Child Stars Who Didn't Go Bad

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

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline 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.

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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2 Hilary Duff Hilary Duff Hilary 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. V 1 Comment
3 AJ Michalka AJ Michalka Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka, often credited as simply AJ, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician.

She didn't do drugs and behaved like Miley Cyrus. I like AJ. - DynastiNoble

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4 Shirley Temple Shirley Temple V 1 Comment
5 Hayley Mills

Aged 6 when acting

6 Raven-Symoné V 1 Comment
7 Grace Vanderwaal
8 Kate Maberly
9 Margaret O'Brien
10 Kirsten Storms V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer more.

I think licking donuts that other people are going to buy and eat is pretty "bad". - BobG

Shes at the line of being innocent and wild

12 Kay Panabaker
13 Jodie Foster Jodie Foster Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director and producer who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.
14 Ron Howard

From Opie to well-known director

15 Chloe Grace Moretz Chloe Grace Moretz Chloë 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.
16 Emma Watson Emma Watson Emma 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.
17 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio V 1 Comment
18 Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, known professionally as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and producer.
19 Abigail Breslin Abigail Breslin
20 Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer 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.
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