Popular ‘90s Celebs We Still Love Today
A lot of us still think that the ‘90s was only a decade ago when it had already been nearly two decades since. The last decade of the last century allowed Americans to let their hair down and have fun and was largely characterized by hilariously cool fashion fads and impressive girl power.
The 1990s was ruled by actresses, musicians, and daughters of celebrities who proved that they too are worthy investments and Insuracesin the entertainment industry by working their way up to the spotlight as well. Though they’re no longer at their peak, let’s find out who are still relevant to this day. Those days are golden in the industry; their top-notch luxury cars and property investments are mind-blowing.
Before she landed her big break on the hit teen flick Clueless as the naive but pampered high school student Cher Horowitz, Alicia Silverstone made an appearance in three music videos for the 1990s rock band Aerosmith.
As soon as her Clueless reputation died down, the blond blue-eyed stunner has earned acting credits on Broadway where she was cast in the role of Mandy Bloom on the play Time Stands Still, while still earning the rest of her credits on both television and film. She takes pride in practicing the culture of veganism and has even released a book on avoiding meat consumption and consumerism.
New Jersey native Tara Reid takes credit for taking on the part of Victoria “Vicky” Lathum in the popular teen movie American Pie. Besides this, she has also made appearances in movies like the psychological slasher Urban Legend, the romantic comedy Dr. T and the Women, and the cult classic The Big Lebowski.
In present times, Reid withstood a few surgical blunders that we only hope she availed through the right insurance companies. Unfortunately, the botched surgeries rendered her unfit for any more acting work. She hosts her own reality travel series named Taradise and has been reportedly involved with UK-born Israeli DJ Erez Eisen.
TIA AND TAMERA MOWRY
It seems difficult to forget about the spirited identical twins portrayed by Tia and Tamera Mowry on the beloved teen sitcom Sister, Sister who were kept apart since birth but were later reunited. The two often donned the same ensemble, though it was probably neither twin’s intention to do so.
Nowadays, the twin girls are still affiliated by Nickelodeon to whom they owe credit for getting them to where they are today. Tia currently runs her own cooking series as its host and has even published a book on parenting. Her priorities obviously lie with the culinary and parenting worlds!
California native Candace Cameron joined the cast of the popular family sitcom Full House in the role of the oldest Tanner daughter D.J. Her celebrity brother Kirk Cameron, who appeared on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains as flirty teen Mike Seaver, motivated her drive to try her hand at acting.
In the present, Cameron is honored to be the 43-year-old mother of three children as well as the wife of Russian NHL athlete Valeri Bure. She credits her steady and successful marriage to her equally steadfast Christian faith which she discovered and was baptized in over two decades ago.
Texan actress and director Angie Harmon bore one of the most recognizable faces in the 1990s. She earned her first major acting credit through the beloved TV show Baywatch where she worked with established actor David Hasselhoff who took an interest in her. She landed an even bigger role on the NBC crime series Law & Order as assistant district attorney Abigail “Abbie” Carmichael.
Harmon continues to act to this day, appearing in the serial drama Rizzoli & Isles as police detective Jane Rizzoli. She no longer takes on a ton of projects like she used to since she spends much of her time with her family.
Born in Illinois as Jennifer Eve Garth, Jennie Garth got her big break on the teen series Beverly Hills 90210 as Kelly Taylor, but she had already begun earning major acting credits through her performance on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains in the role of Denise.
At the moment, she is happily wed to fellow actor Dave Abrams whom she claims to have met through a blind date. Together, the couple jumped on the reality TV bandwagon by making their own show called The Jennie Garth Project which captured their home renovation project and the problems they faced while renovating like roofing and flooring.
All-around entertainer Mandy Moore saw her popularity soar high towards the end of the 1990s when she put out her popular album called So Real. Besides earning credits in music, she also earned acting credits through her little-known performances in several romantic comedies and teen flicks of the time.
Today, Moore is a prolific musician and actor who got to be included in VH1’s “100 Greatest Women in Music” list and continued to claim more film credits. She most famously appears in the popular serial drama This is Us as Jack Pearson’s wife Rebecca whose insurance plan managed to cover the delivery of her triplets.
AMY JO JOHNSON
American-Canadian actress and director Amy Jo Johnson earned her first major acting credit through her performance in the superhero TV franchise Power Rangers as the Pink Ranger Kimberly “Kim” Ann Hart. She also appeared in the police procedural drama shows The Division and Flashpoint.
Johnson currently cares for her only daughter together with her husband Olivier Giner. She prefers to work behind the camera lately instead of in front of it. Some of her latest directorial credits include the 2014 short film Lines and the 2017 comedic drama The Space Between which garnered several independent film awards and notable recognitions.
The youngest Jackson child did not seem to achieve the same level of fame that her late brother Michael accomplished, but Janet was a musical powerhouse back in the 1990s. She put out her successful self-titled album which was later followed by her sixth and equally prolific studio album The Velvet Rope.
Janet is currently 53 years old and has her hands full with caring for her first child born in 2017. With a great insurance company to back them up, she delivered her son Eissa Al Mana at the age of 50, back when she was still the wife of Wissam Al Mana.
Jenny McCarthy began her career in the public eye by 1993 as a model for Playboy, winning the title of “Playmate of the Year” much to the dismay of her conservative Catholic kin. She also appeared on the MTV dating show Singled Out as Carmen Electra’s co-host, guaranteeing the wackiest antics ever.
While she could probably require a financial advisor to help her sort out her finances thanks in part to her appearances in Scary Movie 3 and in Two and a Half Men, she could need a different kind of advisor to change her anti-vaccine stance especially after publishing a few parenting books.
Liv Tyler started catching the eye of the masses at only 14 years old thanks to her modelling work, but it did not take long for her to switch over to the world of acting. She began earning acting credits through her appearances in films like Empire Records and That Thing You Do.
Quite possibly Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s most popular daughter, the brunette bombshell is the mother of Milo, Sailor, and Lula Rose. She also continued to act, appearing in movies like Jersey Girl where she portrayed a college student working on her graduate degree as well as The Strangers.
Pamela Anderson may have been the most popular slow-running female lifeguard on the serial drama Baywatch, but we must not forget that other equally attractive actresses appeared in it too. Take for example Yasmine Bleeth who, prior to appearing as a scantily clad lifeguard, earned acting credits through her performance on the soap opera One Life to Live.
Bleeth’s life after her fame peaked on Baywatch has not been easy. Poor investments aside, she checked herself into rehab by 2000 due to her problems with substance abuse. While there, she met entrepreneur Paul Cerrito with whom she exchanged wedding vows back in 2002.
LARA FLYNN BOYLE
Lara Flynn Boyle’s most popular acting credit may have resulted from her work on the cult show Twin Peaks as Laura Palmer’s best friend Donna Hayward, but the Iowa-born actress had also appeared in the legal series The Practice as assistant district attorney Helen Gamble.
Lately she had been making headlines for the many botched surgeries that we can only hope are all covered by insurance. She has not been active in the entertainment industry for some time now and barely appears in public either, but we refuse to let go of the hope that she can still make her comeback any day now!
The 1990s saw hotel heiress Paris Hilton hanging out with fellow socialites Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian. She started working when she was little as a child model and was soon signed to T Management in 1999, where she began to build her party-girl reputation.
Hilton caught all sorts of attention for her reality show, a leaked sex tape, a brief singing stint, and a few acting credits, and today she continues to shine before the public as an entrepreneur. She had made investments in her personal prosperous perfume line, among other branded product lines. She is no longer engaged to actor Chris Zylka.
Born in Los Angeles as the daughter of published writer Candy Spelling and executive producer Aaron Spelling, actress and producer Tori Spelling got her first big major acting credit on the serial TV drama 90210 as the carefree but rational Donna Martin who went on to claim her degree at California University.
Tori is currently wed to Canadian-American reality TV star Dean McDermott with whom she has five kids. She also takes credit for writing a critically lauded autobiography entitled sTori Telling, a literary work that landed at the top spot of the New York Times’ Best-Sellers list at the time.
Fairuza Balk began earning acting credits through her performance in the ‘80s Disney sequel Return to Oz as the adorable Dorothy, but the ‘90s saw her evolve into a full-fledged actress who had to finish high school through mere correspondence while she made the move to Hollywood.
Balk had since taken on more grown-up film credits in movies like Humboldt County where she appeared as the carefree jazz singer Bogart, as well as Grindstone Road where she stars as the possibly disillusioned mother Hannah Sloan. She also has some voice acting credits up her belt including her work on Family Guy and The Justice League.
When she was only 15 years old, California local Keri Russell was cast on the kid-friendly variety show Mickey Mouse Club, launching her career in Hollywood. She caught the eye of viewers everywhere when she earned her first film credit through the funny sci-fi flick Honey, I Blew Up the Kid where she played babysitter Mandy.
At the moment, Russell stars alongside her real-life partner Matthew Rhys on the thriller series The Americans as undercover Soviet KGB agents Elizabeth and Philip Jennings respectively. She has also earned more acting credits through her performances in movies like Waitress and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK
The persona of TV hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, was made in 1981 for the comedy show Elvira’s Movie Macabre, but her fame grew far and wide and was a proven investment for the entertainment industry back in the latter half of the ‘80s until the ‘90s.
The sultry character had been portrayed by Kansas-born actress and producer Cassandra Peterson who continues to play the character to this day in the Hulu spin-off 13 Nights of Elvira despite nearing her 70s. Peterson also earned other TV credits through her guest appearances on shows like the serial TV crime Nash Bridges.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
You can’t escape the 1990s without even a glimpse of the supernatural TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer which famously starred Russian-Hungarian actress Sarah Michelle Gellar. The show deserves credit for its charming plot twists and a certain unspeakable tragedy.
Nowadays, Gellar is the proud and happy wife of fellow actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. who she had been going out with since 2000. Together the entertainment industry finds them one of its steadiest pairings, which is to some degree an almost impossible feat. She has also been recognized as a philanthropist who actively participates and gives back to several humanitarian organizations and charitable causes.
Salma Hayek has built herself up as one of Hollywood’s most fascinating female celebrities. The Mexico-born actress began earning acting credits through her performances in telenovelas like Teresa where she played the titular character and her most famous role then. Her popularity started to soar high the moment she moved to the United States in 1991.
Hayek’s most famous film credit yet goes to her work in the award-winning movie Frida where she earned an Oscar nomination for “Best Actress in a Leading Role”. With performances in films like Savages and Grown Ups, is there anything this gifted performer can’t do?
Christina Applegate’s most popular early TV credit goes to her portrayal of the blond airhead Kelly Bundy on the TV sitcom Married With Children. Unlike her ditzy on-screen persona, the daughter of record executive Robert William Applegate and performing artist Nancy Priddy knew the industry well.
Unfortunately Christina’s world came crashing down when she was diagnosed with cancer back in 2008. Thanks to a great insurance plan, she managed to have a full mastectomy that successfully removed the BRCA1 gene that provoked her cancer in the first place. Health is an investment after all, and gladly her health has been good lately.
The lovable brunette Marisa Tomei caught her glimpse of the limelight back in the first half of the ‘90s thanks to her starring performance in the comedy movie My Cousin Vinny as Mona Lisa Vito, the cheeky wife of the equally cocky Italian-American lawyer Vincent “Vinny” Gambini. The part won her that year’s Oscar Award for “Best Supporting Actress”.
Tomei never did marry in all of her life since she already has a pretty hectic acting schedule. Since her work in the aforementioned comedy film as well as in the sitcom A Different World, she has been slated to appear in several movies this year.
Stacey Dash earned her most popular acting credit on the teen flick Clueless for portraying the role of Cher Horowitz’s similarly stylish best friend Dionne Davenport. For someone taking on the role of a high school student, no one could have guessed that she was in her twenties at the time.
Dash has since broadened her acting portfolio with a few unique credits from films like the unconventional comic disaster made-for-TV movie Sharknado: The 4th Awakens where she portrayed Chicago Mayor Sandra Mansfield. The film may have been abysmal to a certain degree, but her work has not stopped there.
Michelle Williams got her big break in 1998 when she joined the cast of the teen drama series Dawson’s Creek as bad girl Jen Lindley. Despite her cherubic appearance, Lindley was nowhere near as angelic.
Since her stint on the acclaimed teen show was finished, Williams continued to earn more acting credits through her work in projects like Blue Valentine, Shutter Island, My Week With Marilyn, and Oz the Great and Powerful. Despite the success that characterizes her career, no amount of investment money can replace the loss that she suffered with the sudden death of her partner Heath Ledger.
Heather Locklear claimed her biggest acting credit when she was cast in the ‘90s Fox primetime soap opera Melrose Place as the tough and confident girl boss Amanda Woodward. She started her career in the public eye by modelling, which we are not so surprised by since she is blessed with a glorious blond mane and enviably sculpted abs.
Since her run on the aforementioned soap opera was over, Locklear had mostly stuck to the small screen, but she still looks incredible for her age. She has not stopped performing, though she has her personal demons to fight in the form of anxiety and depression.
Brandy proved herself a key investment in the industry during the ‘90s through her gifts in singing, writing songs, and acting. Her self-titled album topped the Billboard hit charts upon its release in 1994. The rising star earned acting credits for her work on the sitcom Moesha as the show’s titular protagonist.
Brandy’s portfolio also includes Broadway credits earned from her debut Broadway appearance on the stage musical Chicago in the starring role of Roxie Hart. For this performance, the R&B artist got to join the show’s country-wide tour particularly at the Los Angeles and the Washington, D.C. legs of the tour.
Gwen Stefani may just be the most remarkable female vocal powerhouse of the ‘90s, known for her fascinating pop-punk style of both music and fashion. She owes credit to her band No Doubt for helping her gain the fame that made her a rock star.
Stefani may no longer be a member of the popular ‘90s girl group that has since disbanded in the mid-2000s, but she remains under the spotlight through her many forays in the entertainment industry. She is the proud owner of her personal clothing brand and is a phenomenal judge on the singing reality contest The Voice.
Shannen Doherty was unstoppable in the ‘90s. She appeared in the teen series Beverly Hills 90210 as the fiercely passionate Brenda Walsh who got her degree in filmmaking on the show. She had also been cast in the supernatural teen show Charmed as the oldest Halliwell sister Prue.
Doherty has since turned to small-time independent film productions and a couple of reality TV shows that contributed to her on-screen credits. She found out she had cancer in 2015, but thanks to the support of her mother and her husband as well as great insurance, she got the treatment that gladly sent her cancer into remission.
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
Jennifer Love Hewitt began earning acting credits through her work on a few small-time TV commercials, eventually landing her roles on TV shows like the Fox serial family drama Party of Five where she was cast as Sarah Reeves. She also earned her first film credit through her debut movie performance as leading lady Julie in the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Hewitt is wed to actor Brian Hallisay, her co-star in the drama series The Client List where she appears as massage therapist Riley Parks. When the two are not on set, they are the hardworking parents of two kids.
MELISSA JOAN HART
Melissa Joan Hart’s most famous acting credit goes to her work on the supernatural series Sabrina the Teenage Witch as the show’s titular protagonist, but she had already been earning credits through her appearance on Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All as the series’ self-titled lead who breaks the fourth wall all too often.
Like some celebrities who struggle to regain some semblance of good money management, Hart signed up for the reality dance competition Dancing With The Stars in 2009 where she stayed for six weeks until she was voted out of the competition. She’s been Course of Nature frontman Mark Wilkerson’s wife since 2013.
Canadian actress Neve Campbell may be famous for portraying the role of the third Salinger child Julia in the Fox family drama series Party of Five, but she also takes credit for starring in the Scream film franchise that launched a new subgenre of horror flicks.
Lately Campbell’s career is comprised of guest acting credits from her cameo work on a couple of TV series like Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men, and House of Cards. She and her boyfriend JJ Feild, himself a UK-born film actor as well, became parents in 2012 to their first son together named Caspian after dating for only one year.
Kirsten Dunst became famous in the ‘90s thanks to the film credits she had earned in films like Jumanji where she portrayed the excitable Judy Shepherd. Her performance as the immortal vampire orphan girl Claudia in Interview with the Vampire got her a Golden Globe nomination in 1995 for Best Supporting Actress.
Dunst’s career hasn’t stopped prospering especially after her performance in the Spider-Man movie trilogy. She appeared in the second season of Fargo as beautician Peggy Blumquist and had taken home a few awards for her performance in Melancholia. She’s working on her first director credit through her upcoming debut movie The Bell Jar.
Cameron Diaz surprised moviegoers everywhere when she walked into the bank on a rainy morning clad in a short red dress with a naive expression alongside Jim Carrey in The Mask. The San Diego native continued bringing joy to the faces of her fans through the acting credits she had earned in My Best Friend’s Wedding and There’s Something About Mary.
Diaz’s stardom only continued to shine brighter than that first spark of electricity by the time the 21st century rolled around as she appeared in several famous films like Charlie’s Angels, Gangs of New York, Minority Report, Shrek, In Her Shoes, and The Holiday.
Raven Symone began performing at only four years old, earning acting credits early on in life. Her most popular role as a child actress was on the sitcom The Cosby Show as Denise Huxtable’s rambunctious stepchild Olivia Kendall, showcasing her charm and charisma early on in her career that proved her potential as a key investment in the entertainment industry.
Symone continues to perform as an actress, but she had also showcased her hosting and singing talents to the public as well as her activist tendencies as a social rights proponent. She takes credit today for her starring role in Disney’s That’s So Raven.
Tyra Banks broke through the roofing of the fashion industry in 1991 by walking the Parisian runway for Oscar de la Renta. She modeled for Covergirl two years later, and the rest of the decade saw her work with fashion houses like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui, and Christion Dior.
By 2019, Banks’ name and face is recognized by everyone inside and outside the world of fashion as she appeared in both film and television. Many TV viewers tune in to her reality modeling competition America’s Next Top Model. The model mentor and her boyfriend are also parents now through surrogacy.
Juliette Lewis was first discovered in Martin Scorsese’s remake of the psychological thriller Cape Fear where she was cast as Danielle Bowden, the teen daughter of North Carolina lawyer Sam Bowden. She continued to earn more acting credits through her leading performances in films like What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, and From Dusk Till Dawn.
Lewis appears in at least one movie every year. Her recent acting credits include her performances in movies like Hysterical Blindness, Cold Creek Manor, The Switch, August: Osage County, and Nerve. She also has a few TV and musical credits under her belt.
Julia Stiles began her acting career at only 11 years old, appearing in the kids show Ghostwriter as the Hurston Middle School newspaper’s editor-in-chief Erica Dansby who knew more about computer hacking for her age than anyone else ever could through one session of online classes.
After starring in the teen flick 10 Things I Hate About You, Stiles became a student at Columbia University where she got her degree in English. Upon graduation, the Columbia alumnus continued to act in films like The Prince and Me, The Omen, The Bourne Ultimatum, Silver Linings Playbook, and Out of the Dark.
Stephanie Seymour proved herself early on in her modeling career to be a worthy investment in the fashion industry thanks to the Sports Illustrated magazine covers that she graced, her deal with Victoria’s Secret as one of its Angels, and her work with the Vogue publication. She did not shy away from Playboy, appearing in the magazine’s pages between 1991 and 1993.
Seymour still models to this day, but she is also a married mother. She worked alongside model contemporary Claudia Schiffer for a modeling campaign with Salvatore Ferragamo, surprising the industry with the honor of hailing from the “supermodel” generation.
Vanessa Marcil was soap opera royalty thanks to her clean but cunning appearance. Her fame started gaining traction when she joined the cast of the soap opera General Hospital from 1992-1998 as the model Brenda Barrett. Another popular acting credit under her belt included her performance in the teen series Beverly Hills 90210 as former ice-skater Gina Kincaid.
Marcil continues to appear on the small screen the same way she did back during her time appearing in soap operas. She has worked on programs like Hawaii Five-0, Lipstick Jungle, and Crossing Jordan. She is the mother to her only son Kassius Lijah.
Drew Barrymore’s origins in the entertainment industry seem mysterious to most of us since she had been acting long before home security systems were a thing, but the 1990s saw a pretty wild time for the young performer who went out with a few celebrity bad boys, modeled for Playboy, and was close with Courtney Love and Liv Tyler.
Barrymore has two daughters of her own, but she had been divorced thrice. Her divorce attorney helped her finalize the most recent one back in 2016. She continues to appear in films, earning movie credits in the romantic comedy film genre.
The 1990s saw Winona Ryder at her peak as an actress, taking credit for her captivating performances in movies like Edward Scissorhands, Reality Bites, Mermaids, and Girl, Interrupted. Her portrayal of May Welland, the love interest of Daniel Day-Lewis’ rich attorney Newland Archer in The Age of Innocence, got her the 1993 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.
Ryder was once engaged to fellow A-lister Johnny Depp, but their engagement fell through. She later dated fashion designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn and is still with him to this day. She got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.
Kate Moss was fashion’s bad girl during the ‘90s. She got discovered at only 14 years old and quickly gained popularity in the industry thanks to her skinny physique, placing her as the muse for several fashion designers at the time. She was infamous for frequently going to clubs and parties, but the Vogue covers that she graced were equally memorable.
Now 45 years old, Moss is still one of fashion’s biggest investments in the industry. With a net worth amounting to roughly $80 million, she takes her place amongst the highest-paid models in history. She is the mother of Lili Grace Moss-Hack.
Uma Thurman’s most famous early acting credit goes to her performance in the 1994 cult film classic Pulp Fiction as drug lord Marsellus Wallace’s mysterious but extravagant new wife Mia. The part got her an Oscar nomination as well as other distinctions. She was wed to her Gattaca castmate Ethan Hawke in 1998, with whom she birthed a daughter that same year.
Thurman has made Hollywood her home despite her 2003 split from Hawke, earning more acting credits through her work in films like The Accidental Husband, where she plays the lead alongside Colin Firth, and Prime where she stars alongside Meryl Streep.
Gwyneth Paltrow was born to actress Blyth Danner and producer Bruce Paltrow, so it didn’t take long for the youngster to try her luck in the entertainment industry. She owes credit to her performance in the movie version of Jane Austen’s book Emma for setting off her popularity like electricity in 1996.
Paltrow had been famously involved with A-list celebrities like Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck before settling down in 2003 with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Despite sharing parenting responsibilities over their two children, the two decided to divorce with the help of their respective divorce attorneys who helped them settle their divorce in 2016.
Cindy Crawford earned the right to be called a “supermodel” at the start of the ‘90s. Forbes singled her out as “the highest paid model on the planet”. She appeared in that popular Pepsi ad and was known for her captivating looks and her characteristic mole.
Crawford also has some minor film credits up her sleeves thanks to the few movies she appeared in. She had been wed to model Rande Gerber since 1998, with whom she birthed two genetically attractive kids. Their daughter Kaia appears as a carbon copy of her stunning mother and has already begun her career in the world of modeling.
Lacey Chabert’s most memorable acting credit goes to her appearance in the ‘90s serial drama Party of Five as little Claudia Salinger. Her one-of-a-kind voice and gift of music granted her several voice-acting projects on animated TV programs that included her brief stint on Family Guy as Meg Griffin.
Chabert’s name may not be easily recognizable to many, but her face is a different story. She got to make ‘fetch’ happen thanks to the credit she earned portraying Plastic rumormonger Gretchen Wieners in the cult teen movie Mean Girls, as well as other credits earned through her work in other films and TV series.
Claire Danes’ popularity catapulted through the roofing of obscurity thanks to her performance in the teen show My So-Called Life as Liberty High School sophomore Angela Chase, winning her a Golden Globe Award for the part. She also takes credit for portraying Juliet Capulet alongside Leonardo DiCaprio’s Romeo Montague in the 1996 modern film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.
Danes stays busy until today thanks to her captivating performance in the serial drama Homeland as former CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison. Both the role and the show got her several distinctions that include two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series.
Christina Ricci started acting professionally when she joined the cast of the 1990 dramedy film Mermaids in her film debut alongside singer Cher and fellow actress Winona Ryder. She was labeled a teen idol when she was cast in the 1995 movies Casper and Now and Then where her character’s adult self becomes a doctor with a degree specialization in obstetrics.
Ricci has since stuck to little-known indie movies recently, her most recent film credits including her fascinating work on Monster. Her most popular recent TV credit goes to her performance on the ABC serial medical drama Grey’s Anatomy as paramedic Hannah Davies.
Jennifer Aniston was and still is one of the world’s most recognized actresses, and she owes the credit of her worldwide fame and several relevant distinctions to her appearance in the sitcom Friends as Rachel Green. She was famously involved with Brad whom she married in 2000 until their respective divorce lawyers helped them file for a chaotic divorce in 2005.
Aniston continues to earn acting credits to this day thanks to her work in films mostly in the comedy genre. She got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012 and was wed to Justin Theroux in 2015 for only three years.
Amanda Bearse’s most popular ‘90s-era acting credit goes to her performance in the beloved Fox sitcom Married with Children as the Bundy family’s feminist neighbor and former city bank loan officer Marcy Rhoades-D’Arcy whose ideals often clashed with Al’s own misogynistic principles.
Bearse tried her hand at directing while still on the hit show, and she even takes director credit for 31 of the program’s 259 episodes. Now 58 years old, she also deserves credit for her work on TV series like Veronica’s Closet, Mad TV, The Jamie Foxx Show, and Jessie as a director. She is part of the LGBT community.
Pamela Anderson may have been the most popular female lead back in the ‘90s. With her portrayal of female lifeguard Casey Jean Parker on Baywatch, women wanted to be her while men wanted her. She also deserves credit for her acting skills.
Anderson has not acted as much as she did back in the ‘90s, but she has since involved herself more with some humanitarian organizations like PETA and other similar animal rights causes. What insurance plan is she on that is allowing her to maintain her good looks? She must have availed of travel insurance as well since she does travel around lately.
Teri Weigel began modeling in her teens, but her popularity spread like electricity throughout the industry in 1985 when she graced the cover of the controversial Playboy magazine. She was deemed an official Playboy Playmate a year later and began to earn acting credits through her appearances in a few TV shows like Married with Children.
Weigel later got caught in a vehicular accident which left her fatally wounded and unable to work for over four months. She probably did not avail of the right insurance since the whole scenario left her on the brink of bankruptcy. She and Murrill Maglio reluctantly sold their home.
Tia Carrere saw her fame quickly soar high when she joined the cast of the ongoing primetime soap opera General Hospital in the role of Jade Soong. She earned TV acting credits through her performances on TV series like The A-Team and MacGyver, as well as movie acting credits through her appearance in the Wayne’s World film franchise as Wayne’s girlfriend Cassandra Wong.
Carrere earned more film acting credits through her appearances in blockbuster movies like True Lies where she portrayed an art dealer working for terrorists. Now 52 years old, she had gone through two divorces and was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Everyone who has not been living under a rock for the past few decades is surely familiar with the actress Sarah Jessica Parker or her glorious curly golden mane. She saw her popularity soar in the ‘90s when she joined the cast of the serial legal drama Equal Justice that revolved around the district attorney’s office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Since she retired from her Sex and the City role as New York socialite Carie Bradshaw, Parker built herself up in the world of fashion where she has even made an investment onto her own retail brand. She’s been Matthew Broderick’s wife since 1997.
Calista Flockhart’s most popular acting credit goes to her performance on the beloved Fox legal drama series Ally McBeal as the show’s titular Boston-based lawyer alongside Portia de Rossi’s character Nelle Porter. The role of McBeal showed the compulsive attorney to be a workaholic desperate for love.
Now 54 years old, Flockhart continues to appear in other popular TV series like the drama program Brothers & Sisters where she portrayed as TV presenter Kitty Walker McCallister as well as the superhero series Supergirl as White House press secretary Cat Grant. She’s been the wife of Hollywood actor Harrison Ford since 2010.
British actress Elizabeth Hurley was popular in the 1990s both for her impressive film credits and for her high-profile affair with her long-time boyfriend Hugh Grant. Formerly a model, she captured the attention of every media outlet when she donned that memorable black Versace number to the 1994 premiere of the romantic comedy movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Hurley was once wed to entrepreneur Steve Bing with whom she birthed her only son Damian, but the two have already split up. Another notable movie credit goes to her performance in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery as secret agent Vanessa Kensington.
Minnie Driver famously appeared in the 1995 film adaptation of Maeve Binchy’s novel Circle of Friends as Benny, the daughter of a tailor who heads to Dublin to get her university degree. The London-born actress continued to earn more film credits through films like Good Will Hunting where she famously portrayed pre-med student Skylar who hopes to finish her medical degree in Harvard.
Driver also has a few TV credits up her belt that includes her brief stint on the NBC sitcom About a Boy in 2015 and her starring role on the ABC sitcom Speechless. She’s the mother of only one boy.
Denise Richards earned several TV credits throughout the 1990s thanks to her performances on TV shows like Saved by the Bell, Seinfeld, and Melrose Place where she portrayed the beauty pageant contestant Brandi Carson whose mother hired a lawyer to help them file a false lawsuit against a pageant judge for copulating with a minor.
Richards was once the wife of Charlie Sheen, but the two split up in 2006 with the help of their respective divorce attorneys. Despite the divorce, the Illinois-born actress and producer continued to earn more acting credits on both film and TV up until present times.
No one alive in the 1990s could not have seen the tragic drama film My Girl without their hearts getting broken when the end credits start to roll in. The film was headlined by child stars Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky who later appeared in the 1994 fantasy comedy movie Trading Mom alongside Sissy Spacek.
Chlumsky momentarily broke away from acting to earn her bachelor’s degree in International Studies, and with an established acting portfolio in her arsenal, she probably did not have to avail of any student loans to graduate. She resumed acting shortly after graduation, recently appearing on the HBO series Veep.
Mariah Carey was widely regarded as the1990s ‘Queen of Pop’ thanks to several record-breaking hit singles like ‘Hero’. Besides proving her gift to be a key investment in the music industry, the pop diva had also collected a few acting credits during the decade.
Carey currently has two kids as a result of her two failed marriages. She continues to perform for various crowds to this day. The R&B superstar initiated her concert residency entitled “The Butterfly Returns” in 2018. The residency is based in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and is still running to this very day.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus captured the hearts of audiences everywhere during the 1990s thanks to the TV credits she had earned appearing on Seinfeld as catalog writer Elaine Benes and on Veep as politician and U.S. President Selina Meyer. The New York native was noted for her skillful maneuvering of the art of comedy.
There is no stopping Louis-Dreyfus even until today. Shortly before appearing on Veep, she was the star of the cable sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, portraying self-centered single mother Christine Campbell. The Northwestern University alumnus takes credit for receiving the most Primetime Emmy awards as a lead actress.
Gillian Anderson dominated the late-night airwaves on TV through her appearance in the serial crime drama The X-Files as Special Agent Dana Scully who uses her medical degree and background during her investigations. The part seemed perfect for the tough actress who portrayed the agent throughout the show’s ten-year run.
When the series ended in 2002, Anderson returned to London to continue earning stage credits. She appeared in the 2005 film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel Bleak House as London socialite Lady Dedlock and in the 2014 National Theatre Live production of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire as English teacher Blanche DuBois.
RACHAEL LEIGH COOK
Rachael Leigh Cook began to work in the entertainment industry at only 10 years old as a model. The Minneapolis native earned her first film credit from her film debut in the 1995 movie adaptation of Ann Martin’s novel series The Baby-Sitters Club as club secretary Mary Anne Spier.
Cook established her celebrity status through her starring role in the teen flick She’s All That. Soon after the hype over the aforementioned movie faded away, the former child model appeared in the musical comedy film Josie and the Pussycats as the titular group’s frontwoman. She has shifted much of her attention lately to her family.
Mayim Bialik captured everyone’s attention when she appeared in the NBC sitcom Blossom as the show’s titular protagonist during its run from 1991 to 1995. The San Diego native built her reputation as a determined performer who knew her way around comedy. She was also cast in Woody Allen’s 1994 made-for-TV film adaptation of his Broadway play Don’t Drink the Water.
Lately, Bialik is known to younger audiences for her role in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory as neurobiologist Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D. who earned her doctorate degree in neurobiology from Harvard University, similar to the actress’ own educational path.
We just love to binge-watch the beloved sitcom Friends over and over again. Courteney Cox was cast on the show as the compulsive but charming Monica Geller on the popular ‘90s sitcom. Thanks to her performance on the show, she earned a major film credit by getting cast in the Scream film franchise as local news reporter Gale Weathers.
Cox soon landed the starring role of newly divorced single mother Jules Cobb in the ABC sitcom Cougar Town in 2009. Though they no longer work together, she and former Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston are still great friends to this day.
Christina Aguilera’s biggest asset in the music industry is her powerful voice, and all of Hollywood saw her potential as a key investment in her respective industry when she earned her first TV credit on the Mickey Mouse Club back in her teen years. Her career as a musician skyrocketed in the ‘90s thanks to hit singles like “What a Girl Wants” and “Genie in a Bottle”.
Aguilera’s credit score continues to improve as time goes by thanks to the millions of albums she continues to sell all over the globe. Her voice is still considered unique to this day.
Sarah Chalke earned her first major TV credit on Roseanne where she portrayed the smart but short-tempered waitress Becky Conner before she got credited for playing dermatologist Stella Zinman on How I Met Your Mother who earned her medical degree from Stanford prior to meeting Ted Moseby.
Now 43 years old, one of Chalke’s most popular TV credits goes to her appearance in Scrubs as endocrinology expert Dr. Elliot Reid who stayed on the show for 170 episodes. Besides acting, the Canadian actress has been dating lawyer and law firm partner Jamie Afifi with whom she had birthed two children.
Karen McDougal first practiced her Elementary Education degree by making a living as a preschool teacher before she caught wind of the public spotlight. Her victory at a local swimwear contest encouraged her to stop being a teacher and start her career in the public eye, eventually taking credit for the 1998 title of “Playmate of the Year”.
McDougal has since retired from her time as a Playmate to focus on fitness modelling as she graced the pages of several fitness publications like Muscle & Fitness and Iron Man, claiming that she goes to the gym five or six days per week.
Tiffani Thiessen was one of the many ‘90s teen actors out there who were busy earning TV credits here and there. The starry-eyed brunette earned hers on Beverly Hills, 90210 and more famously on Saved By The Bell where she portrayed the clever and brave Valerie Malone and high school queen bee Kelly Kapowski respectively.
Thiessen continues to sell her own personal brand by launching her own culinary program on the Cooking Channel called Dinner at Tiffani’s. On this show, she not only appears as its host; she has also earned producer credits here by working as one of its executive producers.
Tatyana Ali takes credit for portraying Will Smith’s on-screen cousin Ashley Banks on the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Long Island native showed up in nearly every episode of the show and was a particular favorite of viewers everywhere.
After her run on the aforementioned ‘90s show was over, Ali tried to earn some more entertainment credit in the music industry, but she eventually gave it up and went back to acting. The ‘90s child star later joined the cast of the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless as Devon Hamilton’s recurring love interest Roxanne.
Lucy Lawless deserves credit for playing the dauntless fighter Xena in the Xena: Warrior Princess fantasy TV franchise so flawlessly that no other actress could have done it any better. Her trademark battle cry and one-of-a-kind Amazon-style wardrobe found their place in the heart, mind, and history of pop culture for even the most casual of viewers out there.
She may always be Xena to many of us who grew up watching her, but Lawless has since earned more TV credits after the show’s finale. She had appeared in shows like Spartacus, Parks and Recreation, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Elizabeth Berkley’s most popular TV credit goes to his performance on the beloved sitcom Saved By The Bell as the brainy Jessie Spano who went on to pursue her degree at Columbia University. Prior to this groundbreaking role, the Michigan-born actress had already earned TV credits on other projects including the made-for-TV movie Frog.
The Berkley we see around nowadays may not be as adorable as she had once been back in the ‘90s, but she continues to work in the entertainment industry. She earned her most recent TV credit on the Fox sitcom New Girl which had already ended back in 2018.
THE OLSEN TWINS
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took turns portraying the lovable Michelle Tanner on the popular sitcom Full House. Since the series had ended though, the twins’ performance there and their charming personas proved themselves as key investments in the entertainment industry that easily guaranteed a billion-dollar domain that would require a financial advisor or two for money management purposes.
The Olsens have shifted their focus to the world of fashion where they launched their popular bohemian-style fashion brand. They may not be earning acting credits as much as they used to, but you can still find the two almost every Fashion Week.
Jenna Jameson grew up in her Las Vegas birthplace with her dad before she began earning film credit due particularly to the adult films she started to appear more often in back in 1993. When she turned 20, the blond stunner had already graced the pages of several men’s magazines.
Jameson eventually got to earn film credit through mainstream projects like in the 1997 biographical comedy film Private Parts that followed the life of radio personality Howard Stern after he graduated from Boston University with a Communications degree. The former adult film actress has since launched her own adult film enterprise.
The 1997 version of Jessica Biel portrayed the part of Protestant minister Eric Camden’s courteous daughter Mary who is also an airline stewardess with a degree in education on the serial family drama 7th Heaven. She also took home that year’s Young Artist Award for her work on the drama movie Ulee’s Gold.
Lately, Biel is known for being wed to singer Justin Timberlake, taking on motherhood, and earning more acting credits. Some of her recent projects include movies like the superhero film Blade: Trinity, the military science fiction Stealth, the action movie The A-Team and the 2012 remake Total Recall.
A lot of us ‘90s kids have surely grown up spending after-school afternoons catching up on the popular sitcom Who’s The Boss? where the then-young Hollywood starlet Alyssa Milano appeared as Tony Danza’s daughter Samantha Micelli. Her career in the entertainment industry began to pick up when she was cast on the serial fantasy Charmed as the carefree Halliwell sister and witch Phoebe.
Today Milano is also a published comic book artist who takes credit for the critically acclaimed cyber-thriller comic Hacktivist. She also appears in the drama series Mistresses where she portrays the role of prolific lawyer Savannah ‘Savi’ Davis.
Dominique Swain’s most popular film credit, which she had earned from the 1997 action film Face/Off, was also her very first one. She got to work on that movie alongside other established actors like Nicolas Cage and John Travolta.
Swain has not stopped earning acting credits ever since, but she famously takes credit for her performances in movies like Lolita and Tart where she portrayed the eponymous lead and the elite prep student Cat Storm respectively. The Malibu-born actress has her name already slated to appear in several other films that have been scheduled for release over the next couple of years.