It’s easy to forget those first few years of celebrities’ careers; we grow and change right along with them! But a celebrity headshot from back in the day reveals so much about what that star was like before he or she became famous, wouldn’t you say? After all, the saying is true: A picture is worth a thousand words–especially when that picture shows a silly throwback haircut or a fresh-faced teen who’s now a big star.
For instance, we love seeing Julie Andrews young and dazzling in her early career photos. One look at those eyes and sweet smile, and you knew this child star was headed for big things. Same goes for Diane Keaton, who rose to stardom at the mere age of 24. Her headshot from her first days of acting makes us want to flip through our own 1970s photographs, back when we were young and carefree.
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Click through the gallery to see the photos that projected these stars into the spotlight!
Celebrity Headshots Angelina Jolie
We can see why this early headshot from 1990 of the famous actress caught plenty of attention.
Celebrity Headshots Eva Longoria
The Desperate Housewives actress caused a stir when she posted her first ever headshot on Instagram.
Celebrity Headshots Alec Baldwin
It's clear from this headshot that Baldwin was already ready for Glengary Glen Ross.
Celebrity Headshots Anna Kendrick
This adorable shot of the actress was from her early Broadway days.
Celebrity Headshots Chris Pratt
Pratt himself poked fun of this photo, which was his very first headshot.
Celebrity Headshots Diane Keaton
This early photo just proves that Keaton has been embodying elegance and grace since the beginning.
Celebrity Headshots Bill Murray
If you immediately think of Ghostbusters when you see this early shot, we can't blame you.
Celebrity Headshots Julie Andrews
No length of time can erase that smile or those elegant freckles signature to Andrews.
Celebrity Headshots John Stamos
Although he looks far more mature these days, you can tell this early picture is Stamos at even a quick glance.
Celebrity Headshots Naomi Watts
This headshot was taken in 1986 at the very start of Watts' long and successful career.
Celebrity Headshots Jack Nicholson
If nothing else gives away this famous actor in the early photo, it's those signature unruly brows!
Celebrity Headshots Katharine Hepburn
This striking early shot was used to promote a 1950 production of the play As You Like It.
Celebrity Headshots Whitney Houston
You can already see the regal attitude she projected throughout her whole career in this early shot.
Celebrity Headshots Winona Ryder
This headshot might have been taken in 1986, but we can barely see a difference!