5. Shirley Temple, February 10

Shirley Temple, February 10

Who would argue that Shirley Temple is the most iconic child star of all time?

When she died at the age of 85, Shirley Temple was a screen legend, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, had been a wife for 55 years and had served her country as an ambassador overseas.

Oh, and she had a cocktail named after her (non-alcoholic of course)!

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