Celebrities were once normal students who went to high school. Which means that they didn’t always have a team of people to do their hair and makeup. Instead, they had to do it all by themselves.
They also had memories of going to a prom, and even better, took the standard awkward prom pictures. Here are 40 celebrities with the most adorable prom pictures.
1) Will Ferrell
Looks like Will Ferrell was always a funny guy. Here he is rocking a tiara for prom night. What a beautiful smile on his date.
Here is Rihanna looking as beautiful as ever in blue. The only thing that is dating her in this photo is her hair. And his hair too.
3) Taylor Swift
Here was have Taylor Swift. This is definitely an old school Tay Tay photo with that curly hair. I wonder if there is a song written about this dude.
4) Natalie Portman
This is Natalie Portman during her prom. Not sure if she took a date or not but here she is sans date. What a unique sparkling prom outfit.
5) Harry Styles
English singer songwriter Harry Styles got his start on X Factor before he joined the band One Direction. His prom date here was the envy of many young girls. He was known as “the flirt” of the group.
6) Sandra Bullock
Here is a smiling Sandra Bullock at her prom. Look at that sweet braid. She looks like she’s trying to nervously deflect an incoming kiss.
7) Jaden Smith
This is Jaden Smith. The son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. He’s looking elegant in the long skirt he wore to his prom.
8) Bella Thorne
This is Bella Thorne and her prom date. They look like they are going to have a happy time. Love the way her hair goes with that dress.
9) Reese Witherspoon
Here we have a teenage Reese Witherspoon. She’s looking demure in black. How retro is that lipstick?
10) Amy Poehler
This is the incredible Amy Poehler exiting her prom limo. She looks retro as hell. Look at this hair.
11) Matthew McConaughey
Here we have a baby faced Matthew McConaughey. And his totally 80s (maybe early 90s) prom date. You just don’t see puffy shoulder work like that anymore.
12) Blake Lively
Blake Lively was looking quite joyous at her prom. She also looks like a sparkley princess. All pretty in pink.
13) Lizzy Caplan
Actress Lizzy Caplan looked super rock and roll at her prom. Nineties style. She even matched her date with some sweet cow prints.
14) Gigi Hadid
Here is an entire collage of Gigi Hadid at her prom. She looks pretty conservative in her red dress. She looks like a politician’s daughter.
15) Kobe Bryant and Brandy
This celebrity prom photo is a two-fer. It’s Kobe Bryant and Brandy. They went to prom together.
16) Lady Gaga
We’re not used to seeing her with such dark hair. But this is Lady Gaga. She looks like she could step right on to the red carpet.
17) Kim Kardashian and T.J. Jackson
Here we have another twofer. It’s Kim Kardashian and T.J. Jackson. Kim K looks almost unrecognizable.
18) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep looking much more casual than her prom date. She looks super cool here. And super sixties…. seventies? Definitely retro.
19) Jon Hamm
This is a freshedfaced Jon Hamm. He and his prom date look like they’re having a good old time. He looks so young.
20) Michelle Obama
This is another super old school photo. The prom photo in the wicker chair. One thing that has never changed is Michelle Obama’s fierceness.
21) Jessica Alba
Here we have Jessica Alba. She looks like a fairytale princess. Is she playing a role or at her prom?
22) Brad Pitt
This is Brad Pitt’s prom photo. He looks almost unrecognizable. I love how he matches his date.
23) Jennifer Nettles
This is a happy Jennifer Nettles on her prom day. Look… at… those.. shoulder… pads. They are incredible.
24) Britney Spears
Here is Britney Spears in her prom dress. She looks like a Miss America contestant. The halter top and that updo is awesomely 90s.
25) Jennifer Aniston
Here is Jennifer Aniston at her prom. She looks glowing. She even had a cool haircut back then.
26) Robin Wright
We have Robin Wright in a classic prom pose here. She looks like she’s prepping for her role as Princess Buttercup. Got the crown and everything.
27) Halle Berry
Here is Halle Berry at her prom. Looking like a queen. Even then she had men fawning over her.
28) George Clooney
This is George Clooney’s happy prom photo. He looks so young here. Gotta love that mullet.
29) Lindsay Lohan
Here is Lindsay Lohan on her prom night. She is certainly beautiful. She definitely stands out from the crowd here.
Fergie looks very statuesque in her prom photo. I guess she’s always looked like a star. She has a whole fan club of men behind her.
31) Ashton Kutcher
If you look closely enough, you’ll see that this is Ashton Kutcher’s prom photo. He is quite the party animal. Here he is tearing up the dance floor.
32) Faith Hill
This isn’t a wedding photo. It’s Faith Hill’s prom photo. She looks as beautiful as a bride.
33) Carrie Underwood
Here is Carrie Underwood’s prom photo. She looks all American as can be. Like your typical American teenager.
34) Ellen DeGeneres
If you can see through the blur, you’ll see Ellen DeGeneres. She’s wearing an awesome dress for her prom. And she has a dude in a bow tie as her prom date.
35) Claire Danes
Here’s Claire Danes’ prom photo. She’s sporting some ultra 90s blonde streaks. This could be a picture straight out of My So Called Life.
36) Demi Lovato
Here’s singer Demi Lovato on her prom night. Posing in front of her prom chariot. That dress is stunning.
37) Courtney Cox
Apparently Courtney Cox was CeCe Cox back in the day. Here she is in a conservtive looking prom dress. You can barely tell who it is with that hair.
38) Debra Messing
Again, these are some killer shoulder pads. Not sure how Debra Messing pulled this off. How does she look younger now than she does in this photo?
39) Danielle Fishel and Lance Bass
This is another celebrity prom couple. It’s Danielle Fishel and Lance Bass. They both look gorgeous.
This is the Queen B’s prom photo. Beyoncé hasn’t really aged a day. She’s forever fabulous.