Top 5 Child Stars Who Grew Up to Be Total Hotties

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Everyone loves adorable child stars, they liven up any TV show or movie you put them in, and make us all go, “Awwwwww!” But no one ever suspects the total tens these celebs can morph into. We tried to focus our list on serious ugly duckling candidates—the one’s you never thought would turn into anything other than faded memories in our collective child hood. Instead, these ladies have serious WOW power and we can’t get them off our minds. So take a seat and try to keep your shirt on for our top 5 child stars who grew up to be total hotties.

5 Jurnee Smollett

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One of the most unique and talented child actors making the rounds on 90s children’s shows (Full House, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, etc.) as well as staring in Jack and Eve’s Bayou, no one really thought that Smollett would look anything except interesting when she grew up. Fortunately, she grew into her exotic look and blossomed into a bombshell by the time she hit Friday Night Lights in 2009. Look for her to get hot blooded on the sixth and current season of True Blood.

4 Elizabeth Berkley

This one’s pretty much a gimme. After playing nerd bird Jessie Spano for four seasons on Saved by the Bell, Berkley tried to shake her saccharine sweet persona as quickly as possible. Two years later, she shed that image and a lot more in the NC-17-rated Showgirls, which we all remember for her respectable acting *ahem* assets. The movie was a smoldering mess, but Berkley is still a scorching hottie, though she tends to stay out of direct limelight these days.

3 Alexa Vega

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In 2001, the world was introduced to the oft lambasted Spy Kids franchise and, more importantly, its unassuming young star Alexa Vega. Though we might have gotten a hint how viciously hot she would become if we’d known that she’d preformed most of her own stunts. Turns out that training wound up paying off for her, earning her a leading kick ass role in the music video for Aerosmith’s “Legendary Child”—where she rides around a warehouse on roller skates beating up bad guys. It’s pretty much as titillating and corny as it sounds.

2 Soleil Moon Frye

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Even with such an exotic sounding name, most people assumed that Soleil Moon Frye would never amount to more than Punky Brewster, the spunky orphan who won our hearts. (Not that that wouldn’t be a fine place to stay in our memories.) But soon, Soleil started developing serious va va voom. So much, in fact, that she had to get a breast reduction due to a condition called gigantomastia. When she resurfaced in 2000 for the last three seasons of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, she didn’t seem to have lost that much, though. In fact, we found her… enchanting (see what I did there?)

1 Alyssa Milano

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OK, so Alyssa Milano was always cute—the perfect elementary school crush. But COME ON! In the five years between Who’s the Boss? ending and Melrose Place beginning she must have been taking gorgeous-pills at a much higher dosage than any respectable doctor could prescribe. By the time Charmed started, she was a full-blown hottie, worthy of being a poster on anyone’s wall. And have you seen the picture of her dressed up as a mermaid? Interspecies love never looked so appealing. With a new series (Mistresses) in the works, look for Milano to grace our small screens and over-active imaginations again.

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