Unrecognizable Celebrity Plastic Surgery Transformations

Renee Zellweger Then

Renee Zellweger was once one of Hollywood’s most successful darlings. Audiences were first charmed by the Chicago-born actress in the classic film Jerry Maguire. She was beautiful, she was talented and there was something effortlessly approachable about her. Later, the world fell in love with her again as the voluptuous and relatable Bridget Jones. Years passed and the actress’s career soon stalled.

Renee Zellweger Now

Today, Zellweger looks very unlike her younger self. It is widely speculated that the actress underwent multiple cosmetic procedures such as extensive botox and lip fillers. When asked about her changing appearance, Zellweger said; “Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older?” We’re not buying that this was just the years taking their toll.

Sylvester Stallone Then

In the early years of his career, Sylvester Stallone was considered a bonafide action star. He was cast as the boxer Rocky Balboa in the Rocky Series which produced seven films from 1976 to 2015. He also starred as John Rambo soldier in the Rambo films. A little-known fact: Due to complications during his birth parts of Stallone’s face are actually paralyzed. This is the reason for his snarled lips and slightly slurred speech. 

Sylvester Stallone Now

Stallone still experienced successes in his recent acting years. His 2010 film the Expendables broke the box office and shot straight to number one in the US. But Stallone’s face has undergone a strange transformation. It’s clear he’s been under the knife in an attempt to recapture his once youthful look. Come on Rocky, what happened to aging gracefully?

Tara Reid Then

Tara Reid was once considered an up-and-coming It girl. She was fresh-faced, flirty and fun with some cute acting credits in teen movies like American Pie, Josie and the Pussycats and Van Wilder. Despite a promising start in Hollywood, the blonde and blue-eyed starlet made some questionable acting and personal choices that didn’t exactly pan out as expected.

Tara Reid Now

Recent years have not been kind to Miss Reid. The actress has starred in more than one movie flop. After her role in My Boss’s Daughter, alongside Ashton Kutcher, she even managed to earn herself a nomination for Worst Supporting Actress at the 2004 Golden Raspberry Awards. Reid also confessed to regretting having extensive plastic surgery. Her liposuction procedure appeared to have gone wrong, the actress said in an interview, “I had body contouring, but it all went wrong. My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing.”

Valeria Lukyanova Then

Now known as the human barbie, Ukrainian Valeria Lukyanova, 30, gained fame online in 2012 for her unusual change in appearance that caused her to look like a Barbie doll.

Valeria Lukyanova Now

She claims her figure is due to a rigorous exercise routine and a diet of small pieces of raw fish and fresh fruit juice. She still hopes to one day live without any food or water and strongly believes in a “breatharian” lifestyle, which claims only air and light are necessary to live, according to the Daily Mail.

Pamela Anderson Then

There wasn’t a teenage boy of the nineties who didn’t drool at the sight of Pamela Anderson running down the beach in her red one-piece. The Baywatch babe was widely considered to be one of the most desirable women on the planet. With her blonde locks and blue eyes, she was cast in Home Improvement, VIP and also made multiple appearances in Playboy Magazine.

Pamela Anderson Now

At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Anderson walked the carpet looking completely unrecognizable. The 49-year-old actress shocked fans with her appearance that most definitely been achieved with some cosmetic assistance. Anderson is no stranger to going under the knife. She has undergone multiple surgeries over the years, most notably enlarging her… assets.

Kylie Jenner Then

The world was introduced to Kylie Jenner in the first season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The youngest Kardashian sister was just a teen. She was boisterous, cute and sported a look that seemed age appropriate. The reality TV show would become a worldwide hit, catapulting the family to stardom. The Kardashian sister grew up and soon transformed into an unlikely version of her previous self.

Kylie Jenner Now

Everyone looks different after their adolescent years are over, but the Jenner sister seemed to undergo a particularly drastic transformation. Kylie has never publicly confirmed having plastic surgery but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to discern that the young star had some cosmetic help in recent years. With a more refined nose and a pair of lips that had tripled in size, it appears Kylie opted for quite the makeover.

Rodrigo Alves Then

Unlike the rest of the stars on this list, Rodrigo Alves has actually achieved fame because of his extensive plastic surgery, dubbing himself ‘The Human Ken Doll.’ The Brazilian-born air steward once looked like just another average joe. In many a bizarre decision, Alves would completely transform himself in an attempt to become what he called ‘the ideal man.’

Rodrigo Alves Now

Alves has not simply undergone cosmetic surgery but appears to have developed an obsession with altering his appearance to look like the children’s toy. He has admitted to having 42 operations and spending an exorbitant $420 000 on surgery. He has had hair, bottom and chest implants as well as having an eight-pack surgically implanted in his stomach. Alves said in a magazine interview, “I never set out to look like Ken. But people have increasingly ­commented on how similar we are. I’m happy with my look but I will continue with surgery.” Yikes. 

Mickey Rourke

When he first appeared on the scene, Mickey Rourke was considered a heartthrob. The young actor set pulses racing in seductive films such as 9½ Weeks, Body Heat and Angel Heart. He was hailed as the next Marlon Brando but in the 1990’s he made a questionable choice to explore his boxing talents. Before his acting career, Rourke considered himself a keen amateur boxer and returned to the ring as a professional in the early 90s. After multiple fights, his face took a beating and he resorted to plastic surgery to supposedly fix his injuries.

Mickey Rourke Now

The 65-year-old is now sporting a bizarre, heavily altered look. Experts have speculated that the actor has undergone a facelift, eyelid surgery to both upper and lower lids, soft tissue fillers, cheek and chin implants as well as multiple nose jobs. The once perfectly handsome actor is now widely considered to be an apt example of how cosmetic surgery can go terribly wrong.

Lindsay Lohan Then

The fiery-haired Lindsay Lohan was once the picture of teen innocence. She got an early start in Hollywood as a successful child actress. She starred in The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday, with later roles in Mean Girls and Just My Luck. Her career seemed to be on an upward trajectory until the starlet made some weird personal choices that got her into the tabloids for all the wrong reasons.

Lindsay Lohan Now

Lindsay’s recent years have been troubled. After a stint in rehab, the actress made an unsuccessful return to Hollywood. Her look has also changed considerably, sparking speculation that she had had numerous plastic surgery procedures. The actress has consistently denied the allegations. In another bizarre move, the actress is reportedly currently studying to convert to Islam.

Donatella Versace Then

Versace has long been an iconic name in the fashion world. The luxury brand is currently headed by the Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace. Donatella was once an attractive blonde who had a much more natural look compared to her more recent appearance. It seems the pressures of the fashion world encouraged the star to resort to some extreme measures to enhance her features.

Donatella Versace Now

One can’t help but notice that Donatella has had her face dramatically cosmetically altered. Multiple facelifts and an almost ridiculous amount of collagen have transformed the fashion star into an almost comical caricature of her previous self. We suggest Donatella reconsider her choice in plastic surgeon.

Jennifer Grey Then

There wasn’t a moviegoer in the eighties who didn’t love Dirty Dancing. The iconic film introduced us to the lovely Miss Jennifer Grey. The all American girl-next-door with a refreshingly accessible look. Fans loved that Grey did not conform to conventional beauty standards! The starlet was set to rise to fame before she made a decision that would ultimately derail her acting career.

Jennifer Grey Now

Jennifer Grey’s nose was one of her defining features. Sadly, Grey wasn’t a fan and elected to have her nose shaved down in order to obtain a more refined look. The choice had some unforeseen consequences. The seemingly minor change drastically altered the star’s appearance. The actress has said of the experience, “I went in the operating room a celebrity—and came out anonymous. It was like being… being invisible.” 

John Travolta Then

John Travolta’s early years in Hollywood were a major success. The star was gorgeous, talented and had landed himself leading roles in hits like Saturday Night Fever and Grease. His career hit a bit of a snag in the nineties but Travolta returned in Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic film Pulp Fiction. When it came to his looks, he was always considered very attractive. Why ruin a good thing?

John Travolta Now

These days, Travolta has aged and apparently opted to have some work done. The changes are far from subtle and his tightened face has shocked fans and critics. His hair, eyebrows, and skin all seem to have undergone a massive change – and not for the better. The actor has never officially responded to the plastic surgery allegations.

Madonna Then

The music world would not be the same without the formidable presence of the iconic singer, Madonna. Over the years, the multi-talented superstar has sold 64,5 million albums worldwide. The indisputable Queen of Pop has never shied away from controversy but her plastic surgery choices may have been some of her less successful personal ventures. Sorry, Madge.

Madonna Now

Don’t get us wrong, we have nothing but respect for the material girl but she may have taken things too far when it comes to receiving some cosmetic help. Her ever-evolving look has always been a point of conversation but recent comments have not been flattering. Images have surfaced of the singer and actress that have left fans wandering; what happened to her face?

Heidi Montag Then

Reality TV fans were first introduced to Heidi Montag when she starred in the reality drama The Hills. The young starlet seemed to become overwhelmed by the pressure of fame and worldwide scrutiny, resorting to some outrageous measures to undergo a complete physical transformation.

Heidi Montag Now

The troubled star has been very public with her self-confessed plastic surgery addiction. She has electively had almost a dozen surgeries including a chest augmentation, botox, fat fillers and multiple nose jobs. “I was in way over my head with the surgeries,” Montag told People magazine, “I had no idea what I was getting into or that it was a lifelong commitment.”

Kim Kardashian Then

It’s hard to believe that Kim Kardashian was once a relatively unknown face with big dreams of stardom. Before Kim became a mega star she was known as Paris Hilton’s stylist sidekick. She has always been considered beautiful, but Kim sported a very different look in her earlier days in the spotlight.

Kim Kardashian Now

The Kardashians are now known for their picture-perfect good looks. After she shot to fame with the success of her family’s reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it appears the beauty felt the need to enhance her appearance. Plastic surgery rumors have been swirling for years but Kim has remained tight-lipped about the allegations.

Jocelyn Wildenstein Then

Jocelyn Wildenstein is a Swiss-born American socialite who has actually come to be known for her extensive plastic surgery endeavors. She leads a wildly extravagant lifestyle and is the heiress to the Wildenstein fortune. She has had multiple high-profile marriages and divorces. Before her surgery obsession, young Jocelyn was undoubtedly beautiful.

Jocelyn Wildenstein Now

Oh, how times have changed. Jocelyn has spent a reported $4 million on cosmetic surgery procedures. Her unnatural and feline-like appearance has earned her the tabloid nickname of ‘the cat woman.’ Most people would be horrified at the result of the transformation but Jocelyn is supposedly very happy with her looks. A source close to the heiress shared, “[She is] “ecstatic with her work. She feels beautiful. She looks in the mirror and she loves what she sees.” To each their own.