Would you recognize these celebs today? Tom Cruise to Madonna here are SHOCKING images
Greek philosopher Heraclitus has rightly said: “The only constant in life Is change". Whether you’re a common man or a high-profile personality, no one can defy the changes in their appearance because of their growing age.
One such celebrity who has been in the spotlight for a few days because of his changed look is Tom Cruise. The 59-year-old actor was seen recently at a baseball game last weekend while sporting a chubby-cheeked look, which left his fans wondering whether the new puffy face was due to aging or a rendezvous with a cosmetic specialist.
He was mercilessly trolled on social media also. The ‘Mission Impossible’ star became the topic of discussion on social media after being spotted at Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants on October 10. A critic tweeted, “What up with his face? Looks like a Tom Cruise picture on a balloon.” Another one snapped, “When did Tom Cruise’s face swell into a Delco Dad who frequents Maggie O’Neill’s?” "Again, celebrities, please listen: those fillers are NOT doing the things for your face that you think they are & we are more than disturbed by the uncanny valley of it all…😬 #TomCruise #NDLS,” the third added.
What up with his face? Looks like a Tom Cruise picture on a balloon.— David Campbell (@DavidCa44258564) October 11, 2021
When did Tom Cruise’s face swell into a Delco Dad who frequents Maggie O’Neill’s?— Sam Jackson (@thesamLjackson) October 11, 2021
Again, celebrities, please listen: those fillers are NOT doing the things for your face that you think they are & we are more than disturbed by the uncanny valley of it all…😬 #TomCruise #NDLS https://t.co/3jEimfxUFk— MellyMed (@mel_med_larson) October 11, 2021
Another celebrity who was recently scrutinized for her looks was Madonna. The 63-year-old was seen sporting a filter-free look on the streets of NYC, which was opposite to the sharp look she presents online. “Real life vs instagram,” a person commented. Another one noted, “Madonna, Reality Vs the pic she posts of herself on Insta..”
Madonna, Reality Vs the pic she posts of herself on Insta.. pic.twitter.com/Po06Kt6N4P— Eric the ½ a Bad Art Friend! (@ericpink) October 11, 2021
Renée Zellweger took method acting to another level when she put on 30 pounds for her role in ‘Bridget Jones's Diary’. But seven years ago, she surprised everyone with her transformation as she rocked taut skin, a more oval-shaped countenance, and narrowed eyes. Several people jumped to accuse her of plastic surgery, but the 52-year-old dissed back at them.
In a public blog, Zellweger wrote, “In the interest of tabloid journalism, which profits from the chaos and scandal it conjures and injects into people's lives and their subsequent humiliation, the truth is reduced to representing just one side of the fictional argument. I can't imagine there's dignity in explaining yourself to those who trade in contrived scandal, or in seeking the approval of those who make fun of others for sport. It's silly entertainment, it's of no import, and I don't see the point in commenting.”
It has been said that too much plastic surgery is behind Meg Ryan’s damaged career. Though the 59-year-old did not deny or accept it, Dr Mark Youssef from Younique Cosmetic Surgery told Hollywood Life in 2016, “The most obvious thing that she's had done is some sort of filler or fat transfer to her cheek. When she smiles, all of that filler moves up and makes her eyes look smaller. The reason she looks masculine is because of the placement of the volume in her cheeks.”
Cher has also changed a lot over the years. In 2020, when the 75-year-old made her appearance at the virtual Billboard Awards, she looked at least 20 years younger than her actual age. Commenting on her incredible youthful appearance, Dr Worldwide aka Dr Agullo said, “Cher has managed to conserve her natural beauty and basically look as good as she did 20 years ago. This is definitely not something easy to achieve but completely possible with the current technology and surgical techniques available on the market. It is always a challenge though to be able to do so without altering the natural facial features.”
“We know Cher has had her share of cosmetic procedures throughout her lifetime. She has had multiple facelifts, fat transfer to the face, and skin resurfacing without looking overdone or over-pulled,” the doctor added.
George Clooney is a natural dapper. At 60 also, he can put a 20-year-old to shame. The ‘Ocean's Eleven’ star is also a staunch opponent of cosmetic surgeries. In a 2015 BBC interview, he said, “I’ve seen it happen—particularly on men—I don’t think it really works; I think it actually makes you look older. I’m a big believer in the idea that you can’t try to look younger. You just have to look the best you can at the age you are.”
“I think for all of us you have to come to terms with getting older and not trying to fight it. . . . You have to get used to the idea that your roles in films and who you are and how you’re perceived is going to change and that’ll disappoint people at times,” Clooney added.
Kathleen Turner was once the queen of Hollywood with hit after hit in the 1980s. But once considered a sexual icon, the 67-year-old’s look changed and also derailed her career after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. In 2018, she said, “It’s hard to understand the level of pain that this disease brings. Rheumatoid arthritis hit in my late 30s — the last of my years in which Hollywood would consider me a sexually appealing leading lady … At that time there was very little public knowledge about autoimmune diseases, so my illness was a source of bad mystery.”
Bruce Willis’ look has also changed a lot over the years, but the charm is still there. He has been active since 1975 and has declared himself anti-cosmetic surgery. The 66-year-old actor had once said, “Cosmetic stuff, I am not a fan of it and I know a lot of people are. It's a big business and anytime you can make a lot of money off something it is going to stick around. I don't plan on cutting myself up, you would be surprised there are a lot of male actors that think about it just as much as women do. I don't think about it very often I don't really care.”
Willis also jokingly added: “I am surprised when I'm reminded of my age. I still feel like I'm about 24 years old. I could still whoop a lot of guys arses if I have to.”
Heather Locklear was the bombshell of 80s and 90s Hollywood. But she had her share of tough times in 2018 after an “overdose,” followed by a rehab stint and her arrest for allegedly assaulting an emergency medical technician. But in 2021, she appeared in good shape as she was seen picking up lunch in Los Angeles in June. Though she no longer looks like what she was 25-30 years ago, she is reportedly doing good personally. She is engaged to Chris Heisser as an insider said, “Heather and Chris are in a really good place right now. They couldn’t be happier. They each go out of their way to make the other feel special — she’ll cook for him, he’ll buy her flowers, etc.”
The biggest transformation has been seen in Caitlyn Jenner over the years. Caitlyn was born to Esther Ruth and William Hugh Jenner as a male, named William Bruce Jenner, who went on to become a media personality and also an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. But in 2015, Caitlyn came out as a trans woman. Eventually, she went for cosmetic surgery, and completed sex reassignment surgery in January 2017.