90s tv The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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List Rules TV and film actors who were teenage stars in productions that aired in the 90s

The greatest teen stars of the '90s are well-remembered on this countdown. They were everywhere – they ruled the box office, they 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.

Who are the best teen stars from the 1990s? Whether you had a crush on these teenage actors from the 1990s or wanted to be them, the greatest teen actors of the 90s entertained us and taught us a lot of life lessons.

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic, Growing Pains

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Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alicia Silverstone Clueless, Batman & Robin

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Sarah Michelle Gellar Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions The Grudge

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jennifer Love Hewitt Party of Five, Can't Hardly Wait I Know What You Did Last Summer

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Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Drew Barrymore Poison Ivy, Mad Love Batman Forever

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Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jessica Biel 7th Heaven, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Rules of Attraction

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Christina Ricci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Christina Ricci Sleepy Hollow, MonsterThe Opposite of Sex

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Tiffani Thiessen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Tiffani Thiessen Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills 90210

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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neil Patrick Harris Doogie Howser, M.D.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Inception, The Dark Knight Rises (500) Days of Summer

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Saved by the Bell, NYPD BlueFranklin & Bash

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Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Christina Applegate Married with Children, Up All Night Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

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Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Claire Danes My So-Called Love, Romeo + Juliet

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Reese Witherspoon Walk the Line, Wild Legally Blonde

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Melissa Joan Hart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Melissa Joan Hart Melissa & Joey, Clarissa Explains It AllDrive Me Crazy

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Luke Perry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Luke Perry Beverly Hills 90210, The Fifth Elements Jeremiah

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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Kirsten Dunst Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 3

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Will Smith Men in Black, I Am Legend I

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Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neve Campbell Party of Five, Scream Wild Things

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Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alyson Hannigan How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer American Pie

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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mila Kunis Black Swan, That '70s Show Ted

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Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Seth Green The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jared Leto Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club Mr. Nobody

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Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Katie Holmes Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek Go

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Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Freddie Prinze, Jr. Scooby-Doo, She's All That I Know What You Did Last Summer

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mark Wahlberg Boogie Nights, The Fighter Lone Survivor

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Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Ashton Kutcher The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show Two and a Half Men

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Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alyssa Milano Charmed, Who's the Boss? Commando

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Jennie Garth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jennie Garth Beverly Hills, 90210 What I Like About You

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Christina Aguilera Get Smart, Moulin Rouge Burlesque

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Justin Timberlake Love Actually, Get Smart Inside Llewyn Davis

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Mario López is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mario López Extra, Pet Star The X Factor

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Aaliyah Boyhood, Anastasia Romeo Must Die

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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mandy Moore Tangled, A Walk to Remember The Princess Diaries

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Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Brittany Murphy King of the Hill, 8 Mile Clueless

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
James Franco 127 Hours, Spider-Man This Is the End

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Natalie Portman V for Vendetta, Black Swan Léon: The Professional

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Britney Spears Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember Spring Breakers

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Danielle Fishel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Danielle Fishel Boy Meets World, Girl Meets WorldThe Dish

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Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Seann William Scott Role Models, American Wedding Dude

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Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jessica Alba Sin City, Fantastic Four Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jonathan Taylor Thomas The Lion King, Home Improvement Tom and Huck

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James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
James Van Der Beek Dawson's Creek, Castle in the SkyThe Rules of Attraction

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Joey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Joey Lawrence Melissa & Joey, Blossom Oliver & Company

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Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Julia Stiles The Bourne Ultimatum, 10 Things I Hate About YouThe Bourne Supremacy

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Juliette Lewis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Juliette Lewis Natural Born Killers, What's Eating Gilbert Grape From Dusk Till Dawn

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Scarlett Johansson Lost in Translation, The Avengers The Prestige

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Shannen Doherty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Shannen Doherty Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210

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Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Michelle Trachtenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer, All My Children EuroTrip

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Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Milla Jovovich The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Apocalypse Resident Evil: Extinction