But of those I had heard of, there were a variety of reasons why their appearance had changed - excessive plastic surgery, weight gain and a debauched lifestyle all figured prominently.
But most of them had changed BECAUSE THEY WERE DECADES OLDER.
Take a look at former French film star Brigitte Bardot. Yes, she looks older now. Why? She's 82, for God's sake! And in a move I greatly admire, is one of the few female stars not to have had plastic surgery.
|Some 55 years separate these two pictures of Brigitte Bardot.|
Another star held up as ageing badly was Kathleen Turner. Poor Kathleen, not only had she had the cheek to put on weight she had also had the temerity to get to the ripe old age of 63.
|Kathleen Turner pictured in the 1980s and 2017.|
Bizarrely, several child stars were held up as examples of how celebrities change. So Rupert Grint, Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series, now looks different as a fully grown man than he did as a young boy. You think?
|Rupert Grint as a child star and now a young man.|
|Jake Gyllenhall has had a long, successful career and is now 36.|
So, take the advice of Noel Coward and don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington.
Don’t put your daughter on the stage, Mrs. Worthington Don’t put your daughter on the stage She’s a bit of an ugly duckling, you must honestly confess And the width of her seat would surely defeat Her chances of her success.
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