Child Stars Who Didn't Go Bad

Former child stars who never ended up on drugs or had overdoses. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

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


One of the most gracious and sincerely humble personalities to ever walk the stage
Jackie is the role model.

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

21Jerry Mathers

22Bill Mumy

23Beverly Sills
First appeared in movies at age 8 back in the 1930's, and then had a long singing career, recently passing away in her late 80's.

24Julie Andrews
Gave a "command performance" singing for the Queen at age 12, and has not stopped being a star for over 60 years.

25Hayley Westenra
One of the biggest stars ever from New Zealand, released her first CD at the age of 12.

26Dakota Fanning

27Tommy Kirk

28Candace Cameron

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