I thought I’d write about my celebrity crushes of childhood. Walking down memory lane, it seems I didn’t have a “type” so much, but there is certainly an evolution. Growing up in the 70s/80s made for some interesting lads to have “feelings” for.
Certainly my first crush was Davy Jones! I adored the Monkees, and what girl didn’t love his cute accent and mad tambourine skills?
Luke! He was the hero of the biggest movie of my young childhood….
…Until I realized that the cool, sexy ruffian Han Solo was much dreamier.
Which brings me to Indy. 🙂
I can’t completely explain this one other than my friend Nadine and I were smitten. I mean, he is good-looking. His character wasn’t the brightest, but at 10 I didn’t care much about that. I still have the General Lee Matchbox car. 🙂
Then the 80s and Mtv came into full-swing and the androgynous look amongst men was very popular. Pretty sure my dad made lots of comments about these pop-stars who wore make-up.
And then….The Brat Pack Happened.
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” 🙂
I’ve watched “Rebel Without a Cause” countless times. ❤
Which brings me to high school in which the full-on crush began (and continues) for Bono.
Upon further reflection, I see my crushes were quite diverse and included stars who were boyishly handsome, ruggedly handsome, make-up wearing 80s pop stars, “bad boy” actors, brooding actors, sensitive actors, and amazingly talented musicians. Not bad. I can proudly say I was never into “The “Coreys” or boy bands. All in all, I think the late 1970s-80s was a great time for movies, music and television and that rite of passage of growing up: Crushes.