“Hot” Women Celebrities Before and After the Magic of Photoshop

This is not news to anyone, but most of the celebrities you see on the cover of magazines don’t actually look like that in real life. Whether it’s shaving off a roll or two around the waistline or smoothing out 40 years of wrinkles on the forehead, most celebrities look just like us as they get older (terrible) (or even more terrible if they’ve gone buck wild with plastic surgery.)

To illustrate this point here are a few before and after photos of what are considered hot female celebrities with and without the magic of photoshop. Some actually look just as good, if not better (we’re looking at you Adriana Lima, Emma Watson and Scarlett Johansson), while others do not (ahem, Madonna).

Adriana Lima

Avril Lavigne

Ashlee Simpson

Eva Mendes

Alicia Silverstone

Emma Watson

Faith Hill

A Plus-Sized Model

Fergie

Gwen Stefani

Playboy’s Girl Next Door Holly Madison

Jennifer Aniston

Kate Moss

Kim Cattrall

Katy Perry

Kim Kardashian

Lingerie Model

Lindsay Lohan

Maxim Butt Model

Rachel McAdams

Scarlett Johansson

Madonna

Penelope Cruz

Shakira

Tyra Banks