Bad celebrity courtroom sketches – how many can YOU identify?
22nd April 2022

Bad enough for them to sue! As VERY unflattering courtroom sketches of the Kardashians go viral, Femail reveals the other stars who’ve fallen foul of an artist’s pen – so, how many can YOU identify?

  • Courtroom sketches of the Kardashian family have gone viral this week
  • TV stars Kim, Khloe, Kylie and Kris are almost unrecognizable in the drawings 
  • But they’re not the only ones who’ve fallen foul of a sketch artist’s pen
  • Here, Femail shares a selection of stars who you will struggle to name 

These stars are among the most recognisable in the world, although you wouldn’t know it from their dubious courtroom sketches. 

Celebrities like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Catherine Zeta Jones have all had their famously flawless visages butchered by an artist’s pen, leaving them looking decidedly ordinary. Or even – dare we say it – ugly. 

The latest victims of an unforgiving portraitist are the Kardashian family, who are appearing at a downtown Los Angeles court to defend themselves in a $108 million defamation lawsuit brought by Blac Chyna.

Going viral! The latest victims of an unforgiving portraitist are the Kardashian family, who are appearing at a downtown Los Angeles court to defend themselves in a $108 million defamation lawsuit brought by Blac Chyna. The sketches (above) have been mocked online

Famous faces: Kim Kardashian with her sisters Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian, and their mother Kris Jenner. The bad courtroom sketches of the family have gone viral 

The sketches of Kim, Khloe, Kylie and Kris are so bad that they have gone viral, with Twitter users claiming the artist must ‘hate’ the Kardashians to make them look so ‘deformed’. 

It isn’t helped by the fact that the Kardashian clan are among the most photographed women in the world, so even the smallest error in their plumped up lips or meticulously defined brows jumps out. 

Mona Shafer Edwards, the veteran artist behind the viral sketches, defended her work, telling DailyMail.com that her job isn’t as simple as some might think.

But, as these courtroom sketches prove, she’s far from the only one who has failed to capture Hollywood good looks on paper. 

Here, FEMAIL rounds up a selection of the most questionable sketches for you to put your star-spotting abilities to the test. Scroll down to see them all – then check your answers at the bottom…

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Now see how many you guessed correctly…  

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Paris Hilton is unlikely to have been happy with this unflattering court sketch. She appeared in court in Los Angeles in 2007 for violating her probation

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Jude Law is one of the film industry’s most lusted-after stars, but you wouldn’t know it from this 2014 court sketch, made during the phone-hacking trial

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Catherine Zeta Jones appeared in court in 2003 while suing Hello! magazine for an invasion of privacy (right). Left, at another hearing during the case, wearing a similar dark top

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Music superstar Rihanna is unrecognisable in this court sketch. She appeared in court when her then boyfriend Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting her in June 2009

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 Winona Ryder broke her arm before appearing in court on shoplifting charges. Right, Winona arriving at the Beverly Hills courthouse in 2002 for her arraignment 

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Hollywood power couple: Jennifer Aniston was supported by a heavily bearded Brad Pitt when she sued a magazine for publishing topless photos of her in the early 2000s

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Lindsay Lohan appeared in court in 2010 and was eventually sentenced to 90 days in jail for missing alcohol counseling sessions in violation of her probation

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Country superstar Dolly Parton was taken to court in a copyright lawsuit in Los Angeles in 1985. Right, the singer in a different outfit during a court appearance that same year

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Taylor Swift takes the stand during a one-week trial last year. She counter-sued David Mueller for battery and sexual assault, seeking a symbolic $1 in damages

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Courtney Love showcased her signature rock chick style in court in Beverly Hills in 2004. She was preliminary hearing on two felony drug possession charges

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You would be hard pressed to identify Dustin Hoffman in this court sketch from 1999. The actor won a lawsuit after a Los Angeles magazine published a computer-altered image of him in an evening dress and high heels

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Pete Doherty at Thames Magistrates court where he pleaded guilty to five counts of possessing drugs including crack cocaine and heroin

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Pop star Katy Perry wore a mint suit for the first day of her Copyright Infringement trial and looked confident as she took the stand in July 2019

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Ashton Kutcher had a moustache when he appeared in court to testify in the trial of serial killer Michael Gargiulo, who was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder

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Elon Musk was sued after he allegedly defamed a British spelunker, Vernon Unsworth, who is best known for his efforts to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from flooded caves in Thailand in the summer of 2018. A jury decided that Elon Musk had not defamed Mr Unsworth

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