March 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM ET
We sometimes feel like we get to watch celebrities grow up before our eyes as they go from child star to adult star -- or adult nobody. A great video on YouTube, via Buzzfeed, gets that whole process for Britney Spears out of the way in just over a minute.
We get to see baby Britney morph from toddler to teen to troubled to ... now. The dramatic musical score adds to the suspense as her face and hair (and lack of hair!) keeps changing. K-Fed and one of the kids make an appearance. So does Paris Hilton.
Gawker asks where it all went wrong and points to the fedora at the :42 mark. That's when the head shaving starts, followed by that angry bald-headed Britney who attacked the paparazzi with an umbrella in February 2007.
But after the pink-wig phase fizzles, the pop star appears to settle into a period or normalcy, and into the picture comes one-time manager and now current fiance Jason Trawick.
And there you have it. A 1:09 of your time to watch about 30 years of celebrity evolution.