But what’s even more intriguing? Discovering that some of today’s biggest stars were just as charming as youngsters. Below, explore a gallery of old Hollywood celebrity baby pictures and scenes from childhood that are sure to evoke a collective “Aww!”
Baby Jamie Lee Curtis (1959)
Little Jamie Lee is seen here with her mom, “Psycho” actress Janet Leigh, and her older sister Kelly. (Not shown: her father, actor Tony Curtis.)
Celebrity baby pictures: Baby Carrie Fisher with her parents (1957)
Here with her parents, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, is little Carrie Fisher (best known as Princess Leia in Star Wars) on the cover of Modern Screen magazine.
Baby Debbie Reynolds
Here’s actress and dancer Debbie as a baby — and she’s also seen above with her own baby!
Young actress Patty Duke
Baby Sean Astin with mom Patty Duke
Celebrity yearbook photos – Usher (Usher Raymond IV)
Christina Aguilera as a child
Young George Clooney
Celebrity yearbook photos – Tom Cruise
Young Toni Braxton
Author Stephen King as a kid
Justin Timberlake as a child
Celebrity yearbook photos – Bruce Lee
Vanessa Williams as a child
Young Bob Hope
Young Elizabeth Taylor on the right
Boxer Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) as a baby (1940s)
Young Gregory Peck
Yvonne De Carlo as a child
REMEMBER THIS? Yvonne De Carlo played Lily on The Munsters
William Holden as a child
Celebrity baby pictures: Fred Astaire as a child dancer
A young Natalie Wood
Samuel L Jackson as a baby (photo repaired and enhanced)
Baby Shaun Cassidy
Baby Elvis Presley with his parents
Around the age of 2, Elvis Aaron Presley, who would later become a monumental figure in the world of music and culture, was an adorable toddler growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi. His parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, were deeply devoted to their only child.
Born in 1935 into modest circumstances, the family shared a close bond, with their little son forming an especially strong attachment to his mother. This early period of Elvis Presley’s life, though far removed from his future fame, laid the foundation for the values and influences that he would carry into his legendary career.
Celebrity baby pictures: Baby Tom Selleck
Actor Cary Grant as a toddler/preschooler
Young Elliot Gould
Young Gene Hackman
Celebrity baby pictures: Baby James Dean
Baby Frank Sinatra in 1916
Twins Kin Shriner and Wil Shriner with their parents in 1955
In 1955, this cute photo captured the young Shriner twins, Kin and Wil, alongside their parents. Their father, Herb Shriner, was a well-known American humorist, radio personality, and television host, famed for his homespun monologues and gentle humor.
Born on December 6, 1953, in New York City, the twin boys would grow to carve out notable careers in the entertainment industry.
Kin Shriner, recognized for his long-standing role as Scott Baldwin on the popular soap opera “General Hospital,” has been a prominent figure in daytime television since the 1970s. His brother, Wil Shriner, took a slightly different path, making a name for himself as a television director, comedian, and game show host.
Celebrity baby pictures: Baby Deborah Kerr
Little Miss Judy Garland (when she was still Frances Gumm)
Baby Gene Kelly around 1913
Young James Caan
Celebrity baby pictures: Baby Robert Redford
Baby Ryan O’Neal
David Niven’s baby picture
A star’s son has pictures of vintage celebrities as children
Article excerpted from Newsweek (October 1976)
Like a lot of restaurateurs, David Niven Jr. has adorned the walls of his London eatery, Drones, with pictures of his famous friends.
There are Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, long before he swept her off her feet in “Daddy Longlegs.” There is the little, big-eyed, Natalie Wood. There is the debonair Edwardian Cary Grant, accompanied by an adoring and shapely chair.
“I remembered Sardi’s collection of caricatures,” says the Drones’ owner, whose own father’s picture is featured among the babes on the wood. “So I decided to have a collection of baby pictures.”
Baby Debra Paget
Actress Lesley Caron on a tricycle
Baby Jerry Lewis