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Celebrities Then and Now is a category dedicated to Celebrities when they were young and their growth through the years as professionals and their claim to fame.

Whitney Houston as a child portrait

Whitney Houston as a child portrait

Name: Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Date of Birth : 9th August 1963
Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey
Siblings: Brothers Michael and Gary (half brother)
Height : 5′ 8″
Religion: Baptist
Occupation: Singer/actress
Instruments: Piano
Nickname: Nippy, The Voice

Pardon my subjective attitude in certain moments, but we could say that this article is written by one of her many, many fans.

How strange are the ways of God… This R&B pop queen, the greatest singer of all times, with astonishing vocal abilities has first started singing in the local church at the age of 11 in Newark. Now, 37 years after, her last album is called I Look To You. Again you’ll see, God  and her religion had an important role in her life. She was no stranger to gospel, her voice was had the strength of it underneath. She’d brought a special energy into any song and you could feel that by the shudder on your skin.

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Robert Pattinson in preparatory school

Robert Pattinson in preparatory school

Full Name: Robert Thomas Pattinson
Birthdate: May 13 1986
Hometown: London, England
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue/Gray
Height: 6’1 (185 cm)
Horoscope sign: Taurus
Nicknames: Rob, RPattz, Spunk Ransom
Siblings: Older sisters Lizzy and Victoria
Instruments: Piano and Guitar
Sports: Football, Skiing, Snowboarding, and more
Theatre Roles: Macbeth, Anything Goes, Our Town, and Tess of the D’Urbevilles
Movie Roles/Claim to Fame: The Ring Of The Nibelungs, Vanity Fair, Goblet of Fire, The Haunted Airman, The Summer House, The Bad Mother’s Handbook, How To Be, Little Ashes, Twilight, New Moon, Remember Me, Unbound Captives
Acting Inspiration: Jack Nicholson

Robert Pattinson was born in London, on May 13 1986, from his parents Claire and Robert Pattinson. His mother Claire worked for a modeling agency and his father, Robert, imported cars from the U.S. He showed interest in acting in his early age as he got involved in amateur theatre through the Barnes Theatre Company. Pattinson started in the backstage as an assistant and later took on acting roles as he became more comfortable with the whole theather and acting scene. Robert Pattinson’s first small breakthrough was in a production of Tess of the D’Urbervilles where he caught the attention of an acting agent and began looking for professional roles. Growing up he was a highly skilled sportsman, taking part in every sport from football and athletics to skiing and snowboarding. Robert Pattinson also had a talent for music as he played guitar and keyboards. Robert has two sisters, both older then him, Lizzy and Victoria Pattinson.

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Barack Obama as a child

Barack Obama as a child

Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Birth Date: August 4, 1961
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii.
Nationality: American
Height: 6’2 1/2″
Education: Local schools in Jakarta and Punahou School in Honolulu; graduate of Columbia University, NY(majored in political science) and Harvard Law School
Claim to fame: as the President of United States of America (1994)

Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father, also named Barack Obama, was born and raised in Kenya where he herded goats with his own father… I guess he wasn’t too creative when naming his son..lol.. Ok, let’s carry on with the story..

Barack’s mother, Ann Dunham, grew up in a small town in Kansas. These two people, from very different backgrounds, probably never dreamed in their earliest years that their destinies will meet at the University of Hawaii which will later lead to the birth of the first African-American President of USA.

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Jennifer Aniston in her young days
Jennifer Aniston in her young days

Full Name: Jennifer Joanna Aniston
Birth Date: February 11, 1969
Birth Place: Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 5 1/2″
Education: Rudolph Steiner School in New York, N.Y.; High School of the Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York (attended night classes; majored in Psychology) Fiorello La Guardia School of Music Art & Performing Arts, New York City
Claim to fame: as Rachel Green on TV Series Friends (1994)

We can all thank Jennifer`s father that he decided to move with his family from Greece to New York when she was just a one year old baby, because he enabled the development of a rare Hollywood talent. In the meantime, Jennifer has become perhaps one of the most popular television actresses of her era. She found television stardom on the hit sitcom “Friends” (1994-2004), playing Rachel Green, the spoiled rich girl making her way in life as a waitress. From the first season until its last, one decade later, “Friends” was one of the most watched and discussed sitcoms on TV, and no one could have ever predicted this. After success with “Friends”, she continued her acting career in features that allowed her to display a wider array of talent. Continue reading the article to find out more about her family, her childhood and her school days, as well as details from her way to stardom.
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Full Name: David Robert Joseph Beckham
Birth Date: May 2, 1975
Birth Place: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
Nationality: English
Education: Chase Lane Primary School and Chingford Foundation School
Height: 182cm (6ft)
Weight: 74kg
Eyes: Hazel
Marital Status: married to Victoria Caroline Adams Beckham
Children: 3 sons – Brooklyn Joseph, born Mar 4, 1999, Romeo James, born Sept 1, 2002, Cruz David born Feb 20, 2005

Could you say that young boy on the picture is one of the most celebrated and successful football athletes of his era? There was really huge amount of work and self control involved to reach this title, but everything is possible when you have vision. David Beckham had his vision, and through the years he realized it. Kid which was once rejected for a spot in the junior English league on account for being considered «too small» eventually became most famous English football player of all time. Everything started when one of the country’s most celebrated teams, took an interest in him, and Beckham entered the legendary Manchester United club organization as a 14-year-old recruit in its development league in 1989. Read further to find out the most interesting details from his birth until he became world known celebrity, both on and off football field.

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Full Name: Angelina Jolie Voight
Nicknames: Angie, Catwoman, Ange, AJ
Birth Date: June 4, 1975.
Nationality: American
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Education: graduated from Beverly Hills High School, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New Yor University(majored in film)
Occupation: Actress

What to say about Angelina Jolie? This wild in the heart and unique woman is one of the most popular actresses at the moment, on and off screen. Her private life is heavily exposed since her relationship with Brad Pitt and giving birth to her biological children Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. She also gathered attention adopting children from undeveloped countries and saving them from hunger and poverty (Maddox, Pax, and Zahara). Jolie has promoted humanitarian causes throughout the world, and is noted for her work with refugees through UNHCR.

It is time to find out more about her way to fame, Hollywood success, relationships and her children.

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Full Name: Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Birth Date: November 11, 1974.
Nationality: American
Birth Place: Hollywood, CA, USA
Education: Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA
Center for Enriched Studies in Los Angeles, CA, John Marshall High School in L.A., CA
Religion: Catholic
Occupation: Actor
Claim to fame: as Toby in This Boy’s Life (1993)

This Hollywood superstar with Italian and German roots has really amazing list of roles in numerous blockbusters like “Titanic”, “The Aviator”, “Catch me if you can”, “Gangs of the New York”, “The Beach” etc. I am sure that most of you watched mentioned movies, but do you know how Leonardo became movie superstar? Where did he come from and what did he do before it was revealed that he is talented actor? I tried to collect most interesting facts about his life, and I am sure that his childhood pictures are the most attractive from all celebrity pictures on this site until now.
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Full Name: Jessica Ann Simpson
Born: July 10, 1980.
Nationality: USA
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas
Education: Richardson North Junior High (graduated in 1995.), J.J. Pearce High School (1995-1998).
Religion: Christian
Occupation: Singer, Actor

I have finally collected the most interesting pictures and things about Jessica and finished this post. Beside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, she is one of the most famous pop icons of the moment. She even had similar way to success like the other two mentioned singers. From early auditions to Newlyweds with Nick and her movie roles, everything is on one place…

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Full Name: Paris Whitney Hilton
Born:
February 17, 1981
Nationality:
USA
Birthplace:
New York City
Education
: Marywood-Palm Valley School; Dwight School in New York; Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California; Professional Children’s School in New York
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Occupation:
Socialite, model, actress, author, recording artist, fashion designer

I am sure that Paris Hilton doesn`t need any kind of introduction. I mean, if you didn`t hear about this hotel empire wild heiress, you probably lived in cave or something for last few years. Here you can read a lot of cool facts that I collected about her life that you didn`t know before. I started from her younger age when she wasn`t so famous (I can`t write down when she wasn`t so rich, because she was born rich:), like with schools which she attended, where did she live back then, and when she started modeling, all the way to these days fresh stuff. Also read most interesting love stories about her, and many more…
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Full Name: Lindsay Dee Lohan
Born:
July 2, 1986
Nationality:
USA
Birthplace:
New York City
Education
: Sanford H. Calhoun High School, Laurel Springs School
Religion:
Catholic
Occupation:
Actress, model, singer

Although she is still only at age 21, Lindsay Lohan became planetary popular long time ago. She started with show business as a child fashion model for magazine advertisement and various television commercials. Because of fact that she became famous practically as a child, she fall into some serious problems with alcohol, drugs and rehabs. This is not unusual with young film or music stars which became overexposed in media and magazines to have such problems. Despite she has recently been involved in a series of personal problems, Lindsay revealed that she’s now been signed up to star in a new comedy film. In this post you can read everything about her childhood and Holywood beginnings.

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