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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
4,244 1,593
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic, Growing Pains

2
3,622 1,403
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alicia Silverstone Clueless, Batman & Robin

3
3,821 1,458
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
3,302 1,702
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
3,361 1,388
Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Drew Barrymore Poison Ivy, Mad Love, Batman Forever

6
2,627 1,428
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
4,551 1,827
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
3,178 1,458
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
2,392 1,400
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
2,250 1,239
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
2,959 1,109
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
2,367 1,306
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
2,599 1,505
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neil Patrick Harris Doogie Howser, M.D.

14
2,880 705
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Will Smith Men in Black, I Am Legend, I

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15
2,854 868
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
2,213 1,753
Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Claire Danes My So-Called Love, Romeo + Juliet

17
2,807 1,291
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
1,786 1,511
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
2,111 1,293
Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neve Campbell Party of Five, Scream, Wild Things

20
2,847 2,275
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mila Kunis Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted

21
2,127 1,125
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

The Best Teen Slasher Movies

22
1,818 1,387
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
1,896 706
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
1,924 1,205
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
2,153 1,279
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
1,794 1,363
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Christina Aguilera Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque

27
1,915 1,185
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
2,186 952
Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alyssa Milano Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Commando

The Best Teen Romance Movies

29
1,930 1,274
Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Katie Holmes Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek, Go

30
1,765 882
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
1,431 1,298
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
1,835 829
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
1,530 1,103
Mario López is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mario López Extra, Pet Star, The X Factor

34
1,722 892
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
1,725 942
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

The Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods And Beverages

36
1,325 1,215
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Aaliyah Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die

37
1,772 1,058
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
1,212 878
Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
wiabux added Milla Jovovich The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction

39
1,452 539
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

40
1,579 1,017
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

41
1,157 1,235
James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
James Van Der Beek Dawson's Creek, Castle in the Sky, The Rules of Attraction

42
1,328 1,077
Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Seann William Scott Role Models, American Wedding, Dude

The Best Teen Movies of All Time

43
1,591 1,044
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
1,780 2,066
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
1,819 1,543
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
1,417 1,002
Joey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Joey Lawrence Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Oliver & Company

47
951 1,017
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
1,121 960
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
1,207 713
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
1,241 1,171
Shannen Doherty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Shannen Doherty Charmed, Beverly Hills, 90210