Whether we’re talking about yesterday’s music legends or today’s show biz top dogs, these young celebs are well known partly by their youthful good looks and young spirits. But the fountain of youth doesn’t run forever. Which makes us wonder, what would these superstars look like if they were in their golden days?
To find out, we have turned the clock forward and re-imagined some of the biggest stars as if they were decades older. From yesterday’s young legends that left this world too early to today’s top dogs entrenched in the limelight today, this is what these stars would look like if they were older and over the hill.
Isla Fisher Looks Golden In Her Golden Years
Isla Fisher is a comedy princess. She’s probably most famous for her role in The Wedding Crashers back in 2005, where she played a creepy eccentric type. She also played in a bunch of episodes of Arrested Development and most recently, in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. We say she’s a princess of comedy because she’s married to the prince of comedy himself: Sacha Baron Cohen.
Throughout his crazy roles (Borat, Bruno, Aladeen, Jean Richard, etc.), Fisher was with him the whole time. And he never got out of character. Today Fisher is 44 years old, but in this photograph, we’ve turned the clock forward by a couple of decades. We’re sure that when Fisher reaches this age in real life, she’ll be just as charming and hilarious as always!
Channing Tatum Is a Well-Aged Hunk
Channing Tatum’s career oscillates between action, comedy, and romance. Maybe you know him from 21 Jump Street or G.I. Joe. But you might also know him from productions like Step Up or The Vow. He manages to be hunk-ish, funny, and action-packed – he’s a pretty versatile dude.
And of course, one of his defining characteristics is that he has a major “it” factor. We hope you have some warm toast ready because even when we jump to the future, a picture of him still has the capacity to melt your heart like butter. Mr. Tatum is now 40 years old, but if our photograph magic is too be believed, then he’s still got decades of good looks ahead of him.
We Wish Both Photos Were Taken From Reality
Janis Joplin left the world way too early. In 1970, at age 27, she passed away due to substance complications. But luckily, we’ll never forget her because she put out so much amazing music and left such a tremendous legacy. Her voice was, as one music historian put it, “devastatingly original.”
Joplin and her music epitomize the sentiment of her era. Throughout her career, which took place mostly in the 60s, she defined what it meant to play and write wailing in your face psychedelic rock and blues. We sincerely wish she was still here and still rocking out in her golden days. If only the right-hand photo was real.
Is David Washington the Same Age as His Dad?
Chances are that you know David Washington from The BlacKkKlansman (no it’s not a spelling mistake, and if you haven’t seen it, we recommend you do). And recently, news broke that he and co-star Zendaya played in a film by Steve Levinson. The whole thing was filmed during the quarantine and strict hygienic, social distancing, and other safety measures were adhered to.
As you might have known or surmised, David is the son of Denzel Washington, one of Hollywood’s champs. Currently, David is 35. Denzel is 65. But here, it definitely looks like the age gap is way less than 30 years. If this is what David looked like, it would make sense that he and Denzel were brothers or cousins, and not father and son.
Lily Collins’s Got That Flare That Ain’t Goin’ Anywhere
Lilly Collins is the daughter of Phil Collins, the drummer from Genesis. She’s not famous in the shadow of her dad though. She’s involved in all sorts of projects herself: acting, writing, modeling, she does a lot. Recently, she co-starred alongside Zac Efron, in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, a film about the trial of Ted Bundy.
In this before and after shot, Collins certainly has aged well. As of now, she’s actually 31. In our re-imagination, she has aged quite nicely. All her years of moviemaking have done nice work. With all that success fortune, she can buy top-notch healthy food and afford a fantastic gym.
Prince William Is an Older Royal Gentleman
In comparison with the turbulent life of his brother, Prince Harry, Prince William’s life seems to be relatively calm. Still, we’re sure he’s a busy man. We suppose he’s not traveling as much now, due to the pandemic, but usually, his itinerary is jam-packed with royal duties.
The 38-year-old prince is the son of Prince Charles. After his father, he’s next in the line of succession for the British throne. And after that, it will be his own son. We understand that royal duties can be tiring and stressful. But judging by this picture, it seems like he knows how to handle it. Stress does not seem to be a huge factor in this royal’s aging process.
Cara Delevinge Is the Talk of the Town
Cara Delevinge is a supermodel of the times. The 27-year-old is very well known throughout the globe. Her modeling career has been filled with jobs for high-end brands such as Chanel and Tory Burch and she has appeared on endless magazine covers, including Vogue. In addition, Cara has been featured in both films and TV shows, including in Suicide Squad.
The hot-shot model has been rocking in the tabloids, most recently for an alleged special evening with Amber Heard and Elon Musk, while Amber was still together with Johnny Depp. And she’s Taylor Swift’s bestie. We personally think Cara aged quite nicely on the picture on the right but, hey, what do you expect from a supermodel?
Ronaldo Will Forever Be a Ladies Man
Cristiano Ronaldo is a soccer god. He’s Portuguese and he plays for Juventus F.C. He’s the second-highest-paid soccer player in the world. Following only Lionel Messi, his bitter nemesis. Don’t believe us? Just check out his paycheck. He makes about 31 million Euros a year! On top of that, he’s also got quite the reputation as a ladies man.
Reputations and legend status notwithstanding, he is also a family man. He’s only 35 and he has four children. And as we can see, he probably won’t stop being a ladies man any time soon. Even at this age, however old he is here (55? 60 maybe?), he still looks sharp. And even if he was 90 something, we’re sure he could still demolish us in a soccer game.
Little Moss Becomes Her Sister’s Twin
Charlotte Moss, who goes by the nickname “Lottie” is the little sister of model superstar Kate Moss. With her obvious wealth of connections through her family, she has ventured to make her own start in the worlds of fashion, music, and show biz. And at 22, she’s doing a really good job.
In real life, Lottie and Kate Moss have about a 22 year age gap between them. But in our re-imagination, they’re a lot closer in age. And it may come as no surprise that the resemblance between them is more striking than ever. They already looked like obvious sisters, now they look like twins.
Kit Harington Survived All That Westeros Turmoil
Our beloved Jon Snow couldn’t be left out of this list. The 33-year-old actor, most notably known for his role on Game of Thrones, has been acting since he was 21, making his early-stage debut. He even married his co-star from the show Rose Leslie.
An older Kit Harrington looks great, and he is totally rocking it as a Hollywood silver fox. He still has that intense gaze that caught our eye when he was the king of the North. With those piercing eyes and no-nonsense cheekbones, Harington will be acting for years to come.
Kurt Cobain, Not Gone, and Never Forgotten
Kurt Cobain is one of the defining face of 90s grunge. Nirvana exploded onto the scene and captured international fandom in 1991. Nevermind is given a lot of credit for being the album that propelled them there. It has singles such as “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Come As You Are.”
Nirvana, with Cobain as its frontman, would go down in the history of music as being one of the most famous bands of all time. Tragically, in 1994, at 27, Cobain took his own life as he struggled with mental health issues, anxiety, and addiction. We like to think this is what he would look like if he was still with us, blue eyes shining brighter than ever.
Gisele Bündchen, of Course, Will Look Amazing In the Future
Gisele Bündchen is a world-class model, and she happens to also be the wife of Tom Brady. She’s a megastar; she’s the 16th highest-paid woman in the whole entertainment business, with a net worth of around $400 million. Add that to her football star husband’s $180, and you got one of the world’s richest power couples.
Of course, part of Bündchen’s success is her dashingly good looks. So it’s probably not shocking that if we cranked the clock hands forward, she would still look amazing. She has one of those faces that barely ever ages. As of today, at 40 years old, she’s already retired from the fast-paced modeling life.
Ansel Elgort Will Always Have a Babyface
Ansel Elgort achieved star status for his role in the teenage romance film The Fault In Our Stars, which came out in 2014. He’s kind of a polymath though; besides being a successful actor, he’s also involved singing and Dj-ing. Since his big break, he’s appeared in all sorts of projects, including in The Goldfinch.
Sure, things are slow in show biz right now because of COVID-19, but at only 26, he has his whole career ahead of him. Especially if he holds on to that charming babyface. In our re-conceptualization, his hair is a little grey, he’s got a couple of small wrinkles, but his boyish good looks are preserved.
Awkwafina’s a Genius and Her…
Awkwafina (born Nora Lum) is one hilarious chick. The rapper turned actress got attention in 2012 when she released her over-the-top song “My [email protected]” on Youtube. By 2018, she already had a reputation as a jokester. She further cemented her status that year with her roles in Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians.
Since then, in the short two years that have gone by, she has played in over a dozen productions. In reality, Awkwafina is 32, but here we’ve tacked on a few years. Something tells us that with the added years, this gal will hold on to her comedy skills and will only get funnier and more outrageous. Like a bottle of fine comedy wine.
Jason Momoa Will Never Stop Looking Like a Tough Guy
Maybe you recognize Jason Momoa from his work on Stargate: Atlantis. But more likely, you know him as Kal Drogo from Game of Thrones. At 6″3 and massively ripped, he was the perfect choice for the ruthless horse lord. And if somehow (we can’t imagine how), GoT slipped past your radar, then you probably know him as Aquaman.
As of now, at the age of 40, and for obvious reasons, Momoa always plays a super tough guy. And if this picture gives us a nice little glimpse into the future, that fierce persona is only going to get amplified. Clearly Momoa is always going to be the butt-kicking action man that he is today and if he looks anything like this in his elder years, few will dare to stand in his way.
Ain’t Nothin’ Stoppin Julia Garner
You might know this powerhouse of talent, Julia Garner, from Waco or The Assistant. But her breakthrough was in 2017, so there’s a good chance you know her as (start heavy drawl here) Ruth Langmore from Ozark. Great performance there, the role required an intense mix of highly tough and intimidating vibes as well as a very sensitive side.
The young and masterly actress is only 26, and on the right-hand side, she’s more than double that. By the time that this moment arrives, we will have gobbled up the rest of Ozark, the pandemic will be long gone, and Mrs. Garner will have a collection of prestigious accolades. If she keeps it up, this scenario is likely.
Richard Armitage Will Run Out of Room On His CV
If you tally all the episodes of the shows, and all the movies Richard Armitage has played in, you’re left with a number in the hundreds. He’s a very prolific actor. From playing an extra in a bar scene in 1992 to playing in The Hobbit trilogy, he’s steadily risen to fame.
It wasn’t easy work traveling all over the place to film those movies, not to mention the hours of makeup. But he was up for it. We wonder if when he’s a little older, maybe around the age we think he is in the photo on the right, whether he will still act in so many productions or if he’ll slow down. So far, at 48, he shows no signs of it.
Naomi Scott Takes a Magic Carpet Ride to Middle Age
Naomi Scott is best known for playing Jasmine in the live-action remake of Aladdin in 2019. Roll time back, and you’ll see that the British actress started her career singing in a church band in England. With support from her family and a huge pocketful of talent, she really made a name for herself.
As of today, at 27, Scott is married to her beau, soccer player Jordan Spence. The two young lovebirds aren’t parents yet. But thanks to technology, we might be able to get a look at what Scott will look like when she is a mother. And as you can see, she’s still just as cute as ever.
The Evolution of Cole Sprouse
Like the rest of the T.V.-watching world, you’ve definitely seen Friends. If you’re up to date on new shows on the block (and maybe a fan of Archie comics), then you might watch Riverdale. And should you happen to have a particularly good eye, then you might know that Cole Sprouse plays in both shows. Less easy to miss, in Riverdale he plays the iconic Jughead.
In Friends, he played the son of Ross and Carol, Ben. So thanks to this reinterpretation, we get to see Sprouse at an even later stage of life: after middle age and on to the golden years. We saw him as a boy, we saw him as a young man (he’s now 27), and now we see him as a dashing senior citizen. It’s not hard to picture him and his beard in some great roles in the future.
Bonnie Wright All Grown Up
Bonnie Wright is another one of the awesome up-and-comers that we’ve seen grow up right in front of our eyes. We first saw in her in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, where she played Ron’s little sister, Ginny Weasley. She subsequently also played in the rest of the Harry Potter films and went on to become a huge success.
She was only 11 years old when she played in the second Harry Potter movie in 2002. Now she’s 29. But we also get a sneak peek at her later years. With magic or technology (are they really that different?) we’ve recreated Ms. Wright: this is how she will look long after her wizarding days. Muggle, witch, who knows? But she looks great!
Chadwick Boseman Won’t Be Young Forever
Since 2016, with the release of Captain America, Chadwick Boseman has brought the Black Panther character to life. He showed up again in the movie with the character’s namesake (Black Panther), and in Avengers: Infinity War the same year. A year later he appeared in the last Avengers movie.
All these huge Marvel gigs have skyrocketed his career to the stratosphere of show business. Boseman looks young for age, no doubt – he’s 42, but he doesn’t look a day over 33. We’ve taken the liberty of imagining what he’d look like a few decades in the future, and the results are awesome.
Inside the Timelapse of Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer can always be counted on for some really good laughs. From her multiple stand up shows to her roles in comedy movies such as Trainwreck and Snatched, she knows how to extract involuntary chuckles from any audience. Also, along the way, under all the jokes, she broadcasts important messages of feminism.
The comedian is now 39 years old and she recently gave birth to her first child. In our scenario, time has gone by, her baby has grown up, she has made more comedy specials, she has honed her skills, and she has started approaching her golden years. By the time she reaches this age in real life, can you imagine all the stand up experience she’ll have? If you think she’s funny now, how funny will she be after 40+ years in the industry?
Is Tom Brady On His Way to Breaking More Football Records?
Tom Brady, the rocket-armed legend himself, made big news in March when he announced his transfer to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This comes after 20 seasons of playing for the New England Patriots. The list of records the superstar quarterback broke is too extensive to share here, but one of them is an award for being the oldest player in NFL history to start in every regular season game.
He broke that record at the age of 42. Doesn’t seem that old. But when you consider the fact that the NFL is acquiring fresh, right-out-of-college talent every season, then it puts things in perspective. The oldest player ever in the NFL was George Blanda, who played until age 48. Will Brady beat his record? When he finally gets a grey beard, will he still be a quarterback? His wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, hopes not.
Melissa Joan Hart Never Plans On Stepping Down from the Red Carpet
Wow, Melissa Joan Hart has been in the entertainment industry since the 80s! Throughout her fruitful and prolific career as an actress, she has played in dozens upon dozens of productions. She’s probably most famous for her role Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which she starred in throughout her 20s.
The show ended almost 20 years ago, and since then Joan Hart has been maintaining a steady presence in the business. Most recently, you can catch her in Christmas Reservations. Now at 42 years old, she’s just as energetic as ever, working hard and playing in numerous projects every year. What does the future hold for the 60 or 70 something-year-old Joan Hart? If this pic was real, we’d notice that she’d still be on the red carpet!
Is Maisie Williams Still a Young Girl?
We all know Maisie Williams as Arya from Game of Thrones. We’ve seen her go from sharp, intuitive royal youth to merciless and deadly assassin. Maybe it’s her babyface, maybe it’s her little sword, Needle, but something about Arya Stark makes it seem like she’ll always be a young girl.
Nonetheless, the show must go on, time takes us all. Now Williams is all grown up, she’s certainly not a little sword-brandishing girl anymore. Still, seeing her as a middle-aged woman entering her golden years is a sharp contrast to what we’re used to! As of today, the young British actress is only 23 in reality.
Nicholas Hoult’s Sharp Looks Will Probably Never Fade
Nicholas Hoult’s breakthrough came when he starred in About a Boy way back in 2002. Then, when he grew up a bit, he played in a bunch of episodes of Skins. Fast forward a few more years and he’s making waves in the industry for his role as Beast in X-Men: First Class and now he’s a regular in the X-Men films.
But his darkest (and arguably) best performance was in Kill Your Friends, a twisted comedy about the music business. Hoult is 30 today, but here, we’ve doubled his age. His sharp and handsome features, to say the least, age very well. As an older gentleman, his blue eyes still take center stage of his piercing gaze.
Selena Gomez Will Make a Sweet Older Mademoiselle
First of all, breaking billboard news just surfaced that in cooperation with charity organizations and her beauty company, Selena Gomez will take part in a 100 million dollar relief donation targeting issues of mental health. How’s that for giving back on your 28th birthday? Props to her! Gomez is a major pop star. But she’s also famous for her role in Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place.
Gomez’s sweet smile and warm cherub features aren’t going anywhere when she gets older. She’s a deep well of talent, but her nice looks certainly contribute to her brand. It’s no wonder why a couple of today’s accomplished ladies men, including Justin Bieber and Timothée Chalamet, have been so puppy-eyed over her.
There Is Never an End to Jim Morrison’s Legend
Singer and frontman of The Doors, Jim Morrison, is engraved in the musical DNA of the West. In a lot of ways, he is the definition of the term “rock star.” Long hair, loves to party, scandalous, rebellious, mysterious, he’s got it all. He often makes it the top five spots in famous “Best Singer of All Time” lists, including lists published by Rolling Stone and other major outlets.
There’s some 12 year old kid right now, discovering The Doors and having his music taste influenced for the rest of his or her life. Tragically, Morrison passed away due to heart failure at the age of 27. We wish that he was still around today. He would be at the ripe old age of 76, with a couple of wrinkles, but still rocking that long hair and surly expression!
Keke Palmer Will Never Lose Her Style
At the young age of 26, Keke Palmer is a rising star these days. Her main focus is currently acting, but she also is highly successful as a singer and songwriter. After playing alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendez in Cleaner back in 2007, she starred in the lead role in Jump In!
Most recently, you can catch her hostint Singled Out, the resurrected (from the 90s) dating game show. She went viral last month when she urged national guard members to join her in the BLM protests. In the future, her clothes and her hair different, and her earrings are quite a bit bigger, but she still looks like the same good old Keke Palmer.
Princess Beatrice Will Always Have Those Big Shiny Eyes
Last week, Princess Beatrice of York got married in a secretive and socially distanced wedding. She is one of the daughters of Prince Andrew (who is in quite the storm of controversy these days) and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth. She’s the cousin of Harry and William. As of today, the princess is 31 years old.
Most of her career and royal duties involve charity work, coordinating and being a face for non-profit organizations. If we hop to the future, we notice that her most prominent feature, her large gleaming eyes, look exactly the same. In fact, she ages very well, holding onto a good portion of her youth even when on the older side of middle age.
Alexa PenaVega Is Just As Charming When She’s Much Older
If you don’t know Alexa PenaVega but you’re sure you’ve seen her face somewhere, there’s a good chance that you’re remembering her from the Spy Kids movies. True, she was just a kid when she played Carmen Cortez, but it made her famous. The first Spy Kids film came out in 2001, so where has she been this whole time?
Well, PenaVega has definitely kept a foot in the entertainment business. She hasn’t played any huge roles, but she certainly stays relevant. Now, she’s 31. If we fast forward to about 2045 or so, we see that PenaVega still has that nice dirty blond hair and is holding on tight to her natural Hollywood glamour.
Zooey Deschanel Will Probably Be Outrageous No Matter How Old She Gets
Some say Zooey Deschanel is born into a family of stars, so she always had her path set out. After all, her dad ,Caleb Deschanel, is a famous cinematographer. But whether or not she got famous using her family connections, it’s clear that she is a super talented and hilarious actress. Foremost, you probably know her from the show The New Girl, where she plays the outrageously silly and quirky Jess Day, the lead.
They say the camera adds ten pounds. We don’t know about that, and who cares? But in our case, it can be said that the camera definitely adds a few decades! In this re-imagination, Deschanel is substantially older than she is now (40), but the nice smile and the blue eyes are still just as bright as ever.
Mindy Kaling Will Always Be an Employee at the Comedy Office
Mindy Kaling made her biggest mark in the annals of show biz with her outstanding performance as Kelly Kapoor in The Office. She fit in perfectly with the show’s motley crew of characters. And she made us laugh at lot. More recently, she starred at the main character in The Mindy Project, a show about a young doctor trying to balance her professional and personal lives.
Today, Kaling is 40 years old, but she looks no older than 30. Unless you’re basing your judgement on the right-hand picture, in which case she’s way older than 30 or 40. Some of her youth has gone by, but she still looks nice. We wonder by that time if she will have a bunch of new and hilarious projects, or if she’ll look back and think “wow I was funny back then.”
Eazy-E Will Always Be Remembered a Musical Revolutionary
Eazy-E is one the fathers of modern rap and hip hop. He’s one of the founders of N.W.A., the 90s gangsta rap group that also included Ice Cube and Dr.Dre. Rap has never been the same since they came onto the scene. They injected the genre with a dose of social themes and issues, connecting it to the culture in a way that it hadn’t been before.
Sadly, in 1995, he passed away due to complications caused by HIV/AIDS. The world was devastated when he left, and we miss him, but he left a legacy that will never die. He and his crew almost singlehandedly heralded a change in the fundamental fabric of music. Today he would be 55 years, probably still rapping, and certainly still wearing a cap. We wonder how many many tracks he would have released by now.
Kate Hudson, Daughter, Mother. And Grandma?
Kate Hudson is the daughter of the fabled actress, Goldie Hawn, and she’s a movie star in her own right. Possibly, she’s most famous for playing in How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days or in Almost Famous. But she also played in the fourth season of Glee. And since then, she has been busy with more productions. Interestingly, rumor has it that she’s currently shooting a movie. We wonder how the global pandemic is affecting the process.
Over the years, it has been pointed out again and again that Hudson bears a striking resemblance to her mother. Well, what about that resemblance now? Go look up a pic of Hawn and see for yourself. Today, Hudson is 41 years old, and a couple of years ago, she gave birth to her first child. In our recreation of her, though, she might be entering grandma territory.
Maya Rudolph Is a Timeless Comedic Genius
Maya Rudolph is a woman of multi talents. She’s probably most recognized for her extensive work on Saturday Night Live, where she worked for almost 20 years! But she actually started her career in the music business, playing with the now-famous band The Rentals. She’s always super funny.
Her most recent work was on the new cartoon Big Mouth, where she does the voice acting for Connie, the female “Hormone Monstress.” The show is a riot, highly recommended. It doesn’t look like it on the left, but Rudolph is almost 50 (yeah, she ages super well). On the right, she looks to be about 20 years older, and clearly still enjoying getting dressed up for the red carpet.
If Timothée Chalamet’s Boyish Good Looks Will Last Forever
For the last few years, Timothée Chalamet has been transforming himself into a masterful young actor. He was already heading for good places, and then boom, he earned himself an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Call Me by Your Name, where he played the love interest of a man much older than him.
In real life, Chalamet is 24 now. What’s interesting is that although in our re-imagination of him, he’s clearly much older (mid to late late sixties maybe?), he still has his trademark boyish look. Not quite babyface, but very youthful. And as you can see, when he’s older, he’ll still have a cool hairstyle.
What Does the Future Hold for Sofia Hublitz?
The very first time she appeared on television, it was on Master Chef Jr. She messed something up. But as you might know, Gordon Ramsey does not scream and swear at the kids. Instead, he encouraged her and helped her fix the mistake. In her subsequent teenage years, she played in some episodes of various shows here and there.
And then she got what looks to be her big break. She played Charlotte Byrde, the protagonists’ daughter in Ozark, where she worked alongside Jason Bateman. Here, we might get a clue to what the 21 year old actress will look like when she’s at least twice the age she is now. And who knows what heights she’ll reach by then?
Marilyn Monroe Is a Pillar of Show Biz
Marilyn Monroe, the classic American sweetheart, and the embodiment of the “blonde bombshell.” From a very modest beginning, she made her way up and became one of the most famous actresses in the history of film. Her films grossed at what is equivalent to $2 billion.
On a more sober note, she’s not with us anymore. She passed away in 1961 at the age of 36 due to an overdose, deemed a suicide. There have been conspiracies in the past, but the seems to be no evidence of any foul play. No one will ever take her place, but her history and the wealth of footage and photos of her exist, so we will never risk forgetting her. Had she been alive today, she would have been 94! And we’re sure she would have aged well.
Vanessa Lachey Is a Timeless Beauty Pageant Champ
For Vanessa Lachey, beauty is the name of the game. At a young age, she won the Miss Teen U.S.A beauty pageant. And after stirring up quite the buzz, she became a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight in the ensuing years. From there, she went on to be a beauty pageant host. This opened up the doors for her to show biz, where she has hosted lots of shows, her latest being Love Is Blind.
She gets her last name from her husband, Nick Lachey. After some initial turbulence at the start of their relationship, the couple tied the knot in 2011. As we would expect, it looks to us that Mrs. Lachey will age very well. Today she 39 years old. We’ve tacked on 30 years or so, but it’s not so easy to tell. As we would expect from someone like this: once a beauty, always a beauty.
Jimi Hendrix Is Posthumously Rocking Our Socks Off
Even though Jimi Hendrix sadly passed away at only 27 in 1970, the world will never forget him. It would be impossible. His music is over 50 years old and it’s still melting our faces today. He’s obviously one of the pioneers of rock and blues. But like the fate of too many other young rock stars, he left too early.
Truth be told, he’s not that great a singer. But whatever his vocals lacked, he by far made up for with his unmatched guitar skills. Never before had the world seen anything like it. His timeless hits include “Purple Haze” and “Fire” among many others. We wish he could have been around until old age. Today Hendrix would be 77.
Gwyneth Paltrow Is a Show Biz Veteran
These days, Gwyneth Paltrow is a household name. Whether you know her from Iron Man or from her eccentric show (which unfortunately gets awful reviews and ratings) The Goop Lab, or from her breakthrough movie, Shakespeare In Love, we’re sure you’re well acquainted. Actually, Goop notwithstanding, it’s a sign of the times if the last place you saw her was in Contagion, where she played alongside Matt Damon.
She’s a versatile actress; she’s funny, charming, charismatic, and she can also be very serious when she needs to be. Since Paltrow has been on the scene since the 90s, we’re used to seeing her face. And throughout the 20+ years she’s been around, it seems like she barely ages at all: at 47, she looks much younger than her actual age. If technology is telling the truth, then we expect this trend to continue!
Demi Lovato Is on Everyone’s Radar
Demi Lovato got famous for her role on Camp Rock. And now, at 27, she’s made herself into an extremely prolific entertainment business personality. She literally appeared in hundreds of productions, from movies, to series, to talk shows. Also, from 2013 to 2014, she seriously cemented her star status for her role on Glee.
As she is foremost a singer, the majority of Lovato’s roles have been in a performer capacity. For her insane musical talent, she has won numerous awards. Today, the 27-year-old is at the top of her game, and as soon as the world goes back to normal, she’ll probably go back on tour. It goes without saying, she’s definitely pretty. And based on our re-imagination of her a couple of decades down the road, the pretty factor isn’t going anywhere.
Zendaya Will Be Cool No Matter How Old She Is
Zendaya certainly makes the list of 2020’s comer uppers. She started gaining traction in the acting world for her role in Disney’s K.C. Undercover, where she played the lead. But she got really famous for her role in the latest Spierdamn films. Unfortunately, her recent show, Euphoria, got cancelled due to the global situation. But if one needs to see a silver lining, she just played in a hush-hush production called Malcolm and Marie.
The whole movie, also starring David Washington, was filmed during the lockdown, which is pretty much unprecedented in the history of moviemaking. We’ll for sure watch it when it’s out. We all know Zendaya as being a young and hip, ultra-cool chick (for instance, she wore a medieval suit of armor to the Met Gala), she’s now 23, but it looks like she’ll be just as cool when she’s getting closer to the golden years.
Meghan Markle Is Master of Two High-Profile Circles
What do people talk about these days? Up there, right on par with pandemics, is Meghan Markle, and her husband, Prince Harry. There is the controversy, of course. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are giving up their royal duties, and therefore, their royal status. But whatever happens there, in between all the layers – duchess, mother, wife – there is a highly skilled actress.
In the entertainment industry, Markle is probably is best known for her regular role on Suits as Rachel Zane. But prior to that, and before marriage to Harry, she was already on the scene. This recreation sheds some light on what Markle might look like later, far down the road from her current age 38.
Jennifer Lawrence Is (and Probably Always Will Be) One of 21st Century’s Best
One of the first big steps in Jennifer Lawrence’s path was her role in Winter’s Bone, a chilling movie, based on a Greek legend. She also played Mystique in X-Men. Shortly after, she exploded onto the wider entertainment scene with her lead role in The Hunger Games franchise. Since then, she has been playing in tons more good stuff.
The 29 year old was the highest paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2015, and overall, her films have grossed at about $6 billion. She makes a really elegant and nice-looking middle-aged lady! She’s much older here, but clearly all those years of the world-class actress lifestyle have worked their magic.
The Force Will Always Be Strong With Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley is a great example of someone who was hurled to popularity at light speed. After the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where she played the lead role, her career went into overdrive. Before that, she had a presence, but it was mostly in small-time stuff. Obviously much smaller than the much-anticipated Stars Wars comeback.
With the release of the next iteration, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she continued to soar. Now, on Cloud 9 of acting, she has tons of roles lined up. Today, she’s only 28, relatively young for a superstar of her status. We took the liberty of jumping to the future to see what middle age holds for here. And as you see, good things – the force is strong with this one.
Elvis Presley’s Voice Reverberates Through the Ages
Elvis Presley is often (and appropriately) dubbed “The King of Rock and Roll.” We get why; his style, his music, and his influence on our culture has had an impact that will never fade. Not only did he deeply influence the rock and roll genre but he also won his fans over by his dashing good looks and unprecedented stage presence and charm.
As we know, Elvis left this world far too early. At age 42, in 1977, he passed away due to a sudden and violent heart attack. Though he left, his legacy and his music will be with us forever. If Elvis was still alive today, he would be at the height of his golden years, at 85. In truth, older still than our re-imagination.
Emma Stone Doesn’t Really Age
By now we all know Emma Stone. It almost seems like she popped out of nowhere. And as of a couple of years ago, she was considered one of the most influential people in the entire world. She propelled to stardom with roles in films such as Superbad, Birdman, and La La Land.
She’s quirky, funny, charming, and super talented. As of today, Stone is 31. And it looks like when we take her age and double it, she will look amazing! Sure, she has a few new wrinkles from her famous ear to ear smile, but clearly she is rocking the look like non-other.
John Boyega Has Got All the Reasons to Smile
John Boyega, along with other young skilled actors, helped usher in a new era for the Stars Wars franchise. He already had a good resume in the industry by the time he got a prominent role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. It was, as expected, a major blockbuster, and Boyega played Finn, one of the iconic Stormtroopers. But one that switched sides and became a good guy.
Since his breakthrough, he has played in the rest of all things Star Wars and now he’s a superstar. The young actor is only 28 years old, full of youth and dripping expertise. Hop in a time machine and go for a ride, and you’ll arrive at a smiling and pointing John Boyega at the start of his golden years. With such a successful career and such flawless aging, we totally get why he’s smiling so much.
Aaliyah Will Always Be Close to the Beating Heart of Culture
Aaliyah rose to fame early and became a huge superstar while still very young. We remember her best for being an awesome musician, topping billboards and winning a variety of awards. She was also a skilled actress, appearing in a few films and just starting to blossom in the film industry.
At only 22 years old, she passed away in a plane crash as she was on her way back home from working in the Bahamas. She left way before her time, already a huge star, but also promising to reach new heights. This is probably close (if not a bit older) to what she would have looked like if she was still with us. Beautiful, friendly, and full of energy. If she was still here today, she would be 41.
Hayden Panettiere Has a Timelessly Cute Smile
Hayden Panettiere is likely best known for her recurring role on Heroes. But more recently, you might have seen her in Nashville. So she has a successful career in acting. But she also is an accomplished singer, having released over a dozen singles in the last ten years or so. Not least, she also does modeling work – she’s quite the diverse talent box.
It’s not surprising that with a smile like hers, one of Panettiere’s key features is her dashing good looks. She just looks so friendly. She’s now only 30 but as you see for yourself, her charm and friendly looks are here to stay. We’ve cranked the hands of time forward by a few decades, and there’s almost no difference.
James Dean Is on the List of Forever- Young Icons
James Dean, the eternal cultural icon, might be best remembered for playing in Rebel Without a Cause. His time was in the early 50s. America had just come home from the war and change was in the air. Still, society was pretty conservative in a lot of ways. But Dean went against the grain.
His roles often involved elements of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, themes that were pretty much off the table back then. But Dean tragically died in a car accident in 1955, when he was only 24 years old. If was alive today, he would be in his 80s. As we see, even in his golden years, he would still have had that definitive flair, inquisitive squint, and of course, the cigarette hanging from his lips (if he didn’t quit by now).
Domhnall Gleeson Just Gets Better and Better
Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson is best known for playing Bill Weasley in Harry Potter. Adventurous, interesting, and a little unconventional, he nailed the character to a T, portraying him just as we imagined from the books. Also, you may have seen Gleeson in Ex Machina, where he played a lead role (spoiler: he is eventually seduced by a robot).
We’re not trying to propagate stereotypes here, but it could be said that Gleeson has a classic Irish look. We suppose it’s the red hair (you can see why he played a Weasley in HP). He’s currently 37, but when we yank him into his more senior years, we see he looks just as actor-ish as ever. His beard has evolved and we can totally see him playing a villain.
Selena Will Never Be Forgotten
Selena broke all sorts of entertainment business records. She went down in history as probably the most successful Mexican-American superstar of the 20th century, maybe ever. She brought a whirlwind assortment of skills to the table. She was a singer, a model, a fashion designer, and an actress. She often occupied prime real estate on the billboards.
At only 23 years old, Selena’s life ended in tragedy when she was shot and killed at the hands of her former colleague and agent, Yolanda Saldívar. They had an acrimonious falling out prior, which ended in Selena’s death. Had she been here today, Selena would have been 49, well into middle age, and more than a decade from the golden years. It’s no surprise: at 49, Selena is beautiful. We wish this was real life.
Danielle Colby, Tats and Style For Life
If you’ve seen American Pickers, then you’ll already know that Danielle Colby is the life of the party. And if you haven’t, please take our word for it. The show focuses on Danielle and her crew as they travel across America and find old, often abandoned pieces of memorabilia and antiques. She also does burlesque dancing.
Colby has built quite the reputation for herself as being a super cool T.V. personality. Loaded with awesome tattoos, cool hairdos, and risky fashion, she pulls the look off perfectly. She’s currently 44 but she doesn’t look a minute over 35. In our recreation, she’s about double that. But just as her tattoos are not going anywhere, neither is her unique and amazing sense of style.
Bon Scott Always Shot to Thrill
Bon Scott is on every list of fabled rock and roll legends. He’s the O.G. singer from the legendary Australian rock band AC/DC. No one else in the history of music comes close to replicating his scratchy, half-scream, half-song, vocals. His story, however, ends in tragedy, like too many others.
Just as AC/DC looked like they were on the precipice of a massive commercial breakthrough with their Highway to Hell album, Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning. He never got to experience the phenomenal heights to which the band would soar. He was 30 years old when he passed in 1970. Today, Scott would be 70 years old, well-aged, and basking in the legacy he helped create. Not to mention, he’d still be rocking all night long.
Lucy Hale Would Pass the “Old and Awesome” Audition
At 31 years old, Lucy has already managed to establish herself as a presence in the film and television industries. She’s probably best known for her role on Pretty Little Liars. A couple of years ago, she played in a horror film called Truth or Dare, a small-time flic. The director said that he was shocked when an actress of her caliber decided to take the role. “She didn’t even have to audition,” he said, “but she did anyway.”
In conjunction with her acting career, she’s an accomplished country and pop singer. We’ve remade Hale here as if we fast-forwarded a few decades. At present, she has played in dozens of productions. Who knows how many she will have played in by the time she’s on the other side of middle age? Hundreds probably.
Brian Jones Lives on in the World’s Musical Fabric
Brian Jones is another of the most acclaimed quintessential rock stars. He’s the founding father of The Rolling Stones. At the climax of his time in one of the world’s best rock bands ever, he played a variety of instruments, including sitars, guitars, drums, and pianos. Though his career was a little fraught with estrangement from management, and at times, his other band members, he left his mark on the musical landscape forever.
Good things often don’t last long enough, and Jones is a sad example. At the young age of 27, he passed away by drowning in a pool, as a result of substance abuse. The world grieved the sad loss; Jimi Hendrix even paid tribute with a song. Today, Jone would be 78 years old. That’s the same age as his bandmates from The Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger, for example, is now 77.
The Chronicles of Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum’s biggest claim to fame comes from her part as Fiona in the series Shameless. But we first saw her way back in 2003, when she played in Mystic River alongside Sean Penn. She also has earned major credit for being the star in the most recent film adaptation of Phantom of the Opera as well as some singing projects.
Rossum has been building momentum for almost 20 years. When we first saw her grace our screens she was just a teenager. Since then, namely through her role as Fiona in Shameless, we’ve seen her grow into adulthood. And here the trend continues! Don’t wait another 30 or 40 years to see how she ages, the results are already in. And those results are great.
Ron McKernan Gives Us Lots to Be Grateful for
Ron McKernan was the original singer in The Grateful Dead, the mega rock band whose inception came at the almost at the climax of the counter culture days. They went on to play until the mid 90s. With McKernan’s vocals and the rest of the ensemble, they managed to strike a perfect balance between lots of different flavors of rock, jazz, folk, psych, blues, and bluegrass. To say the least, they helped write musical history.
McKernan’s health already started to deteriorate when he was in his mid-20s due to alcohol abuse. And sadly, he passed away at 27 years old. If he was here now, he’d be at the prime of his golden years, at the age of 75. And maybe the Grateful Dead would still have had their original lineup. We wish this was the case. But a 75 year old McKernan is, sadly, only in our imagination.
The Third Olsen Sibling Is on the Way Up
Elizabeth Olsen is the younger (but much taller) sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley, show business’s favorite set of superstar twins. It can’t always be easy living your life in the shadow of your famous big sisters, but Elizabeth has broken free of the eclipse and managed to carve out a successful career of her own.
Her breakthrough came in 2011, in her early 20s when she starred in a thriller called Martha Marcy May Marlene. After a few more roles, she played in some Marvel movies, by which she gained international acclaim. On the left, she’s 31. On the right, we guess she’s in her fifties or sixties. She has aged quite a bit, but that pretty, shining Olsen-awesomeness is there in full flair!
Bruce Lee Is the Forever-Young Grandfather of Martial Arts In Film
Bruce Lee is the O.G. when it comes to the intersection of moviemaking and martial arts. He was an instructor, a practitioner, a superstar actor, and an all-knowing guru when it came to the art of hand to hand combat. If you watch his movies, you instantly see his skill. In addition to being all those things, he was also a poet and sort of a philosopher.
After suffering from headaches and seizures, he had an allergic reaction to some medicine given to him, and this together with his condition sadly led to his passing at the age of 32 in 1973. He unfortunately never got to grow old, and we never got to see him on that journey. He is missed deeply by the world, but his legacy will live forever. If he had made it to this age, however, we bet he could still kick your butt.
Princess Diana Will Always Be the World’s Favorite Royal
Princess Diana was a trailblazer. Her fearlessness and her charm were unparalleled. She set the golden standard for hands-on parenting in Britain’s royal family. Even though she was pretty much whisked away into a high-profile marriage (that ended in divorce) when she was still a teenager, through humanitarian work, wit, diplomacy, and a busy schedule, she became the world’s favorite princess.
The world cried when Diana passed away in a fatal car accident in Paris in 1997 when she only 36 years old. So sadly, the after part of this photo is just a figment of our imagination. We wonder what the royal family would look like if she was still with us. We’re sure if she was still here, she would still be the world’s favorite royal!