Some of the hottest celebs of all time are still just as hot as they were the first time you saw them onscreen or in a magazine. In fact, some of them have even gotten even better looking with age. These names who have aged incredibly well are not all fitness fanatics and easy livers; in fact, some of these stars who got hotter with age have actually been hard partiers in the past, only to come out looking better than they did in their heydays.
Check out pictures of these female celebrities when they were young.
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and businesswoman. She gained popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream pop music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV.
Madonna is recognized for reinventing both her music and image and for keeping her autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have praised her musical productions which have also been known to cause controversy. Often referred to as the “Queen of Pop”, she is mentioned as an influence among other artists around the world. Born in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna attended the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
2. Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer, and songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Taylor moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to seek a career in country music. She contracted with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house.
The release of Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album in 2006 set her as a country music star. Her 3rd single, “Our Song,” made her the youngest person to single-handedly compose and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She got a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Swift’s 2nd album, Fearless, dropped in 2008.
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
3. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is an American filmmaker, actress, and humanitarian. She has won an Academy Award, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 3 Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid female actor.
Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her dad, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out. Her movie career started in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2, followed by her 1st leading role in a major movie, Hackers. She featured in the critically acclaimed biographical TV films George Wallace and Gia, and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the drama Girl, Interrupted.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian actress, fashion designer, and singer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career started upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends; she recorded demo tapes with his supervision.
Her tape was sent to various record labels, and she finally signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings following an audition for its then-president, hip-hop producer, and rapper Jay-Z. Both her debut album, Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl Like Me peaked in the top 10 on the US Billboard 200; the former featured the commercially successful hit “Pon de Replay”.
Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
5. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is an American songwriter, record producer, singer, and occasional actress. She rose to fame after releasing her self-titled debut studio album Mariah Carey in 1990; it went multiplatinum and spawned 4 consecutive no.1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Under the supervision of Columbia Records executive and later husband Tommy Mottola, Mariah continued booking success with followup albums Emotions, Music Box, and Merry Christmas and was installed as Columbia’s highest-selling act. Daydream made music history when its 2nd single “One Sweet Day”, a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record 16 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100.
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States of America
6. Miley Cyrus
Miley Ray Cyrus is an American songwriter, actress, and singer. Her dad is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the TV series Doc and the movie Big Fish in her childhood.
In 2006, Cyrus rose to fame as a teen idol after being cast in the Disney Channel TV series Hannah Montana, in which she acted the starring character, Miley Stewart. After signing a recording deal with Hollywood Records in 2007, Miley released her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus. It was certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for exceeding four million shipments, and produced the hit single “See You Again”.
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
7. Nicki Minaj
Onika Tanya Maraj, famously known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian singer, rapper, and songwriter.
8. Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt is an American actor. He is known for his TV roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood, and Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation. His early movie career began with supporting roles in mainstream films such as Wanted, Bride Wars, Jennifer’s Body, Moneyball, What’s Your Number?
9. Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Studios superhero films Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. He has also featured in the science fiction action film Star Trek, the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway, the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods.
10. Matthew Lewis
Matthew David “Matt” Lewis is an English film, television and stage actor, best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, Jamie Bradley in The Syndicate and Corporal Gordan “Towerblock” House in the BBC Three comedy drama Bluestone 42.
11. Robert Downey Jr.
Robert John Downey Jr. is an American producer, actor, and singer, whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. Making his screen debut at the age of 5, appearing in his father Robert Downey Sr.’s film Pound, he appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science and the drama Less Than Zero.
12. George Clooney
George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing. Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978 and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Emmy Award nominations.
13. Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model and fashion designer. She began her acting career at a young age and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring titular character in the TV series Lizzie McGuire. The series proved to be a hit, leading to a movie adaptation of the series to be released. Duff started working on various projects with the Disney channel, including the film Cadet Kelly.
14. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her first major performance was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. She featured in the independent dramas The Burning Plain and Winter’s Bone, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination.
15. Adam Levine
Adam Levine is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Levine started his musical career in 1994, when he co-founded the alternative rock band Kara’s Flowers, of which he was the lead vocalist and guitarist. The band split up after their only album, The Fourth World, which did not gain popularity.
16. Brad Pitt
William Bradley “Brad” Pitt is an American producer and actor. He has won a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and 3 Academy Award nominations in acting categories, and received two further Academy Award nominations, winning one, for productions of his film production company Plan B Entertainment.