I’m not even a little bit ashamed to say that I have a huge girl crush on Ashley Benson. Basically, I want to be her best friend, but I also sort of want to actually be her, you know? I don’t know Ashley personally, but from her Instagram and Twitter feeds, she seems like a seriously cool, down-to-earth chick who I would totally want to hang out with.
Ashley just seems like she would make a great bestie, and that’s not only me judging her off of her pictures. She’s really close with other people I love, like Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Tyler Blackburn, Shay Mitchell, and James Franco… if they all love her, there must be a pretty good reason ther.e
Ashley really became famous after she landed the role of sassy Hanna on Pretty Little Liars. I love Hanna for fashion sense, her silly and slightly ditzy comments, and mainly for her loyalty towards her friends. Ashley stepped even further into the spotlight with her scandalous role in Spring Breakers, and this March, she looks fabulous as the cover girl for Cosmopolitan.
But Pretty Little Liars isn’t the only acting work Ashley has done. Believe it or not, she had small roles in a lot of shows and movies when she was younger – you probably never even realized it! Here are 13 old videos of Ashley before she was famous that you’ve probably never seen before:
Ashley singing happy birthday in 1992
The woman who posted this claims to be Ashley’s mom, but who knows? This is adorable!
Ashley in a Salon Surprise Barbie commercial in 2002
Ashley did a few commercials when she was younger, including one for Pop Tarts and one for DisneyLand, but this was the only one I could find.
Ashley in 13 Going On 30 in 2004
One of her first big roles was playing a mean girl in 13 Going On 30. This was definitely not her last mean girl role!
Ashley in Zooey 101 in 2005
I never realized Ashley had a little role in this show, but look how cute she is!
Ashley in 7th Heaven in 2005
Basically every celebrity had a small role on 7th Heaven, so I’m not surprised that Ashley did too.
Ashley in Days Of Our Lives
Ashley starred in Days Of Our Lives for a few years, which is definitely something I never knew. Thankfully, she has a better role now.
Ashley in Bring It On: In It To Win It in 2007
I’ve never seen this Bring It On sequel, because, um, it looks horrible, but maybe I’ll watch it for Ashley.
Ashley in Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal in 2008
Ashley played yet another bad girl cheerleader in this Lifetime movie based on a true story.
Ashley in Supernatural in 2008
Ashley had a really small role on Supernatural as a cheerleader yet again.
Ashley in CSI: Miami in 2008
Like most stars, Ashley did a quick stint on CSI. Looks like this might have helped prepare her for all of A’s creepiness.
Ashley in Bart Got A Room in 2008
I’ve never heard of this movie, but Ashley yet again played the popular cheerleader.
Ashley in Eastwick in 2009
Shortly before Pretty Little Liars started, Ashley played Mia on the show Eastwick. Who knew?
Ashley in Christmas Cupid in 2010
Like a lot of other ABC Family stars, Ashley had a role in a crappy Christmas movie. Whatever makes you famous, right?
Which of these videos have you ever seen before? Are you a fan of Ashley? What other stars do you want to see old videos of? Tell me in the comments!