70s Teen Queens! Tatum O'Neal Jodie Foster Kristy McNichol Helen Hunt
They were the undisputed teen queens from the 1970s!
Other than all of them being Oscar (only three) and Emmy (only two) winners what else do they have in common?
Which is your fav teen queen from the 1970s?
Tatum was great in Paper Moon, but it was sort of a rigged performance because she kept forgetting her lines required tons of takes. And aside from a passable performance in Bad New Bears, it was all down hill from there. Kristy acted circles around Tatum in Little Darlings, but Jodie was the undeniable 70s teen-queen, an acclaimed talent and the only real movie star of the bunch.
Wow Kristy McNichol is beating Jodie two to one!
I liked Kristy. She had a sort of soulfulness about her. A vulnerability that made you love her.
They are all gay?
They all worship a the shrine of the Lady of Guadalupe
Linda Blair and Genie Francis
Wow, all four of them are lesbians. Straight boys were confused in the 70's.
I'm a child of the 80s and even I know that Kristy McNichol was the undisputed teen queen.
Before there was Heathers, Clueless, or Easy A there was Little Darlings (the eldergay who even thinks of mentioning The Group can go clean his dentures).
I'm surprised Kristy is kicking Jodie's ass, not that I didn't love her too. And her coming out was a lot more sweet, she wanted to do her part to stop bullying, than Jodie's bizarre, bitter ramblings at the GGs.
Linda Blair should be in there. Hello, BORN INNOCENT, SARAH T. PORTRAIT OF AN ALCOHOLIC?
I wondered about Helen Hunt too, so I checked imdb, and she was a steadily working child actress in the 70s, guest starring in many series. And she had a regular role in 3 series, but they were all 1 season and no one remembers them. I do remember her as a teen actress, but it wasn't until 1983 with the tv-movie Quarterback Princess. I don't think Helen was famous enough in the 70s to be compared to the other women. She didn't really become famous until Mad About You in 1992.
Kristy was my "crush" in seventh grade. I had to beg my mom to let me stay up to watch "Family" on school nights. It aired at 9 or 10 pm Sundays for some time, if I remember right.
To her credit, and maybe because dad would kindly go up to bed to watch something else, mom usually let me watch with her.
However, if there was a "parental guidance is suggested" warning, I might have to go to bed or wait. "We'll see." Except when Nancy ("that pill" mom called her) was going to get an abortion, pretty much all the other restricted stuff was okay.
Helen Hunt is losing badly, only 2% of the vote.
Kristy and Jodie were very good at what they did and I like both of them. I was never that aware of Helen Hunt in the '70s, but she is also good. I never liked Tatum O'Neal and always thought her dad blew someone to get her that Oscar. It was a joke. The girl couldn't act her way out of a paper bag.
[quote]Which is your fav teen queen from the 1970s?
[quote]I had to beg my mom to let me stay up to watch "Family" on school nights.
I've got the DVD and I'm stuck at home with the flu, so I think I'll give it a second chance.
When I bought it I thought it was boring after all these years.
That awful righteous mother,
Does Kim Richards not belong on this thread?
R17 Who was Kim Richards?
How old are you R18?
Kim was in the Witch Mountain movies, Hello Larry, and Tuff Turf. She's also aunt of Paris Hilton.
[quote]Tatum O'Neal Jodie Foster Kristy McNichol Helen Hunt
I don't think they're all gay. But one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong, can you tell which thing is not like the others, by the time I finish my song?
Valerie Bertinelli, Susan Dey, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Mariel Hemingway
Helen Hunt was barely on the radar in the 70s. Brooke Shields belongs on the list.
Heathers actually borrowed heavily from Massacre At Central High (1976), one of the first modern teen-angst-murderfests.
Some missing names from this list:
Brook Shields (as noted)
(Still Kristy by a landslide)