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Tuesday, 17 September 2019
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30 Rare Celebrity Childhood Photos

30 Rare Celebrity Childhood Photos

Wouldn't you know it? Celebrities are regular people just like us. They went through that awkward, lanky, middle school, prepubescent stage just like us. These incredibly rare photos of your favorite celebs tell an amazing story of where these stars came from.

BLAKE LIVELY

Actress Blake Lively was born on August 25, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, to a show business family. Her father, Ernie, was an actor and director, and her mother, Elaine, was a talent scout. Lively is the youngest of five children, and all four of her older siblings are also actors.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG

Early years. Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn E. Johnson in New York City around 1955 (some reports say 1949 or 1950), the first of Emma Johnson's two children. Her father abandoned the family, and Goldberg's mother worked at several different jobs, including as a nurse and teacher.

BRAD PITT

Actor Brad Pitt was born William Bradley Pitt on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the eldest of three children in a devoutly Southern Baptist family, and grew up in Springfield, Missouri. His father, Bill Pitt, owned a trucking company, and his mother, Jane Pitt, was a family counselor.

ELIABETH TAYLOR

Began acting at nine. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in London, England, on February 27, 1932, to American parents Francis and Sara Taylor. Her father was a successful art dealer who had his own gallery in London. Her mother was an actress who had been successful before marriage under the stage name Sara Sothern.

MERYL STREEP

Born Mary Louise Streep on June 22, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to pharmaceutical company executive Harry Streep and commercial artist Mary Streep. Meryl describes herself at age seven as already looking like a forty year old and acting like one too! The kids thought I was one of their teachers.”

JAMES DEAN

Born on February 8, 1931, in Marion, Indiana, James Byron Dean was the only child of Winton and Mildred (Wilson) Dean. Winton, a dental technician (a person who creates dental appliances), moved his family to Santa Monica, California, when Dean was six years old.

BJORK

Bjork Guomundsdottie is a famous Icelander singer of the alternative music. ... She was born and brought up in Reykjavik, Iceland and took interest in the music from a very young age. She was only 12 years old when her first recorded album 'Bjork' came out that got her attention from the record labels.

DAVID BOWIE

David Robert Jones was born on 8 January 1947 in Brixton, South London, England. His mother, Margaret Mary "Peggy" (née Burns; 1913–2001), was born in Kent, and had Irish ancestry; she worked as a waitress. ... Upon listening to Little Richard's song "Tutti Frutti", Bowie would later say, "I had heard God".

JULIA ROBERTS

Actress Julia Fiona Roberts was born on October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia, the youngest of three children and surrounded by creative individuals. Her parents were both actors who ran a workshop for aspiring writers and performers until their divorce in 1971.

ANNE HATHAWAY

Actress Anne Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York. The daughter of an actress and a lawyer, Hathaway grew up in Millburn, New Jersey. She excelled at performing early on, becoming the first and only teenager accepted to The Barrow Group, a theater company and acting school in New York City.

HUGH GRANT

Actor Hugh John Mungo Grant was born on September 9, 1960 in London, England. Hugh Grant studied English at Oxford, before pursuing a career in theater. He worked in repertory and as an advertising copywriter before forming his own comedy troupe, the Jockeys of Norfolk.

RUSSEL CROWE

Russell Crowe was born on April 7, 1964, in Wellington, New Zealand. ... He spent a good deal of time on the sets of various film and television productions, where his parents worked as caterers; at age six, Crowe was cast as an orphan in the TV series Spyforce, the first of his many small parts as a child actor.

AMY WINEHOUSE

Amy Jade Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983, in the suburb of Southgate in London, England. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, worked as a cab driver, while mother Janis was employed as a pharmacist. ... But by the age of 16, Winehouse was expelled for "not applying herself" and piercing her nose.

KEIRA KNIGHTLY

Born in London, England, on March 26, 1985, Keira Christina Knightley grew up in a show-business family. Her father is actor Will Knightley and her mother is playwright Sharman Macdonald.

JOHN TRAVOLTA

John Travolta was born on February 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey. He dropped out of high school by age 16 to pursue acting and later worked on Broadway. He became a star as Vinnie Barbarino in the TV series Welcome Back Kotter, followed by the highly successful films Saturday Night Fever and Grease.

JACKIE CHAN

Jackie Chan was born Chan Kong-sang on April 7, 1954, in Hong Kong, China. He began studying martial arts, drama, acrobatics and singing at age 7. Once considered a likely successor to Bruce Lee in Hong Kong cinema, Chan instead developed his own style of martial arts blended with screwball physical comedy.

BROOKE SHIELDS

In 1978, when she was 12-years-old, Shields played a child prostitute in the controversial film Pretty Baby. Eileen Ford, founder of the Ford Modeling Agency, said of Brooke Shields: "She is a professional child and unique. She looks like an adult and thinks like one."

MARILYN MONROE

Marilyn Monroe had a difficult childhood. Born Norma Jean Mortensen on June 1, 1926 to a mentally unstable mother and absent father, she spent her childhood in a series of foster homes and an orphanage. ... After Norma's birth, Gladys changed her surname to Baker, the name of her first husband

ELIJAH WOOD

Born Elijah Jordan Wood on 28 January, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wood is the son of Debbie (Krause) and Warren Wood, who ran a delicatessen. He has an older brother, Zack, and a younger sister, Hannah Wood. He is of English, German, Austrian, and Danish descent.

JENNIFER ANISTON

Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow (1936-2016). Her father is Greek, while her mother was born in New York City. ... Aniston's godfather was actor Telly Savalas, one of her father's best friends.

FREDDIE MERCURY

Singer-songwriter and musician Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946, in Zanzibar, Tanzania. As the frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury was one of the most talented and innovative singers of the rock era. He spent time in a boarding school in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, where he studied piano.

GEORGE CLOONEY

Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina Bruce (née Warren; born 1939), was a beauty queen and city councilwoman. His father, Nick Clooney (born 1934), is a former anchorman and television host, including five years on the AMC network. Clooney has Irish, German, and English ancestry.

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

Benedict Cumberbatch was born on the 19 July 1976, in London, to ‘Timothy Carlton and ‘Wanda Ventham. Most of Benedict Cumberbatch’s early days during his youth were spent in boarding schools. He received his education from Brambletye School in West Sussex and from Harrow School He was an art scholar at the Harrow School and was a member of The Rattigan Society, which was the foremost club of dramatic arts in his school at the time. Benedict Cumberbatch made his acting debut at the age of 12, starring as ‘Titania’ in the famous play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. He continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and he graduated with an MA degree in Classical Acting.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS

Born June 15, 1973, Neil Patrick Harris was 15 when he starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg in Clara's Heart. The next year, he began four seasons playing the title role in the TV sitcom Doogie Howser, M.D. Harris then appeared in films and TV movies, as well as on stage, in Rent and Cabaret.

CHLOE MORETZ

Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO

Born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is the only child of Irmelin and George DiCaprio. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany.

BARRACK OBAMA

Early life and career of Barack Obama. Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Obama, Sr. (1936–1982) (born in Rachuonyo District, British Kenya) and Stanley Ann Dunham, known as Ann (1942–1995) (born in Wichita, Kansas, United States).

ANGELINA JOLIE

Born in Los Angeles, California, Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She is the sister of actor James Haven and niece of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor. Her godparents are actors Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. On her father's side, Jolie is of German and Slovak descent, and on her mother's side, she is of primarily French Canadian, Dutch, and German ancestry.

RYAN GOSLING

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club (1993–1995) and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark?

ADELE

Early Years and Influences. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988, in North London, England. She was the only child of Penny Adkins, an "arty mom" who was just 18 at the time of her birth, and a Welsh father, Mark Evans, who left the family when Adele was only 4 years old.

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