In celebration of Elvis' 82nd birthday, here's The King and 19 well known celebs before they were famous.
Elvis did a stint as a truck driver after graduating from high school in 1953. Three years later, he was crowned king of rock 'n' roll.
With first love Nicholas Delbanco, a writer she lived with in the South of France in the mid-'60s. In 1968, still in a state of anticipation with respect to her own career, Carly appeared on the cover of his novel "Grasse, 3/23/66."
At age 16, before she was discovered by French director Roger Vadim.
Sonny & Cher
This shot was taken in 1962, soon after they met, when Cher was just 16. At the time, Sonny was working for producer Phil Spector, who employed Cher as a backup singer on hits, including the Ronettes' "Be My Baby."
Young Blue Eyes on the Jersey Shore.
Eating a burger in 1964, the year she made her professional debut as a dancer at the New York World's Fair.
Proof that some people never change.
In 1944, an 18-year-old Norma Jeane worked in a World War II defense plant while her first husband, Jim Dougherty, was in the Pacific.
Photo: David Conover/United States Army
In the early '50s, when the man who would be 007 competed for the title of Mr. Universe.
The guitar legend trained as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army at the age of 19.
Before she went Blondie.
The future Oscar winner joined the Marines in 1942, at the age of 18. Shot by machine gun fire in the Battle of Saipan, he received military awards including the Purple Heart and the World War II Victory Medal.
As a fledgling folk-rocker, age 16.
About a decade after this photo was taken, Life magazine would declare 1965 the "Year of Julie Christie."
Glory days, circa 1970.
In 1974, before her breakthrough performances at CBGB.
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This is how she looked at 15. Three years later, Gardner did a screen test for MGM, after which studio chief Louis B. Mayer sent a telegram to the head of his New York talent department: "She can't sing, she can't act, she can't talk. She's terrific!"
A 19-year-old Keith at London's Studio 51 in April 1963, several weeks before the release of the Rolling Stones' first single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On."
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