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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
4,285 1,607
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic, Growing Pains

2
3,658 1,420
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alicia Silverstone Clueless, Batman & Robin

3
3,859 1,474
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

4
3,338 1,716
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

5
3,398 1,401
Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Drew Barrymore Poison Ivy, Mad Love, Batman Forever

6
2,657 1,442
Christina Ricci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Christina Ricci Sleepy Hollow, Monster, The Opposite of Sex

7
4,578 1,846
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jessica Biel 7th Heaven, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Rules of Attraction

8
3,214 1,470
Tiffani Thiessen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Tiffani Thiessen Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210

9
2,424 1,413
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue, Franklin & Bash

10
2,276 1,251
Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Kirsten Dunst Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

11
2,982 1,122
Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Christina Applegate Married with Children, Up All Night, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

12
2,392 1,316
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer

13
2,627 1,515
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neil Patrick Harris Doogie Howser, M.D.

14
2,919 709
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Will Smith Men in Black, I Am Legend, I

21 '90s Stars Who Quit Acting

15
2,882 881
Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added Reese Witherspoon Walk the Line, Wild, Legally Blonde

16
2,235 1,770
Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Claire Danes My So-Called Love, Romeo + Juliet

17
2,830 1,309
Melissa Joan Hart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Melissa Joan Hart Melissa & Joey, Clarissa Explains It All, Drive Me Crazy

18
1,803 1,528
Luke Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Luke Perry Beverly Hills 90210, The Fifth Elements, Jeremiah

19
2,128 1,309
Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neve Campbell Party of Five, Scream, Wild Things

20
2,871 2,287
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mila Kunis Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted

21
2,151 1,135
Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 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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22
1,840 1,396
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jared Leto Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody

23
1,920 711
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
wiabux added Mark Wahlberg Boogie Nights, The Fighter, Lone Survivor

24
1,941 1,219
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Seth Green The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

25
2,167 1,294
Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alyson Hannigan How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Pie

26
1,804 1,381
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Christina Aguilera Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque

27
1,935 1,194
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

28
2,206 962
Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alyssa Milano Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Commando

The Greatest Former Child Stars

29
1,944 1,289
Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Katie Holmes Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek, Go

30
1,786 892
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Justin Timberlake Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis

31
1,443 1,312
Jennie Garth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jennie Garth Beverly Hills, 90210, What I Like About You

32
1,855 838
Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added Brittany Murphy King of the Hill, 8 Mile, Clueless

33
1,548 1,113
Mario López is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mario López Extra, Pet Star, The X Factor

34
1,750 899
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
MChi added Jonathan Taylor Thomas The Lion King, Home Improvement, Tom and Huck

35
1,747 949
Danielle Fishel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Danielle Fishel Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, The Dish

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

36
1,338 1,229
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Aaliyah Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die

37
1,787 1,069
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mandy Moore Tangled, A Walk to Remember, The Princess Diaries

38
1,474 544
Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Julia Stiles The Bourne Ultimatum, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Bourne Supremacy

39
1,223 895
Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
wiabux added Milla Jovovich The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction

40
1,169 1,247
James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
James Van Der Beek Dawson's Creek, Castle in the Sky, The Rules of Attraction

41
1,588 1,030
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Natalie Portman V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional

42
1,345 1,083
Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Seann William Scott Role Models, American Wedding, Dude

Female Teen Stars of the '90s: Then and Now

43
1,603 1,056
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
James Franco 127 Hours, Spider-Man, This Is the End

44
1,792 2,080
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Britney Spears Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers

45
1,831 1,555
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
mal1 added Jessica Alba Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

46
1,435 1,009
Joey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Joey Lawrence Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Oliver & Company

47
960 1,031
Juliette Lewis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Logan2011 added Juliette Lewis Natural Born Killers, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, From Dusk Till Dawn

48
1,127 974
Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Michelle Trachtenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer, All My Children, EuroTrip

49
1,220 723
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Scarlett Johansson Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige

50
1,253 1,182
Shannen Doherty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Shannen Doherty Charmed, Beverly Hills, 90210