18 Heartthrobs Whose Pinups Were Plastered on Our Walls in the '80s (PHOTOS)

Laura Anastasia | Dec 31, 2015 Celebrities
18 Heartthrobs Whose Pinups Were Plastered on Our Walls in the '80s (PHOTOS)

They were on the walls of your room, in the inside of your locker, and even on your homemade paper-bag textbook covers. These '80s heartthrobs sure did know how to get around! They were hot. They were talented. They were totally dreamworthy. 

It's time to revisit some of your earliest crushes in all their super-hot '80s glory. Rob, Johnny, Kirk, and Corey, here we come! 


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  • Ralph Macchio


    Image via Star

    What can we say? Macchio had us at wax on, wax off. We wanted the Karate Kid to be our boyfriend. 

  • Kirk Cameron


    Image via Super Teen 

    As Mike Seaver on Growing Pains, Cameron was a total troublemaker -- and a total hottie too. Swoon! 

  • Johnny Depp


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    Depp made the law look good! The dark and handsome brooder hit it big playing an undercover officer on 21 Jump Street. 

  • John Stamos


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    Have mercy! Stamos had us crying uncle every time we watched him play hunky Uncle Jesse on Full House in 1987. 

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  • Rob Lowe


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    From The Outsiders to St. Elmo's Fire, Lowe dominated our dreams. Those eyes...

  • Matt Dillon


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    Dillon started being our imaginary prom date after his hunky turns in My Bodyguard, Little Darlings, and The Outsiders. Handsome and talented -- score!

  • Michael J. Fox


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    Fox may have played a stuffy teen on Family Ties, but his smooth moves in Back to the Future got our attention -- big-time. Definitely boyfriend material!

  • John Cusack


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    We started crushing on John Cusack after Sixteen Candles. Our puppy love turned into the head-over-heels kind when he hoisted that boombox in Say Anything.  

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  • Michael Jackson


    Image via Vanity Fair

    The King of Pop had our hearts beating overtime with his smooth dance moves in "Thriller" and his other chart-topping hits. 

  • Scott Baio


    Image via Tiger Beat

    Let's be honest. Who didn't want Charles to be in charge? Baio made teens everywhere swoon as a college-student-turned-babysitter-of-three. The cute actor also racked up fans with Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.

  • Corey Haim


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    Haim made us want to watch License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream over and over again. It didn't hurt that his best friend and fellow teen idol Corey Feldman starred in both movies too. 

  • John F. Kennedy Jr.


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    If the United States had royalty, Kennedy Jr. would have been it. JFK's son had looks, money, and charm to spare. 

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  • Judd Nelson


    Image via Playgirl

    Who doesn't love a bad boy? Molly Ringwald's character wasn't the only one Nelson won over in The Breakfast Club. We were hooked too!

  • Tom Cruise


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    One of the best movie moments ever? When Cruise lost his pants, put on a white shirt and sunglasses, and danced around the house in Risky Business, the scene pushed his heartthrob status off the charts.

  • Emilio Estevez


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    We heart the Brat Pack -- especially this guy. Estevez's clean-cut good looks in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire had us crushing for sure. 

  • Sean Penn


    Image via Mary Ellen Mark/Rolling Stone

    Hello, sexy! Penn played the rebellious teen we wanted to date -- and fix, of course -- in Taps and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. 

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  • Don Johnson & Philip Michael Thomas


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    Johnson and Thomas made detective work look downright sexy. We couldn't get enough of Miami Vice -- or of them. 

  • Mel Gibson


    Image via People

    Only an '80s Gibson could have made a suicidal cop look sexy. The blue-eyed hunk landed on just about everyone's radar with Lethal Weapon

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