Child Stars Who Didn't Go Bad

Former child stars who never ended up on drugs or had overdoses.

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1Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts.

'Didn't go bad' is an understatement. Jackie serves as a model for how a child star can mature successfully. - BobG

One of the most gracious and sincerely humble personalities to ever walk the stage

Jackie Evancho is a great example of having a career based on actual talent and not scandal, along with showing you can be successful in show business without leaving a trail of rubble in your wake.

She's still a kid... - RalphBob

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2Hilary DuffHilary Erhard Duff is an American actress and singer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire.V1 Comment
3AJ Michalka

Aged 11 when acting

4Hayley Mills

Aged 6 when acting

5Shirley Temple

Aged 5 when acting

6Raven-SymonéV1 Comment
7Kate Maberly
8Margaret O'Brien
9Kirsten Storms

Aged 13 when acting

10Kay Panabaker

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The Contenders

11Jodie Foster
12Chloe Grace MoretzChloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville Horror.
13Leonardo DiCaprioV1 Comment
14Reese WitherspoonLaura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, known professionally as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and producer.
15Ron Howard
16Abigail Breslin
17Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence began her career in television, playing her first major role as a main cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.
18Shailene WoodleyShailene Diann Woodley is an American actress. She came to mainstream attention for her role as Amy Juergens in the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
19Emma WatsonEmma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.
20Kurt Russell
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