ looks like she's 35 years old in that picture.

  • BabyBearStrikesAgain

    Wow. Alex Kingston is SMOKING hot.

  • Scully

    Young Tina Fey looks like Hermione.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I was thinking Jennifer Jason Leigh ... with a dash of Sara Gilbert.

  • brite

    I thought that too.

  • Ley

    Oh my, what an adorable little hipster!

  • Baba O'R'lyeh

    Running the gauntlet;

    Mrs. Brad Pitt
    Megan Mullaly
    Jane Lynch
    ?
    Scully
    ?
    Juliana Cougarles
    Sandra Bullock
    Rashida Jones (?)
    Maude Lebowski
    Omega-Beta-Zeta-Jones (does this woman age?)
    Winslet
    ?

  • e jerry powell

    Catherine Tau Spartacus Alpha Naoi started her film career when she was eight and spent most of her time standing next to Sean Connery, so she's not even 25 yet, remember?

  • Bert_McGurt

    The lady after Jane Lynch is Julie Bowen from Modern Family, Ed and of course, Happy Gilmore. And she appears to be as ageless as Julianne Moore.

  • Baba O'R'Lyeh

    Woops, Nancy Botwin is in there too. Aniston/Kidman at the end. Although, the more face-reshapings Nicole Kidman goes through, the more youre tempted to say her younger days resemble Amy Adams.

  • nosio

    Ooh, THAT'S who the second-to-last person is. I kept going back to Charlize Theron with the worst perm ever.

  • the other courtney

    Good God. Does EVERYONE in Hollywood get a nose job? Is it a law?

  • Maguita NYC

    The same with yesterday's pictures of men/boys. Less has gotten their noses done than the women pictured here, but a few were obvious like Daniel Craig.

    And the second picture here is obviously the Jolie.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Gotten nose done, or gotten nose broken/fixed?

  • Maguita NYC

    @Sara_Tonin00 Which one? Daniel Craig or Jolie? I don't know if Craig's been broken before, but sure does look finer, less pudgy today.

    Same for Jolie's. Her nose looks finer. I think she went to the same doctor as Nicole Kidman (pre-third-lip), Katie Holmes, and Halle Berry. That doc does a fine job refining a somewhat pudgy-cute nose, and making it somehow more regal and elegant, IMO.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    You don't think it's possible the rest of their faces grew into their noses and the cartilage finished hardening? Cause that happens with noses.

  • Maguita NYC

    It depends. For some it is quite obviously related to tweaking, for others, because of their age, there is that possibility of losing baby fat, and growing into their bone structure.

    You have to admit though that those whose tip and nose-bridge become quite suddenly "finer", less rounder overnight in their mid-twenties, surgery is to blame. For example Halle Berry and Katie Holmes' are very obvious, so is Angelina... Daniel Craig's might be about cartilage and finally having the bone structure of a grown-up. Although his nose has maintained somewhat of pudgy look, it has immensely shrunk, and the tip is much less rounder than before.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    That's the same, really. They pretty much have to break your nose to change it. Hurts like hell. (Had to get an internal nose job because I couldn't breath through it.)

    I'm not sure she had her nose "done", though. She's pretty young in that picture, I guess, so it could have grown out differently.

  • Who's guessing? Is it the people who don't know how to mouse over a jpeg and see the name in the url?

  • denesteak

    lol, yea, that's definitely me... doh.

  • Mouse? What decade are you in? There is no mouse on my iPad

  • wow, thanks for the tip. i appear to be one of those people

  • Penny Marie Sautereau

    That only helps when the photo is named properly. Some are named with only timestamps.

  • kirbyjay

    Didn't even look : P
    1.January Jones
    2. Jolie
    X 3. Thought that was Connie Britton, turns out it's Megan Mullaly
    4. Jane Lynch - can't miss that mug
    5 Bowen
    6. ML Parker
    X 7. Thought it was Elizabeth Moss but it's Gillian Anderson
    X 8. Thought it was Emma Watson, turns out it's Tina Fey
    ( still thinks it's Emma Watson
    9. Marguilies
    10 Bullock
    11 Rashida Jones
    12 Julianne Moore
    13. Zeta Jones
    14 Winslet
    15 Aniston
    16 Kidman
    17 Alex Kingston

  • Shonda

    You're why we can't have nice things. Gawd.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    My browser doesn't do that. So there. :P

  • Stark_Raft

    Why does one say "Rashida-Jones-Nerds"?

  • L.O.V.E.

    Dang you. Now I know the second to last pic is
    "Screen%20Shot%202012-09-06%20at%2010_34_08%20AM-thumb-550x385-50385"
    She looks much different now.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Scientologists and Botox will do that to you.

  • L.O.V.E.

    along with lots and lots of photoshop.

  • L.O.V.E.

    damn you, Disqus! damn you to hell!

  • pajiba

    YOU KNOW HOW TO TAKE ALL THE FUN OUT OF SOMETHING, DON'T YOU. GOD.

  • Penny Marie Sautereau

    Guessing games are NEVER actually any fun, they're frustrating and infuriating and no one actually likes playing them. You're trolling your readers with childish stunts like this.

  • +1. Still...consider this retaliation for inflicting Nathan Fillion Was in The Backstreet Boys on me yesterday.

  • BabyBearStrikesAgain

    The third pic doesn't have the full name though. Just "Megan".

  • Maguita NYC

    Meghan Mullali from Will & Grace, Breaking In.

  • BabyBearStrikesAgain

    Ah yes. I see it now. Thank you.

  • Maguita NYC

    Some have not changed much though. Like Jen Aniston, Catherine Zeta Jones and Sandra Bullock... Except for a tweak or two, you'd recognize them anywhere.

  • and julianne moore. her and bullock havent aged a day

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