Celebrities Who Had Extreme Hollywood Makeovers

It’s no surprise that celebrities grow up and change over the years. But, it seems their alterations follow a certain formula – the Hollywood formula. From a change in style

to entirely new personas, these stars have seemingly undergone a ‘Hollywood makeover’. Check out what your favorite celebrities looked like when they first entered the spotlight and how they’ve evolved to fit Hollywoods standards.


When Katy Perry moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 she was not donning lash extensions and wearing unicorn-like ensembles. In 2008, after releasing her smash singles I Kissed a Girl and Hot n Cold, a black-haired Perry walked her first red carpet in a mismatched, unique outfit. Over the years, Katy Perry has definitely changed up her look…


Today, the pop star is sporting blonde locks and looking more glamorous than ever. The star underwent the Hollywood norm of filler injections, changed her makeup style and upped her fiance-game, catching the star-studded, Orlando Bloom. Thankfully, Perry’s big green doe eyes have stayed the same. This pop star has definitely undergone the ‘Hollywood makeover’.


From country girl to pop star, Taylor Swift’s Hollywood transformation happened right before our eyes. When she first rose to fame in 2006, Swift sported blonde curly locks, cowboy boots and boho-like dresses for red carpet appearances. The country singer also sang about her numerous lovers, staying open and raw about her romances. Take a look at how much Swift has changed in just 13 years…


Hollywood can not only change one’s looks, but also the way stars handle fame. Today, Taylor Swift not only rocks the red carpet in high-end, edgy looks but also keeps her private life much more secretive. It’s safe to say that Tinseltown has definitely toughened up this once naive country girl.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner as he was before his gender transformation.

The 65-year-old is the biological father to Kendall and Kylie Jenner whom he shares with Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, as well as being father to four children from a previous marriage. 

Bruce Jenner Hollywood Makeover

The very brave Caitlyn Jenner looking fabulous on the cover of ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine.

The Olympian gold winner has now undergone gender reassignment surgery: “‘Bruce always had to tell a lie… Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets” Jenner revealed in an interview with the magazine: “I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self.” 


This is definitely one of the more dramatic Hollywood makeovers. In 2007, Khloe Kardashian rose to fame alongside her family when Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired on E! in 2007. At the time, the youngest Kardashian was known as the fuller “funny one”. The dark-haired beauty decided that if she was to make it in Tinseltown, she would need to change things up…


The reality star and Good American founder is almost unrecognizable!  Following her difficult divorce in 2013, Khloe Kardashian decided to completely change her image. The star seemingly followed the Hollywood formula – lip fillers, fitter physique, blonde locks, and of course, a lot of contour. But, the youngest Kardashian didn’t undergo the dramatic changes alone. Keep reading to see how much the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan changed over the years.


Do you recognize this scruffy young rocker? Well, back in 2006, the black-haired aspiring DJ was discovered on Myspace and quickly catapulted to fame. At the time, Calvin Harris was much more concerned with his music than following Hollywood’s physique ideals. However, as Harris’s fame rose, so did his awareness of his looks.


This Hollywood transformation is honestly jaw-dropping. Calvin Harris quickly understood that in order to make it, he would have to look the part. The Scottish DJ ditched the long, dark looks and went for a more polished look. Today, Harris is not only one of the world’s top DJ’s, but also models for high-end brands like Emporio Armani.


Did you know Bella Hadid was actually raised on a ranch in Santa Barbara, California? Back in the day, Hadid was an average teenager, simply dreaming of making the 2016 Olympic games as an equestrian. However, at the start of her degree at the Parsons School of Design, IMG signed with the up-and-coming beauty and ultimately cut her degree short. It’s no surprise that the modeling industry has strict standards to follow…


Bella Hadid went from simply being Yolanda Hadid’s daughter to taking over the fashion industry in the blink of an eye. From fuller lips to a slightnose change, it seems the models’ beauty interventions helped catapult her career. It’s safe to say that Bella Hadid strictly followed the Hollywood makeover handbook, with fans noting that the models’ appearance has become too perfect.


In 2003, Nicole Richie and her childhood best friend, Paris Hilton, starred in their own reality tv series The Simple Life. However, following a dispute between Hilton and Richie, and several unfortunate life decisions, the show was canceled. At the time, Nicole Richie was known as the “funnier one”, sporting colorful, unfortunate ensembles.


After laying low for a few years, Nicole Richie threw out her 2000’s wardrobe, matured her look and created House of Harlow 1960. Over the years, the star also underwent a handful of changes, including a breast augmentation and a dramatic change in style. Apparently, DUI’s and dark highlights won’t keep you relevant in Hollywood.


Can you believe Nicole Kidman was once a curly redhead? Well, when Nicole Kidman landed her breakthrough role in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm, she was sporting naturally curly red hair and sun-kissed freckles. As Kidman rose to fame, the star opted to ditch her natural look and become more Hollywood-like…


This is quite a dramatic transformation! Since catapulting to fame in 1989, Nicole Kidman gradually changed up her look. Today, Kidman’s adorable freckles have disappeared and her fiery curls have turned into straight blonde locks. The talented star also underwent Botox and upper-lip fillers, unsurprisingly following Hollywood’s beauty standards.


Before becoming the world’s youngest billionaire and the founder of her own cosmetic company, Kylie Jenner was a dark-haired, thin-lipped, reality star. In 2007, as her family was rising to fame with Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Jenner was just 10-years old. It’s safe to say that a lot has changed over the last 12 years…


Just like the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie Jenner has undergone an extensive Hollywood makeover. The socialite and businesswoman obviously went through many body alterations, including lip fillers, breast augmentation, and buttocks implants. From rocking platinum blonde locks to sporting only the hottest trends, Kylie Jenner is the Queen of Hollywood transformations.


Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, who quickly became Lady Gaga, catapulted to fame in 2008 thanks to her hit debut album The Fame. At the time, the Just Dance star was famously known for her unique, over-the-top looks, which included meat, purple hair, and nests. However, after many years of upkeeping her crazy persona, Lady Gaga decided to break into the movie industry and completely alter her look.


In 2015, Lady Gaga decided to redo her image and style, opting for a more chic look. The star put away her crazy ensembles, and strutted red carpet events in Hollywood-like numbers, including gowns and simplewhite dresses. Today, the popstar-turned-actress, who also had work done on her face, seems to fit in seamlessly with the rest of the Hollywood crowd.


Back in 1989, Pamela Anderson was chosen to appear as the cover girl on Playboy magazine. This major breakthrough caused Anderson to leave Vancouver behind, move to Los Angeles and pursue a modeling career. Due to her sexier path to fame, Anderson quickly shed her naive, girl-next-door-look and transitioned into Playboy‘s expectations.


Did you know Pamela Anderson isn’t a natural blonde? The Baywatch star quickly understood that if she wanted to cement her status as a Hollywood sex symbol, she needed to change up her look. While many stars keep their body alterations a secret, Pamela Anderson proudly flaunted her multiple procedures, such as her increased breast size. It’s safe to say, Pamela Anderson’s Hollywood makeover will go down in history as one of the most extreme transformations.


Cristiano Ronaldo catapulted to fame in 2003 after becoming Manchester United’s first Portuguese player. Throughout his first few seasons on the field, Ronaldo sported crooked teeth, scruffy hair and a less-structured jawline. However, the soccer star quickly understood that in order to truly become the best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo had to look the part…


Believe it or not, it’s not easy, or cheap, to look this good. According to cosmetic surgeon Alex Karidis, Cristiano Ronaldo underwent a handful of cosmetic procedures, including Botox in his forehead, altered his teeth with the help of veneers and tweaked the tip of his nose. Today, Ronaldo isn’t just the world’s best soccer player but also one of the h


Before becoming a star on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian was Paris Hilton’s assistant and made cameos on The Simple Life. At the start of her fame, Kardashian was strutting red carpets in jeans, sporting harsh makeup, and straightening her dark locks. Over the last 10 years, Kim Kardashian has drastically changed her looks, strongly fitting into Hollywood’s beauty standards.


Did you keep up with Kim Kardashians major Hollywood makeover? Well, the reality star turned criminal justice lawyer not only completely transformed her look (with the help of several procedures) but also the way she handles fame. Back in the day, Kardashian hoped to catch the attention of paparazzi. Today, the reality star attempts to hide from tabloids and photographers. How the tables have turned…


When Julia Roberts landed her breakthrough role in Pretty Woman, she was beautifully sporting curly locks and stealing the red carpet spotlight in a suit. Although Roberts will always be known for her perfect smile, she has definitely altered her look to stay relevant in Tinseltown’s sphere.


Over the years, Julia Roberts has played around with her looks. From blonde locks to straightening out her curls, Roberts has stayed up to date with Hollywood’s beauty trends. Interestingly, the Pretty Woman star has been open about staying relevant without undergoing beauty procedures. During an interview with The Telegraph, Roberts revealed: “By Hollywood standards, I guess I’ve already taken a big risk in not having had a facelift”.


Jonah Hill catapulted to fame after he perfectly executed Seth in 2007’s Superbad. Thing is, he became known as the funnier, bigger guy, landing roles that fit this persona. After several leads in comedy hits, Hill decided to change things up, drastically maturing his look.

Jonah Hill’s Hollywood Makeover

In 2018, Jonah Hill made his directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote with the film Mid90s. This major career shift called for a more mature image. The actor consulted with a nutritionist and trainer, ramping up his fitness game and polishing up his look. Jonah Hill even followed the typical Hollywood beauty standard of lighting up his locks.


Bella Thorne has drastically transformed before our eyes. The young star began her Hollywood career at the age of nine. Over the last 10 years, Bella Thorne has taken Hollywood by storm, completely altering her look along the way. Bella Thorne, compared to this image, looks almost unrecognizable today.


A career in showbiz is demanding and competition is fierce, and it seems Bella Thorne has been trying to keep up. At the age of 16, the young star took her first dip into lip injections. Over the last five years, Thorne has had rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and possibly even work done on her buttocks. It seems Bella Thorne has taken the Hollywood makeover handbook too seriously.


In 2006, Heidi Montag shot to fame after appearing on the Laguna Beachspin-off series The Hills. At the beginning of the show, Heidi Montag was a naive, flat-chested, natural beauty excited about moving in with her then-best friend, Lauren Conrad. Throughout her four years on the show, the star gradually changed. But, as Montag’s fame started to decline, she did what many stars opt to do – plastic surgery.


In January 2010, Montag underwent ten cosmetic surgeries in a single day. The procedures included a brow-lift, ear-pinnings, chin reduction, rhinoplasty, and breast augmentation. Thing is, the Hollywood makeover Heidi Montag hoped for almost killed the star! Today, Spencer Pratt’s wife and mother to son, Gunner, is still living a life full of drama and looking entirely different from her good ol’ The Hills days.


Do you remember Ariana Grande’s red-hair days? Well, at the start of her path to fame, the Thank You, Next singer was strutting red carpets with fiery red hair and white tanktops. At the time, Grande was a Nickelodeonstar, hoping to make it as a record-breaking singer. In 2013, when Ariana Grande released her first studio album, the star decided it was time to mature her look.


Around the time Ariana Grande released her first studio album, she ditched the red hair and began strutting luxurious events in high-end ensembles. Over the last six years, Grande has played around with her look, attempting to stick out while still fitting in. Unfortunately, Ariana Grande is looking more and more like the rest of the Kardashians…erm, crowd.


Zac Efron catapulted to fame after High School Musical became an overnight success. From his shaggy brown hair to the gap between his teeth, teen Efron was every teen girl’s crush. However, following the release of the franchise’ third film, Efron knew he had to quickly mature his image in order to continue staying relevant in Hollywood.


Zac Efron transformed into quite a hunky actor! The star decided to put his musical days behind him and bulk up for more mature roles, including a lead in Baywatch. Efron gained major muscles, closed up the gap in his teeth, and ditched the shaggy hair. The hunk even took notes from the Hollywood makeover handbook and dyed his hair platinum blon


Farrah Abraham rose to fame at the age of 17 after appearing on the MTV show 16 & Pregnant. Due to the success of the show, Abraham was invited to return for the spin-off series Teen Mom. However, during her time in the spotlight, the beauty felt the pressure of looking like all the other Hollywood stars. Farrah Abraham underwent the Hollywood treatment, changing up her physique and persona.


Good girl gone bad! In 2012, Farrah Abraham left the Teen Mom franchise and decided to try something new – plastic surgery and adult films. The star underwent several procedures, including a rhinoplasty, chin implants, and breast augmentation. Let’s just say, Abraham let fame get the best of her, living a life of plastic and drama.


Do you remember the good ol’ Hannah Montana days? Well, back in the day Miley Cyrus was an adorable brunette and upkept a good-girl image. However, when Hannah Montana came to an end, Miley Cyrus decided to completely change her persona, shedding her good girl image.


During the summer of 2013, Miley Cyrus completely shed her Disney star persona and transformed into quite a wild child. From twerking to extremely revealing outfits, Cyrus shocked the world with her drastic transformation. What’s for sure, this star continues keeping fans on their toes…


Back in 2010, following the successful release of her debut album Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj accepted the Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards looking like this. Surprisingly, back in the day, the rapper was flat-chested, sporting a natural buttock and flaunting colorful wigs. Over the last eight years, a lot has changed…


As soon as Nicki Minaj catapulted to fame, she began ‘upgrading’ her image. From major breast augmentation to filling out her behind, Minaj has definitely undergone the Hollywood treatment. It’s safe to say that Nicki Minaj then and now look entirely different.


Back in 2008, Adele made her red carpet debut at the Brit Awards in an already worn black dress and black blazer. The singer would hide behind layers and layers of makeup and clothing, letting her incredible voice steal the spotlight. But, even the Hello singer quickly understood that Hollywood is an ever-changing environment, and you need to change with it.


Over the years, Adele has changed up her look to fit Hollywood’s standards. The incredible singer has lightened up her locks, tightened up her physique, and up-ed her fashion game. Adele has definitely undergone a positive transformation!


Back in the late 1930s, Rita Hayworth, who was just 16 at the time, landed a contract with 20th Century Fox. During her first few years in fame, Hayworth appeared in Under the Pampas MoonCharlie Chan in Egyptand Meet Nero Wolfe. However, in 1937, after signing a seven-year contract with Columbia Pictures, studio head Harry Cohn argued that Rita Hayworth’s image was too “Mediterranean” and would limit her from being cast in “exotic” roles. Hayworth didn’t want anything stopping her from being a star…


Due to pressure from her agent and studio heads, Rita Hayworth underwent painful surgeries to become more Hollywood-like. The beautiful actress and dancer not only changed her hair color to dark red but had electrolysis to raise her hairline. Interestingly, Hayworth, who was born Margarita Carmen Cansino, also changed her name in order to make it sound “less Spanish”.


Back in 1996, Lil Kim released her first album, Hard Core, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA. Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M, and La Bella Mafia, also became certified platinum, making her the only female rapper besides Missy Elliot and Nicki Minaj to have at least three platinum-certified albums. Unfortunately, these accomplishments weren’t enough for the rapper, who underwent adramatic transformation.


Lil Kim has definitely undergone a major Hollywood transformation. The rapper not only underwent a handful of surgeries but even bleached her formerly cocoa-brown skin. Interestingly, according to interviews with the rapper, the reason behind the transformation was due to toxic relationships that lowered her self-esteem.


At just 17, Kelly Osbourne shot to fame on The Osbournes as the wild middle child. Unfortunately, due to the stress of the show and being in the critical eye of the public, Osbourne spiraled out of the control. In 2009, after years of narcotic-use and weight-gain, the reality star decided she needed a change…


In 2009, Kelly Osbourne joined Dancing with the Stars and transformed her life for the better! The star was partnered with professional dancer Louis van Amstel, who was adept at maintaining optimum fitness and health. After her time on the show, Osbourne continued maintaining her fitter physique, catapulting to positive fame on E!’s Fashion Police. Sometimes Hollywood has a positive influence on stars.


Can you imagine Marilyn Monroe as a brunette? Well, before becoming a blonde icon, brunette Norma Jeane Mortenson was an aspiring model, willing to take any job offered to her. Although Mortenson’s curly hair and innocent smile landed her multiple modeling gigs, the aspiring star was willing to do whatever it took to become iconic.


In 1946, photographer Raphael Wolff hired Norma Jeane Mortenson for a shampoo commercial but required the aspiring star to update her look. According to the photographer, “if [Monroe] really intends to go places in this business, [she’s] got to bleach and straighten [her] hair”. The star not only transformed into a honey-golden blonde beauty but updated her name to Marilyn Monroe.


This English model and actress rose to fame in 2012 after winning Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. At the start of her career, Cara Delevingne walked for multiple fashion houses, including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Moschino, Fendi, Chanel and many more. The beauty also made her film debut in 2012, appearing in the film adaption of Anna Karenina. Five years after stepping foot in the limelight, Delevingne seemingly had a Hollywood make-under.


In 2017, Cara Delevingne was cast in Life in a Year and was encouraged to shave her head. For the last two years, Delevingne has seemingly stepped off the runway and out of the spotlight. Today, the beauty is appearing in a few brand ads and flaunting her romance with Ashley Benson.


Emma Watson catapulted to fame at the age of nine in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone, so it’s no surprise that the beauty transformed over the years. Over the years, Watson matured her look and slowly became one of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses.

Emma Watson’s Hollywood Makeover

The British beauty has definitely changed her look, but we are totally here for it! Between finishing her degree in Brown and appearing in lead movie roles, Emma Watson even began a modeling career. Interestingly, Watson was the youngest person ever to appear in Teen Vogue. Today, Emma Watson is flaunting major style on the red carpet and hiding juicy romances.


In 1987, Jennifer Grey achieved unlikely fame after starring in the low-budget film, Dirty Dancing. The role not only catapulted the star to fame but even landed her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Unfortunately, in the early 1990s, Grey decided that she needed to update her look in order to stay Hollywood-relevant…


After making it big as Jeanie Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day and as Baby in Dirty Dancing, Grey opted to update her appearance. Unfortunately, the star underwent two rhinoplasty procedures and became entirely unrecognizable. During an interview with Jennifer Grey, the star noted: “I went in the operating room a celebrity – and came out anonymous”. It’s safe to say the small change cost Grey her fame…

Katie Price

Katie Price makes no excuses for her no-natural approach to everything from hair height to lashes and lips…


But recently the star has been trying out a much more toned-down approach to hair and makeup. We love this updo and coral lip combo with a softer smoke around the eyes.

Leona Lewis

Remember when Leona Lewis looked like this? The fresh-faced, bubbly singer stole our hearts when she won The X Factor in 2006. But she’s changed a bit since then…

Leona Lewis Makeover

Leona’s almost unrecognisable from the girl-next-door we first fell in love with. Gone are the care-free unruly curls and make-up-free face, to be replaced with this seasoned pro.

End of content

No more pages to load