Eighties ponytails and discount clothing: Jennifer Connelly and Anderson Cooper bond over embarrassing child modelling pasts
16:43 GMT, 15 May 2012
Jennifer Connelly and Anderson Cooper have found an unlikely talking point on his TV show Anderson.
The 41-year-old actress has shared her child modelling photographs with the 44-year-old host on a new episode of Anderson which airs today in the U.S.
But while two cringe-worthy photographs of the actress are shown during the episode, Mr Anderson presents two rather fetching black and white shots of himself.
Natural beauty: The actress holds her own in the modelling department, revealing her own past work (right)
The first image he reveals is of a young Mr Cooper wearing a jacket by Members Only, a popular clothing brand in the Eighties.
photograph, which shows the host as a dark-haired youngster, draws
giggles from the actress who is one of today's interview subjects.
He tells her: 'Well there's me in Members Only, it was 30per cent off. You couldn't beat that deal.'
The host then shows a further image of himself modelling further clothing.
Star quality: Talk show host Anderson Cooper has compared child modelling images of himself (above right) with those of Jennifer Connelly. The actress is featured in a new episode of Anderson that airs in the U.S. today
He says: 'Here's me, holding the dog.
What I find odd about this picture… the guy on the right was really ugly
and I kept being like “how is that guy a child model” No, I was
But while the images are no doubt endearing, few people are able to outshine the actress' natural beauty.
One of the stunning brunette's photographs show her sporting a high ponytail in a manner that I Dream Of Genie's Barbara Eden would be proud of.
Respect: The pair, pictured above on the episode, also discover they were part of the same modeling agency
The host says to her: 'I love this picture,
look at that pony tail. What is going on with that hair Wow, did you
walk around like that often
She responds: 'Always. I went to school like that. Of course
I did, it was the Eighties.'
Funnily enough, the pair discover they had been signed to the same modelling agency, Ford, as children.
Success: While the host can boast clothing catalogues, the actress landed Seventeen magazine covers
Good looks: The host (far left) began modeling for clothing brands in New York when he was aged 11
The actress began modelling at the age of ten and the host started when he was 11.
Ms Connelly began modelling for print advertisements before finding further work with television commercials.
Her talents even saw her land multiple Seventeen magazine covers before she ventured into the world of film.