What happened to Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch? Taylor Momsen is all grown up

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FROM her total confidence in the Grinch’s goodness to her adorably pining after the festive season, there’s no denying little Cindy Lou Who was the real hero of 2000 cult crimbo movie.

But while we all remember her as the adorable seven-year-old who sang “Where Are You Christmas?”, actress Taylor Momsen who played Cindy has now reinvented herself as a PUNK rocker.

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Taylor Momsen played Cindy Lou Who in the 2000 Grinch movie[/caption]

American-actress-turned-musician Taylor Momsen was just seven years old when she played Cindy Lou Who in the 2000 hit movie, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

Following the success of the film, Taylor went on to star in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams as well as earning the title role in 2002 Hansel and Gretel.

Fans will also the actress for her role as Jenny “Little J” Humphrey in teen drama Gossip Girl.

However, Taylor left the hit television series after five years in 2011 to focus on her flourishing music career with punk band The Pretty Reckless.


Taylor played good-girl-turned-bad Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl for five years from 2007-2011[/caption]

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Taylor Momsen has been the lead singer of punk back The Pretty Reckless for over 10 years[/caption]

And let’s just say, you’d never guess this popular punk star once played sweet and innocent Cindy Lou Who.

With the band’s most famous songs including “You Make Me Wanna Die” and “Going to Hell”, Taylor has swapped her adorable braided do for peroxide blonde tresses and a trademark statement smokey eye.

A far cry from her days as a child actor, Taylor told Interview Magazine in 2010 that becoming a rock star was “always the plan” and she wrote her “first song at age 5.”

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Since they first formed in 2009, Taylor’s band The Pretty Reckless has released three albums and four number one hits on the US rock charts.

But if you ask us, there really is no topping the musical masterpiece that is Taylor’s rendition “Where Are You Christmas?”

*Plays again on repeat*

In more festive film news, Jude Law’s daughter Sophie from The Holiday is all grown up and now a PUNK.

Plus Love Actually fans claim there’s a HUGE plot hole in the scene where Alan Rickman gives wife Emma Thompson a CD.

And here’s what the original cast of Mary Poppins is up to now… including one who racked up a £35m fortune and another who has become a recluse.

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