From the actresses in Matilda to Helen Mirren - who would have thought they'd grow up to look like this!?

From an actress in Matilda to Helen Mirren - who would have thought they'd grow up to look like this!

It seems hard to believe that the stars of Matilda have gone from wide-eyed children to young adults' right before our eyes.

Lavender in particular captured hearts when she put a salamander in Ms Trunchbull's glass of water in the iconic 1996 film.

Kiami Davael, who played Lavender in the classic film, turned 30 in 2016. She attended the University of Kentucky and graduated in 2008 with a psychology degree, taking a break from the spotlight.

Davael even stayed friends with Matilda actress, Mara Wilson, with the two posing together during a hangout last year.

Click through to see which stars have struggled with the child star transition, fallen off the rails to substance abuse or grown up and taken fame in their stride.

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