39 Before and After Photos: How Photoshop Transforms Hollywood’s Biggest Stars

Candice Huffine

August 25th, 2018   |   Updated on April 26th, 2023

Photoshop allows young stars to look superhuman and older stars to look like younger versions of themselves.

We often see photos of celebrities that look so flawless, it’s hard to believe they’re even real. Before you start comparing yourselves to them, keep in mind that their photos are usually photoshopped.

A list of celebrity pictures before and after Photoshop – some of them were very scandalous, while others were simply photoshopped by people on the websites. Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian – they’re all there. Prepare to be shocked!

1. Angelina Jolie

Celebrities Before And After Photoshop Who Set Unrealistic Beauty Standards” Yes. Correct. Angelina sets unrealistic beauty standards. Both with and without Photoshop.

Angelina Jolie Before and After Photoshop


2. Kim Cattrall

She looked great in the first photo! Those are laughter lines that add character to her face. Why would they want to erase her experience? The retouched picture looks too plastic. These unrealistic images will just make women feel insecure about aging because it’s difficult to find positive examples of it in the media. Of course a 60 year old will have wrinkles and there’s nothing wrong with that!

Kim Cattrall Before and After Photoshop


3. Candice Huffine

She looks real on the left but can’t say “fabulous” is what comes to my mind. Looks to me that is not the flattering outfit.

Candice Huffine Before and After Photoshop


4. Britney Spears

All celebrities have hair extensions added for special occasions and photo shoots. So what? That’s the business they’re in. It’s competitive and for a singer/dancer and celebrity who is followed by the paparazzi just waiting for a bad picture you should give the girl a break!

Britney Spears Before and After Photoshop


5. Madonna

Time to get your eyes checked then!!! Cindy is merely 50, this scary sight is nearly 60. Cindy looks way better and more natural than this botoxed buffoon.

Madonna Before and After Photoshop


We do not accept even skin imperfections. and then the girls will massacre to try to reach a perfection that does not exist, while such a beautiful woman would not need any retouching.

Beyonce Before and After Photoshop


7. Justin Bieber

Every time I see this ad, I can’t help but think of Kate McKinnon, who makes a way hotter Justin Bieber, than Justin Bieber LOL

Justin Bieber Before and After Photoshop


8. Cindy Crawford

She used to be a model My own 52-year-old gym trainer doesn’t look like her, way better… I wonder why Cindy looks like that in the first pic.

Cindy Crawford Before and After Photoshop


9. Penelope Cruz

Heavy-handed edit. No problem with modest changes to improve an image from a photographic perspective, but essential to keep it reasonably close to original.

Penelope Cruz Before and After Photoshop


10. Fergie

She looks better in the before shot.

Fergie Before and After Photoshop


11. Keira Knightley

I love her movie the duchess it’s my favorite and then the other movie the hole is also good.

Keira Knightley Before and After Photoshop


12. Katy Perry

She’s gorgeous in the first one, all Photoshopping does is make everyone look like they’re unreal somehow… Or we’re all looking through a film at the pics…

Katy Perry Before and After Photoshop


13. Jennifer Lawrence

I can’t believe they retouched her hands! They slimmed her hand and made her fingers longer and skinnier… Smh

Jennifer Lawrence Before and After Photoshop


14. Faith Hill

She was just lovely before. They smoothed out her complexion, that’s cool, but she’s already slender, why make her arms and waist smaller? Even her forearm? Overkill.

Faith Hill Before and After Photoshop


15. Lindsay Lohan

I miss young Lindsay!!Remember The Parent Trap??she was so cuuuuttteee.

Lindsay Lohan Before and After Photoshop


16. Miley Cyrus

she looks better in the before pic. like a real person.

Miley Cyrus Before and After Photoshop


17. Kristen Stewart

I LOVE that they photoshopped her with a CLOSED MOUTH!! LOL They realize that we are sick to death of seeing her with her mouth half open!

Kristen Stewart Before and After Photoshop


18. Miranda Kerr

She just needs blotting tissues. lol

Miranda Kerr Before and After Photoshop


19. Avril Lavigne

She looks great in original.

Avril Lavigne Before and After Photoshop


21. Kate Winslet

Kate is gorgeous, no need for airbrush..

Kate Winslet Before and After Photoshop


22. Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani Before and After Photoshop


23. Meghan Trainor

Wow, they took part of her waist and put it into her leg…ugh. Plus, her hair looks more lively in the first one, the second one is like she’s posing and not moving

Meghan Trainor Before and After Photoshop


24. Lady Gaga

Out of everyone, she isn’t that bad. Just looks like she has makeup on.

Lady Gaga Before and After Photoshop


25. Nina Garcia

Left is better! more natural.

Nina Garcia Before and After Photoshop


26. Zendaya

Anyone notice that her left leg is darker than her right? Or is that just normal?

Zendaya Before and After Photoshop


27. Jennifer Aniston

She’s already beautiful. Why the need to photoshop her or anyone else?

Jennifer Aniston Before and After Photoshop


28. Eva Mendez

I’m really surprised at some of these originals….a good photographer should know how to light their subject properly so any ‘editing’ should be minimal

Eva Mendez Before and After Photoshop


29. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Before and After Photoshop


30. Prince George

Ok, this is a matter of changing the contrast and saturation. It is not what I would call a total shop. They merely made the pic look warmer. Although, the eyes are a bit suspicious.

Prince George Before and After Photoshop


31. Nicole Scherzinger

can’t get WHY would they need to retouch the picture! She looks awesome! I wish I had a bdoy like that!

Nicole Scherzinger Before and After Photoshop


32. Kate Middleton

She’s already thin enough!! Cheeks are too red!

Kate Middleton Before and After Photoshop


33. Natalie Portman

She’s so beautiful in the first one. In the second they made a photoshoped make up…

Natalie Portman Before and After Photoshop


34. Serena Williams

Serena Williams doesn’t need photoshop! She is hot AF in the first pic!

Serena Williams Before and After Photoshop


35. Selena Gomez


Selena Gomez Before and After Photoshop


36. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah pulled a reverse Michael Jackson! lol

Oprah Winfrey Before and After Photoshop


37. Emma Watson

She looks ridiculous…. emma’s already beautiful

Emma Watson Before and After Photoshop


38. Leighton Meester

Wait… so she went natural and someone added makeup. WHY? she is beautiful!

Leighton Meester Before and After Photoshop


39. Sharon Stone

Age is beautiful, no need to photoshop!

Sharon Stone Before and After Photoshop