Celebrities, Then and Now — How These Famous Faces Have (& Haven't) Changed


Celebrities frequently transform themselves for their roles, but just as many transform themselves in real life. Seeing side-by-side photos can be mind-boggling because sometimes you forget about how these celebrities started out in Hollywood.

Let's look back at the most dramatic celebrity transformations of the decade. Settle in, because we're about to seriously shock you with what these stars looked like ten years back. So, ready to take a trip through time? Here are the most dramatic celeb transformations of the past decade below.

A version of this article was originally published in April 2022.


Liam Payne

Like all of the members of One Direction, Liam Payne was bright-eyed and had no tattoos. Last forward to 2023, and not only does he have 22 tattoos, but with his latest red carpet appearance, he's changed up his look entirely. Many fans and professionals have speculated extensive plastic surgery with his face, lips, and jaw, but he has not made a comment yet.

Ava Phillippe

For a burgeoning starlet who's grown up right before our eyes, Ava Phillippe has wholly embraced every step of her journey in the spotlight. The daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, Ava is clearly paving her own path and showing off her unique style along the way.


She's incredibly close with her family, as evidenced by the sweet social media posts often shared on her own account and those of her parents. We're not yet sure what the future holds for Ava, but it's clear she's not just her mom's lookalike anymore: she's a young woman with a style and sensibility all her own. 

Kim Kardashian

From her beginnings on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian transformed herself over the past decade. She also starred in the reality TV show's successors like Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, and Hulu's upcoming successor The Kardashians.


Along with being a reality TV star, she has gone down numerous business ventures like a beauty line called KKW Beauty, a mobile game called Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a fragrance line called KKW Fragrance, and the ever-so-popular SKIMS line. She married Kanye West back in 2014 (and filed for divorce in 2021) and welcomed four children named North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2. She's also been working on her law degree, passing the "baby-bar" exam in Dec. 2021.


No matter the time or place, Rihanna looks amazing. Back in the early 2010s, she continually released hit albums like Loud, Talk That Talk, and Unapologetic.


 The last album she released was back in 2016, called Anti. Since then, she's gone down a plethora of different business paths such as her lingerie line called Savage X Fenty, a beauty line called Fenty Beauty, a skincare line called Fenty Skin, and a fashion line under Louis Vuitton called Fenty. She's become a billionaire over time and has been incredibly generous, donating frequently to charities all over the world. Back in Jan. 2022, she revealed that she was expecting her first child with her boyfriend ASAP Rocky.


Ever since Adele's music blew up in the early 2010s, everyone fell for the powerhouse singer. Her albums 21, 25, and 30 became instant successes, with all three topping #1 on nearly every worldwide music chart. Along with being the proud mama to Angelo James, 9, Adele is all about a new lifestyle. She shocked fans in 2020 when fans saw that she lost over 100 pounds, completely transforming her look.

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