Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren... You could be forgiven for thinking that you're looking at two vintage photos of all these classic starlets. But none of these vintage beauties posed for the photos on the right hand side of the images you're about to see. Instead, they are modern-day stars that re-created the beauty looks from the original Hollywood heavy-hitters on the left.
And yes, this makeup really is just that good that it can fool you into thinking they're the same exact person.
It's all thanks to the genius work of Kevyn Aucoin. Aucoin was a famous makeup artist known for his beautiful makeovers of various celebrities. He had the great honor of doing the makeup of household names like Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow--a big accolade for any makeup artist. But unlike other stylists, one thing Aucoun was especially well known for was transforming today's stars into old icons of the past.
And from remodeling Lisa Marie Presley into a shockingly convincing version of Marilyn Monroe to altering Gena Rowlands into the spitting image of Ava Gardner, Aucoin did a spectacular job doing just that. And when you see what he did with these makeovers, you'll instantly know why he was always featured in the news and why his books continue to influence artists everywhere today, even 15 years after he's passed away.
His legacy will live on his stunning celebrity makeover transformations. See for yourself in the snapshots below.