Life isn’t easy on any of us. We may remember celebrities from the way they first appeared on screen but life takes its toll on the rich and famous just as much as it does on each of us. These celebrities have endured the aging process just as all humans must, and the result is that many are not as attractive as they were in their heyday. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s worth remembering that many of these people still have successful careers despite the ravages of old age – looking older doesn’t kill your talent.
From Val Kilmer’s weight gain and disappearance from the big screen to Johnny Depp’s fall from grace (and bad teeth) — here are aging stars who are almost unrecognizable!
Val Kilmer, Hot Stuff
Val Kilmer started out on the stage and then moved into acting. His first screen role was in an ABC Afterschool Special starring opposite a young Michelle Pfeiffer back in 1983.
He would go on to star opposite Tom Cruise in Top Gun by the end of the decade and by the mid-1990s, Val Kilmer was considered to be seriously hot property. He famously beat out 1980s pop icon Michael Hutchence of INXS to play Jim Morrison of The Doors in Oliver Stone’s Blockbuster movie about the band. His role in Heat with De Niro and Pacino is often considered to be his finest.
Val Kilmer Now
The years certainly haven’t been kind to Val’s waistline. He’s packed on the pounds and as he’s become larger, he disappeared from the big and small screens. After years of increasing weight he shocked fans with a dramatic turnaround, claiming on Twitter to be back down to 165 pounds. He also revealed that he’d been through a battle with cancer.
That doesn’t mean that Val’s career is over! In fact, he’s been performing Citizen Twain which is a play of his own creation and stars only him. He even won a Grammy Award for his spoken word work in 2012. Rumors about a sequel to Top Gun could also be an inspiration for getting back into shape.
Sally Struthers, Smoking Hot
Sally Struthers stole American hearts when she played Gloria Stivic, the daughter of Edith and Archie Bunker, in Norman Lear’s groundbreaking sitcom, All in the Family. Though she never expected to land the role at all as it was originally given to Candice Azarra who played Gloria in the pilot episode. Candice was dropped soon after making way for Sally.
Struthers’ Gloria was known for her blonde pigtails and defiant attitude in dealing with her opinionated and overbearing father. From then on in, things were plain sailing for Sally as she became one of the best-loved talents in American TV.