Oh, the ’90s. It was a time for crop tops, an overuse of denim, weird hairstyles, a lot of hair gel, and weirdly shaped swimsuits. There were some seriously sexy celebrities in the ’90s that were somehow able to take the weird styles of the time and make them absolutely stunning. Of course, a lot of those celebrities were in the prime of their career: Britney Spears, for example, has never been as hot as she was in the ’90s; Christina Aguilera, either, or arguably Tom Cruise. Ever since then, it’s been a downhill battle.
Some celebrities fared with better luck. Consider all the celebrities that blew up in the early 2000’s: Tiger Woods, Brad Pitt, and Oprah, for example. They certainly weren’t rocking weird 90’s styles, but they figured out how to rock the evolving styles of the 2000’s to stay in the public eye. They’ve all started to fade from popularity nowadays, so who’s taking their place in the public eye?
These 90’s stars finally figured it out. They realized they weren’t hotter when they bleached their hair blonde; they figured out that you don’t really have to wear socks up to your thighs to draw attention to them; they decided to hang up their denim suits in favor of something (anything) better. They are looking better than ever. Check them out: here’s 15 90’s stars that are even hotter today!
15. Christina Ricci – Doesn’t Look Like The Same Person
Christina was a favorite child actor of ours when she was in Casper, making friends in a haunted house, or when she was April in The Addams Family, refusing to make friends in a creepy house. Christina has done a lot of growing up, and she’s become quite a babe in the meantime.
Christina’s been busy since she became legal! Most recently, she played the scandalous manipulator Lizzie Borden in The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. She’ll be releasing a movie later this year called Mothers and Daughters, as well. She’s been very busy and intends to keep busy; look out for all of her scandalous modeling work!
14. Candace Cameron – Remember DJ?
Remember Candace? She played the responsible and loving older sister DJ on one of our favorite childhood shows, Full House. She was a pudgy little girl, though it was completely endearing and adorable back then. The show ended before she’d gotten very old, around the time she would’ve been graduating high school.
Since then, she’s gotten a lot thinner and a lot hotter. She’s studied dance (and even had an appearance on Dancing With the Stars) and kept her figure high and tight, despite having three kids. She’s now working with Netflix on the long awaited spin-off of Full House, Fuller House!
13. Jodie Sweetin – Full House’s Stephanie
Speaking of Full House, remember the slightly more precocious younger sister? No, not Mary Kate or Ashley Olson, but Jodie Sweetin. She played the middle sister, Stephanie. What’s she doing these days?
Though Jodie and Candace only played sisters, they led very similar lives. Jodie studied dance as well, and even had a stint on Dancing With the Stars (just like Candace)! She’s also returned for the spin-off of Fuller House, where she plays a rebellious and independent young woman still trying to find herself. Though she had a rough time between Full House and Fuller House, she claims that the spin-off show has helped her get her life back together.
12. Tia (or Tamera) Mowry – Sister Sister
Candace and Jodie weren’t the only TV sisters that got better with age. Tia and Tamera played twin sisters in the show Sister Sister. The two have done plenty of movies and shows together since, rarely leaving each others’ sides. They’ve always used each other as their greatest assets on screen.
Even today, the two are still side by side. They just finished a reality show documenting the two spending all of their time together while raising their children. No matter what they’re doing, they’re still some of the hottest twins on TV these days.
11. Amanda Bynes – Hot Despite Personal Issues
Amanda Bynes was one of our favorite childhood sweethearts. From All That to The Amanda Show, from Big Fat Liar to What a Girl Wants, we all loved Amanda’s movies. She was our beloved Amanda! These days, she’s quite the bombshell.
You’ve almost assuredly heard of Amanda’s troubles; like many child stars, Amanda had a lot of problems with drugs and alcohol, and got herself in a good bit of trouble. But she’s definitely recovering and doing what she can to get her career back on the right track. She hasn’t acted or modeled in six years, but she’s hoping to change that soon!
10. James Van Der Beek – No Longer A Douche
James got his start on Dawson’s Creek as Dawson Leery, a fluffy haired dream boat for any young lady looking to plaster their walls with posters of cute guys. These days, he is dreamier than ever.
James is a series regular on CSI: Cyber and he looks like he’s content to stick with that for now. However, if he wanted, he could do some great work in chick flicks playing the one that got away. He has only gotten better with age! You wouldn’t have guessed how hot he is from the role he played in How I Met Your Mother (Robin’s ex-boyfriend, Simon), but he has stayed super hot as he’s gotten older!
9. Michelle Trachtenberg – Remember Buffy’s Little Sister?
Remember Michelle? She played Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s little sister, Dawn Summers. She’s starred as a regular in several series since then but, more importantly, she’s gotten older and hotter. She’s got a classic beauty, though she can look pretty scandalous when she wants to.
She’s still acting and making plenty of movies. You’ll see her later this year in a movie called Sister Cities, in fact. She’s done plenty of modeling, voice acting, comedic work, dramatic roles, and more. It’s easy to find her work wherever you look and whatever interests you, from Robot Chicken to Weeds.
8. Joseph Gordon-Levitt – He’s Far From The “Sun”
Joseph has stayed so busy, it’s easy to forget that he got his start as a young actor in the ’90s! Remember his roles in Roseanne, 10 Things I Hate About You, or Dark Shadows? He was plenty busy as a young actor, but he’s stayed busy as he’s gotten older, smarter, and sexier.
Joseph likes to do a mix of everything when he acts. You can see him in hilarious comedies like The Night Before, or intense dramas, like his upcoming role in Snowden. He likes to do a lot of original work, and has his own TV show where he gets independent artists attention (check out HitRecord). His adorable smile is enough to charm any lady!
7. Christina Applegate – Got Her Start On Married With Children
Christina got her start on the sitcom Married With Children as the ditsy and slightly promiscuous teenage daughter. She was one of the only tolerable characters on the show (the others were unbearably annoying caricatures) and she was the embodiment of ridiculous ’90s era fashion. Since then, she’s gone on to better and sexier days.
You can see Christina in a number of modern day comedies, including Anchorman, Vacation, and Hall Pass. She’s stayed very busy as of late, despite her breast cancer diagnosis and taking care of her family. Not only is this woman fine as hell, but she is a force to be reckoned with. Keep your eyes open for her latest projects, Bad Moms and Crash Pad.
6. Gwen Stefani – Grown Out Of Punk Style
Gwen Stefani, lead singer of the 90’s punk-reggae/ska band No Doubt, always had a flair for trying out new and unusual styles. She always had weird hairstyles and tried odd colors of lipstick and wacky clothes. It definitely gave her a unique image, back in the day. However, now that she’s a bit older and wiser, she’s opting for more classy and natural looks and it suits her well.
Gwen is still making music, albeit slowly and on her own schedule. She stays busy, with her family and her love of travel (she loves Japanese culture and visits the country regularly).
5. Stacey Dash – A B-Lister Who Got Hotter
Stacey made her mark in 90’s films, usually appealing to teenage and young adult audiences. Perhaps her best known/most memorable role was Dion alongside Alicia Silverstone in the movie Clueless. She rocked some of the latest and greatest 90’s fashion (which, looking back, wasn’t so great). Nowadays, she’s looking better than ever.
Stacey is still acting, but she hasn’t reached the same level of success that she achieved in the ’90s with Clueless. She was recently in the 2015 TV movie Cloudy With a Chance of Love, and her next project will be released later this year: 7th Secret. She’s staying busy, which probably helps her maintain her phenomenal figure.
4. Katie Holmes – Bye Bye, Joey
Katie got her start on Dawson’s Creek as the playful yet gorgeous tomboy, Joey. She’s been in the spotlight ever since, between her growing popularity and her celebrity marriage (and divorce) with Tom Cruise. Despite all the attention and stress she’s undergone, she’s been able to keep a fine physique.
These days, she’s a regular on the show Ray Donovan and is still getting acting work constantly. Her latest projects releasing later this year include a movie called All We Had and a miniseries called The Kennedys After Camelot (she’ll be playing Jackie Kennedy herself). She’s rumored to be having a baby with Jamie Foxx, but the two deny that they have a romantic relationship.
3. Justin Timberlake – Remember The Curly Hair?
Justin Timberlake won all of our hearts in the ’90s when he joined the pop sensation boy band group, NSYNC. The group eventually evolved into being more of his backup singers until he finally went solo. Justin had an interesting look back then: he kept his hair short and dyed it blindingly blonde, as per the 90’s style.
These days, Justin’s looking a lot better. He’s gotten in shape and keeps trim and tussled hair. He’s also gone beyond his music career; he’s starred in several movies, including Friends With Benefits and Bad Teacher, owns a few restaurants, has his own fashion line, and is a caring philanthropist. He’s also got one of the hottest wives in Hollywood: Jessica Biel! Life has gotten pretty nice for Justin since the ’90s!
2. Tiffani Thiessen – Saved By Her Beauty
Tiffani was one of our favorite students in Saved By The Bell: she played Kelly Kapowski, the sweet and preppy friend. She also starred in Beverly Hills, 90210 as Valerie Malone. She was extremely busy in the ’90s! Since then, she’s gotten less acting work but way hotter.
She doesn’t get many roles anymore, either for lack of trying or because of typecasting. The last show she was a regular on was White Collar, where she played Elizabeth Burke for five years. She’s still incredibly attractive and isn’t afraid to be a little scandalous on camera. Check out her work whenever she returns to the screen!
1. Jennifer Aniston – Like Fine Wine
Ah, yes: Jennifer Aniston. We all knew she’d make the list.
Jennifer Aniston’s career took off when she got the role of Rachel on Friends. She was relatively unknown before the sitcom began and the show launched her career. She was known on the show for rarely wearing bras and for trying out weird and different hairstyles (usually something to do with how she parted the hair on her scalp). She was hot then, but that’s no comparison to how hot she is now.
Jennifer is busier than ever. She was just in the critically acclaimed Cake and starred in the Horrible Bosses sequel. Soon to be released are her projects Mean Moms and The Yellow Birds. She’s also constantly in the news, just for being a total babe and an awesome actress. It’s not hard to find an opportunity to check this chick out.