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.


While a senior at Manhattan's Spence School, Gwyneth Paltrow (left, in 1990) dressed casually. "I was always pared down. No extremes," she told InStyle in 1999. Today, the actress (looking radiant in 2002, right) is all about being fashion-forward. "I love it, totally love it," she told the magazine about her addiction to haute couture.