As kids, pre-teens, teens, what have you, we were totally crushing on these childhood stars back in our youth. Now, as adults, we haven’t given up the dream of one day bumping into them at the bar where we’ll fall madly in love. Here are 26 childhood stars we would still go steady with now.

Part 1


Anna Chlumsky

The My Girl sweetheart who captured our hearts is now the “My Woman” of every guy’s dreams.


Tiffany Amber Thiessen

Hard to believe she looks even better now than her turn on Saved By The Bell.


Emma Watson

If looks could kill, Harry Potter’s Emma Watson would be the 'Avada Kedavra' curse.


Marley Shelton

Every guy wanted Wendy Peppercorn from The Sandlot to give them mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Correction: Every guy still wants that.


Kirsten Dunst

From turns as a young vampire princess alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview With the Vampire and escaping rampaging jungle animals in Jumanji, Dunst swung back into our hearts as Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man and we’re still caught in that web of love.


Soleil Moon Frye

Um, words are failing us right now to describe how Punky Brewster ended up looking like her current apperance.


Alyssa Milano

Who’s The Boss? Alyssa’s now the boss.


Christine Lakin

This TGIF Step by Step girl is TGI Gorgeous now.


Natalie Portman

It seems like ages since we were introduced to Portman as Mathilda in Leon: The Professional, but we know that we’re not likely to forget her any time soon.


Katie Holmes

It’s too bad she had those rough years aboard the USS Scientology Nut, but the Dawson's Creek star looks more glamorous and, dare we say, happier ever since. Welcome back, Katie.


Drew Barrymore

We’ll take 50 First Dates, or 100, or 1,000 with the E.T. actress these days.


Madeline Zima

Judging by the look of things, young Grace Sheffield from The Nanny is no longer in need of adult supervision.


Lacey Chabert

This list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include the younger Party of Five sister who wowed us in Mean Girls and seems to get better looking every time we see her.


Danielle Harris

We saw her on the run from Michael Myers in Halloween 4 and 5, and now we’re the ones who are running toward her.


Christina Applegate

The Married With Children actress is now actually married with children, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still totally stumbling all over ourselves when we see her.


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