The 90’s introduced to us Neve Campbell through Party of Five. The show ran for 6 seasons and won the Golden Globe for Best Drama, then Neve set her sights on big-screen. She had a supporting role alongside Fairuza Balk in The Craft and played a polarizing character in the cult-classic Wild Things. Scream was a horror masterpiece that followed us into the new millennium and is one Neve’s greatest roles to date. Today, Neve still accepts small parts in shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Mad Men – she even reprised her role of Sidney Prescott in Scream 4. However, she wishes to remain out of the public eye and prides herself on being a single mother to her son, Gaspien.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar dominated the 90’s on television and in the movie theaters. She was praised for her teenage role as Buffy The Vampire Slayer and made jaws drop to the floor in Cruel Intentions. She made a cameo at the beginning of Scream 2, but had a larger role in horror movie rival I Know What You Did Last Summer. Towards the end of the decade, Sarah settled down with 90’s heartthrob Freddie Prinze Jr. and they now have two daughters. In 2016, Gellar signed on and filmed the pilot for the television reprisal of Cruel Intentions, set to take place 15 years after the original film’s storyline.
Mary Louise Parker
In the 90’s, Mary Louise Parker became popular for roles in Fried Green Tomatoes, The Client, and Mr. Wonderful. She also appeared in many Indie films such as The Five Senses and Let The Devil Wear Black. After 2000, she played supporting roles in films like Saved! and RED (opposite Bruce Willis), but made a huge comeback for her role in Weeds. She played Nancy Botwin, a widowed suburban mother, who cultivates a marijuana grow operation to pay off her late husband’s death. Mary Louise was awarded the Golden Globe Best Actress honor in 2006 for her performance in Weeds.
Alicia Silverstone will always be unforgettable as Cher Horowitz in Clueless. Unfortunately, Clueless was Alicia’s ultimate claim to fame before flying off the radar. She also starred in Blast From The Past with Brendan Fraser, but that’s pretty much where her career dissipated. At the moment, her primary interest is working as an animal rights activist and she published her own book called The Kind Diet. She’s married to musician Christopher Jarecki and they a child together named Bear Blu.
Julia Louis- Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus may have current fame as Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep, but to most of the world, she’ll always be Elaine from Seinfeld. We still can’t get over the fact that she and Jerry didn’t end up together. Anyway, since the 90’s Julia has been a busy woman. Before Veep premiered in 2011, she starred in a cable sitcom called The New Adventures of Old Christine. She’s also had recurring roles on Saturday Night Live and Arrested Development, and now holds the record for most Primetime Emmy’s won by a lead female actress.
Larisa Oleynik was a 90’s teen goddess for three main reasons: The Secret World of Alex Mack, The Babysitters Club, and the infamous 10 Things I Hate About You. Those hitting their late 20’s will also remember her from 3rd Rock from the Sun and Hawaii-Five-O. Larisa’s acting career sort of fizzled out by the end of 90’s, and even with her Nickelodeon claim to fame, she was rarely able to make a comeback… until recently. The blonde actress had a recurring character arch in Pretty Little Liars before snagging a supporting role as Ken Cosgrove’s wife on Mad Men.
Fairuza Balk was a 90’s woman that we all should surpassed the decade into the 2000’s. She’s a critically acclaimed actress who started her career as a child star in The Worst Witch (alongside Tim Curry) and Return to Oz as a younger version of Dorothy Gale. In 1996, she was praised for her role as Nancy in the supernatural thriller The Craft. She also starred in American History X opposite Edward Norton and was unforgettable as Vicky Valencourt in Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy. Since 2000, Fairuza focused on animated works including Justice League and Family Guy.
Jennie Garth is best remembered for her role as Kelly Taylor on Beverly Hills: 90210. Her role on 90210 was so influential to modern pop culture, that Kelly Taylor became the soul inspiration behind the launch of spin-off series, Melrose Place. In 2002, Jennie played Val Tyler in the Amanda Bynes series, What I Like About You. The show ran for 4 seasons before being cancelled in 2006. Then in 2007, Jennie appeared on Dancing with the Stars and reached the semi-finals in the reality competition with her partner Derek Hough. Jennie has three children that appeared on her reality television show, The Jennie Garth Project.
Gillian Anderson ruled late night television as FBI Special Agent Scully on The X-Files. Gillian was drawn to the part of Agent Scully because she was an independent, strong, female lead on a television series, which was hard to come by in the early 90’s. The X-Files ran for almost ten years, at which point Gillian explored other roles to play. In 2002, after The X-Files ended, she returned to London for a triumphant return to the stage. She has also taken part in many high-profile projects such as The Vagina Monologues, Bleak House, A Streetcar Named Desiree, Hannibal (television adaptation), and so many more to name.
Brandy Norwood was a triple threat during the 90’s. Brandy’s show Moesha ran for six seasons before she returned the music industry in 1998 and dropped the Monica infused single, The Boy is Mine. In the early 2000’s she had a number film projects set to release after the debut of her reality show, Brandy: Special Delivery, but her reputation was tarnished after a car accident in 2006. The pop singer was involved in a fatal car wreck that took the life of a mother and had a difficult time recovering from the tragedy. Norwood returned to acting in BET’s The Game, made her broadway debut in Chicago, and released her 6th album in 2012.
Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart was the queen of teen tv in the 90’s. She was first known for her role in Clarissa Explains It All, but then took over the Friday lineup as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Sabrina the Teenage Witch ran from 1996 until its cancellation in 2003, at which point she took a break from acting to get married and start a family. Melissa married rocker hubby Mark Wilkerson that same year and they have three children together. In 2010, Melissa returned to the small screen with her good friend and co-star, Joey Lawrence, for an ABC Family comedy sitcom called Melissa and Joey.
Rachael Leigh Cook
Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model by age 10 and played a supporting role in The Babysitters Club, but didn’t become a household name until She’s All That broke the record for most teen movie watched in the 90’s. After starring alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. in the now considered classic film, she went on to play Josie in Josie and the Pussycats with Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson. After the 90’s, Rachael took acting gigs in a few sleeper hit movies, mostly focusing on her family life and raising her children with husband, Daniel Gillies.
Tia & Tamera Mowry
Tia and Tamera Mowry were given their own sitcom in the 90’s known as Sister, Sister and it became the longest running sitcom in the WB channel’s history. After Sister, Sister ended the two twins starred in a Disney channel original movie called Twitches, which became the channel’s highest-rated original movie, therefore, they reprised their role in a sequel, Twitches 2. Since the 90’s both twins are married; Tia married her longtime boyfriend, Cory Hardrict, and Tamera married Fox News correspondent, Adam Housley. The sisters have since starred in their own reality show, Tia & Tamera, but have worked on their own projects as well. Tia starred in BET’s the game from 2006 until 2012 and then starred in TV Land’s Instant Mom from 2013 until 2015. Tamera is a host on The Real Talk, with fellow Disney channel star Adrienne Bailon.
The Spice Girls
You can’t have a 90’s Women’s list without including the Spice Girls! In ’94, the Spice Girls brought “girl power” to life, changing pop culture as we know it. They’re the best-selling female group of all time, having sold over 80 million records worldwide during their 6-year reign. Since the Spice Girls split up, each lady has moved on to their project and family lives. Victoria Beckham married David Becks, they have 4 children together and became a fashion designer. Melanie C is still singing and released her 6th studio album in ’12. Geri Halliwell was a judge on Australia’s Got Talent and has had four #1 singles on the UK music charts. Mel B has become a talent judge and on the reality tv show circuit and had a baby with Eddie Murphy. Emma Bunton has released three studio albums, and a played a recurring role on Absolutely Fabulous.
Jennifer Aniston is still a big deal now; she’s one of the most popular actresses of her generation, was formerly married to and is currently married to two of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs, and is essentially America’s ultimate sweetheart. However, Jen got her start in the 90’s as Rachel Green on the hit sitcom Friends. Every woman wanted to be here, which would explain the Rachel haircut phenomenon, and every man wanted to date her. After the Friends finale aired, she was able to return to her budding career as a romantic comedy film actress and became a role model for strong, independent single ladies everywhere.
Tara Reid was someone to adore in the 90’s. She made film appearances in The Big Lebowski, Urban Legend, and Dr. T and the Women. After she starred in American Pie as Vicky, America couldn’t get enough of her… until they did. Tara underwent a series of botched plastic surgeries in the 2000’s that damaged her public image and took it a step further with her own travel reality show, called Taradise, in 2005. On Taradise, the former actress made disparaging remarks about the Middle East and went on some unflattering drunken tirades. These days, Tara lays low and was last made headlines for her relationship with Infected Mushroom DJ, Erez Eisen.
Christina Applegate was hilarious as the iconic Kelly Bundy in Married… With Children. The classic sitcom ran for almost 10 years before ending in 1997, and Applegate developed her film career from that point onward. She starred in The Sweetest Thing, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2, Hall Pass, and starred in the broadway revival of Sweet Charity. She was nominated for a Tony for her performance in Sweet Charity and won an Emmy for her guest role on Friends.
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen got their start playing Michelle Tanner on Full House. After the family sitcom came to a close, launched an empire that would earn them millions of dollars and reputations as successful businesswomen. The twins had a line of video and movie projects, opened their own production company named Dualstar, and popularized the boho or “homeless” style with their fashion line and couture label. Since their retirement from acting, the Olsens have decided to invest their energy in their clothing ventures. Mary-Kate recently married Olivier Sarkozy, 27 years her senior, and Ashley is dating Richard Sachs, a man 28 years her senior.
Heather Locklear was a relatively unknown actress before she portrayed the role of Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place from 1993 until 1999. For this role, Heather was nominated for the Golden Globe, as best actress in a drama, for four consecutive years. After Melrose Place ended, she starred in Spin City, a Charlie Sheen production, and was nominated for two Golden Globe awards for her comedic performance on the show. Since the 90’s, Heather has been married to some of the biggest names in music. She was married to Tommy Lee from 1986 until 1983, then married Bon Jovi guitarist, Richie Sambora, in 1994. After her divorce from Sambora, that ruined her friendship with Denise Richards (more on that later), she became engaged to former Melrose Place co-star Jack Wagner. Unfortunately, the couple never made it down the aisle and broke up in 2011.
Brittany & Cynthia Daniel
Brittany and Cynthia Daniel played the Wakefield sisters on Sweet Valley High. Like most premises that include identical twins, Elizabeth was hard-working and conservative, while Jessica a free spirit and a boy-crazy flirt. After Sweet Valley High went off the air in 1998, fans of the show only had the series books to fall back on for a taste of nostalgia. As for the Daniel twins, they’re still best friends but live their own separate lives. Brittany is a working actress who you’ve seen in White Chicks, Broken Lizard’s Club Dread, and Dawson’s Creek. She also has a recurring character role on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Cynthia is married with two children, living in Malibu.
You don’t mind taking another stroll down Friends memory lane, do you? We didn’t think so. Courteney Cox is another well-to-do actress who got her start on the hit comedy sitcom. During the 90’s, she would take time off as Monica Gellar on Friends to play another role that would make her immortal in the realm of scary movies – Gale Weathers in the Scream Trilogy. In 2009, Courteney starred in another hit sitcom called Cougar Town, that followed the life of a 40-something single mother and her wine-drinking group of friends living on her cul-de-sac. Cougar Town ran for six seasons and the finale aired in 2015.
Candace Cameron played DJ Tanner on Full House for the entire series from – from 1987 until 1995. She became a teenage sensation and was regarded as a positive role model for pre-teens blossoming into womanhood until the show ended she went off the radar for some years. Candace re-emerged as Candace Cameron Bure, a devoted wife, mother and follower of her Christian faith. She became a pro-life advocate and welcomed to The View as a new host by season 19 of the popular talk show. In 2015, she reprised her role as DJ Tanner in the Netflix comeback of Full House.
Mayim Bialik the star of NBC’s show Blossom from 1991- until 1995. She became one of the most famous child stars of her generation and quickly gained fame as a serious actress that extend her reach past the work of sitcom comedy. She starred in Woody Allen’s 1994 film Don’t Drink the Water and did voice-over work for cartoons such as Recess, Kim Possible, Johnny Bravo, and The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest. Bialik took time off to return to school and received a PhD in neurobiology. She is a modern Orthodox Jew and wrote a controversial parenting book called Beyond the Sling. Her return to television as Big Bang Theory character Amy Farrah Fowler has garnered her four Primetime Emmy Nominations and a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Yasmine Bleeth joined the cast of Baywatch during season 4 but she left a lasting impression as lifeguard Caroline Holden. Like Pamela Anderson, she donned the famous high-waisted red swimsuit and became a staple in the show’s everlasting success. However, she was eventually let go and retired as a character because of her off-screen drug use. Now, Yasmine is married to a man she met in rehab during the 90’s and reportedly lives in Venice Beach, California. She left the spotlight after her Baywatch days and hasn’t really resurfaced since (pun intended).
Lacey Chabert is the final 90’s woman on our list who tugged on our heart strings for her part in Party of Five. Her role as Claudia gave her some serious cred in the entertainment industry and as a child actress. In 1998, she began voice-overs as Eliza Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys; the show ran for six seasons until its end in 2004. Most people forget Lacey’s major roles in 90’s, perhaps because of her classic performance in the Tina Fey comedy Mean Girls. She’s most recognized now as Gretchen Wieners, the Plastics member with the big hair full of secrets. Since Mean Girls, Lacey has done countless films for the Hallmark Channel and values their original projects greatly.
In the 90’s, Julia Stiles stole the show from Larisa Oleynik in 10 Things I Hate About You. Larisa may have been the popular girl who changes her ways for the good boy, but Julia played the uncool outcast which made her cool by ironic standards. After 10 Things was a monumental success, she went on to star in the Bourne Trilogy and Save the Last Dance. Julia may not be the center of attention but if she wanted it, her resume could definitely stand testament as to why she’s deserving of it. Over the past decade, she’s played Ophelia in the Ethan Hawke adaptation of Hamlet, starred in Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts, and was nominated for a SAG Award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.
Elizabeth Berkley first auditioned for the role of Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell but the part ultimately went to Tiffani Amber Theissen. The casting director liked the young model so much, that he created another character for Berkley to play – Jessie Spano. Elizabeth played the brainy, yet still pretty Jessie until the series ceased in 1993 then she worked on transitioning to film. One of the roles Berkley is most criticized for playing is Nomi Malone in the controversial 1995 film, Showgirls. The movie bombed at the box office but is a Top 50 Cult Classic. She is now married to actor Greg Lauren and they have one child together.
Shirley Manson was a female rockstar you wanted to be in the 90’s. She was alternative, hardcore, and grunge all at the same time. Her unusual style made her a trendsetter to goth teens but the Garage frontwoman scared a few parents here and there as well. Shirley traveled back and forth between Edinburgh and Los Angeles while Garbage was recording and touring until they took a hiatus in 2005. The band reunited in 2012 and released their latest single Not Your Kind Of People. Shirley is married to Bill Bush, a record producer, and has no plans to have children.
Shannen Doherty appeared alongside Jennie Garth in Beverly Hills: 90210 until the fourth season of the show. Doherty’s behind the scenes feud with Garth had gotten so out of control that Tori Spelling asked her father to write Shannen’s character, Brenda Walsh, off of the show. After being fired from 90210, Aaron Spelling gave Shannen a role on another one of his hit series, Charmed. However, the difficult actress was killed off at the end of season three, after rumors of a feud with Alyssa Milano had surfaced. Shannen was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and had a brief reality-tv stint, but was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She underwent a mastectomy in 2016 and will continue chemotherapy and begin radiation therapy as soon as possible.
In the 90’s, Denise Richards was hot stuff… literally. She made her film debut in Starship Troopers after starting her career off as a guest character on Melrose Place, Seinfeld, and Beverly Hills. Denise starred in Wild Things with Neve Campbell in 1998 and soon enough, she shot to unsolicited stardom. In 2006, Denise ended her marriage to Charlie Sheen and began dating Richie Sambora. Denise was close with Richie’s ex-wife, Heather Locklear, and the newly-kindled romance led to the women’s falling out. Denise has a reality tv show called Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, but the series was canceled after one season. Since her split fro Sambora in 2012, the actress has worked on Twisted, 30 Rock, and Two and a Half Men.
Kerri Russell was the golden girl of the 90’s. She is best remembered for her television role of Felicity in 1998 and after the show ended in 2002, she shuffled into the film industry. Since the early 2000’s, Kerri has starred in films such as Mission Impossible 3, Waitress, Dawn of Planet of the Apes, and Free State of Jones. Kerri has two children from her first marriage to Shane Deary, a carpenter she married in 2007. She now stars in the FX television series The Americans and recently had a baby with her co-star and boyfriend, Matthew Rhys.
Danielle Fishel was every teenage boy’s dream girl as Topanga on Boy Meets World. Her character started out as a minor role, but the producers of Boy Meets World gave her a larger storyline once they noticed she greatly appealed to their audience. Boy Meets World ended in 2000 after a 7-year run and Danielle, like most of her castmates, had trouble transitioning into other areas of the industry. Before she returned to reprise her role as Topanga Lawrence on Disney’s Girl Meets World, she was a spokesperson for Nutrisystem and works as a host for Style Network’s The Dish.
Christina Ricci’s breakout role in the 90’s was Wednesday Addams in the film adaptation of The Addams Family. She then achieved critical success as Roberta in the coming of age film Now and Then, following up with Casper, 200 Cigarettes, and Sleepy Hollow. She also made tv appearance on popular nineties shows such as The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live. After 2000, Christina’s success only seemed to get bigger. She starred in Monster with Charlize Theron, Pumpkin, Penelope, and Black Snake Moan with Samuel L. Jackson. Ricci has one son with her husband, James Heerdegen, whom she met on the set of Pan Am.
Danica McKellar was the definition of a “girl next door” as Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years. The audience watched her grow from a 90’s girl into a 90’s woman, as she stole the heart of Kevin and viewers everywhere. Danica hung up her acting hat in the early 2000’s and pursued an academic education instead. She’s a dedicated family woman and brilliant mathematician who received her degree from UCLA and graduated summa cum laude.
Bridget Fonda is known for her roles in The Godfather Part lll, Single White Female, The Point of No Return, Jackie Brown, and It Could Happen To You. How did she fit in so many classics in one decade? She may be the niece of Jane Fonda but she’s never had to use her famous name to get her foot in the door. She was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the 1997 film In the Gloaming and a Golden Globe nomination for the film No Ordinary Baby. She is now married to film composer Danny Elfman and they live in Los Angeles with their son, Oliver.
Calista Flockhart will always be Ally McBeal to us. In the 90’s, her role as the neurotic, yet fiercely independent lawyer earned her a Golden Globe in 1998 and was Time Magazine’s feministic icon. Before she got the past as Ally McBeal, Calista was a stage actress and performed in shows such as The Glass Menagerie and Three Sisters. After Ally McBeal ended, Flockhart took roles in The Vagina Monologues, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and most recently, in Supergirl. She is now married to Indiana Jones actor, Harrison Ford.
Liv Tyler made it big in the 90’s… and sometimes we tend to forget that. Liv first introduced herself to us in Empire Records, played the girlfriend of a Beatles-inspired musician in That Thing You Do, and wrapped u the decade with Armageddon. Since the 90’s, Liv has acted iconic roles like Arwen in Lord of the Rings and Betty Ross in the Incredible Hulk. She recently made her television debut appearance in HBO’s The Leftovers.
We wouldn’t necessarily call Courtney Love an “It” girl of the 90’s, but she definitely had a strange impact on pop and music culture. The former frontwoman of Hole was married to Kurt Cobain at the time of his death and the rockstar couple had one child together during their marriage, Frances Bean. During the 90’s, she starred in 200 Cigarettes and Man on the Moon. Today, Courtney is an, uh, interesting character. She’s in recovery for her drug addiction and released a clothing line in 2016.
How could we ever let go of the days on Dawson’s Creek when Michelle Williams played Jen Lindley? The answer is… we can’t, obviously. Williams secured her role as Jen by convincing the casting directors that she and the character were kindred spirits, both growing too fast and wrestling with demons underneath a happy surface. After Dawson’s Creek ended in 2002, Michelle became the epitome of a movie star. She starred in Brokeback Mountain with her late ex-husband, Heath Ledger, played Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, and was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance in Blue Valentine.
Fiona Apple was the unexpected naughty girl of the 90’s. Her single “Criminal” is one of the greatest songs of all time and dominated the year 1996. The video was just as shocking as her unique talent and she won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance as a result. Her debut album Tidal was followed up with the sophomore release of When the Pawn… – both records went Platinum and achieved commercial and critical success. Today, Fiona still tours and performs live. She married a French photographer several years ago for “complicated reasons,” but the two are no longer together.
In 1991, Juliette Lewis received earned the respect of Hollywood and an Academy award nomination for her role in Martin Scorcese’s remake of Cape Fear. Lewis then took major roles in films that piloted her success through the remainder of the decade including What’s Eating gilbert Grapes, Natural Born Killers, From Dusk Till Dawn, Strange Days, and The Other Sister. Juliette is now the frontwoman of Juliette and the Licks and has released a solo EP album. In 2003, she divorced her husband Steve Berra, although, the two had no children together.
Claire was thrown into the spotlight with her role in several 90s films. Her first film ever was in 1994, and that was her role in Little Women, the following film that make a big splash was her role as Juliet in the film Romeo + Juliet, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. She continued to wow all through the 90s and 2000s and is now on the hit show, Homeland; for which she has one award after award in praise of her work.
Drew has some serious credits during the 90s. She was in Batman Forever, Scream (for the first couple of minutes anyway), The Wedding Singer, and Ever After. From then on she just took Hollywood by storm, again and again. She has since opened a production company and produced several films herself. She has also opened her own family winery, called Barrymore Wines.
If we had to pick which movies made Winona the 90s icon that she is, we would have to go with, Dracula, The Age of Innocence, Little Women, and Girl, Interrupted. She had a couple of rough years in the early 2000s but has since come back strong with her role as the lovable mother figure in Netflix’s hit show, Stranger Things.
Gwen got her start as the lead singer of the rock band, No Doubt. She wowed us with her unique style and wonderful voice. Since then she hasn’t stopped making us move. Her sound has changed slightly, to a more pop and mixed beats, but we love her even more now than we did then! Gwen is unapologetically herself and there is no arguing with that.
What is 5 foot 9, blonde haired, and drop dead gorgeous? That would be Amber Valletta of course. In the 90s, Valletta reached super model status with her contracts with Armani, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci, to name a few. Since the 90s, Amber has entered the world of acting, and she doesn’t disappoint! Amber has been in films like Hitch, alongside Will Smith, as well as Premonition, Days of Wrath, and The Spy Next Door.
Aaliyah was a considerable triple threat. She was a singer, dancer and actress all rolled into one. Her hip hop and R&B hits were known to an entire generation of youths in the 90s. Over the years, she has sold somewhere between 24 and 32 million albums worldwide. She tragically passed away in 2001, at the age of 22 in a plane crash in the Bahamas.
Christina got her start on the Mickey Mouse Club on Disney when she was in her early teens. She quickly became a voice to recognize with her hits like, Genie In A Bottle, What A Girl Wants, and Come On Over Baby. Since her teen years, Christina has continued to make record breaking albums, as well as be a judge on the talent competition, The Voice.
Sandy! Sandra got her name out there in the 90s, while landing roles in films like, Speed, While You Were Sleeping, Hope Floats, and Practical Magic. Her ability to become any given character was her ticket to stardom. Since then, Sandra has continued to act in mega hits like, Miss Congeniality, Crash, The Lake House, The Blind Side, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and Gravity. Some of the films were also produced by Sandra, who decided to also go behind the camera.
Jennifer got her start in 1991 on In Living Color as a dancer. Since then she’s been in both films and created a music career that many would envy. She somehow managed to cultivate both types of careers at the same time, without letting one slide. Her songs, If You Had My Love, was at the top of the Billboard chars for weeks. Later on in her career JLo starred in films like, Shall We Dance?, Monster-In-Law, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and The Boy Next Door.
Mariah’s album, Butterfly, was one of the top selling albums of all times, according to the World Music Awards. Mariah is considered one of the top diva’s of music today, and has released several more albums as well as gone into film, like her role in the 2009 film, Precious. Mariah is now starring (as herself) in an E! Channel reality show, called Mariah’s World, covering her music tour.
Jessica got her start in television in 1996 when she landed the role of Mary Camden in WB’s drama, 7th Heaven. Since her stint on the show, Jessica’s career went from good to awesome. She has been in films like, The Illusionist, Valentine’s Day, Total Recall, Playing For Keeps, and Hitchcock. On the personal end, Jessica is married to heartthrob Justin Timberlake; the two have one son together.
Stacy rose to fame as the funny best friend of Cher, Dionne Davenport, in Clueless. Since then, Stacey has been active in the conservative political parties, as well as continued acting. She has been in films like, Ghost Image, Wild About Harry, and House Arrest. She is also a co-host on the show Outnumbered.
In the 90s, Janet released her first album under Virgin Records, titled, Janet. That same year she also starred in her first film, Poetic Justice. Needless to say, it was a pretty busy decade for the woman. Since then, Janet has continued to release albums, but has most recently taken a step back as she recently married and, at the age of 50, is pregnant with her first child. Janet is a recent convert to Islam as well, as a result of her marriage.
In the 90s, Jenny was well known for posing for Playboy magazine and becoming Playmate of the Month in October 1993. After Playboy, Jenny got her chance for television as the host of the dating show, Singled out (where she also got to show off her comedic skills). Since then, Jenny’s had a sting of movie roles, like her funny one in Scary Movie 3. She is mostly on talk show television these days, where she discusses issues that are close to her heart, like her son’s autism and the use of vaccinations. She is currently married to Donnie Wahlberg, since 2014.
Leelee reached notoriety with her role in Deep Impact and Eyes Wide Shut. Her role as Joan of Arc in the television miniseries, won her great critical acclaim, including an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. More recently, Leelee has been mainly sticking to independent films that are screened in festivals internationally. She is now married to Adam Kimmel and has two children.
Robin was one of the most known and beloved women of the 90s. Back then she was just a teen but she left quite a mark with her roles in, The Craft, Encino Man, Empire Records, and End of Days. After her hit films, Robin turned her focus more towards television shows. She was on the popular show, Prison Break, and more recently on the show, The Mentalist, where she played Agent Teresa Lisbon.
We all known and love Thora from the film Hocus Pocus, where she plays the adorable younger sister and saves the day! Her mega hit performance however wasn’t until 1999 when she played Jane Burnham in American Beauty. Her 90s films got her nominated for every major award and won her a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for American Beauty. Since then, Thora has combined television movies and series to her resume. She starred in, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story in 2003, and Colony in 2016 as the reoccurring role of Morgan.
Alanis shot to fame with her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill. The Canadian beauty had a signature alternative rock sound that struck a chord (literally) with her audience. Later on in her career she went into acting, most recently landing a role in the film, The Price of Desire. She’s also been on television shows such as Nip/Tuck, Weeds, Up All Night, and Degrassi: The Next Generation.
In the 90s, Téa was busy acting in sitcoms like Flying Blind, and The Naked Truth. She really got her name and face out there when she landed her role in the 1995 film, Bad Boys. These days she is the star of the Drama, Madame Secretary, slaying the television community and giving her fans a new side of her. Téa was married to fellow actor, David Duchovny from 1997 to 2014.
She’s an actress, model, and producer and talk show host. Vivica has been and done it all during her career. In the 90s though, Vivica was focused on her acting. 1996 was her year when she got the role of Will Smith’s love interest in Independence Day. She continued her winning streak with Batman & Robin, Soul Food, and Teaching Mrs. Tingle. These days she is in the revival of Independence Day, as well as hitting her high notes on television shows like Empire and Mann & Wife.
Kate Moss was the symbol and epitome of beauty in the 90s. She walked every runway from New York to Paris, grabbing contract after contract. Her thin physique got her criticized for being heroin chic as they say. Moving forward to today, Kate is happily married and still modeling. Her name goes before her and therefore you will see her at almost all of the Fashion Week events worldwide.
Brittany’s breakout role was as the misfit in the cult film, Clueless. After the success of Clueless, Murphy went on to co-star alongside Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder in the super successful film, Girl, Interrupted. Sadly, in 2009 at the age of 32, Brittany was found lifeless in her Los Angeles home. Her death is still thought to be some form of mystery as there are those who say there may have been some wrongdoing by her (now also deceased) husband.
Alyssa Milano broke out as a child star in the 80’s but really came into her own on Melrose Place and as a Charmed cast member in the 90’s. After Charmed ended in 2006, she went on to appear in My Name Is Earl, New Years Eve, and the movie Hall Pass with Christina Applegate. In 2008, Milano married her current husband, David Bugliari, and they have a son and daughter together. In 2017, she will join the cast of the Netflix revival Wet Hot American Summer.
Yasmine Bleeth was a part of the iconic Baywatch cast, alongside Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff, playing the role of lifeguard vixen Caroline Holden. From 1996 until 2001, Bleeth was named of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women of the Year and was named one the 50 Most Beautiful People in 1995 by People Magazine. After Baywatch, Yasmine held a recurring role on One Life to Live as Lee Anne Demerest. Today, Yasmine lives with her husband, Paul Cerrito, in between Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Arizona. The couple met in 2001 while they were both staying at Promises rehab center in Malibu and they were married in 2002.
Linda Fiorentino was heading down a successful career path in the 90’s. She had starred in box-office sensations like Dogma, Men in Black, and After Hours. For a short period of time, Linda was close to becoming one of the decade’s most lusted after women following her steamy roles in Jade and The Last Seduction. After Dogma was released, Linda gained the reputation of being difficult to work with and she quickly fell off the radar. She re-emerged in 2002 opposite Wesley Snipes in Liberty Stands Still but otherwise, the actress has chosen not to pursue her career any further. Fans are still hoping that comes back triumphantly and of course, with a better on-set reputation.
Tiffani Amber Thiessen
Tiffani Amber Thiessen made a splash in the 90’s as Kelly Kapaowski on Saved by the Bell. She played the stereotypical high school cheerleader and good girl next door, which is why her next major role on a tv series surprised her audiences. After Saved by the Bell, Tiffani joined the cast of Beverly Hills: 90210 as a bad girl, Valerie Malone. Her character’s purpose was to fill the void of Shannon Doherty’s departure, whose character was the anti-hero for the first half of the series. After 2000, Tiffani worked on a number of low-budget movies but still remained a teen icon everywhere. In 2015, she launched a show on the Cooking Channel, Dinner at Tiffani’s.
Angie Harmon has been unstoppable since the 90’s. She first made waves on Baywatch Nights before becoming Abbie Carmichael, New York Assistant District Attorney, on Law & Order. In 2010, Harmon played the lead role of Jane Rizzoli on Rizzoli and Isles, alongside Sasha Alexander. The crime-drama ran for 6 years before ending in 2016. Today, the Baywatch actress is separated from her estranged husband, Jason Sehorn, but they co-parent their 3 children together.
Nina Hartley was a well-known adult film actress who has had over 1,000 films under her belt, 18 of which she has also directed. These days, Nina is an author of adult books, an educator on all matters that would be done behind closed doors, and a self-proclaimed feminist.
Monica Lewinsky became famous in the nineties for reasons that she probably never thought of when she entered those big and important doors of the White House. The former intern who worked in the most famous house in the country has been involved in what was referred to as ‘inappropriate relationship’ with Bill Clinton when he was in office. The story shook the entire country and on a personal level, Monica gained a celebrity status and was a recognized name in every household. She later started her own fashion line of handbags, became a spokesperson for companies and found a seat in many talk shows who wanted to hear what the young woman had to say. She has never been married and doesn’t have any children.
It’s been 20 years since we’ve seen the gorgeous actress play the role of Vanessa Kensington in the successful spy comedy film, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The British model and actress, has had a very successful acting as well as a modeling career, and has been mostly associated with the cosmetics manufacturer, Estée Lauder. In fact, Hurley has been the company’s representative since 1995. In terms of her love life, Hurley spent most of the nineties leading a high-profile relationship with fellow actor, Hugh Grant, until the two separated in 2000. The actress, who has been divorced once and has had a couple of long-term relationships, has most recently played the role of Queen Helena on The Royals.
The famous adult movie star was born as Jenna Marie Massoli and her first steps in the infamous industry were at sixteen years old when she became an exotic dancer. The blonde bombshell was later discovered by a talent hunter who worked for Penthouse magazine, and the rest is history. Jameson became the ultimate Queen of Porn with dozens of erotic movies and awards under her belt. The 42 year old later founded her own adult entertainment company, and in terms of her personal life she has been divorced twice and just last year she announced she was expecting her first child with her Israeli boyfriend, Lior Bitton.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt was the “It” girl of the 90’s. Boy Band, LFO, even wrote a song about her called “Girl On Tv.” She first starred alongside Neve Campbell in Party of Five before pursuing a career in feature films. Jennifer was the lead character in I Know What You Did Last Summer and she played Amanda in the teen classic Can’t Hardly Wait. After 2000, the young actress took part in various film and tv project including The Ghost Whisperer, The Garfield Movie, and Heartbreakers. It wasn’t until starring in 2010’s The Client List that she had made an official comeback. Love-Hewitt is now married to Brian Hallisay and they just welcomed their second child.