Before serving as one of Hollywood's favorite heartthrobs, Brad Pitt—who celebrates his 53rd birthday on December 18th—mastered the art of the adorable bowl cut. In a nod to his revolutionary rise to fame, join us in celebrating his humble beginnings and those of other stars and starlets.
A healthy specimen, to be sure. Still, it's hard to believe he'd grow up to be crowned—twice—as People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.
"Pretty Woman" would come later, but the charm was evident even then.
This was before she blossomed into BB, the toast of Saint-Tropez and one of the biggest international sex symbols of the '50s and '60s.
The Queen of Reinvention described her younger self to Vanity Fair as "a lonely girl who was searching for something." Well, she found it.
Now 40, Moss transformed from this sweet girl into the face of grunge and heroin chic—and the most iconic model of the past 25 years.
Somehow he doesn't look like he was born in a crossfire hurricane.
Can you picture her on the Titanic?
With her striking mother, a Dutch baroness, in the 1930s.
"I was the girl that beheaded dolls," the tomboy from South Carolina told Town & Country last year.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Back then, she acted in local theater, and by the age of 12 she landed the title role in the Broadway production of "Annie"—two decades before "Sex and the City."
Born in Chicago, Raquel studied classical dance as a little girl, but quit at 19 after a ballet instructor criticized her figure. What could that teacher have been thinking?
Girl, interrupted: At six, Angelina moved with her mother to the East Coast. Five years later, they returned to L.A., where she would follow in the footsteps of her actor parents.
Say hello to "Jenny from the block."
The fun would come much later, when she turned into Catwoman on "Batman."
The first Spanish actress to win an Oscar recalls "playing with some friends and being aware that I was acting as I was playing with them" when she was growing up in Madrid. What better training?
You should be dancing, yeah!
Talk about healthy genes: Her father was an Olympic athlete and her mother taught phys ed at the University of Pennsylvania.
Naughty girl? She looks so nice!
Young Sandy sang opera in a children's choir when she was growing up in Nuremberg, Germany.
Looks more like a future banker than an incipient rebel without a cause.
No doubt she wishes Goldie had tossed this one.
"Can I be an Avenger when I grow up?"
Somehow not the same without that beauty mark.
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Long live the Queen of Country
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