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Then Vs. Now: How 15 Of Our Childhood Crushes Have Changed Over The Years

One of the most cherished memories of our childhood is watching our favorite actors starring in their TV shows and movies. These actors quickly became our crushes. It was such a wonderful time that we will never forget.

These actors have changed a lot since they starred in our favorite movies. Now, they have amazed people with their charming beauty. Emma Watson is an example. She rose to her stardom as Hemione Granger in the Harry Potter series. And her character still breathes life into our minds like it used to be. Now, Emma, who has also starred in numerous successful movies, is regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world.

Love to see more? Let’s scroll down and check them out!

#1 Kirsten Dunst

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Kirsten Dunst is known as an actress, model, and singer. She has received various accolades, including a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress. In addition, she gained nominations for Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and four Golden Globe Awards.

#2 Hilary Duff

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Starting her acting career at a young age, Hilary Duff is globally known as Elizabeth McGuire in the television series, Lizzie McGuire and quickly was recognized as a teen idol.

#3 Chad Michael Murray

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Chad Murray is known as an actor and fashion model. He is best known for playing Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2003–09, 2012).

#4 Josh Hartnett

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Joshua Hartnett started out as an actor. He first came to attention in 1997 with his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the television crime drama series Cracker.

#5 Megan Fox

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Megan Fox is best-known as an actress and model. She has made many appearances in major film franchises, including the Transformers franchise. She is the recipient of several accolades, including two Scream Awards and four Teen Choice Awards.

#6 Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez is globally recognized as a singer but she started her acting career at a very young age. In her teenage years, she rose to prominence for her lead role as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012).

#7 Jared Padalecki

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Jared Padalecki is best known for playing Sam Winchester in the TV series Supernatural. He grew up in Texas and rose to fame in the early 2000s when appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls and the films New York Minute (2004) and House of Wax (2005).

#8 Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens is recognized as an actress and singer. The success of her first film High School Musical led Hudgens to acquire a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V (2006) and Identified (2008).

#9 Emma Watson

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Emma Watson rose to global star with her role in the Harry Potter series. She continued to earn success with the role of Lucy in My Week with Marilyn (2011). Emma has received a selection of accolades, including a Young Artist Award and three MTV Movie Awards.

#10 Chace Crawford

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Christopher Chace Crawford is always a potential actor, known for his portrayal of Nate Archibald on The CW’s teen drama series Gossip Girl.

#11 Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Sarah Michelle Prinze is best-known as an actress and producer. Her leading role was in the teen drama series Swans Crossing (1992).

#12 Zac Efron

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Zachary Efron started acting professionally in the early 2000s and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical trilogy (2006–2008).

#13 Frankie Muniz

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Francisco James Muniz IV is well-known as an actor, race car driver, and musician. He is best known for playing the title character in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006), which earned him an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations.

#14 Hayden Panettiere

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We all recognize Hayden Panettiere as an actress, model, and singer. She is best known for her lead roles as Claire Bennet on the NBC superhero series Heroes (2006–2010) and Juliette Barnes in the ABC/CMT musical drama series Nashville (2012–2018).

#15 Corbin Bleu

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Corbin Reivers is working in both the cinema and the music field. He played the leading role of Chad Danforth in the High School Musical trilogy (2006-2008).