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The Greatest '90s Teen Stars 

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List Rules Vote 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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Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 45 from USA, Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Credits: The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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Danielle Fishel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 37 from Mesa, Arizona, United States of America

Credits: Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, The Dish, Dorm Daze

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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 34 from Nashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

Credits: Tangled, A Walk to Remember, The Princess Diaries, Saved!

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Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 47 from USA, Minnesota

Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Black Swan, Girl, Interrupted, Dracula

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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 35 from Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Credits: Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted, Friends with Benefits

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Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 40 from Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

Credits: Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek, Go, Phone Booth

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 40 from Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Credits: 127 Hours, Spider-Man, This Is the End, Spider-Man 2

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Age 37 from Jerusalem, Israel

Credits: V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 47 from USA, Bossier City, Louisiana

Credits: Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody, Artifact

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Age 34 from New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 38 from New York City, New York, USA

Credits: Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque, Tony Bennett: An American Classic

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Mario López is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 45 from San Diego, California, USA

Credits: Extra, Pet Star, The X Factor, Saved by the Bell

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Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 39 from New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: My So-Called Love, Romeo + Juliet

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Joey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 42 from USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Credits: Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Oliver & Company, Brotherly Love

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Lucia added Age 36 from New York City, USA, New York

Credits: Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises, The Devil Wears Prada

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Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added Age 38 from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Credits: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Green Street Hooligans, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
mal1 added Age 37 from Pomona, California, United States of America

Credits: Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Valentine's Day

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Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
wiabux added Age 43 from Kiev, Ukrainian SSR

Credits: The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife

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Macaulay Culkin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
wiabux added Age 38 from New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Credits: Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Ri¢hie Ri¢h, My Girl

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Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
swirlyt added Age 41 from New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: The Incredible Hulk, Armageddon, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Dec. at 22 (1979-2001) from New York City, USA, New York

Credits: Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die, Doctor Dolittle

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Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 42 from USA, Minnesota, Cottage Grove

Credits: Role Models, American Wedding, Dude, Where's My Car?, Road Trip

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Rider Strong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 39 from California, United States of America

Credits: Boy Meets World, Kim Possible, Cabin Fever, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, + more

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Jennie Garth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 46 from Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Credits: Beverly Hills, 90210, What I Like About You, Girl, Positive, + more

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Jonathan Brandis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
AshleyMassie added Dec. at 27 (1976-2003) from USA, Connecticut, Danbury

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