Before they entered the glitz and glamour of the celebrity world, A-listers were kids too and we've got their childhood snaps. See if you can guess these stars from their family-album pics.
We’ve all got some embarrassing snaps from our childhood and these A-list stars are no different. See if you can guess the celeb from pics of them before they were famous…
This retro family photo gives a little hint about the age of this master of bread, but can you guess who the little boy in the centre grew up to be?
Look very closely…
The beloved Great British Bake Off judge is unrecognisable in the family photo with his great-grandma and cousin, and we’re absolutely loving his little outfit!
It looks like he was practising his best stern face for the time when he would be assessing people’s signature bakes – he’s got it spot on!
Clue: You’d probably know this TV presenter more instantly if you could see the colour of his hair…
Did you get it? It’s funny man Leigh, also known as Keith Lemon, of course!
The comedian shared the throwback snap on his Twitter account, and fans couldn’t believe their eyes at his transformation. ‘Your hair!’ one exclaimed, whilst another added ‘That is not you!’
Despite the debate, Leigh confirmed that it was in fact him at a mere 16 years old, in 1989. Aww – how times change!
Clue: This Dawson’s Creek star is the spitting image of her daughter…
Did you guess right? It’s Katie Holmes of course! Actress Katie shared this cute snap of her younger self looking absolutely adorable in dungarees on Instagram.
She wrote alongside the post: ‘My overall days #familylove #gratitude?’.
Katie, 37, is best known for her roles in Dawson’s Creek and Batman Begins, and will star as former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the TV series, The Kennedys After Camelot next year.
We think she looks almost identical to her 10-year-old daughter Suri Cruise. That fringe is too cute!
Clue: She’s a little more at home in the jungle these days…
It’s I’m A Celeb presenter Laura Whitmore of course!
The star shared this throwback picture of her school days to her Instagram account with the caption: ‘Happy Birthday to my June birthday girls. Two girls that I couldn’t live without. Today’s birthday girl @dee_moran and for two weeks ago (and still celebrating I hope) @orladoyle85 🎉❤️’
We don’t think she’s changed much – the blonde beauty is still as fresh-faced! Her fans were quick to compliment her on her youthful looks too, with one commenting: ‘You look like a young Kate Moss here!!’
According to reports, Laura has been snapped up by the BBC to appear in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing – we’d love to see Laura strutting her stuff on the dance floor!
Clue: It’s a good job this little one was practising his kicks early on!
It’s baby Becks! Did you get it right?
The father-of-four posted the adorable throwback snap of him and his mum on his Instagram account, writing alongside, ‘Happy birthday mum… The most amazing and caring person and someone I’ve learnt so much from over the years … No words will ever be enough…’
What a sweetheart!
Clue: This star learnt her tricks of the trade in the East End…
Did you guess right? It’s Tamzin Outhwaite!
The former EastEnders actress shared the pic of herself from her school days via Instagram. She mentioned how much both of her daughters – Florence Elsie, seven, and Marnie May, three – look like her younger self, captioning the pic: ‘Another old school photo of me .Can see both my girls in that face. Such a lovely feeling.’
Tamzin split with her daughters’ father, actor Tom Ellis, in 2013, and said last summer that she was taking time off from acting to concentrate on her daughters.
Clue: We reckon this smiley schoolgirl was a big fan of Saturdays…
Did you guess it? It’s popstar and presenter Rochelle Humes!
The mum-of-one posted the snap to her Instagram account, writing, ‘Mood.. #BabyRoch This literally looks like a picture of my little one…she does look like her Mumma after all’
Rochelle and husband Marvin are notoriously private when it comes to their daughter Alaia-Mai, so we can’t compare the two side by side, but we’re sure she’s just as gorgeous as her mum!
Clue: This family make us Goggle at the TV box…
It’s Scarlett Moffatt and her dad!
Our favourite Gogglebox family shared this adorable #TBT snap to Scarlett’s Instagram this week, with the hilarious caption; ‘Throw back to when my dad has as much hair on his head as I had on my monobrow.’
Fans of the show will know that Scarlett’s dad, Mark, isn’t quite so ‘blessed’ in the hair department these days, but that he’s quite the looker… perhaps Scarlett should watch out, there could be a new Instagram star in the family!
Clue: This little lady grew up to be a ‘bedazzling’ A-list actress…
How could you mistake that grin? It’s Liz Hurley of course.
The actress and mum-of-one shared this throwback snap on her Instagram, captioning it simply ‘Was I sweet?’
Little Liz might have something of a different hairstyle, but she’s barely aged a day otherwise. And you can definitely see where Liz’s son Damian gets his looks from!
Clue: This TV presenter was formerly an X Factor contestant!
Picture: YouTube/This Morning
It’s Rylan Clark! The cute snap of him as a red-haired child was brought out on This Morning by his fellow presenters to embarrass the Essex boy.
And it looks like it worked! Poor Rylan stormed off stage with a bit of a pink face when he saw the old photo of himself.
However, in true Rylan style he took it well and wasn’t really in a mood, as he quickly returned to his seat to laugh about the picture.
Clue: This singer has always been ‘the female boss’!
It’s a young Tulisa Contostavlos!
The NDubz singer from North London is dressed as Tallulah from the musical Bugsy Malone aged 11.
Tulisa shared the adorable #tbt snap on her Instagram page with the caption; ‘My name is Tulisaaaaa’. With nearly 5000 likes, clearly her fans loved the private photo.
Tulisa, 27, was most recently a judge on The X Factor alongside music mogul Simon Cowell between 2011-2012, and helped bring pop group Little Mix to fame.
We don’t think Tulisa has changed very much over the years – what do you think?
Clue: This TV star now has two children of her own, but she’s still a blondie!
It’s a mini Fearne of course! The TV favourite posted the throw back snap with the caption: ‘A classic 80’s scene. Severe fringe, mullet at the back, brown carpet and a big yellow teapot #minime’.
We’re glad to see that although the 80s mullet has gone, the blonde locks have stayed and thank goodness – we can’t think of Fearne being any other hair colour! Fearne now has two little ones of her own – Rex Wood, three, and Honey Krissy Wood, seven months. She can often be seen posting snaps of what her and her little family are getting up to on Instagram, from baking and cooking to crafts!
Clue: This Geordie lass knows just how to wind Simon Cowell up…
Cheryl posted the snap to her 2.3 million Instagram followers as a throwback Thursday, captioning it simply, ‘#tbt baba 👶’
Looking like butter wouldn?t melt, Cheryl has the same big eyes and petite features as a baby, and just look at those adorable curls!
Fans were quick to comment on how sweet the pop princess looked as a little one. Fan and follower chezza_aloud said ‘OMG 😱 The most cutest and gorgeous eyes I’ve ever seen 👀💝’.
Cheryl has been getting plenty of attention recently thanks to her relationship with One Direction star Liam Payne, who is 10 years her junior.
Clue: Her dad was the King of Pop and could do a thriller moonwalk…
We can’t believe how grown-up she looks now…
The 17-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson shared the adorable throwback snap on her Instagram page this week with the caption, ‘Monday bluezz’.
The shot also featured her brother Prince, who is the eldest of the late pop legend’s children with his ex-wife Debbie Rowe.
The siblings also have a younger brother, affectionately known as ‘Blanket’, who is now 13-years-old and was born with the help of an unknown surrogate mother.
Paris still lives in Beverly Hills, California.
Clue: This reality TV star just had the best time in the jungle…
Yes, it’s true! That angelical looking child has grown up to be the I’m a Celebrity Queen of the Jungle we all know and love, and we can’t get over how different she looks now!
Vicky started her reality TV career in the MTV show Geordie Shore, which follows a group of friends living together in a house in Newcastle, and also appeared on Ex on the Beach.
The reality star has also recently launched her website with nutrition tips and supplements, Mini V Nutrition, following an amazing body transformation that saw her shed three stone and go from size 16 to 6.
Clue: One of these cuties is a well-know TV presenter, who’s proven she’s rather good at dancing and has been involved in some of our favourite shows!
It’s X Factor’s Caroline Flack! But can you guess which one she is in the adorable snap?
The blonde TV presenter has a twin sister and it’s certainly not easy to tell them apart – their poor parents!
Sharing the cute throwback picture on Instagram, Caroline wished her sister Jody a happy birthday to celebrate them turning 36, showing how close they are with this sweet message: ‘To my good angel…. I couldn’t live without you… Happy birthday to the good twin @jodyflack ❤️❤️ (remember these gums)’
Psst… Caroline’s the twin on the right, in case you couldn’t tell!
Clue: This Oscar-winning singer has recently said ‘Hello’ after a three-year break from music!
It’s none other than James Bond songstress Adele!
Our favourite celebrity grew up in South London, where her mum used to sneak her into Brixton Academy to watch bands performing.
And this childhood picture (complete with missing front teeth!) which she shared on Twitter captioned ‘#TBT’ proves she is as down-to-earth as ever, returning after three years off the celeb circuit with her new baby boy Angelo
Clue: This little chap grew up to be a Hollywood A-lister with a talent for taming dinosaurs!
If you’ve seen Jurassic World and didn’t get this, you’ll be kicking yourself – it’s movie star Chris Pratt!
The now 36 year old shared this throwback picture on his Twitter account with the caption:
‘Before selfies, this was what 13 looked like.’
He might be a little more beardy now, but those brown eyes haven’t changed a bit. And we have to say, you’re a braver man than us Chris – you wouldn’t catch us posting pictures of our 13-year-old selves for love nor money…
Clue: The young lady on the right grew up to part of a famous girl band with a particular liking for Saturdays!
Can you believe the girl on the right is actually Saturdays singer Una Foden? The mum of two shared this throwback snap on her Instagram page with the caption:
The Irish beauty has changed a lot over the years, with her hair now a strawberry blonde shade rather than the brunette in this picture. Una, we almost didn’t recognise you!
Clue: This young lady blossomed into a famous Hollywood actress, who counts Mad Max amongst her friends!
Did you guess right? It’s a young Charlize Theron, of course!
The actress shared this picture of her young self on her Instragram page as part of the #62MillionGirls campaign, which aims to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world. She captioned the photo:
In school I learned to work hard, dream big and ALWAYS believe in myself #62MillionGirls don?t have that chance. Share what you learned in school with your photo and #62MillionGirls to join our yearbook at 62milliongirls.com
Clue: This mini fashionista started setting trends early on!
There’s no mistaking those glossy locks – it’s Alexa Chung!
The TV presented, author and model posted the retro snap of herself on her Instagram account with the caption:
’15. eyebrows. #90’s Blowdry for a school trip to the Clothes Show Live with textiles class. Ahgahdddd’
She may have learned a thing or two about a brow pencil since her youth, but she’s still got the same chic bob and chiselled features… we wished we looked that good in our teens!
Clue: This striking student grew up to be quite the ‘Domestic Goddess’…
Nigella, you’ve barely aged a day!
The now 55 year old posted this fresh-faced snap on her Instagram account, writing alongside:
‘#tbt My student self circa 1982’
By our calculations, that makes Nigella just 22 in this picture, around the same age as her daughter Cosima is now! Time flies…
Clue: The Aussie actor is an intergral part of one of our favourite superhero teams…
It’s Wolverine, a.k.a Hugh Jackman – did you get it right?
The now 46 year old shared the adorable pic of himself as a child on his Instagram account, captioning it:
‘Throw way way – way back Thursday.’
So cute! We think it might be time to bring back the paper crown look, Hugh…
Clue: These days he’s a little more at home in the kitchen than in a cardigan…
Well of course, it’s little Jamie!
The dad of four shared a snap to celebrate his own dad’s birthday with the caption: ‘Happy birthday Dad !!!:):)): x x x’ and who else thinks he’s hasn’t changed a bit? The eyes and nose in particular are a big giveaway!
Clue: This baby popstar has got a lot more to ‘Smile’ about these days…
She may have changed her hair colour a few times since, but that’s definitely a little Lily Allen!
Lily shared the cute picture of herself and her mum on her Instagram account after posting a picture of her pregnant mum just a few minutes before.
‘#tbt 1984 me in my mummy’s tummy’ she wrote alongside the first pic, captioning the second, ‘A couple of years later’.
30-year-old Lily is now mum to two little girls of her own – Ethel, 3, and Marnie, 2.
Clue: This little cheerleader became a leading Hollywood actress!
Where else would you see that cheeky grin? It’s Reese Witherspoon, of course!
The 39-year-old mum-of-three posted the picture of her mini self on her Instagram account, captioning it: ‘#TBT to my days as a proud General #cheernation #firstsquad #lilgeneral‘
From the perma-smile to the perfect posture, posing on top of the pyramid must have offered plenty of practice for those future red carpet appearances – once a performer, always a performer, eh Reese?
Clue: This mini sportsman grew up to be one of our favourite TV detectives…
Sherlock, you’ve barely aged a day!
This throwback snap of Benedict has been doing the rounds on Twitter, and we can’t get enough of his cheeky schoolboy smile.
Whilst his stripy attire is a little different to the smart suits he wears nowadays, there’s no mistaking those distintive brooding brows…
Clue: This cheeky monkey grew up to became a talent show success later on in life…
It’s X Factor winner, Sam Bailey! Could you tell?
The star shared this throwback picture on her Twitter account pointing out the similarities between herself as a child and her son, Tommy, 6.
Clue: This youngster certainly blossomed, as she’s now a top model!
Ahhh, it’s little Cara!
Miss Delevingne posted the cute snap to her Instagram account with the caption: #currentmood #tbt
It’s fair to say the 22 year old has changed a lot since she was a tot, although we’re glad that sweet button nose hasn’t gone anywhere!
Clue: Don’t be fooled by the rocks that she’s got – this mega star hasn’t changed a bit!
It’s little JLo!
The star posted this picture to celebrate her 46th birthday. We’d recognise that cheeky grin and enviable olive skin anywhere!
Happy Birthday Jennifer, we hope you’re celebrating with lots of cake!
Clue: This TV presenter is no stranger to an early morning, and often greets us first thing from a sofa!
It’s a baby-faced Kate Garraway of course!
The black and white snap was tweeted by Smooth Radio, where she presents a daily mid-morning show. The captioned the photo: ‘Think Prince George is cute? We’ve dug up this picture of @kategarraway from the archives… butter wouldn’t melt!’
We couldn’t agree more, just look at those cheeks! Kate you are adorable!
Clue: Her hair might look quite different now, but there’s no mistaking this musically-talented lady’s smile!
Of course it’s Myleene! Did you get it right?
The mum of two posted the retro picture of herself on her Instagram account, with the caption:
‘Corkscrew perm and indie dress baby. #TBT #geekchic #17’Lots of Myleene’s followers loved seeing her teenage look, because it turns out many of them had the same hairdo themselves! ‘I remember the perm and a very similar dress in my wardrobe too!! :-D’, one wrote, whilst another replied ‘we ALL had the perm.’
And yep, in the GoodtoKnow office there’s a good few corkscrew hairdos hidden in the family albums too… solidarity, Myleene!
Clue: It’s the girl on the right you’ll recognise… and probably from your TV screen!
She’s barely aged a day – it’s Corrie’s Brooke Vincent!
The 23-year-old actress, who played Sophie Webster in the ITV soap, posted the throwback snap on Instagram, writing alongside:
‘TBT- to the days when it was cool to have a wet piece of hair right at the front of your head! And them … be fair I look like a scally gremlin ‘
Despite Brooke’s rather harsh assessment, we actually think she looks pretty cute – although we have to agree that her grown-up ponytail is probably a little more stylish!
Clue: Who could have guessed that this chubby-cheeked cutie would grow up to be an award-winning songstress?
Aww – it’s baby Paloma Faith!
‘Me a few years ago just chillin #throwbackssssssss’
Clue: This pretty young blonde is good pals with Mr Brooklyn Beckham…
Did you guess correctly? It’s Chloe Moretz!
The stunning 18 year old shared the snap to her Instagram account and it’s clear to see the actress hasn’t changed much at all!
Chloe has a string of films under her belt already, including both Kick Ass films, and is often spotted out and about in LA with Brooklyn Beckham (who she was reportedly dating at one time).
Clue: This blonde beauty was destined for a life on the A-list…
Yep, it’s mini Gwynnie!
Gwyneth shared a touching snap of herself and her father Bruce, who passed away in 2002, to mark Father’s Day.
She wrote alongside the picture: ‘A friend once said to me right after my father died, ‘everyone has a father, but not everyone has a daddy’. Brucie, you were both. To say that I miss you is an understatement. Happy Father’s Day to you, wherever you are. You were the best of the best.’
Clue: With a grin like that, this girl had the X-Factor from a young age!
Did you guess it? Yep, it’s Cheryl!
Mrs Fernandez-Versini was part of a host of celebs who shared throwback pictures of themselves and their dads for Father’s Day 2015. On her Instagram account she captioned the adorable snap:
‘Happy Father’s Day Pops’
Aww, so cute! And now we know who she gets her dark hair and eyes from…
Clue: She looks like butter wouldn’t melt, but grew up to be quite a ‘diva’…
That’s right, it was baby Beyoncé and her daddy!
The songstress shared the cute pic on her Instagram account for Father’s Day, along with the caption: ‘Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers around the world ❤️’The mum-of-one also later shared a pic of her own daughter, Blue Ivy, buying ice cream with her dad Jay-Z. We bet Bey’s pops is a proud grandpa too!
Clue: This young lady had a ‘spicy’ future ahead of her…
Yep – it’s baby Mel C! The former Spice Girl posted this freshfaced throwback picture to her Instagram account, with the caption:
‘Just found my first passport pic! #80’s #quiff #snowwash’Don’t worry Mel, we had similar poofy hairdos in our heyday too – and we didn’t look nearly as lovely without make up!
Clue: These days this cheeky miss is better known for her vocal prowess than her funny faces…
Did you get it right? It’s little Jessie J! The songstress posted this brilliant throwback pic on her Instagram account, writing:
‘Still pull this face now. #mood’The former The Voice coach might have a slightly more sleek and sophisticated look at her current age of 27, but we reckon she’d still be up for taking a silly snap or two!
Clue: This cutie has always had a winning smile – no wonder she dazzles on the big screen…
Yep, that’s mini Jessica Alba in that throwback pic – and the lady on her right is her mum!
The actress and mum-of-two shared the retro photograph in honor of Mother’s Day, which is held on the second Sunday in May in America, along with the caption:
‘I love you mom @CathyAlba -thnk u for always being a good time- believing and pushing me to my fullest potential- through good times and challenges always staying positive. Love you SO much! Cheers #HappyMothersDay’We love this sweet little peek into Jessica’s past – fingers crossed her girls Honor and Haven will share similar snaps when they’re old enough too!
Clue: Only one of these little ladies grew up to hit the headlines – and as she’s no stranger to surgery, she looks very different now!
We can’t believe it – it’s Katie Price!
The model and mum-of-five shared this cute family snap on her Instagram account, along with the caption:
‘Me on the left my cousin Esther on the right @Whoopy2 :)’
With her trademark big hair and bold make-up, Katie might not look like her childhood self much nowadays, but we can see loads of similarities between her youthful self and eldest daughter Princess – not least those gorgeous blonde curls!
Clue: You’d be forgiven for thinking the star was posting a picture of her daughter rather than herself, they look so similar!
Of course, it’s Myleene! The mum of two posted this old school picture of herself on Instagram with the caption: ‘#TBT In a Mac, on the phone. #nochange’
We can’t believe how much she looks like daughter Ava in the pic! The star was quite clearly into her fashion and style from a young age, sporting a very chic jacket (which she’s often seen doing on the school run!)
Clue: This all-singing, all-dancing little lady won the hearts of the nation on a TV talent show…
That’s right, it’s Mrs. Fernandez-Versini (formerly Cole).
The popstar shot to fame with Girls Aloud after winning the ITV show, Popstars: The Rivals, in 2002.
Cheryl’s always been a performer. She studied dance as a child and was sponsored to go to ballet school when her parents couldn’t afford it, before persuing a singing career. She shared the cute pic of her as a young whippersnapper on her Instagram account.
Previous image: Instagram/cherylofficial
Clue: You may well have one of this young lady’s cookbooks gracing your bookshelves…
Did you get it? Of course it was Nigella.
The striking cook posted the picture of her as a 21 year old on her Instagram page. Although doesn’t she look younger than 21?
She captioned it: ‘Is #throwbackThursday still a thing? Think I must have been 21 here – the age my daughter is now.’
Nigella is best known for her TV cooking series and range of cookbooks, of which she’s sold more than 3 million worldwide – phew!
Clue: This cheeky chappy went on to marry a not-so-mysterious girl he met in the Australian Jungle in 2004…
Did you guess it? It’s the lovely Mr. Andre.
Pete, who turned 42 in February 2015, posted the old snap on the eve of his birthday with the caption:
‘I’ll be 23 tomorrow. I haven’t changed a bit.. Except my nappies.’
Pete was married to Katie Price for three-and-a-half years. They have two children together, Junior Savva and Princess Tiaamii.
Clue: This cutie might look straight-laced, but she comes from a pretty rock’n’roll family…
Aww – it’s little Kelly Osbourne!
Kelly’s mum Sharon posted this picture on her Twitter account in honour of International Women’s Day.
.#TBT Kelly as a school girl! On #IWD2015, stand #UpForSchool to empower the next gen. of women http://upforschool.org’ she wrote alongside the snap.
Clue: This little lady grew up to play a rather famous Lady on the telly…
It’s Michelle Dockery, a.k.a Lady Mary from Downton Abbey!
Michelle shared her childhood picture to mark International Women’s Day, posting the shot on Instagram with the caption:
‘This #TBT is to mark International Women’s Day. Here’s a picture of me as a school girl to show solidarity with the 31 million girls around the world denied the right to go to school and fulfil their dreams. Stand #UpForSchool by signing the upforschool.org petition to secure a future where every girl around the world is educated and empowered to reach their potential. #IWD2015’
We love a good flashback picture anyway, but especially when it’s for a great cause!
Clue: This musical mummy has revealed many talents over the years and she still has that winning smile…
It’s Myleene Klass – did you guess correctly?
Clue: Plenty of celebrities come from humble beginnings, no matter how Posh you may seem…
Did you guess correctly? It’s Victoria Beckham of course!
Victoria Adams – as she was known in the old snap of her with her younger brother and sister – shot to fame with girlband the Spice Girls in the early 1990’s. When she was 23, she started dating a little-known Manchester United footballer called David Beckham. They shared their first kiss in a pub car park, and the rest is history.
She’s gone on to have four children and launch a hugely successful career as a fashion designer, opening her flagship store in London in 2014.
Clue: This Southern belle went on to find fame in films such as Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama…
It’s Reese Witherspoon of course.
The 38-year-old actress grew up in America’s deep south, in the state of Louisiana. She captioned the photo of her as a child on her Instagram account: ‘Because what Southern girl doesn’t love a John Deere tractor.’Reese found fame in the box-office hit Legally Blonde. She married Jim Toth in 2011 (remember their slightly embarrasing run-in with the law in 2013?), has three children, and she’s also global ambassador for Avon.
Clue: These blonde bunches found fame in the biggest British girlband of the 90’s…
Emma’s hardly changed!
38-year-old Emma found fame in 90’s girlband the Spice Girls as ‘Baby Spice’, as she was the youngest member of the group. The group had nine UK number one singles before they split in 2000. Emma is now known for presenting the London breakfast show on Heart FM radio with co-presenter Jamie Theakstone. She is a mum-of-two, Beau and Tate, and is engaged to her long-term partner, Jade Jones.
Our Family Assistant Gemma who met Emma recently can confirm she is still baby-faced – even now. Damn her!
Clue: This moody-looking teen followed in her famous sister’s footsteps by going from soap star to popstar…
That’s right, it’s Dannii Minogue!
42-year-old Aussie Dannii
started out in showbiz in much the same way as big sister, Kylie, by
starring in an Australian soap, Home and Away. Like Kylie, she went on
to have a singing career, and is perhaps now best known for her roles on
talent show judging panels such as Austrailia’s Got Talent and the X
Factor UK, in which she was the winning mentor in both 2007 and 2010
with two acts, Leon Jackson and Matt Cardle.
Clue: This little beach babe grew up to be one of Britain’s most-loved entertainers…
It’s Robbie of course! Could you tell?
The 40-year-old star, who’s just announced he’s expecting his second baby with wife, Ayda Field, rose to fame with boyband Take That in the early 90’s. After leaving the group in 1995 – and breaking millions of girls hearts in the process – he went on to have a hugely successful solo career. He owns a whopping 17 BRIT awards, more than any other artist. Oh and he’s thought to be worth a cool £130 million. Lend us a tenner, Rob?
Clue: This little madam was born in east London and who’d have thought her future on-screen character would be an EastEnder too?
Did you guess right? It’s Tamzin Outhwaite!
Tamzin found fame playing the fiesty Melanie Owen in British soap EastEnders from 1998 – 2002. Her on-screen husband was Martin Kemp’s character, Steve Owen. Since leaving EastEnders she’s gone on to play a lead role in the Bill and star in Men Behaving Badly.
Clue: We doubt this little fella knew at this age that he’d grow up to be a (slightly posh) award-winning British actor…
That’s right, it’s the lovely Hugh Grant!
Hugh said he was on the brink of giving up on acting until he read the script for Four Weddings and a Funeral which shot him to fame during the ’90s.
He’s currently supporting a campaign launched by Kids Company which is calling for changes in children’s services to help poverty-striken children in the UK. Hugh tweeted the childhood pic of him in support of the campaign. He said:
Clue: This little songstress is more Baby than Scary!
That’s right, it’s Scary Spice!
Mel rose to fame in the ’90s girlband, The Spice Girls, and she’s since become quite the celebrity across the pond, starring as a judge on America’s Got Talent.
Clue: We wonder if this good-looking young chap knew in what direction his life would take him?
That’s right, there was just One Direction for this young star.
Harry, who shot to fame after coming in third place on the X Factor 2010 with boyband One Direction, has just been named by the Sunday Times Rich List as the fourth richest musician under 30 (joint with his four other bandmates, of course).
Would you believe that his now very famous curly brown hair was once so blonde?
Clue: We wonder if this 13-year-old saw herself as the next top model?
Did you recognise Heidi? We certainly didn’t! And how grown up does she look at just 13 years old? At 18, a friend convinced her to enter a modelling competion with 25,000 contestants. She was judged the winner and was offered a $300,000 modelling contract. She’s since graced the covers of Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire and these days is a TV presenter and judge for America’s Got Talent.
Clue: We wonder if this gorgeous little trophy winner had dreams of growing up to be a national treasure?
Aww – of course, it’s Cheryl Cole! Who knew that she would turn out to be such a star?
Clue: You may remember this beauty from a Fosters ad more than a decade ago!
Kelly first appeared on our screens in ads for the likes of Foster’s Lager, Renault Mégane, Walker’s crisps, Piz Buin and Bravissimo before she starred on the pages of lads mags. She’s now a TV presenter and we can’t get enough of her on Celebrity Juice!
Clue: Who is this California Gurl?
That’s right, it’s Katy Perry! This lady was always headed for stardom – although, we’ve got to say, we prefer her hair do in this picture!
Clue: We wonder whether this little girl was treated like a princess when she was younger?
Who knew she’d grow up to be a real princess – it’s Kate Middleton! She first appeared in the public eye after she started dating Prince William whilst attending St Andrew’s University.
Clue: Who would’ve guessed this angelic flower girl would grow up to be a material girl?
That’s right, it’s Madonna. Born in Michigan, she originally set her sights on becoming a dancer but after moving to New York it wasn’t long before she turned her attention to music and she became the Queen of Pop.
Clue: This bridesmaid grew up to be one of the most fashionable women in the world.
Clue: This little princess enjoyed a wedding of her own recently…
It’s the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips. As a royal, she’s always been in the spotlight, but more so recently when she wed rugby star Mike Tindall in the second Royal wedding of the year.
Clue: This Essex-born singer ended up the Queen of the Jungle
That’s right, it’s a very cute Stacey Solomon. The Essex singer shot to fame when she auditioned for the X Factor in 2009 and then went on to win I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2010.
Clue: Even at a young age this young girl was showing model potential…
It’s Kate Moss. Croydon-born Kate got her lucky break aged 14 when she was discovered by an American model agency in a New York airport.
Clue: Even at this age, this girl was an expert on the violin but soon traded in the instruments to become a popstar…
It’s Myleene Klass and minus the big-rimmed glasses she doesn’t look much different now – we want to know her secret! Myleene got her big break singing backing vocals for Cliff Richard on a reality show after graduating from the Royal College of Music.