8 Stars Who Were Homecoming Queens And then their lives got even better By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jan 26, 2014 12:33 PM CST 7 comments Comments Actress Meryl Streep presents an award during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) (Newser) – Some celebrities were awkward growing up ... others, well, they got voted homecoming queen. Perez Hilton rounds up 17 of the latter. A sampling: Rosie O'Donnell: Was homecoming queen and prom queen at her New York high school. Halle Berry: Was the first black homecoming queen at her Cleveland high school. Jessica Simpson: Was homecoming princess twice, but dropped out of school before she could be voted queen. Meg Ryan: Was homecoming queen in 1979 at her Connecticut high school. Meryl Streep: Went from an "awkward" stage to her high school's homecoming queen in 1967. Sissy Spacek: Was homecoming queen at her Texas high school in 1967. Paula Abdul: Was homecoming queen in 1980 at her California high school. Sela Ward: She was named homecoming queen not at her high school, but at the University of Alabama in 1977. Click for the complete list.