Here Is What 22 Celebrities Looked Like In The '80s Vs. What They Look Like Today

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Believe it or not, the '80s ended more than three decades ago.

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It's been many years since stars wore spandex outfits and leg warmers like Christie Brinkley sported in this throwback picture:

Christie Brinkley poses for a photo while wearing a pink spandex bodysuit paired with leg warmers
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And celebs, sadly, no longer don feathered hair and shoulder pads like we saw them wear at '80s movie premieres.

George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley attend the "Dune" premiere in London circa 1984
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Times have changed, but many celebs from the '80s are still as relevant as ever. Here are 22 celebs in the '80s and what they look like now.

1.Here's Michael J. Fox back in the day:

Michael J. Fox is seen backstage at the Emmys on September 20, 1987
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And here he is now:

Michael J. Fox poses at the A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event on October 23, 2021
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He and his wife, Tracy Pollan, are the parents of four kids whose ages range from 20 to 33 years old.

Esme Fox, Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox, Schuyler Fox, Sam Fox, and Aquinnah Fox are seen at the A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event on October 23, 2021
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2.Here is '80s heartthrob Matt Dillon in one of his classic films, The Outsiders:

Matt Dillon plays Dally in a scene from "The Outsiders"
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Here is what Matt looks like now:

Matt Dillon poses at the "Hand Of God" screening at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival
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And this is him in one of his latest films, Land of Dreams.

Matt Dillon as Alan holds onto a magazine in the "Land of Dreams" trailer
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3.This is what Kim Fields looked like 35 years ago, in 1987:

Kim Fields is pictured at the Hollywood 100 Pro-Celebrity Polo Matches on June 7, 1987
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This is what Kim looks like in 2022:

Kim Fields smiles as she stops by SiriusXM Studios on June 28, 2022
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4.Brooke Shields was a fashion icon in the 1980s.

Brooke Shields is photogrpahed circa 1985
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And she still is in 2022.

Brooke Shields poses at the May 2022 event, The Hollywood Reporter Most Powerful People In Media
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5.This is Tom Cruise in 1986 at a premiere party for Top Gun.

Tom Cruise arrives at a party to celebrate the debut of "Top Gun" on May 12, 1986
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This is Tom now, at the 2022 premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in London.

Tom Cruise poses at the "Top Gun: Maverick" premiere in London on May 19, 2022
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Here's a side-by-side of him in both the original film and its recent sequel:

Tom Cruise portrays Maverick in "Top Gun" and "Top Gun: Maverick"
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6.Here is what Holly Robinson Peete looked like at age 23 in 1987, when she was starring in a fan-favorite '80s series, 21 Jump Street:

Holly Robinson is seen at the Los Angeles "Feed The Valley Homeless Benefit" in December 1987
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This is Holly at age 57 in June 2022:

Holly Robinson Peete poses at the Ladylike Women Of Excellence Awards x Fashion Show in June 2022
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And here she is in a cute family selfie with her husband, Rodney Peete, and three of their four kids: Robinson, Roman and Ryan.

7.Here's a throwback photo of Madonna at the very first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984:

Madonna poses as she attends the MTV Video Awards in September 1984
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And here she is at the same awards ceremony, this time in 2021:

Madonna speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2021
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Here she is posing in a modern-day version of her '84 VMAs look in April 2022:

8.This picture shows a 46-year-old Tina Turner receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 1986.

Tina Turner smiles during her ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986
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While this image shows Tina at age 78 attending an event in October 2018.

Tina Turner smiles while attending a photo shoot for "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical" in 2018
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Here she is in 2019 standing with Kristina Love, who plays her in the German production of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical:

Tina Turner and Kristina Love appear on stage at the "Tina - Das Tina Turner Musical" premiere on March 3, 2019
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9.Here's Ralph Macchio in 1984:

Ralph Macchio is seen in New York City circa 1984
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And this is Ralph now:

Ralph Macchio poses at a "Stranger Things" screening on May 14, 2022
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Here he is reprising his Karate Kid character, Daniel LaRusso, in the Netflix series Cobra Kai:

Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso wears karate gear in a "Cobra Kai" clip
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10.This is what Lisa Bonet looked like in the mid-'80s:

Lisa Bonet smiles as she poses in a May 1986 photo
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This is Lisa in 2020:

Lisa Bonet poses at the Golden Globes in January 2020
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And this is Lisa alongside her lookalike daughter, Zoë Kravitz:

Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz pose together at The InStyle And Warner Bros. 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party in January 2020
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11.This photo shows a young Drew Barrymore as she sits in as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Drew Barrymore talks with Johnny Carson in 1982
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And this picture shows Drew in 2022 hosting her own talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show.

Drew Barrymore talks with Zosia Mamet on "The Drew Barrymore Show"
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Drew revisited this '80s moment when she interviewed her younger self in a fun 2020 video to promote her talk series:

Drew Barrymore interviews her younger self in a "Drew Barrymore Show" promo clip
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12.Here is media mogul Oprah Winfrey at the age of 32 during a 1986 Oscars luncheon:

Oprah Winfrey poses at an Academy Awards luncheon in 1986
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This is Oprah at an event in 2019:

Oprah Winfrey smiles at the "David Makes Man" premiere on August 06, 2019
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And more recently, here is Oprah at age 67 while interviewing Will Smith in 2021:

Oprah listens as Will Smith talks about his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith
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13.Here is Johnny Depp back in the day:

Johnny Depp poses at the premiere of "Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years"
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And here is what he looks like now:

Johnny Depp is pictured at a red carpet event on October 17, 2021
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14.This is what Whoopi Goldberg looked like in the '80s:

Whoopi Goldberg is pictured at the Welcome Home Vets Benefit in March 1986
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And this is what Whoopi looks like today:

Whoopi Goldberg is seen at an event celebrating Harry Belafonte's 95th Birthday and Social Justice Benefit in March 2022
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15.Here's Matthew Broderick at an '80s movie premiere at 24 years old:

Matthew Broderick poses at the premiere of "Heartburn" circa 1986
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And here he is at 60 years old in 2022:

Matthew Broderick poses at the 2022 opening of "Plaza Suite"
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Here is another 2022 picture of Matthew with his wife of 25 years, Sarah Jessica Parker.

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker pose at the event, A Conversation with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick at the Library of Congress, in April 25 2022
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16.Here is Jane Fonda in the '80s:

Jane Fonda is photographed in Los Angeles circa 1983
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This is what Jane looks like now:

Jane Fonda poses at a "Grace And Frankie" screening on April 23, 2022
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And here she is after winning the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes in 2021:

Jane Fonda holds her Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards ceremony
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17.Here is Boy George circa 1984:

Boy George is seen at KTLA Studios Los Angeles in 1984
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Here is the legendary performer in 2022:

Boy George smiles as he arrives at a performance by Cirque du Soleil's on January 13, 2022
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This is him singing on stage during a 2022 Culture Club performance:

Boy George performs alongside Culture Club members on June 07, 2022
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18.Here is Judd Nelson smiling back in the day:

Judd Nelson smiles at a party to celebrate "Sweet Sue" at Tavern on the Green
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And here is Judd showing his pearly whites at a 2019 event.

Judd Nelson arrives at a screening of "David Crosby: Remember My Name" in July 18, 2019
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19.Here's an iconic photo of Janet Jackson in London circa 1987:

Janet Jackson poses for a picture in London in 1987
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Here is Janet wearing another fashionable all-black ensemble in 2022.

Janet Jackson arrives at the Barnstable Brown in May 2022
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And here she is captivating the crowd during a performance in July 2022:

Janet Jackson sings and dances at the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture on July 2, 2022

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20.This is '80s teen idol Molly Ringwald in a 1987 picture at just 19 years old:

Molly Ringwald is pictured while attending the 1987 Academy Awards
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This is what Molly looks like in 2022 at age 54:

Molly Ringwald poses at the 2022 Hollywood Beauty Awards
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And here's a selfie of her rocking red lipstick and a cute floral blouse in a photo from May 2022:

21.This is what Rob Lowe looked like in 1987:

Rob Lowe is pictured in New York circa 1987
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This is what Rob looks like now:

Rob Lowe is seen at a Fox event on May 16, 2022
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Here he is in a 2021 shirtless selfie at age 57:

22.This photo shows a smiling George Clooney posing as his Facts of Life character, George Burnett:

George Clooney as George Burnett smiles in a "Facts of Life" image
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This image displays a likewise joyful George, this time in 2021:

George Clooney laughs at the London premiere of "The Tender Bar" on October 10, 2021
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And here is George lovingly looking at his wife, Amal Clooney, at a movie premiere.

Amal Clooney and George Clooney are pictured at the "Tender Bar" premiere on October 03, 2021
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There you have it!

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