These Incredible Portraits Show What Stars Would Look Like If They Were Alive Today

By Nick Hadji 11 months ago

1. Princess Diana

Image Source/ The NationalPrincess Diana tragically died in a car accident on 31st August 1997 when she was just 36. Alper, a digital photographer and artist, has created an image of what she would have looked like now if she was still alive. The Princess of Wales would be 61 now.Original content sourced from

2. Freddy Mercury

Image Source/ ConsequenceFreddie Mercury, the famous singer and front man for Queen, died on 24th November 1991 from complications related to AIDS. A loss that is still felt to this day! He would be 77 years old if he was still around today. Take a look at what could have been...

3. John Lennon

Image Source/ ConsequenceJohn Lennon was shot and killed on December 8th 1980 but Mark Chapman. He was 40 years old and the first of The Beatles to sadly leave this world. He would be 82 if he was still around to play now. This is what Alper thinks he would have looked like!

4. Michael Jackson

Image Source/ Rolling Stone IndiaMichael Jackson died on 25th June 2009 at the age of 50. The 'King of Pop' is still regarded as one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century. He began his career as part of the Jackson 5 but ended it as a solo artist. He died from an overdose on benzodiazepine in LA.

5. Elvis Presley

Image Source/ BuzzFeedThe famous Elvis Presley died when he was just 42 years old from cardiac arrest. The 'King of Rock and Roll' would be 87 years old today. You can still visit Graceland, his mansion in Tennessee where he died, if you wanted to pay tribute to the King.

6. Amy Winehouse

Image Source/ MARCAAfter a reported alcohol overdose in 2011, Amy Winehouse died at 27 years old. Her music is still well played and well loved across the world. She would be 38 now, and here is what she could have looked like if she was still around. She is beautiful!

7. Jimi Hendrix

Image Source/ GuitarJimi Hendrix would be 79 years old if he was still around today. He died officially of asphyxiation on 18th September 1970. Basically, that means he choked on his own vomit after an overdose on sleeping tablets. It was said he took around 18 times the recommended amount!

8. David Bowie

Image Source/ InstagramHidreley Diao is another artist who has used Artificial Intelligence to create this image of David Bowie. This is what he would potentially look like if he was still alive today! Real name, David Robert Jones, was a leading figure in the music industry before he died of liver cancer in 2016.

9. George Harrison

Image Source/ InstagramGeorge Harrison, another member of The Beatles, sadly passed away from cancer in 2001 when he was 58 years old. The Beatles, from Liverpool, have and always will be one of the greatest bands of all time! But sadly it's never been the same since missing two members...

10. Janis Joplin

Image Source/ Smooth RadioJanis Joplin, born in Texas, was a very well known American singer and musician who was famous for her incredible vocal range. She died of a heroin overdose in 1970 after three successful albums. A fourth album was released a few months after her death.

11. Marilyn Monroe

Image Source/ InstagramI think we all wish Marilyn Monroe was still around so we could see how she actually aged. But unfortunately, this picture is the closest we will get. She was a 'blonde bombshell' and an incredibly famous actress for decades. She died from suicide by barbiturate overdose in 1962 and it was later revealed she had a history of suffering with her mental health.

12. Heath Ledger

Image Source/ Daily ExpressHeath Ledger was an actor well known for playing 'The Joker' in the Dark Knight. He died after overdosing on prescription drugs in 2008 when he was just 28 years old. Today, he would be 43 and this is Alper's interpretation of how he would have aged.

13. Selena

Image Source/ DenikSelena Quintanilla Pérez was an American singer who was shot to death by Yolanda Saldívar, president of her fan club, in 1995. She was a household name within the Latino community and her loss was mourned across the US. This is what she might look like if it had never happened...

14. Paul Walker

Image Source/ ImpalaFast and Furious star, Paul Walker, died in a car accident in 2013 when he was 40. The tragic accident left his wife and children heartbroken, alongside his long time co-star Vin Diesel. This is a prediction of what he would look like if he was still around now...

15. Kurt Cobain

Image Source/ ConsequenceKurt Cobain unfortunately died by suicide on April 5th 1995 when he was just 27 years old. The Nirvana front man was best known for his creative song writing. He was married to Courtney Love at the time of his death and he left behind her and their daughter.

16. Tupac

Image Source/ The NationalTupac Shakur died after he was shot in a drive-by shooting when he was just 25 years old. This happened in 1996 but he is still considered to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. How cute does he look in this picture of how he might look today!

17. Bruce Lee

Image Source/ BrigitteBruce Lee was a Hong Kong and American martial artist born in San Francisco. He was a martial arts teacher and did wonders for the art, and was also a child actor at a young age. He died from cerebral oedema when he was 32 years old. Here's what he could have looked like now...

18. Bob Marley

Image Source/ InstagramA pioneer of reggae! The honourable Bob Marley died from cancer in 1981. He continued touring and performing throughout a lot of his illness, with many not knowing what he was battling behind the scenes. A.I has been used here to show you what he would look like today.

19. Whitney Houston

Image Source/ InstagramStill one of the bestselling artists of all time! Her voice is recognisable by anyone. Her death was eventually listed as an 'accident' after a lot of investigation. She was found dead in a bathtub but later tests showed cocaine, Xanax and cannabis in her system (plus a few more).

20. Prince

Image Source/ InstagramPrince was a famous singer songwriter who was well known for his flamboyant personality. He died in 2016 of an opioid overdose after a battle with addiction and after various near misses and hospitalisation. This picture really feels like it could be him!

21. James Dean

Image Source/ InstagramAn ICON of his time. He died in a tragic car accident on September 30th 1955. He then became the first person to receive a posthumous Academy Award for the part he played in East of Eden. James Dean was a motorsport enthusiast and even began racing professionally before his death at just 24 years of age.

22. Steve Irwin

Image Source/ Instagram'The Crocodile Hunter', Steve Irwin, died from a stingray injury while he was filming for a documentary in Australia. His tragic death was shocking news all over the world. He was a regular face on TV for many years as he hosted a wildlife series with his wife.

Here's What Celebs Would Have Looked Like Now With No Plastic Surgery

23. Cher

Image Source / SCREENSHOTCher doesn't even look like she's aged a day - and obviously we all know the reason for that. She's always been open about the treatments she's had, including a facelift, and has admitted that cosmetic surgery makes her happy. And according to this - she would look nowhere near like the same person!

24. Jocelyn Wildenstein

Image Source / SCREENSHOTThis American socialite has noticeably had what would look like more than one cosmetic procedure to her face. She's also been labelled 'Catwoman' by the media due to the catty look of her face following treatements. But did you know she's actually denied having any plastic surgery whatsoever?

25. Mickey Rourke

Image Source / SCREENSHOTIf you watch Mickey Rourke in his younger movies, you wouldn't even know this was the same person if you didn't know he'd had plastic surgery. He admitted that he had a lot of surgery due to the "mess" boxing had made of his face. And there's no doubt he looks very different for it.

26. Donatella Versace

Image Source / SCREENSHOTDonatella Versace's face has gone through a lot of changes over the years - and we don't mean simply because of old age. Comparing side by side pictures shows just how much work it looks like Versace has had done in her life. The non-surgery look is quite a difference!

27. Goldie Hawn

Image Source / SCREENSHOTActress Goldie Hawn has always been a Hollywood stunner, and in recent years that may be because of one (or more) cosmetic procedures. But with this photo side by side it's fair to say if she wanted bigger lips, cosmetic surgery seems to be the only answer!

28. Dolly Parton

Image Source / SCREENSHOTDolly Parton's image is so iconic that it actually looks worse to see this non-surgery version of her, simply because it just doesn't look like the Dolly we know and love. Parton has admitted that her look is based on "country girl's idea of glam" and that she was making the most of not being naturally pretty. Well, we beg to differ Dolly!

29. Priscilla Presley

Image Source / SCREENSHOTIt's actually shocking how different Priscilla looks here without any cosmetic procedures - so much so that you can't help but think she looks better the way she does now, simply because it's the only picture that looks like her! She definitely looks younger with the procedures, let's just say that.

30. Madonna

Image Source / SCREENSHOTJust like Cher, Madonna is another music legend who has stood the test of time - both with her career and looks. In very recent months, Madonna has had people talking about what she's possibly done to her face in regard to cosmetic procedures.

31. Melanie Griffith

Image Source / SCREENSHOTEven the young photo vs old photo with no cosmetic procedures doesn't look like the same person! One of the biggest differences you can see here with the natural aging vs how she looks now is the lip size.

32. Joan Rivers

Image Source / SCREENSHOTWhen you think of people who have had extensive plastic surgery, you may think of the late comedienne Joan Rivers. According to Rivers' daughter, Joan went through around 348 cosmetic procedures - and still wasn't happy with the way she looked.

33. Carla Bruni

Image Source / SCREENSHOTThe Italian-French singer and songwriter became First Lady of France when she married the French president. Also a supermodel from the 90s, it doesn't look like she's had too many tweaks - at least compared to some people on this list!

34. Amanda Lepore

Image Source / SCREENSHOTAmerican model, singer and performance artist Lepore has been the regular muse of photographer David LaChapelle - which means she's going to be thinking a lot about her looks and inevitably thinking about whether plastic surgery is the answer. Apparently it was!

35. Daryl Hannah

Image Source / SCREENSHOTDaryl Hannah was always the epitome of blonde Hollywood beauty, and she does look fantastic for her age these days, too - with cosmetic surgery as a contributing factor, apparently. Still blonde, you can see the difference here with the natural ageing vs cosmetic can't you!

36. Demi Moore

Image Source / SCREENSHOTDemi Moore actually doesn't look like she's had too much work done, if any (as there have been rumours and speculation about whether she has). And to be fair, if this is how she would look naturally, why would you even bother because look how glam she looks!

37. Barry Manilow

Image Source / SCREENSHOTMost people might have actually only seen Barry Manilow in his later years looking the way he does in the center photo, so even the young photo on the left might be a shock to you! But it doesn't take a genius to work out that his smooth skin for his age must come from somewhere other than nature.

38. Joan Van Ark

Image Source / SCREENSHOTThe 79 year old actress certainly looks a little different today than what this AI-generated image has said about her natural aging. Her looks have changed dramatically due to her having plastic surgery.

39. John Travolta

Image Source / SCREENSHOTJohn Travolta is a Hollywood legend, and he's still looking very good for his age - which is down to what appears to be plastic surgery. It's not certain whether he has had plastic surgery as he's apparently denied it in the past, but you have to admit it certainly looks like he has...

40. Lisa Rinna

Image Source / SCREENSHOTThe first thing you can tell with this actress's appearance is her lips. Although looking at the younger picture, she never really had anything to worry about with that perfect pout! Her face is very different to how this natural aging process would've turned out, isn't it?

41. Burt Reynolds

Image Source / SCREENSHOTBurt Reynolds is an acting legend and also one of those 'chiselled Hollywood good looks with a moustache' faces. The natural aging photo definitely doesn't look bad at all - it looks exactly that: natural! And his current face isn't much different, apart from darker hair - but we're all guilty of a bit of dye to cover the greys, aren't we! I know I am.

42. Britney Spears

Image Source / SCREENSHOTBritney Spears has gone through many appearance changes over the years, but not necessarily plastic surgery - just memorable moments, like going bald. She looks as though she could have had very slight work done on her face, but at the end of the day, she looks as awesome as ever she did.