While Hollywood stars are some of the most recognizable people on the planet, these high school yearbook photos from 1983 will leave many struggling to put a name to a face.
Four decades ago, these ten A-listers were gearing up to graduate alongside their student peers.
Although household names today, at the time they were just regular teenagers – and no doubt clueless about the super stardom that was coming for them.
From international models, to Grammy award-winning musicians, and Oscar-nominated actors, DailyMail.com has exclusively obtained throwback yearbook images of celebrities before they achieved world-wide fame.
Linda Evangelista was already making waves in the modelling industry before she graduated
Supermodel Linda Evangelista, 58, was once considered one of the most beautiful and striking women in the world.
As a teenager, she started modelling locally in her Canadian hometown of St Catharaines, and two years before she graduated high school, she competed in the Miss Teen Niagara beauty pageant.
While she didn’t win the competition, she caught the eye of a representative from Elite Model Management.
The supermodel pictured Evangelista at the Azzedine Alaia Spring 1990 show circa 1989 in Paris, France
In 1984, just one year after leaving Denis Morris Catholic High School, Linda moved to New York City having inked a contract with Elite, before the company whisked her off to Paris.
Linda launched her international high-fashion career in the French capital and would go on to cover magazines from Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Elle.
When she was just 22, Linda married the former French model agency boss Gerald Marie, who was 37 at the time. Their marriage lasted six years.
In February 2021, Marie was accused of sexual misconduct and rape by 11 women. The allegations, which he denied, relate to the 1980s and 1990s and, due to a statute of limitations in France, police announced earlier this year that they were closing the investigation.
While Linda has maintained that she didn’t know about the alleged misconduct, she has said that she believes her ex-husband’s accusers.
Discussing their relationship in the documentary The Super Models, she said: ‘I learned that maybe I was in the wrong relationship. It’s easier said than done to leave an abusive relationship.
In September, Linda revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2018
‘I understand that concept, because I lived it. If it was just a matter of saying, “I want a divorce, see ya”… it doesn’t work that way. He knew not to touch my face, not to touch the money-maker, you know?’
In recent years, Linda has been at the center of a number of personal controversies, including botched surgical procedures.
In September, she revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2018 and underwent a bilateral mastectomy. Doctors then discovered cancer in her pectoral muscle last year.
Charlie Sheen looked like butter wouldn’t melt – years before his public meltdowns
Fresh-faced Charlie Sheen looked dapper in his yearbook photograph – but the Two and a Half Men star never quite made it to graduation.
As a youngster, he attended Santa Monica High School in California, alongside fellow Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr.
A few weeks before he was due to graduate in 1983, he was expelled from school for poor grades and attendance.
Charlie, who had been a star pitcher and shortstop for the baseball team, showed a keen interest in acting, making amateur Super 8 films with his brother Emilio and school friends Rob Lowe and Sean Penn.
His poor grades didn’t stand in the way of his passion for film – and he went on to star alongside Patrick Swayze in the teen drama Red Dawn just one year after leaving education.
The actor starred alongside his father Martin Sheen in the 1987 film Wall Street
Charlie pictured at he Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s Beastly Ball 2023 at the Los Angeles Zoo in June
His major film roles would come shortly after, including Platoon (1986) and Wall Street (1987).
In 2003 he landed the role of Charlie Harper in CBS comedy sitcom Two and a Half Men and had a meltdown in 2011 at the height of his fame.
At the time, he declared he was ‘winning,’ drinking ‘tiger blood and had ‘Adonis DNA.’ In 2015, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with HIV in May 2011.
Charlie has been married three times, first to Donna Peele for one year in 1995, then Denise Richards for four years in 2002, and Brooke Muller for three years in 2008.
He is father to five children.
Child star Brooke Shields pictured in her 1983 yearbook photograph
Actress and model Brooke Shields’ career in showbusiness began several years before she graduated from Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey.
When she was just 14, she became the youngest fashion model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue – and by age 16, she was one of the most recognizable faces in the country.
Brooke’s foray into modelling began when she was just 11 months old, during a shoot for Ivory Soap. She would then go on to feature on covers including People, Time, Elle, and Tatler.
Brooke at the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 18, 1998
In 1978, when she was 11, Brooke gained widespread notoriety for her leading role in the film Pretty Baby, in which she appeared in nude scenes and was forced to seductively kiss Keith Carradine, then 27.
In March this year, Brooke confronted her childhood exploitation in the documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields when her daughter Rowan said of the controversial movie: ‘It’s child pornography! Would you have let us [do that] at the age of 11?’
Overcome with emotion, Brooke responded: ‘No’.
Recalling the conversation, she told The Sunday Times Magazine: ‘That was hard for me, to not justify my mom to them, but when they asked, I thought, ”Oh God, I have to admit this.”’
Brooke, now 58, had long deflected the blame faced by her mother Terri Shields, who allowed her to pose nude for a Playboy at the age of 10.
Brooke pictured at a Cannes news conference aged 13 discussing the film Pretty Baby
The actress, pictured at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, critiqued her late mother for exploiting her as a child star
However, she recently critiqued her late mother, who died in 2012, and said: ‘I don’t know why she thought it was all right. I don’t know.’
Brooke has twice been married. She initially wed tennis player Andre Agassi in 1997, before divorcing two years later.
She then married television writer Chris Henchy in 2001, with whom she has daughters, Rowan, 20, and Grier, 17.
Ben Stiller sported a mop of curly hair in his yearbook photo at the Calhoun School in New York
Teenage Ben Stiller may look worlds away from the Zoolander actor we all know and love – but he was working on his blue steel long before the movie aired.
The curly-haired youngster, now 58, graduated from the Calhoun School in New York in 1983 before enrolling at the University of California as a film student.
Ben had made his acting debut before he finished school, having appeared in his mom’s short-lived TV series Kate McShane when he was just nine.
Besides having starred in a variety of films, including There’s Something About Mary (1998), Tropic Thunder (2008), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), he has also served as a director, producer, and writer on a number of productions.
Ben pictured alongside his wife Christine Taylor at the Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Off-Broadway opening night last month
Ben is married to Christine Taylor. The couple first met while they were both filming Heat Vision And Jack in 1999.
They eventually wed in May 2000, but separated in 2017. However, the pair later reconciled after living together during the Covid pandemic in 2020 and have remained together ever since.
They share a daughter, Ella, 21, and a son, Quinlin, 17.
Ella has followed her famous parents into a career in acting and already has film credits in Night At The Museum: Secret of The Tomb and as a voice actress in Megamind.
Kristin Davis graduated from A.C. Flora High School 40 years ago
Long before she played a respected art dealer on the hunt for a husband in Sex and the City, Kristin Davis was graduating from A.C. Flora High School in South Carolina.
After her school days, the actress moved to New Jersey, where she attended Rutgers University, before moving to New York.
In the early 1990s, Kirstin landed bit parts in ER and General Hospital, before getting her big break on Melrose Place as antagonist Brooke Armstrong Campbell, who she portrayed for one year before getting killed off.
But it was landing the role of art-loving romantic Charlotte York in Sex and the City alongside Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kim Cattrall, that sparked stardom.
Away from Hollywood’s bright lights, Kristin is a mother to two adopted children; Gemma whom she adopted in 2011 and Wilson, whom she adopted in 2018.
She was cast as Charlotte York in Sex and the City alongside Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kim Cattrall in 1998
The actress is happily single, having recently revealed that marriage was never something that interested her
She has been vocal about motherhood and marriage and has previously said how she felt waiting until she was in her mid-40s to have a child was the right decision.
The actress also revealed earlier this year that marriage was never something that interested her.
Unlike her famous, wedding-obsessed character Charlotte, the raven-haired beauty has never tied the knot — nor does she want to.
She revealed on Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin’s podcast Best Friend Energy that marriage was just not her ‘thing.’
‘I’m not married. I’ve never been married,’ the And Just Like That…star declared. ‘It was never like a goal, let’s say,’ she added.
She has had some famous relationships, however, having previously romanced Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and Aaron Sorkin.
John C. Reilly
Baby-faced John C. Reilly before he became a prominent Hollywood actor
Comedic actor John C. Reilly hasn’t visibly changed too much since his baby-faced yearbook photo 40 years ago.
The Step Brothers star attended Brother Rice High School in Chicago before going on to study theater at the DePaul University in Chicago.
He enjoyed a small role in a 1987 production of The Grapes of Wrath before making his film debut in Brian De Palma’s 1989 Vietnam drama Casualties of War.
John, now 58, earned a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role as Amos Hart in the 2002 musical Chicago.
He went on to gain prominence for his roles in comedy films such as Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Step Brothers, which was released one year later.
Step Brothers actor John at the Chopard Trophy during the 76th annual Cannes film festival
Away from the screen, John married Alison Dickey, an independent film producer in 1992, three years after they met on the set of Casualties of War in Thailand.
The couple have two sons, Leo and Arlo Reilly, who are both models.
Actress Robin Wright stunned in her yearbook photo, taken months before her big break
Robin Wright was one of the highest paid actresses in the US – but her rise to stardom started after she graduated from La Jolla High School in Los Angeles.
Although her television career began at the age of 18 when she played Kelly Capwell in the NBC Daytime soap opera Santa Barbara, she had her first taste of modelling four years prior.
From 2013 to 2018, Robin appeared as Claire Underwood in the Netflix political drama House of Cards, a role that earned her a staggering eight Emmy nominations.
In 2016, it was reported that she was earning an eye-watering $420,000 per episode.
Before House of Cards, however, Robin appeared alongside Tom Hanks in the 1994 film Forrest Gump where she played Jenny Curran, a role that earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Robin was married to actor Sean Penn, with whom she shares children Dylan, 32, and Hopper, 30.
The former couple started dating in 1989 and broke up and got back together regularly before marrying in 1996.
They first planned on divorcing in December 2007 but called it off four months later.
Robin and her daughter Dylan Penn pictured at the Ralph Lauren SS23 Runway Show at The Huntington Library in October 2022
They separated again in April 2009, but withdrew the documents the following month.
However, Robin filed the divorce documents in August 2009 and their divorce was finalized in July 2010.
‘Divorce in and of itself, and with children, is devastating,’ the Princess Bride star said in 2014.
‘Worse than that. One of the reasons why we got back together and broke up so much was trying to keep the family together.
‘If you’ve got kids, it’s a family, and you try again, and you try again.’
The Undertaker was suited and booted with a black tie for his graduation photograph
WWE hero The Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, is one of the best professional wrestlers in history.
But he looks a far cry from his menacing alter ego in the ring in innocent high school pictures.
Mark was an avid basketball player at school
Before beginning his illustrious career in 1987, he graduated Waltrip High School in Houston, Texas, where he had excelled in football and basketball.
During his teenage years, the sports played a big part in Mark’s life, and he went on to study in Texas on a basketball scholarship, before enrolling in a sport management program and playing as a center for the Rams in 1985 for one year.
In 1986, however, Mark dropped out of college to focus on his pursuit of sports and even considered becoming a professional basketballer in Europe – before landing on pro wrestling.
He joined the world of WWE as The Master of Pain and later Texas Red and The Punisher among others before settling on The Undertaker – who revealed himself to be a vampire.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year after retiring from the sport in 2020 following an in-ring career spanning over 30 years.
In July, the sports star, 58, took bravery to a whole new level by standing in front of shark that had swam close to the shore to protect his wife Michelle McCool at the beach.
The Undertaker retired from the ring in 2020 following a 30-year career
He was filmed by his Michelle, standing in a trademark all-black outfit while the shark swam close to the shore.
Michelle later tweeted that it turned out to be a nurse shark, which do not naturally attack people, but she said her husband didn’t know that at the time.
Shania Twain sported coiffured hair in her blurry end of high school snap
Shania Twain is barely recognizable in her 1983 yearbook photo – except perhaps for her signature blowout.
The Queen of Country Pop, now 58, attended Timmins High and Vocational School in Ontario, Canada while also juggling her musical endeavors outside of the classroom.
When she was just 13, she was a guest performer on the CBC’s Tommy Hunter Show, while also serving as the singer in a local band called Longshot, which covered Top 40 music.
Ten years after finishing high school, Shania released her self-titled debut album, before going on to release The Woman in Me two years later.
The You’re Still The One hitmaker is one of the best-selling music artists of all time
However, it was Shania’s third studio album, Come on Over (1997), that would send her to stratospheric heights. At the time, the album was the biggest-selling studio album by a female solo artist.
It also became the best-selling country album, selling over 40 million copies worldwide.
Shania opened up about how music helped her as a child growing up in an abusive household in her native Timmins.
Speaking in her Netflix documentary Just a Girl, she said: ‘Growing up in a violent household was horrible, but I locked myself away with music to block out everything else, so that all I could see, hear, think, imagine was music.’
Calista Flockhart pictured 14 years before she was cast as Ally McBeal
The teen was a member of the student council cabinet during her high school days
Fourteen years before she skyrocketed to fame as Ally McBeal, Calista Flockhart was gearing up to graduate from Shawnee High School in New Jersey.
The fresh-faced teen, now 59, was reportedly a keen cheerleader, as well as a member of the student council, and a flute-player in the school band.
Calista would continue her passion for the arts at Rutgers University, where she graduated with a degree in theatre in 1988.
In 1997, Calista became a household name after she was awarded the starring role in David E. Kelley’s Fox television series Ally McBeal, a character she would play until 2002.
The show followed Ally, a lawyer working in the Boston law firm Cage and Fish along with her ex-lover and his wife.
Calista and her husband Harrison Ford at the Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny red carpet during the 76th Cannes Film Festival
One year after making her debut on the hit show, she won a Golden Globe Award.
Calista has been married to Star Wars favorite Harrison Ford since 2010.
The pair met at the Golden Globe Awards on January 20, 2002 and later got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2009 before tying the knot in June, 2010.
Together, Calista and Harrison share adopted son, Liam, 22. Liam is also father to daughter Georgia from his 20-year marriage to late ex-wife Melissa Mathison, which ended in 2004.