Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver, child actor, child star
She launched her career at age 3 as a Coppertone Girl in one of the sunscreen brand's iconic commercials. After working steadily in television from the time she was 5, Jodie scored her first major breakthrough in 1976 playing 12-year-old prostitute Iris in "Taxi Driver." The role landed her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress and sparked a career that continues to flourish today. She was the youngest person ever to host "SNL" at the time (at just 14 years old), and she even briefly courted a career as a singer in the French pop music scene.