As celebrity editors, it’s our job to flip through hundreds of images of famous people every day. But sometimes a photo gives us pause, such as when we come across early photos of now-ubiquitous Hollywood figures like Gwyneth, Tom, Scarlett and Angelina. We know them by first name, but we forget just how long they’ve been in the public eye.
We went back in time to uncover some of the earliest photos of some of your favorite celebrities on the photo stock agency Getty, and we think they will remind you just how far these faces have come.
Tom Cruise (undated)
Gwyneth Paltrow (with mom Blythe Danner, 1985)
Scarlett Johansson (1996)
Brad Pitt (1988)
Angelina Jolie (with dad Jon Voight, 1978)
Kerry Washington (2001)
Miley Cyrus (2006)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Undated, still from “3rd Rock From the Sun”)