Celebrities spend a lot of time cultivating a look. Branding is important, or at least that's that marketing department sent around in a memo last week. We think, anyway, we…uh…definitely opened that email. 

Anyway, it's one thing to watch a movie and not recognize a famous celebrity under pounds of makeup. It's another thing entirely when they walk around looking like the rest of us normies and they look entirely different to what you're used to seeing. Movies aren't real, our therapists keep insisting as we talk loudly over them. But they're right! Trust us, Elvira or a pre-beard Che Guevara might be hot enough to get noticed at parties, but not turn heads the way their famous alter-egos do.

Our readers compiled a list of famous people whose names conjure up a perfect mental image in your head, and yet don't look a thing like that. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

Entry by alphamans

Chuck Norris without his beard

Entry by bazooka

CRACKED.CONT Actress Cassandra Peterson is a former Las Vegas showgirl who dated Elvis and performed with the famous improvisational comedy group. The

Entry by mkad

Quick, name the woman below who, in the early 90's, rapped her way to #1 on the Australiang British, New Zealand & Norwegian music charts, going gold

Entry by Ted E.

Just a couple of regular dudes. You see guys. like these all the time. Everywhere. All around the world. aoof Arsundhe worid around the world. worid e

Entry by AM Smiley

CRACKEDcO COM AM Pauley Perrette, Abby Sciuto on NCIS, is a natural blonde.

Entry by yulka1

This young marine look at all familiar? No, he doesn't? It's Drew Carey!

Entry by Josh Daws

This is a clean cut 80's comedian from Nebraska named Daniel Lawrence Whitney. Don't recognize him? You probably know him better as Larry the Cable Gu

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