50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up is an American television special that first aired on E! in 2005.[1][2]


The special was hosted by Candace Cameron Bure[3] and Keshia Knight Pulliam,[4] both of whom appear on the countdown. It has been rebroadcast periodically,[5][6][7][8] including by Star! in Canada.[4]


In 2006, the Toronto Star published their own list in response to the special, referring to it as "Seven Cutest Child Stars: Not Grown Up Yet, But When They are This is What Will Happen".[4] Dakota Fanning is named on both the E! special and the response article.[4] Sloan Freer wrote in The Observer that the list was "veg-out, no-brainer viewing" which contained "plenty of debatable selections to shout at the TV about - especially when you get to the top spot, which frankly I think is a cheat."[9] The Sunday Mail criticized the list for including "American stars only".[10]

The top 10[]

Number Star(s)
1 Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson[10]
2 Macaulay Culkin[8]
3 Drew Barrymore[10]
4 Henry Thomas
5 Alyssa Milano
6 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen[10]
7 Haley Joel Osment[10]
8 Gary Coleman
9 Dakota Fanning
10 Jonathan Lipnicki


  1. Riggs, Thomas (2007). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, Volume 72. Thomson Gale. p. 172. ISBN 9780787690458. 
  2. Slezak, Michael (November 21, 2005). "Is Rudy Huxtable the world's cutest child star?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  3. De Leon, Kris (August 2, 2007). "What Are They Up To? Full House's Candace Cameron". Buddy TV. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Arpe Pretty, Malene (2006-01-07). "Child Stars". The Toronto Star: p. K02. 
  5. "Today and Tomorow". The Hour. November 28, 2005. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  6. "50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up". Lawrence Journal-World. December 8, 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  7. Goodings, Scott (2007-05-10). "Thursday - Pay TV". The Age: p. 46. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Digital Highlights - Saturday January 21". The Daily Telegraph: p. 25. 2006-01-18. 
  9. Freer, Sloan (2007-09-09). "Pick of the Day". The Observer: p. 24. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 "Top TV". The Sunday Mail: p. G27. 2006-09-17. 

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