Some people are so influential that they shape the course of history. However, there is only so much we can do to understand what these important people actually looked like. Though many of them were captured in paintings and sculptures by talented artists, it was common for these to be adjusted to ensure the subject looked their best. Think of it as an old-fashioned version of the Photoshopping and airbrushing we see today.
It’s no secret that historical figures were often portrayed very differently from how they looked in real life. When it comes to the portraits of many familiar faces, we have to take them with a grain of salt. The pictures of famous figures that you remember are not representations of reality. However, thanks to the wonders of science, we are now able to get a glimpse at their true forms. The following pictures reveal everything.