Everyone was young once. It is a hard thing to believe sometimes, but it is true. Which makes it all the more curious to see what famous (or infamous) people looked like during their younger days. Take a look at 35 influential people before they became famous. You may be suprised.
Walt Disney at around the age of 16, circa 1917.
Oprah Winfrey crowned Miss Black Tennessee at age 17, East Tennessee State University, 1971.
Cadet Captain Donald Trump in his graduation photo from the New York Military Academy, 1964.
A rascally, young Stephen Colbert at age 22.
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, 15-years old and already a member of Dollar Shave Club.
Christopher Walken, age 22.
Barak Obama, 1980, a freshman at Occidental College posing for a photo essay by aspiring photographer Lisa Jack.
George Clooney at the age of 15.
Martin Luther King, Jr. at age 7.
Martha Stewart, age 22.
A 15-year-old Samuel Clemens before he became Mark Twain.
Marilyn Monroe at age 12
One of the first known pictures of Abraham Lincoln, circa 1840.
21-year-old Sir Winston Churchill in military garb, 1895.
Larry David, 20-years-old, enthusiasm already curbed.
22-year-old Hillary Rodham Clinton, Park Ridge, Illinois, June 1969
A young Josef Stalin
10-year-old John F. Kennedy.
Vladimir Putin, 1970
Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren at age 25.
17-year-old Bill Clinton shacking hands with President John F. Kennedy in the Rose Garden, White House. July 24, 1963
Henry Hank Aaron, around age 19, circa 1953.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Fidel Castro reading while at his rebel base in Cuba’s Sierra Maestra mountains, 1957.
Albert Einstein, age 3, 1882.
19-year-old Mahatma Gandhi.
Steve Jobs, Age 18
Sean Connery, age 23
Lady Gaga, Age 8
Clint Eastwood, Age 26
Goldie Hawn, Age 19
Queen Elizabeth II, an 18-year-old princess at the time, trained as a military mechanic and drove a supply truck during W.W. II
Charlie Chaplin at age 27 – 1916
23-year-old Frank Sinatra after he was arrested for adultery and seduction, a crime at the time .