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Corsages and feathered hair! See 12 awesome celebrity prom photos

by Chris Serico / / Source: TODAY

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Before they had entourages, many celebrities had corsages — and feathered hair.

Yes, many of your favorite actors and musicians danced the night away as teens for the annual rite passage known as prom. And while not all of us were escorted to the impossibly hyped event by the likes of George Clooney or Halle Berry, most A-listers did, at one time, reserve limo use for special occasions.

So, kick off your fancy shoes and crank up Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'." Let's look back at a dozen of our favorite celebrities before, during and after their high-school proms. (And please don't spike the punch.)

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler heads to her senior prom at Burlington High School, in Burlington, Massachusetts, in 1989.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

Putting the recreation in "Parks and Recreation" and dressed like she's in a flashback for the movie "Sisters," the Golden Globe winner looked ready to strut onto the dance floor, assess the situation and ask, "Really?!"

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Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher
As a sophomore in 1994, Ashton (Christopher) Kutcher attends a prom at Clear Creek-Amana High School in Tiffin, Iowa.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

Was this the Funky Chicken? The Electric Slide? Did it really matter? It's the Ashton Kutcher, and the ladies in the background were on board with it.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper
As a senior in 1993, Bradley Cooper, second from right, attended a prom at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

The Academy Award nominee, second from right, may have been prepared for a night of "Limitless" possibilities with his crew back in 1993.

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Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields
Attending a junior prom in 1982, Brooke Shields, right, was a student at Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

In the early '80s, the eventual five-time People's Choice Award winner was up to her neck in era-appropriate fashion.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood attended a senior prom in 2001 when she was a student at Checotah High School in Checotah, Oklahoma.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

This photo was taken in 2001, and we're still trying to figure out how the seven-time Grammy Award winner hasn't aged in the 15 years that followed.

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Claire Danes

Claire Danes
As a senior at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Claire Danes attends a prom in 1997.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

The Emmy Award-winning "Homeland" star posed for this sweet portrait at her so-called prom in 1997.

Connie Britton

Connie Britton
Shooting pool at a prom after-party in 1985, senior Connie Britton (Womack) attended E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

About 20 years before she starred as Tami Taylor on "Friday Night Lights," the Golden Globe-nominated actress opted for billiards over football at a post-prom party. We'd want her on our team.

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox
As a sophomore in 1980, Courteney Cox attended a prom for Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

Four years before Cox was "Dancing in the Dark" with Bruce Springsteen, the Golden Globe nominee said "I'll Be There For You" (in so many words) to this dapper gent.

George Clooney

George Clooney
As a junior in 1978, George Clooney attended an Augusta High School prom in Augusta, Kentucky.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

Fact of life: The Academy Award winner was, as one would expect, handsome as a teen — even with that shiny lapel.

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Halle Berry

Halle Berry
In 1983, Halle Berry was voted prom queen as a Bedford High School junior in Bedford, Ohio.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

Before winning an Oscar, the "Monster's Ball" actress earned another title as an Ohio teen: prom queen.

John Legend

John Legend
In 1995, senior John Legend (Stephens) was named prom king at Springfield North High School in Springfield, Ohio.Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

Berry isn't the only star on this list to be decreed prom royalty in Ohio: Legend, a 10-time Grammy winner whose birth name is John Stephens, earned Prom King honors in 1995.

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan, born Margaret Mary Elizabeth Hyra, was named queen of Bethel High School's 1978 junior prom in Bethel, Connecticut. Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

Rounding out this list is yet another prom queen. In 1978, the "Sleepless in Seattle" star reigned … in Connecticut. Even then, the two-time American Comedy Award winner had her rom-com pose perfected.

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