While throughout Hollywood History there have been quite a few overnight success stories, in order to stay relevant in tinsel town one must not only posses true talent, but diversity, and perseverance. The stars on our list may have ruled the the 90’s but most them are also taking over the box offices and music charts today as iconic actors, actresses, and musicians. Since the 90’s these stars have undergone some pretty incredible transformations that will definitely make you nostalgic.
Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart may easily take the crown for the TV queen of the 90’s with her roles in shows like Clarissa Explains It All and even more well known, Sabrina The Teenage Witch. 7 years into Sabrina The Teenage Witch the show was sadly cancelled, and Hart made a decision to take a step away from acting in order to get married to her rock star husband Mark Wilkerson. The two now have three children, and Hart is quite the busy mom! In 2010 she reunited with her ex-co-star Joey Lawrence, to work on the ABC Family comedy series Melissa and Joey.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Michelle Geller was living the teenage dream as she took over evening television as Buffy The Vampire Slayer and later made audiences jaws drop everywhere after her performance in the movie Cruel Intentions. While the young star appeared in a cameo during the beginning of Scream 2, she scored an even bigger role in it’s rival horror film, I Know What You Did Last Summer. As the 90’s came to an end Gellar married her co-star and long-time partner Freddie Prinze Jr., with whom she has two daughters. In 2016 Gellar was brought on in a role for the revival series of Cruel Intentions set 15 years in the future of when the last series ended.
Silverstone will always be associated with her iconic role as Cher Horowitz in the bubblegum cult classic Clueless, but she’s far from a one role wonder! Silverstone wowed audiences with her performance in the film Blast From The Past with Brendan Fraser, and in 2005 as Lynn in Beaty Shop. Now, Silverstone is busy filming for her role in the film Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul as Susan Heffley which is set to release in 2017. She’s also an animal rights activist for organizations like PETA.
You may recognize this familiar face from HBO’s hit series Veep but before she was cast as Selina Meyer on the popular show, she played Elaine on Seinfeld. It will always weigh heavy on our hearts that she and Jerry never ended up together but we’re happy to see she’s remained successful and relevant in show business all these years. Before her role on Veep began in 2011, she was working on a sitcom called The New Adventures of Old Christine. Dreyfus has also appeared on Arrested Development as well as Saturday Night Live and currently holds the title for winning the most Prime time Emmy’s by a lead female actress.
Tiffani Amber Thiessen
Thiessen was what teenage boys dreams were made of in her role as Kelly Kapowski on the 90’s show Saved by the Bell. On the show she played the typical cheer leading high schooler and fantasy girl next door, which is why the world was shocked when she joined the cast of Beverly Hills: 90210 to play Valerie Malone, the bad girl. Since 2000, Tiffani has done work for a few low-budget films but has still remained a teen icon in the eyes of her audience. Her most recent project was in 2015 when she kicked off her own show Dinner at Tiffani’s on the Cooking Channel.
Larisa Oleynik has three shows to thank for turning her into a teen goddess of the 90’s: The Babysitters Club, The Secret World of Alex Mack, and the famous film 10 Things I Hate About You. Those of you in your mid to late 20’s may also remember Oleynik from Hawaii-Five-O and 3rd Rock from the Sun. Although Larisa’s acting career may have fizzled out as the 90’s came to an end she was able to make a miraculous comeback, snagging a role on the hit series Pretty Little Liars and then on Mad Men as Ken Cosgrove’s wife.
During the 90’s, Brandy Norwood was the ultimate triple threat with her own show, Moesha, which ran for six seasons until 1998. She then returned to work on her music and dropped the single we all love to sing along to, The Boy is Mine. The early 2000’s were supposed to be big years for Ms. Norwood with a number of projects lined up but after a tragic car crash in 2006 which killed her mother, Brandy’s reputation was left tarnished. Thankfully, Norwood has made a full recovery from this and most recently worked on the BET series The Game, and made her Broadway debut in the musical Chicago.
Rachael Leigh Cook
Although Cook started her career at 10 years old as a model and actress in the popular series The Babysitters Club, Rachael didn’t become a star until the movie She’s All That broke records for being the most watched teen movie in the 90’s. After breaking records with her first hit film Cook went on to play the role of Josie in Josie and the Pussycats alongside Rosario Dawson and Tara Reid. After the 90’s, Cook’s career took a backseat to her new responsibilities of married life to hubby Daniel Gillies as well as motherhood.
Tia & Tamera Mowry
These sisters took over television in the 90’s when they were given their own sitcom – Sister, Sister – and it was met with great success becoming the longest running sitcom in Warner Bros history. Once Sister, Sister ended, the dazzling duo moved on to star in the Disney channel movie Twitches, which also became the channel’s highest-rated original movie, leading them to the film’s sequel, Twitches 2. Both twins are now married and have starred in their own reality show, Tia & Tamera, along with other projects of their own. In 2015, Tia was on TV Land’s Instant Mom and Tamera became a host on The Real Talk, along with Adrienne Bailon her fellow Disney channel star.
Jennifer Aniston is undoubtedly more famous now then she was in the 90’s, which is a big statement considering she rocked the 90’s! The all-American sweetheart got her start on the sitcom Friends as Rachel Green. Aniston’s character was one that woman everywhere wanted to be which can explain the “Rachel haircut” phase almost every 90’s teen has went through. Way after Friends ended and into today, Aniston remains one of the busiest and most sought after actresses in Hollywood.
How can you think of Married… With Children without remembering Christina Applegate as the iconic and hilarious Kelly Bundy. The sitcom ran strong for just about 10 years before it ended in 1997, and Applegate decided to move forward with pursuing her career in films. Applegate starred in films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2, The Sweetest Thing, Hall Pass, and took her talents to Broadway in the revival of the show Sweet Charity. In 2016 she starred in the movie Bad Moms, for which the sequel is also out Bad Moms 2.
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
These tenacious twins got their start as the cute Michelle Tanner on the sitcom Full House, but when it came to an end these twins career was just beginning. The Olsen twins have managed to build a multi-million dollar empire, as well as become reputable reputations as tactful businesswomen. Asides from coining their own boho or ‘homeless” style, they have also opened a production company called Dualsta. Since retiring completely from the small and silver screens, the twins have decided to invest all of their time into their clothing brands.
Courteney Cox is another well-known actress who got her start on Friends as Monica Gellar which paved the way for her to land a part as Gale Weathers in the Scream Trilogy. In 2009, Courtney was handed the opportunity for another role in the hit sitcom Cougar town. In the series Cox played a 40-something year old wine drinking mother in the suburbs. After 6 seasons the series aired it’s last episode in 2015. Cox is now engaged to Snow patrol band member Johnny McDaid.
During the 90’s and the run of the hit sitcom Full House, Cameron played DJ Tanner, the spunky older sister of the tanner kids klan. The show gave Cameron the opportunity to become a role model for preteens everywhere transitioning into womanhood, and even underwent her own transition many years later. After Candace married and had children she became a devotee of the Christian faith and pro-life advocate. She later joined the cast of The View in its’ 19th season. In 2015, and in honor of the Netflix comeback of Full House Cameron reprised her role as DJ Tanner for one last time.
Barber was heard throughout the 90’s screaming “whoa baby” as the quirky and lovable Kimmy Gibbler on Full House. When the show ended in 1995, Barber decided to take a break from the spotlight and focus on her academic career. After earning her Masters degree from the University of York, she returned to Whittier Colleg to take on the role of Assistant Director of the International Program. Now married with children, Barber just got picked up by Netflix to reprise her role as Kimmy Gibbler in the spin-off series Fuller House.
The Sleepless in Seattle star was a popular face in many movies of the 90’s. Establishing herself in the late 80’s with movies like Top Gun, Ryan would go on to be the woman you expect to star in the typical rom-coms of the era. She did, however, play a much more serious role in 1994’s When a Man Loves a Woman with Andy Garcia, and he role earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award for her part as the alcoholic high school guidance councilor. She ended the decade with You’ve Got Mail and City of Angels, which were big box office hits.
Janeane Garofalo is a successful actress, stand-up comedian, liberal political activist, and writer. She first hit the comedy club scene in the early 1990s with her observational joke style and rose through the ranks of the LA comedy scene to star in TV and film. Beginning with Saturday Night Live, Janeane began to score parts in big productions like Ellen and Seinfeld, before hitting the big screen with appearances in The Cable Guy and Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion.
This stunning woman was all the rage during the 90s, The Chicago native began her acting career in the late 80s and in 1993 landed the part of Alabama Whitman in Tony Scott’s True Romance. Although it wasn’t a huge box office success, the movie is now considered to be a classic and one of the best from that era that has stood up to the test of time. Since the 90s, Patricia has starred in her own TV show, Medium, Boyhood, a critically acclaimed drama from 2014, and Boardwalk Empire, among other things.
Cameron Diaz seems almost ageless at times, but it was back in the early 1990s when this superstar made her breakthrough. The Mask in 1994 was her first role on screen, but it would be the first of many. After starring in a number of middling rom-coms, Diaz would eventually land the role of Mary in There’s Something About Mary. It quickly became the cult comedy of its time and since then Cameron has starred in countless of hits. She hasn’t appeared in anything since 2015, however, but she is still the second highest grossing actress of all time, with her films grossing more than $7 billion world wide.
Starting her career out as a model, this gorgeous lady moved to Europe to pursue her dreams of starring on the catwalk but quickly dropped it in place of becoming an actress. By 1990 she landed her breakout role of Total Recall, something which coincided with her posing nude for Playboy. After that, big roles for female leads were not hard to come by. Perhaps her best known appearance was in 1992’s Basic Instinct alongside Michael Douglas. She also starred in Marin Scorcese’s Casino and in The Quick and the Dead with a young Leonardo DiCaprio.
Although she had appeared in a few movies before like Hook, Paltrow’s real breakout role came in the 1995 thriller Se7en, starring alongside Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. Following on from that success she took the title role in the 1996 classic Emma and then playing William Shakespeare’s love interest in the 1998 hit Shakespeare in Love. Her biggest achievement, or at least what she has been well-known for since, was marrying Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
Lacey Chabert’s role on Party Of Five as Claudia earned her major credit in the entertainment industry as a gifted and promising child star. By 1998, Chabert started doing voice overs for the Nickelodeon show The Wild Thornberrys as Eliza Thornberry until 2004 after the shows sixth and last season. Lacey was finally able to break out of the her child star mold after landing a role in the famous comedy Mean Girls as Gretchen Weiners, a plastic member with hair full of secrets. Since starring in Mean Girls, Lacey has went on to do work for Hallmark Channel films as well as other small projects.
Julia Stiles made her mark on the 90’s and stole the show as Kat Stratford in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. With the immediate success of 10 Things I Hate About You, Stiles was asked to join the cast of the Bourne Trilogy and later on the film Save the Last Dance. While Julia hasn’t seemed to make any major headlines recently, her resume is enough proof that she enough talent to score any role. In the past few years, Stiles has played Ophelia in Ethan Hawke’s rendition of Hamlet, Mona Lisa Smile alongside Julia Roberts, and received a SAG Award nomination after her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.
Berkley entered the world of 90’s TV with a bit of a rocky start after being turned down for the of Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell, but the casting director liked Berkley so much that he made the character of Jessie Spano just for her to play. Elizabeth played Jessie until the end of the show in 1993 which is when she transitioned into doing movie work. In 1995, she took a controversial role in the film, Showgirls, as Nomi Malone, and while the movie did poorly at the box office it made it’s way to becoming a top 50 cult classic. Today, Berkley is married to Greg Lauren, with whom she has a baby boy.
Shannen Doherty may single-handedly be one of the most difficult TV stars of the 90’s after being basically kicked off two shows! After behind the scenes feuds with Beverly Hills: 90210 co-star Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling pleaded with her father to kill of Doherty’s character, Brenda Walsh. After that incident, she joined the cast of Charmed and was written off after just 3 seasons following feuds with Alyssa Milano. In 2005 Doherty took to the reality TV circuit and became a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, but was soon after diagnosed with breast cancer. After a recent mastectomy in 2016, Doherty is currently undergoing chemotherapy and beginning radiation therapy.
Richards was one hot commodity in the 90’s after making her big screen debut in Starship Troopers after previously kicking off her career on shows like Melrose Place, Seinfeld, and Beverly Hills 90210 as a guest character. Richards shot to super stardom in 1998 after starring in Wild Things alongside Neve Campbell. As far as her personal life, Richards divorced Charlie Sheen in 2006, and shortly after began dating rocker Richie Sambora. Most recently Denise was given a reality show called Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, however, the show was nixed one season after it began. Since 2012, Richards has featured on shows like Twisted, 30 Rock, and Two and a Half Men.
Thanks to her role in Felicity in the late 90’s, Kerri Russell became one of the golden girls of the 90’s. Once Felicity ended in 2002, Russell quickly integrated into the film world and has since starred in big name films like Dawn of Planet of the Apes, Mission Impossible 3, Free State of Jones, and Waitress. In 2007, Kerri married a carpenter named Shane Deary and together they had two children. Now divorced, Russel has has a baby with her most recent boyfriend and The Americans co-star Matthew Rhys.
Ohhh Topanga. Who could forget Danielle Fishel’s role as Topanga, a.k.a Corey’s dream girl, on the 90’s series Boy Meets World. In the beginning, her role as Topanga was supposed to be a minor one but the producers quickly realized that audiences loved her so they expanded the story line to fit her in. After a strong 7-year run the show came to an end in 2000, Fishel went on to work as a host on the Style Network show The Dish and also as a spokeswoman for Nutrisystem. She eventually reprised her original role as Topanga Lawrence on the Disney show, Girl Meets World.
Christina Ricci’s got her time to shine in the 90’s when she was cast as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family film adaption. After successfully playing Roberta in the film Now and Then, Ricci scored even more parts in movies like 200 Cigarettes, Casper, and Sleepy Hollow. She also made appearances on popular 90’s TV shows including Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. Since 2000, Ricci has become an even bigger star appearing in movies such as Monster, Pumpkin, Penelope, and Black Snake Moan.
It’s hard to imagine an actress who portrayed the whole girl next door character any better then Danica McKellar in The Wonder Years. Audiences everywhere were able to watch her grow up during the 90’s as she stole Kevin’s heart as well as the hearts of viewers everywhere. At the beginning of 2000, Danica bowed out from the acting world and began to pursue a career in education instead. After graduating from UCLA, she became a mathematician. No one would have called that!
Bridget Fonda should win an award for most parts in classic movies in one decade because the 90’s was her time to shine. In that time, she earned parts in major movies like The Godfather Part lll, The Point of No Return, Single White Female, It Could Happen To You, and Jackie Brown. Believe it or not, the natural-born talent never liked using her aunt Jane Fonda’s famous name to get her way in the industry. Today she’s married to Danny Elfman, a famous film composer and the two live in Los Angeles California with Oliver, their son.
Flockhart’s role as the fierce, independent, and sometimes neurotic lawyer Ally McBeal earned her a Golden Globe award in 1998 and was named Time Magazine’s feminist icon. After Ally McBeal ended, Flockhart took roles in smaller scale production like Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Vagina Monologues, and recently, in Supergirl. In 2015 she moved onto doing voice over work and was the voice of Doris in the TV Series The Penguins of Madagascar. She is now married to Harrison Ford the famous Indiana Jones actor.
Liv Tyler is such a famous actress that it can be easy to look over the fact that the 90’s was the decade that really made her the star she is today. Liv first made a name for herself in the movie Empire Records, and next played the girlfriend of a Beatles obsessed musician in That Thing You Do. Tyler ended the decade with a bang after landing a role in Armageddon. Since her 90’s glory days, Liv has been cast in iconic roles such as Betty Ross in The Incredible Hulk and Arwen in Lord of the Rings. You can catch her now on the HBO series The Leftovers.
There’s no denying the monumental yet strange impact Ms. Love had on pop culture in the 90’s and into today. The now widowed former Hole front woman was married to Kurt Cobain once upon a time and the two had a child together, Frances Bean. While Love has many credits to her name, during the 90’s she was famous for her roles in 200 Cigarettes and Man on the Moon. Today, Courtney is in recovery after a long time battle with drug addiction, but she’s still working and even released her own clothing line earlier this year.
Our memories of Michelle Williams on Dawson’s Creek as Jen Lindley are what the 90’s were made of. Williams got the role of Jen by somehow convincing the casting directors that she, much like the character, were the same spirit, both growing up too fast and dealing with their own demons under a happy exterior. After Dawson’s Creek ended Michelle starred in movies like Brokeback Mountain and played Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn. Williams was also nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance in Blue Valentine.
This sultry songbird took the 90’s by surprise with her single Criminal which became one of the greatest singles of all time and was heard throughout the year of 1996. The video for the song was equally as shocking as the song, but the world must have loved it because she won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Apple’s first full album called Tidal was followed up with the release of her second album When the Pawn. Up until today, Fiona still tours the world putting on live performances for her devoted fans.
After appearing in Martin Scorsese’s film Cape Fear, 1991 Juliette Lewis won the respect of Hollywood producers and directors as well as an academy award for her breakout role. With a sterling reputation, Lewis took on more important roles in films like Natural Born Killers, Whats Eating gilbert Grapes, Strange Days, From Dusk Till Dawn, and The Other Sister. Juliette is now more into the music scene as the front woman of the band Juliette and the Licks. In 2003, Lewis unfortunately split from her husband Steve Berra.
Claire was thrown into the spotlight after her roles in several 90’s films. Her first film ever was in 1994, after scoring a role in Little Women, and then made an even bigger splash when she was cast as Juliet in the film Romeo + Juliet, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Claire continued to wow audiences through the 90s and the 2000s and now stars on the hit show Homeland, for which she has won many awards for her amazing performances.
Drew Barrymore has been a star for ages, but in the 90’s she earned some serious Hollywood respect starring in films like Ever After and The Wedding Singer. After gaining the confidence she needed from her early acting days, she took Hollywood by storm once again becoming the Household name that she is today. Asides from roles in some of the biggest box office hits, Barrymore also started her own production company and has since produced several of her own films.
When it comes to her work in the 90’s, Winona has starred in many films which contributed to and helped her reach the level of fame she has today. Some of her best roles in the 90’s were in the films, The Age of Innocence, Dracula, Little Women, and Girl, Interrupted. In the early 2000’s, she hit a bit of a rough patch which she made it through after making a comeback with her role on the Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, as the loving mother.
Gwen made serious waves as the lead singer of the 90’s rock band No Doubt. During her time with the band she reminded the world what girl power was and contentiously wowed audiences everywhere with her quirky, unique style and powerful voice. While Gwen’s sound and image has slightly changed, she still continues to makes us rock out and admire her ability to multitask as a married mother of three. She’s now married to country crooner Blake Shelton, ex-husband of another famous blonde Miranda Lambert.
In the 90’s, Dash rose to immediate stardom after scoring a part in the teen icon movie Clueless as Dionne Davenport, Cher’s partner in crime. Since Clueless, Dash has landed parts in movies such as Wild About Harry, Ghost Image, and House Arrest. She also became a host on the talk show Outnumbered. Dash has since shifted her career focus now focus more on political activism. She is a notorious member of many conservative political movements, which has caused lot’s of controversy amongst her liberal fans.
It all started in the 90’s when Janet put out her first album ever titled Janet while signed with Virgin Records. During that year, Jackson also made her film debut in the movie Poetic Justice. It pretty much goes without saying that the 90’s was one busy and successful decade for Janet. The songstress has since continued to put out hit albums, and has also taken a step out of the limelight after marrying and becoming pregnant with her first child at the age of 50!
The blonde bombshell stripped down for Playboy in 1993 becoming the October Playmate of the month. With all of this new attention, Jenny got a shot at an acting career as a host for the TV dating show Singled Out. Since her time as the comedic love show host, McCarthy has earned roles in many movies including Scary Movie 3. Nowadays she’s mostly working on talk shows where she discusses issues which hit home for her like her child’s autism, and vaccinations. In 2014 she married her current husband Donnie Wahlberg.
After acting in both Eyes Wide Shut and Deep Imapct, Leelee gained major notoriety, making a good name for herself in Hollywood. This good name followed her later on in her career as she was cast as Joan of Arc in the TV series which won her both an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. Most recently, Leelee has found joy and success in independent films which have featured in international film festivals. Now married to Adam Kimmel, the pair have two children.
Robin was certainly a well known and loved woman in the 90’s. Back in the day, she made her film debut when she was just a teen in movies like The Craft, Empire Records, Encino Man, and End of Days. Later in her career she turned her focus more towards TV work and this seemed to have worked for her as she got lots of work. Some of the shows she’s famous for are Prison Break, and recently The Mentalist, where she plays the role of Agent Teresa Lisbon.
You probably remember this familiar face from her days on Hocus Pocus as the cute younger sister who is always saving the day. In 1999 she got her breakthrough role as Jane Burnham in the classic film American Beauty. Birch’s Work in various films got her nominated for almost every major award and also won her a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for American Beauty. More recently, she starred in, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story in 2003, and Colony in 2016 as the reoccurring role of Morgan.
Who can forget Jennie Garth or her role as Kelly Taylor on the infamous series Beverly Hills: 90210. Her role was so influential that her character Kelly Taylor became the prime inspiration behind the spin-off series, Melrose Place. In 2002, Jennie went on to play the character of Val Tyler in the series, What I Like About You, and stuck with it for 4 seasons until 2006 when the show was canceled. Most recently Garth has competed on Dancing with the Stars and even reached the semi-finals along with her partner Derek Hough.
Mary Louise Parker
Mary Louise Parker rose to stardom in the 90’s after her roles in The Client, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Mr. Wonderful. Parker also gained recognition after appearing several Indie films including Let The Devil Wear Black and The Five Senses. Once 2000 rolled around she started landing bigger roles alongside bigger stars like her role in RED with Bruce Willis, but her commercial fame really skyrocketed when she landed the of Nancy Botwin on the critically acclaimed series Weeds. She was even awarded a Golden Globe Award in 2006 for Best Actress for her performance in Weeds.
The Spice Girls
What would our list of 90’s stars be without these lovely ladies. The British pop girl group brought spice to all of our lives and left a monumental impact on modern pop culture. Rated as the best-selling female group of all time, they have sold well over 80 million records worldwide throughout their 6-years together, however, like all good things, the Spice Girls also had to come to an end and each one of them has taken on their own projects since. Victoria Beckham dived head first into the fashion industry and got married to David Beckham, with whom she has 4 children. In 2012 Melanie C released her 6th album and Geri Halliwell got a gig as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent and produced four #1 singles on the UK charts. Mel B is another one of the Spice Girls who has become a reality TV talent judge and gave birth to a baby with Eddie Murphy. Baby spice, Emma Bunton, has released three albums, and scored a role on Absolutely Fabulous.
The stunning Alyssa Milano may be the reigning queen of the 90’s after getting roles in classic TV series like Melrose Place and Charmed. After her time on Charmed came to an end in 2006, she went on to appear in New Years Eve, My Name Is Earl, and the movie Hall Pass with Christina Applegate. In 2008, Milano married David Bugliari, with whom she has two children. In 2017, she has big plans to join the cast of the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer.
Campbell took the 90’s by storm with her role in the series Party of Five. The series which ran for 6 seasons was a hit and even won a Golden Globe for Best Drama. Later in her career, Campbell decided to pursue film after being cast in the movie The Craft, alongside Fairuza Balk, and then again in the movie Wild Things. Campbell’s most memorable role, however was in the cult classic horror movie Scream. Most recently Campbell has graced the sets of popular series like Mad Men and Grey’s Anatomy and Mad Men, but manages to escapee public eye pouring all of her time and focus into her son, Gaspien.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
This buxom brunette ruled the 90’s as the “it” girl everyone wanted to be, the boy band LFO even paid tribute to her in their song Girl On T.V! .The starlet first rose to fame after landing a part in the series Party Of Five, alongside Neve Campbell, and later moved onto bigger things with the lead role in the teen classic films I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can’t Hardly Wait. As 2010 rolled in, so did bigger roles, and Hewitt secured a huge part in the steamy series The Client List which also marked her official comeback. Hewitt is now married to Brian Hallisay and the two have just welcomed their second child into the world.
What would 90’s television have been without Mayim Bialik as the star of the NBC hit show Blossom which aired in 1991 until 1995. In 1994 Bialik starred in Woody Allen’s film Don’t Drink the Water and did work on voice-overs for cartoons like Johnny Bravo, Recess, The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest, and Kim Possible. After taking time away from acting to focus on school she received a PhD in neuro biology and wrote a parenting book titled Beyond the Sling. When Bialik returned to acting as Amy Farrah Fowler on the show Big Bang Theory she was welcomed with a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress and four Prime-time Emmy Nominations.
The blonde bombshell was an adored actress in the 90’s making appearances in popular films like Urban Legend, The Big Lebowski, and Dr. T and the Women. After getting her breakout role as Vicky in American Pie Tara faced a series of botched plastic surgeries which damaged her physical and public image. Her image continued to slip further down the drain after landing her own reality show, Taradise, in 2005, on which she made distasteful remarks about the Middle East and went on alcohol-fueled tirades. Nowadays, Reid prefers to lay low and has made headline last for her relationship with Infected Mushroom musician, Erez Eisen.
Sweet Valley High Twins
These real life twins, Brittany and Cynthia Daniel, rose to fame in their respective roles as Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield in the popular 90’s TV show Sweet Valley High. And now, almost 20 years after the series ended, the glamorous stars are still turning heads with their golden complexions. The sisters were just 18 years old when the show began airing in 1994 and they’re now 40 – although they don’t look it at all. They moved away from the spotlight after the show stopped airing in 1997.
Before Locklear was given the role of Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place in 1993, she was just an unknown, up-and-coming actress, so when she won a golden globe for her role on the show for four years in a row, she was extremely proud. The former starlet, however, is known more for her tumultuous relationships these days and less for her talents. Heather has been married to Tommy Lee, Bon Jovi, and Richie Sambora. After her divorcing from her last husband Sambora, Locklear became engaged to Jack Wagner who is her ex-Melrose Place co-star. Unfortunately, they broke up before they made it down the aisle.
Bleeth left quite the impression on the 90’s after joining the Baywatch cast as the lustful lifeguard Caroline Holden. Much like her equally famous co-star Pamela Anderson, Bleeth wasn’t shy to proudly don a red swimsuit of her own which led to the show’s great success. Due to her off-screen drug abuse, Bleeth was fired from the show, and entered rehab which is where she met her now husband. Yasmine now lives in Venice Beach, California, and has managed to stay out of the spotlight, and retired from acting.
Carmen Electra is one of six kids and grew up in Ohio to a musical family of a guitarist and singer. After a short-lived career in singing, Carmen found herself appearing in a high-profile TV series – Baywatch and MTV’s Singled Out. Carmen had a successful career in modeling and featured as a cover on a variety of magazines. Since then, she has made numerous cameos in films and TV series and has appeared as a guest judge on programs such as So You Think You Can Dance and Britain’s Got Talent. She also had her own reality TV series show with ex-husband Dave Navarro, they split shortly after the series.
Kerrigan’s name is most famous for the 1994 scandal “The Whack Heard Round the World.” Kerrigan was on her way to the locker room before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, when fellow competitor Tonya Harding’s ex-husband’s friend, Shane Stant, hit her in the leg with a police baton. Tonya went on to plead guilty to the felony of hindering the prosecution. Nancy went on to win silver at the 1994 Winter Olympics just weeks later. Recently, she announced she will be the executive producer on a documentary about eating disorders in sports.