Today’s adults have often referred to the 1980s and 1990s as the Golden age of the Cultural Revolution. Many of the celebrities back then have retained and even maximized their glory through the past decades. Many have met untimely demises and are still remembered lovingly by fans. And again, many have faded out of the spotlight with newer advents.
This attempts to create a walk down memory lane for the older generation and a run-in with the past-greats for Gen-Y. The images, courtesy of different photo restorers and eager, loving fans, recreate the latest snaps of the 15 select celebs to mirror their childhood faces, constructed using AI and photo-editing apps by blogger Hidreley Diao.
1. Michael Jackson
MJ dominated the stage as the widely-acclaimed ‘King of Pop’ right from the 1970s. His album sales hit the stratosphere, and even today’s youth cannot deny his music’s intense appeal. He also changed the very essence of dance with his slick graceful moves. Sadly, he died of improper drug administration.
The ‘Hung Up’ singer requires no introduction. In every sense, she was the lady of the stage in the male-dominated 80s and blew away the audience with her unique, powerful vocals. She is still in action, wowing millions.
3. Whitney Houston
The Woman with the Magic Voice was one of the most awarded female singers of all time. She met a tragic death by accidental drowning.
4. Demi Moore
She rose from a childhood of abuse to a goddess of the silver screen, starring in Ghost, If these Walls could Talk, Margin Call, among others.
5. Cyndi Lauper
The first modern woman singer, flaunting a 40-year career, she is a social icon.
6. Michael J. Fox
Best known for his character in ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy, the seasoned actor was forced to retire due to Parkinson’s worsening case.
7. Olivia Newton-John
She mesmerized the world with her voice. Prominent works include Grease, Xanadu, Glee. She survived cancer and continues to inspire with her creativity.
8. Boy George
Incredibly popular among teenage girls in the 90s, he is accredited for The Crying Game, Everything I own, etc.
9. Sigourney Weaver
One of the first action-genre heroines, she starred in the Alien anthology and Avatar films. She is still in action.
10. Meg Ryan
She entered the industry in the 90s. Best known films are City of Angels, You’ve got Mail, & When Harry met Sally.
11. Diana Ross
She rose to fame as the lead vocalist of girl-band The Supremes. She was prominent in the 70s till the 90s with hits like Lady Sings the Blues, The Wiz, Mahogany, etc.
12. Geena Davis
‘The Accidental Tourist’ actress was versatile in her roles. Her ‘Thelma & Louise’ is still a popular movie-night choice.
13. Tina Turner
A rock-queen, she stood for power, sending shockwaves with Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Tommy—a real living legend.
14. Brooke Shields
Accoladed for Pretty Baby, The Blue Lagoon & That 70s Show, the audience fell for her acting’s reality and relatability.
15. Natassja Kinski
By nature a global actress, is best known for method-acting in Tess, Cat People, Paris, Texas, etc.