In their teenage years, our favorite celebrities were (kinda) like all of us. The pre-fame era of some of them just shows how ordinary — or not — they all were. And just like us, they had to glam up for the special day of any teenager: prom. But unlike us, the pictures they took didn’t sit quietly in a family album or private IG account. These photos are now part of the celebrity prom pictures album that every fan wants to discover.
From traditional prom pictures, mix-and-matched styles and funny-silly photographs (we see you, Will Ferrell), all these special pictures help us catch a glimpse of the magical days of our favorite celebs.
Here Are 18 Throwback Celebrity Prom Pictures All Fans Want to See.
Does Queen B age at all? Her cheerful look, as well as her date’s, makes this prom pic absolutely lovely.
Even when she was younger, she still had her signature class and inner swag.
17.) Brad Pitt
Look at that bright smile, people! This is one of the celebrity prom pictures you can’t miss.
Apparently, Brad Pitt taught his date how to dance to “Rock With You,” Michael Jackson’s hit song. Take note, fellas. A good prom date knows how to spend quality time with their partner!
16.) Britney Spears
Britney Spears’s dress is nothing short of lit.
The fiery red colors she sports in this picture show the wild yet elegant personality the public had come to love all these past years.
15.) Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars went all 24K Magic with his prom date and we love it.
The reverse prom pic pose is honestly so endearing and cool. We dig it.
14.) Danielle Fishel and Lance Bass
As opposed to other stars who were still non-famous during their senior years, Danielle Fisher had already all eyes on her during her prom. She was at that time already the star of Boy Meets World.
Her prom date was none other than the dashing Lance Bass. Celeb news: Did you know that Bass is certified by both NASA and the Russian Space Program after several months of cosmonaut training?
Double celebrity prom pictures = twice the gossip!
13.) Demi Lovato
Demi knows she’s gorgeous AF and she ain’t afraid to show it.
The bright red maxi dress, the confident pose, the thug-like pose of her partner, the fancy car. Demi Lovato was ready to wow everyone out!
12.) Ellen Degeneres
Gasp! Ellen with long hair *and* a dress? This is one of the celebrity prom pictures that had been buried deep in the archives.
We love that she kept it simple with a pink and blue dress.
Gorgeous and stylish, Fergie’s prom dress was perfect for that time.
We find prom couples who match their outfits together so adorable, and Fergie and her date were one of them. Needless to say that this is one of the celebrity prom pictures that are our all-time favs.
10.) George Clooney
Celebrity prom pictures sometimes offer a window into the personalities of our favorite celebs when they were younger. And let us tell you, 1978’s George Clooney Clooney seems to be having the same confidence and pose of his older and more accomplished self.
Did he know back then that he would be nominated as the “Sexiest Man Alive” twice by PEOPLE magazine in the next years?
9.) Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Anniston was the epitome of the 90s crush. In this celebrity prom picture, she doesn’t look much different from her F.R.I.E.N.D.S days. We can still sense class and elegance from her black dress and stance.
8.) Jimmy Fallon
Why is this picture so effing cute? We all know Jimmy Fallon’s famous smile, but seeing it on his innocent teen face is even lovelier.
Can you believe that six years after taking this picture, Jimmy Fallon would make his SNL debut?
7.) Lebron James
Even as a high schooler, Lebron James sure stands out!
This is one of the celebrity prom pictures that can make anyone smile instantly. The two teenagers wow the camera with their dazzling pearly whites.
6.) Michelle Obama
The former First Lady is cutting a dash in her long dress and matching jacket.
Those determined eyes and bright smile remained the same from her prom picture to her cover picture on her book, Becoming.
5.) Barack Obama
Did Barack Obama’s prom squad know that this young man would become the President of the USA later on?
We can’t know for sure, but all we know is that the former President looks like he had tons of fun during this prom.
RiRi’s look is on point and appears to be matching the theme of the party.
She decided to keep it simple with a blue dress and gold necklace.
3.) Amandla Stenberg and Jaden Smith
What a beautiful pair! This is another of the celebrity prom pictures that showcase two stars.s
Jaden Smith has been known for simultaneously rocking bold avant-garde styles and neutral professional outfits. This one in the picture is a mix of the two.
Rue’s actress, on the other hand, is stunning in her green metallic dress.
2.) Taylor Swift
The country music star and her date seem to be on the same wavelength.
We haven’t seen these hand gestures in a (very) long time, but these two seem to be having a good time together. Surprisingly enough, we kinda dig the all-white combo of their outfits.
1.) Will Ferrell
He’s beauty, he’s grace, he can rock a tiara with a straight face!
Now we know where Will Ferrell’s unhinged sense of humor came from. We love that young Ferrell was confident enough to pose with this flashy accessory for this picture. His partner seems highly entertained by this whole situation too.
What do you think of these celebrity prom pictures? is there a particular celebrity whom you’d like to see in their prom outfit? Do you have a prom anecdote you would like to share with us? Let us know! And if you’d like to see more pictures of your favorite superstars, the next article is a throwback to childhood pictures of your favorite celebs!