The Disney Channel has created a number of hit shows that starred young stars that would later become some of the most famous people on the planet. These actors and actresses grew up on screen and fans would see them later transform from awkward pre-teen to major heartthrobs.
Some of your favorite stars, who have played roles on either a Disney Channel series or Disney Channel Original Movie, or both, have grown up to become jaw-dropping as adults. Many of these Disney stars have definitely aged well and have kept their youthful appearances. Stars like Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez are drop-dead gorgeous and women young and old can't get over Zac Efron and those abs!
This list proves that some of the most popular Disney Channel stars have retained their good looks or have even gotten hotter as they got older. Check out which 20 Disney star's made the list!
20 Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato starred in Disney's Sonny with a Chance, the networks original movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2, and made numerous cameos in other Disney TV shows. While she still continues to act, Lovato is most known for her top-charting hits and six albums. While Lovato has had a few bumps in the road with her personal life, she still is one of the most beautiful stars in Hollywood.
19 Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff was labeled a teen idol when she starred in Disney's Lizzie McGuire. After the show ended in 2004, she went on to star in a number of movies and saw success in the entertainment industry when she released her own studio albums. Today, the star is keeping busy looking good and raising her two kids.
18 Aly Michalka
Aly Michalka gained popularity when she played the role of Keely Teslow on the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future. Michalka and her sister, AJ went on to form the musical duo Aly & AJ in 2004 and released a few albums. While Aly hasn't starred in many other shows or movies lately, she is one jaw-dropping former Disney star.
17 Brenda Song
Brenda Song is famous for starring as London Tipton in the Disney Channel show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck. Brenda's character is noted as being one of the network's longest continuous characters. Since her time on Disney, the actress went on to star in other films and made appearances on a number of television shows.
16 Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens rose to stardom for playing the role of Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series, which also starred Zac Efron. Hudgens made it big after her role in the popular Disney Channel movies and went on to act in multiple movies and musical productions like Rent and Grease: Live.
The 22-year-old actress gained her claim to fame for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up. Zendaya's most prominent acting roles include supporting parts in the musical drama The Greatest Showman and recent superhero films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
14 Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale portrayed Maddie Fitzpatrick in the popular Disney show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Later, she would be cast in everyone's favorite Disney franchise High School Musical alongside Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. Tisdale also lent her voice for Phineas & Ferb from 2007 to 2015, starring as Candace Flynn.
13 Zac Efron
Zac Efron went on to appear in multiple films after the success of Disney's film franchise High School Musical where he starred as Troy Bolton. Zac Efron starred in films like Dirty Grandpa, Neighbors and most recently Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, a film about the life of Ted Bundy. There is also no question that this actor continues to be a major heartthrob.
12 Cole Sprouse
Cole Sprouse shot to fame after starring on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck, where the star played Cody Martin alongside his real twin brother, Dylan Sprouse. After the show ended, Cole landed the role of Jughead Jones on The CW television series Riverdale.
11 Dylan Sprouse
Like his twin brother Cole, Dylan Sprouse also starred on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and later appeared on its spinoff The Suite Life on Deck, where he played Zack Martin. The actor has appeared in a few films since his time on the Disney Channel but is pretty busy dating gorgeous Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin.
10 Joe Jonas
Joe Jonas rose to fame as a member of the Jonas Brothers, alongside his brothers Nick and Kevin. During this time, the band became a hit on the Disney Channel and starred in Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. The band's success landed the brothers two of their own series on the network, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream and Jonas.
9 Debby Ryan
The Disney Channel discovered Debby Ryan thanks to a nationwide search. Ryan starred as Bailey Pickett on The Suite Life on Deck and later received her own Disney series called Jessie. The stunning actress is also showing off her singing abilities with her indie rock band The Never Ending.
8 Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas is a member of the successful boy band, Jonas Brother with his older brothers Kevin and Joe, but has also seen success as a solo artist when the trio disbanded back in 2013. He starred on the two Disney Channel series, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream and Jonas. Last year, Nick Jonas married beautiful actress Priyanka Chopra.
7 Dove Cameron
Dove Cameron is known for playing a dual role on Disney's Live and Maddie and also playing Mal in the network's Descendants film series. Since then, the actress has had a recurring role on the ABC television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, starring as Ruby Hale. Cameron has also been working on her music and an album.
6 Peyton List
This young 21-year-old star gained fame when she joined the cast of Jessie on the Disney Channel starring as Emma Ross. Peyton List would later reprise her role on the network's spinoff series Bunk'd. List would continue to show off her acting abilities after playing Holly Hills in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series and Disney's original movie The Swap.
5 Olivia Holt
Olivia Holt is a stunning actress and singer and became famous after starring in the Disney XD series Kickin' It, Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster, and the Disney Channel Original Series I Didn't Do It. In 2016, Holt released her debut EP, following the release of her debut single, "Phoenix."
4 Jake T. Austin
Jake T. Austin began his career as a child actor and saw fame after playing Max Russo on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place alongside Selena Gomez. Austin is also the voice of Diego on the Nickelodeon animated series Go, Diego, Go!. The good-looking star was also the original actor who played Jesus Foster on the ABC Family drama The Fosters.
3 Adrienne Bailon
Adrienne Bailon is best known for being apart of the girl group 3LW, which saw major success in the early 2000s. However, after the girl group disbanded, Bailon signed on to star in the Disney Channel film The Cheetah Girls, which was also highly successful. Today, Bailon is one of the four co-hosts on the daytime talk show The Real.
2 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is a highly popular singer and actress, but her true fans remember her as Alex Russo on the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place. Since then, Gomez starred in a number of movies like Another Cinderella Story and Spring Breakers, and has become extremely successful with her singing career. She is also an executive producer on the Netflix television series 13 Reasons Why.
1 Jason Priestley
While Jason Priestley is older than the other Disney stars on this list, the 49-year-old actor still remains a stud since starring on the network's teen fantasy serial drama series Teen Angel, which aired back in 1989. He is also best known for playing the role of Brandon Walsh on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210.