Remember the babes of the ’90’s that we used to watch in our favorite movies? Those were the girls that made the guys swoon and they crushed hard on them for many years. These were some of the most popular girls in the movies of the ’90s, the classics that we are all still watching to this day. You know the movies we’re talking about. Remember Bring It On, 10 Things I Hate About You, and I Know What You Did Last Summer? These are some of the biggest stars of that generation and we have often wondered what happened to these babes.
It’s almost been twenty years since these movies came out — man do we feel old! What have these actresses been up to all this time? In some of these situations, some of them go off into obscurity, never to be heard from again, while others have made careers that are still going strong. You may be dying to find out what happened to stars such as Neve Campbell, Christina Applegate, and Tara Reid.
What have they been up to? Well, you are about to find out. Discover what the starlets of the ’90s are up to these days. We can’t wait to tell you all about it. Check out what happened to these 15 babes from our favourite ’90s teen movies.
15. Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart is most known for her role as Sabrina on Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, but she was also on the teen movie Drive Me Crazy alongside the handsome Adrian Grenier. She was also in the music video for Britney Spears’ video Drive Me Crazy. In the ’90s and early 2000s, Hart had a pretty great career. She’s all grown up, but she still has that blonde beauty that we loved about her back then. Those big blue eyes and that amazing smile are all still in full force. She had a stint for five years on the TV show Melissa & Joey, but since it ended in 2015, she’s been pretty low key. Aside from the global reach of the movie God’s Not Dead 2, she’s only been in a couple of TV movies. Hart seems to be more focused on her family life these days, and maybe that’s because she’s had such a strong career.
14. Neve Campbell
After the success of Party of Five, we started to see Neve Campbell in some TV movies, most notably The Craft and of course the entire Scream franchise. We loved her in the original Scream where she took down her boyfriend Billy and his friend Stew. Physically, Campbell hasn’t changed much despite the fact that it’s been over 20 years since Scream. She’s still stunning, but just in a more mature way. She’s always had a steady career in Hollywood. We’ve seen her in numerous TV shows such as Medium, Burn Up, The Philanthropist and most recently, House of Cards. Scream 4 was the last big movie that we saw her in and it seems like she is more into TV these days, but that is where she got her roots from.
13. Christina Applegate
Long before Married with Children, there was Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead — an instant classic that has only grown stronger over the years. Christina Applegate played Swell, a teenager who wanted to grow up a little too fast. She sure did after getting an awesome job at a fashion label because the babysitter died while their parents were on vacation. The title of the movie says it all. Christina Applegate has had a pretty great career in Hollywood since then, starring in big movies such as View from the Top, The Sweetest Thing, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and most recently, Bad Moms and A Bad Moms Christmas. She certainly has nothing to complain about in regards to her career and she doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. She’s a favorite from our past and we don’t want her going anywhere.
12. Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone was in a few teen movies such as The Crush, but it was Clueless that put her on the map in Hollywood. She hasn’t changed much; she still has that sweet smile and the long blonde hair. She was also a favorite back then of Aerosmith since she appeared in three of his music videos including “Crazy” and” Amazing.” Since Clueless, Silverstone went on to play in movies such as Excess Baggage, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and of course, Batman & Robin which turned out to be an absolute flop. She’s had a steady stream of work in Hollywood even though it hasn’t all been big-budget stuff. She’s had a strong career and she is still at it. Recently, we’ve seen her in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Jeff & Some Aliens, and she has a new TV series in post-production called American Woman.
11. Drew Barrymore
It’s hard to picture Drew Barrymore as a teenager because she’s been a legend in Hollywood since she was a child. She did make an appearance as a teen in movies such as Scream, Wayne’s World 2, and Never Been Kissed. Since then, of course, she’s grown to be even more amazing in many blockbuster movies and now that she’s all grown up she’s as beautiful as ever. She’s most known for movies such as The Wedding Singer, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, and He’s Just Not That Into You. These days you can find her on the Netflix original’s series Santa Clarita Diet with the insanely handsome Timothy Olyphant. We love Drew Barrymore and she’s had a pretty successful career in Hollywood.
10. Julia Stiles
We remember Julia Stiles from that satirical drama, 10 Things I Hate About You where she really got her big break. She was also in another teen movie called Save the Last Dance. From there, it seemed like she was in one blockbuster hit after another including movies such as Bourne Identity, Mona Lisa Smile (where Julia Roberts handpicked her to be in the role), The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Silver Linings Playbook. Her career did slow down a bit in the mid-2000s. Though she came back full steam in 2010 grabbing a role in Dexter. Since then, she seems more involved in TV series such as Blue, The Mindy Project, and Riviera. She returned last year for yet another Jason Bourne movie titled simply, Jason Bourne. She’s as beautiful as ever and we’ve enjoyed her adult roles just as much as we did watching her act as a rebellious teen.
9. Kirsten Dunst
Even though Bring It On was technically released in 2000, we had to include it because it was just one of those teen movie that became an instant classic. Plus, it had the teen crush Kristen Dunst in it. There’s no denying that Dunst has had an amazing career in Hollywood, she has been in one hit after another. After Bring It On, we saw her in a slew of movies including, Spider-Man, Mona Lisa Smile (also handpicked by Julia Roberts), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Spider-Man 2, Marie Antoinette, Spider-Man 3, and Bachelorette. She’s never really done TV series aside from Fargo because her career has been going strong for years. She got engaged this year to her costar from Fargo, Jesse Plemons, and she recently spoke of finally putting a pause on her career to have children. She’s definitely had a full life and she’s never looked better.
8. Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash was another teen babe from Clueless which was a big hit in 1995. She was gorgeous back then and she is still gorgeous today. There was also the TV spin-off of the movie in which she starred in as well. Once the show ended, she went on to appear in many low-budget films. She appeared in TV shows such as The Strip, Eve, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Game, and Single Ladies. In 2004, she appeared in one of Kanye West’s video’s “All Falls Down” and she posed nude for Playboy in 2006. She hasn’t had the same type of career as the other ladies have had, but she has worked consistently in Hollywood. These days, she is most known as a FOX NEWS contributor. She’s still in movies and just finished filming one, but it too is a low-budget film.
7. Rachael Leigh Cook
We would never have thought it was possible for Rachael Leigh Cook to grow more beautiful than she already was, but we were wrong. These days, the girl is absolutely breathtaking. She got her big break on the teen movie, She’s All That, and also appeared on Dawson’s Creek. Since then, we have seen in her many movies including Josie and the Pussycats, Texas Rangers, and Get Carter. She has had a long career in Hollywood, though she hasn’t been in a lot of major things. These days, she is more into TV series and she has been dabbling in shows such as Perception, Robot Chicken, and Psych. Over the past few years, she has only been seen in TV movies and she has a couple more in post-production. We look forward to seeing more of this beauty in the future.
6. Kristy Swanson
Kristy Swanson got her big break in the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She played Buffy Summers, the badass teen that liked to hunt vampires. This was long before teens started dating them. She not only got her big break in this film, but she also won the hearts of men everywhere. Who doesn’t love a blonde? Funny enough, even though she played a teen in the movie, she was actually 23 at the time, but that seems to happen a lot in Hollywood. She also played in Hot Shots! with Charlie Sheen, back when he was still normal. After that, she played in the Adam Sandler film Big Daddy and also showed off her goodies in Playboy in 2006. These days, she’s been in a lot of TV movies as well as the TV series Psych. All in all, she’s had a really great career in Hollywood.
5. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt has been breaking hearts for many years, she was a stunner in her teens and she’s certainly no different now. Before Party of Five, there was Can’t Hardly Wait, the teen flick where teens were more concerned about graduation night then the rest of their lives. We also can’t forget the other teen flick she was in that made her more famous than the rest — I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. After that, she starred in the TV series Time of Your Life and she spent a good five years on Ghost Whisperer. These days, she’s been on a couple of TV series including The Client List and Criminal Minds. She’s grown up to be a highly successful and beautiful woman. She’s probably still a major crush for most guys.
4. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar was in a few teen movies in the ’90s including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions, and She’s All That. She was such a babe back then and she hasn’t changed much over the years. She also married her I Know What You Did Last Summer co-star Freddie Prince Jr. — the two have been married for a crazy 15 years now, which is a long time by Hollywood standards. She was also Buffy in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After the ’90s, she appeared in the spinoff of Buffy, Angel. She’s had quite the career in Hollywood, starring in a ton of movies such as The Grudge, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, The Grudge 2, and Possession. In the 2000s she sort of dropped away from Hollywood to focus on her family. We see her in parts here and there, but she’s more focused on her family these days, which is probably why her marriage has lasted as long as it has.
3. Tara Reid
Tara Reid was in a few teen flicks in the ’90s including Cruel Intentions, American Pie, and Urban Legend. These were the movies that not only gave her the “hot girl” status, but also made her career. She was the cute-as-a-button blonde back then, but she hasn’t aged as well as most other actresses, not to mention the poor girl endured some botched plastic surgeries that changed her body forever. She’s been in a lot of comedies over the years, which seems to be her forte. We’ve seen her in Van Wilder: Party Liaison, American Pie 2, My Boss’s Daughter, Josie and the Pussy Cats, and American Reunion. She has struggled lately in her career — she had a few public mishaps and these days, she doesn’t get cast in much more than the Sharknado franchise. She does have some TV movies in the works for next year.
2. Ali Larter
Ali Larter has been a smoke show ever since she appeared in Dawson’s Creek as the girl that Pacey crushed on for years. Her teen movie, however, comes in the form of Varsity Blues when she became every man’s crush when she showed off her whipped cream bikini. She also played a role in the teen flick Drive Me Crazy. She hasn’t changed much over the years; she’s as beautiful as ever. Since Varsity Blues, she has been in a lot of popular movies such as House on Haunted Hill, Final Destination, Legally Blonde, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Final Destination 2, Resident Evil: Extinction, and Obsessed. She’s had quite the career in Hollywood and not just in movies. She appeared in the TV series Heroes, Legends, and Pitch. Last year, she finished another movie in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
1. Shannon Elizabeth
Shannon Elizabeth is still the same babe that she was in American Pie. She’s got long legs and has an amazing smile. She hasn’t had huge success in Hollywood. though she did appear in some popular movies such as Scary Movie, Tomcats, American Pie 2, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Thir13en Ghosts, and Cursed. Her career has been pretty slow in the 2000s — she starred in a few TV movies and video games, though she did appear on That 70’s Show for two years. Over the years, she has only had small parts on various TV shows like Melissa & Joey and Cuts, though nothing that was long-term in any way. You wouldn’t recognize anything that she’s been in recently and she hasn’t done anything since 2016. She’s probably one of the least successful actresses on our list aside from Tara Reid.
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