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Throwback: 25 Celebs Showing Off Their Flip Phones

Nothing was more satisfying than slamming your flip phone to hang up on somebody who was bothering you on the other end. It’s something that we don’t get to experience in the age of smartphones. When flip phones because popular in the early 2000s, it was all about customization, and some celebs took this to a whole new level.  If you remember the how cool we all thought flip phones were, check out these celebrities who were showing off their newest flip phones, and you’re sure to feel nostalgic.

Kim Kardashian

Of course, Kim K had a pink flip phone. Here she is posing for a photo, proudly showing off her phone that looks like a supersized Barbie cell phone. We wonder if Kim ever misses her more simplistic phone.

Amanda Bynes

When flip phones were at their peak, so was Amanda Bynes. She has recently made headlines with her bizarre behavior on social media, but we like to remember Bynes best when she had The Amanda Show and the newest flip phone.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton was the queen of bedazzling her flip phones. Here, Hilton is seen showing off her sweet phone covered in rhinestones. We’re almost certain the rhinestones cost more than the phone itself, which suits Paris.

Hilary Duff

Motorola and Nokia were like the iPhone of the early 2000s– they were everywhere. Here, Duff is seen showing off her new Motorola phone at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Such a great image that epitomizes the year 2003.

Jamie Lynn Spears

Another staple of the early 2000s: Jamie Lynn Spears. Famous for Nickelodeon show Zoey 101 and for her older sister Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn was quite the celebrity in the early 2000s. Here she is showing off her pink Nokia next Hello Kitty.

Jessica Biel

This 2007 Golden Globes after party photo includes one of the most famous flip phones of all time, the Motorola Razr. This phone was the next nest thing before Blackberry and Apple took over the market shortly after.

Kimora Lee Simmons

This model and fashion designer became famous when she married Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings. In this photo, Kimora Lee poses with her pink Motorola flip phone as it matches her dress.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne was quite the celebrity in the early 2000s due to her role in the reality show The Osbournes, which featured her dysfunctional family and their rock-legend father Ozzy Osbourne. Kelly is seen here at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards with her beloved flip phone.

Peaches Geldof

Peaches was all over the place in the early 2000s. She was a model actor and writer. Here, Geldof shows off her video phone in the promotional photo. Yes, a video phone, but it clearly lacked the quality FaceTime has today.

Nikki Hilton

Remember when Paris Hilton was famous for being famous? Well, her sister, Nikki, was famous for being sisters with someone who was famous for being famous. Nikki is almost completely irrelevant today in Hollywood, but in the early 2000s, she was a popular celebrity. Here, Hilton shows off her flip phone with the added button accessory.

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele’s mini phone matches her miniskirt on this red carpet for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Before she was married to football legend Tom Brady, Gisele was stunning audiences on the runway when she was a Victoria’s Secret Supermodel.

Carmen Electra

Here, Carmen Electra is seen rockin’ her flip phone at the 2002 Teen Choice Awards. From the looks of the advertisement for the phone behind Electra, the phone she had wasn’t even in color! Imagine using that piece of ancient technology now.


Much like this Motorola flip phone, P!nk’s popularity peaked in the early 2000s. She signed her first record deal in 1995, but after her initial rise to fame, P!nk has since lacked the popularity she used to see.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes, much like P!nk and flip phones, peaked in popularity in the early 2000s. Here, Danes is seen at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival showing off her little flip phone. Although she still appears in films today, Danes is most known for her films in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Brittany Snow

Although Snow may be known for her roles in the last 10 years or so, she has been acting since the 1990s. Here, Brittany Snow shows off her silver flip phone backstage at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards.

Lindsay Lohan

Before she was in the headlines for her crazy behavior, Lohan was a massive celebrity in the early 2000s. Although her phone shown here, the T-Mobile Sidekick, was bigger than most flip phones, it was very popular due to the way the screen flipped at 180 to show the keyboard.

Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

This early 2000s power couple were seen in headlines for years together until their divorce in 2007. In this photo, it looks like Ryan doesn’t trust whoever is on the other end of the phone with his then-wife Reese.

Brittany Murphy

Another popular celebrity from the early 2000s, Brittany Snow is seen on her, otherwise, massive phone. Usually flip phones were small in those days, but apparently, size mattered to Murphy. Here she is showing off her Motorola phone at the Motorola Hard Candy Party in 2001.

Amanda Bynes

Another photo of Amanda Bynes, we just couldn’t resist posting a nostalgic photo of her with another one of her flip phones. Here, Bynes is seen showing off her phone at the 2006 MuchMusic Video Awards.

Nicole Richie

Daughter of Lionel Richie, Nicole became famous when she was seen partying with Paris Hilton. Due to their fame in the party scene, Paris and Nicole were given their own TV show called The Simple Life, which was popular in the early 2000s. In this Photo, Richie is seen showing off her T-Mobile Sidekick.

Christina Aguilera

Because two is better than one, right? Here, Christina Aguilera is seen showing off not one, but two flip phones at a red carpet event.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton was basically the poster child for flip phones, that’s why we can’t help but to show another photo of Paris and her ridiculous flip phones. We wouldn’t be surprised if Paris’ entire outfit in this photo becomes a popular Halloween costume.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria was famous in the early 2000s for her role on the successful ABC show Desperate Housewives. Here, Longoria seems to be at bliss with her Motorola flip phone at the 2005 Video Music Awards.

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich makes her flip phone look like a necessary part of her New York street style. Jovovich is seen here posing for a photo with her flip phone at the Mario Testino Party at Milk Studios in 2006.

Vivica A. Fox


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