Forget Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday: RadarOnline.com's going way back, and taking a look at celebs who didn’t necessarily look their best when they first gained fame.
When she first got a name for herself hosting a daytime then-local chat show in Chicago in 1984 Oprah Winfrey did not look like the glamorous media mogul that she is today. She had a very round face that was painted with lots of ‘80s-style makeup. Oh, and when it came to fashion, shoulder pads ruled supreme.
Has Kim Kardashian had plastic surgery? That is the perennial question, because the girl who first gained fame as Paris Hilton’s second banana had a facial profile much different than the one she has today. At the very least, her sense of style has evolved over the years and these days she looks a lot more sophisticated than the girl who used to date Ray J and Nick Cannon.
Like a fine wine, Ellen DeGeneres’ looks have improved with age. As the face of her self-titled sitcom in the 1990s, she had bad haircut after bad haircut and masculine clothes that often swamped her frame. She was anything but the TV host that we know and love now who dons a series of short choppy hairstyles and fun, well-cut suits.
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Speaking of the Osbournes, Jack Osbourne looked nothing like he does today. Kelly’s younger brother was a teen with a chubby face surrounded by a mass of chin-length curls.
Just one look at the video for Lady Gaga’s 2008 breakout hit, “Just Dance” proves that the eccentric singer looked like your average, young pop star. Fast forward to 2014 and with her jaw-dropping, often bizarre style choices (think the meat dress or her over-sized Cher-circa-1990 curly wig) and you’ll see how far she has come.
When Prince Charles first started dating Lady Diana Spencer back in the early 1980s, she looked nothing like the Princess Diana that we grew to love before her tragic death in 1997. The chubby-faced nursery school teacher with the (almost) bowl haircut looked nothing like the Versace-wearing style queen who perished in a tragic car crash.
With her dirty blonde hair, belly-skimming tops, ra ra skirts and thick eyebrows, Madonna was a fashion-forward diamond in the rough when she first burst onto the pop scene. Her style quickly evolved though and she went from chubby to athletic and settled on a look that predominantly-featured long blonde hair.
“You had me at hello.” The young, girl-next-door, quirky beauty who said that in the 1996 hit Jerry Maguire looks nothing like the Renee Zellweger of today. Set aside the allegations that she has had plastic surgery, and it's clear that the actress has settled upon a blonder, sleeker, more sophisticated look.
When Rihanna first, gained success in the pop charts in 2005, the singer looked almost like a mini Beyonce; with her auburn and sometimes honey-blonde extensions. Today the vixen looks anything but, sporting a variety of colorful hairstyles and outfits that see her turning up at events braless in see-through outfits.