From Geek to Chic

Some of your favorite Hollywood stars weren't always coiffed and fabulous. In fact, celebs such as Vin Diesel suffered through the awkward phase just like the rest of us. Check out photos of the stars long before they became household names – and before they got up-close-and-personal with their stylists.


These days, Courteney Cox Arquette (at the Golden Globes in January, right) looks positively radiant, thanks to her long, lush mane and buff bod. But years before she became a famous Friend, Cox – pictured playing Michael J. Fox's love interest on Family Ties in 1987 (left) – was less than stunning.