Usually a makeover is a good thing — a new look often makes a person feel more confident, attractive, or just reinvented. However, makeovers can make some people unrecognizable, and that can pose a problem — especially in Hollywood, where a big part of a celebrity’s relevance (and paycheck) stems from having a famous face. Whether that mug is known for its beauty or for its alleged flaws — its the face that fans know and love. (Seriously, think of how bummed you’d be if Will Smith got his ears pinned, Madonna got her front teeth bonded, or Adrien Brody got a nose job.)
The following celebrities looked a whole lot different after a makeover. Whether you consider the new look subjectively worse or superficially better, one thing is clear — these stars lost all the character that made them unique, thereby losing what made them stand out to audiences and agents alike.
Let’s take a closer look at the famous faces whose careers suffered major downturns after getting extreme makeovers.