Think of some of the hottest celebrities from the 1970s and 1980s. Now think about what those stars look like now. As we kick off the year 2017, it is time to take a look at what some of the most famous celebrities are doing these days. While we have starlets such as Ariana Grande and Emma Stone, we also have the veterans such as Madonna, Steven Tyler, and John Travolta. They were super hot decades ago, and they are still on the circuit these days. However, their looks have diminished and some of them are looking quite old and worn out. Check it out with our list of 15 Hollywood Stars Who Are Aging Horribly. You will also notice that we have some celebs on this list who aren’t even that old; they are just maturing terribly and we wanted to include them on our list (we’re looking at you, Lindsay Lohan!)
Now, we don’t want to send a message that getting older is a bad thing. After all, it is only human, and a natural process that we all go through. Even animals get older and their movements slow. Age brings with it a higher risk of disease, greater awareness of one’s mortality, and perhaps a change in character or attitude. We’ll see how these things play out with the celebrities on our list! No matter your age, we don’t want you to get down on yourself about each passing birthday. Celebrate and know that at least you aren’t under a microscope like these Hollywood stars!
58 years after the world was graced with the birth of Madonna, she is still keeping up with the times. That isn’t to say that she has taken on the appearance of an older woman. Madonna is almost 60 years old, of course she looks old and tired! That doesn’t mean she isn’t trying her best to stay relevant and hot. But a lot of times, her efforts to be “hot” end up being a bit disturbing. Do we really need to see an aging singer in spandex and leotards? No thanks! We keep seeing Madonna grace the stage in sparkly and age-inappropriate costumes, but hey, at least she is still performing, so more power to her! On the other hand, the efforts to stay youthful and sexy need to go. It only makes Madonna look older than she already is, and if she adopted a more mature look and attitude, then we think she would age more gracefully.
14 Mickey Rourke
Acting, boxing, screenwriting...Mickey Rourke has had quite a life. He has had leading roles in films and starred in several hit productions, including The Rainmaker, Get Carter, Man on Fire, and The Pledge, among others. He has also helped to write several works, and with his boxing repertoire, you might expect that Rourke would transition into middle age quite seamlessly. Wrong. Rourke is looking nothing like his old self, and he has not taken well to his 60s (the actor is currently 64 years old.) Rourke still has that long straggly hair, which just looks way too greasy and gross to touch, and his facial hair leaves him looking more disgruntled than dapper. Rourke has also put on some weight, making him a shadow of his boxing days. Somehow, Rourke has been in a romantic relationship with a model, Anastassija Makarenko. Perhaps she is looking for social status rather than attraction?
13 Carrot Top
What if we told you that Carrot Top is now in his 50s? Yes, it’s true! The guy who used to tell you dial 1-800-ATT is now a middle-aged dude, and he is ... weird. We mean weirder than he was! Carrot Top underwent some sort of strange surgery and now his eyebrows look drawn on and his cheekbones are way too lifted. His hair is also still too orange. It is quite apparent that Carrot Top went under the knife, but why? He must have felt the impending doom of - gasp! - getting older, and he didn’t want to have to go through that torment. So now he goes through the torment and humiliation of looking downright absurd. Sorry, but the look this celeb is rocking now is scary and does nothing to make him look natural or appealing. This makes his aging process even more jarring, and we’re nervous about what he’ll look like in a few more years.
12 Ozzy Osbourne
Years of cocaine and hard drug use will do a number on your appearance. Case in point: rocker Ozzy Osbourne. Back in the good ol’ days, he was quite a sight for the ladies, plus he was a total rocker with some great vocals. Fast forward to present day and it is clear that Ozzy has seen better days. At 68 years of age, it is about time that we start noticing the fine lines, the wrinkles, the saggy bags, and just the old jowls and movements of a senior citizen. That isn’t to say that Ozzy still doesn’t have his fans; die hard fans who will always be Ozzy fans. In 2014, the celeb penned a book called Memoirs of a Madman, giving more insight into his hardcore lifestyle and career. The early 2010s saw Ozzy reuniting with his bandmates and doing other publicity work. Lately though, he has been on the down-low, and that’s probably due to his old age. Ozzy will always be a rocker, but he is definitely looking tired, and perhaps it is time for him to just take it easy.
11 Jack Nicholson
We must admit, Jack Nicholson is one of the great actors of Hollywood. He is versatile and he has great staying power. We do need to point out though that he has been dwindling for the past few years. He is now 79 years old (can you believe it?) and his last film credits were in 2010, when he starred in I’m Still Here and How Do You Know. That isn’t to say that he has thrown in the towel. In fact, in 2015, Jack Nicholson was one of the guest stars on Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special. Without the film and television appearances in recent years, what has the celeb been up to? Well, being a father and grandfather. He has said that children bring so much more quality to his life, and it is that spirit that has probably helped him get to this ripe age. While he is happy it seems, he does look like he has a lot of wear and tear. Can you blame an elderly man for looking old though?
10 Alec Baldwin
Remember when Alec Baldwin said that he was getting away from Hollywood forever? Well, what happened, dude? The 58-year-old actor is still in the Hollywood circuit, and he has in fact been in the public eye, even after he denounced it in an open letter. Baldwin writes for the Huffington Post, he has co-starred in several films lately, and he is constantly on the silver screen as the host of the reimagined game show Match Game. Yet just because Baldwin is keeping himself active in the entertainment industry, he appears to be doing poorly in the health division. Baldwin looks much older than 58, which is interesting considering that he is married to a cute yoga instructor. In fact, the couple has three children together, with the youngest one being born only in 2016. It looks like Baldwin is okay with being an old father and good for him for getting some action.
9 Mel Gibson
At 61 years of age, Mel Gibson is not exactly the most prolific person in Hollywood. Still, he has quite a lot of criticism and acclaim under his belt. Throughout the decades, Gibson has been angering, confusing, and amazing audiences and the public with his work and his outspoken words. His Lethal Weapon and Mad Max days are long gone, but Gibson also took up producing and directing, giving us films such as The Passion of the Christ. Yet there are also strings of controversies surrounding Gibson. Anti-Semitic rants, homophobic slurs, and sexist viewpoints have plagued Gibson’s career, and he is known for being quite an ass. On more than one occasion, Gibson has had to publicly apologize for his words and actions, and several arrests and drinking and driving cases have tarnished his image -both literally and figuratively. Gibson looks old and scraggly, and his career is quite cold now.
8 Val Kilmer
57-year-old actor Val Kilmer was quite a hottie back in the day. He is most notable for his roles in films such as Top Gun, Real Genius, Heat, and Batman Forever. By the time the new millennium came around, Kilmer was not as hot as he used to be. Plus he was getting up there in years, which might have contributed to his decline in popular film roles. He all but disappeared from the Hollywood circuit, and not too many people noticed. When he finally did return, the first thing that people took note of was that Val Kilmer was old. He face was fuller, his body was heftier, and he had the tired eyes of a guy getting ready to morph out of middle age. He kept acting into the 2000s, but things quickly simmered down for Kilmer, and we really didn’t see much of him. That is until the paparazzi snapped some revealing photos of Kilmer, showing him looking sickly and fragile. Rumor has it that he is battling throat cancer.
7 Keith Richards
If you want to see what years of drug use look like, then just take a peek at Keith Richards - if you dare! The 73-year-old Rolling Stones musician is looking downright scary these days, and not just old man scary. Old people aren’t creepy, but Richards looks like his entire face holds the effects of illicit substance abuse. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Richards was busted for drug possession and use, and his heavy abusing has definitely taken a toll on the celeb. Also showing his age are his opinions in the music world. Richards has openly declared that he hates rap and hip hop, two music genres that continue to grow and evolve. This declaration partly shows just how old Richards is. We would expect a 70-something-year-old person to decry rap and hip hop, but Richards is a talented musician! He should see the merit in these musical art styles.
6 Axl Rose
Did you have a crush on Axl Rose back in the day? Hey, don’t worry; you weren’t alone. Plenty of fans were fawning over Axl Rose and his band, Guns N’ Roses. Even to this day, people still are devout Guns N’ Roses fans, and are constantly on the look-out for concerts and reunion tours from the band. However, Axl Rose is looking pretty worn out and tired these days. He is only 54 years old, but he looks much older. In fact we were a bit surprised to learn that he is relatively young, because his appearance says something else entirely. With his significant weight gain, straggly facial hair, and tired skin, he is not looking very ready to rock the big stage. Yet he and Guns N’ Roses have had a nice couple of years lately. In 2012, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tours with his bandmates have kept Axl Rose in the rock circuit, but his age continues to plague him.
5 Steven Tyler
What is Steven Tyler up to these days? Being a 68-year-old rocker who is trying really hard to stay relevant. We know that Steven Tyler is a rock icon, and as the leader singer of Aerosmith, he will forever have a spot in music history. Yet we think it is about time that Tyler cool it and just let the others take over. He doesn’t have to be in the spotlight all the time, and to be quite honest, we are getting a bit tired from his screeches and screams. Do you remember his rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner? Jeez. However, it doesn’t look as though we will be seeing Tyler take a backseat to other rockers any time soon. He released his first solo country album and joined the other members of Aerosmith for a reunion tour. Never underestimate the power of old guys who want to hold onto their youthful success. So if you see a dilapidated old guy with sagging tan skin screaming his face off, you know who it is.
4 Donatella Versace
At 61 years old, Donatella Versace should be look a bit old, but she is way beyond her years. The Italian fashion mogul looks nothing like the brand that she is supposed to be representing. Instead, she let substance abuse and stress get to her and the results are not pretty. As the Vice President of Versace, she owns 20% of the business and has some serious power and influence there. However, it seems that she is dwindling in her capacity to maintain that position. Heavy smoking and drug use from days gone by are finally taking their toll on Donatella, and in fact, it is quite scary to see her in person. Even photographs of the fashion head honcho look disturbing. Donatella has saggy, leathery, overly-tanned skin, as well as ugly bleached blonde hair and huge lips that don’t fit her face. This is supposed to be a world renown fashion designer? Yikes.
3 Mariah Carey
The 47-year-old singer is clearly not as hot as she used to be, both in looks and in vocals. On New Year’s Eve, Mariah was giving a performance to the huge crowds at New York City’s Times Square. She was all decked out in her glittery costume, with her toned male backup dancers, and then things went haywire. Mariah’s technical sound equipment went on the fritz and the singer seriously struggled through her song, “Emotions” while trying to figure things out on stage. In the end, it was a really embarrassing and awkward performance, one that no one would ever want to pay for. Add to that the fact that Mariah’s concert was broadcast all over the airwaves for New Year’s 2017! The singer looked increasingly irritated and we did end up feeling sorry for her. Anyway, besides that, Mariah seems to be clinging to youth for as long as she can, but the effect looks more desperate than anything else. Own your age and flaunt it!
2 John Travolta
Okay, so what has John Travolta been up to lately? Getting old, of course! Well, he has been doing some other stuff. In 2016 he starred in I Am Wrath, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and In a Valley of Violence, and his 2017 is slated to include The Life and Death of John Gotti. Even so, Travolta has just been getting old and easily winded, after all he is heading for seniority. At 62 years of age, he is not as attractive as he used to be, but back in the day...man, he was hot! Travolta is most well-known for his roles in hit films such as Pulp Fiction, Grease, and Saturday Night Fever. He was a total heartthrob back in the day, and the 1970s were his golden period. Ever since then he has been declining, although he had some ups and downs in between. Unfortunately, one thing that Travolta is good at is creeping out younger ladies.
1 Lindsay Lohan
Over and over again we witness actress Lindsay Lohan making a complete and utter fool of herself. Towards the end of 2016, the celeb returned from a trip to Syria and had adopted a strange accent that was somewhere between Mediterranean and British. People were floored and there were quite a few jabs taken at her. That wasn’t all though. Lindsay opened 2017 with a bang by penning a poem from her heart about how she truly feels about the Syrian Refugee Crisis...only the writing ended up doing more harm than good. Lindsay’s quick transformation into an outspoken advocate for Syrian refugees was jarring, and her poem was posted to Instagram right after the ISIS terrorist attack in Syria on New Year’s. Besides her declining mental cognition, Lindsay also looks like a shell of herself. It’s a shame too, because she is just moving into her 30s and should be really enjoying her life, not looking years older and making people scratch their heads whenever she speaks.
Sources: papermag.com, detroitnews.com
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