1. Sarah Michelle Gellar Was Once The Biggest Star In Hollywood, But That Hurt Her Acting Future
It is hard to describe just how famous Sarah Michelle Gellar was in the mid-90s. People from all over the world were obsessed with her because of her success in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She was topping the lists of the sexiest women, and people were sure her career would not slow down anytime soon.
Once Buffy the Vampire Slayer wrapped in 2003, Gellar had a few successful film roles in Scooby-Doo and The Grudge. While she has had various guest roles, she hasn't had a featured part since 2009. Maybe people can only associate her with Buffy, or perhaps Hollywood was just a phase for her. Whatever the case, she will forever be a '90s icon.
2. Tori Spelling's Life Has Been Anything But Normal Since Her Days On 90210
For the entirety of the '90s, Tori Spelling played the iconic Donna Martin on Beverly Hills: 90120. She was riding high on stardom throughout the decade, and she became a teen icon. She was born into fame as her father was a Hollywood casting director who got her the 90210 part.
In recent years, Spelling is better known for being herself rather than any role she has played. She had a reality show with her husband Dean, and she recently started to rebuild her relationship with her mother after years of not speaking. The rift between the two had begun after her father passed away, when her mother had cut Spelling from the will.
3. Monica Lewinsky....Do We Need To Say More?
Monica Lewinsky is a name that everyone associates with controversy. She was Bill Clinton's mistress, and it was one of the greatest scandals of the 1990s. Even if she never meant it to happen, Lewinsky was one of the most influential women of the decade.
Lewinsky's affair with the former president made her an international name, and there have been many references made about her in TV, film, and music. While this scandal could have ruined her life, she turned it around, and used her newfound fame to try fashion design, host television shows, and work on campaigns against cyber-bullying.
4. Claire Danes Has Been A Staple In Hollywood Since She Was A Child
You know someone grew up in the '90s if their first association for Claire Danes is her role in Romeo and Juliet. Starring alongside young Leonardo DiCaprio, Danes carved out a place for herself in Hollywood. She had a starring role in My So-Called Life and Little Women, which made her one of the biggest actresses in the mid-90s.
Between 2005 and 2011, it almost seemed like Danes had disappeared from the spotlight. She took some time off to get married and start her family, but since she made a full-time return to acting, she has been unstoppable. Her most successful role of this decade has been as Carrie Mathison on Homeland. Danes is just as famous today as she was in the '90s, and her talent speaks for itself.
5. Tatyana Ali Is No Longer The Sweet And Adorable Ashley Banks
The adorable and sweet little Ashley Banks is all grown up and has moved on from her time in Bel-Air. After the massive success of Fresh Prince, Tatyana Ali used her fame to release an album like her co-star Will Smith, although she never established herself in the music world like him.
Throughout the 2000s, Ali had many small roles as she had become known as the sweet girl next door. She is not just a talented though, she has brains too. Ali got her bachelor's in African American studies from Harvard University and later became an ambassador for eHarmony, where she met her husband.
6. Tiffany Thiessen Has Grown Up A Lot Since Her Time As Kelly
Tiffany Thiessen might be recognized as one of the most popular teens of the '90s. She played Kelly on Saved By the Bell, and then immediately transitioned into Beverly Hills 90210. She was set to be one of the biggest celebrities of all time as her career was continuing to grow.
There is no doubt that Tiffany Thiessen is a legendary teen icon, but in the past two decades, she has had few credited roles. She recently revived her career with a featured role on the show Alex and Katie. The show is currently in its third season, and we are sure there will be more.
7. Lark Voorhies Went From Being A Teen Heart Throb To Staying Out Of The Spotlight
Lark Voorhies may share a last name with a movie serial killer, but that didn't stop her from skyrocketing to fame in the '90s. She is best known for her role as Lisa on Saved by the Bell. Throughout the '90s, she got roles in music videos, and she was Carlton's love interest in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
In recent years, Voorhies has shied away from the spotlight. She has focused more on her writing, but she was offended that she was excluded from the upcoming revival of Saved by the Bell. Today, she keeps her life reasonably private.
8. Danica McKellar Had Her First Kiss On Set And Now She Has A Family Of Her Own
While Danica McKellar's career began in the mid-80s, her fame skyrocketed when she landed a starring role in The Wonder Years. It was fortunate for McKellar that she always looked younger than her age because she was cast in teen roles well into her twenties. Since she started acting at such a young age, her first kiss was on set with Fred Savage.
Now McKellar is all grown up, and she looks much different than she did in the '90s. She is on her second marriage and has one child. Although she has started a family, she has not slowed down in her career. McKellar has done a slew of Hallmark movies and appeared in different TV shows. She is also a huge advocate, promoting the importance of education for young girls.
9. Kate Winslet Could Have Let Leo On The Floating Piece Of Wood
"Near, Far, Wherever you are, I believe that the heart will go on." No one can compare to the starlet of the '90s, Kate Winslet. She stole the hearts of not only the audience, but also Leonardo DiCaprio, with her incredible performance in Titanic. These two rose to superstardom after this movie premiered.
Winslet has done so many movies and television shows that the list would take up its own page. However, she is still as relevant today as she ever was. It is also a wonder how she has barely aged in the past thirty years. While she credits Titanic for her successful career, Winslet has said that she prefers more art-house style productions.
10. Danielle Fishel Made Everyone Believe In High School Romances
When Danielle Fishel was just 12 years old, she stole the hearts of viewers as Topanga in Boy Meets World. While she had appeared in shows like Full House and Harry and the Hendersons before the show premiered, Topanga was the role that launched her career and made her a teen role model.
Since her days as Topanga, Danielle Fishel has had a successful hosting career, and she transitioned into directing. In 2016, she resumed her role as Topanga for the spin-off show Girl Meets World, and she has directed many other Disney re-boots. In 2019, she welcomed her first child into the world.
11. Pamela Anderson Made The Red One-Piece Part Of '90s Pop Culture
We can't talk about female '90s icons without mentioning Pamela Anderson. Where would we be without her signature slo-mo Baywatch run and the red one-piece? It was in this role that she gained her spot as a Hollywood legend alongside David Hasselhoff. Throughout the decade, she became a paparazzi favorite and someone who was always in the magazines.
Although she is older than her Baywatch days, Anderson is still as gorgeous as ever. You can also thank her for making celebrity sex tapes popular after her honeymoon video was leaked. Today she isn't seen much, but when she does make an appearance, you know she is going to look amazing.
12. Mandy Moore Went From Topping The Charts To Killing It In The Box Offices
There is no denying that Mandy Moore was a pop princess in the late '90s. She hit her stride right as the 2000s rolled around, and her first album "So Real" went platinum before she turned sixteen. By eighteen, she had already released three albums and played the iconic mean girl in The Princess Diaries. Who can forget her rendition of "Stupid Cupid?"
Fortunately for Moore and her loyal fans, she is still a big name in Hollywood. She regained a younger fan base when she voiced Rapunzel in the hit Disney movie Tangled. Moore has also been in many other incredible films, including The Darkest Minds, 47 Meters Down, and Midway. We are sure she is not slowing down anytime soon.
13. Tia And Tamera Mowry Used Their Twin Power To Launch Their Careers
"Sister, Sister, never knew how much I missed ya!" We hope the Sister, Sister theme song is stuck in your head for the day because that is all we can think about when we see Tia and Tamera Mowry. These twins used their identical looks to launch their career and star in the hit sitcom.
After Sister, Sister wrapped in 1999, the twins went in separate directions with their careers. Tia and Tamera came together again in 2005 to film the Disney movie Twitches and Twitches Too. Today the twins have separate ventures, but everyone will remember them as the lovable duo who taught us so many life lessons.
14. Jessica Biel Was Only Beginning Her Career In The '90s
Although Jessica Biel is a star today, she got her start in the '90s. Her career began on stage as a trained vocalist. Biel later appeared in performances of Beauty and the Beast and The Sound of Music. Her talent was evident from the start, and she was quickly signed with a talent agency.
Between The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Total Recall, and The A-Team, Biel has been killing it since the early 2000s. Biel decided that she wanted to take on more complex roles in her career, so she started producing films in order to create those roles. Not only is she famous for her own talents, but Biel is also married to the '90s pop star, Justin Timberlake.
15. Kirsten Dunst Was And Will Always Be An Icon, Legend, And Star
Kirsten Dunst is, without a doubt, one of the most recognizable figures in Hollywood. She has been on the scene since the early '90s when she co-starred with Tom Hanks in The Bonfire Vanities. Her breakthrough role came in 1994 in Interview with a Vampire, which starred Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. At this point, her career was about to go to the next level.
In 2000, Dunst starred in the cult classic Bring It On, and she became a household name. Between the Spiderman movies, Get Over It, and Mona Lisa Smile, Dunst has had a steady career for over 25 years. While she no longer looks like her teenage self, she has grown into a talented and fabulous woman.
16. Julia Stiles Was A Fan Favorite For An Entire Decade
During the '90s, it seemed like there wasn't a movie that didn't feature Julia Stiles. From 10 Things I Hate About You to Down to You. She was the grungy teenage icon that fit into almost every category, so she was a well-rounded choice for any role.
Since the '90s, Stiles has continued to stay active in Hollywood. Between her role in Bourne and Riviera, she is still as relevant as ever. Stiles is married and has one child. She is also a philanthropist and does lots of work with Habitat for Humanity.
17. Karyn Parsons Doesn't Need Phillip Banks To Pay For Her Clothes Any More
Karyn Parsons played the fashionable and iconic Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. While she was portrayed as "daddy's little girl" who didn't need to work for anything, she was actually making a career for herself. Everyone loved to hate her, but that is what made the character so perfect.
Parsons had small roles on Melrose Place and Lush Life, however she stopped appearing on camera shortly after the turn of the century and instead she moved into production roles. She formed her own production company and then took some time off when she got married and had children.
18. Kate Moss Hasn't Aged A Day Since Her Supermodel Days
Few people haven't seen Kate Moss strutting on the runway or posing on the glossy pages of popular magazines. She was one of the original supermodels of the '90s along with Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. Moss was featured in campaigns for Levis and Calvin Klein, which boosted her career to the next level.
Now she is well into her 40s, and she still maintains her model figure. She is an icon in the modeling world, and after all these years, she still is the face of many popular campaigns such as Ermanno Scervino's Spring 2020 line. She is a star, and people will always talk about her.
19. Alyssa Milano Was Once On The Walls Of Every Teenage Boys Room
Unlike other celebrities on this list, Alyssa Milano is someone who has been a constant in Hollywood since the start of her career. Some people may not believe it, but Milano has been in the business for over thirty years. In the '90s, she was in Glory Daze, Conflict of Interest, and Who's the Boss.
Today, Milano is just as active in Hollywood as ever. She has been in everything from My Name is Earl to Insatiable. She is always booking new and exciting projects and she even wrote a comic book. In 2017, Milano also played a significant role in the #MeToo movement and advocates for women who have been victims of or affected by sexual assault.
20. Ashley Judd Is An Icon Who Will Not Remain Silent
Ashley Judd grew up around fame since her sister and half-sister were both famous country singers. Judd got her start in the '90s on Star Trek: Next Generation, and this catapulted her to new levels. She then went on to star in Sisters from 1991 to 1994. By this time, Judd was getting more featured roles not only in television but also in film.
Throughout the '90s, Judd starred in hit movies like Heat, A Time To Kill, and Double Jeopardy. She has won and been nominated for countless awards, and her success has yet to die down. In recent years, Judd was a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, along with being one of the first women to call out her former abuser, Harvey Weinstein, publicly.
21. Amy Jo Johnson Was Everyones Teenage Dream
Go go Power Rangers! Amy Jo Johnson played the pink Power Ranger in the original hit TV series, and she was everyone's first celebrity crush. She was a skilled gymnast which helped her with all the stunts required for the show. Although there have been revivals of Power Rangers, nothing compares to the original line-up.
While Johnson is best known for her acting career, her true passion is music. She has released three studio albums with her band, and she often performed around the LA area. Besides her music career, Johnson also produced a feature film called The Space Between Us in 2017.
22. Jenny McCarthy Went From Being A Model To An Actress, To A Controversial Figure
In the '90s, Jenny McCarthy was the playmate of the decade and named "World's Sexiest Woman." Her growing fame as a model allowed her to transition into acting without any experience. McCarthy's first feature role was in BASEketball. Then, she took part in the successful Scream franchise for the third installment.
In 2002, McCarthy's son was diagnosed with Autism, and she started using her platform to support autism-related causes. For some time, this activism was misinterpreted, and McCarthy was accused of being an anti-vaxxer. This almost cost her a spot on The View. Today you can see her annually hosting New Years' Eve in Times Square.
23. Liv Tyler Is More Than Just The Daughter Of A Rock Star
Liv Tyler was born into fame because her father is Steven Tyler, the frontman of Aerosmith. However, her strikingly beautiful looks helped her become a model, and then she effortlessly transitioned into acting during the '90s. Her big break was when she starred in Armageddon alongside her father. After this movie, her career took off.
In the early 2000s, Tyler had a main role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and she gained international fame. She has continued to model and act, and most recently, she did a reunion video with her Lord of the Rings co-stars. Besides acting and modeling, Tyler is an active supporter of UNICEF and other charitable organizations.
24. Winona Ryder Started Her Career With A Sci-Fi Movie, And She Is Still Rocking This Genre
If you don't know Winona Ryder, you must have been living under a rock for the past three decades. She rose to fame in the late '80s when she starred in Beatlejuice. The success of this movie opened up doors for her to star in the most iconic movies like Edward Scissorhands, The Age of Innocence, and Little Women.
Ryder is undeniably talented and versatile, and she is known for her intense method acting. She has remained a constant in Hollywood, and it seems that she is most comfortable in the Sci-Fi genre. Currently, she is working on season four of the hit show Stranger Things. This show helped her gain fans from the younger generations.
25. Lisa Bonet Lived A Double Life In The '90s
Many people will remember Lisa Bonet as the oldest daughter from The Cosby Show, who was a role model to many. Behind the scenes, Bonet's life was not so picture-perfect. By the time she had turned 20, she had married Lenny Kravitz, had a child, and then got divorced. Her poor image caused her to lose many jobs in the late '90s.
Bonet's life has been filled with many ups and downs, and her career fizzled out by the mid-2010s. Her last credited role was in 2016, but she continues to stay in the spotlight. She is now married to Jason Momoa, and at 52-years-old, she looks exactly the same as she did in the '90s.
26. Jennifer Love Hewitt Was 'The Girl Next Door' Of The Decade
In the '90s, Jennifer Love Hewitt was the go-to girl for films like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can't Hardly Wait. She was a shining star and people thought that she was going to continue on this streak throughout the rest of her career, but some actresses aren't meant to stay on the big screen.
Hewitt's last movie role was in 2013, and since then, she has stuck to acting on Television. The show Ghost Whisperer was a huge success, and it ran for five years. She left the role when she got pregnant, but not to worry because Hewitt is back on TV. She is starring in a show called 9-1-1 that premiered in 2018.
27. Tracey Gold No Longer Has Growing Pains Because She Is All Grown Up
It is hard to picture Tracy Gold in a different role besides Carol Seaver in Growing Pains. This role is so iconic, but Gold has had an extensive acting career since the early '80s. Her role as Carol Seaver forever changed Gold's life after she met her husband on set, and she was one of the first teen stars to talk about eating disorders openly.
Gold is almost unrecognizable today, but she is just as gorgeous now as she was in the '90s. She continues to speak out and advocate for causes related to eating disorders, and she occasionally takes small acting roles. Her last credited role was in 2017, and she is taking time to focus on her family.
28. Janet Jackson Emerged From Her Brother's Shadow And Then Flashed The World
While some people might disagree, in our opinion, Janet Jackson was a true '90s icon. She rose out of the shadow of her brother and made a name for herself in the music industry. When she released her album "Red Velvet" in 1997, people thought Madonna was her only competition.
Jackson has continued to release music throughout the past two decades, and many of her songs have topped the charts. She also had a memorable moment at the Super Bowl while she was performing with Justin Timberlake. With just one nip slip, she was back to being the talk of Hollywood.
29. Courtney Love Had A Triumphant And Heart-Breaking Decade
The '90s were the best of times and the worst of times for Courtney Love. She finally made her way into mainstream music, and everyone was jamming out to "Celebrity Skin." After working hard to make it to the top, Love experienced the most heartbreaking tragedy; her beloved husband, Kurt Cobain, died.
After the loss of the legendary frontman of Nirvana, Courtney Love spiraled. There were plenty of stories about her drug abuse, and her child was taken away from her for a while. With all the headlines circulating, she continued to stay in the public eye, but it wasn't for the right reasons. Her latest music release was in 2010, but she will remain the Queen of Grudge for those who lived through the '90s.
30. Linda Fiorentino Was The Alien Woman In Men In Black, And This Is What She Is Up To Now
In Men in Black, there was this beautiful woman who turned out to be a horrifying alien woman. Well, that actress was Linda Fiorentino. Most people don't recognize her by name, but she had a good run in the '90s with roles in Unforgettable, Dogma, and The Last Seduction.
Since the '90s, her career has fizzled with only a handful of credited roles in the past two decades. She rarely makes public appearances, but when she does, you can see how much she has changed since the peak of her career.
31. Rachel Leigh Cook Went From Josie And The Pussycats To A Voice Actress In Video Games
When Rachel Leigh Cook starred in She's All That, she became the model for all '90s film stars. With her career on the rise, Cook then got cast in the now cult classic Josie and the Pussycats. Some people may also remember her from the graphic ads about "This is your brain on drugs."
While she has barely aged since her teen years, most of her acting work is straight to DVD or Hallmark movies. She took some time to herself when she got married and started a family, but Cook is now back to work. She found success in voice-over acting for Star Wars video games.
32. Tia Carrere Was Discovered In A Grocery Store And Has Since Taken On The World Stage
Tia Carrere was living a normal life working at a grocery store in Hawaii when a producer discovered her. Her acting debut was in the late '80s, but she is known for her role as Cassandra in Wayne's World. It didn't take long for people to start talking about Carrere simply because of her undeniable gorgeous looks.
In the mid-2000s, Carrere lent her voice for Nani in the hit Disney movie, Lilo and Stitch. Despite her love for acting, she also has a passion for music. Carrere released five studio albums and even won a Grammy. Most recently, she had a role in Rupaul's Netflix show Aja, the Queen.
33. Gaby Hoffman Made The Smooth Transition From Child Actress To Adult Star
While many child actors struggle growing up in the spotlight and transitioning to adult roles, Gaby Hoffman made it look easy. She began acting at age four to help pay the bills, and by the time she was seven, she landed her first big role. Hoffman co-starred with Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams.
Hoffman's career began to take off, and throughout the '90s, she had roles in Sleepless in Seattle, Everybody Says I Love You, and Freaky Friday. Being the daughter of two famous parents, she has always had a legacy to live up to. While she is only in her thirties, she still has plenty of time to grow her career or take a step back from the spotlight.
34. Chloe Sevigny Has Never Been Afraid To Push The Limits Since The Beginning Of Her Career
In 1995, Chloe Sevigny skyrocketed to fame when she starred in the movie Kids. The controversial movie discussed racial politics, drugs, and sex among young people. Since then, Chloe stopped caring what people thought about her edgy choices and roles.
While Chloe is still very active in Hollywood, she has also experimented with fashion design, which was a passion she had as a teen. There are few things she hasn't done in her career, from directing movies to acting in her first unsimulated on-screen sex scene; Chloe is a force to be reckoned with.
35. Yasmine Bleeth's Role In Baywatch Took A Toll On Her Mental Health
In the '90s, Yasmine Bleeth was right behind Pamela Anderson as the decade's sex symbol. She had a starring role on the iconic show Baywatch, and everyone wanted to be just like her in the red swimsuit. After the show, Bleeth had a role in the feature film BASEketball, but that is pretty much where her career ended.
In the early 2000s, Bleeth began to struggle with drug addiction, and it took a toll on her mental and physical health. Things started to get out of control, and she was arrested for a DUI. Following the conviction, Bleeth went to rehab, and it was there that she met her husband. Today she focuses on staying sober and enjoying life with her family.
36. Nia Long Became An Inspiration For Young Girls, And She Is Doing Something Special With Her Platform
There are a number of roles that you can recognize Nia Long from, including Fresh Prince, Boyz In The Hood, or Made in America. She hit her stride during the '90s and was booked in one movie after another. She is an incredibly talented actress who has always had the determination and strong work ethic that is required to succeed in this business.
Since the '90s, Long has continued to act in a steady stream of movies and TV shows. From Big Momma's House and Are We There Yet to The Single Moms Club and Fatal Affair, she has always found ways to make the audience fall in love with her. While she loves acting, Long also enjoys giving back and inspiring young women. She is a motivational speaker and an activist for PETA.
37. Debbe Dunning Made DIY Cool With 'Tool Time'
Most people today don't know Debbe Dunning, but those who were fans of the '90s sitcom Home Improvement will remember her as Heidi. She played the "tool time" girl that made men think about DIY projects in a new light. The show kept her on TV screens throughout the '90s. However, when the show ended in 1999, Dunning's career also came to a close.
Dunning's career began as a model, and she did numerous Miller Lite advertisements. While her role on Home Improvement wasn't significant, she continued to model and make guest appearances on other shows throughout the decade. Dunning has not had a credited role since 2006, so one can only assume that she has been focusing on her three children.
38. Stacey Dash Made Matching Sets Cool Again
Stacey Dash's role as Dionne in Clueless does not get as much love as it deserves. Who else could rock a matching plaid suit and funky hat quite like Dash's character? Not only was she in this cult-classic, but Dash was also a Fresh Prince alum. Her big break was when she starred in Mo Money with Damon Waynes, which helped her land the other iconic roles.
When Clueless moved from theaters to TV, Dash decided to follow and start taking small-screen roles. In the 2000s, Dash played Kanye West's girlfriend in the video "All Falls Down." In 2012, she reinvented herself and got more involved in politics. Dash received backlash for publicly endorsing a Republican candidate, and she had an unsuccessful run for congress in California.
39. Lucy Lawless Inspired Young Women In The '90s And She Is Still Fearless Today
The only rival to Buffy the Vampire Slayer was Xena: Warrior Princess. Lucy Lawless played Xena, and she was the most epic powerful Amazonian woman of the decade. She also appeared in Hercules around the same time. This role made her a lesbian icon, and it helped her use her large platform for an important cause.
After becoming an icon in the LGBTQ community, Lawless started appearing at annual Pride events, and she spoke out in favor of gay marriage. Since the '90s, she has appeared in shows like Parks and Recreation, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lawless's talents go beyond acting as she is also an accomplished singer
40. Erika Eleniak Made Temperatures Rise While Saving Lives
After working the pages of Playboy, Erika Eleniak made her way into acting and landed a role on Baywatch alongside Pamela Anderson. It isn't shocking that the casting directors hired Eleniak for this sexy role, considering how gorgeous she was. She held this role until 1992 when she decided to pursue other parts.
Many movie fans will recognize Eleniak as the playmate who jumped out of the cake in Steven Seagal's Under Siege. She had a few more roles, but Hollywood started to take a toll on her. She began struggling with an eating disorder, and she felt the pressure to look a certain way because of the roles she got. Since 2010, she has stayed out of the spotlight and focused on recovery.
41. Eva LaRue Has Been In The Industry For Over 33 Years
Paging Dr. Maria Santos to the building! Eva LaRue played this character in All My Children from 1993 to 1997. She gained many fans while working on the soap opera, and people loved her so much that she returned to the show by popular demand. She jumped back into the role for three more years in 2002.
LaRue never had significant roles in film, and she has mainly stuck to TV work. In 2005, she joined the cast of CSI: Miami and stayed for several years. In 2019, she made an appearance on The Young and the Restless, and LaRue won an Emmy for this performance. After spending 33 years in the industry, she has decided to slow things down for awhile.
42. Amanda Bearse Was One Of The Early LGBTQ Icons
Although Amanda Bearse was already an adult by the time the '90s rolled around, she was already pretty famous. In 1985, she starred in Fright Night, but she got her big break starring as Marcy in Married with Children. The show ran for a full decade, and she remained popular.
Since Married with Children wrapped in 1997, Bearse hasn't had many roles. However, she is an LGBTQ icon because she came out in 1993 at a time when there weren't many gay rights. Bearse inspired many other women in her position and encouraged others to live their lives openly.
43. Juliet Tablak Wasn't On Screen Long, But She Made An Impact
While Julia Tablak only had a small part on Married with Children, she did make a huge impact as the stereotypical "girl next door." Her career wasn't long, and she had a few parts on Power Rangers and Silk Stalking, but things fizzled out quickly.
While her career may have been short-lived, Juliet Tablak has had a happy life outside of the spotlight. After leaving Hollywood, she went back to school and earned her degree to become a chiropractor. In 2015 she got married, and she lives a simple life.
44. Danielle Colby's Star Status Took A Toll On Her Private Life
Danielle Colby may have only had one role on television, but she used it to launch a unique career. Colby marches to the beat of a different drum and she is full of quirks and personality. She made an appearance on a show called American Pickers but hasn't been on camera since.
Colby's true passion is the burlesque show that she created in Iowa. Colby performed under the name "Daniel Diesel," and the success of these shows allowed her to open up a burlesque dance academy in Chicago. Unfortunately, her increasing fame took a toll on her marriage, and her husband divorced her because he couldn't cope with the spotlight.
45. Daryl Hannah Was The Sex Symbol Of The '90s
Daryl Hannah is a living legend in Hollywood because her career has stood the test of time. Before the '90s she was already a big celebrity with roles in Blade Runner and Steel Magnolias. Following those two blockbuster hits, she got roles in Memoirs of an Invisible Man and The Little Rascals.
Hannah is still working hard and has some new projects as well. In recent years she has been focusing her efforts on environmental activism. In 2014, Hannah led the march against the Obama administration to stop the proposed Keystone Pipeline.
46. Phoebe Cates May Surprise You With Her Mid-90s Decision
"No matter how much he cries or how much he begs, never feed it after midnight." Pheobe Cats starred in the hit movie Gremlins in the '80s, and that opened doors for her to become an icon of the '90s. She enchanted viewers in 1991 with her performance in Drop Dead Fred opposite Rik Mayall, which set the stage for the rest of the decade.
Although Cates was set up to have a widely successful career, she decided to retire from acting in 1994. The decision came after she married Kevin Kline and decided to start a family. Her last credited role was in 2001 for a film called Anniversary Party. Cates also opened up a boutique on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 2005.
47. Marisa Tomei Went From Punk Rock To Feminist Icon
Marisa Tomei got her first big break in My Cousin Vinny. Later that year, she appeared in Chaplin, and her career took off. She is an incredibly hard-working actress who has had an amazing career since the early '90s. Not to mention she looks almost the same 30 years later.
Tomei has managed to keep her private life out of the tabloids because she was adamant about separating work and home life. In interviews, she will rarely answer questions about relationships or personal topics because it frustrates her. Tomei lets her work speak for itself, and based on all the awards she has won, that is a smart choice.
48. Jenna Von Oy Is Far From Her Days As Six LeMuere
Jenna Von Oy was Blossom's best friend on the '90s sitcom Blossom. She played Six LeMuere who was known for her fashionable hats and trendy clothes. Unlike many of her Blossom co-stars, Von Oy never wanted to continue with her career at the turn of the century.
Von Oy has only had one credited role since 2001, but that doesn't mean she is sitting around doing nothing. While she looks very different from her days on the show, she is still working hard. Around 2016, she published a book called Situation Momedy, which was about life as a first-time mom.