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Staying in the spotlight means the world will pay great attention to the way you look. While some celebrities manage to preserve their fine looks or even get better with age, some can’t. Whether it’s bad plastic surgery or bad genes, some can’t fix their ever-changing appearance or can’t recover from mistakes of their youth. Below are 15 celebrities that have aged so poorly you may not even recognize at first.

Image: NY Daily News / Vanity Fair
Image: NY Daily News / Vanity Fair

15. Lindsay Lohan

We hate to be Regina George here, but Lindsay did it all to herself. Back in the early ‘00s she was the cutest and the hottest redhead in show business with both her movie and music careers on the rise. Then she got a taste of the bad girl life and never truly recovered. Sadly, her youthful charm went out the window alongside her panties, credible performances, manners and common sense.

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Image: IMDd/WJLA

14. Mickey Rourke

2008’s The Wrestler proved that Mickey Rourke can still pull off a great performance as an actor, but his days as Hollywood’s sex symbol are long gone. Back in the ‘80s, he was a go-to sexy guy with his roles in erotic flicks like 9 ½ Weeks and Wild Orchid.

He didn’t go under the knife because he wanted to do so — he had to after a lot of the injuries he suffered during his boxing matches. But he could never return to his old looks; these days he looks like a terrifying nightclub bouncer.

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Image: NY Daily News
Image: NY Daily News

13. Steven Tyler

While we do love his cray-cray-rockstar-on-the-loose swag, we have to be honest — these days Steven Tyler looks like a clown on the run. His nose looks weird, his skin is uneven and all of the make-up he refuses to take off only makes the matter worse. We’re not crazy for you, baby.

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