You Never Forget Your First Kiss...by yrnej | created - 11 Dec 2016 | updated - 01 Feb 2018 | Public
...and neither will your fans! The following actors had their real first kiss on screen. Imagine such a nerve-racking but exciting experience being captured on film and shown on thousands or maybe even millions of TVs or movie screens.
To celebrate Valentine's Day, which of these stories of first kisses is most interesting?
Discuss the list here
*Stories came from the actual actors describing what happened
Actress | Wind River
Kelsey Asbille Chow is the oldest of three siblings, a younger brother and younger sister. At a young age she studied dance, and grew to love performing. School plays led to community theater, then she was member of the Hammond Select Ensemble, which she has performed with in Italy and other places...
with James Lafferty on One Tree Hill
"I chewed so much cinnamon gum, and I was practicing on my hand and in the mirror. It was really embarrassing."
Actress | Spring Breakers
Ashley Victoria Benson was born on December 18, 1989 in Anaheim Hills, California, to Shannon (Harte) and Jeff Benson. She has Irish, English, and German ancestry. She has been dancing competitively since she was 2 with hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap and lyrical. She has been singing since she was ...
with Brock Kelly on Days of Our Lives
"He was in his mid-20s and I was 15 at the time. And I was like, 'Hey, so, just so you know this is my first kiss,' and he's like, 'oh, mine too, don't worry.' I was like, 'No, no, no. This is my first real kiss. So, just throwin' that out there. Don't do anything weird.'"
Actress | Stranger Things
Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and model. She rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016), for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series ...
with Finn Wolfhard on Stranger Things
"The thing is is that the reaction to it was really funny. I got up and then I said, 'Kissing sucks!' And Finn was like, 'idonno, it wasn't too bad.'"
Actress | Full House
Candace Helaine Cameron Bure was the youngest of four children, born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California to Robert and Barbara Cameron. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk Cameron, (who played Mike Seaver for 7 seasons on the hit show Growing Pains (1985)), Candace decided to...
with Scott Curtis on Full House
"It's awkward when you've never had a kiss and then have to kiss someone on national television."
Actor | Home Alone
Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Kit Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. He is the ...
with Anna Chlumsky in My Girl
"Yeeeccchhhk. It was like, fifteen takes. All angles. Yeeecchhhkkk."
6. 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 ...
with Jared Leto on My So-Called Life
"He [Jared] guided me through it and educated me on how to, like, make out."
Actress | Spider-Man
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, ...
with Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire
"I thought it was disgusting. I didn't kiss anyone else until I was 16, I think. I was a late bloomer."
Actor | The Social Network
Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or ...
with Jennifer Beals in Roger Dodger
"I hadn't even been on a date before that movie. It was my first kiss with my mouth open like that. She was every man's fantasy since 1980, so it was awesome."
Actress | War of the Worlds
Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...
with Thomas Curtis in Sweet Home Alabama
"Beforehand I was really, really nervous because I'd never kissed a boy before and it was on the lips. But then I kind of got used to it and it was kind of fun after a while."
10. Elle Fanning
Actress | Super 8
Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel ...
in Ginger and Rosa
"So they pull out this giant binder full of boys, and they're like, 'Elle, ok, we're all gonna sit around, and flip through, and you can pick out the boy that you want to kiss for your first time.' And I was like, 'ok!'"
11. Selena Gomez
Actress | Spring Breakers
Actress and singer Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995.
Her first acting role ...
with Dylan Sprouse on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
"I actually leaned in to kiss him, and I had my eyes closed a little too early and I ended up missing like half of his lip. "It ended up being the most awkward kiss in the world. But I was 12 so it was okay and it was good."
12. Katie Holmes
Actress | Batman Begins
Born two months premature at four pounds, Kate Noelle Holmes made her first appearance on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kathleen Ann (Craft), a philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., a lawyer. She is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. Her parents have said ...
with Ian Bohen on Dawson's Creek
"It's so awkward because with a first kiss in [real] life, if it doesn't go well you can kinda be like, 'Oh I gotta get home,' or 'thanks.' You never have to deal with that person again," Holmes explained. "But on screen, you're gonna have to have lunch and you're probably have to work together tomorrow, so it's a little bit [awkward]."
13. Josh Hutcherson
Actor | The Hunger Games
Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his ...
with Charlie Ray in Little Manhattan
"I was filming in New York City and my mom surprised me by flying my dad in for the kiss scene for support. But it was a horrible first kiss because I had like a crew of like 50 people standing around and watching me. It was the most non-real, non-intimate moment that I could possibly have my first kiss, I think."
14. Victoria Justice
Actress | Victorious
Victoria Justice is an American actress and singer. She was born on February 19, 1993 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. She is the daughter of Serene Reed and Zack Justice. Her mother has Puerto Rican ancestry, while her father is of English, German, and Irish descent. She has a younger half-sister, ...
with Cole Sprouse on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
"It was in front of a live audience. That was cool, and we're still good friends."
15. Mila Kunis
Actress | Black Swan
Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...
with Ashton Kutcher on That '70s Show
"I was like, 'Oh, he's so cute, it's the Calvin Klein model!' Then I was like, 'I have to kiss him?' I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him."
16. Danica McKellar
Actress | The Wonder Years
Together with her younger sister, Crystal McKellar, she began acting at a young age in her mother's dance studio. In 1982 the family moved to Los Angeles and a few years later she appeared in her first commercial. A few guest appearances in The Twilight Zone (1985) was followed by her breakthrough ...
with Fred Savage on The Wonder Years
"I remember sitting there on that rock, going, 'Oh my gosh, I'm about to have my first kiss.' Now, in the story, my brother's just died, so I'm supposed to be really sad. But I got so excited that I got this smile on my face. Of course they couldn't use the first take. The one that you see is take number six."
17. Caleb McLaughlin
Actor | Stranger Things
Caleb McLaughlin is known for his role as Lucas Sinclair on the hit Netflix Original series, Stranger Things. However, Caleb has worked on several television shows which include: ABC Forever, CBS Unforgettable, NBC Law & Order SVU, HBO Miniseries Show Me a Hero, ABC 20/20 What Would You Do?, HBO's ...
with Sadie Sink on Stranger Things
"Finn gave me some advice. He's the master at it. He's like, 'Just poke your lips out and keep it firm and then make them soft.' And I was like, 'Okay!' It wasn't that bad. It was cool. If I have to do more, then I have to."
18. Keke Palmer
Actress | Hustlers
Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Harvey, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago, to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her ...
with Corbin Bleu on Jump In!
"I was 12 and… It was on the lips. I was very, very nervous. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, this is the first person I am kissing outside of my family. It was real scary for me."
19. Kay Panabaker
Actress | Fame
Stephanie Kay Panabaker is an American actress, who was born on May 2, 1990 in Orange Grove, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. She has an older sister, Danielle Panabaker, who is also an actress. She started acting at various community theaters in Chicago, ...
with Zac Efron on Summerland
"It was totally embarrassing in front of the crew and they were all like my dads. It was very weird, but he was so nice and so sweet and he still is."
20. Dev Patel
Actor | Slumdog Millionaire
Dev Patel was born in Harrow, London, to Anita, a caregiver, and Raj Patel, who works in IT. His parents, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, are both of Gujarati Indian descent. His first role was in the UK TV series Skins (2007). His breakout role was in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire (...
with Olga Fedori on Skins
[after describing his character as a little chihuahua that keeps humping your leg] "My first proper kiss was probably on screen somewhere in Skins. It was my first kiss and my first sex scene and all of that, in one go. I was damn nervous. I'd never had sex before and I was simulating it in front of a camera. I was up all night watching James Bond, trying to be romantic and all of a sudden they're like, 'More chihuahua!'"
21. Emma Roberts
Actress | We're the Millers
Emma Roberts was born in Rhinebeck, New York. She was a baby when her parents separated, and she grew up living with her mother, Kelly Cunningham. She was educated at Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, California.
Emma is the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, and the niece of ...
with Raja Fenske on Unfabulous
"He was the cutest. I feel like I had so many of my firsts on TV and in movies before I did in real life — all of them actually. They were fake before they were real, which I think gave me an unrealistic view of how they should be."
22. Saoirse Ronan
Actress | Hanna
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved back to Dublin, Ireland. Saoirse grew up in Dublin and briefly in Co. Carlow before moving back to Dublin ...
with Rory Copus in I Could Never Be Your Woman
"My character really liked this boy, and she didn’t know if he noticed her. At that time, I was only 11 years old, and not ready to kiss a boy. I asked the director, 'How long do you want me to kiss him? How many seconds?' And the director said, 'Three seconds.' So while kissing, I counted in my head. Every single take I was like, One, two, three. And then: 'Okay, kill, cut!' I definitely suffered for art."
23. Ben Savage
Actor | Boy Meets World
Bennett "Ben" Joseph Savage was born on September 13th, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois. Ben got his start in acting when he appeared in his first commercial at the tender age of 5. From there, his first major speaking role was in the comedy series, Dear John (1988), opposite Judd Hirsch and fellow ...
with Danielle Fishel on Boy Meets World
"I was nervous. I'm sure it was my first official kiss."
24. Alia Shawkat
Actress | Arrested Development
Alia Shawkat was born in Riverside, California, to Dina Burke and actor Tony Shawkat. Her maternal grandfather, Paul Burke, was also an actor. Her father is from Baghdad, Iraq, and her mother has Irish, Italian, and Norwegian ancestry. Success arrived early for Alia. Her career began at the young ...
with Michael Cera on Arrested Development
"It wasn’t like a make-out, you know what I mean? The way I describe it was that it’s like two fists hitting each other, boom, in and out."
Actor | The Lion King
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Claudine (Gonsalves) and Stephen Weiss. He has an older brother, Joel, and has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry. Growing up, he liked the music group Boyz II Men, and his ...
with Rachael Leigh Cook in Tom and Huck
"It went well, but it's difficult being in front of 250 people who simultaneously break out in, 'Oooh!' I don’t really count it as a kiss."