Some eras just have the best teen idols! In the 1950s and 60s we had more talented and wholesome actors and musicians to look up to than kids do today. Boy did we look up to them.
From the charming to the wild, these stars had all the girls going crazy back then.
Paul Anka, the Canadian wonder-boy sang some of the most iconic songs of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Anka’s acting career was mainly in teen movies like Girls Town and Look In Any Window. This charismatic singer had a cocky way of performing on stage that sent girls over the moon.
Tab Hunter was one of the dreamiest actors of the 1950s and 60s. His clean-cut good looks and blonde hair made him a great romantic lead, starring opposite Hollywood mavens like Natalie Wood and Sophia Loren.
Troy Donahue went on to be part of the TV shows Surfside 6 and Hawaiian Eye, giving rise to the stereotype of the blonde surfer boy on the beach image.
Davy Jones’ fun antics and numerous TV appearances made him a hit with many teenagers.
Bobby Sherman could play multiple instruments and guest starred on an episode of The Monkees as, you guessed it, a surf movie teen heart throb.
Warren Beatty was inspired by his sister’s success to try show business, and even turned down some football scholarships to study acting.
Frankie Avalon started playing for TV audiences at the tender age of just 11-years-old. This versatile star went onto sing some top hits and to act in many beach-themed comedy teen movies with Annette Funicello, among other stars.
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