Can You Identify These Celebrities If We Remove Their Eyebrows?

By: Lauren Lubas
Image: CBC News

About This Quiz

We know celebrities by sight ... well the sight that we see them in all of their makeup and glory. If you've ever seen a celebrity in public without full makeup, you may have second guessed your recognition of the person. After all, the images that they portray in interviews, on TV and in the movies is completely different than what they might look like running to the convenient store for a roll of toilet paper. The crazy thing is that this change of images really works for the celebrities. We love them when they are at their finest. We watch them walk the red carpet, and we love to see them go all out with their appearances. And we rarely notice them when they aren't in this image that we've created for them. 

When it comes to your favorite celebrities, you might think that you have their facial structures on lock. You might think that you'd recognize them anywhere ... even the gutter. You may think you know what celebrities look like no matter what kind of makeup they have one, but what if we take some off? As a matter of fact, what would happen if we completely removed their eyebrows? Take this quiz to see if you can identity all of these celebs without their eyebrows.

Steve Carell is best known as an American actor and comedian. While we can easily recognize him as Michael Scott, he has had numerous memorable roles including the star of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005).

John Legend is known as one of the best love songwriters of his time. Not only can he get the girls going, but many of his songs also end up being the first dance at weddings. What would he do without your smart mouth?

Julie Roberts was always known as the sweet girl in the movies. Even when she played a call girl in "Pretty Woman" (1990), everyone thought of her as the princess we were missing in our lives.

Elton John can still fill stadiums across the globe. He isn't just a great singer and songwriter; he is one of the greatest showmen that has ever lived, and he isn't afraid to admit it.

Russell Brand is best known for his hilarious portrayals of wild men on the big screen, but he is also a comedian, activist and radio host. His distinct voice can help you identify him, but it may be a little tricky without his eyebrows.

Nicholas Cage is an actor, director and producer. His most memorable roles include "National Treasure" (2004) and "Face/Off" (1997) where he plays a pretty crazy guy who wants to steal a man's face for funsies.

While many of us know Rihanna as a great singer and a very attractive actress, others know her songs as the earworms that will never ever ever go away. Only one person can make the word umbrella last 10 syllables.

Will Smith is now known as an action star, but he was once known as "The Fresh Prince," and that title stuck with him through most of the 1990s. These days, he works toward getting his son roles in movies, however.

Though he doesn't talk much about his career in the '80s and '90s, Robert Downey Jr. had some significant roles in teen movies and dramas in the past. He wasn't always a superhero, but we may always remember him as such.

If you don't know what Mark Ruffalo was doing before he became Bruce Banner, you could see him in "13 Going on 30" (2004) and various other movies where he plays a shy guy who somehow gets the girl.

Michael Jordan has starred in movies, been a historical basketball player, tried his hand at baseball and even has his own line of sneakers. What else can a person do? Well ... he likes to play golf now.

Britney Spears had a relatively long career that began when she was a preteen and ended with a very public breakdown in 2006, where she shaved her head and attacked an SUV with an umbrella. Some of us still love her, however.

Jennifer Lopez has had a career that spanned over different industries as well as several decades. She is known to be a down-to-earth celeb who has a taste for expensive things and beautiful boyfriends.

Ellen DeGeneres has paved the way for the LBGTQ community, and she doesn't seem to be nearing her end at all. Who else could get the president of the United States to dance?

Taylor Swift's relationships are pretty public and pretty messy, but what else do you expect from someone who actually believed that "Romeo & Juliet" was a love story? We kind of saw it coming, didn't we?

Many of us know him well as Michael Kelso from "That '70s Show," but Ashton Kutcher has had a long career that spanned several sitcoms, a few excellent movies, and a prank show where he attacked all of his celebrity friends.

Singer and songwriter Katy Perry started off with the bad girl persona that many female pop stars take years to acquire. She didn't care what anyone thought of her, because music was the focus, and it showed.

Joe Rogan seems to have done it all. He was a comedian, a game show host and even a mixed martial arts commentator. These days, his podcast takes on some of the toughest issues that society faces today.

"You get a car! You get a car! AND You get a car!" Oprah is known for her giving nature as well as overcoming some incredibly intense personal issues. She is well-loved because of her openness and willingness to talk about the hard stuff.

It's been debated that Tom Hanks has never made a bad movie (including the stuff he has produced). He is a caring person who takes a lot of pride in his work. He's basically the perfect person.

Kevin Smith is an actor and director who caught our attention in his movie "Clerks" (1994). While he knows that he's a nerd, he doesn't mind being a fanboy ... especially when he gets to meet all of his idols on his podcast.

Miley Cyrus (daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus) made it big when she was little. After breaking free from her "Hannah Montana" persona, Cyrus seemed to go off the deep end ... while she taught the world how to twerk.

She was a princess in "Star Wars: Episode I" (1999) and later became Thor's girlfriend in "Thor" (2011), yet we sometimes overlook this actress as someone worthy of our time. Why? She's pretty great at what she does, even if there is a lot of drama that surrounds her.

Madonna was thought to be one of the most scandalous pop stars of her generation, but her work has spanned the test of time and brought her more fame and fortune than she could ever imagine.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson became a huge celebrity in the late 1990s with a wrestling career, but since leaving the ring, he has made a name for himself as Hollywood's nice guy and fan favorite in roles that are lighthearted and action-packed.

Jay-Z began his career in music and has created an empire from there. He is now a record executive and producer with a net worth of over $900 million.

George Clooney was a heartthrob in the 1990s. As the star of "ER," he really caught people's attention. He soon went on to enjoy fame with some epic roles (we won't mention his attempt at "Batman" though ... oops!).

Beyoncé is most famous for her singing and dancing, though she has had a few acting roles in her career, which has spanned nearly three decades. She is a pop diva that has everything it takes to define celebrity.

Kit Harrington plays the famously brooding Jon Snow on the epic "Game of Thrones" series on HBO. Spoiler Alert! He is still alive ... but we still have a few episodes left to go. Will his eyebrows save him?

Jason Momoa played the famous Khal Drogo on "Game of Thrones." SPOILER ALERT: though his character didn't last long, the actor was memorable. It was difficult for him to find work after that because people didn't know if he spoke English.

Brad Pitt has been an icon since "Thelma & Louise" (1991). With a string of excellent movies that followed, including "Legends of the Fall" (1994), Pitt has made a name for himself as a celebrity and human rights advocate for decades.

While you may recognize Channing Tatum as the tantalizing Magic Mike, his dance skills can be seen in various other roles he plays, including his role as Tyler Gage in the teen drama "Step Up" (2006).

Chris Evans was born to play a superhero. He began his MARVEL-ous career as the human torch, and because of this role, he tried to deny the part of Captain America. Let's all thank our celebrity gods that he finally gave in.

Justin Bieber has gotten into quite a bit of trouble over the years for things like public urination and just being a giant douche. However, his fans still love him, and no one can deny that the man has talent.

Amy Poehler is best known for her role as Leslie Knope in the hit series "Parks and Recreation" (2009). However, her career started on "Saturday Night Live" in 2001, and it skyrocketed from there.

Steven Spielberg is one of the most well-known directors of the 1980s and 1990s. Having changed the way we look at movies and how movies are made, this Academy Award-winning director will always have a place in our hearts.

Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark on the "Game of Thrones" series that airs on HBO. Following her character and watching her grow over the last nine years has drawn people to the show over time.

Everyone seems to look to the Kardashians for style and beauty advice, and that wouldn't have been possible without the popularity that Kim Kardashian brought to the family. If you trace their celebrity back, you will find some very interesting events, of course.

Daniel Radcliffe got his start on the "Harry Potter" series and has gone on to do some theatrical and dramatic work. Even with his beard, he is easy to spot on the streets, but without his eyebrows, it may have been a bit more difficult.

Michael Bay seems to love Megan Fox as she has been in several of his movies. While she does encompass a lot of beauty standards, she might not have been the best choice for April O'Neil.

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