As long as there have been teens , there have been teen idols, though the term really started gaining traction in the '50s with stars like Elvis. And since then, it seems like teenagers anoint different idols almost every year. Frank Sinatra was arguably the first big teen idol back in the '40s, but the craze really kicked off in the '50s due to the sheer power of the teen magazine industry , the increased presence of TV in people's daily lives, and teenagers realizing they had the time and money to dedicate themselves to supporting their favorite pop culture icons. From Jacksonmania to Beatlemania to Bieber Fever, teenage fandoms are intense. Keep scrolling to see if you can remember all 66 teen icons. Sinatra was the first major pop star, let alone teen sensation. But his fans, known as bobby-soxers , were often teens and mostly girls.
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Ryan Reynolds has been wowing women since his days as a teen soap star on the series "Hillside" in Canada. David Beckham easily ranks as one of the most popular soccer players of all time. The sexy British sports star has been married to former Spice Girl Victoria since Channing Tatum wooed female fans with roles in "Coach Carter" and "Step Up," but it was his role as a male stripper in the "Magic Mike" films that really made him into a sex symbol for the ages. Since then, he's also found success in action flicks, including the G.
Actress The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens , who is also an actress.
Since its launch in , BlackGirlBooks has helped distribute more than 11, books to libraries, schools and community organizations around the world. Treating cancer requires immense precision: Doctors try to kill all the diseased cells, while sparing as many healthy ones as possible. This can be especially difficult for pancreatic cancer , since the pancreas moves around, and sometimes gets obscured by other organs. In an effort to help solve this problem , Rishab Jain, an eighth grader from Oregon, developed a software tool that, during simulations, was shown to help doctors zero in on the pancreas more accurately, ideally improving treatments. But her next project, executive producing and starring in Little alongside Issa Rae, a film based on an idea she pitched herself , may well take her to the next level. Martin tells TIME that her passion for performing began as a two-year-old, when her parents were amazed to find her acting out scenes from Dreamgirls. Despite not being old enough to vote, Martin campaigned for Stacey Abrams in Georgia and used her platform to encourage her , Instagram followers to go to the polls.