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BetteBack February 24, 1992: Bette Midler Makes Most Popular List With Teens Poll

Doylestown Intelligencer
February 24, 1992

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PRINCETON, N J. — Julia Roberts is the overwhelming first choice as “favorite female movie star” among the nation’s teen-agers, according to the findings of the most recent Gallup Youth Survey.

Roberts currently is starring in the role of Tinkerbell in Steven Spielberg’s hit, “Hook.” It was her title role in “Pretty Woman,” however, that probably catapulted her to the top of the teen list.

Second in the teen balloting is Whoopi Goldberg. She has supplemented her film roles recently with appearances as an intergalactic bartender on the television sreies, “Star Trek, the Next Generation,” which has many teen viewers.

Demi Moore is in third place on the overall teen list. She is in a second place tie with Goldie Hawn on the list of young men. She has the title role in her most recent film, “The Butcher’s Wife.”

Bette Midler’s latest film, “For the Boys,” has been a box-office disappointment so far, but her past comic performances have helped her achieve a current fourth-place standing. In 1989 she was second on the teen top-10 list.

Jodie Foster has been prominent over the past year for her award-winning performance in “The Silence of the Lambs” and for her role as both actress and director in “Little Man Tate.”

For her accomplishments the teens have awarded her sixth place on their list of favorite film actresses.

Sigourney Weaver is in seventh place, and Kim Basinger is eighth. Basinger in 1989 was at the top of the teen list, while Weaver placed fifth that year.

Rounding out the top-10 list are Winona Ryder in ninth place and Michelle Pfeiffer in 10th.

Pfeiffer currently is co-starring in “Frankie and Johnny.”

Kirstie Alley and Melanie Griffith do not appear on the overall teen top-10 list, but are ranked ninth and 10th, respectively, in the opinion of young men.

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