Anyone who’s ever had to clean their stuff out of their parents’ home knows the feeling — you venture into a musty attic or dank basement, open a box, and discover long-forgotten artifacts from your past. Drew Barrymore’s, we’ll admit, are of more general interest than our own, so we’re glad that she’s chosen to share some of her recently unearthed — some decades-old — personal photos with all of us via a series of Instagram posts.
While rummaging through some of her many old boxes on “old storage unit day,” the actress (and producer and director) stumbled upon a collection of old snapshots from her days as a child star in Hollywood. The best of the bunch is a photo of her as a pig-tailed little girl alongside E.T., musical legend Quincy Jones, and a young Rashida Jones with her sister, Kidada Jones (Quincy’s daughters):
A photo posted by Drew Barrymore (@drewbarrymore) on Aug 9, 2016 at 10:28am PDT
Then there’s one of her sporting an old-school English outfit, replete with enormous collars.
A photo posted by Drew Barrymore (@drewbarrymore) on Aug 9, 2016 at 12:21pm PDT
There’s also a throwback pic from the ‘90s in which she shares a hug and smile with Sharon Stone.
A photo posted by Drew Barrymore (@drewbarrymore) on Aug 9, 2016 at 2:48pm PDT
And last but not least, there’s a look at an old second-grade school paper, in which Barrymore declares acting her first love, and says she’s perfectly content with her adolescent life.
A photo posted by Drew Barrymore (@drewbarrymore) on Aug 9, 2016 at 11:26am PDT
One can only imagine how many other amazing photos lurk in Barrymore’s storage-unit crates. You can check out all the photos she uploads on her Instagram page.