Some child stars become extremely successful at a very young age. Some of these stars have left the world of show business altogether and some of them still work as actors today, even though most people have forgotten that they found fame very young. Carry on reading to find out which child stars have been forgotten.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was only 10 years old when he played Randy Taylor in the sitcom Home Improvement. He dazzled audiences with his funny and wild behavior. Jonathan has now grown up and become a wonderful young man! Take a look at the next picture to find out what he looks like today!
Jonathan has become a real heartthrob! After Home Improvement ended, Thomas starred in smaller productions such as The Right Steps (2002), and I'll be Home for Christmas (1998). Thomas has since slowly slipped off the Hollywood radar.
The film My Girl brought audiences to tears back in the early nineties. Anna Chlumsky played Vada when she was just 11 years old and quickly became an overnight success story. Like all child stars, she grew up at some point and just isn't the cute little kid from the 90s classic any more. Find out what she looks like today on the next page...
Wow! Anna isn't that cute little girl from next door any more. Instead she has grown into a beautiful and successful woman. After My Girl, she moved on to star in the sequel to the movie in 1993, but afterwards took a break from acting for a while to concentrate on her education and completed a bachelor's degree in international relations. She made her comback in 2012 in the hit series Veep.
Freddie Highmore played Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory alongside Johnny Depp. Highmore was only 13 years old when he was cast. Freddie is all grown up now and has become a real stunner...
This is what Charlie looks like nowadays. Freddie Highmore is still works as an actor and has starred in films such as The Art of Getting By (2011) and A Good Year (2006). He went on to study Spanish and Arabic at the University of Cambridge. Highmore is a real heartthrob with his ocean blue eyes! He now stars in the hit show The Good Doctor.
Everybody knows the scene in which cute little Lucy (far right), played by child actress Georgie Henley, wanders through the closet and ends up in the magical land of Narnia. Little Georgie was only 10 years old when she played Lucy in the fantasy movie.
Georgie Henley has become a wonderful young woman since she starred in the Narnia trilogy. She most recently starred in Perfect Sisters and Sisterhood of Night.
Haley Joel Osment, a.k.a Cole Sear scared audiences everywhere with his role in The Sixth Sense. The movie was a box office hit and turned the then eleven-year-old into a star. Take a look at the next slide to see what the young actor looks like today...
That's right, you're still looking at Haley Joel Osment! He was still successful even after The Sixth Sense and also starred in movies such as Pay It Foward (2000) and A.I. – Artificial Intelligence.
The movie Matilda is definately a childhood classic for most! The actor who plays Matilda, Mara Wilson, was only 9 years old at the time. With her cute smile and innocent charm, she was practically made for the role.
We also had to take a second look to recognise her! Mara Wilson is still rocking bangs, but looks completely different. After her success in Matilda she also starred in A Simple Wish as well as Disney's Balloon Farm. Mara Wilson officially retired from acting in 2013.
Taylor Momsen wowed audiences everywhere as Cindy Lou in the Christmas movie The Grinch. This cute little girl with ponytails created chaos all over Whoville. Taylor is now a musician and not an actress though...
From cute little girl to rockstar, Momsen has definately changed a lot over the years. After starring in The Grinch, she also appeared in Gossip Girl. She decided to retire from acting altogether in 2011 to dedicate her time to her band The Pretty Reckless.