We all grow old, we know it… but growing old in the spotlight is hard. Aging gracefully takes a lot of skill and work, and aging gracefully in the business where looks are (almost) everything can make it harder. Add the crazy lifestyle of some celebrities and it makes it almost impossible.
While there are many celebrities who spend a lot of effort (and money!) to make sure they are aging as gracefully as possible, some celebrities have changed to the point where they are almost unrecognizable. Whether it’s a crazy lifestyle, bad plastic history or just some plain old bad luck, every time we look at these celebs we can’t help but wonder WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED?!
Papa don't preach
Madonna was one of the hottest stars of the 80's and 90's, and while it's understandable the Queen of pop is now 58 year-old and looks older than before, she looks also tired AF. And what is going on with those cheekbones?!
Princesses also age
It's not only the queen of pop who is looking rough these days. Britney Spears, also known as the princess of pop has gone through some NOTORIOUS ups and downs in her career and well, that has taken a toll on her appearance. The mother of two still works out and in time has recovered some of her fantastic figure, but her face cannot betray the crazy lifestyle she had a few years back.
Mean girl gone bad
Lindsay Lohan is only thirty years old. Thirty! Which in Hollywood years, with all those beauty treatments and fantastic makeup translates into looking like a fresh-faced twenty something. But Lindsay's crazy lifestyle and drug problems over the years have left her looking a LOT older than she actually is.
We're not sure what went wrong here, as Macaulay Culkin was Hollywood's golden child for a while in the 90's. As he grew older he couldn't cope with the Hollywood lifestyle and moved out of the spotlight. While his looks could imply a serious drug addiction, it's highly likely he is just a regular thirty something guy who is not groomed to perfection. Still, compared to that perfect looking blonde kid, it's shocking.
King of Darkness
Ozzy Osbourne is another of those celebrities whose crazy lifestyle during their peak days have left them looking extremely rough. The rocker, who was born in 1948 and was one of the 80's craziest celebrities is now looking slow and tired. He can still rock on, though.
Welcome to the Jungle
In one of the most shocking cases of male plastic surgery gone wrong, Axl Rose is, at 54, looking like a VERY rough version of his previous self. And for someone who was one of the top heartthrobs of the 80's, that is saying something.