You can probably remember the days of sitting in front of the television and watching as Zach Morris tried to win over his dream girl, Kelly Kapowski. She was the sweet girl that every guy seemed to have a crush on at the time. It wasn’t just Zach that had a crush on this bubbly cheerleader since she was also the hot girl crush for millions of adolescent boys as well. There are many actresses that are remembered from the ’80s and ’90s that wore those sexy shorts and cut-off shirts. Their posters were on your wall, and they were never too far from your mind. Many people are left asking themselves whatever happened to these hot crushes from childhood.
You may be disappointed to find out that some of your hottest crushes aren’t so hot anymore, while others seem to have gotten even hotter. Some of our crushes grew up in the spotlight and got involved in drugs, which caused them to look trashier than they once did. Some of the results you find here may not be pretty, in fact, you may be disappointed by what happened to the girls of your youth, but some may also surprise you. These girls may still put a smile on your face, so stay strong while you go through the girls from your favorite shows. Don’t shed a tear for the ones who lost their looks, just hold tight to your memory of them. Check out our list of the 15 hot girl crushes from your youth, and find out what they look like today.
15. Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst has been working in Hollywood since she was a child, so we all watched her grow up from the beginning. As a child star, she starred in Jumanji and Interview with a Vampire. Her first kiss was with Brad Pitt while onset because she was quite young when she starred alongside the actor in the vampire movie. She became a teenage crush when she started appearing in movies such as Bring It On and Crazy/Beautiful, showing off her big bust and small waist. She grew up to be a red hot actress starring in such movies as Spiderman, Wimbledon and Anchorman 2. Her career has never stopped going and it’s even hotter than ever as she continues making multiple movies in 2017. Looking at her now, she has only grown up to be hotter than ever and has blossomed into a stunning woman. She can still turn your head just like she did as a teenager.
14. Alicia Silverstone
Although Alicia Silverstone appeared in small parts such as a guest appearance on The Wonder Years, she didn’t get her big break until her breakout movie, Clueless. The movie, The Crush, also followed, which helped to pave her way for further Hollywood successes. She was a favorite of Colombia who signed her to a multi-million-dollar deal following Clueless. Silverstone also appeared as Batgirl in the big budget film, Batman & Robin. The band, Aerosmith, absolutely loved the young actress and she ended up being featured in many of their music videos. Enjoying the rock star life, she went on to marry Christopher Jarecki in 2005, a well-known rock star. At some point, she just dropped out of the limelight breaking the hearts of adolescent men all over the world. Silverstone has been very public about her vegan lifestyle, even writing a book called The Kind Diet. She fights alongside the PETA cause, and was even named “Sexiest Female Vegetarian,” in 2004.
13. Jennifer Love-Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt was one of the world’s favorite scream queens. She fought her way through movies such as the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise and the Ghost Whisperer. She was always the sole survivor and we rooted for her all the way through her horror movies as she avoided the hook. Your teenage crush first started when she starred in Party of Five and from there, she only got hotter. It wasn’t long before she became one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood, and she even famously dated Enrique Iglesias in 2001. During that time, she appeared in one of his music videos for the song entitled, “Hero.” These days, she is chasing criminals in Criminal Minds and her career doesn’t seem to be slowing down. She hasn’t lost her allure in Hollywood and has even added the title of author to her list of accomplishments as she wrote a book in 2010 titled, The Day I Shot Cupid. It even made it to the bestseller list as a dating/advice book based on her own experiences.
12. Kelly LeBrock
Who didn’t have a crush on Kelly LeBrock who played Lisa in Weird Science? Even some women had a girl crush on her. She was every young man’s fantasy, and she had the body of a goddess. In Weird Science, she often walked around in next to nothing showing off a sexy stomach and beautiful breasts. She was off the charts sexy, and she looked much older than she was, which only drove men wild. She had a long career in modeling that helped her to transition into film. Unfortunately, time has not been Kelly LeBrock’s friend, and she did not age well. These days, she spends most of her time as a philanthropist, devoting her time to the terminally ill after her brother passed away. She works as a spokesperson for Club Carlson, which is an organization that helps children who suffer from cancer. She may have been our childhood crush, but these days she doesn’t resemble the girl we once knew.
11. Jennifer Aniston
We all fell in love with Jennifer Aniston when she became part of the crew on Friends. She was the hot girl that Ross was madly in love with from the time when he was a teenager. The world watched Aniston grow up as she left Friends and started a movie career that has never slowed down. She is well known for her role as Rachel Green, but you probably didn’t know that she originally auditioned for the role of Monica. She won us over, however, as the flirtatious and smokin’ hot Rachel Green and the rest is TV history. These days, Aniston is still on the silver screen in various comedies and drama roles. She got her first nomination for a Golden Globe for the movie, Cake, which she played with very little makeup for the entirety of the film. So how has she fared over the years? She is one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood these days and considering she’s almost 50-years-old, you’d never know it by looking at her most recent photos. She puts most young actresses to shame with her tight body and signature smile, not to mention her natural talent.
10. Danica McKellar
Everyone always seems to remember Winnie from The Wonder Years. She was everyone’s grade school crush with all that long brown hair, and that sweet smile that made even the bad boy types swoon. Danica McKellar was a beautiful girl then, and these days she’s an absolute stunner. Not only is she an actress but she’s got plenty of brains to boot. She is an author, mathematician and education advocate. You were probably jealous of her sometimes-boyfriend, Kevin Arnold, from the popular TV show, but these days she’s publishing one book after another. We haven’t seen her in many movies because McKellar had a hard time transitioning from a child actor to a serious film actress. Although she had many guest roles in other TV shows, she never made the transition like other child actors. You can keep dreaming about this stunner, however, because she grew up to be one of the hottest of the hot girl crushes.
9. Tiffani Amber Thiessen
How could we possibly leave Kelly Kapowski off of this list? She was every guy’s fantasy girl on Saved by the Bell. She was the gorgeous cheerleader from the ’90s and was able to draw in the attention of men from day one. She was the kind of girl that you wished was in your high school. Saved by the Bell went on from high school to college, and even into a marriage ceremony. From there, she went on to play the bad girl, Valerie, in the original Beverly Hills 90210. She was a mega popular crush back then, and she has managed to hang on to her sex appeal today. She proved that she wasn’t just a pretty face when she was offered her own TV cooking show called Dinner at Tiffani’s. She even had the opportunity to cook for former castmates, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley. The Tonight Show brought back the whole gang from Saved by the Bell to do a reunion skit live. It had been 20 years since the whole cast had been together again.
8. Danielle Fishel
Who can forget Topanga from Boy Meets World? She was the sexy girlfriend of Cory Matthews with the adorable face that won over the hearts of audiences. Danielle Fishel spent many years on the show causing boys everywhere to fall for her. You may not know that she wasn’t the first choice for Topanga. The casting director chose someone else to play the part, and it wasn’t until the other actress didn’t work out that they gave Danielle a callback. She was originally cast on the show for a temporary role but the producers loved her as much of the rest of us did, and they made her role permanent. After the show had ended, she was in various movies such as National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze and The Chosen One. To everyone’s surprise, the popular TV show, that made her career, returned with a new show called Girl Meets World that showed Topanga and Cory as parents. Audiences saw the show through their daughter’s eyes this time around. Danielle Fishel is one girl that just got hotter over the years.
7. Christina Aguilera
When Christina Aguilera came on the scene, it was the same year that Britney Spears broke out with her own music career. Many people believed that she would never make a career for herself since they believed that she wouldn’t be able to compete with the already popular Spears. Aguilera found healing in music to get over her pain from an abusive household while growing up. She became a hot girl crush for many guys right from the beginning. She wore scandalous clothing and she had a solid set of pipes. She proved everyone wrong as her popularity grew, and she ended up having a stellar career in the music industry. She dominated the music scene and went on to win multiple Grammy Awards. These days she is still working on her music career while being one of the judges on The Voice. Although she has battled weight issues throughout her career, these days she is looking as hot as she did when she became a favorite girl crush. Nowadays, she is considered even hotter than ever.
6. Hilary Duff
Lizzie Mcguire was a popular TV show that ran between 2001 and 2004 and was the catalyst to propelling Hilary Duff into fame. She was the beautiful girl crush from your youth and these days she’s looking better than ever. During Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff rose to fame and went on to star in many romantic comedies as well as Disney movies. She also appeared for a time on the hit TV show, Gossip Girl, as Dan’s famous girlfriend. She stopped acting for a time to focus on a music career which didn’t really go anywhere at the time. She left Hollywood and went on to live a normal life with her husband and child. In 2014, she returned to her music and pumped out a few more albums. She has her own perfume line, and in 2010, she published her first novel called, Elixir. Since then she has even written a sequel to the book.
5. Michelle Trachtenberg
Michelle Trachtenberg became every guy’s hot girl crush when she first appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Dawn Summers. She was the cute sidekick that helped Buffy get her man (or vampire). She went on to play in a few slasher flicks as well as a few Law and Order episodes. She has had a steady career, though, not an overly popular one. Guys loved her then and only grew more infatuated with her when she appeared as the bad girl, Gabrielle, in Gossip Girl. She stayed on the show for a few years, which helped her career blossom even further. Her career has slowed a bit in the past few years, but her ability to be a hot girl crush hasn’t slowed down at all. In 2011, she was featured on the cover of Maxim magazine looking better than she ever has. This girl is one to watch out for, and we know you won’t have trouble doing that.
4. Alyssa Milano
It was hard not to have a crush on Alyssa Milano while she was playing Samantha on Who’s the Boss? She was the sweet tomboy that was not only beautiful, but she could play sports just like one of the guys. How could you not think a girl like that is super hot? It didn’t take long for Samantha to ditch her tomboy looks as the seasons went on, and none of the boys were complaining. Throughout her career, Alyssa Milano went from a hot girl crush to a full blown hot woman crush. She went on to appear in a few movies before she appeared on the hit TV show, Charmed. After Charmed ended, she went on to appear in other TV shows. Her most noted current TV appearance is on the hit series, Mistresses, where audiences get to see Milano in scantily-clad ensembles at every turn. It seems that Alyssa Milano is still a full blown hottie that is still taking Hollywood by storm.
3. Carrie Fisher
You wouldn’t be the first to fall for the iconic Princess Leia from the ever-popular Star Wars franchise. Carrie Fisher was the hot and sexy girl that wore the golden outfit that left little to the imagination (even Ross and Rachel from Friends roleplayed with that outfit). She won the hearts of male fans and got to play the lead alongside Harrison Ford. They made history together with those movies, and there was no doubt about it that Carrie Fisher was one hot girl crush. These days, however, Carrie Fisher is looking rough. She is not one of those actresses that have aged well. Throughout her career, her alleged experimentation with drugs (including cocaine) has seemed to take their toll on her. She is a novelist, screenwriter and even went back to reprise the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Though fans appreciated her comeback, she looked nothing like she did from the days of the golden slave girl costume. Carrie Fisher has a bestselling novel called Postcards from the Edge, and she continues to write to this day.
2. Candace Cameron
Candace Cameron grew up on the popular TV show, Full House. It was a most beloved show in which she went from a kid to a teenager in love. It was at that point that men all over the world started developing a crush on this hot girl. She played D.J. Tanner and often went to bat against her dad and uncles on issues that affected many teenage girls. Although her life seemed perfect on TV, it was far from it in real life. She went through a rough patch for a few years due to her fame, but life has been a lot better for her these days as she shed a lot of weight. She was also one of the most recent and outspoken co-hosts on The View. Currently, she has reprised her role as D.J. Tanner on Fuller House, as she was reunited with her former castmates once again.
1. Amy Jo Johnson
Most guys remember Amy Jo Johnson as the Pink Ranger from the kid’s TV show from the ’90s. Before she became famous, however, she had a passion for gymnastics and was training to compete in the Olympic games before an injury got in her way. When that didn’t work out, she turned to Hollywood. The popularity of the TV show brought Amy Jo Johnson a lot of fame. She eventually left the show in order to follow her music career. She also had a quick stint on Saved by the Bell as well as appeared in a few movies. For awhile, she was also producing and directing short films that did very well while being on the film festival circuit. Johnson wanted to start a music career while she was on the TV show, Felicity, and ended up performing her first song while on the show. It was titled, “Puddle of Grace.” There is no doubt about it that this hot girl crush has a lot of talent and even more creativity, making her a triple threat. These days she is filming a feature film that she campaigned all on her own.