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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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3,342 1,285
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic, Growing Pains

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2,939 1,061
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alicia Silverstone Clueless, Batman & Robin

3
3,131 1,146
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
2,721 1,360
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
2,682 1,113
Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Drew Barrymore Poison Ivy, Mad Love, Batman Forever

6
2,125 1,093
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
4,063 1,414
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
2,576 1,138
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
1,942 1,139
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
1,836 961
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
2,490 866
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
1,928 1,053
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
2,163 1,257
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neil Patrick Harris Doogie Howser, M.D.

14
1,885 1,468
Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Claire Danes My So-Called Love, Romeo + Juliet

15
2,317 690
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

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2,166 567
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Will Smith Men in Black, I Am Legend, I

17
2,362 1,087
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
1,506 1,235
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
1,772 1,056
Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Neve Campbell Party of Five, Scream, Wild Things

20
1,502 1,137
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jared Leto Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody

21
1,838 1,058
Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alyson Hannigan How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Pie

22
1,598 991
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Seth Green The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

23
1,474 528
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
1,717 916
Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Freddie Prinze, Jr. Scooby-Doo, She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer

25
2,332 2,093
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mila Kunis Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted

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1,848 760
Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Alyssa Milano Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Commando

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1,441 1,134
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Christina Aguilera Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque

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1,511 1,035
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Ashton Kutcher The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show, Two and a Half Men

29
1,624 1,071
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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1,230 1,071
Jennie Garth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Jennie Garth Beverly Hills, 90210, What I Like About You

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1,398 711
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Justin Timberlake Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis

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1,292 910
Mario López is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mario López Extra, Pet Star, The X Factor

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1,480 675
Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
First L added Brittany Murphy King of the Hill, 8 Mile, Clueless

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1,371 744
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

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1,409 818
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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1,488 911
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Mandy Moore Tangled, A Walk to Remember, The Princess Diaries

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1,291 837
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Natalie Portman V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional

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1,132 913
Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Seann William Scott Role Models, American Wedding, Dude

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1,143 418
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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1,336 874
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
James Franco 127 Hours, Spider-Man, This Is the End

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995 687
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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1,113 1,027
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Aaliyah Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die

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1,496 1,871
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Britney Spears Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers

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939 1,059
James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 44 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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1,554 1,386
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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1,191 855
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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963 553
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
malmrphy added Scarlett Johansson Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige

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790 820
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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944 783
Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Michelle Trachtenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer, All My Children, EuroTrip

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1,062 1,012
Shannen Doherty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest '90s Teen Stars
Shannen Doherty Charmed, Beverly Hills, 90210