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Pauley Perrette looks like a different person in unbelievable childhood photo

Is that really her?

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Hannah Hargrave
Hannah HargraveUS Deputy Editor
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Pauley Perrette is best known for her raven locks and bold makeup but as a child she looked entirely different. 

The NCIS actress previously shared an image of herself as a junior school cheerleader and you won't believe her hair. 

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As a little girl, Pauley rocked adorable bunches and blunt bangs. She looked so sweet in her cheerleading outfit and beaming smile. 

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Nowadays, Pauley has parted ways with her dark tresses and has been sporting multi-colored hair, which fans adore too. 

While there's no denying she was as cute as can be as a child, it wasn't easy for Pauley, who was picked on. 

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The star had to wear an eye patch at school as she had a lazy eye, and got bullied as a result.

pauley perrette childhood© Photo: Twitter

Pauley was unfortunatley bullied as a child 

She tweeted in 2010: "I got harassed for Too Skinny Eye Patch Weirdo but never harmed anyone."

She also made a comment about her eye patch in a response to a tweet by Demi Moore, who revealed that she had to wear one as a child to correct "a lazy eye."

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She wrote, "I TOO had the eye patch! No fun! Bless you sister!"

ncis pauley perrette colourful hair© Photo: Getty Images

Pauley now has multi-colored hair

As a result of her negative experience during her childhood years, Pauley has made sure that she always helps others, and uses her profile to do a lot of good work.

She told Watch in 2013: "I developed a lot of my beliefs about inclusion and justice and civil rights and unconditional love for people, because I came from a certain environment that was the opposite of that."

While she often tweets about causes close to her heart, Pauley has stepped back from acting in the last few years.

The star played Abby Sciuto on NCIS for 15 years, before quitting in 2018 - much to the shock of fans. She admitted the following year that she would never return to the show.

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