In the aughts, few starlets were busier than Hilary Duff. From playing the clumsy, lovable fashionista Lizzie McGuire to soundtracking MTV’s iconic mid-aughts shows Laguna Beach and My Super Sweet 16 with her perfect, lab-engineered vocals, Duff was everywhere. Ahead, we’ve collected Duff’s most memorable performances, from Cinderella Story to Gossip Girl, and everything in between.
We were robbed of a reboot, but only in the name of genuine character development! Hilary Duff (reasonably) wanted Lizzie to be an adult living in a non-PG-rated-Brooklyn, but the Puritans at Disney refused, so Duff walked away. But that’s okay: Lizzie lives forever in iconic scenes throughout the show’s two seasons. Who can forget when she discovers rhythmic gymnastics, or she yells at her mom that she doesn’t want a bra, or when she kissed Aaron Carter? Team Olivia Rodrigo knows the value of the show; the “Brutal” music video is filled with looks taken straight out of Miranda’s closet. (Disney+)