Winona Ryder Before She Was Famous: Actress's 8th Grade Photo Shows Punk Phase (PHOTO)

07/06/2012 08:43 am ET

Many people go through different style phases in middle and high school, but we think Winona Ryder's look during her punk phase was, uh, pretty shocking.

Our friends over at uncovered a photo of the actress from her 8th grade year at Petaluma Junior High School, in Petaluma, Calif., and she's almost unrecognizable. Who would have guessed that Ryder would end up walking red carpets as a glamorous Hollywood actress years later?

Other stars who went through darker style phases when they were younger include Christina Hendricks, Rachel Weisz and Elizabeth Hurley.

Check out Winona's past and present photos below. For more old school photos, head over to

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