They Were Every Boy’s Dream Girl In The 90s


Teenage Crush

As a child growing up, our window to the outside world is the Television. We start to relate to our favorite actors and actresses and sometimes even develop a secret crush on them.

This blast from the past gives us a look at our favorite actresses. Do they look better then or now? Let’s take a look and find out.

Saved By The Bell

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Tiffani Thiessen was a beauty pageant title winner before she started acting. Her popularity rose with her debut acting career in the famous show “Saved By The Bell.” 

 Throughout the nineties, Tiffani continued to land leading roles in Hollywood movies. These include “Son In Law, “A Killer Among Friends.” “She Fought Alone” and the sequel “Saved By The Bell: Wedding In Las Vegas”.  As time went on, she was receiving fewer auditions. To stay relevant she started doing guest appearances on MTV. We still think you’re beautiful Tiffani and we can’t see what you will be working on next!

Bend It Like Beckham

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Keira Knightly first caught our attention in the British film about female soccer players, “Bend It Like Beckham.” Her boyish beauty and sassy speech made teenagers go crazy. She is not just a pretty face and proved her dynamic acting skills in the “Pirates of The Caribbean” movie franchise as Princess Elizabeth.

 The actress has since gotten married to James Righton and the pair share two beautiful children. She is currently working on a few international projects.  Well, we are looking forward to what’s next for this British beauty.

Hulk’s Girl

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Jennifer Lynn Connelly is an American actress. She began her career as a child model before making her acting debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. 

She is well known for her character Betty Ross in Stan Lee’s “The Hulk.” More recently she has a temporary role in the Netflix Science Fiction series “Snowpiecer” as a mother.  In my opinion, she is even more beautiful as a mature woman. What do you think?

Dirty Dancing

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Jennifer Grey is famous for her role in “Dirty Dancing.” The small framed beauty played the innocent “Baby” across from heart-throb star Patrick Swayze.  She won a Golden Globe for her performance and inspired millions of girls worldwide to be free.

Jennifer went on to start in more Hollywood movies. She is currently working on the sequel to “Dirty Dancing.” Unfortunately, her Dirty Dancing co-star is late. Patrick passed away in 2009 from pancreatic Cancer. The star currently lives with her husband and daughter. Even in her Golden years, nobody can keep Baby in a corner.

Oops, I did it Again!

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Britney Spears is an international icon. She was the princess of bubblegum pop music and many kids still sing her songs today. Many of her singles became Billboard Number 1. World hits like, “Hit Me Baby One More Time.”

Although she doesn’t make music anymore. She is still active on her Instagram account and has over 41 million followers. Many of her fans will know the legal battle she has been going through with her father and her conservatorship. She is still married and has 2 sons who is is very overprotective of. You have our support always Britney. #freebritney

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Sarah Michelle Prinze is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. After being spotted at the age of four in New York City, she made her screen acting debut in the television film “An Invasion of Privacy” and the popular teen series, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.”

Kids today may remember her as Daphne from the “Scooby Doo” series. The pretty lady is currently married with children and has looked at alternative sources of income besides acting. The actor took a leave of absence after the death of her dear friend comedian,  Robin Williams. She has a cookbook out and spends her free time at home with her family.

Never Been Kissed

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Marley Eve Shelton is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Wendy Peffercorn in David Mickey Evans’s coming-of-age comedy “The Sandlot” and across from Adam Sandler in “Bubble Boy”.

Shelton is currently working on the next sequel to the franchise “Scream” movies. She has been married to director Beau Flynn for 22 years and the pair have two beautiful children. Our eyes are glued to the screen waiting and watching for what’s next!

Charlies Angels

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Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, producer, director, talk show host, and author. A member of the Barrymore family of actors, she is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe. 

We would remember her as the little girl in the classic movie ET.  She is currently married with two gorgeous children.  Drew is definitely our favorite girl next door and we can’t wait to see what she comes out with next!

The Wonder Years

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Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate. She played Winnie Cooper in the television series “The Wonder Years” from 1988 to 1993, and since 2010 has voiced Miss Martian in the animated superhero series

This wonder woman has proven that she is the perfect combination of brains and beauty. She inspires young girls to stay in school and study further Mathematics. She is currently working on a Netflix original series and we can’t wait to see the final product.

Christine Lakin

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This American actress is popularly known for the role Al on the series Step by Step. Moreover, in Showtime’s Reefer Madness, she performed as Joan of Arc. Speaking of history, guess who was the sidekick in Craig Kilborn’s talk show The Kilborn File.

Christine Helen Lakin mentions that she is happy with her husband Bradon Breault and two kids. Other than acting and offering voice-overs in series such as sitcom Family Guy, she may be found doing blogs being a mom.

Michelle Trachtenberg

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A teen favourite, Trachtenberg is known for her role in EuroTrip and Buffy the Vampire Slayer among others. In a nutshell, she did some pretty good films and a score of commercials, a fun actress indeed.

Not being able to go further as an actress, Miss Georgina Sparks decided to focus on writing. She was inspired to be a writer when she performed in Harriet The Spy. After closing the Hollywood door, she is focusing on her new hobby and has quite a fan following.

Kirsten Dunst

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In the early ‘80s, beauty queen Kirsten Caroline Dunst gained recognition for her role as Claudia the child Vampire, thus winning a Golden Globe nomination. This little victory led to successes such as hit movies Little Women, Jumanji, and Spiderman.

Kirsten was supposed to appear in the Showtime series On Becoming a God in Central Florida although canceled due to the pandemic. The 39-year old diva has welcomed her second child to the world and is now hopeful about a small wedding.

Alyssa Milano

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This American actress started her career at the age of seven. Over the years, Alyssa has been a heartthrob for many and a multitasker. Alyssa got her fame in Who’s the Boss by playing the Samantha Micelli character.

Being a political activist for organizations such as UNICEF and PETA, she took part in the Me Too movement in 2017 to support suppressed women. She is now a happily married woman with two children. Although she tested positive for the virus that is causing the ongoing pandemic, she is healthy now.

Tami Stronach

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An inspiring actress, Tami Stronach is half-Israeli and half-Scottish. It was when she was studying that she got the proposal as a child actress in The Never Ending Story.

Aside from working in films and dancing, she is an esteemed professor. Recently she has returned to her acting career. Stronach was involved in the Neta Dance Troop. Now, the 49-year-old professor is a proud mother of a 3-year-old.

Anna Chlumsky

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Anna Chlumsky is a popular American actress; who started her career when she was a child. She is popularly known for the lead role named Vada Sultenfuss in the movie My Girl and the 1994 sequel; which brought her fame in Hollywood.

Later she entered the show business at an early age and modeled with her mother in many advertising campaigns. Chlumsky is currently working in different drama series and maintaining her legacy on the big screen. On a personal note, she married an Army officer and this couple has two beautiful daughters.

Madeline Zima

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Madeline Zima, the graceful American actress performed as Grace Sheffield on the CBS sitcom The Nanny, and later as Mia Lewis in the Showtime Comedy-drama series named Californication.

Already a star, Zima premiered as Gretchen Berg on the NBC series Heroes. Madeline has continued to make her appearances in movies and TV series. Her recent crime-fighting move Insight didn’t receive the ratings she was hoping for. Yet she pulls off an estimated net worth of a whopping $1.5 million.

Diane Franklin

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Initially, she would appear in commercials for Coca-Cola and Trident before moving to the big screen. Her first major role was in The Last American Virgin and she would later appear in Amityville 2.

Afterward, she would play roles in a few comedy films including Better Off Dead. She reprised her role in the 2018 Amityville drama playing the role of Louise Defeo. Franklin is married to Rey De Laurentis and they have two children, one daughter, and one son.

Christine Taylor

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Taylor’s most prominent roles include Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch and its sequel but her first screen appearance was as a lifeguard on the Nickelodeons children’s show, Hey Dude. In 2001, she would go on to star in Zoolander along with her husband.

She reprised her role on Arrested Development after its revival and has also guest-starred in the Cult Classic Disney series, Hannah Montana. She has a recurring role as Gail on Search Party and has so far appeared in 10 episodes.

Christina Applegate

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Her chance to shine in the spotlight came after she played the role of Kelly Bundy on Married With Children. People may also remember her guest-starring in Friends as the sister of Rachel.

This earned her a primetime Emmy award for her appearance. She had a role on the critically acclaimed Netflix show, Dead To Me, which she also produced. This earned her another Emmy along with a nomination for a Golden Globe. She has founded Right Action For Women, which assists women with breast cancer.

Gillian Anderson

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We have known this charming one previously as a fox and now, well, a cougar. Back in 1993 after her time as a computer analyst, she was a star in every home that owned a TV due to her role as Dana Scully in The X Files.

It’s delightful to see this woman still playing her role in movies and series with the same charisma. She is a fan favorite as Jean the therapist in the funny series Sex Education.

Elisabeth Shue

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This star started her career in The Karate Kid as the love interest of Ralph Macchio. Before that, she made appearances in a few Burger King commercials. She also had a few roles in Back To The Future but she had only been chosen to do smaller roles.

She is currently married to David Guggenheim, and they have three kids together. One of her newest leading roles features her on the highly-rated superhero show, The Boys. She has also reprised her role in The Karate Kid spin-off series, Cobra Kai.

Kelly Lebrock

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This beauty from the ‘80s started her career as a model at the age of 16 and her talents paved the way for a contract with Christian Dior. She later transitioned to film roles where she was cast as the perfect woman in many movies.

Kelly currently resides on a ranch in California and has given birth to three children. She is a loyal spokesperson of a club that aids children who have cancer. After the passing of her brother in 2008, she spent her time helping the sick.

The Spice Girls

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The Spice Girls were a cultural icon for many ‘90s kids and females, who were their main target audience. By the 2000s, they seemed on the verge of disbanding after a disappointing number of album sales. This was later disproved by them.

After a long hiatus, they have gotten together for a few tours, and their talents have earned them the 2019 Billboard Live Music Award. They have also had the highest-grossing concert tours out of every female group in the last 20 years.

Jennie Garth

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If you are a fan of Beverly Hills, the series, then you probably remember her as Kelly Taylor, the role which began her career. She has had many lead roles in many ‘90s movies including and at that time she had been married to Daniel B.Clark.

The actress has opened up about her troubles with a medical condition that requires constant care for life, known as Leaky Heart Valve. She has made an appearance as a contestant on Masterchef.

Jami Gertz

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Gertz was a child actor who later went on to study drama at NYU. Her first important role was in the movie, Endless Love which brought her to new heights of fame. This led to her appearing in a few sitcoms in a leading or supporting role.

Her leading role in the ABC sitcom, The Neighbors is one of her recent on-screen appearances and she is also currently filming a new movie. She along with her husband are each part owners of the Atlanta Hawks.

Claire Danes

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Claire Danes started showing off her talents when she turned six and became interested in acting by nine. She started as Angela Chase in My Sweet life and despite being canceled, it still managed to gain some ground as a cult classic.

Danes also played a CIA agent on Homeland, which has grown to be her biggest role yet. She is currently one of the most influential people alive and sits proudly at the top with two Golden Globes and Emmys.

Kristy Swanson

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Swanson has been known for many ‘90s movies, which have grown to gather a large cult following. She had roles in the comedic Hot Shot! Starring alongside Charlie Sheen, Swanson is also known for playing Buffy in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie.

The 58-year-old now co-stars with her friend Dean Cain in the new 2021 project, Just Another Dream. She had a cameo in an episode of One Tree Hill. In 2009, she got married to Lloyd Eisler with whom she shares a child.

Melissa Joan Hart

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Before she was a big star, Hart had been in multiple commercials. She starred in Clarissa Explains It All, a Nickelodeon comedy that had a successful run. Hart also played the original Sabrina The Teenage Witch in the movie and its series.

She is currently most known for starring in Melissa and Joey alongside Joey Lawrence and has transitioned to the role of director after the second season. She alongside her husband has their fashion line called King Of Harts.

Soleil Moon Frye

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Frye originally began her career as a child actor on Punky Brewster. The show wasn’t greeted very well but the character was a hit. She later joined the Sabrina The Teenage Witch cast as Sabrina’s close friend, Roxie.

Frye is the owner of a children’s boutique, which is known to be environmentally friendly. She has released books focused on raising a child and the issues a woman may face. She is also the co-founder of P.S.XO, which sells party kits.

In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.