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
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    1968 More
    89
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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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    Ralph Macchio

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    77
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    1965 More
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    1964 More
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    Ally Sheedy

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    72
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    often listed
    Demi Moore

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    71
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    Brooke Shields

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    71
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    River Phoenix

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    68
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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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    added by: Logan2011
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    Kevin Bacon

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

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    64
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    Tom Cruise

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    64
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    Patrick Dempsey

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    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

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    60
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    Neil Patrick Harris

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    60
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    Corey Feldman

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    59
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    niche appeal
    Anthony Michael Hall

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    59
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    Justine Bateman

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    59
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    Sean Penn

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    59
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    niche appeal
    Corey Haim

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    57
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    Jason Bateman

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    57
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    Ricky Schroder

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    56
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    Jennifer Grey

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    54
    added by: wiabux
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    1962 More
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    Kiefer Sutherland

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    added by: wiabux
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    Janet Jackson

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    52
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    Helen Hunt

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    niche appeal
    LL Cool J

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    Debbie Gibson

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    Jason Patric

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    50
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    Lea Thompson

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    49
    added by: Logan2011
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    Jason Priestley

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    49
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    added by: lakaya03
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    Mary Stuart Masterson

    1966 More
    46
    added by: Logan2011
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