If there is one thing that is true for all of us, it is that time marches on; it waits for no one. While some of us look great when we were younger, it’s not so much the case any longer. Some people try and fight off the hands of time, by working out at the gym or by eating right, but sooner or later things catch up to you.
But for some people, they have it worse than the rest of us. They grew up in the public eye and were idolized by millions. Some were famous for their talent of course, but for most their movie star looks were something upon which they relied. It must be hard to be someone that was thought of as handsome or beautiful by much of the nation and then to age so badly that people don’t even recognize you.
The people on this list know all too well of this sort of drop off in beauty. These are all people that were hugely popular in the 90s, but have aged really badly. So when you look in the mirror you can now tell yourself that maybe, just maybe, you are better looking than a movie star.
Here are 10 stars of the 90s that aged terribly.
10. Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin is the one guy on this list that makes everyone’s list of 90s stars that aged terribly. He has to. I mean what happened? He was one of the biggest stars in the world. He became famous for Home Alone, and Home Alone 2, and then had a series of high profile roles like Richie Rich. Now he looks kind of like a meth addict you would bump into in an alley. And sadly, he wouldn’t even be the most handsome meth addict in the alley nowadays. Sometimes what looks good as a kid, just does not translate well to when someone turns into an adult.
9. Pamela Anderson
Okay this may seem unfair. It isn’t that we expect Pamela to look gorgeous forever. We get it, she is 47 now and has been around. She was on Baywatch in the 90s, and although she is not a big star anymore she has stayed in the public eye because of her relationships with Tommy Lee from Motley Crue and Kid Rock. But the thing is, even though she doesn’t look all that bad for her age, it is obvious how much work she has had done; she doesn’t even look real. Sometimes you just have to be natural and stop fighting age, because sooner or later you lose.
Speaking of being natural and not fighting age, next on the list is Madonna. She was one of the, if not the most, popular performers in the world in the 90s and she looked great, too. But at this point, she just needs to give it up. She seems desperate to try and stay relevant and still look good, and the desperation shows. Madonna is trying way too hard to look good and to still be a star. Let it go, sit back and relax. None of us want to see you on stage when you are 70.
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
DiCaprio‘s star began shining in the 90s. He was the star of many iconic movies, capping it off with Titanic, that was released in 1997. While guys wanted to be like DiCaprio then, and they still do now, it is for a different reason. Back then guys wanted to be like him because he was super attractive. Now guys want to be like him because he is middle-aged and overweight and still gets hot ladies anyway. Leonardo could pull it together before it gets out of hand, or he could be the next Val Kilmer. Only time will tell.
6. Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer has dropped out of sight. He was one of the biggest stars around in the 90s. He was the star of a ton of movies, including Batman Forever. Not only that, but he was thought of as one of the best looking guys in Hollywood. Although he has lost a bit of weight lately, for a while there Kilmer was looking like someone had inflated him with helium. Kilmer is the perfect example of a guy who was on top of the world for a while, then once he was out of the public eye he completely let himself go.
5. Edward Furlong
You might think you don’t know who Edward Furlong is, but if you grew up in the 90s there is a good chance that you do; he was in one of the most popular movies of his time. He played John Connor in the ridiculously popular movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and was in quite a few other popular movies in that decade. Since then, though, it has all gone down hill rather quickly. Furlong not only looks pretty odd nowadays, but he also has had a lot of problems with the law. He has had numerous issues with alcohol and drugs and has served stints in prison because of domestic violence.
4. Jason London
While Jason London might not be the most famous star on this list, his transformation may be one of the biggest, and it wasn’t pretty. He appeared in numerous movies in the 90s; his biggest role was probably in Dazed and Confused. London was talented, and was very good looking. Not so much now. Check out his mugshot after getting arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona for assault and disorderly conduct. According to the police report, he also defecated in his pants in the squad car. Not a good look Jason. Not at all.
3. Russell Crowe
Although Russell Crowe became a huge star after starring in the movie Gladiator in the year 2000, he had been around in film throughout all of the 90s. He is from New Zealand originally, then moved to Australia. No matter, he’a famous around the world. At the time, he was thought of as one of the sexiest leading men anywhere.
Now, just 15 years later, he looks more like someone’s creepy grandfather. Crowe has a reputation for being a tough guy, so I wouldn’t say any of that to his face, but the fact is he has aged a lot over the last 20 years.
2. Joey Fatone
Now this one might be a tad unfair, because Joey really doesn’t look so bad, he just looks older and heavier, like most of us do. But the thing is if you are going to be in one of the biggest boy bands of all time, as Joey was when he was in N*SYNC, then you either get out of the public eye, or you get prepared for people to say you have aged badly. Joey Fatone keeps working, no doubt about that. He has been on Dancing With The Stars and is the announcer on Family Feud, which leads us to believe he either enjoys work or blew all his money. Still, take care of yourself, Joey.
1. Andrew Keegan
Andrew Keegan was a huge TV star in the 90s. He was the star of both Party of 5 and 7th Heaven, and was popular with many a high school girl. He then became big in movies and starred in 10 Things I Hate About You. Now to be fair, Andrew isn’t ugly, but his attractiveness is quickly dissipating. The thing is he was so ridiculously good looking back in the 90s that as a grown man, you’d expect little to change. There’s just something off with his appearance that screams “take care of me dammit.”