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The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

Updated March 25, 2020 262.0k votes 17.1k voters 619.0k views119 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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    Leonardo DiCaprio

    Titanic, Growing Pains

    Age45

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

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  • 2
    Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    3,660
    840

    Will Smith

    Men in Black, I Am Legend

    Age52

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • 3
    Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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    1,525

    Drew Barrymore

    Poison Ivy, Mad Love

    Age45

    BirthplaceCulver City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • 4
    Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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    Alicia Silverstone

    Clueless, Batman & Robin

    Age43

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

  • 5
    Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    4,330
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    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions

    Age43

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 6
    Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    3,359
    993

    Reese Witherspoon

    Walk the Line, Wild

    Age44

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

  • 7
    Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    3,254
    1,345

    Christina Applegate

    Married with Children, Up All Night

    Age48

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

  • 8
    Tiffani Thiessen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    3,478
    1,681

    Tiffani Thiessen

    Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills

    Age46

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States of America

  • 9
    Melissa Joan Hart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    3,093
    1,362

    Melissa Joan Hart

    Melissa & Joey, Clarissa Explains It All

    Age44

    BirthplaceSmithtown, New York, USA

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  • 10
    Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    3,714
    1,841

    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Party of Five, Can't Hardly Wait

    Age41

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

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  • 11
    Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    1,890
    681

    Julia Stiles

    The Bourne Ultimatum, 10 Things I Hate About You

    Age39

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 12
    Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    1,214
    397

    Winona Ryder

    Edward Scissorhands, Black Swan

    Age48

    BirthplaceUSA, Minnesota

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  • 13
    Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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    962

    Brittany Murphy

    King of the Hill, 8 Mile

    AgeDec. at 32 (1977-2009)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

  • 14
    Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,255
    965

    Mark Wahlberg

    Boogie Nights, The Fighter

    Age49

    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • 15
    Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,563
    1,263

    Freddie Prinze, Jr.

    Scooby-Doo, She's All That

    Age44

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

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  • 16
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
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    Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    The Lion King, Home Improvement

    Age39

    BirthplaceBethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • 17
    Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,320
    1,167

    Alyssa Milano

    Charmed, Who's the Boss?

    Age43

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, Bensonhurst, New York

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  • 18
    Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,587
    1,476

    Kirsten Dunst

    Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2

    Age33

    BirthplacePoint Pleasant, New Jersey, United States of America

  • 19
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,678
    1,472

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Inception, The Dark Knight Rises

    Age39

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • 20
    Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,275
    1,270

    Ashton Kutcher

    The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show

    Age42

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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  • 21
    Christina Ricci is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,935
    1,631

    Christina Ricci

    Sleepy Hollow, Monster

    Age40

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

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  • 22
    Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,857
    1,620

    Neil Patrick Harris

    Doogie Howser, M.D.

    Age47

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • 23
    Mark-Paul Gosselaar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,712
    1,570

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue

    Age46

    BirthplacePanorama City, Los Angeles, California, USA

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  • 24
    Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,071
    1,108

    Justin Timberlake

    Love Actually, Get Smart

    Age39

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • 25
    Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
    2,397
    1,402

    Neve Campbell

    Party of Five, Scream

    Age46

    BirthplaceGuelph, Canada

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