A lot of child actors got their big break in Hollywood by getting featured either in Disney movies or TV shows. These child actors were like raw gemstones. They had immense talent hidden in them. Disney identified that spark within them and gave them an opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming a star. And now when you look at some of these successful celebrities, you realize that they definitely have come a long way. And thanks to Disney, they got a career boost at the very beginning and we, as kids, got icons who we could relate to and even aspire to be like.
Here is the list of all the famous Hollywood celebrities who came into the limelight through Disney movies or TV show. Read on to find out.
Lindsay Lohan – The Parent Trap
This movie made us realize the perks of having a twin. And we love how Lindsay went on to become a teen icon after that.
Anne Hathway – The Princess Diaries
After watching this movie, most of us wished that we had a life like Mia Thermopolis who transitions from being a nobody to the princess of Genovia. Who would have then thought that Anne Hathway would one day win an Oscar too?
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron – High School Musical
This musical changed everything. It had plenty of catchy songs, dance, romance, and a whole lot of drama. It also made Vanessa and Zac the cutest on-screen couple and trendsetters, who most of us desired to date.
Miley Cyrus – Hanna Montana
From water bottles, pencil boxes to backpacks, Hanna Montana was everywhere. Yes, that’s how famous Miley Cyrus got, thanks to this show.
Hilary Duff – Lizzie McGuire
Another Disney channel favorite, Lizzie McGuire was one the popular TV shows that most of the teenagers could relate to. And today, Hilary Duff still manages to impress us with her parenting skills.
Selena Gomez – Wizards of Waverly Place
Before her music career boomed she had done many cameos in movies but when she became a part of the Disney family, she earned a massive fan following all over the globe.
Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato – Camp Rock
When this movie was released, kids couldn’t stop raving about the music and crushing over the stars. And the madness still continues.
Shia LaBeouf – Even Stevens
This show had the Dennis the Menace vibe and it features the antics of two siblings who are a part of a dysfunctional family. An absolutely crazy and funny show.
Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake & Ryan Gosling – The All New Mickey Mouse Club
Yup, all these stars were a part of this 90s show and they all got to feature their talents and get over their stage fright (really surprising as they looked super charming and confident on stage).
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