Celebrities at Age 20

What 20 Starlets Were Doing at Age 20

What 20 Starlets Were Doing at Age 20

In the wake of Miley Cyrus's nude "Wrecking Ball" video, called-off engagement, scandalous VMAs performance, and overall edgier image, an age debate has come into play. Miley herself is among those who explain she's just a 20-year-old trying to have fun. "I think people forget what it feels like to be 20," Miley said in a recent AP interview. The former child star went on to add: "You are supposed to be a mess because you haven't figured it out yet, and 10 years from now I am supposed to have it all together."

Miley feels comfortable with where she is at 20, but how does she compare to other famous women who spent their coming-of-age years in the spotlight? Interested, we decided to look back on what Beyoncé Knowles, Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, and more starlets were up to at that age. What did their careers look like? Who were they dating? Digging into their pasts to gain some perspective, we're sharing a glimpse of how these successful women spent their 20th year. As part of the starlet time machine, we also hunted down a quote from each celebrity at that age, shedding even more light on who they were at the time. Ahead of Miley celebrating her 21st birthday Saturday, go back in time with a look at these 20 famous faces at age 20.

Source: Getty