Celebrities, of course, are our nation’s greatest resource, and each year hundreds of new ones are unveiled to a grateful world. What’s weird is that they don’t always emerge from obscurity as fully formed perfect people. Some started as child actors—they weren’t child stars per say, they just started working when they were kids.

1. Alicia Keys.


She was on The Cosby Show as one of Rudy’s friends. And here she is in a scene that, knowing what we now know about Bill Cosby, is truly disturbing.

2. Jake Gyllenhaal.

So young he couldn't even spell "Gyllenhaal."