25 Unrecognizable Famous People—Have You SEEN Carrot Top These Days?

Hollywood is a tough place to get old. Rather than embrace aging, many celebs turn to plastic surgery, and some have atrocious results…

Would you know Carrot Top if you ran into him in the grocery store? Scroll to number 12 to find out!

Here are 25 unrecognizable famous people:

1.) Janice Dickinson

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Janice Dickinson back in the day, before she became an unrecognizable famous person

Janice Dickinson is self-described (as well as described by others) as the world’s first supermodel, gracing catwalks and the covers of numerous international fashion magazines in her heyday.

She’s admitted to having a breast enlargement, tummy tuck, neck- and face-lifts and liposuction in the past, and today is one unrecognizable famous person.

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Would you recognize Janice Dickinson if you ran into her in the grocery store?

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2.) Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara Flynn Boyle grew to celeb status in the early 1990s with her role on Twin Peaks as fresh-faced Donna. In the late ’90s, she had recurring roles on Ally McBeal and The Practice, and later on in Las Vegas. 

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As you can see in the below photo from 1998, she was beautiful.

Lara Flynn Boyle is among today's unrecognizable famous people

In 2005, it appears she had started down the plastic surgery train with botox, fillers and lip enhancements.

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Would you know Lara Flynn Boyle if you ran into her at Starbucks?

Lara Flynn Boyle is an unrecognizable famous person today

3.) Heidi Montag

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Heidi Montag is an unrecognizable famous personHeidi Montag shot to celeb status in her late teens and early twenties on Laguna Beach and The Hills. 

Though she certainly didn’t need it, Montag elected to undergo intense plastic surgery at the age of 23, undergoing 10 cosmetic surgeries in one day…

Montag admits having a mini brow lift; botox in her forehead; a nose job; fat injections in her cheeks; a chin reduction; neck liposuction; ear pinning; breast implants; liposuction on her waist, hips and inner thighs and a butt augmentation.

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Montag herself has since called the surgeries a mistake.

“People have fewer scars from car accidents than I have on my body,” she told Life & Style Weekly.

.) Tara Reid

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Tara Reid in American Pie - before she became an unrecognizable famous person

Tara Reid rose to fame in the American Pie movies but rose to infamy in 2004 when her breast popped out in front of the paparazzi at P. Diddy’s birthday party and she continued smiling as the cameras snapped away, unaware of her wardrobe malfunction.

Tara Reid is an unrecognizable famous person today

The world was shocked at the situation but also her malformed breast. She later explained that she failed to realize the wardrobe mishap due to a botched breast augmentation that left her breasts numb. She also suffered from a botched body contouring procedure which failed to give her the six-pack abs she desired.

“I was already dealing with what it looked like,” she said following her infamous red carpet wardrobe malfunction. “The last thing I wanted to happen was to have the whole world see it. The actual center part, where the areola is, instead of being a circle, it turned out to be a large square. It was horrifying.”

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 “It was very irregular like a goose shape egg,” Reid said of her botched breast augmentation. “It was terrible.”

Tara Reid is an unrecognizable famous person today

On top of that over the years she has lost a significant amount of weight leaving her unrecognizable…

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5.) Lil Kim

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Lil Kim is one of today's unrecognizable famous people

Rapper Lil Kim rose to popularity in 1996 with her album Hard Core. As seen above, she was a fresh-faced rapper from Brooklyn who went on to sell 15 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide.

While she never admitted to going under the knife, people are skeptical. Take a look at the photos she recently posted to her Instagram and judge for yourself.

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What do you think–has Lil Kim had plastic surgery?

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6.) Mickey Rourke

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Mickey Rourke is an unrecognizable famous person today

Once said to be the next Marlon Brando, the former boxer and actor of films such as 9½ Weeks, Body Heat and Angel Heart is one of today’s unrecognizable famous people.

At age 65, Mickey Rourke sports pumped-up lips, sunken cheeks and a completely distorted face. Experts believe he has had a facelift, eyelid surgery to both upper and lower lids, soft tissue fillers and cheek and chin implants.

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“Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together,” Rourke hassaid.

Mickey Rourke is an unrecognizable famous person today

7.) Joan Van Ark

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Joan Van Ark is an unrecognizable famous person today

Joan Van Ark shot to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s for her role as Valene Ewing on the primetime soap Knots Landing. 

Since her big break, she has continued acting in a variety of small television shows; however, today at age 75, she is completely unrecognizable from her Knots Landing days.

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Would you know this was the same girl from Knots Landing?

Joan Van Ark is among the many unrecognizable famous people

8.) Meg Ryan

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unrecognizable famous people: Meg Ryan before

Meg Ryan was everyone’s favorite girl-next-door for years. Famous for rom-coms, she made everyone laugh in films such as When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle.

Unfortunately, like so many other Hollywood stars, she went under the knife and was rendered nearly unrecognizable.

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Meg Ryan has never publicly confirmed whether or not she’s gone under the knife. What do you think?

Meg Ryan is an unrecognizable famous person

9.) Megan Fox

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Megan Fox before plastic surgery | unrecognizable famous people

Megan Fox began her acting career in 2001 and is best known for her role in the action film Transformers, which earned her the title of FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the World in 2008.

That’s a hefty title and hard to keep up with, which could explain why she turned to surgery. Experts believe she’s had a nose job, cheek fillers, lip fillers, boob job and Botox. Do you agree?

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Regardless of what surgery she may or may not have had, Megan Fox remains gorgeous!

Megan Fox is a nearly unrecognizable famous person after plastic surgery

10.) Pamela Anderson

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Pamela Anderson is an unrecognizable famous person these days

The former Playmate and Baywatch star has admitted to having breast implants but declines to comment on what else she’s had done.

“I’m not against plastic surgery. What I’ve had done will stay with me and that’s fine, but I don’t want anything else. I’ll do facials but I don’t want to go down the scary route and have knives plunged into me,” she previously explained.

Take a look at her now: What do you think she’s gone under the knife for?

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Surgery or not, she’s still beautiful.

Pamela Anderson is an unrecognizable famous person these days

11.) Jennifer Grey

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Jennifer Grey at the height of her career before she joined the unrecognizable famous people

Jennifer Grey peaked in Dirty Dancing. After the film, she had plastic surgery on her nose. While the nose job itself turned out great, Grey blames it for ruining her acting career.

“I went into the operating room a celebrity and came out anonymous,” she said. “It was the nose job from hell. I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes because of a nose job.”

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What do you think – should she have had the surgery or not?

Jennifer Grey is an unrecognizable famous person today

12.) Carrot Top

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Carrot Top is an unrecognizable famous person these days

Carrot Top grew to fame for his comic ways and red mop of hair. These days, however, the celebrity is one seriously unrecognizable famous person.

It’s rumored that Carrot Top had botox, fillers, a brow lift, chin reduction and cheek implants. What do you think?

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At least his hair is still red!

Carrot Top is an unrecognizable famous person these days

13.) Priscilla Presley

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Pricilla Presley was beautiful back in the day before she became an unrecognizable celeb

Elvis’s widow revealed she had silicone injections in her cheeks by a phony doctor, which explains her puffy face.

However, it looks like she’s had a few other nips and tucks as well. Take a look at her before-and-after pics and let us know your thoughts.

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Do you think Elvis would recognize Priscilla today?

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14.) Nikki Cox

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Nikki Cox before surgery and before joing the ranks of unrecognizable famous people

Actress and comedian Nikki Cox, famous for her roles in Unhappily Ever After, Las Vegas, and Nikki, is another one of the unrecognizable famous people these days.

She’s reportedly had her lips and cheeks done, but skeptics wonder if there was more.

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Do you think she’s had more surgery than she’s letting on?

Nikki Cox is among the unrecognizable famous people

15.) Tori Spelling

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Tori Spelling during her 90210 days before she became an unrecognizable famous person

Tori Spelling is another on our list of unrecognizable famous people who won’t admit to all her plastic surgery.

“I admit to having a nose job,” she told People, “but that’s all… I lost my baby fat, and people said I had work done.”

Take a look at her now and let us know your thoughts.

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Tori Spelling is an unrecognizable famous person today

16.) Uma Thurman

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Uma Thurman was popular throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s because she was apart of the two cult classics: Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.

Her name is always thrown around in pop culture even know. Since her rise to fame, it looks like she either got older, or went under the knife.

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What do you think of Uma Thurman today?

unrecognizable famous people uma thurman after

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17.) Melanie Griffith

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unrecognizable famous people melanie griffith before

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The actress looks like a completely different woman today than she did at the start of her career in the early ’70s.

However, she’s continued to defend that she’s never had plastic surgery.

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Do you think she had plastic surgery?

unrecognizable famous people melanie griffith after

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18.) Kenny Rogers

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unrecognizable famous people kenny rogers before

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Kenny Rogers was famous in the 1980’s for his popular music. When he got older, he had a botched eyelid lift.

The actor told People Magazine, “I’m not happy about it. It drives me crazy.” He looks like a completely different person

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What do you think of his plastic surgery?

unrecognizable famous people kenny rogers after

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19.) Renee Zellweger

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unrecognizable famous people renee zellweger before

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Renee certainly looks different from her Bridget Jones days! At many events recently, she looks flawless, almost like a younger version of herself!

Her skin is absolutely glowing, but did look line free. This started rumors that she went and got plastic surgery.

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What do you think of her flawless skin?

unrecognizable famous people renee zellweger after

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20.) Faye Dunaway

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unrecognizable famous people faye dunaway before

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Audiences may know this actress from her hit Bonnie and Clyde.

But since her time in that movie, she has had a facelift or two!

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Does Fay Dunaway look the same or no?

unrecognizable famous people faye dunaway after

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21.) Haley Joel Osment

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unrecognizable famous people haley joel osment before

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Some child stars have barely changed in the last few decades and seem to have found the key to eternal youth. Others, like Osment, seem to have aged poorly.

He rose to fame as the boy who saw ghosts in the Sixth Sense. Now, we don’t recognize him.

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What do you think of him now?

unrecognizable famous people haley joel osment after

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22.) Matthew Lewis

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unrecognizable famous people matthew lewis before

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Here is a child star that went from the ugly duckling to a beautiful (or handsome) swan! Lewis is known for his character in the Harry Potter series, Neville Longbottom.

When Matthew Lewis walked out onto the red carpet for the final movie, everyone was shocked, in a good way of course!

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Do you think Matthew Lewis aged well?

unrecognizable famous people matthew lewis after

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23.) Axl Rose

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In the late 1980s and early 1990s Axl Rose was one of the most famous rock musicians. He was known for his wild parties and open lifestyle.

But he is one of the few rockstars that have been suspected to have undergone plastic surgery.

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What do you think of Axl Rose’s facelift?

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24.) JWoww

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unrecognizable famous people jwoww before

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Since the end of the filming of Jersey Shore, JWoww has changed a lot about her appearance. She was able to change all the things she didn’t like about herself.

She hasn’t officially confirmed, but it looks like she got lip fillers, cheek implants, and another boob job!

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Do you like JWoww before or after?

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25.) Anthony Michael Hall

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unrecognizable famous people anthony michael hall before

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Hall became popular when he played a nerdy character in the Breakfast Club.

Since then and a few run in with the laws later, we realize he did not age that well.

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What do you think of the former Brat Pack star?

unrecognizable famous people anthony michael hall before

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After seeing these unrecognizable famous people, would you get plastic surgery? Tell us in the comments!

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