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12 Stars Who Didn’t Age Gracefully

Everyone gets older, and for most of us its not much fun; new wrinkles, grey hairs, and lots of saggy body parts. For others who have followed the tightrope of constant gym and healthy foods, aging takes far less of a toll. Celebrities have a much easier path to staying good looking well into their later years, think of Mr Clooney, the amazing Ms Jolie/Pitt and many more. Sadly for the celebrities in this list, age did not treat them well.

Kathleen Turner

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Turner came to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), Romancing the Stone (1984), and Prizzi’s Honor (1985), the latter two earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, Turner had roles in The Accidental Tourist (1988), The War of the Roses (1989), Serial Mom (1994) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Turner was an iconic pinup for a great many years, but in later life allowed herself to balloon in size, leaving her virtually unrecognizable from her younger years.

Val Kilmer

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Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984), then the cult classic Real Genius (1985), as well as the blockbuster action film Top Gun (1986) and the swords and sorcery fantasy film Willow (1988). Some of his other notable film roles include Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991), Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993), armed robber Chris Shiherlis in Heat (1995), Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman Forever (1995), Simon Templar in The Saint (1997), astronaut Robby Gallagher in Red Planet (2000), and a meth-using informant in The Salton Sea (2002).

Kilmer is another celebrity that didn’t watch his diet and eventually grew to his current size, spawning hundreds of slightly embarrassing paparazzi photos documenting his fall from 80s heartthrob to washed up actor.

Kirstie Alley

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Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951) is an American actress and comedian known for her role in the TV series Cheers, in which she played Rebecca Howe from 1987 to 1993, winning an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991. She is also known for her role in the thriller Shoot to Kill and the Look Who’s Talking film series as Mollie Ubriacco. More recently, Alley has appeared in reality shows revolving around her life.

Alley made her movie debut in Star Trek II, she instantly became a pin up in teenage boys bedrooms all over the world, since then she has continually engaged in yo-yo diets dropping from 228lbs (103kg) to 145lbs (66kg) – we wish you the best Kirstie, but please keep it healthy!

Mathew Perry

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Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor and writer. He is mostly known for his role as Chandler Bing on the long-running NBC television sitcom Friends, as well as his portrayal of Ron Clark in the 2006 television movie The Ron Clark Story. Along with starring in the short-lived television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Perry has appeared in a number of films, including Fools Rush In (1997), The Whole Nine Yards (2000), and 17 Again (2009).

In 2010, he expanded his résumé to include both video games and voiceover work when he voiced Benny in the role-playing game Fallout: New Vegas. Perry is another star whose weight has fluctuated drastically, sadly this was due health issues stemming from opiate addiction. Perry is clean again now, and we hope he returns to his former glory – he is a true comic genius.

Goldie Hawn

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Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, director, producer, and occasional singer. Hawn is known for her roles in television’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and films such as The Sugarland Express, Private Benjamin, Foul Play, Shampoo, Overboard, Bird on a Wire, Death Becomes Her, The First Wives Club, and Cactus Flower, for which she won the 1969 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is the mother of actors Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson, and Wyatt Russell.

Hawn has had a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983. Hawn had one of the longest stretches of being super cute of any actress of her age, sadly age just caught up. We salute you for being an amazing mother and for your fantastic charitable work – you will always be beautiful in more ways than your looks!

Mark Hamill

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Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor, writer, producer, and director. He is known for portraying Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983), a role he will be reprising in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Hamill has also ventured into voice acting, and has voiced the Joker in various Batman animations, beginning with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992.

Apparently ‘dad-body’ is now a thing, its a shame Hamill doesn’t still have the younger physique, but we are excited to see him in the new Star Wars – and no one will begrudge this acting titan a few home comforts as he gets older.

Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Dee Lohan (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, director and producer, whose career has included critical and popular success in her youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles that have been well-documented in the tabloids. Lohan was chewed up and spat out by Hollywood, and is the youngest star on our list.

It’s tragic to see someone age so quickly, but we hope this is taken as a warning to other to avoid the drugs and choose a more healthy lifestyle. We really hope you turn your life around Lindsay!

Madonna

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Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions, which have generated some controversy.

Often referred to as the “Queen of Pop”, she is cited as an influence by numerous other artists around the world. We suspect that Madonna unlike everyone else on our list has eaten too much healthy food, and trained too hard, its admirable, but Madonna, perhaps you can afford to slow it down a little now, and enjoy life a bit more.

Macaulay Culkin

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Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. He became famous as a child actor for his role as Kevin McCallister in the family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). He is also known for his roles in Uncle Buck (1989), My Girl (1991), The Good Son (1993), The Pagemaster (1994), Richie Rich (1994), Party Monster (2003), and the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”. At the height of his fame, he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple.

Culkin ranked at number two on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid-Stars” and E!’s list of the “50 Greatest Child Stars”. Culkins story is another sad Hollywood legend, great fame, followed by depression, drug addiction, and abuse. Culkin seems to be recovering these day, and we wish him the best.

Pamela Anderson

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Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-American actress. In addition to her acting career, she is also a model, producer, author, activist and a former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and V.I.P.. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990. For a time, she was known as Pamela Anderson Lee (or Pamela Lee) after marrying Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.

Anderson is a member of the animal rights movement and has conducted campaigns condemning the commercial fur industry and promoting veganism through the animal welfarist organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2006, she was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Anderson likely achieved the most posters in boys bedrooms of all time, but age catches up with you. Anderson has had a rocky life both on and off screen, we hope her career and love-life gets back on track soon.

Haley Joel Osment

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Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an American actor. After a series of roles in television and film during the 1990s, including a small part in Forrest Gump playing the title character’s son, Osment rose to fame for his performance as a young unwilling medium in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller film The Sixth Sense, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He subsequently appeared in leading roles in several high-profile Hollywood films, including Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Mimi Leder’s Pay It Forward. He made his Broadway debut in 2008 in a short-lived revival of David Mamet’s play, American Buffalo, starring John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer.

Osment is also known for his voice-roles of Sora and Vanitas in the Kingdom Hearts video games, as well as his more recent roles in comedies such as Sex Ed and The Spoils of Babylon. Osment hasn’t just aged, he has grown outwards, we hope he sorts out his weight issues because he is inherently good looking.

Brigitte Bardot

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Bardot was an aspiring ballerina in early life. She started her acting career in 1952 and after appearing in 16 routine comedy films, with limited international release, became world-famous in 1957, with the controversial film And God Created Woman. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film Le Mépris. For her role in Louis Malle’s 1965 film Viva Maria! Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress. Bardot caught the attention of French intellectuals.

She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir’s 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a “locomotive of women’s history” and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France. What can we say a beautiful, exceptional woman, its a shame that we all have to age!

 

 

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