The actress shares a photo of herself at 9-years-old

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
Updated February 23, 2014 03:30 PM
Courtesy January Jones

This photo could be on a game show under the category “Before they Were Famous” and stump even the most devoted fans.

January Jones looks almost unrecognizable in what appears to be a school picture-day photo that the actress posted to Instagram on Saturday.

The Mad Men star’s naturally blonde locks are chopped short into a spiky do, which is offset by a multi-colored collared shirt. The look is decidedly very ’80s and pretty adorable.

Jones, now 36, pokes fun at the photo, but has affection for her grade-school self. “#nofilter #obviously #ilovemy9yroldself,” she says in the caption.

The former model then posted a follow-up selfie and added, “25yrs later, my eyes are more open but less sweet.”