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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, New York, United States of America

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
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Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 44 from Los Angeles, USA, Culver City, California

Credits: Poison Ivy, Mad Love, Batman Forever

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 50 from USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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Tiffani Thiessen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 45 from USA, Long Beach, California

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

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Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 47 from Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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) 9 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 40 from Waco, Texas, United States of America

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

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Melissa Joan Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 42 from Smithtown, New York, United States of America

Credits: Melissa & Joey, Clarissa Explains It All, Drive Me Crazy, My Fake Fiance

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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, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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, USA, California

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
Age 38 from Los Angeles, USA, California

Credits: Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer, Looper

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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 46 from Bensonhurst, New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Commando, Fear

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Christina Ricci is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 39 from Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Credits: Sleepy Hollow, Monster, The Opposite of Sex, Black Snake Moan

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Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 37 from New York City, New York, United States of America

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

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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 36 from Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 44 from Los Angeles, Panorama City, USA, California

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

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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 Georgia, USA, Atlanta

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

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Age 38 from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Credits: Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis, Bad Boys II

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Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Age 45 from Guelph, Canada

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, Iowa, United States of America

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, D.C., United States of America

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

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