Who didn’t have a crush on Axl Rose? As the lead singer of Guns N’ Roses he made many hearts flutter, but not so much now. The years of drugs and a rock-and-roll lifestyle has left him looking a little leathery. You can really see the toll that age has taken on him when compared to bandmate Slash.
For running with the same crowds, that guy has aged relatively well. Anyone who's loved the band for a while knows what they've all put their bodies through. The biggest difference is that it's really affecting Axl Rose's performance, too. There have been several shows lately that have left a bad taste in fans' mouths.
Keith Richards may be 73, but he looks 93. Time may be the culprit, but we’re guessing it was all the substances he used back in the '70s. It was hard to make it through that decade without hearing something about his arrests, and it shows on his face.
Along with that, he's made it clear that sleep isn't important to him. We all know what lack of sleep will do to a person. He openly brags about how he didn't get any sleep, including one time when he went nine days "without a wink." Wow. Just wow. How is that even possible?
Rock and roll isn’t kind to people, as we see with Jagger. The rough lifestyle is glamorized, and it doesn't exactly encourage self-care. Jagger's face is starting to look like a pincushion. Sure, he’s not young like he used to be, but he looks so much older than he actually is.
There's a reason they call the band "The Strollin' Bones" after all. They aren't what they used to be. However, old or not, he’s still successful. Do you have the moves like Jagger? By "moves," we mean do you groan when you stand up or sit down? Time wasn't kind to this rocker.
Lindsay is just in her 30s. Who else remembers watching her films when she was younger? No movie is more iconic than Mean Girls, and it's clear that Aaron Samuels wouldn't think she's so "fetch" today. Sure, she's been rough on herself, but who would've guessed she hasn't even reached middle age yet?
Over the years, she's been arrested a ridiculous amount of times, most of that thanks to her drug and alcohol abuse. Thanks to all that she looks like she's pushing 40 or 50. Unless she starts taking care of herself, she's going to look older than anyone else on this list.
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Steven Tyler used to look great in youth, but not so much anymore. The singer has been just as rough on his body as he has his vocal cords. While his vocals are still working great, his face is starting to look like a road map in all the bad ways.
Tyler has certainly had a crazy life, and one of his most unbelievable stories is that he's spent millions on cocaine. We didn't make that up. It's literally in his memoir. He stated he's spent around $6 million on the drug. That probably has a lot to do with his looks today.
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Ozzy Osbourne was the Dark King of the '70s. Women wanted him, and men wanted to be him—but not so much now. He’s starting to look ragged and worn. Sure we all get tired when we're old, but Osbourne is something else. Apparently "bad blood" isn’t a great way to stay young.
Nowadays, he's started to get gray hair, making him look nearly unrecognizable. Without his black hair, he just isn't the same Ozzy. His speech has also been...well, not so great, but lately, it's gotten even worse. We're guessing he's married to Sharon because she's the only one that understands him.
Boy George can put on a ton of makeup, but we know what’s underneath. He’s starting to look older and older every year. At a certain age, the makeup just settles in the wrinkles and makes it even more obvious. You may not even be able to recognize him without his flawless skin and dramatic eyeshadow.
Maybe that's why he's been ditching his makeup lately. More and more, he's leaving without donning his regular dramatic eyeshadow and eyeliner looks. If we had to put on and remove makeup like that every day for 60 years, we would have ditched it ages ago. That stuff takes time.
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Gene Simmons wore a lot of face paint, but he still looked pretty good underneath. As time goes by, he’s looking a little less so — to put it lightly. More than ever, he hides behind massive shades, except he's starting to look like a certain cult leader if ya know what we mean.
Oh well, his trademark tongue is still just as long, and he can still rock out like the best of us. Now that he has millions in his bank account, it's finally time for this guy to relax and finally chill out. He's purchased a 12,000-square-foot home on Lake Tahoe to live a quiet life.
What happened to Iggy Pop? Was it his lust for life? Whatever it was, his entire body has wrinkles. That becomes painfully obvious when he takes off his shirt mid-concert (or sometimes before it even begins). We’re guessing it was his extensive drug use. Even though he tried to wean himself, it still took an obvious toll.
At some point Iggy, you have to admit where you are in life. Those skin flaps aren't it, my guy. Looking back on his life, it's no surprise this is where he's ended up. He's done more shocking things than some of the other rockers on here, which is really saying a lot.
It was hard to get through the '90s without seeing Pamela Anderson running in slow motion on the beach. During the '90s and early 2000s, she was the icon of beauty. She was absolutely stunning, but now? Now, she looks completely unrecognizable. If you saw her in an alleyway, you wouldn't look twice.
In the quest to stay young, surgery has made her look ten times older. While she's only in her 50s, she easily looks like she's moving through her 60s. The craziest thing is that she didn't look like this only a couple of years prior! Clearly, she went to a botched plastic surgeon.
We bet you haven't seen Ted Nugent for years until it came out that he had COVID-19. Most of us, when we saw him, we wondered "what in the world happened?" At this point, though his looks are the least of his worries. He's made a certain reputation for himself that others find repulsive.
Much of that has to do with him putting down newer bands (like Greta Van Fleet) and other contemporaries like Joan Jett. He particularly dragged the fact she was put on the top 100 guitarists ever by Rolling Stone. Honestly, putting Joan Jett is uglier than his face will ever be. Sorry, not sorry.
Poor Mickey. He's a walking testament to how bad boxing can mess up your face. He famously had to have his face reconstructed after suffering injuries while fighting in the ring. He had five nose jobs (including one that used cartilage from his ear) and surgery to reconstruct his cheekbone after it was busted.
The sad part is the young Rourke was totally handsome. It’s almost a shame he went into boxing because with a face like that, he could have gone places. Brad Pitt who? Well, that’s all in the past now. His looks won’t recover, but he’s still a pretty good actor when all is said and done.
Macaulay Culkin was absolutely adorable in Home Alone, and as he grew up, it was obvious that he was going to be a good-looking man. He dated Mila Kunis, and then (after their breakup) he dated a girl that looked a suspicious amount like Kunis. But then everything hit the fan. Culkin was arrested in a myriad of drug charges.
People magazine noted that in 2004, he was arrested with “17 grams of marijuana, eight Xanax pills and 16 pills police identified as a drug prescribed for anxiety and seizures.” The tabloids ran crazy after that, and Culkin took a hiatus from the spotlight. All that stress took a major toll on his face. Hopefully, he can get things back together and go back to his former self.
Val Kilmer used to have unattainable looks when he was younger. We’re talking about a former Batman here! Have you seen him lately? The poor guy has certainly seen better days. There’s unfortunately a really sad reason for that. Many may not know that he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015.
He was hospitalized and began immediate care, but the disease has left marks on him. He had a procedure on his trachea that reduced his voice to a mere rasp and rendered him short of breath. As of 2020, he's cancer-free, thankfully, but he sadly needs a feeding tube to sustain himself.
Meg Ryan never intended to be America's Sweetheart, but that's where she ended up thanks to movies like Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and You've Got Mail. Looking ahead a few decades, she’s nearly unrecognizable, and it’s all to remain “forever young” in the eyes of Hollywood and paparazzi.
Clearly, Ryan has had tons of work done on her face that ended up making her look even older than she actually is. For one, she had too much Botox in her forehead that's caused her eyes to look smaller. Then, there are her puffy lips that make it look like she's deathly allergic to something 24/7. Girl, put down the needle.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker used to look like the beautiful girl from Sex and the City. She was the witch that could sing to children and lure them to their cabin (to eat, of course). Sadly, she hasn’t aged the same. She isn’t that cutesy little witch bouncing around anymore; although she could certainly still cast a spell.
A lot of people are calling out her age, and she's spoken out about her appearance. She stated, “There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never happen about a man. Gray hair, gray hair, gray hair. Does she have gray hair?” SJP has reached that “I don’t care about your opinions” stage of life.
For a while there, Demi Moore seemed almost ageless. When she got with Ashton Kutcher, most of us were shocked to learn that she was 41. Honestly, she looked around the same age as Kutcher, who was 25 at the time. All that’s changed, though. Now? Now, Moore doesn’t even look like herself.
Recently, she's showed up at a Fendi show, and a lot of us didn't give her a second glance because we weren't sure who the woman was. It was Demi Moore! Time caught up to her and brought her some sunken cheekbones and pouty lips with plenty of wrinkles to boot.
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For those who are younger, seeing young Donatella Versace may be a bit of a shock. The woman used to be absolutely stunning. She could be one of the models that strutted down the runway during a show, but we’re not sure where it all went wrong. Time (and probably bad plastic surgeons) have really done her dirty.
In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Donatella couldn’t seem to get tan enough. She got darker and darker, and that’s left her skin looking like worn leather. Wrinkles started popping up prematurely, so she got fillers to combat this. Now, her face looks like a total mess, but that isn’t a huge deal with you carrying the name of one of the biggest fashion brands in the world.
Brendan Fraser was the hot dummy from George of the Jungle. We can’t forget him in The Mummy alongside Rachel Weisz. Both of those films were a staple of the ‘90s, but no one checked on Fraser for years. He went on a hiatus but recently showed up looking…a little ravaged. Not only is he plumper, but Fraser just looks plain ol’ tired. It left a lot of us with one question: What in the world happened?
The physical demands of his stunts left him beat up. He had to have a partial knee replacement, a laminectomy (removal of a portion of a vertebra), and vocal cord surgery. He also had a bad back injury in 2012 after a tree fell on him. He's also dealt with depression following being sexually assaulted by Philip Berk (which permanently hurt his career after exposure), the divorce from his long-time love, and the death of his mother.
Brigitte Bardot was the definition of beauty. Saying women wanted to be her didn't go far enough. She was the woman from the movie And God Created Woman, and we believed that if God created any woman to be perfect, it would be Bardot. Now, she’s getting close to her 80s and some publications have described her as aging “disgracefully.”
So, what happened? Brigitte decided she wasn’t going to do the whole calorie-counting, perfect Hollywood crap anymore. Bardot famously never stopped smoking, ate whatever she wanted, sunbathed, and lived her life however she wanted. It isn’t like she’s in front of the camera anymore, so why bother? Now, she’s an animal activist who speaks out occasionally.
John Travolta used to be the guy everyone wanted, but who would have guessed that decades from now he would age as bad as the movies he's been in? Travolta clearly didn't “put up a fight” when it came to aging, speaking of movies that Travolta starred in. How would Sandy feel about the way he looks now?
We’ll just go ahead and dive in. Travolta has put on weight at random times that has made him look like a grizzled thumb at best. Then, when he’s thin, he runs off and shaves his head to look like a villain in a Superman film. If anyone is going to play Lex Luthor, it's going to be Travolta. He's giving Bezos a run for his money.
Everything about Jim Carrey is aging badly. First, he starts beating up on the movies he stars in – Kick-Ass 2 being the biggest one. Second, he blamed Tiger Woods’s wife after his infidelity came to light. And finally, he harassed Emma Stone inappropriately in 2011, dedicating some weird faux family life where the two have these kids.
The guy may have been hilarious back in the day, but now he’s just plain weird. His looks are following suit. All those funny faces made his face look like the Grand Canyon. He grew a beard to help hide it, but that just made him look like he should stay 500 feet away from a school. After his recent behavior, maybe that’s for the best?
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Liza Minnelli, daughter of the great Judy Garland, was the doe-eyed queen we all loved. She was adorable, sensual, and had the world watching as she grew up. Sadly, she struggled with drugs. That's probably why she's starting to look so worn out at her older age. While some people age gracefully, Minnelli has done anything but.
Her face has gotten much puffier, no doubt thanks to fillers from less-than-great doctors. She's never openly admitted to work but look at those pictures. She's clearly had an eyebrow lift and some Botox at minimum. At this point, it’s just better to age naturally, especially when you’re in your mid-70s.
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If anyone is going to make this list, it’s the former action star, Steven Seagal. We’re not entirely sure which ugly stick he got beat with, but we want to avoid it at all costs. In the ‘80s, you couldn’t go very far without seeing his little ponytail in an action flick, but now? He’s struggling to walk across his living room.
As the years pass, his waistline grows bigger, but he doesn’t change. It’s like he’s stuck in the ‘80s. He still tries to hop over fences and even was enlisted to train police officers. What would he teach them? How to stick more than two Twinkies in your mouth at once? Somehow, Seagal is still able to pull the ladies as he’s had several marriages and relationships.
Once or twice throughout his career, Billy Crystal was pretty hot. When he had a little scruff on his face, but what made him most attractive was his sense of humor and good-guy persona. Then, he fell out of the limelight in favor of stars like Brad Pitt, Ryan Reynolds, and Robert Downey Jr.
As Crystal moves into his 70s, he’s starting to look…not so great. Time has caught up with him and all nestled right below his chin. Somehow, his face looks swollen, almost to the point where we’re worried about his health. Instead of being in front of the camera, Crystal has decided to spend his time directing.
There has to be a happy medium between getting all the work done and getting nothing, right? Sophia Loren is often compared to Brigitte Bardot, both when they were young and today. Many say that Sophia Loren aged gracefully compared to her counterpart, but that’s just entirely false. They haven’t looked at her lately.
Loren has had so much work that she’s giving Donatella Versace a run for her money. Sure, her highly edited pictures don’t make her look scary, but looking at her without all the touch-ups make us think she’s a sleep paralysis demon in disguise. Put the plastic surgery away, Loren. It’s time.
Dear God, what’s going on with Madonna? The once Queen of Pop has turned into – honestly, we don’t even know what to call it. She’s gone off the deep end trying to stay relevant. As she moves into her 60s, she’s looking less and less like the woman that put out “Like a Virgin” in 1984.
Madonna has had so much plastic surgery completed, we’re guessing she has two doctors that don’t communicate with each other. Say it with us Madonna: it’s time to retire. There’s nothing graceful about what you’re doing. It’s embarrassing. Even Britney Spears has moved on from the spotlight. This isn’t your playground anymore, honey.
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Oh, Courtney Love. This is one of those celebrities that literally no one wants to meet. Everyone groans angrily whenever she shows up – A-lister and everyday person alike. That being said, no one can say that she didn’t look good when she was young. Then, Kurt Cobain died, and she went nuts.
That’s to say she wasn’t a little nuts before, but now she’s just ridiculous. Even her own daughter wants nothing to do with her. Her daughter was put in a conservatorship just so Love couldn’t steal her wealth. Today, she acts the same as she did when she was in her twenties but is nearly unrecognizable.
In the ‘80s, Kirstie Alley was what Sarah Jessica Parker was in the ‘90s. Everyone loved her, and any movie she headlined in, people went to see. Sadly, it didn’t stay that way. She fell out of the limelight as soon as the late ‘90s rolled around, and she never seemed to recover.
By 2005, she was overweight and became a Jenny Craig spokesperson. There, she lost 75 pounds. Unfortunately, she got bit by a tick not long after in Maine and was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Alley gained most of the weight back. All this fluctuating weight has caused her to look rather ragged in her age.
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Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis caught everyone’s eyes in the ‘70s when she starred in Halloween. Then, she was suddenly everywhere. She made the room steamy in 1985’s Perfect and then followed it up with 1994’s True Lies. There wasn’t a fish that Jamie Lee Curtis couldn’t catch.
Aging start to hit her hard when she was still pretty young, however. She recalled a time when the camera man said he couldn’t shoot her because her eyes were too puffy. So, she had fat removed from under her eyes. Curtis has admitted she had “everything” done to remain forever young. It, unfortunately, didn’t work out. She went gray early, but now, she couldn’t care less.
Kirsten Dunst has been an actor pretty much her whole life. She started at the young age of three, and we all watched her grow up. We all remember her as Claudia in 1994’s Interview with a Vampire, and then she moved on to be Spiderman’s love interest in 2002. Looking at her now, we have to ask what happened because she isn’t aging well.
Now that she’s older, she’s a little larger and her face has a few more wrinkles than it did when she was in her 20s. It almost happened overnight. It gets even worse when you compare her to costars like Gabrielle Union who hasn’t aged a day and is nearly 10 years older than her. Jessica Biel, Kate Middleton, and Sophia Bush are all the same age and don’t look nearly as…tired.
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