These are the Viking Stars in real life
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All the Vikings you know only their typical look. But some of them you would never recognize in real life. In this article you will see all the main characters in their Vikings look and how they look in real life!

Björn Lothbrok

Björn, also known as Bjorn Ironsideis the king of Kattegat. He is the son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Lagertha and the eldest of Ragnar's many sons. Also in reality a very handsome gentleman!

Harald "Finehair" Halfdansson

Harald "Finehair" Halfdansson is a Scandinavian warlord and king. His dream is to become the first king of all Norway. His brother is Halfdan! The audience is divided into two camps. Some love him, others don't like him at all. He looks much better without tattoos.

Ubbe

Ubbe Ragnarsson is the first son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Aslaug. He is the second oldest of Ragnar's sons. He later marries Torvi. Without tattoos on his face and his typical Vikings look, he is almost unrecognizable.

Margrethe

Margrethe was Ubbe's first wife. Unfortunately, she went insane in the course of the series and Ubbe looked for a "replacement". With her yellow hair, she is not so easy to recognize anymore. In real life, she apparently has a significantly different look.

Rollo

Rollo of Normandy, originally known as Rollo Sigurdsson, is the older brother of Ragnar Lothbrok and the Duke of Normandy. Before his marriage, Rollo was known as a fearsome Viking warrior who had an impulsive streak and was plagued by internal struggles. This is what he looks like in real life.

Halfdan

Halfdan "the Black" Halfdansson was the ruthless younger brother of the Norwegian king Harald "Finehair". At the beginning of the series they were one heart and one soul. Nothing was more important to them than family, but even that was to change at some point. Without tattoos he is hardly recognizable.

Horik

Horik Gøtriksson is the king of Denmark. He forges an alliance with Ragnar, but sees Ragnar's ambitions as a threat to his own position. As so often, it's all about power in the end. After a visit to the barber & a shave, he is no longer easily recognized.

King Æthelwulf

King Æthelwulf Ecberting (Old English: ˈæðelwuɫf; means "noble wolf") is king of Wessex and Mercia and the son of King Ecbert. He was one of the Chrtists and his trust was tested over and over again. He does not look so different in everyday life.

Þórunn

Þórunn is a former servant who became a shieldmaiden. She is the first ex-wife of Björn. After training with Lagertha to become a shieldmaiden, Þorunn invites herself to move to Wessex with Ragnar's army, despite Björn's protests and concern for her safety. In reality, apparently, with a different hairstyle.

Ivar

Ivar Ragnarsson, also known as Ivar "the Boneless", is the youngest son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Aslaug. Arguably the most controversial character in the series, as most just didn't like him. But in the end, he too shows his true self! Would you still recognize him?

Hvitserk

Hvitserk Ragnarsson is the second son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Aslaug. He had to prove himself again and again and his character was often put to the test. After some knockdowns he finds his way back to such. He also looks like this in real life.

Athelstan

Athelstan means "noble stone") is a young Anglo-Saxon Christian monk who is kidnapped by Ragnar Lothbrok as a slave from the monastery of Lindisfarne. He is torn between the faith of the Vikings and that of Christianity, and becomes an advisor and friend to both Ragnar and King Ecbert. An attractive man with a beard and a new hairstyle!

Judith

Judith of Northumbria is the daughter of King Ælle of Northumbria and Queen Ealhswith and the wife of Prince Æthelwulf of Wessex. When he becomes king, she becomes his wife.

Aslaug

Aslaug Sigurdsdottir is the second wife of Ragnar Lothbrok. She is the former queen of Kattegat and the mother of Ubbe, Hvitserk, Sigurd and Ivar. She is believed to be a völva, which means that she can see the future through visions. She is harder to spot without the makeup!

Torvi

Torvi is a shieldmaiden and the former wife of Jarl Borg. She eventually marries Ubbe. In her private photos she presents herself clearly different, what a great woman!

Helga

Helga is the faithful lover and later wife of Floki. They have a daughter named Angrboda. In reality, you would probably not recognize her at all. Wouldn't you?

Jarl Borg

Jarl Borg is a grim Jarl of Götaland. His seat of power is in a village larger than Kattegat, located in the southern highlands of Götaland. In real life, however, he doesn't look so grim anymore.

Haraldson

Haraldson is the Count of Kattegat before Ragnar Lothbrok. He is madly in love with his wife Siggy. They have three children, a daughter named Thyri and two sons. Without a beard, he is not quite as easily recognized.

Floki

Floki Vilgerðarson is a boat builder and incorrigible crook, who is also the eccentric and closest friend of Ragnar Lothbrok. He is the husband of Helga, and they have a daughter named Angrboda. In real life, however, he looks considerably different with a bald head.

Lagertha

Lagertha is the first and former wife of Ragnar Lothbrok and the former queen of Kattegat. She is the mother of Björn. Lagertha is a Jarl and a fierce shieldmaiden. In everyday life, however, she doesn't look like a shieldmaiden at all. Wow!

That's How The LOTR Cast Looks Like Today
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The first part of the film was released in 2001. That was 20 years ago, as you can easily calculate. Accordingly, the actors have also changed in the last 2 decades. Let this article surprise you!

Galadriel was the " Lady " of the forests of Lothlórien, which she ruled together with her husband Celeborn. She was one of the greatest Elves in Middle Earth, surpassing almost all others in beauty, knowledge and power. She has aged absolutely magnificently.

Cate Blanchett at the age of 34 vs. 50 years

Aragorn II, son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, also known as Elessar and Strider. He was a great ranger and warrior, and as Isildur's heir he carried the shards of Narsil, which were reforged in the War of the Ring and renamed Flame of the West. He has grown a little grayer!

Viggo Mortensen at the age of 43 vs. 61 years

Boromir was a brave warrior from Gondor, known for his fighting ability and skill on the battlefield. He was the eldest son of Denethor II, who was steward of Gondor during the War of the Ring. Today clearly older.

Sean Bean at 42 vs. 61 years old

Gandalf the Grey, later known as Gandalf the White and originally called Olórin, was an Istar (wizard) sent to Middle Earth in the Third Age to fight the threat of Sauron. He was very old by then, but apparently he is still fit.

Ian McKellen at the age of 62 vs. 80 years

Legolas was a Sindarin elf who belonged to the Fellowship of the Ring in the Third Age. Son of the Elven King Thranduil of Mirkwood, Legolas was the Prince of Mirkwood, a messenger and a master marksman. without his long hair, he is hardly recognizable.

Orlando Bloom aged 24 vs 43

Samwise Gamgee, also known as Sam, was a hobbit from the Shire. He was the gardener and best friend of Frodo Baggins. Sam proved to be Frodo's closest and most reliable companion. It is not at all easy to recognize him today.

Sean Astin at age 35 vs. 49

Mauhúr was sent to reinforce Uglúk and the Uruk-hai scouts when they returned to Isengard with Merry and Pippin. He found them surrounded by Éomer's Rohirrim at the edge of Fangorn Forest, from where he led his Uruk-hai on an attack. So this is what he really looks like.

Robbie Magasiva at age 32 vs. 49

Gríma was the most important advisor to King Théoden of Rohan before he was exposed as an agent and spy of Saruman. He ends up being the assassin of Saruman in the final chapter of The Return of the King. He has grown considerably older.

Brad Dourif at 52 vs. 70 years old

Pippin Gardner was a hobbit from the Shire and one of the thirteen children of Samwise Gamgee. With his new hairstyle, he is nevertheless visually somewhat different than before.

Tommy Flanagan at the age of 34 vs. 51

Gimli was a respected dwarven warrior in Middle-earth during the Great Years. He belonged to the Fellowship of the Ring and was the only one of the dwarves willing to fight alongside the elves in the war against Sauron at the end of the Third Age. Would you still recognize him today?

John Rhys-Davies at the age of 59 vs. 76 years

Sharku was an orc veteran from Isengard who led Saruman's warg riders. He only appears in the film version of The Two Towers. This is what he looks like in real life.

Jed Brophy at age 38 vs. 56

Théoden was the seventeenth king of Rohan and the last of the Second Line of the Royal House of Eorl. At that time he was already 58 years old - today he is already 72!

Bernard Hill at the age of 58 vs. 72 years

Merry Gardner was the fourth child and second son of Samwise Gamgee and his wife Rosie (née Cotton) Gamgee. He had nine younger siblings. Because of his old hairstyle, his ears never stood out!

Dominic Monoghan at 25 vs. 43 years old

Saruman, also known as Saruman the White, was the first of the Order of Istar (Wizards) to come to Middle-earth in the Third Age as an emissary of the Valar. He was also the leader of the wizards and the White Council who opposed Sauron. He has not changed that much.

Christopher Lee at the age of 80 vs. 93 years

Gamling, sometimes referred to as "Gamling the Old," was a man from Rohan and may have been Erkenbrand's second-in-command. This is what he looks like by now.

Bruce Hopkins at age 47 vs. 64

Frodo Baggins, son of Drogo Baggins, was a hobbit from the Shire in the late Third Age. He was and still is Tolkien's most famous character, as he plays the main role in the quest for the Ring. He looks unchanged!

Elijah Wood at the age of 20 vs. 39 years old

Elrond half-elf, Lord of Rivendell, was one of the powerful Elven rulers of ancient times who lived in Middle-earth from the First Age to the beginning of the Fourth Age. He was the father of Elladan and Elrohir and Arwen Undómiel, later wife of Aragorn II. With beard a very different man!

Hugo Weaving at the age of 41 vs. 60 years old

Of course, Sauron has never been seen without his mask in the film adaptations, but here you can see how the actor behind Sauron looks in reality. Did you imagine him like this?

Sala Baker at 25 vs. 43 years old

Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit from the Shire, the main character in The Hobbit and a minor character in The Lord of the Rings. He is one of the oldest actors and you can clearly see that now.

Iam Holm at the age of 70 vs. 88 years

Gollum, originally named Sméagol (or Trahald), was initially a Stoor, one of the three early Hobbit types. The name Gollum was derived from the sound of his disgusting gurgling, retching cough. This is what he really looks like.

Andy Serkis at age 37 vs. 56.
Remember Eminem's wife Kim? Look at what she's doing today!
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Remember Kim?

Kim Mathers and Eminem had a tumultuous relationship. For a whole two decades. The two met when they were teenagers. Eminem was 15 years old and Kim was 13. Kim ran away from home with her twin sister and the two lived with the rapper and his mother.

Notoriety, alcohol and drugs have always put obstacles in the way of the relationship. Nevertheless, the two have shown a daughter who was born in 1995 and in 1999 they got married. 2 years later it was over and he dedicated a song called "Kim" on his "The Marshall Mathers LP" album to her.

The lyrics were full of hate and violence. But still the two could never live without each other.

It was the childhood love

Eminem had a tough childhood, was raised by a single mother. The father left her and at 14 he started rapping.

Music brought the two together

Eminem caught Kim's eye when he stood topless on a table rapping LL Cool J's "I'm Bad. They both grew up in a tough Detroit neighborhood. When he failed 9th grade 3 times, he dropped out of school.

They built a life together

In 1995, their daughter was born, but soon after there were constant arguments.

They tried everything, but things fell apart.

Eminem caught Kim kissing a bouncer. Eminem attacked the man and was arrested. For that he got 2 years probation.

He piled up his hatred and released a song

Eminem invited Kim and her twin sister to his Up In Smoke tour. He promised her not to perform the song "Kim" or changed his mind. In the process, he beat up an inflatable doll that was supposed to represent her. After that Kim tried to kill herself.

They got married again

In 2006, the two got married again. After a fight between Eminem's brother and Kim, he left and had no contact with them for 1 month.

The marriage didn't really work out, but they tried.

In 2006 they also divorced again.

Eminem had to fight with himself.

Even though he has been clean since 2002, prescription pills came into play. He has been clean again since 2008.

Kim has changed her life

After the death of her twin sister because of an overdose, Kim also tried to take her life.

She now lives in Detroit and raises children with Eminem

Hailie is studying psychology and Amanda is also a student. Whitney is 13 years old and is still being raised by the two of them,

You won't recognize these child stars anymore
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Die Kinder-Stars von Disney haben sich teilweise wirklich unglaublich verändert.

Some have become true beauties and others are apparently broken by their young fame and are now no longer recognizable. In this Top20 list you can see the greatest and the saddest developments. The first three places will leave you speechless.

Rank 20

Do you still know Chloe? This is her today

Rank 19

Little Andy from Family Ties - This is him today

Rank 18

Maddie as a young Disney star - This is her today

Rank 17

Amanda Bynes is surely known to most - This is her today

Rank 16

Disney fans surely still know Paige - This is her today

Rank 15

You know Kevin from "Home Alone", right? - This is what he looks like today. An amazing change

Rank 14

Disney fans surely still know Rico - would you still recognize him?

Rank 13

Maya has also developed extremely in the last years. She has become a beautiful woman!

Rank 12

Lindsay Lohan used to be extremely successful. But she also had extremely difficult times. This has left traces

Rank 11

Bailey was a pretty kid back then and today as a grown woman she is still wonderful.

Rank 10

Little Jodie had a hard time after "Full House" - This is her today

Rank 9

Little Chyna has also changed a lot. The little girl doesn't exist anymore, she has become a successful lady.

Rank 8

This is how Angus from Disney Channel used to look like - This is him today

Rank 7

Do you remember the kid from Sixth Sense? You recognize him immediately. But he has changed a lot as you can see.

Rank 6

Home Alone - Fans will know this face. The bad boy is visually not who he used to be.

Rank 5

He was the little Anakin Skywalker. After some time in prison, he doesn't look as cute as he used to.

Rank 4

With Chad there is another development. He has become a very attractive heartthrob.

Rank 3

Jake Harper didn't have such a good development either. However, he had some problems in the course of the series and I now quite religious.

Rank 2

Screech didn't develop very well either. This is him today - he is said to have stabbed someone

Rank 1

Aaron Carter also looks absolutely nothing like he used to. That image is destroying my youth! Who would still recognize him?

This is what happened to all the emo kids from 2000!
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Have you ever wondered what happened to all those emo kids that were around in 2000? They're all grown up now and have changed a lot!

"I became a tax consultant"
"I still listen to screamo"

"Back then I wanted to work in the music industry.... And now I'm doing the same!"

"I'm definitely not the emo I used to be." Also, I my hair natural now. I don't straighten & dye it to death anymore. In the meantime, I'm a marketing manager.
"I first had a student going through her emo "phase" and had an instant connection with her. I still listen to the music, but am glad to have left the look behind."
"My oldest daughter is 4 years old and I would still go on Warped Tour if I didn't have to take care of the kids."
"I am working on a career as a massage therapist. In 5 years I would like to marry the love of my life."
"I used to listen to Bratcore and hang out with the other emo kids. The photos are a fun memory, except for the embarrassing fingerless gloves."
"I used to cut my own hair, now I let others do it. Right now I'm a student."
"I'm training for my first marathon and my iPod is still full of Silverstein, A Skilight Drive and Escape The Fate!"
"Inside of me is still that emo kid with purple hair and tattoos. But by now I'm a married mom."
"I'm definitely different. Meanwhile I live with my cats n Chicago and work as a graphic designer."
"I still love to dye my hair and wear Chucks. All that stuff with hair and makeup really helped me become a makeup artist."
"I still listen to most of the bands from back then and still love them. That 12 year old emo kid has turned into a 22 year old emo kid.
"My little emo phase started in middle school and went from there for a few years. When I want to wax nostalgic, I still listen to the music. Do you ever really grow out of it?"
After she finds the receipt of her ring, she really gives her husband a hard time.
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After she finds the receipt of her ring, she really gives her husband a hard time.

You can't always get what you want.... but I guess you can try - and if it doesn't work out, you take it out on your partner. I'm married myself and can understand wanting a nice ring, but is the price really important?

For this woman, it definitely is. When she found out what her fiancé paid for the ring she had to get rid of a few things.

Obviously, she had high hopes and desires for how her ring would look and was satisfied for the time being, but then she found the receipt.

She decided to post in a forum and explain her predicament. To do so, she listed a few things you may or may not agree with.

1. you would think that most people would be happy with the ring they get. You marry a person, not a piece of jewelry. But I guess everyone decides that differently.

2. the woman stated "there is nothing wrong with the ring per se, even if a different stone would be nicer, it's about the whole thing."

3. she didn't think the color was that great, also the size of the stone probably needed improvement. Also

4. But then she found the receipt. The real deal. She was absolutely not thrilled with that!

5. "His income is almost 6 figures and otherwise he is also very generous" - she wrote. I guess she just had different expectations.

6. after taxes, that was only ~$1,674 and that was apparently far less than she dreamed.

7.[It was] It was actually MUCH less than she expected. If she wanted an expensive ring, maybe she should have told him that. Preferably beforehand. In a relationship, you're supposed to communicate, right?

8. for many the price of the ring is a lot of money! Expectations also set everyone themselves and want something more fancy

9. i'm not sure how the male brain works, but probably he just went to the nearest jewelry store and picked out a ring that he thought was beautiful and that he thought she would think was beautiful too.

10. instead of making it public, she could have just talked about it with her partner. The choice of the ring seemed to be very important to her.

11. there are even couples who have updated or enlarged their rings at some point - for example, if they had no money at the time and now earn significantly more.

12. he'll be more disappointed in me for making such a big deal about a ring that isn't really wrong than to see that I'm not really happy with it".

13. she was also disappointed when her partner was told "if it's all about the ring, then she's not the right one".

14. she also said that she would have preferred to choose her ring herself. But then where is the surprise?

15. when she asked for help, it didn't take long for everyone to tell her what they thought. One user wrote "If you had said you didn't like the style it would have been symphytic. But it's just not big and expensive enough.... you just want to show it off"

16. that's up to everyone, but if you ask me: material things are probably a bit too important to her.