15 Actresses You Would Not Recognize From Their First Roles
Showbiz is a tricky business and staying youthful is still of the utmost importance. Quite unfortunately so. A number of famous actresses have resorted to botox and cosmetic surgeries to fight the anti-aging battle. And while that is an open secret, there are also names who have never felt the need to stop age in its tracks and defy time and wrinkles.
Helen Mirren or Meryl Streep, or even Dame Maggie Smith, for instance. They have all chosen to age naturally and stayed away from artificially retaining their youth. And as we admire them today, it would also help up to take a look back to see how they looked back in the day, when they were all fresh-faced starlets and were just starting out their careers.
1Jessica Lange was born an icon
One of the most prolific actresses of our generation, Jessica Lange made her debut in the 1976 version of King Kong, where she played an aspiring actress named Dawn who finds herself in the clutches of the mighty ape. Jessica made her debut with this movie, and needless to say, the commercial hit made her a household name. Today, she is 69-years-old and is reigning television in the horror anthology American Horror Story.
2Jamie Lee Curtis was a horror queen
The fiery Jamie Lee Curtis who you might remember as the mother from Freaky Friday was the goddess of slasher films. Jamie who is also famous for her comic chops made her debut with the horror film Halloween in which she immortalized the role of Laurie Strode. This franchise would also help Jamie make a household name and she always finds a way to connect with the horror-mystery roles. In fact, she recently had a crucial role on the horror comedy show Scream Queens.
3Lena Headey was always a star
Lena Headey might have terrorized you as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, but she wasn’t always a household name. She has been a part of quite a lot of indie movies before she could acquire mainstream success. She made her debut with the mystery drama Waterland, a film which went on to acquire eight Oscar nominations. Lena also acted in several iconic roles, including playing Sarah Connor and acting in the war drama 300. But her breakthrough stint is definitely playing Cersei Lannister in the fantasy drama Game of Thrones. The show which spanned several years did not just make Lena very rich but also vastly famous.
4Kristen Stewart is used to showbiz
Both of Kristen’s parents worked in the showbiz industry so it’s little surprise that Kristen started out as an actress very early on. She had several non-speaking roles in shows and films, as a kid. Her first crucial role, which can be called her debut was the 2001 film The Safety of Objects. As a child actress, Kristen also acquired a lot of acclaim for her role on the thriller Panic Room. Kristen of course, found worldwide fame from the blockbuster franchise The Twilight Saga.
5Vanessa Paradis is a French superstar
Vanessa has not been a part of too many movies unlike her ex-partner Johnny Depp. The musician-actress made her debut movie with a French film called Noce Blanche in which she played a teenage student in live with her professor. A young Vanessa was a splitting image of her now-teenage daughter Lily-Rose Depp, who is also following her mother’s footsteps. Lily is not just a model but is also part of some major films.