Ah the nineties, is there anyone who lived through it who doesn’t look back on it with fond memories? The era of The Spice Girls, the macarena, and platform boots that we could barely walk in, we remember the 90’s like it was yesterday. In fact, I still struggle to believe that the 90’s was two whole decades ago now, didn’t it only just happen last week? Anyway, another staple of the 90’s was the female sex symbols that graced our screens, today we’re going to be taking a look at some of the hottest women of the 90’s and what they look like now.
1. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz first came to our attention when she stepped onto our screens in The Mask, where she played against Jim Carey’s hilarious green hero. She went on to appear in My Best Friend’s Wedding and There’s Something About Mary, amongst other blockbusters. Since she last appeared in the reboot of Annie in 2014, Diaz has retired from acting, claiming that all of the travelling involved in the job has had an adverse affect on her health.
2. Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston starred in The Addams Family as the mysterious and sexy Morticia Addams. She then went on to star in Ever After: A Cinderella Story, alongside Drew Barrymore. She’s still acting and recently starred in The Watcher In The Woods, which was directed by fellow 90’s star, Melissa Joan Hart.
3. Demi Moore
There was a time when Demi Moore was never off of the cinema screens. She starred in Ghost and Indecent Proposal, to name just a few of her blockbusters, and was made the highest paid actress in Hollywood history when she was paid $12.5 million for her role in Striptease. Nowadays, you can see her in TV series, Empire.
4. Heather Locklear
Heather Locklear made herself known as Sammy Jo Carrington in Dynasty, before moving on to play Amanda Woodward in Melrose Place from 1993 to 1999. She was nominated for four consecutive Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Drama at the height of her career, but recently made headlines for assaulting her boyfriend and threatening to shoot the police.
5. Yasmine Bleeth
When you think of Baywatch you think of David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and the next 90’s babe on our list, Yasmine Bleeth. Baywatch was Yasmine’s step into stardom when she joined the cast in its fourth season, but unfortunately her career wasn’t built to last. Bleeth has battled with drug addiction for years and it has left her unrecognisable from the Baywatch lifeguard we remember.
6. Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan starred in horror movie Scream alongside Courtney Cox and Neve Campbell in 1997, but her real rise to stardom came when she starred as Paige in supernatural TV series, Charmed. More recently, she’s been making headlines as one of the brave women who have spoken out against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein.
7. Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy began turning heads when she appeared in Playboy magazine in 1993, something which eventually lead her to be named ‘Playmate of the Year’. She used this newfound fame to boost her acting career, before going on to appear as a talk show host on The View. She has since written books about parenting and has her own radio show.
8. Tia Carrere
Tia Carrere starred as rock chick Cassandra in Mike Myers’ blockbuster comedies, Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2. Both of these movies hit theatres in the early nineties and their popularity helped Carrere her spot on People’s 50 Most Beautiful Women in 1992. She’s still acting and recently appeared in TV show, Blue Bloods.
9. Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle starred in cult classic Twin Peaks in the early nineties, before going on to star in The Practice from 1997 onward. She won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy for her role in The Practice, but has remained under the radar more recently.
Jordan, more commonly known now by her real name, Katie Price, was a big name in Britain in the 90’s. She made her name as a glamour model, modelling in British Playboy, before moving her career in the direction of reality TV. She’s appeared on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here (where she met first husband, Peter Andre) and won the fifteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother.
What do you think of our list of ten 90’s female sex symbols who look completely different than they do today? Which one of our stars do you think has had the biggest transformation from their days as a 90’s star? Who was your favourite celebrity in the 90’s and is their career still soaring today? Let us know what you think in the comments and don’t forget to share this article with your family and friends!