Naomi Watts wows fans with unrecognisable throwback photos: 'Stunning'

Naomi Watts has left fans stunned after sharing a montage of photos from her childhood and teenage years.

The 53-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her version of the ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ social media trend, which sees people posting throwback photos of themselves from their teenage years.

Naomi Watts' throwback photos.
Naomi Watts has wowed fans with her unrecognisable throwback photos. Photo: Instagram/naomiwatts

“Heard this was a thing… Thanks for the inspo @markruffalo,” she captioned the post.

The video features plenty of snaps of Naomi as a child, including a school photo from her time at Thomas Mills High School in the UK where she looks barely recognisable with a short blonde haircut and uniform.


Naomi also included three behind-the-scenes photos of herself and Kym Wilson while filming the 1991 film Flirting, which also starred Nicole Kidman and Thandiwe Newton.

The pair, who are both wearing a white shirt underneath a school dress, are seen chewing bubble gum while playing with their blonde pigtails.

‘Absolutely stunning’

Naomi’s followers left comments to compliment her throwback post, including Julianne Moore who wrote, “Omg so cute”.

“Natural beauty,” another added, while a third shared, “Beautiful from the get-go!”

“You look exactly the same as your teen pictures,” someone else remarked, followed by a different user who said she looked “absolutely stunning”.

“It looks like you didn't even go through that awkward puberty stage,” one fan replied.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston liked the post and Michelle Pfeiffer left a number of heart emojis in the comments.

Karl Stefanovic's throwback photos.
Today host Karl Stefanovic also took part in the online trend. Photos: TikTok/TheTodayShow

‘Damn, Karl was hot!’

Naomi’s post comes shortly after Today star Karl Stefanovic took part in the same online trend and shocked fans with his teenage appearance.

The TV host shared a series of vintage snaps of himself, including one from his school formal, one with long hair, another in a baseball uniform and another where his shirt was unbuttoned most of the way down.

“Was not expecting that,” one user commented alongside a heart eyes emoji.

“Looks like the MAFS shoey guy, Al [Perkins],” another pointed out, while someone else compared him to a young Tom Cruise.

“Damn, Karl was hot!” a third wrote, while a fourth agreed, adding, “My jaw DROPPED”.

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