Sean Maguire

Pinups featuring the warm smile and boy-next-door good looks of sandy-haired, blue-eyed actor Sean Maguire decorated many a young British girl's bedroom in the early 1990s when his run as a promising Irish footballer training in Walford in the British soap "EastEnders" launched his career. Having worked as a child actor in such projects as the TV-movie drama "A Voyage Round My Father" (1982) and the popular school-set soap "Grange Hill" (BBC), Maguire worked steadily as a child actor, but would garner much greater popularity as a teen. Though his role on "EastEnders" lasted for only one full year, Maguire and his endearing Aidan made quite an impression on audiences, and when the well-meaning but ultimately troubled young character returned to his home in Ireland, fans were distraught. Lucky for them Maguire had no plans to leave the public eye, but rather was embarking on a pop music career. With eight hits in the British Top Thirty during in his three-year stint as a singer, Maguire was pretty successful and stayed in the pages of the teen fan magazines, but failed to make it big or cross over to a wide audience in a market flooded with attractive pop artists.