Hayden Panettiere is all grown up.
You remembered the Titans but you forgot about her.
Hayden started modelling at just four months old. Shortly after being potty trained, she landed recurring roles on One Life to Live and Guiding Light. In 2000, she played the forgettable Sheryl Yoast in Disney's Remember the Titans.
BAM! You may now forget she was ever a child.
Panetierre joined the exclusive ranks of "child star turned hottie" when Heroes burst onto the scene in 2006. Shortly after, it fizzled into one of the largest disappointments to ever make a weekly appearance in your home. Kind of like when your kids come to visit.
The tagline of the first season was, "Save the cheerleader, save the world." Hayden played Claire Bennet, the cheerleader. We're not saying that seeing her in a cheerleader's outfit for most of the season was one of our main reasons for watching the show, but we're not not saying it either... Wait, was she eighteen? Oh. So I guess we are not saying it then.
What a talented young actress.
Hayden Panettiere was nominated for a Grammy! But it was back in her chid star days, for her A Bug's Life Read-Along recording. She also recorded a few 'kiddie' songs for Disney films like Ice Princess and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (regrettably the weakest of the series). But Hayden decided she wanted to be taken seriously as a recording artist so in 2008, she released her first single, "Wake Up Call". The music video could be described as 3 minutes and 43 seconds of awkwardness as she looks away from the camera maybe twice the entire time.
As for the song itself, she passes on lots of great advice to young women, like:
"I think I'm gonna have to cheat,
to keep your eyes on me.
Maybe if I make you jealous,
you'll finally start to wake up."
That's all it takes ladies! Just a little cheating to light a fire under our sorry asses.