19 Weird Celebrity Crushes People Had Growing Up

Sarah Kester
Seth Green
instagram | Seth Green

If you were to ask someone who their celebrity crush is, they’d likely rattle off some familiar names: Henry Cavill, Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, and so on. 

Even their childhood crushes would likely be classic favorites, like Leonardo DiCaprio, Danica McKellar, or George Clooney.

But what if we told you some people lusted after Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs while growing up or Seth Green? It's weird but true!

Shakira

Shakira
instagram | Shakira

One Redditor's crush on the firecracker began when they were four... Well, what can we say? Those hips don't lie! And seeing as how she still looks amazing in her 40s, this is a crush that can last a long time.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Us Magazine | ABC

"I had a poster in my room of him shirtless in a pair of overalls. He must have been like 14 in that pic. It was unbelievably creepy." - u/bhambetty

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn
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This Redditor made the mistake of mentioning that he thought Audrey was so attractive. (Sadly, the actress died many years ago). Now, every year on his birthday, his friend gets him something with her picture on it.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears
instagram | Britney Spears

"When my son was 3-4 he was watching Disney Channel back when they played videos on commercial breaks and Hit Me Baby One More Time came on, so I walked in to watch it because Britney and after a minute I realized not only did he not notice I was standing next to him, he wasn't breathing. He was in a stunned trance." - u/texican1911

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly
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Her role in Labyrinth did it for many people back then. They were obsessed, with many Redditors admitting that they used to watch the movie on repeat cause of her. It's a weird film, considering the age difference between Jennifer and the late David Bowie.

Aaron Carter

Who didn't have a crush on Aaron when he sang the song, "I Want Candy?" Even Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff were fighting over him! The crush, however, is weird now that the singer's life has been filled with lots of personal issues.

Drew Barrymore

"Personally, I've been in love with Drew Barrymore since I first saw E.T. back around 1984-ish. I was 5 at the time. Still in love with her." - u/TarybleTexan. He'll be glad to know that she's single and looking!

Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams

Morticia Addams
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While a lot of people had a crush on Christina Ricci in the film, this Redditor was more focused on the matriarch of the family. They even wrote that she's the reason they're into goth girls.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan
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"Lindsay Lohan from when The Parent Trap came out, like every other boy at my middle school at the time lol. What is even weirder is that I am gay, but I still remember having a middle school crush when that movie came out :3." - u/deleted

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver in Alien
Games Radar | 20th Century Fox

Thanks to her work in Alien, the actress basically cemented her status as an icon. But while you wouldn't think of her as a sex icon, this Redditor wrote that the first time they saw her in her underwear in the film awakened their desires to women.

Henry Winkler as the Fonz

Henry Winkler as the Fonz
Giphy | Paramount+

"Not Leonardo DiCaprio, not Johnny Depp, or Brad Pitt - Henry Winkler as the Fonz!

In my defense, my parents rather I watched Nick at Nite than other channels at the time, so I worked with whatever I could to get my ya-ya’s out." - u/warmkittenmittens

Brenda Song as London Tipton

Brenda Song as London Tipton
MTV | Disney

As in the hotel heiress in The Suite Life of Zach and Cody. She may have been missing some smarts on the show, but some people are into the Paris Hilton type.

Rachel Ray

Rachel Ray
instagram | Rachel Ray

"I get asked this question a lot and every time I answer, people do a double take. My big crush as a kid was Rachael Ray! Goddamn did I adore that woman. I would watch her show almost religiously as a kid." - u/Tubby-Almighty

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper
Giphy | Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

This Redditor loved that she had cool hair and hung out with professional wrestlers. In his seven-year-old mind, he believed that they would also be his friend if he was her boyfriend. To this day, he still loves women with thick, Brooklyn accents.

John Cusack

"Same as now, John Cusack. I visit Chicago quite frequently, and one of these days Im going to run into him, and then sail off into the beautiful sunset." - u/amc8151 Hey, whatever floats your boat.

Seth Green

Seth Green
instagram | Seth Green

This Redditor has a thing for the actor, and they genuinely don't know why. He's not conventionally attractive, after all. But to this day, their heart still flutters whenever they see him on TV.

Sean Connery

Sean Connery
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"I was absolutely obsessed with the Bond movies and watched every single one of them multiple times. I even sent a fan letter to him together with my best friend (who in turn was obsessed with Daniel Craig). This was when I was like 13 years old... Gross to even think about it now, Sean Connery was old already back then." - u/Emilimu

Amy Jo Johnson as the Pink Power Ranger

Ah, Kimberly Hart. Little girls wanted to be her, while little boys wanted to date her. One Redditor even wrote that they have always found all girls named Kimberly attractive since their crush began.

Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector

Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector
Giphy | 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

"No joke. Sw the movie when I was 9. Immediately told my mom I'd marry him. She should've slapped me silly and yelled edgelord at me. Fun fact: silence of the lamb also kick-started my love for southern accents." - u/ImUnderwood

H/T: Reddit