Rare Photos From The 2000s No One Talks About

By Sophia Maddox | February 21, 2024

Leo, Johnny and Brad. Who’s your favorite?

The aughts were a decade where everything happened at once. A clash of styles occurred as civilization moved into the new millennium, while many people looked forward to a new era, others drew inspiration from the past.

These rarely-seen snapshots from the 2000s show the enthusiasm and excitement that came with greeting a new decade, even if everyone was unsure of what exactly was going to happen. The excitement and sensuality of the decade spills over from each photo, so make sure you have plenty of time to spend on each shot.

If you're ready to have your concept of the 2000s challenged, then start scrolling through these fascinating photos from the first decade of the new millennium.

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It’s weird to think about these three heart throbs hanging out, but when you’re young and famous in Hollywood there must be some kind of magnetic pull bringing you towards people who are just like you.

While Leonardo DiCaprio may be about 10 years younger than Depp and Pitt, he’s always had a sense that he’s an old soul - whether it’s in his film choices or the way he handles himself as a star.

In the 2000s, DiCaprio did his best to separate himself from the teeny bopper roles that he’d been saddled with in the ‘90s. He took some left turns and had some flops along the way, but things definitely worked out.

A rare casting Polaroid of Doutzen Kroes from 2003

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It’s rare to see such an off the cuff photo of a model. They’re so often posed and well lit that they don’t seem like real people, they’re more like constructs. By the 2000s the era of the super model had crested, but Kroes took the world of Victoria’s Secret by storm when she was only 18 years old.

Kroes says she never wanted to be a model, but after some shots of her were sent over to Paparazzi Model Management in Amsterdam her career was jumpstarted in a major way.

Before that twist of fate she was a country girl, biking 15 miles a day to school and back from her home and hanging out with horses. It’s a long way from that to fashion week.