Blast from the Past: Celebrities past and Present

What would you say if you could go back in time and meet your younger self? Okay, so it’s not really possible… yet. But what would you say if you could see major celebrities standing next to their younger selves? Thanks to Instagram user “ardgelinck,” this actually is possible. He’s clearly a Photoshop king, taking major celebs and combining their younger selves with themselves today.

Enough with the introduction already, let’s see these works of art!

Queen Frontman Freddie Mercury

Known for his booming, powerful voice and astonishing on-stage presence, Freddie Mercury was the lead singer the highly successful rock group Queen, as well as enjoying a respectable solo career too.

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Mercury wrote some of Queen’s biggest and best hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, and We Are The Champions, before tragically succumbing to AIDS at the age of 45.

The Songbird Supreme Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has changed her style a lot over the years but has always been a big star, countless recording number one hits and earning a place as one of the globe’s bestselling artists.

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Carey has sold over 200 million records all over the globe in total and has earned countless awards and plaudits over the years, including an impressive total of five Grammy Awards.

Culture Club Star Boy George

Boy George, whose real name is George Alan O’Dowd, is a multi-talented star who has always stood out for his unique sense of style and androgynous appearance.

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He made a name for himself as the lead singer of Culture Club and has also enjoyed a stellar solo career, as well as having success in the field of fashion too.

Love Doctor Lionel Richie

One of the world’s most famous singers and songwriters, Lionel Richie is best known for his deep voice and a long list of romantic songs like Three Times a Lady, You Are, My Love, and more.

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Richie is one of the world’s greatest love songwriters, with his classic tunes being heard and adored all over the globe, especially by couples.

Rock Heartthrob Jon Bon Jovi

Lead singer of Bon Jovi, John Francis Bongiovi Jr. is one of the world’s greatest ever rockers and has always been seen as a style and sex symbol too.

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Jon Bon Jovi is in his late 50s now but is still writing great music and has also appeared in various movies and TV shows over the years like Sex and the City.

Singing Sensation Beyoncé

Known all over the world, Beyoncé has initially been a member of Destiny’s Child but has become even more famous and successful since launching her own solo career.

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Queen B, as she is often known, has recorded lots of number one hits and has sold over 100 million records all over the world by herself, with another 60 million from her time with Destiny’s Child.

Brit Pop Star Robbie Williams

Another singer who started off in a band but went on to enjoy a fantastic solo career, English singer Robbie Williams has initially been part of pop boyband Take That.

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He fell out with his bandmates and left Take That in 1995, enjoying fantastic success with songs like Angels, Feel, and She’s The One. He recently sang at the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup.

The King Of Rock And Roll Elvis Presley

One of the most iconic people of all time, Elvis Presley helped to shape American culture and the musical world forever more.

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He is one of the most successful singers of all time and has sold more records than anyone else, but sadly died at the young age of just 42 from a heart attack.

Awards Queen Barbra Streisand

As well as being one of the best-selling recording artists in history, Barbra Streisand is also one of the most decorated. She’s won a crazy number of awards, including Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and more.

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In fact, Streisand is one of the only entertainers to ever win an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award. She’s also been given the Presidential Medal of Freedom and won four Peabody Awards too.

Princess of Pop Britney Spears

One of the biggest stars of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Britney Spears, took the pop world by storm and was the best-selling teenage singer of all time.

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Her career took a bit of a downturn for a few years, but she’s enjoyed a big resurgence in recent years, proving that you can’t keep the Princess of Pop down for long.

Musician and Activist Sting

Best known as the frontman of British rock band The Police, Sting has also enjoyed a super solo career, blending various genres to create a sound all his own.

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Sting has also done a lot of work for human rights around the world, as well as launching his own charity to try and save the rainforests and the people who live in them.

ABBA Ace Agnetha Fältskog

Swedish singer Agnetha Fältskog got her start as a solo artist before becoming a member of one of the most successful pop bands of all time: ABBA.

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With ABBA, she sold hundreds of millions of records. Since ABBA split up, Fältskog decided to take some time off but has returned to music in recent years.

Scottish Singer Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox has enjoyed a terrific musical career, being a member of multiple bands and also having a lot of success as a solo artist, winning many Awards and being ranked as one of the best soul singers ever.

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Along with her musical work, Lennox is well-known for being a social activist, helping to raise a lot of cash for HIV/AIDS-related causes.

Rainbow-Haired Pop Sensation Cyndi Lauper

One of the defining pop artists of the eighties, Cyndi Lauper was responsible for hits like ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ and ‘Time After Time.’ Her success has continued for several decades now.

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Lauper is well-known for her ever-changing image, with lots of different hair colors and eclectic fashion choices. She’s sold tens of millions of albums.

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

Born in that incredible musical city of Memphis, Aretha Franklin went on to become ‘The Queen of Soul’ after recording songs like ‘Respect’ and ‘I Say a Little Prayer.’

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She did a lot of civil rights work too and has left a lasting legacy in the musical world. She passed away in 2018 at the age of 76.

The Boss Bruce Springsteen

Nicknamed ‘The Boss,’ Bruce Springsteen has been one of the most consistently brilliant singer-songwriters of the last few decades, winning countless awards and selling over 135 million records.

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Springsteen is known for performing lengthy concerts, as well as his powerful and poetic lyrics, which often tell stories about typical blue-collar people and general life in America.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mick Jagger

The lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger is one of the biggest names in the rock world and is known all over the world for his vibrant style of performance and slick dance moves.

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Even now, despite being a great-grandfather, Jagger continues to move with the agility of a cat and entertain audiences all over the globe.

The Goddess of Pop Cher

Real name Cherilyn Sarkisian, Cher gained fame as part of the ‘Sonny and Cher’ duo that she formed with her musical husband Sonny Bono, with songs like ‘I Got You Babe’ hitting number one around the world.

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Afterward, she enjoyed continued success as a solo artist and has appeared in a lot of films, even winning the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Moonstruck.

Rock Drummer and Disney Star Phil Collins

English drummer Phil Collins made a name for himself as part of the successful rock band Genesis, before continuing on to enjoy an astonishing solo career with hits like ‘Can’t Stop Loving You’ and ‘Another Day in Paradise.’

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One of the defining moments of Collins’ modern career came when he was asked to make the soundtrack for the hit Disney film Tarzan.

Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tina Turner

Born Anna Mae Bullock, Tina Turner is another of the best-selling artists on the planet, well-known for her strong presence on stage and her immensely powerful voice that has stayed strong over the years.

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In 2013, she became the oldest person to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine. That same year, she became a citizen of Switzerland and has given up her American citizenship.

The Bodyguard Star Whitney Houston

Singer of such classics as ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ and ‘How Will I Know,’ Whitney Houston was a simply phenomenal singer who also did a lot of excellent acting work too.

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She was a massive success in the 1980s and her appearance in the 1992 movie The Bodyguard, for which she recorded ‘I Will Always Love You’ made her an even bigger global star.

Queen of Pop Madonna

One of the most iconic, influential, and inspirational artists of all time, Madonna is known as the Queen of Pop and has made the genre her own for several decades now.

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She burst onto the scene in the 1980s and has continued to be a big success into the modern era, being the best-selling female artist of all time and still working on new music and movies.

King of Pop Michael Jackson

There’s never been anyone quite like Michael Jackson. With his unique voice, stylish dance moves, and interesting fashion sense, the ‘King of Pop’ was a true icon of pop culture.

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He even enjoyed success as a child as part of the Jackson 5 and became the third best-selling artist in history, writing several numbers one hits like ‘Bad’ and ‘Man in the Mirror.’

Genre Bending Star Amy Winehouse

Well known for her pin-up fashion style, deep voice, and unique fusion of different musical genres and styles, Amy Winehouse was a real innovator in the soul, blues, and jazz worlds.

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She enjoyed a lot of success during her tragically brief life, winning plenty of awards before dying of alcohol poisoning in 2011.

Music and Film Superstar David Bowie

One of the most creative artists the world ever saw, David Bowie was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and had a significant influence on countless pop and rock artists over the years.

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His ‘Ziggy Stardust’ alter ego was particularly popular, and he received a lot of acclaim for his starring roles in movies like Labyrinth and The Prestige.

Beatles Legend Paul McCartney

Together with John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, Paul McCartney was part of the biggest band of all time.

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He formed a superb partnership with John Lennon and wrote classics like ‘Yesterday,’ enjoying a great solo career and forming another successful band, Wings, as well as doing a lot of great work for animal rights.

LGBT Icon George Michael

George Michael rose to stardom as part of the duo Wham! Before heading off on his own and writing some incredible songs like ‘Careless Whisper’ and ‘Praying for Time.’

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He came out in 1998 and did a lot of work for the LGBT community and AIDS-related charities. He died at the age of 53 in 2016.

From Stefanie to Lady Gaga

Born with the name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, this talented superstar chose Lady Gaga as her official star name.

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Gaga is still young, being age 32, but she’s seen here with her younger self. It doesn’t look like she’s aged much though!

Sodapop is All Grown Up! Rob Lowe

Remember his character Sodapop Curtis in his debut 1983 film The Outsiders? Who could forget the new face that everyone knew was going to make it big in Hollywood?

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Here he is now, age 54, still looking great and no less talented. The SAG, Golden Globe, and Emmy award winner has turned to directing now.

Adriaaaannnn: Meet Sly Stallone

Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, also known as Sylvester Stallone, is one of the most recognized faces of Hollywood.

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The most important question here is which movie is better? Rocky or Rambo? It’s okay if you say they’re different and can’t be compared.

From NSYNC to JT: Justin Timberlake

Everyone’s favorite NSYNC member is clearly the most successful from the 90s boy band. Mind you, NSYNC did pretty well for themselves. But now, JT is doing even better in his solo career.

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Not only is Justin a talented singer and dancer, he’s quite a good actor if we can say so ourselves. And not to mention he’s hilarious too.

The Face of Daytime TV: Oprah Winfrey

Is there anyone more famous from TV than Oprah? Very few celebs make it to such status that people call them only by their first name.

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She had her own show from 1986 to 2011. That’s 25 years! If that’s not impressive, then what is?

Leonardo DiCaprio: Everyone’s Favorite Star

Oh, Leo, why are you so dreamy? Here he is with his younger self from the era of Growing Pains, when he played little Luke Brower. Remember that?

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Now, the A-list celebrity can choose any film he wants, and he chooses them well! The actor is also very adamant about saving the planet. He has a foundation under his name aimed at fixing climate change.

The Previous First Lady and Her Previous Self

Is there anyone who doesn’t admire Michelle Obama? Not only was she married to the 44th president Barack Obama, making her first lady…

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She’s also a writer, lawyer, and university administrator. She was as a role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity and healthy eating.

The Boy Next Door Ed Sheeran

On the left is little Edward Christopher Sheeran, before he grew up and became the Ed Sheeran we all know and love today.

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This talented musician sold more than 38 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, which means he’s one of the best-selling music artists in the world.

Golden Boy Brad Pitt

How is it that Brad Pitt just keeps getting more and more appealing? Is it his unbelievable talent? His good looks? His swagger?

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For those of you who remember him from Thelma and Louise, can you believe how long it’s been? Crazy, huh?

Prince: May He Rest in Peace

Sadly, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince passed away in 2016, at the age of 57. Prince was huge in the 80s and he pioneered the “Minneapolis sound”, which is a subgenre of funk rock with synth-pop and new wave mixed in.

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On August 21, 2016, Prince was posthumously inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame.

Robert Anthony De Niro Jr.

That’s right, he’s a junior. Not only is he an insanely talented and respected actor, De Niro is also a producer and director.

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This may be a very difficult question, but what is your favorite Deniro film? Can you name one? Try not to give 5 titles. Just one.

Matt LeBlanc aka Joey

Sometimes, actors just make it so big in a TV show that they will forever be remembered for their unforgettable roles. Matt LeBlanc is one example. And pretty every other cast member of Friends.

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It’s almost impossible to separate the actor from Joey. He even tried to do a spinoff called Joey, but it didn’t do so well.

Little Harry Potter is All Grown Up Now

When Daniel Radcliffe was 11 years old, he had no idea that starring in the first Harry Potter film would make him one of the most famous celebrities in the world.

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He was so adorable in the movies for sure, but now he’s all grown up and fully a man! He’s 29 years old. How time flies!