It’s always nice to see celebrities embrace a meme and remind us that they’re just people too. Recently, actors and actresses have started sharing their first (or old, at any rate) headshots…and it’s pure gold. It reminds us that everyone went through an awkward phase, that we all took photographs we thought were a good idea at the time, and also that the eighties and most of the nineties were truly terrible decades for fashion.
So please, enjoy these 15 favorite old celebrity headshots, and check out more on #oldheadshotday on Instagram.
#15. Jennifer Garner’s serious face definitely got her the part on Felicity.
#14. I love how awesome Viola Davis looks in this snap.
#13. The hair envy is real with Reba.
#12. The reason Reese Witherspoon was cast in every early 90s movie you loved as a kid is right here.
#11. 5th grade me wants to be Kristen Bell’s BFF as much as 39-year-old me wants the same thing.
#10. Mark Hamill definitely practiced that smolder in the mirror.
#9. I’m not quite sure what to say, Julian Feifel.
#8. I think Ben Stiller should still use this one, tbh.
#7. Whoa, Matt Damon. Lol.
#6. Here’s proof that Amy Adams has always been adorable. Even in mom jeans.
#5. Sofia Vergara was even prettier as a teen. No fair.
#4. You own that haircut, Leah Remini.
#3. Thank you, Ellen and Portia for your equally fantastic eyebrows.
#2. Oh my goodness, Andy Dwyer. No.
#1. And finally, Joseph Gordon-Levitt throwing down the cutest kid gauntlet next to Ben Stiller.