Jessica Chastain Young: See The 'Zero Dark Thirty' Star's Yearbook Photo

01/17/2013 08:45 am ET | Updated Jan 17, 2013

When Jessica Chastain won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for her riveting turn in "Zero Dark Thirty" Sunday night, she acknowledged that it took a while for her to become a Hollywood heavyweight. "I've wanted to be an actress since I was a little girl and I've worked for a really long time," she said. "I've auditioned, and struggled, and fought, and been on the sideline for years and to be here now, in this moment, it's a beautiful feeling to receive this encouragement and support, thank you so much."

While the Titian-haired beauty is now well-known for roles in acclaimed films like "The Tree of Life" and "The Help," she was once simply a student at El Camino High School in Sacramento, Calif. (albeit a stunning one). And we have her senior yearbook photo from 1995 to prove it.

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