Forte's success came at a perfect time — he was still a teenager while older stars like Elvis were getting drafted. By , Destiny's Child had solidified their status in the teen idol pantheon. In and by the time he was 20, Dallas had over six million followers on Vine , making him the 10th most followed account on the app. Their beachy, Californian music was beloved by teenagers but dismissed by rock critics as many teen idols are. Petersen first rose to stardom on the '50s staple "The Donna Reed Show" on which he played the teenage son Jeff Stone. The year-old's blond, clean-cut exterior made him a welcome sigh of relief for parents who were trying to prevent their kids from imitating Elvis' hip swivels or James Dean's surly attitude.
Londyn. Age: 22.
But his fans, known as bobby-soxers , were often teens and mostly girls.
Alison. Age: 32.
The dreamiest teen idol from the year you were born
In , the Sinatra craze was at an all-time high. Dean appeared in two films in : "East of Eden" and "Rebel Without a Cause," which solidified his place in the hearts of teenagers everywhere. The song also helped her become the fastest-selling teen star of all time. Four years prior, Depp had his first big role in "Nightmare on Elm Street," in which he rocked a very famous crop top.