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Check the child stars who shocked the world when they sexed up their image

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Danielle Fishel

When news of the Boy Meets World sequel series surfaced, Fishel's name elicited images of Topanga, the frizzy haired tween or conservative girlfriend (depending on your favorite BMW season). But when Fishel stripped down for Maxim in 2013, she showed the world that she isn't so innocent anymore. Though, we assume she'll button back up for Girl Meets World.
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Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens

Two former Disney girls and an ABC Family star. Not exactly the formula for a bawdy, shocking comedy. But Gomez, Benson and Hudgens proved they can go from innocent to wild in the blink of an eye, thanks to Spring Breakers. Now, whether they'll be able to switch back to family-friendly fare after all that sex, violence and debauchery still remains to be seen.
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Michelle Trachtenberg

When Trachtenberg sexed it up in Maxim in 2011, she showed the world that she wasn't that awkward teen from Buffy anymore. "I know that everyone at my high school who used to torture me and bully me is going to get a copy of it, so I'm thrilled!" Trachtenberg said. And with those words, all the Dawn haters hung their heads in shame, as somewhere, far away, Trachtenberg grinned.
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Dakota Fanning

No one was prepared for the fresh-faced young girl in I Am Sam to grow up so fast. At 16, Fanning sparked concern when she portrayed the overtly sexual Cherie Currie in The Runaways. She followed up the film with a provocative Marc Jacobs ad (that was eventually pulled in Britain) and a controversial Cosmopolitan cover. Fanning's might not be the next America's Sweetheart, but no one can deny that girl can act!
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Hilary Duff

Lizzie McGuire, what are you doing?! In 2008, the former Disney star debuted a new, highly sexualized image with her single "Reach Out" and a Maxim cover. Duff isn't the first Disney girl to shed her mouse ears, but her foray into bad girl-dom didn't last long. She's now focused on being an all-American wife and mother.
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It's hard to remember that RiRi wasn't always a bad girl. When the singer first burst onto the scene, she was innocent (and clothed!). But in 2007, she debuted a new image, ushered in by her third album Good Girl Gone Bad and a racy spread in Giant Magazine. If you ask us — and her millions of fans — the bad girl vibe is definitely working for her.
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Lindsay Lohan

And so it began. In 2004, LiLo was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone along with the phrase "Hot, Ready and Legal!" While all three adjectives were technically true about the fresh young star (albeit a tad licentious), it was the beginning of the end for Lohan. Her Mean Girls success was soon overshadowed by car accidents, jail stints, rehab and, of course, her notorious 2012 Playboy cover.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt

The '90s teen queen ushered in the new millennia with a brand new image. In 2002, Hewitt posed for both Rolling Stone and FHM. While her career stalled for a bit, Hewitt is now using her sexuality to her benefit, starring as a call girl on Lifetime's The Client List.
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Christina Aguilera

Aguilera's second album Stripped wasn't just sexy — it was downright raunchy! With a little help from her assless chaps, hair dye and a naked Rolling Stone cover, Christina Aguilera became Xtina. Initially, the public was wary of her new image, but with music that good, no one could refute Xtina her rightful place in pop royalty.
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Jessica Biel

Biel quickly went from preacher's daughter to topless cover girl. The 7th Heaven starred bared (mostly) all for Gear in 2000, something the actress now regrets. "The photoshoot was just a really bad decision on my part," Biel told Entertainment Weekly eight years later. At least Biel's made up for that by making the greatest decision of all: marrying Justin Timberlake in 2012.
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Britney Spears

Three years before Britney declared, "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," her 1999 Rolling Stone cover said it all. The photo caused a public outcry, with the American Family Association chastising the pop star for her "disturbing mix of childhood innocence and adult sexuality." The cries for a Britney boycott ultimately went nowhere and she has since remained one of the most beloved pop icons.
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Drew Barrymore

Barrymore's wild childhood was no secret, but that didn't make her Playboy cover any less shocking. When Barrymore shot the spread in 1995, she was only 19, prompting her E.T. director Steven Spielberg to tell her, "Cover yourself up." Barrymore eventually put her partying ways behind her and is still one of Hollywood's most beloved movie stars.
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Lisa Bonet

Cliff Huxtable would not approve of Bonet's 1998 Rolling Stone cover — and neither did the public, apparently. After Bonet left The Cosby Show and A Different World, in which she played Denise Huxtable, her career has since mainly consisted of straight-to-video releases and made-for-TV movies.