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17 Then and Now Celebrity Pictures That Seem to Show Completely Different People

Changes are normal and even necessary for actors and singers who are always looking for something new. But sometimes the transformations famous people go through are so stunning that it’s really hard to recognize them in their old pics. Sara Rue, Kelly Osbourne, Rose McGowan, and Ben Affleck — here are just a few celebrities who will surprise you with their “then and now” pics placed side-by-side.

We felt a strong desire to dive into our old photo albums here at Bright Side when we saw these before and after celebrity collages, and we can’t wait to show them to you.

Robert Downey Jr.: 1985 vs 2017

Jennifer Lopez: 1997 vs 2017

Drew Barrymore: 1993 vs 2018

Sarah Jessica Parker: 1980 vs 2019

Rihanna: 2005 vs 2019

Mickey Rourke: 1988 vs 2018

Kirstie Alley: 1982 vs 2019

Britney Spears: 1998 vs 2019

Rose McGowan: 2005 vs 2019

Katy Perry: 2008 vs 2018

Ben Affleck: 1997 vs 2017

Scarlett Johansson: 2000’s vs 2019

Mariah Carey: 1997 vs 2018

Johnny Depp: 1995 vs 2019

Renee Zellweger: 2004 vs 2019

Kelly Osbourne: 2002 vs 2019

Not all mind-blowing changes take decades. Some of them can happen in just a couple of years. Sara Rue: 2000 vs 2005

Whose transformations surprised you the most? Which famous people would you add to our list?