The Greatest 80s Teen Stars People

The Greatest 80s Teen Stars

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The greatest teen stars of the '80s are well-remembered on this countdown. They were everywhere--they ruled the box office, kept butts on couches on the small screen, and took over the radio. The stars that appeared on your locker room, your lunchbox, and even as dolls are recognized for the lasting impact they left on America.

List Criteria: Actors who were under 20 years old in 1980s films

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    the people's #1
    Michael J. Fox

    1961 More
    100
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    most listed
    Johnny Depp

    1963 More
    95
  3. 3
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    1968 More
    89
  4. 4
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    often listed
    Winona Ryder

    1971 More
    81
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    1972 More
    80
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    1962 More
    77
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ralph Macchio

    1961 More
    77
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    1965 More
    76
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    1964 More
    75
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    Ally Sheedy

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    72
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    Charlie Sheen

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    72
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    1968 More
    72
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    often listed
    Demi Moore

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    71
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    often listed
    Brooke Shields

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    71
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    River Phoenix

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    69
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    Christina Applegate

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    68
    added by: First L
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    niche appeal
    John Cusack

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    68
    added by: Logan2011
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    1962 More
    68
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Kevin Bacon

    1958 More
    67
    added by: MChi
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Matt Dillon

    1964 More
    65
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    Tom Cruise

    1962 More
    65
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    Phoebe Cates

    1963 More
    65
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    Patrick Dempsey

    1966 More
    62
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    Diane Lane

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    61
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    Andrew McCarthy

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    61
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    James Spader

    1960 More
    61
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    Neil Patrick Harris

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    60
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    Corey Feldman

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    60
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    1970 More
    59
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    niche appeal
    Anthony Michael Hall

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    59
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sean Penn

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    59
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    often listed
    Justine Bateman

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    59
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    niche appeal
    Corey Haim

    1971 More
    58
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jason Bateman

    1969 More
    57
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    Ricky Schroder

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    56
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jennifer Grey

    1960 More
    54
    added by: wiabux
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    1962 More
    54
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    1965 More
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    Kiefer Sutherland

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    53
    added by: wiabux
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Janet Jackson

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    52
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    Helen Hunt

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    52
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    niche appeal
    LL Cool J

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    51
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    often listed
    Jason Patric

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    51
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    Debbie Gibson

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    51
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    ranked low on reranks
    Lea Thompson

    1961 More
    50
    added by: Logan2011
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jason Priestley

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    49
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    1973 More
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    added by: lakaya03
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    1970 More
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Mary Stuart Masterson

    1966 More
    47
    added by: Logan2011
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