Child Actors 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.

1
4,560 1,696
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic, Growing Pains

2
3,872 1,522
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alicia Silverstone Clueless, Batman & Robin

3
4,042 1,582
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
3,588 1,479
Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Drew Barrymore Poison Ivy, Mad Love, Batman Forever

5
3,490 1,817
Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
2,783 1,554
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
4,675 1,974
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
3,388 1,554
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
2,559 1,488
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
2,397 1,331
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
3,143 1,177
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
2,760 1,580
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neil Patrick Harris Doogie Howser, M.D.

13
2,526 1,386
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer

14
3,131 750
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Will Smith Men in Black, I Am Legend, I

15
3,058 920
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
2,345 1,859
Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Claire Danes My So-Called Love, Romeo + Juliet

17
2,954 1,372
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
1,908 1,585
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
3,007 2,352
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mila Kunis Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted

20
2,236 1,383
Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neve Campbell Party of Five, Scream, Wild Things

21
2,279 1,193
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

22
1,950 1,460
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
2,033 756
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
2,030 1,280
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
2,251 1,350
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
1,888 1,439
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Christina Aguilera Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque

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2,043 1,241
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
2,295 1,015
Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alyssa Milano Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Commando

29
2,031 1,348
Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Katie Holmes Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek, Go

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1,891 936
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
1,965 879
Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added Brittany Murphy King of the Hill, 8 Mile, Clueless

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1,491 1,374
Jennie Garth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jennie Garth Beverly Hills, 90210, What I Like About You

33
1,882 937
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
MChi added Jonathan Taylor Thomas The Lion King, Home Improvement, Tom and Huck

34
1,626 1,162
Mario López is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mario López Extra, Pet Star, The X Factor

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1,847 992
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

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1,391 1,293
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Aaliyah Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die

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1,863 1,122
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

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1,236 1,296
James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
James Van Der Beek Dawson's Creek, Castle in the Sky, The Rules of Attraction

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1,577 581
Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Julia Stiles The Bourne Ultimatum, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Bourne Supremacy

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1,673 1,071
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Natalie Portman V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional

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1,275 948
Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
wiabux added Milla Jovovich The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction

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1,400 1,129
Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Seann William Scott Role Models, American Wedding, Dude

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1,690 1,101
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
1,884 2,119
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Britney Spears Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers

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1,906 1,597
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

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1,498 1,051
Joey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Joey Lawrence Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Oliver & Company

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1,182 1,020
Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Michelle Trachtenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer, All My Children, EuroTrip

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1,000 1,093
Juliette Lewis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Logan2011 added Juliette Lewis Natural Born Killers, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, From Dusk Till Dawn

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1,292 766
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

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994 929
Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added Michelle Williams Dawson's Creek, Blue Valentine, Shutter Island