The nineties were a decade that had their fair share of crazy fads. Pogs, frosted tips and Starter jackets were some of our favorites but of course hot chicks will always be cool. With this list, we will be looking at some of the decade’s hottest famous women and letting you, the reader, know what they are up to these days.
As with our other hotties from different decades lists, the major criterion, other than being an attractive woman who was famous in the nineties, is that most people may be unaware of what they are up to today. Jennifer Aniston, for instance, who still gets major film roles, including playing a stripper in We’re The Millers, is too well known to be considered.
15. Carmen Electra
Has there ever been a show more designed to feature beautiful ladies in form fitting outfits than Baywatch? Watching a bevy of beauties running in swimsuits on the beach in slow motion is every bit as appealing today as it was then. In fact, we’re going to give you a bit of a spoiler and let you know that Carmen is not the only actress to star on the show that will make this list. Having appeared nude for Playboy on four separate occasions, she became a nineties sex symbol. Carmen went on to appear in 38 different movies according to Wikipedia, including Scary Movie 4, My Boss’s Daughter and Starsky & Hutch. Still packing one hell of a body today, she lent her name and incredibly sensuous body to a series of Aerobic Striptease videos, which was as great as it sounds.
14. Kristy Swanson
The original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristy’s version of the character was far, far more outwardly ditzy than the later television version. A blonde bombshell that had supporting roles in movies like Hot Shots! Before she achieved some fame, she played major roles in The Chase, Higher Learning, Big Daddy and many others. Posing nude for Playboy in 2002, she gave many of her fans the view they’d always wanted. Appearing in straight to video fare like sequels to the Beethoven, big dog comedy franchise, she is in desperate need of a hit.
13. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Speaking of Buffy Summers, the actress most associated with the role is without a doubt Sarah Michelle Gellar. Starring in the series that was adapted from the earlier film and lasted seven seasons, Sarah was a highly sought after actress based in no small part to her acting skills and good looks. Playing an overtly sexual character in Cruel Intentions, a scream queen in I know What You Did Last Summer and The Grudge and a member of the legit Scooby gang in movies, she has several hit films under her belt. Starring alongside the late great Robin Williams in The Crazy Ones, which was his final television show, Sarah lobbied hard to work with him. Currently set to appear and executive produce a television spin off of the aforementioned Cruel Intentions; Sarah also provides a voice for Star Wars Rebels.
12. Natalie Imbruglia
A former one-hit-wonder in North America, Natalie will forever be most synonymous in most of the world with her hit song, Torn and its music video in which she was a manic pixie dream girl. After acting in an Australian soap opera in the early nineties, she has received a few other acting roles over the years including a little seen 2015 film. Releasing music as recently as her 2015 album, Male, where the artist covered songs that were previously released by male singers, her music still charts in countries like Australia and Germany. Also known for appearances in the Australian version of The X Factor where she served as a judge and coach for a single season, she could easily re-emerge at any time.
11. Teri Hatcher
Cast as the tenacious and attractive Lois Lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, the role made her highly desirable overnight. Also well remembered for her Seinfeld appearance where the natural or possibly surgical origin of her boobs was debated, Teri has made a slew of TV cameos in series like Smallville and Two and a Half Men. Her biggest claim to fame, however, was when she was cast as one of the leads in the long running prime time soap style comedy-drama-mystery series Desperate Housewives. Currently appearing in a recurring role in the second season of Matthew Perry’s Odd Couple series, Teri has proven she possesses true staying power.
10. Yasmine Bleeth
Earning a place on the 1995 People Magazine list of the 50 Most Beautiful People and FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World six years in a row, there can be no debate how appreciated her looks were. Another actress on Baywatch, she also kind of managed to cameo on the show Friends, when Chandler named their baby chicken Yasmine because of his obsession with her slow motion jogging footage. After several years appearing in films like BASEketball and TV series like Nash Bridges, Yasmine appeared in Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding a reunion movie in 2003, which is her last credited role to date.
9. Lori Loughlin
Full House was a sticky sweet family show that was unapologetically cheesy but that didn’t stop the producers from adding a little sex appeal to the show during the series fourth season. Debuting in an episode interestingly enough named Fuller House, her character Becky earned the love of the show’s dreamboat, Jessie, played by John Stamos and several viewers quickly developed crushes on her. Always working in the years since the show ended, she played a lead in the series Summerland and was a series regular in 90210, the spin-off of another nineties classic. Featured in three episodes of Fuller House the 2015 Netflix spin off series, we’re hoping she plays an even bigger role in the show’s inevitable second season.
8. Janet Jackson
A member of the famed Jackson music family, Janet spent years in her older brothers shadow before emerging to surpass all but Michael’s career. Albums like Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet and The Velvet Rope were all certified as being multi-platinum selling records in several countries which made her one of the most famous singers in the world. Never one to shy away from her sexuality, many of her music videos got fans hearts beating, her Super Bowl Halftime show shocked the world and her Rolling Stone album cover was insanely hot. Most recently releasing the album Unbreakable in 2015, her work received nearly universally positive feedback but only reached the 159 slot on Billboard’s year-end chart.
7. Kelly Packard
A blonde with supermodel good looks who carries herself like she doesn’t realize just how gorgeous she is, Kelly oozed charisma and elegance. Starring in a series that patterned itself off the success of Saved by the Bell (more on that series later), California Dreams, Kelly was positioned as the most desirable people on the show. Moving on to appear in two seasons of Baywatch, she filled out the typical red swimsuit perfectly. After a short run as a TV co-host for Ripley’s Believe It or Not, she mostly disappeared other than the TV Movie, Stalked by My Neighbor, in 2015.
6. Stacey Dash
Clueless was a movie and television series that is so utterly anchored in nineties culture that the stars will forever be linked to the era. Perhaps the person who is most identified with the franchise is Stacey Dash, the actress that played the second female lead, Dionne, in both iterations of the story. An exquisite woman with an incredible body, Stacey was featured in a nude photoshoot for Playboy in 2006, which answered the prayers of many. She currently co-hosts the show Outnumbered for the Fox Business Network and memorably made a strange cameo at the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony.
5. The Saved by the Bell Girls
Saved by the Bell, for many people is the prototypical family-friendly live action show featuring a group of attractive teens that were perfectly positioned to be crush fodder. Starring Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, and Lark Voorhies as Kelly Kapowski, Jessica Spano and Lisa Turtle respectively, they were all absolutely adorable.
All three women continued working as actresses in the years following their departure from the series. Lark was best known for her two tenures on The Bold and the Beautiful. Tiffani found success in several other series including Fastlane, White Collar and Beverly Hills 90210. While Elizabeth found her career marred by the critically lambasted box-office bomb Showgirls, in which she played a stripper before she quietly appeared in several respected films. In the last few years there have been two reunions, a photoshoot for People Magazine all three women attended and a Jimmy Fallon skit that featured Tiffani and Elizabeth were in.
4. Vivica A. Fox
When we first Vivica in Booty Call, we were immediately smitten. A dazzling beauty who showed hints of her very large chest, she also fit in perfectly with Tommy Davidson and Jamie Foxx, by bringing her fair share of the laughs. Also appearing in sexy roles in Independence Day and Why Do Fools Fall in Love amongst others, she is without a doubt one of the decade’s finest ladies, which continued in the 2000s in Kill Bill. Acting in nine films in 2015, she is confirmed to have roles in at least four 2016 films, including returning alongside Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day: Resurgence.
3. Alyssa Milano
After watching Alyssa growing up as one of the stars of Who’s the Boss, some people may have been surprised to see just how seductive she would become once she took on more mature roles. Charmed and Melrose Place provided her with ample opportunity to show off her sexy body on TV, but she really played racy roles in the movies Embrace of the Vampire and Poison Ivy II: Lily. Most recently starring in the first season of the show Mistresses, Alyssa is also a judge and host of Project Runway: All Stars.
2. Denise Richards
Wild Things, a sweat and sex-drenched crime drama featured the machinations of a couple of students, their guidance counselor and a police sergeant. Spoilers ahead but once we find out that the two young girls and their guidance counselor are sexually involved and they take part in a threesome; it is Denise that ups the sexy ante onscreen. After that star making role, Denise moved on to be a Bond Girl in The World Is Not Enough as well as comedies that traded on her looks like Drop Dead Gorgeous and Undercover Brother. After starring in her own reality show, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, she has appeared in a handful of films and shows in recent years.
1. Cindy Crawford
One of the most famous supermodels of all time, Cindy, her improbably glorious body and trademark mole made her extremely recognizable and the woman of many, many people’s dreams. Named one of the hottest women of All-Time by Men’s Health magazine, she has appeared in what seems like millions of magazines including the highly heralded SI Swimsuit Issue as well as many runways. After trying her hand at acting and mostly failing, she was nominated for a Razzie award for Worst Actress in the movie Fair Game, Cindy turned her attention to the business world. A hugely successful entrepreneur, she is worth approximately 100 million dollars, after she created the Cindy Crawford Home Collection as well as a furniture and home goods line.