Actresses The Greatest '80s Teen Stars  

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

The greatest teen stars of the '80s are well-remembered on this countdown. They were everywhere; they ruled the box office; they kept butts on the couch; and they took over the radio. The 80s actors and actresses that appeared on your locker door, your lunchbox, and even as dolls are recognized for the lasting impact they left on America. So, who's your favorite teen star from the 80s?

From Molly Ringwald to Matthew Broderick, this list of top 80s teen stars features everyone we've all come to love so much. Whether you're talking hit TV shows or classic 80s movies, these teens truly ruled the decade. Check them all out below and vote up your favorites.

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1
4,588 1,018
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Back to the Future, Teen Wolf, Family Ties

2
4,091 1,098
Molly Ringwald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink

3
4,132 1,278
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon

4
3,085 1,446
Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Heathers, Beetlejuice, Mermaids

5
2,988 1,250
Ralph Macchio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
The Karate Kid, The Outsiders, The Karate Kid

6
3,073 991
Rob Lowe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, The Hotel New Hampshire

7
3,106 1,159
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Less Than Zero, The Pick-up Artist, Back to School

8
3,223 885
Emilio Estevez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire

9
3,064 1,033
River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Little Nikita

10
2,741 1,328
Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Who's The Boss?

11
2,489 684
Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
National Lampoon's Animal House, Friday the 13th, Footloose

12
2,572 906
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
WarGames, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory

13
2,181 1,173
Ally Sheedy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
The Breakfast Club, WarGames, Short Circuit

14
2,561 822
John Cusack is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Logan2011 added Stand by Me, Sixteen Candles, Say Anything...

15
2,166 1,148
Demi Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
St. Elmo's Fire, One Crazy Summer, About Last Night...

16
2,320 1,228
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Top Gun, Rain Man, The Outsiders

17
2,320 1,200
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Red Dawn

18
1,963 1,218
Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Sahara, Endless Love, The Blue Lagoon

19
2,252 1,076
Corey Feldman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
The Goonies, The Lost Boys, Gremlins

20
2,244 714
Anthony Michael Hall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles

21
1,935 643
Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
wiabux added The Lost Boys, Stand by Me, Young Guns

22
2,557 875
Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
Lucas, The Lost Boys, License to Drive

23
2,095 972
Matt Dillon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, Native Son

24
2,073 886
Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
First L added Married... with Children, Dance 'til Dawn, Grace Kelly

25
1,893 680
Jennifer Grey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest '80s Teen Stars
wiabux added Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Red Dawn