Your first kiss is something you remember forever. For most of us, we experienced our first kiss with some awkward boy or girl at a school dance or in a movie theater. Activities like spin the bottle and seven minutes in heaven were designed for young teenagers to get a little action. Your first kiss is a milestone in your young life and most of us remember the somewhat private moment with warm and fond memories. Although first kisses are wonderful things, what most of us remember about that magical moment is how awkward it was, we didn’t know what to do with our tongues or what to do with our hands, but with practice we all got the hang of it…well most of us.
For some people, their first kiss was even more awkward because it took place on a set in front of fellow cast and crew members. For many young actors, sharing your first kiss with someone you barely know is not uncommon. Some actors have their first kisses at the very young ages while others are teenagers who were simply late bloomers. The following ten celebrities all have one thing in common; they all had their first kiss on screen, for the world to see. The worst part about having your first kiss on screen is that it takes the excitement and romance out of the act, however for the sake of good film (and television) sometimes a young actor has got to take that risk.
10 Kay Panabaker: Summerland
Zac Efron had a career before High School Musical. Many of us remember that summertime soap opera Summerland which Kay Panabaker starred in alongside Efron. This show was a big deal for the young actress especially since she had her first kiss on set. The then-13-year-old was so nervous to go through with her first kiss because of all the cast and crew around her. Although Panabaker decided to give up acting to follow her passion as a zoologist, she will always have the fond memory of her and Zac sharing her first kiss for the world to see.
9 Victoria Justice: The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Victoria Justice is a 22-year-old tween sensation. Her career has taken off and Justice is on the road to becoming a household name. The talented actress and singer guest starred on the television show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. The show was great exposure for the young starlet and she gained a lot of experience, in more ways than one. Victoria Justice actually had her first kiss on screen. To make matters even more awkward, this scene was filmed in front of a live audience. The actress saw it as a job and tried to not let her nerves get the best of her, but let's be real, that is extremely awkward.
8 Alia Shawkat: Arrested Development
Alia Shawkat is an extremely talented and funny actress. Many of you probably recognize her from the epic television show Arrested Development. Shawkat who played the beloved role of Maeby and George Michael who was played by Micheal Cera shared a special first kiss on the show. Although it was special for fans, it was much more special to the young actress. This kiss was actually Alia’s first kiss ever. Although the kiss was not an intense, hardcore passionate make-out, it was still her first kiss ever, which was scripted and filmed by a crew…probably the least romantic way possible.
7 Dakota Fanning: Sweet Home Alabama
Dakota Fanning is one of Hollywoods most cherished young actresses. The talented and beautiful Fanning has been in the spotlight since she was a child. Like most child stars, her life revolved around her work from a young age. It comes as no surprise that an actress like Dakota Fanning experienced many firsts on sets including her first kiss. When Fanning was seven years old, she played the child version of Reese Witherspoon’s character in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama. This is where Dakota Fanning had her first kiss at such a young age. The then-seven-year-old shared this special moment with actor Thomas Curtis.
6 Ashley Benson: Days of Our Lives
Ashley Benson has made her mark in show business. She is one of the stars of the television show Pretty Little Liars and has played in controversial films such as Spring Breakers. Fans of Pretty Little Liars have seen Benson kiss on screen many times. However, what many people don’t realize is that Benson has been acting since a very young age and at the age of 15 she shared her first kiss with an older actor on the set of the popular soap opera Days of our Lives. She was so nervous she apparently told her co-star to not be creepy because it was her first kiss ever.
5 Anna Chlumsky: My Girl
In 1991, Anna Chlumsky won over the hearts of millions of Americans when she starred in the cherished and loved film My Girl. Her and the once adorable Macaulay Culkin had amazing chemistry with each other at such a young age. The incredible tearjerker was every young girl's favorite movie. Through all the tears and laughs who could forget that sweet kiss between the young Macaulay Culkin and innocent Anna Chlumsky? This was Anna’s first kiss ever and the adorable smooch actually won the actors the “Best Kiss” award at MTV’s annual Movie Awards. Not many of us get an award after our first kiss, but this young actress did!
4 Josh Hutcherson: Little Manhattan
Josh Hutcherson who plays Peeta in the Hunger Games films has kissed Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence numerous times for the cameras. Hutcherson is probably used to kissing on camera by now seeing how his first kiss ever was on screen. When Josh was 11 years old he played in the movie Little Manhattan. Josh has admitted to it being a horrible first kiss because of the lack of intimacy due to the amount of people standing around watching them. I guess having a bad first kiss paid off because he now gets to make out with beautiful women like Jennifer Lawrence.
3 Selena Gomez: The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Selena Gomez had some practice before she began sucking face with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Gomez has become a household name whose fame and fans just keep increasing. Before she was such a huge star, and way before her and Mr. Bieber became an item, she played on the show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, a show which has clearly been responsible for more than one first kiss. Gomez has described the experience as her weirdest kissing story ever. Apparently she closed her eyes too early and ended up only getting half of his lip. We are sure Justin showed Selena some new and improved kissing techniques.
2 Kirsten Dunst: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Most of us as teenagers dreamt of making out with Brad Pitt and had to settle with kissing the giant poster of him in your bedroom, most girls but Kirsten Dunst, that is. Way before Vampire Diaries, when Dunst was only 11 years old, she starred in the movie Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. The young actress was lucky enough to share a kiss with the then 28-year-old Brad Pitt. Although everyone around her seemed jealous for her on-screen peck with Pitt, Dunst was not impressed. She apparently didn’t kiss anyone else until she was 16 calling herself a “later bloomer.”
1 Mila Kunis: That ’70s Show
This is by far our number one pick for the best first kiss on screen. When Mila Kunis was fifteen years old she got the role of a lifetime, she was one of the stars of the incredible television show That '70s show. Kunis, who played the spoiled princess in the group of stoned teens played Micheal Kelso’s girlfriend. Kelso was acted by the one and only Ashton Kutcher, who is now her baby daddy and fiancé. Kunis described situation as uncomfortable mainly because she had a huge crush on him. She has said in interviews that she gushed to co-stars saying, “Omg he is so cute, he’s a Calvin Klein model.” Although sparks did not fly on that set, this couple's flame ignited years later and they are now a happy family.