We recently published an article called The 20 Teeny-Boppers You Are Now (Legally) Allowed to Ogle. Now I present you with its little sister. These girls are the ones you should never ever ogle, because while they may be beautiful, they are still very young. Unfortunately that is often the appeal, that youthful glow. Well in any case, this list is the same concept as my first, only opposite. Now we will take a look at some of the youngest starlets of Hollywood who are off the market for the foreseeable future. That way you know who not to crush on if you do not want to be a creepy old man or a cradle robber, which I sincerely hope you do not.
Actually, there are surprisingly few famous girls in Hollywood right now that are under the age of 18. You wouldn’t think so, but it is the truth. All of the girls that generally come to mind when you think of young Hollywood have, for the most part, turned legal. Hollywood needs some new young blood, I’d say, and while some of the following girls are no strangers to celebrity life or having their names in the tabloids, others have been working tirelessly to have those things too, and are as of yet still trying. But household name or not, they have all been involved in well-known projects. In a way, lesser known actresses are all the better- sometimes the same old celebs are talked about to death, and it is nice to see some fresh faces.
Here are 16 lovely ladies you know of or should know of… but should never drool over! At least, not yet. Patience is a virtue.
16. Bindi Irwin – 16
There are plenty of reasons other than age that this Aussie animal lover should not be gawked at like some hot thang. Since she became famous after the untimely 2006 death of her father when he was attacked by one of the sting rays he so loved, I feel like the image of this cute little girl is forever seared into our brains. Bindi oozes cuteness the same way Bailee Madison, who we already talked about, does. “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin’s daughter is known for being Bindi the Jungle Girl, who along with her dad spread the idea of conservation and why animals are important. She also won Season 21 of Dancing With the Stars with her partner Derek Hough, though admittedly some of her curves and some of her stage outfits make it hard to believe she is only 16 years old!
15. Willow Smith – 16
Another Sweet 16-er is Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s daughter Willow, born on this millennium’s first Halloween. Following in her parents’ footsteps, she has acted in a couple of films, like Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl, and her dad’s movie I am Legend (Will likes to co-star with his kids in movies, as we saw when son Jaden starred with him in the 2013 film After Earth). She is known for having an out-there fashion sense, and crazy hairstyles. She has said more than once that being famous is hard, and she seemed wise beyond her years when she said, “If I know what’s true in my heart and soul, then what people say can’t shape that.” Then again, she also said, “I like to eat cheese out of a bowl every day.” That’s a 16-year-old for ya. Though, cheese in a bowl does sound amazing.
14. Joey King – 16
You may recognize this gorgeous face from movies like White House Down, The Conjuring, The Dark Knight Rises, and Crazy, Stupid Love. But don’t look too closely- this Los Angeles native is not even 17 years old! But already her career is well underway. Though she made several appearances on several television shows throughout the years (Fargo, Entourage, New Girl, etc.) she got her breakout role as Ramona in Ramona and Beezus. She has also worked with many high-profile directors for someone so young: Christopher Nolan, Sam Raimi, and Roland Emmerich. She loves to watch UFC fights with her dad, and was given a pet pig (who she named Jay-Jay) for her 10th by Jay Leno when she was on The Tonight Show.
13. Lily-Rose Depp – 16
Yes, Depp, as in hugely popular actor Johnny Depp. For having a dad so famous, you don’t hear much about his model daughter. Actually, it is weird to think of him as a dad at all, especially now that he is married to the much-younger Amber Heard. Anyway, even though she is barely a decade younger than her new stepmother, Lily-Rose is still too young to crush on. Sorry, guys! But she is definitely beautiful. Born in France to Depp and mother Vanessa Paradis, she and her little brother Jack grew up between L.A. and Paris. She has done various modeling gigs, including for Chanel, and appeared in a few lesser-known movies in the past and a few that are due to come out this year. During her father’s filming of Sweeney Todd, filming was halted when he rushed to her side after she contracted E. coli and suffered acute kidney failure.
12. Bailee Madison – 16
It is true that actress Bailee Madison is too young to drool over, but she looks the exact same as she did almost 10 years ago in the movie Bridge to Terabithia. It is crazy because now she is almost an adult, with an adult body and an adult life, but still she retains that cute baby face. Since then she has been working tirelessly to build her repertoire, having appeared in such films as Conviction, Brothers, and Just Go With It, as well as numerous TV movies. Her TV shows are also high in number and include Wizards of Waverly Place, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, The Fosters, Once Upon a Time, and Good Witch. She loves barbecuing, swimming, and hanging out with her dog, Maddy.
11. Noah Cyrus – 16
You likely recognize the name Cyrus, as in Miley Cyrus. Noah is her little sister whose dad Billy Ray Cyrus is probably hoping does not take the same boob-flashing, sex-crazed, dysfunctional party path that his older daughter has. Miley has certainly made a name for herself, but I cannot imagine what her dad thinks of her debauchery! So far it does not seem like Noah will, in fact, follow Miley’s path. Noah has largely stayed out of the spotlight, though I don’t know if that is for lack of interest or lack of talent. She was the voice of the 2008 movie Ponyo, and appeared in the Hannah Montana movie and the television series, as well as a few other shows. She pops up once in awhile in random photos with her much-more-famous big sister.
10. Madison Leisle – 16
Madison Leisle is almost 17, but even at her young age she has done a lot of work in the Hollywood world. Some would argue that she has yet to get her breakout role, but even so, her resume is impressive. In the 2014 movie Inherent Vice, she worked with Maya Rudolph, Josh Brolin, and Joaquin Phoenix, among other big names. Most of her other work has been on the small screen, in shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, and Shameless. She is a soccer player who has 5 cats, 2 dogs, and a turtle.
9. Erin Pitt – 16
This teenager’s first major film was the video game adaptation Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, and her first starring role was as Hannah Wade in the film Against the Wild in 2013. She is an accomplished voice actress who lent her talents to the animated shows The 99 and Mike the Knight. The Canadian actress can also be seen in the films You Lucky Dog and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, and the shows Flashpoint and The Listener. She is one of six children in her family. And no, there is no relation to Brad!
8. Paris Jackson – 16
Her full given name is actually Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson. This, of course, is because her late father is perhaps the single most famous singer in history, or at least one of them. Paris’ name is known largely because of him, because she is not a performer in any capacity, though she is quite active on social media. She is recognizable mostly because of talk shows, awards shows, and paparazzi photos both before and after Michael Jackson’s fatal drug overdose in 2009. One possibly surprising thing to note is that her Godparents are a very unlikely duo: Macauley Culkin and Elizabeth Taylor! Sadly, Paris (allegedly) attempted suicide in 2013.
7. Rowan Blanchard – 14
Those from my generation will remember Rowan Blanchard’s TV parents with fondness. They are the lovable Corey and Topanga (Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel) from Boy Meets World. Now their “little girl” is all grown up (well, she is a teeny-bopper, at least) and we get to see her mischievous adventures in the aptly-titled Girl Meets World. Rowan is not yet 15 (so definitely no ogling this one!), and will not be until October of this year. But she has a few other lesser-known television shows under her belt, and movies like Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D, and The Back-Up Plan. She is friends with several of the other girls on this list, including her Girl Meets World co-star, who we will discuss next…
6. Sabrina Carpenter – 16
She is almost 2 years older than her co-star Rowan Blanchard, but the girls play best friends on Girl Meets World, and are pretty close in real life, too. She has taken part in numerous shows like The Goodwin Games, Austin and Ally, and her first-ever role was a victim interviewed by Detective Stabler (Christopher Meloni) on Law and Order SVU. She continues to voice Princess Vivian in Sofia the First as she has done since 2013, and can be seen in the Orange is the New Black episode F***sgiving in 2013. She loves Etta James, and even sang her song Something’s Got a Hold on Me when she was performing on a Chinese television station.
5. Kiernan Shipka – 16
Kiernan Shipka is a Chicago native whose family (their surname Shipka has Bohemian roots) moved to L.A. when she was a young child to support her acting career, and it paid off! Early on she had smaller roles in various films and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2014 she earned the leading role of Cathy in the movie Flowers in the Attic, adapted from the cult fiction book of the same name. In it, she portrays a young girl locked in an attic with her 3 siblings, and enters into an incestuous affair with her brother. She won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009 for her work in Mad Men, in which she played Sally Draper from 2007-2015. She also had roles in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Heroes, and Monk, among others.
4. Madison Beer – 17
17-year old Madison Beer gained fame after Justin Bieber tweeted a link to a video of her singing, and that led to her eventually becoming signed to Island Def Jam. She is currently working on her debut album, but even before compiling this list, I saw her everywhere on social media. The girl is making herself known! She appeared in the movie Louder Than Words starring David Duchovny and Hope Davis, and was in the TV show Todrick. I have a feeling this is just the first we will be seeing of the very talented Miss Beer! Plus, she has a super cool last name.
3. Haley Pullos – 15
Almost 16-year-old Haley Pullos has repeatedly won and been nominated for awards for her role as Molly Lansing-Davis on the long-running soap opera General Hospital, which she has played since 2009. She won the Young Artist Award fourmes (and was nominated one other time), and nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Daytime TV Series. Besides General Hospital, the California girl has worked on the shows Instant Mom, Growing Up Fisher, Dollhouse, Ghost Whisperer, and ‘Til Death. Her films include The Collector and Dead Air.
2. Amandla Stenberg – 17
Actress Amandla Stenberg is mostly known for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games, but she is all over the internet lately so I have a feeling we will be seeing more of the California girl. Already, in addition to portraying little Rue, Amandla has appeared with Zoe Saldana in Colombiana, with Paula Patton in the short film Mercy, and in recurring roles on the shows Mrs. Robinson and Sleepy Hollow. Her name means “power” in Zulu and Xhosa, and she is a youth ambassador for No Kid Hungry.
1. China Anne McClain – 16
China Anne McClain was discovered in 2005 when a family friend was over for dinner and she sang a song from Spy Kids 2. He called a director friend who was looking for a young girl who could sing and dance to play Alexis in his film The Gospel with Idris Elba, and voila! The rest was history. She got the part of Alexis, and since then has been in the movies Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Hurricane Season, and several television shows including The Wizards of Waverly Place, House of Payne, and A.N.T Farm.