Celebrity crushes I had as a kid

by mk1974 | created - 03 Jun 2012 | updated - 10 Nov 2015 | Public

I grew up in the 80s and 90s, and over the years I had a number of celebrity crushes, some that were pretty obscure. Here are at least a few of them with the main movies/shows I remember first noticing them in (in a crush-like way).

1. Dana Barron

Actress | National Lampoon's Vacation

Dana Barron was born on April 22, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) and Happythankyoumoreplease (2010).

National Lampoon's Vacation

2. Noelle Parker

Actress | Ernest Saves Christmas

Noelle Parker was born on December 25, 1971 in Woodstock, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Ernest Saves Christmas (1988), At Close Range (1986) and Look Who's Talking Too (1990).

Ernest Saves Christmas

3. Heather Langenkamp

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Heather Langenkamp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She got her start in acting when she was cast as an extra in the Francis Ford Coppola films The Outsiders (1983) and Rumble Fish (1983), which were both filmed in Tulsa. Her scenes were deleted from the final cut of both films. While studying at ...

A Nightmare on Elm Street

4. Reese Witherspoon

Actress | Wild

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose ...

Man on the Moon (before she was well known)

5. Ari Meyers

Actress | Kate & Allie

Ari Meyers was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday, 6 April 1969. She began an acting career at age 12, with her role as Al Pacino's stepdaughter in Al Pacino's Author! Author! (1982) and hasn't looked back, since. Ari dictated her first play, "The Super Magic Show", for her nursery school ...

Kate & Allie (TV show)

6. Ami Dolenz

Actress | Can't Buy Me Love

Ami Dolenz was born on January 8, 1969 in Burbank, California, USA as Ami Bluebell Dolenz. She is an actress and producer, known for Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Miracle Beach (1992) and General Hospital (1963). She has been married to Jerry Trimble since August 10, 2002.

She's Out of Control

7. Danielle Harris

Actress | Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Danielle Harris was born on June 1, 1977 in Plainview, Long Island, New York, USA as Danielle Andrea Harris. She is an actress, known for Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween II (2009). She has been married to David Gross since ...

The Last Boy Scout

8. Heather Graham

Actress | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Heather Joan Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joan (Bransfield), a schoolteacher and children's book author, and James Graham, an FBI agent. She and her sister, actress Aimee Graham, were raised by their strictly Catholic parents. They relocated often, as a result of their father's ...

License to Drive (before she was well known)

9. Kellie Martin

Actress | ER

Kellie Martin was born on October 16, 1975 in Riverside, California, USA as Kellie Noelle Martin. She is an actress and producer, known for ER (1994), Life Goes On (1989) and A Goofy Movie (1995). She has been married to Keith Christian since May 15, 1999. They have two children.

Troop Beverly Hills

10. Jenny Lewis

Actress | The Wizard

Jenny Lewis was born on January 8, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her acting debut was in a Jell-O commercial. During the mid-1980s, her parents divorced and she moved with her mom, Linda, to Los Angeles, California. In 1999, she gathered a couple of her friends, Blake Soper, Pierre de Reeder, and ...

Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (really bad movie I saw as a teenager). She was in a lot of stuff, but that's where I remember noticing her.

Encyclopedia Brown TV series on HBO.

12. Olivia Burnette

Actress | The Quick and the Dead

Olivia Burnette began her acting career at the tender age of 6. The most notable of her first acting jobs was in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) opposite comic superstar Steve Martin.

After several television appearances, Olivia was cast as the lead in the down-home series The Torkelsons (...

The Torkelsons (short-lived TV show)

13. Heather McComb

Actress | Ray Donovan

Heather McComb was born on March 2, 1977 in Barnegat, New Jersey, USA as Heather Ann McComb. She is an actress and producer, known for Ray Donovan (2013), All the Real Girls (2003) and The Event (2010). She was previously married to James Van Der Beek.

Stay Tuned

14. Nicholle Tom

Actress | Beethoven

Nicholle is probably best known for her role as "Maggie Sheffield" on The Nanny (1993) or "Ryce Newton" in Universals Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven's 2nd (1993).

Nicholle has been keeping busy doing both comedy and dramatic roles on some of Tv's most popular shows. Most recently...

Beethoven's 2nd

15. Lisa Jakub

Actress | Mrs. Doubtfire

Lisa Jakub was born on December 27, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Independence Day (1996) and George Lucas in Love (1999). She has been married to Jeremy since June 2005.

Matinee

16. A.J. Langer

Actress | My So-Called Life

A.J. Langer was born in Columbus, Ohio. At age 5, her family moved to the San Fernando Valley, just outside of Los Angeles. She first began using her initials to join an all-boys baseball team, and the nickname stuck. She was introduced to Ernie Lively, who became her acting coach. After roles on ...

My So-Called Life

17. Claire Danes

Actress | My So-Called Life

New Yorker Claire Catherine Danes was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Carla (Hall), a day-care provider and artist, and Christopher Danes, a computer consultant and photographer. She has an older brother, Asa. Her paternal grandfather, Gibson Andrew Danes, was a Dean of the Yale School of Art ...

My So-Called Life

18. Lark Voorhies

Actress | Saved by the Bell

Lark Voorhies was born on 25 March 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee. She first began acting at the age of two but postponed her acting career until the age of 11, when she appeared on Small Wonder (1985). Lark later starred as Lisa Turtle in Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987), the predecessor to NBC's ...

Saved By the Bell

19. Laura Mooney

Actress | Twilight Zone: The Movie

Laura Mooney was born on May 27, 1976 in Westminster, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989) and Potato Head Kids (1986).

Saved By the Bell. Very obscure one - she played Kelly's little sister in one episode, which I happened to have on tape for some reason. Photo here: http://bit.ly/Nu7wMr

20. Holly Robinson Peete

Actress | 21 Jump Street

Holly Robinson Peete was born on September 18, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Holly Elizabeth Robinson. She is known for her work on 21 Jump Street (1987), 21 Jump Street (2012) and For Your Love (1998). She has been married to Rodney Peete since June 10, 1995. They have four children.

21 Jump Street

21. Megan Ward

Actress | Dark Skies

Megan Ward was born on September 24, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Megan Marie Ward. She is an actress, known for Dark Skies (1996), Arcade (1993) and Encino Man (1992). She has been married to Michael Shore since July 29, 1995. They have two children.

Trancers II

22. Kerri Green

Actress | The Goonies

Auburn haired Kerri Green was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA on 14 January 1967. In 1984, Kerri decided to skip summer camp and attend some movie auditions in New York City instead. This led her to the attention of none other than Steven Spielberg, who cast her as Andy in Richard Donner's ...

The Goonies

23. Faye Grant

Actress | My Best Friend's Girl

Faye Grant was born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, in 1957, and was involved in theater as a teenager. She left home at 18, hitchhiking throughout Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. After living in Mexico City, where she did Spanish commercials, she moved to Los Angeles. She played the role of Rhonda on ...

V (TV miniseries/series)

24. Jodie Sweetin

Actress | Full House

Jodie Sweetin was born on January 19, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jodie Lee Ann Sweetin. She is an actress, known for Full House (1987), Fuller House (2016) and Walt Before Mickey (2015). She was previously married to Morty Coyle, Cody Herpin and Shaun Holguin.

Full House (TV Show). In the later episodes, when she was a teenager. She was a little young, but I kept noticing her... development.

25. Marla Sokoloff

Actress | The Practice

Born and raised in San Francisco, Marla Sokoloff moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and enrolled in the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, where she studied theater and music. She won numerous awards and accolades for her singing, performing the national anthem at such high profile events as the...

Full House (TV Show)

26. Staci Keanan

Actress | Step by Step

Staci Keanan was born Anastasia Sagorsky on June 6, 1975 in Devon, Pennsylvania. She began her career at age four with fashion-show assignments and magazine work. At age eight, she moved to New York City with her mother and sister and balanced a modeling career with a budding theater career, in ...

My Two Dads (TV Show)

27. Tatyana Ali

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street (1969).

She went on...

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV show)

28. Alicia Goranson

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Alicia Goranson was born on June 22, 1974 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Alicia Linda Goranson. She is an actress, known for Boys Don't Cry (1999), Roseanne (1988) and Fringe (2008).

Roseanne (TV show)

29. Amy Jo Johnson

Actress | Felicity

Amy Jo Johnson is an American/Canadian actress and filmmaker. Amy grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). ...

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (I was technically an adult when this was out, but I still acted like a kid)

30. Eve Plumb

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Eve Plumb, the actress and painter most famous for playing the role of Jan on The Brady Bunch (1969), began acting professionally in 1966, appearing in TV commercials. The child actor began getting parts on series television in 1967.

Her place in TV history was cemented when she landed the role of ...

The Brady Bunch (TV show)

31. Larisa Oleynik

Actress | 10 Things I Hate About You

Larisa Oleynik was born in Santa Clara County, California, to Lorraine (Allen), a nurse, and Roman Oleynik, an anesthesiologist. Her father is of Ukrainian and Rusyn descent.

Larisa's big break came when she was eight. She had gotten the part of young Cosette in a production of "Les Misérables". Her...

Secret World of Alex Mack (she was a bit young for me, but I couldn't help but notice her)

32. Josie Bissett

Actress | Mikey

Josie Bissett is recognized internationally for her role as the popular 'Jane Mancini' on FOX-TV's "Melrose Place," which ended its successful seven-year run in May 1999. To date, she has graced over 50 magazine covers, including such publications as TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, ...

Melrose Place (TV show)

33. Maia Brewton

Actress | Adventures in Babysitting

Maia Brewton was born on September 30, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Maia Luisa Brewton. She is an actress, known for Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Back to the Future (1985) and Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990). She has been married to Lara Spotts since 2008. They have two children.

Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV show)

34. Jean Louisa Kelly

Actress | Uncle Buck

Jean Louisa Kelly was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is an actress, known for Yes, Dear (2000), Uncle Buck(as John Candy's mean spirited, rebellious niece) (1989), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) and Ant-Man (2015). She has been married to James Pitaro since May 24, 1997. They have two children ...

Uncle Buck



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