Can you guess which famous person this youngster grew up to be?

It's easy to forget that some of the world's most famous and influential people were little kids once -- some with messy hair and goofy smiles -- who grew up to be the notable game-changers we know today.

Sure we'd all recognize pictures of Amelia Earhart and Queen Elizabeth or Walt Disney and Albert Einstein from their later years, but can you recognize them based on a photo from their youth?

Click through the gallery below to see how many you can guess correctly. Did any totally stump you? Let us know in the comments below!

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This 3-year-old grew up to become a woman that people adored for her charisma and down-to-earth nature.

Next image reveals the answer. 

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ANSWER: Princess Diana

(Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

The young boy pictured here would become one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in history.

(Photo by Apic/Getty Images)

ANSWER: Walt Disney

(Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

This 6-month-old baby girl would later see her acting career take off in the 1950s.

Click through to reveal the answer.

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

ANSWER: Marilyn Monroe

(Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

This picture offers a major clue as to who this young man is.


ANSWER: Bill Nye

(REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

Many believe that this well-dressed man transformed our culture. 

(Photo by Tom Munnecke/Getty Images)

ANSWER: Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs

(REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach)

This young boy is now a well-known political figure.

(Photo by Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

ANSWER: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

(REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

The man pictured here on his wedding day was a leader in the the fight for human rights.

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ANSWER: Former South African President Nelson Mandela

(REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo)

The young girl pictured here at both 6 months and 7 years old broke down barriers with her career choices. 

(Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

ANSWER: American Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart

(Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

This young boy served a decade in the UK Army.

(Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

ANSWER: Prince Harry

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This young man's name meant 'great soul'.

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ANSWER: Mahatma Gandhi 

(Getty Images/Hulton Archive)

This is a painting of a well-known spiritual leader.


ANSWER: Dalai Lama

(Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

This woman was known for her work with the poor and would go on to win a Noble Peace Prize.

(Photo by Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis via Getty Images)

ANSWER: Mother Teresa

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Before becoming an entrepreneur this young man scored a 1590 out of 1600 on his SATs.

(Photo by Joe McNally/Getty Images)

ANSWER: Microsoft owner and founder Bill Gates

(REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

This cute baby now has two children of his own.

(Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

ANSWER: Prince William

(Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

This actress' most well-known movies were released in 1964 and 1965.

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ANSWER: Dame Julie Andrews

(Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

When this young boy grew up he created one of the most famous equations in history. 

(Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)

ANSWER: Physicist Albert Einstein 

(Photo by Fred Stein Archive/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

This handsome actor has won two Academy Awards.

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ANSWER: Actor George Clooney

(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

This is a famous face in the film industry.

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ANSWER: Director Steven Spielberg

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

This picture was taken at Wellesley College, where this woman was a student.

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ANSWER: Hillary Clinton

(Photo by Brooks Kraft/Getty Images)

This young man has become a revolutionary filmmaker. 

(Photo by Santi Visalli Inc./Getty Images)

This portrait was taken before this young boy found his calling in baseball.

(Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)

ANSWER: Film director Martin Scorsese

(REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

ANSWER: Babe Ruth 

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Do you recognize this Rock and Roll icon?

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ANSWER: Elvis Presley

(Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

This little girl is royalty. 

(Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)

ANSWER: Queen Elizabeth II 

(Photo by Stuart C. Wilson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)


By Lindsay Keeler and Torrey AndersonSchoepe

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