Child stars are always some of the most adorable kids we get to see, they are usually chosen because there is something about them that makes you want to go “Awww”. When you’re a kid, that is awesome, but as these actors grow older this can either become a blessing or a curse… How do you get people to acknowledge you as something other than “That cute kid that is on the movies”?
These actors, who are no longer little children managed to make a name for themselves, and to evolve from being the cute and adorable kid on the movie to being growing up to be some of the most beautiful Hollywood celebrities now. No more growing pains for these former child stars!
1. Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin earned the hearts of moviegoers worldwide, but not as much when she was the star of the film “Little Miss Sunshine,” where she played an aspiring pageant girl.
Now, at age 19, Breslin is definitely no longer a child. Now, her conquest is to conquer your heart, not only with talent, but with her breathtaking beauty.
2. Michelle Trachtenberg
Michelle Trachtenberg starred in “The Adventures of Pete and Pete” as an awkward skinny teenager.
Today, at age 30, Trachtenberg is an all natural beauty who has participated in hit shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Gossip Girl”, where she effortlessly displays her talent and beauty.
3. Zach Efron
In “High School Musical” Zach Efron was a teenager who did not attract much attention. Years later, however; the young actor became an international idol, who began acting with other greats like Seth Rogen.
He landed these roles, in part, due to his physique, which is why he has become quite popular among female audiences.
4. Josh Peck
One of the most striking changes has been to Josh Peck, who went from being an obese teenager to one of the hottest actors of today.
He started his career in Nickelodeon’s “Drak and Josh”, and today, as he is about to turn 30, he continues to act in movies.
5. Shia Labeouf
The star of Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens” has definitely come a long way in the transition from a lackluster teenager to being the star of the film “Transformers.”
We are all green with envy upon seeing beautiful women like Megan Fox co-star with Labeouf in the saga of the Autobots and Decepticons.
6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
In “3rd Rock from the Sun”, Joseph was a very pleasant and good-natured boy, who did not attract much attention.
Today, however; he has become a heartthrob whose excellent professional performance has made him a man in high demand in Hollywood.
7. Tania Raymonde
Tania Raymonde started gaining popularity in her role in “Malcolm in the Middle,” a popular comic series and winner of seven Emmy Awards.
Then, she grew up and became so beautiful that the producers of movies and television resorted to her astonishing looks to get her roles in shows like “Lost”.
8. Lacey Chabert
Chabert gained popularity as a child playing the protagonist in “Party of Five,” but the sweet girl grew up and became a sensual adult.
She is loved around the world for her role as Gretchen Weiners in the youth classic “Mean Girls.”
9. Alfred Enoch
The somewhat surly child star was a fan favorite in the film “Harry Potter”. We do not know why.
Today, this actor is raising the bar with a hot and steamy role in the seductive drama “How To Get Away With Murder.”
10. Jonathan Lipnicki
When he appeared in “Jerry Maguire” as a tender and affectionate kid with little glasses, he was adored by millions.
He was also loved in “Stuart Little” as a child prodigy who spilled sympathy, but eventually this “Little” became a tough, masculine adult and amateur bodybuilder.
11. Georgie Henley
Remember little Georgie who played the lovely Lucy in the science fiction movie “The Chronicles of Narnia?
Well, she’s not so small anymore, and at just 20 years old, she now has an undeniable beauty. Henley won the UK Kid’s Choice Awards for her role as Lucy; without doubt, her career looks promising.
12. Alexa Penavega
In the memorable children’s film “Spy Kids,” the girl was responsible for giving the bad guys what they deserved. As an adult, Alexa continues to amaze us all with her beauty and her ability to act.
It’s precisely this combination that earned her a role in Machete Kills and the Sin City sequel: A Dame to Kill For.
13. Nicholas Hoult
The star of “About a Boy” delighted audiences as a young man with an unfortunate haircut, but this actor’s stunning blue eyes has made him a heartthrob of today.
He attracts not only the flashes of the paparazzi, but romantic links to celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence as well.
14. Matthew Lewis
Lewis is a British actor who is best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the “Harry Potter” series.
It must be said that the actor who played Neville really made the magic his own as grew into a stunning gentleman.
15. William Moseley
In “The Chronicles of Narnia,” he portrayed the elder brother, Peter. In the series, during the fantasy transformation he was changed into a gorgeous adult with a great physique.
The similar real life transformation is what put this actor on this list of celebrities. What are some other awkwardly adored child actors that have become beautiful and stunning adults?