It’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve dug up some old pics of celebrities celebrating the holiday in the past. Here is a look back at a handful of celebrities to see what they were up to on this day, years ago.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1977: Liza Minnelli is welcomed to Studio 54 by club owner Steve Rubell. She was 31 and had released her album, Tropical Nights, earlier in the year. She had also starred opposite Robert DeNiro in the musical film, New York, New York.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1982:
Morgan Fairchild could barely keep her dress on during this New Year’s celebration. At this time Morgan was making appearances on The Love Boat, Magnum P.I. and various other television shows. She also starred in the theatrical film, The Seduction. The film received three Razzie Nominations, two of which were for Fairchild herself.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1985: You may or may not know this, but Dolph Lundgren was Grace Jones’ bodyguard in the early 80s and the relationship grew to be a romantic one. She was at the height of her career at this time and she helped land Dolph a bit spot in the 1985 Bond film, View to a Kill. He made a great impression and immediately after landed the role of Ivan Drago in Rocky VI.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1986: A 60-year-old Hugh Hefner was still living it up with the babes, except back then they weren’t quite so plastic.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1989: Lori Loughlin and Kirk Cameron on Dick Clark’s Rockin New Year’s Eve. Surprisingly enough they both had pretty tame hair for that particular year. Kirk was starring on Growing Pains and his movie, Listen to Me was a flop at the box office. Lori was starring on Full House had gotten married to Michael Burns in 1989. That marriage would seven years later.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1991: Robert Downey Jr. looking exceptionally glassy-eyed. He had starred in Soapdish with Sally Field and a slew of other A-listers (at the time), and the following year, 1992, would be a big one for Downey after his role in Chaplin.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2002: Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. Britney and Justin broke up this year but Forbes magazine also named her the Most Powerful Celebrity in 2002. It was also a prosperous year for Portman who found success on Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2004: This was back when Lindsay was still vibrant, successful and gorgeous. She actually performed that New Year’s Eve night, and had high hopes of being a pop star. She released her first album, Speak, earlier in the year and surprisingly it went platinum. Even more surprising, her next album, A Little More Personal (Raw) went gold in 2005.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2005: Mariah Carey wore the beaded getup that someone notoriously photoshopped to add 35-pounds to her frame.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2006: Christina Aguilera was thinner than ever and loved flaunting it. She went braless on New Year’s Eve 2006 in a spaghetti strap brown dress. Husband Jordan Bratman chose a frumpy winter coat. Christina’s Back to Basics album was released this year and it immediately debuted at #1 on the charts.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2006: Paris Hilton is probably kicking herself for introducing Kim Kardashian to the paparazzi. It didn’t take long before Kim was the one that everyone was talking about, not Paris.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2007: Pamela Anderson looking wide-eyed with some guy hanging all over her. A typical night.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2008: Lady Gaga’s star was on the rise and she dominated the music scene the following year with her wigs, pyramids and crazy outfits. And we all know where it went from there, four years later and Gaga’s star is still red hot.