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.


At 21, Natalie Portman (in 2002, right) is a poised leading lady. Though she's no longer a gangly kid (as in 1994, left), she has her insecurities and won't pose with fans. "Invariably it will end up on the Internet with a caption that says, 'Look how awful she looks in real life!,' " she told Teen People earlier this year.