VOTE 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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1
4,735 1,753
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Titanic, Growing Pains

2
4,006 1,586
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Clueless, Batman & Robin

3
4,169 1,642
Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions, The Grudge

4
3,603 1,860
Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Party of Five, Can't Hardly Wait, I Know What You Did Last Summer

5
3,707 1,523
Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Poison Ivy, Mad Love, Batman Forever

6
2,849 1,624
Christina Ricci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Sleepy Hollow, Monster, The Opposite of Sex

7
4,731 2,041
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
7th Heaven, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Rules of Attraction

8
3,484 1,594
Tiffani Thiessen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210

9
2,475 1,383
Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

10
2,636 1,530
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue, Franklin & Bash

11
3,232 1,216
Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Married with Children, Up All Night, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

12
2,834 1,627
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Doogie Howser, M.D.

13
2,595 1,437
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer

14
3,242 776
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Men in Black, I Am Legend, I

15
3,167 947
Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added Walk the Line, Wild, Legally Blonde

16
2,403 1,904
Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
My So-Called Love, Romeo + Juliet

17
3,032 1,405
Melissa Joan Hart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Melissa & Joey, Clarissa Explains It All, Drive Me Crazy

18
1,967 1,629
Luke Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Beverly Hills 90210, The Fifth Elements, Jeremiah

19
2,318 1,411
Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Party of Five, Scream, Wild Things

20
2,353 1,226
Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Scooby-Doo, She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer

21
3,088 2,389
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted

22
2,311 1,386
Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Pie

23
2,110 1,273
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show, Two and a Half Men

24
1,995 1,506
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody

25
2,086 799
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
wiabux added Boogie Nights, The Fighter, Lone Survivor

26
2,071 1,324
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

27
1,930 1,481
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque

28
2,367 1,046
Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Commando

29
2,083 1,384
Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek, Go

30
1,943 963
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis

31
2,018 913
Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added King of the Hill, 8 Mile, Clueless

32
1,530 1,410
Jennie Garth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Beverly Hills, 90210, What I Like About You

33
1,934 969
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
MChi added The Lion King, Home Improvement, Tom and Huck

34
1,670 1,189
Mario López is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Extra, Pet Star, The X Factor

35
1,899 1,019
Danielle Fishel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, The Dish

36
1,430 1,328
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die

37
1,913 1,158
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Tangled, A Walk to Remember, The Princess Diaries

38
1,632 604
Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
The Bourne Ultimatum, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Bourne Supremacy

39
1,270 1,333
James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Dawson's Creek, Castle in the Sky, The Rules of Attraction

40
1,726 1,100
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional

41
1,955 2,147
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers

42
1,314 985
Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
wiabux added The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction

43
1,439 1,154
Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Role Models, American Wedding, Dude

44
1,737 1,133
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
127 Hours, Spider-Man, This Is the End

45
1,963 1,620
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
mal1 added Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

46
1,536 1,074
Joey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Oliver & Company

47
1,022 1,126
Juliette Lewis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Logan2011 added Natural Born Killers, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, From Dusk Till Dawn

48
1,205 1,058
Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, All My Children, EuroTrip

49
1,338 789
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige

50
1,361 1,262
Shannen Doherty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Charmed, Beverly Hills, 90210