Child Stars Who Didn't Go Bad

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

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1Jackie Evancho

'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.

What does this even mean. All the people under are ACTORS. Why does Jackie Evancho need to be at the top of everything? - higgsboson2142

a) Jackie Evancho acted in the movie "The Company You Keep" at age 12. She fits the criterion of a "child star" so she belongs on this list.
b) Jackie Evancho is NOT at the top of everything, including lists headed by Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, Charice Pempengco, K.S. Chithra, Taylor Swift, Lindsey Stirling, Sarah Brightman, Amy Lee, Nick Jonas, Green Day, Linkin Park, Eminem, Freddie Mercury, Perrie Edwards, Fatin Shidqia, Zayn Malik, Tarja Turunen, Wiz Khalifa, Led Zeppelin, Kelly Clarkson, John Lennon, Old Crow Medicine Show, Queen, Regine Velasquez, The Fray, Evanescence, Justin Timberlake, A-ha, and Jannina Weigel, etc. or any of the thousands upon thousands of lists about metal, rap, R&B, and celebrities of the male persuasion... - BobG

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2Hilary Duff

Aged 12 when acting

3AJ Michalka

Aged 11 when acting

4Hayley Mills

Aged 6 when acting

5Shirley Temple

Aged 5 when acting

7Kate Maberly
8Margaret O'Brien
9Kirsten Storms

Aged 13 when acting

10Kay Panabaker

The Contenders

11Jodie Foster
12Chloe Grace Moretz
13Leonardo DiCaprio
14Reese Witherspoon
15Ron Howard
16Abigail Breslin
17Jennifer Lawrence
18Shailene Woodley
19Emma Watson
20Kurt Russell
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