A prom is a special event in high school. You get to buy a fancy dress, get your hair and makeup done, and ride in a limo. You take so many pictures that you can look back on for years. It is hard to imagine that many of your favorite celebrities went to prom before they became famous. From Jennifer Aniston to Beyonce, these celebrities went to their high school proms and these are their amazing throwback photos. Continue reading to see which one of your favorite celebrities went to prom before they were walking red carpets.
1. Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is an award-winning actress who continues to grace us with her performances on the silver screen. Every time she stars in a new movie, she gets nominated for multiple awards.
Before she was sweeping up wins at award shows, she was being crowned prom queen. We are not surprised she won over the votes from her peers with her natural beauty and grace.
2. Taylor Swift
It wasn't long ago that Taylor Swift went to her high school prom. She looks almost the same as she did ten years ago.
We wonder if any of her early songs were about her prom date. His flat-brim hat and hand symbol say a lot about him.
3. Terry Crews
People usually associate Terry Crews with his massive muscles and flexing his pecs. Today he looks pretty intimidating, but when he was in high school, he was not the tough guy we are used to.
Back when he went to his prom, he did not have the crazy muscles yet, and instead of a scowl, he showed off his bright smile.
4. Lady Gaga
Back when Lady Gaga was known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, she was overly-tanned and rocking a turquoise dress at her high school prom.
In 2004, she was a typical teenager before rocketing to stardom and becoming the pop icon she is today.
Queen Bey needs no introduction. Before Jay Z put a ring on it, someone was lucky enough to take Beyonce to prom back when she was in high school.
She looked absolutely breath-taking in her prom photos. Her prom date definitely didn't know how famous she would become, not too long after this photo.
6. Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon has been making us laugh for years on late-night TV. He is not afraid to make himself look funny for a joke. He shared his prom photo, and everyone got a good laugh from it.
Before he was famous, he looked a little bit like a vampire, and his date's dress gets the award for the most '80s looking dress.
7. Barack Obama
Yes, the 44th President of the United States had a life before he became a public figure. Back in the day, Obama was rocking an afro and cream-colored jacket to prom.
We don't know which one his date was, but we bet they never imagined that he would go on to become the first African American president.
8. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba looks like she hasn't aged a day since high school. She is gorgeous and always has been. Her prom pictures look like they were taken yesterday despite the fashion choices.
Her prom date seems quite happy that he was able to take Jessica to the dance. Who wouldn't be excited to take her to prom?
9. Bruce Willis
Did you know Bruce Willis used to have a full head of luscious hair? The actor went to prom so long ago that the photos were black and white.
You would probably never be able to tell that it was Bruce Willis in these photos. He looks so different than he did back then.
10. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is a well-liked actress and super talented. Her photo from prom shows her young self surrounded by friends, and she looks pretty much the same as she does today.
Her dress looks simple and chic, much like her style today.
At 32 years old, Rihanna looks almost the same as she did when she was in high school. The multi-platinum recording artist and business owner looked terrific at her high school prom.
Her royal blue dress looks like something she would wear to a red carpet event today. It is actually very similar to a red dress she wore back in 2011 to the Grammys.
12. Blake Lively
Before she was swept up by heartthrob Ryan Reynolds, the stunning Blake Lively was a princess at her high school prom.
Back in her high school days, she was just as beautiful as she is today. She probably won prom queen and had to change her tiara to a crown.
13. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is an actress who is so versatile. She has taken on so many different roles and made them amazing.
When she was in high school, she looked red-carpet ready to go to prom. She hasn't aged a day since her high school days.
14. Amy Poehler
Before Amy Poehler was the funny woman we know and love today, she was a regular teenager. In the '80s she went to her high school prom in a ruffled dress and pearls to match.
She had a bouquet instead of a corsage, and her hair is in a classic '80s style. We wonder what she would say about her prom style today.
15. Courtney Cox
Remember the episode of Friends when they showed the home movie of Monica and Rachel at prom? Her hairstyle in the flashback video looks similar to her actual prom hairstyle.
Courtney Cox went the modest route to prom, but she looks as beautiful as ever.
16. Britney Spears
Back in 1998, Britney Spears was still in high school when her hit song "Hit Me Baby One More Time" was released. When she attended her high school prom, she was already on her way to stardom.
She had done Mickey Mouse Club House as a child, but her music debut was the key to launching her career. It must have been interesting to have a pop star attend the high school prom.
17. Kim Kardashian
Even Kim Kardashian got to enjoy her high school prom. The reality star and beauty mogul went to prom like a normal teenager, and she often talks about how much fun she had in her high school days.
Her '90s up-do and natural makeup are so different from how we are used to seeing her today.
18. Ru Paul Charles
"She's a super queen, never miss a beat!" The legendary Drag queen, Ru Paul, has been an eccentric character even before his drag days. Back in high school, you can tell he was already larger than life.
His unusual hairstyle and bold suit are reminiscent of the sassy attitude he has in his drag persona.
19. Danielle Fishel and Lance Bass
This prom photo is an amazing find. Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on Boy Meets World and Lance Bass of NSYNC, went to prom together!
This makes our inner '90s kid so happy. They look like the typical prom couple, yet they were already famous when they went to prom.
20. Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell is a comedian that can make pretty much anyone laugh. He has had so many hilarious roles, there are too many to count.
Back in high school, he seems like he was already a funny guy. He probably had his prom date cracking up the entire night. He even wore a tiara just for laughs.
21. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has been popular since she starred on Barney and Friends alongside Selena Gomez. Although she was gaining fame as a teenager, she was still able to attend her high school prom.
Lovato and her date arrived in style in a Rolls Royce instead of a limo. She was already living the celebrity lifestyle s a teen.
22. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie only gets better with age. She looks so beautiful when she went to prom. Her bold necklace compliments her simple dress.
She has always been a trendsetter in fashion, and her prom style proves that.
23. Ellen Degeneres
Ellen Degeneres was rocking quite the look when she went to her high school prom. That plaid dress is definitely out of the ordinary for most prom styles.
This prom picture is the definition of '70s style, and it was very fashionable to dress like this when she went to prom.
24. Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock is a beautiful actress who never seems to age. She has starred in many incredible movies like Miss Congeniality and The Blind Side.
Back in her high school days, she looked quite smitten with her prom date. Her white dress and braided hair make her look beautiful and youthful.
25. Dakota Fanning
Although Dakota Fanning grew up on-screen, she still managed to have a typical high school experience. She was on her high school's cheer team and managed to attend prom.
Surrounded by her friends she looks perfect in her strapless pink dress. It is hard to believe that this young woman is the same little girl from Cat in the Hat.
26. Jennifer Aniston
In Friends, Rachel was also in the prom flashback video, but Jennifer Aniston's actual prom outfit looks much different than what she wore on TV.
Although she was a style icon in the '90s and her haircut was a huge trend; we are glad her '80s hair didn't catch on.
27. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey has always been dreamy. Back in high school, he looks so young and clean-cut, but also a teenage dream.
Him and his date looked adorable at prom, and she is lucky that she can say she went to the dance with him. He has grown up to be an amazing actor and father.
28. Robin Wright
Robin Wright is known for her roles in House of Cards, The Princess Bride, and Forest Gump. She has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards and received a Golden Globe.
She has been a natural beauty since before she started acting. Her prom picture looks gorgeous and effortless.
29. Brad Pit
Since his early days in acting, Brad Pitt has captured the hearts of so many people for his handsome good looks. Before he started acting he was a hunky high school student.
Don't you love his blown-out hair and light-colored suit? Him and his date were a picture-perfect prom couple.
30. Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner is known for his role as Hawkeye in The Avengers movies. He is handsome and mysterious, but what was he doing before he was on the big screen?
Before he was a well-known actor, he had a mullet and was wearing a white tuxedo to his high school prom. He even wore a pink bowtie to match his date's dress.
31. George Clooney
It is easy to say that George Clooney has been a heartthrob since before he was a famous actor. His prom date looked very excited to be attending the dance with him.
He has aged into a hunky silver fox and still has his handsome looks from his teenage days.
32. Michelle Obama
Both Michelle and Barack have funny prom throwbacks to share. The former first lady is a style icon, and even in high school, she was a trendsetter.
Her hairstyle is almost the same as Barack's in his prom photo. They really are the perfect match.
33. Scarlett Johnasson
This one isn't actually a prom photo, but it was taken during ScarJo's teenage years. She looks like she is attending an alternative prom with her hoop earrings and decorative necklace.
She looks the same today as she did when she was a teen. Where are these celebrities hiding the fountain of youth?
34. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher must have won "the life of the party" in high school based on his prom picture. He looks like he is breaking it down on the dance floor.
His slicked-back hair is so different from the messy style that he now rocks.
35. Taylor Lautner
Even if you weren't Team Jacob when it came to Twighlight, you have to admit that Taylor Lautner was so cute in high school.
His dashing smile must have won over his date, and she looks happy to be there with the actor. He has certainly grown into his looks over the years.
36. Harry Styles
Even before joining One Direction, Harry Styles was stealing girl's hearts. He looked adorable at his prom which wasn't that long ago as he is only 26 years old.
His date looks like a young Brittany Snow and we are living for Harry's classic swooshed hair.
37. Carrie Underwood
Before Carrie Underwood became one of country's biggest singers, she was an adorable teenager living a typical life in Oklahoma.
Her and her date look so adorable and innocent. Just a few years later she would go onto try out for American Idol and win season four.
38. Claire Danes
Claire Danes is known for her roles in Homeland as Carrie Mathison, the former CIA agent who is hunting down terrorists. She has been acting since she was a teenager around the time this prom photo was taken.
Her baby face reminds us of her time playing Angela Chase in My So-Called Life.
39. Debra Messing
From her days on Will & Grace, Debra Messing has been making us laugh, and her prom photo is comical as well. It is so funny to look back on the styles from decades past.
Check out her popped collar and big hair. While it was the style back then, it gives us a good laugh today.
40. Faith Hill
Before Faith Hill and Tim McGraw became a country power couple, Faith Hill was an ordinary teenager with an interesting prom style.
She has a bouquet and something that looks like a prize ribbon attached to her dress. Even with these large accessories, she was gorgeous in her youth.
"Fergalicious definition make them boys go loco." When Fergie was a teenager she attended her high school prom and she looked like a '90s stunner.
By the looks of it, all the men surrounding her thought she was gorgeous too.
42. Halle Berry
The flawless Halle Berry has been gorgeous since the day she was born. In high school, she even won prom queen. She is a beauty icon in Hollywood and her prom pictures reflect that.
Many people say she was well-liked in high school and we can see why. How can you not like Halle Berry?
43. Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm is a Hollywood stud, and he has been in the industry for quite some time. Back in high school he was less handsome and more goofy,
Even with his goofy smile, we are sure he stole the hearts of many girls in his class.