Iconic Celebs Aged By AI


Alper Yesiltas is a lawyer and photographer living in Istanbul, Turkey and has notably used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict how some of today’s most renowned celebrities will look with a few wrinkles and grey hairs. Many wonder how they will look as they age, and AI is a unique way of predicting what one could resemble as one gets older. 

Yesiltas has previously created an exhibition named ‘As If Nothing Happened’ for aging influential individuals who passed at a young age. 

The exhibition of aging current celebrities has been cleverly named ‘Young Age(d)’. The project has revealed the faces of many notable public figures. Below is a small collection of Yesiltas’ released AI portraits. 

Harry Styles:

Harry Styles
The boyband-turned-solo artist appears to age incredibly well. His grey hair maintains impressive volume, giving the star the edge of a silver fox. However, his portrait slightly resembles a talk show host of a comedy special popular only with a niche group. 

Ryan Gosling: 

Ryan Gosling’s portrait resembles something Steve Jobs-esque. Perhaps it’s the quizzical stare or his sporting of a turtleneck, but one can’t help to feel seen through and judged. However, the star could play a compelling bond villain. 

Billie Eilish: 

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish’s portrait has a whimsical air about it. Her grey hair frames delicate features giving her an almost pagan Scandinavian mystique. She could fit right into the cult of Midsommar.  

Justin Beiber: 

Justin Bieber
Justin Beiber’s portrait bears an uncanny resemblance to Billy Bob Thornton. The goatee gives the appearance of a once extraordinarily famous and now retired rock ‘n’ roll legend or of a stylish pirate. Either way, it’s a statement. 

Dua Lipa:

Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa’s portrait is that of a chic European mother who has reached the prime of her career. Her dark hair and brows frame a sharp face. Given her parents’ good looks, Dua is sure to age well, and her AI portrait suggests just as much. 

Greta Thunberg: 

Greta Thunberg

 The climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has a portrait that would remind one of their friendly elderly neighbours. There’s a warmth and homeliness to her picture that transports you to a living room with doilies everywhere and a plethora of cats to accompany you as you sit.  

Cristiano Ronaldo: 

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo appears handsome yet slightly terrifying in his portrait. The image choice makes him seem like a savvy businessman who doesn’t bother to learn interns’ names. 

Each celebrity ages remarkably well, perhaps due to the keto diets or professional nutritionists being readily at their disposal. Yesiltas’ incredible works reveal a level of artistry and ability to utilise AI that is beautiful to see. The full potential of the technology and the truth of how each of these celebrities ages is yet to be seen.