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.


Long before Debra Messing became the trend-setting star of Will & Grace, she was another face in the crowd at East Greenwich High School in Rhode Island (in 1986, left). Today, Messing (glamming it up at the Golden Globes in January) is "elegant and sophisticated, with a dash of hipness," makeup artist Collier Strong told InStyle in 2002.