Stars of the new millennium were press savvy, driven and talented. They knew what they wanted and how to get it. You know you are a child of the 00s when you couldn’t take your eyes off these stars…

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1. Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake 00s icons

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Britney had her place amongst the stars of the 90s, but it was in the 00s that the other half of the former golden couple came into his own. Post break up and with a hit solo album, Justin Timberlake owned the early 00s.

 

2. David and Victoria Beckham

David and Victoria Beckham 00s icons

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These two were the ultimate power couple of the 00s. A star footballer and his pop princess were a match made in celebrity heaven. We couldn’t get enough of David and Victoria Beckham.

 

3. Miley Cyrus

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The real life version of Hannah Montana was a true idol of the post millennium decade. This all American, squeaky clean, mini popster became the head of her very own multimillion dollar franchise.

 

4. Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani stars of the 00s

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The former No Doubt singer had a massively successful solo career in 00s. Before the decade was out she had a couple of hit albums as well as her own clothing and perfume ranges. We were all buying into Gwen Stefani’s world.

 

5. Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

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The 00s were the height of this tragic star’s fame. With films like Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight under his belt, Heath Ledger was set for superstardom.

 

6. Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst 00s icons

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Kirsten Dunst made the perfect transition from child star to teen icon in the 00s. With films like Bring It On and Spider-Man, she left her angelic child actress days firmly in the past.

 

7. Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers 00s icons

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The Jonas Brothers were massive in this decade. They sang, looked great and had a wholesome image. In short, they were a marketing dream.

 

8. Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue 00s icons

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Kylie successfully relaunched her career in 2000 with the help of some now famous hot pants. Her gold covered rear was the talk of the town in the early 00s. We were obsessed with all things Kylie.

 

9. Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

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Who didn’t love Hilary Duff in the 00s? Lizzie McGuire put her on the map and there was no stopping her! She was the ultimate girl next door that we all wanted to be friends with.

 

10. Steve Jones

Steve Jones

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We all fell in love with Steve Jones in the 00s. It’s easy to forget how big he was, but this charmer had us hanging on his every word.

 

11. Cheryl Cole

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Now known as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Cheryl was and still is a huge star. In the 00s she was part of successful girl group Girls Aloud, married footballer Ashley Cole and released a hit solo album. The 00s was definitely Cheryl’s decade!

 

12. Davina McCall

Big Brother presenter Davina McCall

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The success of Big Brother made presenter Davina McCall a household name in the 00s. We couldn’t get enough of her.  It’s no surprise that Davina’s Super Body Workout DVD released in 2008 was a best seller.

 

Liked these 00s icons? Check out our post on 9 stars who became 90s icons!