Child Stars Who Didn't Go Bad

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

The Top Ten

1 Grace Vanderwaal Grace Vanderwaal

Some will say that she hasn't been around long enough to go "bad" yet, but I have high hopes and faith in her that she will be an icon of positive influence for generations to come.

This girl have a stron Family and will for that reason only never og bad --

2 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.

She's still a kid... - RalphBob

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3 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
4 Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia and ...read more.

Aged 5 when acting

5 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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6 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.
7 Hayley Mills

Aged 6 when acting

8 Raven-Symoné Raven-Symoné Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, sometimes credited as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, television personality, and producer.

Ha. - RalphBob

9 Kate Maberly
10 Margaret O'Brien

The Contenders

11 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.
12 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 ...read 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

13 Kirsten Storms V 1 Comment
14 Kay Panabaker
15 Ron Howard

From Opie to well-known director

My boy Richie

16 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.
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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