ByJess O'Kane, writer at
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Jess O'Kane

Sons of Anarchy maybe one of the most sweaty, hard-hitting dramas around, but the Sons themselves haven't always been so threatening.

In fact, it turns out that at one point they were pretty adorable - even Hellboy himself Ron Perlman.

What a sweetheart.
What a sweetheart.

If you were expecting heavy metal and leather, be forewarned: you're about to be hit with a crate load of cuteness.

Maggie Siff (Tara Knowles-Teller)

Jax's dearly departed wife went out with shocking brutality last season, but looking at actress Maggie Siff's chilled out grin, you'd never guess.

Yeah, she was totes the girl that quoted Hamlet in her yearbook.

Charlie Hunnam (Jax Teller)

Hunnam seems to have burnt all his baby photos to keep up his hard image, but be grateful for the teen acne gods who have seen fit to furnish us with this beauty:

Hunnam was just 20 in this photo, taken in 2000. He was starring in Queer As Folk on British TV, and making our hearts weep already.

Katey Sagal (Gemma Teller-Morrow)

Perpetually terrifying Gemma presides over her son Jax's territory like an angel of death. Pretty unexpected for a girl who once looked as nice as this.


Ron Perlman (Clay Morrow)

Unsurprisingly, "Ronald" was in the Thespians and the Drama Club at George Washington High School. This cutie is a far cry from his character Clay Morrow, the vigilante hero turned antagonist of SOA.

Theo Rossi ("Juice" Ortiz)

Rossi offered up his own baby pic for the masses, and yup, we're sold:

Look at him, the adorable little traitor.


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