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Where Are They Now & Did They Get Hot

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I was reading DoubleViking about a week ago, and there's a post on Charlotte Church. Remember her, she was this child opera star, or something. And my only thought was...wow, well she grew up, didn't she. So then I started wondering about a bunch of childhood starlets, and if they went the route of Ashley, or if life had thrown them a Mary-Kate curveball.

Before you scroll down, take a guess...Did they get hot, or not?

- The above-mentioned opera singer
- The football loving daughter from Remember The Titans
- Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years
- The adopted daughter Stephanie from All in the Family
- Rudy Huxtable from The Cosby Show
- Karen Kinsella from Field of Dreams
- MaCauley Culkin's friend Vada from My Girl
- Stephanie Tanner from Full House
- Little Lex Murphy from Jurassic Park
- The youngest sister Claudia from Party of Five

Charlotte Church - Opera Prodigy
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Well, the child opera star has had her share of controversy. You may remember, she made some ill-advised remarks regarding 9/11. In later years, a topless photograph of Charlotte made the rounds on the Internet after her boyfried lost his camera phone. Later, the now ex-boyfriend demanded 3 million pounds from her family to not release a tell-all book (a tell-all book about a teenager?). But my favorite Charlotte item has to be that she won the coveted Internet "Rear of the Year" award at the age of 16. Dare to dream.

Hayden Panettiere - Sheryl Yoast from Remember The Titans
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Yes, Hayden was the daughter of the assistant coach in Remember The Titans. Later, she was Tim Allen's kid in Joe Somebody, and had a brief stint on Ally McBeal. This year, you'l see her in a new NBC series, Book of Joe with Aiden Quinn. And did she get hot? Let's just say she's a lovely young woman, as she's still only 16 and I'm not goin there.

Danica McKellar - Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years
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Danica is definitely a case of beauty and brains. After The Wonder Years, McKellar temporarily turned her back on acting to attend UCLA to study math. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and the following year co-authored a paper in the Journal of Physics: Mathematics & General that helped solve a problem in the area of statistical mechanics, now known as the Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorum. (I got two sides on a Rubiks Cube once) She recently came back to acting with a recurring role on The West Wing.

Danielle Brisebois - Stephanie from All in the Family
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Repeat after me...holy shit. This was a random one. I found Danielle on a childhood actors site, and man has she grown up. Turns out, Danielle has since turned to a music career, but she's also found time to be naked in a few movies. And really, can you blame her?

Keshia Knight Pulliam - Rudy Huxtable from The Cosby Show
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The littlest Huxtable, Rudy was adorable, wasn't she? Well she grew up nicely. Keshia continued in TV movies and guest appearances on different series, and she's taken to the reality thing with appearances on The Mole and Fear Factor. Most recently, she had a role in the '05 film Beauty Shop.


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Gaby Hoffman - Karen Kinsella from Field of Dreams
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Did she get hot...not so much. Ok, let's not be mean, it could be a bad picture, or short hair doesn't agree with her. But I'm not seeing a Maxim cover shoot on the horizon. She's been in a a bunch of classic movies since playing Kevin Costner's daughter - Uncle Buck, Speepless in Seattle, - but the last thing on IMDB is a USA Network flick in 2001.


Anna Chlumsky - Vada from My Girl
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This one's different. Years after My Girl, Anna graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in International Studies. After school, she moved to New York and began writing for the Zagat Guide. The acting bug resurfaced in 2004 and Anna is now part of a few different theatre groups in Manhattan. Oh yeah, is she hot. Sure, she's cute, in a downtown kind of way.

Jodie Sweetin - Steph Tanner from Full House
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After hanging with Jon Stamos and Bob Saget for a few years, Jodie graduated from Chapman University with a communications degree. She got married in 2002 and has limited her on screen time to a few TV guest appearances. She says that she plans to continue acting, and also continue staying hot, like girl next door hot.

Ariana Richards - Lex Murphy from Jurassic Park
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Ater making a career out of running from dinosaurs, and giant worms in the Tremor movies, Ariana turned away from acting to become a successful artist, with paintings on display at the Lee Youngman Galleries in Calistoga, California. But more importantly, is she hot? She's cute. Maybe not hot, but cute.

Lacey Chabert - Claudia from Party of Five
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I saved my personal favorite for last. I happened to see Lacey last year on an episode of Celebrity Poker, and nearly feel off my couch. You realy don't need an update on this one. Lacey was in Mean Girls, and she's got a bunch of movies coming up. Can you say Jennifer Love who?

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35 Comments

You forgot Punky Brewster. She just had a kid last week and she's a full grown MILF now.

said Evil Richard on September 6, 2005 9:03 PM.

Charlotte Church - Hot or Not? You decide. This clip is from last week's Top of the Pops.

http://media.putfile.com/church96

said Scaramouch on September 6, 2005 10:58 PM.

I remember reading somewhere that Gabby Hoffman left acting a few years ago after the parts stopped coming. Apparently she had gained quite a bit of weight and that combined with the JV field hockey coach haircut wasn't doing her any favors. Used to run around with Natasha Lyonne, but hopefully took leave of her before old Natasha finally went crack whore insane.

said DaniMc on September 7, 2005 9:03 AM.

Female child stars do much better than male ones, don't they? Not a Beaver Cleaver in the bunch.

said Jennifer on September 7, 2005 12:32 PM.

Female child stars do much better than male ones, don't they? Not a Beaver Cleaver in the bunch.

said Jennifer on September 7, 2005 12:37 PM.

"Not a Beaver Cleaver in the bunch". There's a joke in there somewhere....

said Scaramouch on September 7, 2005 1:13 PM.

What about the tomboy chick from Step-by-Step???

said Ken Kaniff on September 7, 2005 2:01 PM.

Lisa Loring: Wednesday from the Addams Family
http://www.dragoncon.org/people/loringl.html
After a failed marriage at the age of 15, Ms. Loring had a successful run on As the World Turns in the early eighties, and a short career in independent horror flicks.
She was once married to porn star Jerry Butler, who she met on the set of the "adult film" "Traci's Big Trick" in 1987. Ms. Loring did some "uncredited work on the film". She is currently remarried and happily living outside the spotlight.

said DNAgal on September 7, 2005 4:47 PM.

The recent picture of Jodie Sweetin looks a LOT like Jennifer Anniston, dontcha think?

said Miss Cellania on September 8, 2005 6:11 AM.

Yeah I thought that too

said Evil Richard on September 8, 2005 9:01 AM.

Ken Kaniff-
Her name was Christine Lakin. You can look her up yourself and see how hot she is now. Even better: She had a twin sister that also took her place in step by step.

said The Mike on September 8, 2005 10:32 AM.

IA ZASHOL SHOBI PASRAT' V KAMENTI. A SISKI NICHO U TETKI PASLEDNII.

said Segizmund 3rd on September 8, 2005 10:58 PM.

What about the girl from that lame-o show "My Two Dads"? She was kind of cute. Anybody heard from her?

said Distan on September 9, 2005 10:01 AM.

Staci Keanan. I lived in this flophouse of lunatics in Hollywood one summer, and one of my roommates claimed he was good friends with her, and was bringing her to my birthday party. Unfortunately, like his other claims (for example, "My rent check won't bounce again this month"), it was dubious. See Staci for yourself:

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/hh/0443824/HH/0443824/StacyKeanan004.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Keanan,%20Staci

said aquaman on September 9, 2005 11:04 AM.

He nu3gu! The mike

said cry on September 9, 2005 6:44 PM.

And what about Lark Voorhies from Saved by the Bell? Granted, she was mature by the time the series ended, but what happened to her...

said Gunslinger on September 10, 2005 1:52 PM.

Here's a pic of Gaby Hoffman that I found on a Natalie Portman website. She was so much better looking as a child.

http://www.natalieportman.com/images/candids/naa_X00186_9.jpg

said Lee on November 29, 2005 6:06 PM.

Lacey Chabert in Not Another Teen Movie..she played the Prettiest girl..thats...and im young so i can think those thoughts about the girl from Remember the Titans..and i will..and i am

said Shaft on January 2, 2006 1:50 PM.

Josie Davis as the bookworm Sarah Powell from Charles in Charge. OMFG!!!!

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/30431/cat/913

said KinkleKlaws on January 4, 2006 1:08 PM.

The chick from full house is a meth addict. She has blown through 200K in less then 6 months.

said pat on February 15, 2006 11:43 PM.

This is by far the most incomplete, cheap-ass list I've ever seen on the topic. You like girls, don't you?

The average VH1 show has more babes.

said Chicken Fucker on February 17, 2006 12:51 AM.

Jody Sweetin has admitted to being a meth addict recently, and is also going through a divorce.

said veronica on February 17, 2006 2:49 AM.

The girl from full house that always said, " how rude " also became a meth addict. I saw her on some news show telling how she got into crystal meth. I was shocked. She looks so smart and put together. It's sad what happens to child stars with all that money.

said Keith on February 17, 2006 1:16 PM.

Lark Voorhies was in How High with Redman and Methodman.

said nocode on February 17, 2006 1:44 PM.

THERE IS THIS ONE SHOW THAT I HAVE YET TO SEE ON VH1'S WHERE ARE THEY NOW, OR ANY OF THE TOP 20 KIDS STARS ON ET OR ANY SHOW OR ANYTHING AND THAT SHOW IS
" JUST THE TEN OF US " WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THEM KIDS, AND THE SHOW, AND HOW COME NO OTHER WHERE ARE THEY NOW SHOW HAS SPOKE OF IT, DID THEY JUST FORGET ABOUT IT, DID IT GET LOST IN THE ARCHIVES... PLEASE TELL ME WHERE ARE THEY NOW... AND THAT RED HEAD THAT ACTED ALITTLE BLONDISH, SHE WAS A HOTTIE!!!! PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THEY ARE AT ?????

said PinkyPooh on February 17, 2006 10:20 PM.

Keeshia Knight-Pulliam (the one who played Rudy on The Cosby Show) apparently went to Harvard Law School or Yale or something. That was a big deal when she played for charity a few years ago on The Weakest Link (USA version.)

said brokelikeyou on February 26, 2006 7:00 PM.

Jodie Sweetin is a recovering meth addict, as some have mentioned above.

i wouldn't do her. not because she used the meth, but because she said she used it because she was "bored".

kinda shows there's not much upstairs, if you know what i mean.

ps) PinkyPooh needs a good slap for posting IN ALL CAPS!

said honey bunny on March 4, 2006 3:27 PM.

re: that Charlotte Church Top of the Pops appearance...crap song, but she is definitely hot.

said jalabi99 on March 26, 2006 5:10 AM.

Hottest girls/women on this list: 1. Lacey Chabert 2. Danica McKellar 3. Keshia Knight-Pulliam

Danielle Brisebois has to take the booby prize...or should that be the "boobiest" prize? :)

said jalabi99 on March 26, 2006 5:13 AM.

Girls seem to do better than the guys - hey what about that girl that became a druggee and od'd - she did GREAT!

said Cal on July 2, 2006 12:23 AM.

Girls seem to do better than the guys - hey what about that girl that became a druggee and od'd - she did GREAT!

said Cal on July 2, 2006 12:24 AM.

sex fun....

said kam on July 27, 2006 1:36 PM.

fun sex....

said kam on July 27, 2006 1:39 PM.

I've been searching the net for this kid, from the late 80's early 90's. I cant remember his name, or what he was in, just I remember seeing him in ALOT of shows during that time. He had this mean look on his face ALL the time, and almost had darkish circles under his eyes, I can picture him with a coon-skin hat or w/e its called. Can anyone help?

Alyssluvu@aol.com

said Alyssa on August 29, 2006 10:34 PM.

1.Leonardo DiCaprio
2.Johnny Depp
3.River Phoenix

All child actors that didn't turn out lookin' freakish.

said Mark on October 10, 2006 1:52 PM.
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