Celebrity High - Orange Coast Magazine


Orange County Celebrity High

We dug up the photos Orange County’s biggest celebs surely would like to forget. Isn’t it nice to know bad hair and tragic awkwardness aren’t reliable indicators of success?

By Pat H. Broeske / Illustrations by Douglas B. Jones

Below is a peek at the story.


Head of the Class

Diane Keaton 
Oscar-winning actress (“Annie Hall”) and author, the ’70s-era fashion icon did not look the part in her yearbook photo

Santa Ana High, ’63
Debutantes girls’ choir, Little Theater Guild. “I smiled my way through high school. My main concern was being popular, so I joined those horrible singing groups where everyone wears cute matching outfits.








Steve Martin
Silver-haired comic actor, banjo player, art collector, Martin vacillates between absurdist comedy, comic acting, and 
penning heady books and essays

Garden Grove High, ’63
President of Jason’s Jesters, member of the Drama-turned-Thespian Club, Yell Squad, Most Talented. On his first time inside the school’s 1,500-seat Don Wash Auditorium as a teen: “I sat in the audience, looking up at the stage …  I knew I wanted to be up there.”   




A few more talked about are:

Will Ferrell

Janet Evans

Matthew Morrison

Kevin Costner

John Stamos

Jodie Sweetin

Dita Von Teese

Patrick Warburton

Mike Ness

Gwen Stefani

Steven Seagal

Misty May-Treanor

Tiger Woods

Mark Sanchez

Michelle Pfeiffer

The Righteous Brothers

and more.


To read the full story, or order a print or digital copy of the June 2012 issue, click here.

This article originally appeared in the June 2012 issue of Orange Coast magazine. 


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