Best known as Gabriella from the High School Musical, Vanessa Hudgens has been a fan favorite. The now 31 year old first began her acting in 1998 with theater performances. Her career truly began at age 15 when she was cast in the sitcom Still Standing. Hudgens then moved on to movies before the era of High School Musical. Along with her acting role in the HSM franchise, it also launched a bit of a signing career for Hudgens.