There is no shortage of sexy celebrities in Hollywood that got their start at a very young age. And just in case you doubted that statement even a little bit, we’ve got 20 former child stars that are going to prove that point repeatedly.
And what better place to show off their curves than on the beach? After all, there aren’t many socially acceptable outfits that these celebrities can wear that show off their body quite like a day at the beach. That being said, there are also plenty child stars on our list that have let you see what they look like without the swimsuit on too!
Our apologies if this list makes you pine for days in the sun, but we guarantee by the time you finish this list you’ll think it was worth it.
20. Danielle Fishel
Danielle Fishel got married to Tim Belusko back in 2013 and understandably wanted to share some of her wedding photos online. The internet, however, can be a cruel place and people started insulting Fishel, calling her fat.
Fishel fought back saying “‘Ppl saying I was FAT @ my wedding: u r the worst kind of ppl on the PLANET. I weigh 107 pounds & am 5’1″. YOU are the reason anorexia exists,” but one way to really shut the haters down?
19. Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens has worn several swimsuits over the course of her time in the spotlight, including once posting a caption to Instagram that said, “When you’re so happy you’re finally in the sun ☀️.”
We’re sure that bodes well for fans of Hudgens who can’t wait for the weather to continue getting nicer and the celebs start hitting up the beach on a more regular basis. Whether in a bikini or one-piece, Hudgens is definitely always going to be catching the attention of the paparazzi.
18. Britney Spears
Britney Spears may have made a huge name for herself back in the 1990s, but she is still looking as gorgeous as ever in her 40s. Fans of her Instagram will also see no shortage of photos of Spears in various states of undress, making it clear that she is comfortable showing off plenty of skin.
She definitely puts in the amount of work, including the fact that her concert that she performs in Vegas is a workout in itself!
17. Jessica Alba
When it comes to celebrities that the paparazzi (and fans) are never going to get tired of seeing by the water, Jessica Alba absolutely ranks high on anyone’s list. Not only does she look amazing when she elects to take on movie roles that feature her in a swimsuit (like Into The Blue), but she also clearly is comfortable going out on a regular basis.
Though when you consider she also looks like she is getting her snorkelling on, you can imagine she had a great day regardless of what you think about her appearance.
While plenty of celebrity moms start dressing more conservatively once giving birth, for Alba she has found the opposite,
“I was a lot more critical of my body [before having kids] when it was probably pretty awesome. I was so skinny! But now I know how silly and unimportant it is, so it’s certainly given me perspective. Being pregnant and giving birth gave me a new found respect for my body, it’s amazing.”
16. Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter is definitely one of the more unique cases on our list, especially when you consider she is still starring on the television show, Modern Family, that helped bring her to fame.
But while her character Alex was a timid book nerd (at least at first), the real life Ariel Winter is working hard to prove that she is one of the sexiest young celebrities in Hollywood. One thing that definitely helps her case?
The fact that Winter has constantly taken to social media to share her in swimsuits that show off various levels of skin, but all of which will leave you wanting more. Summer can’t get her soon enough for Winter fans!
15. Miley Cyrus
When it comes to photos of Miley Cyrus her parents are probably just happy when she ends up having clothes on in them. While there have been incidents of Miley Cyrus walking around without a swimsuit top on, that wasn’t the case in the above photo, but we’re sure you don’t find her any less appealing!
While Cyrus is confident now, she admitted in a past interview that her time on Hannah Montana (which was her claim to fame) left her with serious body issues
“From the time I was 11, it was, ‘You’re a pop star! That means you have to be blonde, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some glittery tight thing’…I was made to look like someone that I wasn’t, which probably caused some body dysmorphia because I had been made pretty every day for so long, and then when I wasn’t on that show, it was like, ‘Who the f*** am I?'”
14. Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale may be 31 years old now, but you may always remember her for her time on The Suite Life of Zach & Cody. And thankfully for you, she definitely isn’t the only former Disney kid to love hitting up the beach as an adult.
Though if you think she looks amazing in the above photo, she has some fun insight for you,
“I just love carbs, and when I’m on vacation I definitely allow myself carbs, so it’s always funny when people are like, ‘Oh my gosh, you look great in your bikini.’ I’m like, ‘If you only knew what I had for breakfast!'”
13. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez looks absolutely stunning in the above photo, but that doesn’t mean that her trips to the beach have always had positive results. When hitting up Hawaii back in 2015, Gomez earned the wrath of online trolls after her bathing suit made her appear overweight,
“Yeah, it was the first time I’d ever been called fat. But it was weird because it’s not just, ‘Oh, she’s fat.’ It’s like, ‘She’s a mess. She’s gone off the deep end.’ I’m like, because I’m on a vacation wearing a bathing suit? Actually, technically, that is a little too small for me, but I didn’t care.”
12. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has definitely had her fair share of difficult moments in her life, including battling a pretty serious drug addiction. Thankfully it appears that those days are behind her and Lovato has never looked sexier or felt more confident.
In fact, Lovato has even stripped off all of her clothes and makeup for Vanity Fair back in 2015.
When talking about loving her body, Lovato said,
“I would have never thought that I would have ever gotten to a place in my life where I would have felt comfortable doing that. I basically went from hating every single inch of my body to working on myself and trying to figure out ways to love myself, love the skin that I’m in.”
11. Scarlett Johansson
If we’re being honest, you would probably love seeing a photo of Scarlett Johansson wearing a paper bag so getting to see her on the beach really is just the cherry on the top of this list.
In fact, Johansson spent part of her life renting out a beach house in the Hamptons so she at the very least is familiar with the sandy shores! If you need to check out Johansson in a swimsuit for a role, though, look no further than Scoop which includes a one-piece red swimsuit that’ll drop your jaw.
10. Emma Watson
Emma Watson is always going to be seen as Hermione Granger in many people’s eyes, but she definitely tried hard to break away from that image with her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast.
Sadly for Watson, her time as Belle is also coinciding with a photo leak that has targeted several of her intimate photos that feature her enjoying a bath.
That, in combination with the amazing beach photo that we have above, is more than enough proof that Watson is clearly comfortable with the water.
9. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan may look happy in the above photos from that particular trip to the beach, but that absolutely wasn’t the case when she hit up the sand with her then-fiancé Egor Tarabasov back in August.
The two engaged in a physical fight, including Egor restraining Lohan, an incident that was caught on camera by the paparazzi. The relationship ended shortly after and was preceded by an incident earlier in the week in which Egor also became physical with Lohan.
8. Christina Milian
Christina Milian has definitely lived life on the edge with some of the outfit choices that she has made in the past when it comes to her beach attire. While you’re probably looking at the above photo and thinking about how amazing she is, she’s probably just happy that everything decided to stay in place!
Her amazing looks may have helped explain why she was selected to help design and model a swimsuit collection entitled Havana Nights.
“We just wanted to make a collection that reflects my personality but keeps the allure of Nicolita [the other designer] that I love so much. There were a lot of leopard prints and rhinestones. The styles are all about flow and (are) beachy but glamorous so that you can keep that fabulous look when you’re in or out of the water, from day to night,” said Milian when she was asked about the inspiration.
7. Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley gets plenty familiar with water when she plays Elizabeth Swan in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but sadly the movie doesn’t exactly call for her to be strutting around in a swimsuit.
That’s definitely not the case in her personal life, including electing to take in some sun on the beach with her husband James Righton on their honeymoon back in 2013. We’re sure Righton had no problem spending the first few days with Knightley hanging out primarily in a swimsuit (or less!).
6. Christina Aguilera
Christina opens up her music video for “Let There Be Love” by thanking the fans for always standing by her side and that she did this song and video as a way of thanking us. Perhaps that’s why she elected to also wear several swimsuits throughout the video, including the one that we snapped a photo of and feature for you above.
Granted Aguilera also has plenty of moments in her career in which she has worn a lot less than a swimsuit, but that doesn’t make her look any less appealing!
5. Kirsten Dunst
Seeing how amazing Kirsten Dunst looks on the beach really makes us wish there was some reason for her to wear a swimsuit in the Spider-Man franchise! Yet instead we’ll have to settle for the amazing looks she chooses to wear when checking out the beach in her spare time.
Though perhaps you shouldn’t get too used to it because when Dunst was interviewed about how her skin stays looking so great, she attacked the sun!
4. Hilary Duff
Hillary Duff is not the only celebrity on our list who is not only gorgeous, but is also a mom. And like the other people on our list, becoming a parent has definitely left Duff with an attitude of “I don’t give a **** what you think about how I look”, saying in a past interview
“I don’t care to look absolutely perfect in a bathing suit. I’m a normal girl. I’m strong. I’m fit. I feel good about myself after I’ve had a baby.”
3. Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci may have started out as a child actor (perhaps most memorably on The Addams Family) but she certainly isn’t afraid to engage in some seriously adult roles now that she is older.
When talking about being nude on screen, Ricci compared it fittingly enough, to going to the beach which she clearly looks amazing doing,
“I trained my brain not to care about nudity at work. It’s like going to the beach. You could spend the whole time obsessing, or you could just go to the beach, forget about how you look and have a good time.”
2. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman elects to make sure her character doesn’t get any tan lines when she strips down on the beach in her new movie Planetarium, but perhaps the director was comfortable asking her to do so because Portman has also bared it all on the beach!
I mean sure, the above photo has her clothed, but you’re also probably not complaining about getting to stare at the gorgeous Portman in a swimsuit.
Fergie may be used to wearing some skimpy clothes when rocking out on the stage, so naturally, she is also going to be feeling pretty comfortable letting the world check her out on the beach.
Especially because despite being now 42 years old, she still has one of the best bodies in Hollywood meaning that the paparazzi probably isn’t going to be leaving her alone anytime soon.
Fergie definitely didn’t take long to lose her baby weight following giving birth in 2013. When asked about her routine, Fergie admitted
“After my pregnancy, I took private dance classes for months to get movement back into my body. We built a dance studio in our house—it’s the best gift I’ve ever given myself! I didn’t want to be awkward and embarrassed in front of people, so I worked the kinks out at home.”