My wife and I were watching Halloween when the following conversation ensued:
Me: “Don’t you think that Jamie Lee Curtis is one of the worst ‘teenagers’ you’ve ever seen? She looks 26! And there’s no way she’s a virgin - her eyes are too ‘knowing’.”
Wife: “Eh, I buy it. Now if you want a bad teenager, look no further than Grease - John Travolta looks in his early 20’s, and Olivia Newton John and Stockard Channing look as if they’re pushing 30.”
“Yeah, you’re right about that. I’m sure there’s worse… you know, this sounds like a Straight Dope question!”
So, who do you think is the most unconvincing “teenager” in film/TV? I also thought of Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married, but I don’t really think that counts, but I’ll include her in the poll just to give me more entries.