The Rise Of The Retro Selfie: Beyonce, Jessica Biel And Heidi Klum Lead The Trend

20 August 2013 by

GALLERY >> The rise of the retro selfie

© Alessandra Ambrosio/ Instagram

Alessandra Ambrosio: Back in the day with @giseleofficial. So young!!!

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Alessandra Ambrosio: #throwbackthursday no inicio da carreira de modelo 90's #zoolander #babyale #modeling

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Beyonce: Happy Birthday to my Thu Thu!

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Chanel Iman

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Coco Rocha: #ThrowbackThursday a school girl with long weirdly highlighted hair taking her first pics for a modeling agency

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Courtney Love: @elizabethtaylor who is not here, @versace and @courtney really?

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Courtney Love: Cutest pic of Bean and @edwardnorton and me

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Courtney Love: Sir @eltonjohndotcom unite unite unite!!

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Heidi Klum: I AM NINE

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Heidi Klum: Photo blast from the past: Splitternackt!

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Jessica Biel: I'm pre pubescent, pissed & holding a dog. Happy #TBT & long live #7thHeaven!

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Kelly Brook: Monte Carlo #ThrowbackThursday #Livin

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Kim Kardashian: #throwbackthursday should I jump? #nofilter

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Kourtney Kardashian: I am starting to run again today! Been too long. Had to throwback to this. #shapemag #musicmakesiteasy

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Lea Michele: #throwbackthursday My first fitting with @EsteeStanley back in '09!

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Matthew Williamson: #ThrowbackThursday my first trip to India aged 21 MW

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Nicole Scherzinger: Back in the day when I was young...

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Michelle Obama: Thanks to photographer Mariana Cook for taking this portrait of the President and First Lady in 1996

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Paris Hilton: Fun memories playing on the beach with my lil sis @NickyHilton

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Snoop Dogg: #tbt. Jacob j dogg brevard. Roc n rodney marshall marcus Jenkins n lil snoopy 1985. Marshall jr high school

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Tyra Banks: Overall, it was a good day. #ThrowbackTyTy

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Wilmer Valderrama: Wow.. #TBT to when I was a

Whether you call it #ThrowbackThursday or #FlashbackFriday you're probably well aware of the growing trend of posting old pictures on Instagram. We've had Kim Kardashian sharing pre-pregnancy pics, photos from Courtney Love's rock 'n' roll past and old Victoria's Secret modeling snaps - in fact, it seems like everyone's got pictures of their younger selves that they're eager to unveil. And what's not to like? The vintage filters are already built in!

Catwalk stars have some of the best archives to draw from so we've seen the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Chanel Iman and Coco Rocha posting images of their early shoots including Coco's first agency pics taken when she was a schoolgirl. While the Canadian model sports "long weirdly highlighted hair", Heidi Klum unearthed her punk past by tweeting a photo of herself aged nine with black lipstick and one half of her head dyed green and the other red.

Justin Timberlake's wifey Jessica Biel gave us all a blast from the past by reminiscing about her role in TV show 7th Heaven. She captioned a still from the series: "I'm pre pubescent, pissed & holding a dog. Happy #TBT & long live #7thHeaven!" Meanwhile the Kardashians have used #ThrowbackThursday as an opportunity to remind followers of their former figures - Kim before she got pregnant and Kourtney as inspiration to start running again.

It doesn't really matter to us if stars are reliving former glories or simply enjoying a trip down memory lane, we can't get enough of their retro photos. 

Take a look through some of our faves in the gallery above...


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