Women of the 90s – Where Are They Now?

To those who have seen the grandeur of the 90s, you’re probably wondering where the bleached-haired, grunge but amazing women of the 90s now, right? Well, here’s a list of 90s women you surely miss with the current news about their lives to let you know.

Jessica Biel – Then

Jessica Biel’s fame started in her role in the movie Ulee’s Gold (1997) to which she was awarded a Young Artist Award. She is now Mrs. Timberlake, with a son and is continuously acting being more focused on working in independent movies.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel – Now

Jessica Biel

Christina Ricci – Then

Christina Ricci started her career really young known as Wednesday Addams and Casper’s teen friend in the movie. Through the years, she kept her career steady and rewarded with some film roles along rare television appearances.

Christina Ricci young

Christina Ricci – Now

christina ricci


Lucy Lawless – Then

Lucy Lawless played the character of Xena Warrior Princess back in the 90s and was recognized as the ultimate Amazonian star. When Xena ended, Lucy still enjoyed a rewarding career starring in shows such as Spartacus, Ash vs. the Evil Dead, Parks and Recreation and MARVEL’s Agents of Shield among others.

Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless – Now

Lucy Lawless

Alyssa Milano – Then

Alyssa Milano became a hit as one of the Halliwell sisters in the popular TV show, Charmed. The show revolved around a trio of witch trying to find a love life as well as rid the world of demons. Currently, Milano is known for creating the book Hacktivist and starring in the TV show, Mistresses.

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano – Now

Alyssa Milano

Yasmine Bleeth

Yasmine became a hit when she starred in the 90s hit show, Baywatch where her status as a leading lady was solidified. Aside from Baywatch, she was in the cast of the show One Life To Live. Now at 48, she hasn’t acted recently but fortunately recovered from dependency on drugs.

yasmine bleeth

Gillian Anderson – Then

Everybody knows Gillian Anderson for her work in the popular TV show, X-Files where her portrayal of a scientific role was just perfect. Recently, Gillian can be seen playing the role of a tough detective in the show The Fall. Her career in both television and films just doesn’t seem to slow down.

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson – Now

Gillian Anderson

Tiffani Thiessen – Then

Back in the 90s, Tiffani’s roles were somewhat stereotypical having played a ‘wholesome young girl’ in Saved by the Bell as well as Beverly Hills, 90210. These days, she can been seen hosting her very own kitchen show Dinner at Tiffani’s and being an executive producer.


Tiffani Thiessen – Now

Tiffani Thiessen

Kerri Russel – Then

Kerri Russel’s works in the 90s include the Mickey Mouse Club, Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1992), Malibu Shores (1996) and the show Felicity. Right now, Kerri is in a relationship with Matthew Rhys, her Americans co-star and has a child together along with two from her previous marriage.

Kerri Russel

Kerri Russel – Now

Kerri Russel

Alicia Silverstone – Then

Alicia shot to fame in the film Clueless but before that performed in three videos of Aerosmith in 1994. These days, she juggles a career between Broadway and films with her role in Time Stands Still having critically appraised by the NY Times.

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone – Now

alicia silverstone

Winona Ryder – Then

Winona was the star and everyone’s gal back in the 90s. Her name was a household for her roles both in Edward Scissorhands and Little Women. Currently, she can be seen as the mother figure in the critically acclaimed Netflix show The Stranger Things.

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder – Now

Winona Ryder

Stacey Dash

Back in 90s, Stacey played the role of a high school girl, Cher’s best friend in the movie Clueless. These days, her roles are far from being a high school having branched out to more unusual roles like that of her latest movie Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.

Stacey Dash

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams achieved recognition when she played the role of Jen Lindley in Dawson’s Creek back in 1998. Though devastated to the death of Heath Ledger, father of her child in 2008, she is now with author Jonathan Foer and still active in the industry.

Michelle Williams

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling’s first big role was in the TV show Beverly Hils 90210 as Donna Martin. These days, she is known for her autobiography recognized as the best celebrity biography and no.1 in New York Times Bestseller.

Tori Spelling

Gwen Stefani

Gwen shot to fame in the music scene with her band No Doubt with their pop-punk music, bindis and braces. In the last years, aside from a music career she’s also develop a lucrative career in acting and fashion industry.

Gwen Stefani

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in the popular 90s TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer which has lots of romance, action and scary moments. Currently, Sarah has lucrative acting character while at the same time supporting a lot of charities.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Mandy Moore

Mandy became famous in the late 90s with her album ‘So Real’ which became platinum with the single ‘I Wanna Be With You’ peaking at 24 on 2000’s Hot 100 chart. Aside from music, she also branched out to acting with her role in Tangled being most popular.

Mandy Moore

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana was in the 90s NBC sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alongside Will Smith as his niece, Ashley. After a short foray into music scene, she came back to acting playing a role in show The Young and the Restless.


Janet Jackson

Janet is recognized as the second most famous in the Jackson family with many hits under her name. These days, she is rehearsing for her upcoming world tour along with her plan to now start a family with Wissam Al Mana, her husband.

Janet Jackson

Jennie Garth

First noticed in her role in the 90s TV show Growing Pains, Jennie then landed a role in Beverly Hills 90210 as Kelly Taylor. Now, she’s married to David Abrams and has just wrapped up filming a show called The Jennie Garth Project on renovating her house.

Jennie Garth


Christian Applegate

Christina’s popularity rose when she played the role of Kelly Bundy in the show Married with Children back in the 80s and 90s. In the last few years, Christina has had to battle with cancer but fortunately she’s come outfit and well.

Christian Applegate

Heather Locklear

Heather appeared in the 90s soap opera Melrose Place playing the character of Amanda Woodward Burns. Many years after, she still looks gorgeous with a face that doesn’t seem to age. She appeared in the television movie Game of Love.


Angie Harmon

The gorgeous Angie Harmon was discovered back in 1995, by David Hasselhoff himself. Hasselhoff saw young Angie on a plane. The then aged 23 model made her first appearance on The Baywatch Nights after she was cast as Ryan McBride for 44 episodes. Acting on the sucssesful TV series until 1997.


Jenna Jamson

Nowadays Jenna Jameson is a businesswoman. She was famous at the 90’s as the most successful porn star. During her career as a pornographic actress, she co-founded an Internet Pornography Company called ClubJenna in 2000.

jenna jameson


Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, songwriter, singer, and television director. She started her television career as a child who starred in Disney channel series, Kids Incorporated. Later on, she hit the jackpot when she starred in the 90’s hit drama series “Party of Five”.

Jennifer Love Hewitt than now

Christina Aguilera

She is an American singer, songwriter and a television personality who kick-started her career by recording a theme song for Disney’s Mulan. Her 1999 debut album was a roaring success with the hit song “Genie in a bottle”. She is now judging an American TV show “The Voice”.

Christina Aguilera than now

Britney Spears

90’s pop diva Britney Spears found fame from her 1999 album, “Baby One More Time”. Her second album, “Oops I did it again!” instantly became an international success. She, however, had to go on a hiatus in 2007 due to personal issues. The blonde superstar is a happy mother of two, Sean and Jayden.

Britney Spears then now

Victoria Beckham

She was one of the leading members of an all-female pop group of the 90’s, “The Spice Girls”. She earned the nickname Posh Spice soon enough. She now runs a fashion label and is married to the football heartthrob, “David Beckham”. Beckham and Victoria have four children.

Victoria Beckham then now

Salma Hayek

She is a Mexican-American film actress, model, and a film producer. She gained much recognition when she played Frida Kahlo, the iconic Mexican painter, in 2002. Salma had admired Frida her entire life. Moreover, just recently she tested her vocal talents with animate Kitty Softpaws, a character from acclaimed film Dreamworks production, “Puss In Boots”.

Salma Hayek then now

Elizabeth Hurley

She is an English actress and a model who has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder. The company offered Hurley her first modeling job just when she was 29 years old. She currently plays the role of Queen Helena in the drama series, “The Royals”.

Elizabeth Hurley then now

Demi Moore

Demi Gene Guynes who is professionally known as Demi Moore is an American actress, model, and a former songwriter. Just at the age of 16, Moore decided to drop out of high school and pursue modeling. She was mid 90’s highest paying actress after her hits like “Indecent Proposal” and “A Few Good Men”.

Demi Moore then now

Shania Twain

Shania Twain is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has sold over 85 million records. She is the best-selling country music artist in history. Her 90’s hit “Don’t be Stupid” instantly took over the country’s music charts. In 2015 she took the roads for her farewell tour.

Shania Twain then now

Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin is an American actress and model. She started her career as a print and commercial model. She got her big break when she was offered to star in Full House. She also made guest appearances on shows like Suddenly Suasan and Spin City.

Lori Loughlin then now

Kelly Packard

Kelly Chemane Packard is an American actress and a television personality. She reached the heights of fame after her role as Tiffany Smith for TV series California Dreams. She also gained recognition as a co-host for ‘Ripley’s Believe it or not!’

Kelly Packard then now

Ali Landry

Ali Germaine Landry is an American actress, model, and a beauty pageant, who won miss USA 1996. In 1998 she did a Super Bowl commercial for Doritos and is known as ‘Doritos girl’ due to it. Her infamous short marriage to Mario Lopez had been in the tabloids for a while too.

Ali Landry then now

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, actor, model and a television host. She is also recognized as an anti-vaccine activist. She comes from a conservative hometown but breaking all norms she went on to get numerous gigs offers! Nowadays, McCarthy is quite popular for her anti-vaccine views and also about her marriage to Donnie Wahlberg.

Jenny McCarthy then now

Spice Girls

Who doesn’t know about the Spice Girls! Well, if you don’t then you certainly haven’t lived your 90’s era properly. The Spice Girls is an all-female English pop group formed in 1994. The group consisted of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham also known as Posh Spice. They gave many international hits one of which was “Wanna Be!”

Spice Girls then now

Cindy Crawford

Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Crawford is an American actress and model. Her golden era of modeling had embarked a lot of opportunities in television and film for her. She is an internationally acclaimed celebrity due to her modeling. In 1991 she did a commercial for “Pepsi” and the rest is history! She now owns a home furnishing line.

Cindy Crawford then now

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler is the daughter of Aerosmith’s lead singer Steven Tyler. She is a former child model and an American actress. She made her mark back in the 90’s when she starred in a lot of Aerosmith’s music videos. She is also known for her role in “The Lord of the Rings”. Nowadays she is acting an acclaimed drama series on HBO, “The Leftovers’’.

Liv Tyler then now

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy first became popular playing the role of pink ranger in the kid show Power Rangers. With its success, she then landed main roles including that of The Division and Flashpoint. Now, Amy has become a singer donning her Power Rangers outfit, is married to Olivier Giner with a daughter, Francesca Christine.

Amy Jo Johnson

Shannon Elizabeth

She is an American actress and a former fashion model. She is best known for her role in the comedy films “American Pie” and “Scary Movie”.

Shannon Elizabeth then now

Carmen Electra

Tara Patrick who is best known by her stage name Carmen Electra is an American actress, singer, dancer and a model. After her short-lived singing career with the Prince’s record company, she appeared in shows like Baywatch and Singled Out. Recently she is being linked to Simon Cowell.


Pamela Anderson

Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress and a model. She is acknowledged for her roles in television series Home Improvement and Baywatch. Nowadays Anderson is popular for her Vegan and animal rights activism and her association with PETA.

Pamela Anderson then now

Natalie Portman

She is an American actress, producer, and a director. She gained recognition for her first role in 1994. Her first movie was an action thriller, “Leon, the Professional”. Natalie Portman’s famous hit was ‘The Black Swan’ that came out in 2010.

Natalie Portman then now

Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Chantal Paradis is a French model, singer, songwriter, and actor. She started as a child star at the mere age of 14 with the success of her single Joe le Taxi. Since 1991 to date, she has been the spokesperson for Chanel.

Vanessa Paradis then now

Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island)

This beautiful actress has been gracing scenes with her incredible presence since the early 1990s. Still high in demand, and very much known for her fantastic performance in the film, Shutter Island.

Patricia Clarkson then and now

Reese Witherspoon

This enchanting actress has been thrilling audiences since her childhood days, with her infectious smile and laughs. Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is known to play the roles of sassy, fascinating and funny characters in films. She has starred in movies like The Election. She is married with kids and has had a successful career.

Reese Witherspoon then and now

Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Cate Blanchett has been on the Hollywood scenes since she was ten years old. Her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button gave her a lot of recognition. She has since starred in quite a number of successful movies.

Cate Blanchett then and now

Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski)

Julianne Moore is a well-known and successful American actress. Born on December 3, 1960, in North Carolina to Peter Moore Smith (a military judge, Colonel, and a paratrooper) and Anne “Love” (a social worker). She has an English, Irish, German, and German-Jewish ancestry.

Julianne Moore then and now


Brandy was a famous singer and actress back in the 90s. She had her own show, named Moesha and she starred in the popular movie I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. In 2006, Brandy was involved in a car accident that led to the death of another woman in 2006. In 2010, she performed on the reality show Dancing with the Stars.

Brandy then and now

Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense)

This actress is best known for her excellent performance in the film “little miss sunshine” and “sixth sense.” She was originally born as Toni Collett but added an ‘e’ to her name later on.

Toni Collette then and now

Terri Conn

This actress is famous for her role in Breaker High where she played Ashlee Dupree. Terri Conn also starred on World Turn where she played Katie Snyder. In 2011, she married her co-star Austin Peck, and other than that, she has nothing much going for her in the movie scene or television projects.


Kate Winslet (Titanic)

Kate Winslet is a British actress famously known for her role in the classic film called the Titanic. She has so far built an eclectic resume for turning down straightforward pretty-girl roles in favor of more daring roles as (devilish damsels).

Kate Winslet then and now

Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty achieved fame with her role on Beverly Hills 90210, where she played as Brenda Walsh. She has been involved in a couple of reality shows like Dancing with the Stars, and her own upcoming nuptials called Shannen Says.

Shannen Doherty then and now

Neve Campbell

Neve Campbell gains a bit of fame from her role as Julia Salinger on the television series Party of Five in the 90s. She starred in films like Wild Things, Scream, and Trilogy. Currently, she has two films Walter and Vivaldi in various state of production.

Neve Campbell then and now

Heather Graham

This actress is well-known for her sexually charged roles in movies like Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Bowfinger, and Boogie Nights. Heather has since been relatively active with roles in films and television shows. Currently, she has five films in different stages of production; they include Flowers in the Attic, Goodbye to All That, My Dead Boyfriend and Behaving Badly.

Heather Graham then and now

Glenn Close (Actress, Fatal Attraction)

This actress is the daughter of William Taliaferro Close and Elizabeth Mary Hester. She was born and raised in Greenwich Village, Connecticut and has had a successful acting career which made her a Six time Academy Award-nominated actress.

Glenn Close then and now

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear is well-known for the role she played as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place. She had also starred in Boston Legal and Spin City. Unfortunately, she is more famous for her personal struggles, which include trips to rehab, hospitalization and a DUI.

Heather Locklear

Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada)

Meryl Streep is considered to be the greatest living actress by critics. Her part in The Devil Wears Prada is still spoken of to this date. Nominated for the Academy Award for an astounding (20 times to be precise), and has won it three times in a role.

Meryl Streep

Calista Flockhart

She achieved fame in the ‘90s when she starred on the hit TV show Ally McBeal. Calista Flockhart has since been involved in a number of films including, The Last Show and “Things You can Tell Just by Looking at Her. She also starred in the television series Brothers & Sisters. Sadly, she is more popular for her relationship with Harrison Ford than any of her recent movies.

Calista Flockhart then and now

Bridget Fonda

Bridget Fonda appeared in a lot of films back in the 90’s and was incredibly active in Hollywood circles. She appeared in ” Lake Placid,” “The Godfather Part III,” and others. She was involved in a serious car accident in 2003 that lead to a fracture in her vertebra, which probably helps explain her inactiveness in movies ever since.

Bridget Fonda then and now

Vanessa Marcil

This actress is renowned for her fantastic role in General Hospital where she played Brenda Barrett and on Beverly Hills 90210 as Gina Kincaid. She has since starred in several TV series and has also returned to the series General Hospital.

Vanessa Marcil then and now

Keri Russell

Keri Russell shot to fame on the popular show “Felicity” when she played the amazing Felicity Porter on the show. She has since featured in a number of movies which include, Waitress, Extraordinary Measures and Mission: Impossible III. Keri currently stars in a new series called “The Americans.”

Keri Russell then and now

Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge)

Nicole Kidman is believed to be one of the finest act to ever come out of Hollywood. This elegant blonde played a dramatic role in Moulin Rouge and other successful movies. She is married to a country musician, Keith Urban, had a successful career and still active in Hollywood.

Nicole Kidman then and now

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Best known for her spectacular part in the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After that, she has starred in a couple of movies including Scooby-Doo, Harvard Man, and Cruel Intentions. Currently she stars in the television series The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams, but unfortunately, her career remains relatively limited.

Sarah Michelle Gellar then and now

Deborah Kara Unger (Highlander)

Deborah Kara Unger is a very successful Canadian actress. She made her debut feature film in Prisoners of the Sun, followed by other captivating roles in films like Highlander, Whispers in the Dark, etc. She was the first Canadian to be accepted into the prestigious Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Deborah Kara Unger then and now

Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)

Hilary Swank is a captivating actress born of Mexican, English, German and Scottish descent. She played a fascinating role in the film Million Dollar Baby, which earn her an Academy Award Nomination. She is married and enjoys a flourishing acting career.

Hilary Swank then and now

Molly Parker (The Road)

Molly Parker is a prolific and versatile American actress. She got the zeal to be a successful actress at an early age (when she was 16). Popularly known for her role in the cable-TV series Deadwood. She has also starred in a couple of television series.


Leelee Sobieski (Deep Impact)

This actress gained a lot of recognition after her roles in the TV movie Joan of Arc and the film “Deep Impact.” Leelee she has since featured in a number of spectacular films, including; Walk All Over Me, Lying, Eyes Wide Shut and others. Sadly, not all of her films have been as financially successful as Deep Impact.

Leelee Sobieski then and now

Jenna Von Oy

This actress was best known for her captivating role in Blossom, where she played Six LeMeure. After Blossom, Von Oy appeared as guest star on shows like Pepper Ann, Moesha, and 7th Heaven. She has not been active in any television show or films since 2004. Presently, she has one child and happily married to a computer data consultant.

Jenna Von Oy then and now

Samantha Morton (Sweet, and Lowdown)

Samantha Morton has rightfully gained herself the reputation of being one of the finest actors of her generation, with her mind-blowing performance in Jim Sheridan’s film In America which earns her an Oscar in 2002. She is said to become one of the top performers in the cinema of this century.

Samantha Morton then and now

Angela Bassett (How Stella Got Her Groove Back)

This gifted and sensational actress has warmed the heart of a lot of her audiences in theaters, stages, and television screens worldwide. Her sensational role in the film How Stella Got Her Groove Back remains evergreen; she also has other successful movies to her name. Currently, she enjoys an incredible acting career.

Angela Bassett then and now

Renée Zellweger (Actress, Bridget Jones’s Diary)

This actress is famously known for her funny and witty role in the film called Bridget Jones’s Diary. She has also acted in some movies and recently did a renewed sequence on the classic Bridget Jones’s Diary.

Renée Zellweger then and now

Kirsten Dunst (Save The Last Dance)

This actress is famous for the role she played in Save the Last Dance and Spider-Man where she played the villain’s girlfriend. She is an American citizen but also holds German citizenship as well – has a younger brother named Christian Dunst. She is still very much into acting.

Kirsten Dunst then and now

Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy participated in the 1994 Olympics. The media loved her but then something happened. Her new nickname? The ice princess.

At the age of 24 Nancy retired from competition figure skating.

In 1995 Kerrigan married her agent, and the couple have three children.