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The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

Updated March 25, 2020 255.3k votes 17.5k voters 630.3k views119 items

List RulesVote up the best actors based on their work as teens between 1990 and 1999.

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? From Larisa Oleynik to Leonardo DiCaprio, we've got them all. 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

    Titanic, Growing Pains

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    Drew Barrymore

    Poison Ivy, Mad Love

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    Will Smith

    Men in Black, I Am Legend

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    Alicia Silverstone

    Clueless, Batman & Robin

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions

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    Reese Witherspoon

    Walk the Line, Wild

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    Christina Applegate

    Married with Children, Up All Night

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Party of Five, Can't Hardly Wait

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    Tiffani Thiessen

    Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills

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    Melissa Joan Hart

    Melissa & Joey, Clarissa Explains It All

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    Freddie Prinze, Jr.

    Scooby-Doo, She's All That

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    Winona Ryder

    Edward Scissorhands, Black Swan

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    Julia Stiles

    The Bourne Ultimatum, 10 Things I Hate About You

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    Mark Wahlberg

    Boogie Nights, The Fighter

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    Brittany Murphy

    King of the Hill, 8 Mile

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    Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    The Lion King, Home Improvement

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Inception, The Dark Knight Rises

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    Christina Ricci

    Sleepy Hollow, Monster

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    Alyssa Milano

    Charmed, Who's the Boss?

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    Kirsten Dunst

    Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2

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    Ashton Kutcher

    The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show

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    Neil Patrick Harris

    Doogie Howser, M.D.

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    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue

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    Justin Timberlake

    Love Actually, Get Smart

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    Neve Campbell

    Party of Five, Scream

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