From America's sweethearts to '80s icons, these famous faces have changed so drastically
over the years, most people would have a tough time picking them out in a lineup. Find who
has aged, um, interestingly over the years.
Actress Renee Zellweger had everyone talking in 2014 when she showed up to Elle’s Women
in Hollywood party looking a lot different than she used to. According to People, some
guests at the event didn't recognize her. The tabloids went into a speculative tailspin
as rumors of plastic surgery erupted.
What happened? The Oscar-winning actress credits her new look simply to living a "different,
happy, more fulfilling life." Renee has remarked that she feels healthier and more peaceful
today. Still, she admits to mistakes in the past, saying, “Rather than stopping to recalibrate,
I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion."
Whether or not that actually included plastic surgery is still left up to speculation. Mostly
by ghoulish doctors.
Actor Val Kilmer made headlines for his fluctuating weight for years, but tabloids took special
notice of his sudden and drastic weight loss in 2014. In a Facebook post published in December
of that year, Kilmer set the record straight and said that he had only lost weight to portray
Mark Twain in an upcoming movie. He also said he was in "perfect health."
About a month later, Kilmer was rushed to the hospital amid rumors that he had a throat
tumor. A rep for the actor later told TMZ that Kilmer was simply undergoing tests for
a possible tumor. The following December, Kilmer was spotted wearing a device that appeared
to be a tracheostomy tube, but the star was seen without the device a few months later.
Oscar-nominated actor Mickey Rourke's face has changed considerably since he emerged
as a Hollywood icon in the early '80s. As he tells it, his mug was damaged from his
days as a professional boxer.
"I had my nose broken twice. I had five operations on my nose and one on a smashed cheekbone.
Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong
guy to put my face back together," Rourke told The Daily Mail in 2009.
Over the years, Meg Ryan's drastically different face has been the subject of much speculation.
It’s inspired rough nicknames like "Misshapen Meg" and the terribly blunt headline, "What
Has Happened to Meg Ryan's Face?" To answer that question: we honestly don't know. Although
rumors of plastic surgery have surrounded the actress since the early 2000s, she's never
actually set the record straight. You be the judge.
Lil’ Kim is another celebrity who's battled plastic surgery rumors. The forty-something
rapper's face has looked drastically different at multiple events. According to E! News,
Kim's team finally spoke out after taking offense to a blog post, saying "The blog site
doing its best to conjure up much needed publicity and what better way to do so, than to take
an American music icon and create a fictitious platform in which to disrespect and humiliate.
We at Team Lil Kim are not taking this lying down and are taking this matter very seriously."
Though if you want to be taken seriously, you probably shouldn’t call yourself “Team
It's hard to believe this is the same actress who once played the bubbly, fashion-happy
student Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell. After Voorhies' bizarre interview with The
Yo Show aired in 2012, the actress' mother claimed in an interview with People that her
daughter was suffering from bipolar disorder. Voorhies denied her mother's statement and
instead said that she suffers from lupus, and gave another very strange interview to
I have no worries myself. Nor do I exude, exhibit or possess within my living strata.... stratus.
"I continue to rise again and again to reinvent myself." she told her Instagram followers
in December 2015. "I am God's child and you can never take from me what I refuse to give."
Voorhies also published several books, including one titled… well, we’re not sure it’s
in a human language.
Actress Anjelica Huston's face raised quite a few eyebrows at a 2013 panel for NBC's Smash.
The Daily Mail claimed she was suffering from an offensive-sounding condition called "pillow
face." For what it's worth, Huston has been open about her experiences with plastic surgery,
including a Botox injection that allegedly left her with a headache for four days.
Actress Daryl Hannah looks a heck of a lot different from her Splash days. But before
you jump to any conclusions, she has said before that cosmetic surgery has nothing to
do with it. "I am too much of a coward to go under a surgeon's knife for something that
wasn't life-saving," she said in 2010. She also said that she’s actually lost jobs
over a recent photo that made her look like she had gotten work done.
We have no idea which photo that might be. Because it’s probably all of them.
Like many stars on this list, Rupert Everett's face has been subjected to harsh criticisms
over the last few years. At one point, Entertainment Weekly even published a blog post titled,
"Rupert Everett's Face Makes Me Uncomfortable." Like many stars on this list, Everett claims
he's had no work done. "I haven't had any surgery done at all," he told The Daily Mail
in 2014. We may never know the truth about his face, but we do know that My Best Friend's
Wedding is an amazing movie, and Everett should have been nominated for an Oscar for it. Just
Singer-turned-TV host Mark McGrath looks almost nothing like he did as boisterous the frontman
of Sugar Ray in the '90s. Which, come to think of it, might not be so bad after all because
who wants to be immortalized as Sugar Ray?
Except, like, the real Sugar Ray.
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