All Grown Up: The 23 Hottest Former Child Stars

Most guys are completely fascinated with underage celebs who grow up to be undeniable hotties. While many of us can control our primitive instincts, there are some that just can’t resist the urge. Remember the peeps that brought us the counter for when the Olsen Twins turned legal?

Whether you find this topic to be beating a dead horse, or even morally wrong, we still believe that it’s our duty to honor the following 23 chicks who bloomed in front of eyes from childhood stars to objects of infatuation.

23. Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil is most known for playing Punky Brewster during the early 80’s, beginning at the age of eight. She went to guest star on series like The Wonder Years, Saved By The Bell, and Friends. She eventually landed a gig on Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Besides acting, Soleil has directed a couple of flicks, had a couple of kids, and owns a ego-friendly children’s boutique shop.

Besides having a breast reduction before she was sixteen, Soleil has survived the curse of most kid stars.

22. Keisha Knight Pullman

Keisha began acting at the young age of three on Sesame Street, however, she is most known as Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show. At age six she was nominated for an Emmy, the youngest actress ever nominated for the award. She was also a model for Cavi.

Keisha showed the world how hot she had gotten in Chingy’s video for “One Call Away”. She can currently be seen on Tyler Perry’s House of Pain.

21. Danica McKellar

It’s probably safe to say that Kevin Arnold wasn’t the only one who had a severe crush on Winnie Cooper.

After The Wonder Years ran it’s course, Danica has popped up in series like The West Wing and How I Met Your Mother, as well as, the Sci-fi Channel flick Heartstroke. However, her biggest contributions have been her mad math skills. She’s written two best-sellers, Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail and Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss

20. Christine Lakin

Who would have thought that Step by Step’s resident tomboy Alicia ‘Al’ Lambert would become such a hottie?

Christine has kept rather busy, guest starring on series like 7th Heaven, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Boston Legal, two of the CSI franchises, and Showtimes Reefer Madness. She’s also been in some bombs, like the Paris Hilton “movie” The Hottie and the Nottie.

19. Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke proves that Canadians can export more than hockey and beer.

She began acting at age eight in musical theater. By twelve she was a reporter on the Canadian kid’s show KidZone. But, most of us probably remember first seeing her as “Second” Becky on Roseanne.

Sarah is one of the few kid star’s who gained more success as an adult. She portrayed our favorite blond doctor, Elliot Reid, on Scrubs, as well as, guest spots on How I Met Your Mother, and playing the lead on the Lifetime miniseries Maneater.

18. Lark Voorhies

Lark is most known for her role as Lisa Turtle on Saved By The Bell, however, she began acting at two.

Throughout her career, Lark has guest starred on Small Wonder, Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and the Boyz II Men video “On Bended Knee”. More recently she was a major character in the Redman/Methodman comedy High How, and, is rumored to portray Whitney Houston in a biopic about one of our favorite crackheads.

17. Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis, or perhaps the poor man’s Kerri Green, made her on-screen debut in a Jell-O commercial. She eventually made her way onto the big screen in movies like Troop Beverly Hills, and a guilty pleasure of mine, The Wizard.

Jenny left acting behind in the late 90’s to pursue a music career. Unlike most actors that try to play rock star, Jenny actually succeeded. With an ultra-seductive voice, she has been fronting Rilo Kiley, and has released two solo albums.

16. Camilla Belle

Camilla made her acting debut in the 1995 sleeper The Little Princess as a minor character. She broke out in 2000 with the lead in the Disney movie Rip Girls.

Since then, she’s gone on to more mature roles with When A Stranger Calls and 10,000 B.C.

15. Alyssa Milano

When you think of former child stars that become hot, Alyssa Milano is one of the first that come to mind.

Besides Who’s The Boss, Alyssa has been in movies like Commando, Walking The Cow and appropriately enough Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. She also returned to TV in Charmed, as well as, a recurring role in My Name Is Earl. She’s currently producing a NFL clothing line for chicks.

14. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Gellar read for, and landed, her first role at the age of four in the made for television movie Invasion of Privacy. Her career began to take off after appearing in a Burger King commercial and movies like Funny Farm. Her first real taste of the limelight came when she snagged a role in the soap opera All My Children at the age of thirteen.

While primarily known as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Gellar has built a solid resume by appearing in movies like Cruel Intentions, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, The Grudge, Scooby-Doo, and recurring voices on Robot Chicken.

We can now also categorize her as a milf, after her and hubby Freddie Prinz, Jr. had a kid.

13. Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris started her career at eight, doing commercials. She quickly followed up by appearing on the soap One Life To Live. But, her stock soared after portraying Michael Myer’s niece in Halloween 4 and 5.

This lead to roles in Marked for Death, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead, The Last Boyscout, and Daylight. She also stayed on the small screen with roles on Boy Meets World, ER, Charmed and a recurring character on Roseanne. In 2007, we witnessed the complete transition of her hotness when she returned to Haddonfield, IL in Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake.

12. Eliza Dushku

Eliza’s first role came in 1993’s That Night, at ten. After that, she shared the screen with Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy’s Life. She also played Arnold’s daughter in True Lies, man, that dude gets a lot of hot daughters.

In 1998, she played bad girl Faith on Buffy, and there was no turning back. She landed gigs in Bring It On, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The New Guy and Wrong Turn. She’s unfortunately never been able to keep her own TV show with the failed Tru Calling and Dollhouse.

11. Anna Paquin

This Canadian/New Zealand beauty knows how to make an entrance, after winning an Oscar at eleven for The Piano.

After being featured in Fly Away Home, Almost Famous and the X-Men trilogy, Anna bared it all as Sookie Stackhouse in the hit HBO series True Blood.

10. Jennifer Love Hewitt

We love Jennifer Love Hewitt for two reasons, and you all know what I’m talking about.

Jennifer’s first break as a kid star was at ten years old while on the Disney Channel show Kid’s Incorporated. During her twenty year career, yikes, Jennifer has balanced work between movies, like Sister Act 2, House Arrest, Can’t Hardly Wait, and I Know What You Did Last Summer, with TV series, like Boy Meets World, Party of Five and currently Ghost Whisperer. She’s also a great poker player who we’ve seen at the poker tables.

9. Tatyana M. Ali

Sesame Street seems to be a breeding ground for future hotties, since Tatyana began acting on the show when she was six. Her most famous role kicked off in 1990 when she played Ashley Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Tatyana still acts, in movies and series you probably haven’t heard much about. There include movies like The Brothers and National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze, and series like Living Single and Fastlane. In 2008, she campaigned heavily for Barack Obama.

8. Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle became a TV commercial veteran after appearing in over a 100 ads, which began when she was three. By the time she was ten, she conquered TV with parts on The Adventures of Pete and Pete and All My Children. She was able to quickly capitalize on momentum and got the lead role in the Harriett The Spy movie.

By the time she became Buffy’s sister, dudes were beginning to notice, her, uh, talent. Since the end of Buffy, Michelle has been strutting her stuff in flicks like EuroTrip, Black Christmas, 17 Again and Cop Out. She hasn’t forgotten her TV roots by popping up in Six Feet Under, House, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Robot Chicken and recurring role on Gossip Girl.

7. Lacey Nicole Chabert

As a young-ling, Lacey appeared in Broadway Kids and All My Children. But, gained popularity in Party of Five.

Lacey really grew up after the film version of Lost in Space. She was definitely proud to show off her new found babeness in Not Another Teen Movie, Mean Girls, Black Christmas and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. She’s also done a lot of voice over work, like Meg Griffin in the first season of Family Guy, The Wild Thronberrys and The Spectacular Spider-Man.

6. Hayden Panettiere

Hayden has been acting since 11 months old! She spent the first couple years of her life on soaps like Guiding Light and One Life to Live. But, her value rose after she appeared in Remember The Titans.

Her filmography includes Racing Stripes, Raising Helen, Bring It On: All of Nothing and I Love You, Beth Cooper. But, you may have seen her as former cheerleader Claire Bennett on Heroes.

5. Mila Kunis

Born in the former Soviet Union, Mila began acting at age nine in commercials, like Barbie ads. Her first actual role was, where else but, on the soap Days of Our Lives. She also had minor role on 7th Heaven and played a young Angelina Jolie in Gia.

We came to know her potential on That 70’s Show. From that point on she’s appeared in the films American Psycho 2, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Book of Eli. We also know her as the voice of Meg Griffin, and, her constant voice overs on Robot Chicken.

4. Amanda Bynes

By age seven Amanda was getting comedy lessons from Arsenio Hall and Richard Pryor. She became a cast member of Nickelodeon’s All That by ten.

She had her own Nick show, The Amanda Show, and has been in movies like Big Fat Liar, What A Girl Wants, Robots, She’s The Man and Hairspray.

3. Scarlett Johansson

Mrs. Ryan Reynolds needs no introduction.

While most of us know her as one of the most smoking babes in Hollywood, Scarlett was in fact a child star. She began acting at nine years old, with minor roles in North and Just Cause. She gained positive reviews for the film Manny and Lo. Shortly after, came breakout roles in Ghost World and Lost in Transition. The rest is, as they say, history.

2. Jennifer Connelly

Most of us know the adult work of this Oscar winning babe, but she began her career as a kid.

Appearing in newspaper and magazine ads by ten, Jennifer transitioned to film. Her first role was at age eleven in the flick Once Upon A Time in America. She began to gain popularity after getting second billing to David Bowie’s package in Labyrinth.

1. Christina Aguilera

This sultry singer used her voice to get where she is, but her looks haven’t hurt.

As a kid, Christina would sing the national anthem at Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and, unfortunately, Pirates games. By thirteen, she grabbed the national spotlight by becoming a member of the Mickey Mouse Club.

By nineteen, guys were ogling her after her album debut. While most men thought Britney was hotter at the time, Christina proved them wrong in the end. She’s only gotten hotter as the years gone, unlike her rival.

While some may think having a kid makes a chick less desirable, it only magnified Christiana’s hotness.Did you see her rack (although many say they’re fake, they got even bigger with a kid)? And that my friends, is why she’s at number one.

Leave a Comment

  1. E, M says:

    Lark looks really cool and is the best role model of the grown up child stars. You can see that she holds her own. PROUD OF YOU LARK !

  2. observation says:

    look what the desire for fame does to young women – they put it all out there and sell it all big time – where's the real love?

  3. Wim says:

    Oh, and #22 is Keisha Knight PULLIAM, not Pullman. Like you I remember her growing up on the Cosby Show, but unlike you I also remember her name – correctly.

  4. Viv says:

    You missed Kirsten Dunst.

  5. guest says:

    Maurice Chevalier said it: "Thank Heaven for little girls!"

  6. jojo says:

    Well you miss out most famous child star. Dokota fanning and Miley …

  7. Foxhunter says:

    Where is Nicole Eggert ?????

  8. Riot says:

    Eliza Dushku has always been my favorite

  9. Tutliputli says:

    Three of the hottest blondes in hollywood were overlooked:
    Kristy Swanson
    Melissa Joan Hart
    Christina Applegate
    All grown up now but they were hot little honeys back in the day.

  10. Tutliputli says:

    I'll say it again – three hot hollywood blondes omitted in this list of delights:
    Christy Swanson
    Melissa Joan Hart
    Christina Applegate
    Objects of desire from childhood on!

  11. orga says:

    us papan

  12. Dwight M Lee says:

    by the way – I counted 19 errors in this article

  13. joe reynolds says:

    Ummmm… No Ricci????? Dude no wya Buffy over Ali Lambert ( Christine Lakin)

  14. denny says:

    dont people read the post before you comment! we know its not sarah chalke by the second post!

  15. shakrsbreath says:

    So if Alyssa is the first to come to mind why is she ranked so low. Michelle Gellar ranked over Alyssa. Are you serious.

  16. Mr Klotz says:

    #19 isn't Sara Chalke? Wish I knew who it was

  17. Capt Obvious says:

    Hey! Maybe one more person should point out that #19 isn't a picture of Sarah Chalke, but its British model Gemma Atkinson! I'm sure we haven't figured that out from the 6000 other postings that state exactly that!

  18. jester says:

    too bad this looks like an ad for a house of ill repute. is this what young women aspire to for themselves? sad,

  19. Anon says:

    I think that picture is actually Sarah Chalke, Gemma Atkinson stole the picture and uses it illegally!

  20. Brian says:

    Look for Jennifer Connelly as a walk-on in the first episode of "In Living Clor"

  21. Declan says:

    I believe I read somewhere that the photo of Sarah Chalke being used is the actually Gemma Atkinson.

  22. IHatePeople says:

    Okay guys, I'm really not convinced. Are you SURE that picture isn't of Sarah Chalke? I mean, it doesn't look like her, but I'm just not sure it's not Sarah Chalke. I guess maybe it could be Gemma Atkinson, but it also could be Sarah Chalke. I think we need about 47 more comments on this page all about how that isn't Sarah Chalke.

    You people are idiots. You only need to point it out once. Reading the same comment over and over and over and over and over and over really isn't all that entertaining. I mean, do you think you're all intelligent and shit saying what 30 people before you said? Seriously. Use common sense.

  23. John says:

    Hey, what about the hot guys? Some of us had rather see the hot guys.

  24. J. R. says:


  25. Rinaldo says:

    Jennifer Connolly picture is not her breasts. They are super-imposed on her. She is flat as a board. This website is slightly bogus!

  26. Zach says:

    Lost in Transition —-> Lost in Translation.

  27. Drew B says:

    C’mon I love Lacy Chabert, but you have her above Jennifer Love?

    Alyisa Milano should have probably been #1

  28. dntreadothrcommnts says:

    Could that b Gemma Atkinson and not Sarah Chalke?????

  29. KEN says:


  30. Drew Fan says:

    This will prove my age… but I still think Drew Barrymore is hot child star now all grown up

  31. chipola says:

    I'm suprised it wasn't mentioned that Scarlett Johansson played the young girl in The Horse Whisperer which earned her a Hollywood Reporter Young Star award.

  32. sluggo says:

    Scarlett Johansson was also in a little movie by the name of "The Horse Whisperer". You might want to look it up. I believe it's a tad more famous than "Just Cause". And it's "Lost in Translation" not "Lost in Transition".

  33. The Image Guy says:

    Dude, that's not Sarah Chalke, that's Gemma Atkinson. What kinda mindless corporate zombie are you? Until you have spent thousands of hours alone in the dark confines of your mom's basement poring over millions of images, committing them to memory, you should have your sticky keyboard taken away. What's that? Your keyboard isn't sticky? I don't understannd…

  34. guest says:

    Hi. I don't know if anyone has pointed this out yet, but for Sarah Chalke, the picture you have posted is actually british glamour model and actress Gemma Atkinson. Just thought I'd mention this.

  35. heath says:

    Winnie rocks!

  36. Ricky Kesh says:

    I was enjoying this until the first misplaced apostrophe. And the Gemma Atkinson thing…


  37. Mongo says:

    No Josie Davis from Charles in Charge = Fail

  38. Markus says:

    Bravo! When I first started reading, I was dreading the high possibility of the Olsen twins being on here. Whew…
    Also, a lot of good suggestions in the comments, once you filter out all the corrections for Chalke.

  39. douchelips says:

    Why am I not surprised you can find almost every single one posing nearly nude.

  40. Mike says:

    Hey, did you guys know that's not Sarah Chalke?

  41. tonybob says:

    Dudes, you forgot Katherine Heigl. How could she not be included in the category of former child stars who turned hot?

  42. Jigga says:

    u def missed natalie portman

  43. Dumb_Phucks says:

    Hey…is that Sarah Chalke??? Damn she's hot!!!

  44. zazo says:

    where the fk is Natalie Portman?? seriously maaaannn

  45. @AceTracer says:

    You do realize that isn't Sarah Chalke right? It's Gemma Atkinson.

  46. Nick says:

    Jennifer Connelly should be #1, Lindsay Lohan #2, and Britney Spears #3.

  47. idontreadthecomment says:

    gemma, sarah, atkinson, chalke, pictures

  48. Cor says:

    Wow was about to say thats gemma atkinson for sarah chalke but seems like people beat me to it bahaha.