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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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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 41 from New York City

Credits: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions, The Grudge, I Know What You Did Last Summer

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Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 42 from California

Credits: Clueless, Batman & Robin

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Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 50 from USA

Credits: Men in Black, I Am Legend, I, Robot, The Pursuit of Happyness

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added Age 42 from New Orleans

Credits: Walk the Line, Wild, Legally Blonde, This Means War

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Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 47 from Hollywood

Credits: Married with Children, Up All Night, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Vacation

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 40 from Texas

Credits: Party of Five, Can't Hardly Wait, I Know What You Did Last Summer

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Tiffani Thiessen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 45 from USA

Credits: Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210, Pandemic, White Collar

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Melissa Joan Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
wiabux added Age 47 from Dorchester

Credits: Boogie Nights, The Fighter, Lone Survivor, Prisoners

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Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 42 from Los Angeles

Credits: Scooby-Doo, She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Christina Ricci is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 36 from USA

Credits: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Melancholia

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 44 from Panorama City

Credits: Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue, Franklin & Bash, Dead Man on Campus

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Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 37 from New York City

Credits: The Bourne Ultimatum, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Bourne Supremacy, Silver Linings Playbook

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Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added Dec. at 32 (1977-2009) from Atlanta

Credits: King of the Hill, 8 Mile, Clueless, Girl, Interrupted

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Credits: Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis, Bad Boys II

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 45 from Guelph

Credits: Party of Five, Scream, Wild Things, The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

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Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 41 from Cedar Rapids

Credits: The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show, Two and a Half Men, Dude, Where's My Car?

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Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 44 from Washington

Credits: How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Pie, American Pie 2

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