You may remember Dame Julie Andrews from her famous role as the most magical of all nannies, Mary Poppins. Or maybe you fondly recall her starring turn as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music, which earned her a Golden Globe for best actress. You could have become a fan in her early days as a Broadway performer in the 1950s and 60s — or you may have rediscovered your love for her after watching The Princess Diaries in the early 2000s with your grandkids. However you came to know the talented singer and actress — who’s also an accomplished author — one thing’s for sure: Julie Andrews has dazzled her way into the hearts of millions and has become one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and irreplaceable stars of our time.
Believe it or not, Andrews is 82 years old now — and the elegant, vibrant star has shown no signs of slowing down despite her long career. But how many of us remember the beautiful star before she was famous? A look back at images of a young Julie Andrews proves that she was destined for success right from the very beginning, as her natural beauty, radiant smiles, and effervescent charisma lit up many a stage and screen. Are you a fan who can fondly recall the days when Andrews made a stunning bride to then-husband Tony Walton in 1959, or remember as far back to her 1948 Broadway debut in The Boy Friend? If so, then you too know what a showstopper Andrews has always been — and how lucky we are that she’s graced our staged and screens for as long as she has.
Take a scroll through these heartwarming photos of a young Julie Andrews, who has been one of the world's favorite leading ladies almost from the moment the world first got a glimpse of her talents.