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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?

by Anonymousreply 3402/25/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 101/14/2013

Wow Kristy McNichol is beating Jodie two to one!

by Anonymousreply 201/14/2013

I liked Kristy. She had a sort of soulfulness about her. A vulnerability that made you love her.

by Anonymousreply 301/14/2013

They are all gay?

by Anonymousreply 401/14/2013

They all worship a the shrine of the Lady of Guadalupe

by Anonymousreply 501/14/2013

Linda Blair and Genie Francis

by Anonymousreply 601/14/2013

Wow, all four of them are lesbians. Straight boys were confused in the 70's.

by Anonymousreply 701/14/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 801/14/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 901/14/2013

Helen Hunt?!

Linda Blair should be in there. Hello, BORN INNOCENT, SARAH T. PORTRAIT OF AN ALCOHOLIC?

by Anonymousreply 1001/14/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1101/14/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1201/14/2013

Helen Hunt is losing badly, only 2% of the vote.

by Anonymousreply 1301/14/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1401/14/2013

[quote]Which is your fav teen queen from the 1970s?

John Travolta

by Anonymousreply 1501/14/2013

[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,

by Anonymousreply 1601/14/2013

Does Kim Richards not belong on this thread?

by Anonymousreply 1701/14/2013

R17 Who was Kim Richards?

by Anonymousreply 1801/15/2013

How old are you R18?

Kim was in the Witch Mountain movies, Hello Larry, and Tuff Turf. She's also aunt of Paris Hilton.

by Anonymousreply 1901/15/2013

[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?

by Anonymousreply 2001/15/2013

Valerie Bertinelli, Susan Dey, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Mariel Hemingway

by Anonymousreply 2101/15/2013

Helen Hunt was barely on the radar in the 70s. Brooke Shields belongs on the list.

by Anonymousreply 2201/15/2013


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) Dana Plato Lisa Welchel Waltons/Prairie teens Charlene Tilton

(Still Kristy by a landslide)

by Anonymousreply 2301/15/2013

Oops add all of R21s as well.

by Anonymousreply 2401/15/2013

Helen Hunt played Marie and Murray Slaughter's daughter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

by Anonymousreply 2501/15/2013

I loved Tatum O'Neal. And I'd love to see her have a second chance and make it big--or even semi-big--acting as an adult.

by Anonymousreply 2601/15/2013

I had to beg to watch One Day At A Time. I would have put Valerie Bertenelli on the list instead of Helen Hunt.

by Anonymousreply 2701/16/2013

R26. She was great on Rescue Me

by Anonymousreply 2801/16/2013

Was Pamelyn Ferdin already over the hill by the late 70's?

by Anonymousreply 2901/16/2013

Agree that Brooke Shields totally belongs on that list.

She made her name as a model and glamourpuss, but she did some pretty risque movies, despite the fact that she couldn't act.

by Anonymousreply 3001/16/2013

Linda Blair

by Anonymousreply 3101/16/2013

Diane Lane

by Anonymousreply 3201/16/2013

Diane Lane was more 80s.

by Anonymousreply 3301/16/2013

I voted for Helen, the true talent of the bunch. Jodie's never been believable in any role I've seen her in. I've always never understood her hype, she's too manly.

by Anonymousreply 3402/25/2014
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