10+ Celebrities Who Completely Rebranded Themselves

It's never too late to overhaul who you are.

We see it all the time with people changing careers late in life or when people dare to get bangs... But when celebs transform themselves, it's a big deal.

Some do it to get away from their controversial pasts while others simply want to advance their careers. Regardless, here are 10+ celebs who completely rebranded themselves.

1. Kim Kardashian

We have to give props to the reality star: she managed to create a multi-million dollar career out of the fame she got from her sex tape debacle.

Now, she and the Kardashian brand are practically untouchable, despite many scandals.

2. Taylor Swift

Over a decade ago, Taylor accomplished the impossible: she successfully transitioned from country to pop music.

She then made another crossover in 2020 by releasing her first folk album called "Folklore." This was followed by the sister album, "Evermore." Is there anything she can't do?

3. Mike Tyson

Many years ago, if you were to say the retired boxer's name, it would conjure up the infamous story of him biting his opponent's ear off.

But somehow, the retired boxer started to earn back fans, starting with his role in The Hangover.

4. Britney Spears

While no one will forget her 2007 meltdown — shaved head and all — she has forged a major comeback since then.

She headlined in Las Vegas, released many more hit songs, and even gained sympathy recently with the Framing Britney documentary.

5. Ice-T

This rapper-turned-actor has always been hustlin'. This started when he played a cop in New Jack City in 1991.

But his real big break was landing Detective Odafin Tutuola in Law & Order: SVU, a role he's had since 2000!

6. Robert Downey Jr.

While he doesn't like to talk about it, the actor was once the subject of many controversies due to his substance abuse problems.

When police stopped him for speeding in 1996, they found different kinds of drugs and even a gun.

After hitting true rock bottom, he checked into rehab and got his life back on the right track.

Since then, he's had a majorly successful acting career with his role as Iron Man in the Marvel Universe.

He made the most money out of his co-stars in Avengers: Endgame.

7. Angelina Jolie

Many years ago, the star was known for some bizarre behavior.

This included kissing her brother on the mouth and carrying a vile of Billy Bob Thorton's blood around her neck. Her affair with Brad Pitt certainly didn't help matters.

Since then, she's cleaned up her bizarre past by focusing on being a mother and a humanitarian.

She is a single mother to six children, three of which are adopted, and she's known for her kind, charitable heart.

8. Nicole Richie

The Nicole we know today is nothing like the one we saw in her early 20s.

Back then, she was known for her partying ways alongside former BFF and The Simple Life co-star, Paris Hilton. Now, she is truly living the simple life as a wife and mother.

9. Miley Cyrus

Once the star left the Disney franchise, she proved that she couldn't be tamed.

She released risqué music, twerked on Robin Thicke at the VMAs, and did a whole bunch of other shenanigans. What can we say? She's just being Miley.

10. Kristen Stewart

The actress's incredible acting ability refused to be wasted on the Twilight franchise.

Since then, she's made a name for herself in big movies, such as Charlie's Angels and Underwater.

She's also had to reboot her career after scandal.

In 2012, the star was photographed kissing her Snowwhite and the Huntsmen director, Rupert Sanders.

He was married at the time, while Kristen was dating Robert Pattinson.

11. Matthew McConaughey

Alright, alright, alright. In the early days of the actor's career, he did his fair share of rom-coms. This includes How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch and Fools Gold.

He told The Guardian that he felt trapped in the genre.

He got out of the rom-com movie train by telling his agents to only send him small-budgeted scripts.

This was a risky move to make so late in his career, but it paid off.

This includes a Golden Globe, a Gotham, a Screen Actors Guild, and even the Oscar for Best Actor in 2014.

12. Chris Pratt

Before he was Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt was simply the goofy Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation.

His dramatic weight loss transformation also had a lot to do with his success. From GOTG, he starred in Jurassic World and Passengers, among others.

13. Dwayne Johnson

This one is major flex. The star went from a WWE wrestler to the highest-paid actor in the world. Like, woah!

He managed to do so with roles in The Fast and the Furious, Jumanji, and Skyscraper.

14. Rob Lowe

Like Robert Downey Jr., the beginning of Rob's career was filled with scandal involving drugs and alcohol and even a sex tape.

After cleaning up his act, he's had a successful TV career with roles in The West Wing and Parks and Recreation.

15. Jonah Hill

At the beginning of the actor's career, he was typecast as the chubby slacker kid in movies like Superbad and Accepted.

People started to really take him seriously once he landed more serious roles in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street.