Jennifer Aniston unrecognisable in sweet throwback pic

Jennifer Aniston (pictured here in 2019) has treated her fans to a throwback photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Friends star Jennifer Aniston is barely recognisable in a sweet childhood pic she shared on Instagram in honour of her father, actor John Aniston.

The 50-year-old beauty treated her fans to the undated #ThrowbackThursday snap on Boxing Day which shows a young Jen hugging her famous dad, a longtime cast member of TV soap Days of Our Lives.

In the nostalgic black-and-white photo, a primary school-aged Jen is sporting long locks and a full fringe - a precursor to the iconic Rachel haircut, maybe? - while John, now 86, rocks a moustache.

Jen is barely recognisable in this sweet throwback snap. Photo: Instagram/jenniferaniston.

Along with the retro pic, Jennifer also posted a more recent image of the father-daughter duo, captioning both snaps, “Christmas with one of my creators. Then and now. Love you, Papa.”

John - who was born Yiannis Anastasakis in Crete - has continuously played Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives since he originated the role in 1985.

Jen’s feelgood post had plenty of her 22 million or so followers gushing about “baby Jen,” while others simply wrote, “Victor!”

"Love you, Papa," Jen captioned this more recent pic. Photo: Instagram/jenniferaniston.
John in character as Victor Kiriakis in 1992 with co-stars Crystal Chappell and Robert Kelker-Kelly. Photo: Getty Images.

“We all love Mr. Kiriakis,” read one comment, while another fan added “Love Victor.”

“I grew up watching your father on Days of our Lives,” read another response.

John was married to Jen’s mother, Nancy Dow, until 1980. He and second wife Sherry Rooney Aniston have a son named Alexander.

Jen and her dad at her Walk of Fame unveiling in 2012. Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni.

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