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High School To Hospital! Heather Locklear Was Teen Dream Before Downward Spiral

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Jul. 3 2018, Updated 1:23 p.m. ET

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Heather Locklear was already looking like a star while attending Newbury Park High School in California from 1976 to 1979. Though she’s since spiraled out of control and is currently battling mental health and substance abuse issues, click through’s exclusive gallery to see rare yearbook photos of the actress long before her struggles began.

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Locklear looked every bit the star she would eventually become when she sat for her senior portrait in 1979.

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That year, Locklear’s classmates compared her to another famous face — Farrah Fawcett.

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During her senior year, Locklear posed in a little black dress she wore for homecoming at the high school, which is located in Thousand Oaks.

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Around 40 years ago, Locklear was awarded Best Smile, though it was nowhere to be seen when Locklear was recently thrown in jail for attacking police officers.

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Locklear beamed in her 1976 freshman photo — a far cry from messier days ahead.

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Her fiancé, Chris Heisser, pictured here as a senior in 1979,could have been Locklear’s twin.

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As Radar recently reported, Locklear’s current life is nothing like her more innocent days as a young schoolgirl. The troubled actress, 56, is now in the hospital under the watchful eye of professionals after her latest boozy meltdown.

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