Guess Who! No. 2: The mole knows

115655__guess_l_1It’s Charlize Theron, of course! More than 100 of you recognized her from this 1995 Robert-Palmer-video audition tape, er, modeling shot — black hair, caterpillar eyebrows, cig, and all. We won’t discuss the large number of you who knew it was the Oscar winner because of the prominent mole on her neck. Because that’s just creepy. Stalkers!

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As for incorrect guesses, though, a lot of you fell for the pillowy lips and guessed Angelina Jolie. But if you’ve seen actual photos of a young Jolie, you know that herlips were actually even pillowier. Like four-star hotel shams. Neck rolls. Believe it or not, she has grown into them. Otherrunners-up included a trio of blondes (ye of little natural-hair-color faith!): Sharon Stone, Susan Dey, andJodi Lyn O’Keefe.

Still more of you thought it was [insert nameof brunette actress here]. Pretty much anyone actually. Katie Holmes,Jennifer Connelly, Rachel Weisz, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Alba, MonicaBellucci, Julianna Margulies, Natalie Portman, Karen Duffy (a.k.a. Duff), Denise Richards — you name it; one of you guessed her.

Answers that made me chuckle:

"the love child of Sandra Bernhard and singer Shelby Lynne" –Kathleen Jeffries

"Stuart Townsend" — Heather Maury

"Jennifer Grey post-nose job … that photo screams ‘Nobody puts Baby in the corner’" — Connie L. Chilton

"k.d. lang going all Bob Fosse" — Emily Snider

(FYI, special props to Rahul Agarwal, Tandy E. Fleckner, Scott Sylva, Roger Wade, and Jarett Wieselman were the first five to reply correctly. Congrats, pervs superstars!)

Keep on your toes and stay tuned for more sporadic Guess Who action.

addCredit(“Charlize Theron: Chris Polk/AP”)


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  • mon

    although no props, i’m still excited i finally got one blood thing right on this website :) i can’t believe that was only 11 yrs ago…she looks like a little kid playing dress up.

  • Meredith

    I got it cause of the nose…does that make me a stalker too?? I hope not.

  • newbie

    Wow! I TOTALLY stink at this game! Too Fun!

  • Faith

    EW!! That is a hideous pic of a young Angelina. Scary!!

  • Karla

    I missed it because of the nose – because it’s a different nose!

  • pn

    i stink at this game too

  • angela

    Shoot – I guessed correctly but didn’t email wasn’t any telltale sign that gave her away, other than she’s gorgeous, looks radically different from what we see today, and was a chameleon back in her modeling days.

  • Christopher

    I got it– the mole was a dead giveaway!

  • Ep Sato

    Just saw the link to see what Jolie looked like when she was younger. I remember a young Jolie looked hot in “GIA”, but she doesn’t look very good in that old photo. Just how old is it?
    BTW, Mickey, you are totally right. Jolie grew into them fine lips of hers.

  • Dee

    Charlize Theron?

  • Maria

    I’m two for two!(right that is)

  • stephanie

    I knew she was not blonde. ha!

  • Tricia

    Jolie — I thought it was her from the nose. Not the lips.

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