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.

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While a student in Arlington, Va. (left), Sandra Bullock was miles away from red-carpet ready. "I always had these stupid barrettes holding my hair back. I was just a couple of beats off," she has said, PEOPLE noted in 1995. Today Bullock (pretty in pink at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002) is right on time.