Swooning over the years – confessing to celebrity crushes

July 30, 2013

Bits and Pieces, For Mum

When I read that the weekly get-it-off-your-chest link-up hosted by Kirsty over at her place, My Home Truths, this time was about ‘fessing up to your celebrity crushes, I was IN. My celebrity crushes of youth were often made public by being plastered on the cover of my brown-paper covered school books, before  of course being carefully guarded under a layer of contact to preserve handsomeness forever more. Now, I’m a big girl there’s Google Images, Facebook and Instagram which allows a more discreet perve and saves an awful lot on brown paper and contact!

Luckily, a few of my youthful celebrity crushes were not considered mainstream hunks, which I’m sure worked to my advantage as this meant they could then feature exclusively in my dreams and fantasies … and no-one else’s!! Hahaha, yeah right, but feature in my dreams they did and without any further delay and in no particular order ……  ta-da here are some of the celebrity blokes that have made my heart skip beats over the years ……

Shaun Cassidy

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Now this spunky young bloke was my first ever celebrity crush. Isn’t he cute to boot? I’ll own up and say that his superb portrayal of one of the Hardy Boys in the late 1970s TV show of the same name had me glued to the tele each and every week. It really was true lurvvve.

In sourcing this image, I of course stumbled upon some more recent pics and let me tell you he has aged A-ok, considering the Hollywood lifestyle.

John Taylor

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I think every teen girl in the world adored Duran Duran and although the band had five members it really was a two spunk race between John Taylor and Simon LeBon as to who was the dreamiest. I was firmly on team Taylor and was beyond certain that one day I would indeed be known to the world as Mrs John Taylor. Unfortunately, he was never lucky enough to meet me. His loss.

Greedy Smith

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He may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I absolutely had a thing for Mental as Anything’s Greedy Smith. In the 80s and early 90s I really did think he was a bit alright and as most other Mental as Anything fans lusted after the sultry Martin Plaza, it’s obvious then that Greedy could then be all mine.

I’ve this photo here taken of me and Greedy after a Mentals performance in 2004 and because I was married and very unavailable you can really see the sadness and wistful “what ifs” in his eyes, can’t you? In my eyes, you can probably see the beginnings of an horrific hangover …

Mark Waugh

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Forever and a day I’ve been an avid elite armchair sportswoman and will happily watch nearly any sporting contest other than darts, lawn bowls, sailing and golf. Cricket is one of my favourite sports and this Waugh brother one of my favourite cricketers. A graceful batsman, handy with the ball when called upon and I always thought him easy on the eye. Was I silly mid-on, maybe?

Karl Stefanovic

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I’ll put it out there and tell you that Karl Stefanovic, to this day, remains a celebrity crush of mine. Yes, the farmer knows that I fancy Karl a little bit but bless him, feels unthreatened all the same. I know that Karl polarises his audience and most Australians either love or loathe him with little feeling in between but, aside from meeting all the handsome criteria on my spunk checklist, I really do love this bloke’s cheekiness and sense of humour. I think that Karl and I would get on like the proverbial house on fire if he were only lucky enough to ever meet me.

I’d love to hear whether any of these chaps have sent your heart fluttering too …. or maybe you think I’m on a totally different planet. So fess up too, who have you had a celebrity crush on?

Sharing this to two links today: the weekly confessional over at Kirsty’s My Home Truths and the fabulous Tuesday #IBOT party over at Essentially Jess. Well worth exploring both for some great blog reading!



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23 Responses to “Swooning over the years – confessing to celebrity crushes”

  1. Me Says:

    David Cassidy was a crush of mine from long long ago !!!!
    Have the best day !


  2. Eleise Says:

    The only crush I had was Brett Climo from a country practice, I have his autograph somewhere and picture from a blue light disco! Such intense crushes when you are a teen!


  3. Vanessa @ babblingbandit.me Says:

    I maybe just a little younger than you I think. My first true celebrity crush was Morten Harket of Aha fame. He could “Take on Me” any time!

    I loved Johnny Depp so much I cried at night thinking about how I’d never get him and then later in the 80s I fell in love with Donnie Wahlberg of the New Kids on the Block. Seriously. It was true love.

    Aussies I loved were: Marcus Graham, Michael Hutchence, Ben Mendelsohn to name a few.



  4. Miss Cinders Says:

    Haha yep Karl is a little cheeky isn’t he! I reckon he’d be a cack to know in real life!

    I remember Shaun Cassidy and John Taylor… so long ago!

    The crush lists have been fun to read this week!

    Happy iBOT sweets!

    MC x


    • Shari Says:

      Oh yes, Karl would be an absolute cack to know in real life – imagine going to a BBQ with him and a few beers!!!


  5. Ness Says:

    Really not getting any of these crushes AT ALL. The fact that mine are about a billion times weirder is irrelevant, right? Ahem.


  6. Danielle Says:

    Mine was Michael Jackson . I so wanted to be his girlfriend..lol


  7. Jodie@FreshHomeCook Says:

    What a fab list Shari! I used to love Shaun too! So much better than David! I had totally forgotten about John Taylor – but I was had a big crush on him too! How awesome that you got to meet Greedy! :)


    • Shari Says:

      Oh Jodie, I think that we could have been great teenage buddies, cutting out TV week and Smash Hit magazines! x


  8. Twitchy Says:

    John Taylor, fer sherrr, Simon Le Bon and EVEN Nick Rhodes got a look in for a time. the Cassidy boys were a tiny bit before my time. Morten Harket of A-ha was right on the money. I had a quick 90′s thing for Jon Stevens during his Noiseworks days (how hot was he? just check out one of his Jesus Christ Superstar clips). Oh there were so many, I’ve forgotten more than I remember.


  9. Kirsty @ My Home Truths Says:

    I had a thing for Kristian Schmidt from Neighbours back in the day and a big crush on Eric Weideman from the Aussie band 1927 – how I look back in fondness on those long ago days!


  10. Zanni Louise Says:

    I’m 30 this year, so I confess, I don’t know any of these people! I had obscure crushes as well. But man, I can’t think of any of them right now! Should have kept the posters as a reminder… x


  11. Mystery Case Says:

    Finally celebs I actually recognise! I’m with Kirsty and Eric from 1927. I think I may have seen a poster with tour dates. Does anyone know if they are touring again?


  12. Emily @ Have a laugh on me Says:

    I’m a Karl fan but have never been into cricket players, well except NZ ones, do you know Danny Morrison, fast bowler – HUBBA HUBBA, well he used to be :)


  13. Dani @ Sand has no home Says:

    I was a River Phoenix girl all the way, though I too had a bit of a thing for Morten Harkett, and how could you not swoon over Michael Hutchence? Two out of 3 not tragically dead ain’t bad?


  14. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen Says:

    Oh Shaun Cassidy, one of my favourites! But my true love was Leif Garret. :)


  15. Chantel Says:

    John Taylor was a big favourite of mine – swoon!!!! Now, for some unknown reason, I find Kevin Mcleod from Grand Designs and Phil from Location, Location have something about them!!!

    But my heart is always with Dr Chris, Bondi Vet – that man seems perfect in every way :)

    Hello from #teamIBOT


  16. Debbie Y Says:

    I met Shaun Cassidy & Leif Garret way back when, they were both rather cute back in the day.


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