09/19/2013 03:37 pm ET Updated Sep 21, 2013

Dramatic Celebrity Weight Loss Makes Stars Nearly Unrecognizable

With celebrity lives under the microscope, it's tough to miss when a star gains or loses a few pounds. But what tends to be more fascinating to the public is when a celebrity seriously slims down and looks completely different.

Recently many stars have gone through major weight transformations, be it for a role or otherwise, and when placed next to their former selves, they're nearly unrecognizable.

Check out our slideshow below of stars whose weight loss both shocked and impressed us.

Dramatic Celebrity Weight Loss