Who Is That? These Celebrities Are Almost Unrecognizable After Dramatically Changing Their Appearances

The longer your career, the more chances you have to reinvent yourself. These Hollywood celebrities have completely changed their looks and are nearly unrecognizable today. For some, it was ill-advised plastic surgery. For others, it was finding true health and happiness. Either way, we’re all doing a double take.

Which former angsty teen is now a legit fashion icon? Read on to find out!

Pamela Anderson: Bye-Bye, Long Hair!


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Pamela Anderson rose to fame in the ’90s as the busty blonde in Baywatch. The star who has undeniably been a sex symbol her entire career shocked the masses when she chopped off her signature bleach blonde locks into a sexy pixie.

Anderson explained the cut in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. “I just thought my hair had a life, and I wanted to kind of put that behind me and start fresh,” she told the talk show host. “I thought it would be good for [running the New York Marathon], and it was.”

Jenni ‘JWow’ Farley Had A Big Lifestyle Change


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There was a time where Jenni Farley was best known for her chunky blonde highlights, which were absolutely pulled on in more than a few physical altercations between her fellow Jersey Shore castmates. Today, she’s absolutely unrecognizable from her former self. Not only does Farley have a completely different look, but she’s traded the vodka shots and fist pumps for a baby. Farley is a responsible, loving mama. Who would have thought?

Farley underwent some plastic surgery after having her son. She previously had two breast augmentations and received a third to lift her girls after breastfeeding. She’s also rumored to have undergone a chin-sculpting surgery, but it’s hard to tell after her impressive weight loss. JWoww is looking better than ever.

Kylie Jenner Admitted That The Fillers Were Too Much


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According to a recent Forbes article, Kylie is basically a self-made billionaire. While she may have launched her fashion empire all on her own (with some undeniable help from momager Kris Jenner), the young makeup mogul doesn’t have a self-made face.

Kylie Jenner’s looks have drastically changed since she first appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and that can largely be attributed to one of two things: puberty and lip fillers. Jenner finally admitted to plumping up her lips after months of claiming it was simple makeup trips used to plump her pout. Today, Kylie has ditched the fillers but looks more like her sister Kim than her pre-teen self.

Jocelyn Wildenstein Has Had A Lifetime Of Cosmetic Surgeries


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Jocelyn Wildenstein has always had unique looks and a luxe life. The Swiss-born socialite once admitted she spent an estimated $547,000 a year on food and wine, but that’s no big deal when you’re married to a billionaire.

Wildenstein gained mass fame when she divorced billionaire businessman Alec Wildenstein in 1999 after walking in on him in the bedroom with a 19-year-old model. The socialite already had a documented passion for plastic surgery – so much so it was written into her $2.5 billion divorce settlement. The judge stipulated that she couldn’t use any of the alimony payments for cosmetic surgery, but that didn’t stop her.

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Jocelyn Wildenstein Today. How Much Does That Cost, Anyway?

Jocelyn Wildenstein Today. How Much Does That Cost, Anyway?

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Throughout the years, Wildenstein’s love affair with plastic surgery has garnered her the nickname Cat Woman. According to her ex-husband, Wildenstein was using cosmetic surgery to get a cat-like look (it’s rumored that her ex-husband adored big cats and her unusual appearance).

It’s been rumored that the socialite has spent around $4 million on plastic surgery, money she could have perhaps used later in life. According to Page Six, Wildenstein filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2018 claiming to have $0 in her bank account. Wildenstein has been allegedly surviving on her $900 per month Social Security checks.

Jennifer Grey Looks Different Than Her Dirty Dancing Days

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Jennifer Grey’s nose job was the rhinoplasty that echoed around the world. It didn’t make sense on so many levels – not that she had the procedure but what it did to her career. When Grey rose to fame at the age of 27 after starring in Dirty Dancing, her nose was her defining feature. It was far from perfect and lacked that petite Hollywood upturn (a huge nose trend in the 1980s). It was unique, and it was her.

Then, Grey decided to get a nose job. By all accounts, her nose looks absolutely flawless, but her career faltered. “I went into the ­operating room a ­celebrity and came out anonymous,” she said. “It was the nose job from hell. I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody ­recognizes because of a nose job.” It just goes to show you, perfect doesn’t always pay.

Next: a fashion designer who one publication calls “human waxwork.

Donatella Versace Denies Having Any Work Except For Botox


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According to The Daily Mail, Donatella Versace is a “human waxwork.” Admittedly, that’s a little harsh but the fashion maven does have a changing, unique look that has most gossip rags crying plastic surgery. Strangely enough, Donatella has denied all cosmetic procedures aside from Botox (which let’s be real, doesn’t count as surgery at all).

Donatella’s most striking changes through the years are her dramatic weight loss and plumped up cheeks and lips. Though she claims it’s the work of Botox, others believe it’s the work of the fashion world’s finest fillers. She’s also believed to have had laser resurfacing to smooth out fine lines, and a chin implant.

90210 No More


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Tori Spelling looks almost nothing like the fresh-faced star who rose to fame on 90210 – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. She’s undeniably aged (hey, it gets the best of us) but maintained a youthful look through the use of plastic surgery. Spelling has had a nose job and breast implants in the past, but she’s apparently starting to regret her regimen of cosmetic procedures.

According to OK Magazine, Spelling regretted the breast implants because they made breastfeeding difficult. She also started to rue the extensive laser procedures and chemical peels because it was costly to maintain. “Everything is sagging because she doesn’t have the money to maintain some of the major work she’s had done. She’s starting to deeply regret ever going under the knife,” an anonymous source told the magazine. Okay, anon. You definitely exist.

Mama June Shannon From ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Fame

Mama June Shannon From ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Fame

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Mama June rose to fame after her daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson appeared on TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras. The pair were so captivating that TLC gave them their own spin-off series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. If the show was known for anything, it wasn’t healthy eating habits.

Mama June was famously accused of child abuse when Alana was fed “Go Go Juice,” a mix of Red Bull and Mountain Dew, during an episode of Toddlers & Tiaras. Things got worse years later when Mama June’s boyfriend was found to be a convicted child molester. TLC promptly canceled the spin-off series, but June was intent on reinventing herself.

So what exactly did Mama June do to change her appearance? We’ll find out next.

This Is What June Shannon Looks Like Today

This Is What June Shannon Looks Like Today

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Mama June shed a miraculous 300 pounds after receiving gastric sleeve surgery in 2015. The star managed to shrink from 460 lbs. to a size four. She used a mix of portion control, exercise and, of course, cosmetic surgery. The star spent $75,000 perfecting her brand new look.

Mama June’s massive weight loss led to a lot of extra skin. She had 9 lbs. of loose skin removed from her neck, biceps, and stomach. She also received a breast augmentation and some shiny new porcelain veneers. Though June eventually gained back about 25 pounds, she’s still looking better than ever.

Lindsay Lohan Is A Chameleon


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Lindsay Lohan has had a hard life. After rising to fame in The Parent Trap and becoming a bonafide icon with Mean Girls and Herbie Fully Loaded, the troubled starlet struggled with substance abuse. Lohan’s looks drastically changed throughout her career. During her hard-partying years, she dropped to a frightening weight. She ditched her signature ginger locks for a bleached blonde and started playing around with plastic surgery. Lohan allegedly even received lip fillers right before heading to jail.

Today, Lohan is looking a whole lot healthier. She’s dyed her hair back to her signature ginger. There’s even a Lindsay Lohan beauty line on the horizon. We’re just happy she’s happy.

Lena Dunham Is Happier When She’s Heavier


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Lena Dunham has come a long way since she became a household name in HBO’s Girls. The starlet has always promoted body positivity and flaunted her fluctuating weight. In 2017, Dunham debuted a notably thinner figure which she claims led to her being “complimented all day and propositioned by men.” But she wasn’t happy.

Dunham was struggling with endometriosis pain that eventually led to her having a hysterectomy at the age of 31. She later gained nearly 30 pounds after recovery. The star claimed that she was “happy, joyous and free” after the weight gain and enjoyed snacks, apps, and entrees. You do you, girl! Both versions of Dunham are gorgeous, but it’d be remiss to not mention the drastic difference extensions make. She looks like a totally different person.

Kelly Osbourne Is A Reinvention Queen


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There was a time where Kelly Osborne was an angsty teen appearing alongside her family on MTV’s reality show The Osbournes. Remember that? It was much simpler back then– Ashlee Simpson was pulling a Milli Vanilli on SNL, Carson Daily was still painting his fingernails black, Von Dutch trucker hats were an acceptable thing to wear. What happened?

In the early ’00s, Osbourne’s style appeared to be lifted right out of Hot Topic. She had the spiky, neon hair, the tube socks, and the distressed denim. It was a look that she fortunately graduated from when she got her next TV gig.

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Kelly Osbourne Is Now A Style Icon

Kelly Osbourne Is Now A Style Icon

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Kelly Osbourne’s transformation is nothing short of miraculous. It’s more than the fact that she lost a whopping 50 pounds. She became an actual style icon (and we’re not talking about an icon for angsty teens mad their parents didn’t let them have the explicit version of Blink-182’s latest record). Osbourne was one of E!’s Fashion Police. So, how does a chubby teen become the authority on style?

For starters, it’s her newfound sense of confidence. The starlet lost weight the healthy way, grew her hair out, and started wearing more flattering, form-fitting cuts. She still never forgot her punky roots and even got a head tattoo. Her new look is somehow both true to herself while looking nothing like her former self.

Christina Aguilera’s Impressive Makeunder


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For Christina Aguilera, the most extreme makeover the shapeshifting star could possibly get is a make-under. Aguilera got her start as a fresh-faced, teen pop star in the ’90s and since developed a glamorous style that relied on bleach blonde hair, heavy makeup and cleavage-bearing tops (we’re ignoring the whole “Dirty” phase, which was a blip of terrible low-lights and chaps).

In recent years, Aguilera has pulled a total Benjamin Button. Who knew all it would take is wiping off some of that red lipstick and opting for some natural shades. Aguilera looks almost nothing the heavily made-up pop star of the “Candyman” era, but she looks better than ever.

Nicole Richie Is Simply Stunning These Days


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If there’s one thing Nicole Richie has always been, it’s hilarious. The starlet adopted a hilarious dim-witted party-girl persona during her days as Paris Hilton’s BFF on The Simple Life. Later, the starlet proved she’s a whip-smart comedian on Candidly Nicole. Though her sense of humor and penchant for sarcasm has always remained the same, the reality star and businesswoman looks like an entirely new person.

When Richie started on The Simple Life, she filled the role of the chubby, comedic sidekick. Okay, she wasn’t actually chubby by real-world standards, but compared to the impossibly skinny Paris Hilton, she was slightly bigger. A couple seasons later, and Richie’s weight loss started to concern the tabloids (even though it’s none of our business). She allegedly weighed just 88 lbs. at her lowest. Today, Richie looks as healthy and elegant as ever. She’s adopted a chic flower-power style and ditched the party girl days of the past.

Taylor Momsen’s Move From Wholesome To ‘Reckless’

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Taylor Momsen shocked the world when she split off from her wholesome Gossip Girl character and became sultry rock star in raccoon eyeliner. When she was Little J, the young starlet had a penchant for frilly dresses, preppy plaid and straightened blonde hair – but not anymore.

Momsen’s controversy came to a head when the half-naked teen star (she loved wearing lingerie as actual clothing) became fully naked. She pulled down her top during a performance with her band the Pretty Reckless and revealed it all. The move got her suspended from Gossip Girl, but did she care? Nope. The starlet has found immense success with The Pretty Reckless, so who needs the Upper East Side. She has since stopped flashing people.

Everyone Remembers ‘Snooki’


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In 2009, the world hadn’t seen anything like Snooki. Were we even prepared? The reality TV starlet was undeniably the standout of the Jersey Shore cast. If you didn’t hate her, you wanted to be her best friend. Her unique style – the impossible tan, bedazzled animal print, and patented pouf – inspired generations of club goers. If you didn’t own a Bump It in 2009, were you even a Jersey Shore fan?

Snooki dubbed herself a “meatball” towards the end of Jersey Shore – a move that was inspired by her Italian heritage and short, round stature (she’s not even five feet tall!). Though Snooki’s meatball days will forever have a special place in our hearts, she’s more like half a meatball now, as you’ll see next.

That’s A Spicy Meatball!

That’s A Spicy Meatball!

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Snooki looks gorgeous at any weight, but the reality TV star underwent a total transformation after having kids. She shed a shocking 42 pounds after having her first son Lorenzo, which is a lot when you consider the fact that she’s just 4′ 8″. She continued her healthy habits through her second pregnancy, mostly to set a good example for her little ones.

“Even though I want to be healthy for myself and it feels great to be healthy, I mainly want to do it for my kids,” Polizzi told People. “I just really want to be a fit mom. I want to be able to keep up with them, run after them.”

That Look Is So Raven


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Raven-Symone has pretty much always been around in Hollywood. The actress started in Tinsel Town with roles on The Cosby Show and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. In the early ’00s, she finally graduated to the world of Disney where she starred in her own hit sitcom That’s So Raven.

Today, Raven-Symone looks nothing like the psychic teen we remember. The star has crafted an eccentric look filled with brightly colored hair and makeup. She’s also shifted from the wholesome world of Disney to drumming up controversy on NBC’s The View. After saying she wouldn’t hire a person with an ethnic sounding name (ignoring the fact that she has an ethnic sounding name), a petition surfaced online to get her booted from the show. Thousands of people signed.