There is a whole generation of dudes out there who are still in love with Topanga. The iconic character, played by the beautiful Danielle Fishel, graced our television sets from 1993 to 2000 on Boy Meets World. Many of us watched jealously, as the awkward male lead, Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), bumbled aimlessly along, embarrassing himself, learning sappy life lessons, and miraculously winning over the feisty brunette babe.
Times have changed since Boy Meets World, and Topanga is still hotter than ever. She has grown up into a wonderful voluptuous woman, posed for Maxim, and acted in goofy films like Dorm Daze. She even reprised her Topanga role in Girl Meets World, alongside Cory, this time acting as the parents in the Disney sitcom.
Yes, we know Topanga is a real person named Danielle. But for some of us, Topanga will live on forever. She’ll always remind us of growing up and discovering our male desires. Here are the hottest pics of Topanga that will turn Boy Meets World into a Man.
15 Gray Crop Top
Ah yes, the Dorm Daze films. These images were taken to promote the first movie. There are also shots like this of Topanga and her costar, the busty Jennifer Lyons. Topanga played Maria, which was a supporting role. The lead went to Tatyana Ali, who you may know as the young miss Ashley on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Daze films were pretty dumb, as you can probably tell from the title. The second film went straight to video. You gotta love these flicks though, right? Such immature series, like American Pie, really serve as a kind of reference to tween boys. This genre of film is hilarious, yet so inaccurate. Boys get so excited about prom or college, and then they get there and it’s way lamer than they thought.
14 Looking Slick
Sometimes, you need to look at a striking closeup of a celebrity to try and figure out what you really like about him/her. Gazing at this beautiful pic, we notice that Topanga has some striking eyes. We are usually busy staring at her curves, but those eyes are great. The lips are very plump and delicious as well. Topanga has a racially ambiguous name, and her look is so unique too. (The name actually came from a canyon the show creator, Michael Jacobs, drove by once while selling the show.) In real life, Fishel’s father has a mix of European ancestry, while her mom is Maltese. Malta is a tiny island republic off the southern tip of Italy. If you picture Italy as a boot, Malta it like a rock just under Italy’s toe. Ancestry is an interesting topic, and nowadays, anybody can discover their percentages by spitting into a plastic vial. It’s true. It costs around a hundred bucks and you have to spit like, a lot, into a vial and mail it away. They’ll analyze your DNA and mail you a pie chart with some vague geographic information.
13 Hanging Out Bras
We tried really, really hard to find some images that you haven’t seen a billion times in every other Topanga list out there on the Internet. This shot was taken from one such very popular Maxim shoot that Fishel did a few years back. In the shoot, Topanga takes on the role of a sexy homemaker. She’s putting the groceries away or vacuuming the house in her undies. It’s a pretty attractive concept. In this shot, our favorite crush is doing the laundry in the backyard. What is she working on here? Can we pick on the photographer’s mistakes? Hmm, seems like the laundry she’s hanging up is already dry. And that bra looks awfully small. Fishel supposedly wears a 36D, but that bra looks more like a 32B. Those leggings look on the small side too, but they do tend to stretch quite a bit, so we’ll allow it.
12 Low-Cut Sweater
This hot pic is something that all men do at any age, whether they admit it or not. Yes, I’m afraid most men are dirt balls, and it only gets worse as time goes on. This is the quintessential example of looking down a girl’s shirt. This has been happening to men for centuries. There’s that gap between the breasts, with an irresistible shadow that we can’t help assessing. We don’t grab them, drool, or make awful comments like Trump, but we do politely look; it’s in our DNA. Here is Topanga leaning back in an awkward pose. She’s somewhat young and perhaps still naive in this shot, and the slimy photographer is taking a deceptively scenic angle. No doubt Cory would love to ogle this view, but not Ben Savage. Rumor has it that the pair only had one date, and there were no sparks at all. It’s been friends zone ever since, all the way.
11 Backwards Chair
Here is a throwback pic that’s pretty hot. Topanga has her hair up and looks so pretty. She’s sitting backwards on a chair that looks like it came straight out of a ‘90s diner. She’s wearing a tight black leather bustier that looks great. Those laces up the front are ones that every Boy Meets World fan would love to untie. The shoulder strap frames her bust altogether for a graceful yet dominant combination. We’re not sure what this photo was promoting. Maybe it was near the end of the Boy Meets World run, and Topanga was trying to shed her good-girl image. Fishel has said about playing Topanga, “When you first get out of doing a show for a long time, where you played a teenager, casting directors and producers all still look at you as being the character that you played for so long.” That is for sure. And we’re still looking.
10 In Bed
In this screenshot, Topanga finally tied the knot with Cory. They just said their vows and are ready to finally consummate their marriage. In the memorable scene, Topanga hops in bed first. She gets under the covers and removes her white slip. She throws the undergarment at Cory, and it lands on his head. Then, Cory smiles a big cheesy grin and hops under the covers too. He slips off his pants and then throws them across the room. Just when the couple is ready to do the deed after waiting for all those years, the police knocked on the door and came barging in. Several officers picked up the mattress with the couple on board and carried them out of the hotel suite. This, of course, was an elaborate prank orchestrated by Cory’s buddy, Shawn.
9 Mirror Mirror
Holy cleavage, Topanga! This shot involves another photo from another super popular spread that Topanga did for Maxim. This image comes from the often-overlooked contents page. Topanga made the cover of the magazine to promote her Girl Meets World show. Girl Meets World caught up with the old gang, yet it mainly focused on the coming-of-age struggles of Cory and Topanga’s teenage daughter, Riley, played by Rowan Blanchard. In this reboot, which was cancelled last January after three seasons, Cory is the wise history teacher, with his daughter and her friends in his class. Topanga, who was always much smarter than everybody else, has since become a successful lawyer, who is able to afford a huge pad in Manhattan. For the Girl reboot, show creators welcomed any and all Boy Meets World cast members back, and many of them did cameos.
8 Girl Meets Girl
Now this shot is pretty sexy, and it’s definitely not Cory she’s kissing. Topanga can be seen here lashing her tongue out big time on an agreeable blonde woman. Now, we try to do our due diligence here at TheRichest, and we attempted to debunk this photo for at least twenty minutes. And the super hot part is, it seems to be real. There are other photos of Topanga at a bar with other people, wearing that same dark green shirt. There are also other pics of Topanga kissing this woman in varying degrees of passion, from cutesy-cutesy lip touching, to let’s get down and tongue wrestle. We even found a report of a Philadelphia Radio station that commented on the photos when they were originally posted online. Now radio DJ’s are a serious bunch. They don’t mess around with facts, no way. This photo is practically bleeding authenticity now.
7 "I Want To Shed The Good Girl Image" Stage
This legs-spread-wide-open pose can be found a few times in Topanga’s hot images file. In another similar pic, she’s sitting on her butt, with boots on and legs spread right next to a skull that’s painted on a cinder block wall. Now, that was definitely in the “I want to shed the good girl image stage.” The thing is, Topanga never really did shed it; which is one of the reasons this article refers to her mostly as Topanga. If Danielle Fishel wants to make dinner reservations, she can say Fishel, but if she wants the fancy table right next to the window or the awesome aquarium, she says Topanga. Casting agents aren’t as easily impressed as hostesses, though, and Danielle’s career has suffered. If you look her up on IMDb, it’s like damn, she’s barely in anything. The stuff she’s done lately–that wasn’t Topanga–is either hosting work, or voicing, and not even close to the acting gigs she truly wants.
6 Beach Bikini
We had to get a picture of Topanga in a bikini. She is looking super hot, with all the right curves in all the right places. For a while there, Topanga was gaining some weight, and she started doing Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem is a pre-made diet plan where you eat a shake or processed foods for every meal. It’s not exactly a healthy idea, especially for the long term success rates. Web MD says, “Dieters may only experience success while they are ordering the prepackaged foods because once they are on their own, they are faced with the real world of cooking, meal preparation, and issues they are not prepared to handle because they were not addressed on the plan.” Topanga did prove that the plan works, though. After she stated in an interview that she lost twenty-plus pounds, the company hired her on as a spokesperson. And she’s kept the weight off ever since.
5 Young Hope
Oh, yes, we had to get another throwback into the mix. This shot was definitely taken while Boy Meets World was still on, and don’t ogle it too much since we’re not sure exactly how old Topanga is in this shot. She was nineteen when Boy Meets World ended, so she might be legal in this photo. It seems like she was definitely feeling the pressure of moving on. A show about school kids can only go on so long, especially when the kids are truly of school age. Some cast members like Rider Strong wanted to go to college. Other actors were just tired of the role and thought they were going to become super famous in Hollywood. The sad part is that none of the major players in the cast went on to find any big success, which was one reason why they later signed on for Girl Meets World. One of the biggest guest stars was Jennifer Love Hewitt, and even her long career has cooled off lately.
4 Calling Cory
Another fantastic shot from the Maxim spread is seen here. Topanga is spread across a bench. What is with the old-fashioned phone, though? The shoot wasn’t done that long ago. It kind of makes the pic look like an ad for a one-nine-hundred number. Remember those? You would call the number and talk to some sexy-voiced woman about whatever you wanted. Later, they came out with one-eight-hundred numbers where you’d think you were getting something for free, but then the woman would call your house—collect. Now, even collect calls are a thing of the past. Remember those? You’d find a payphone, dial zero, and the recording would ask you to say your name. Seconds later, your mom would answer the phone at home and hear, “You have a collect call from...” pause, “Mom-it’s-me-The-movie’s-over-pick-me-up.” Collection declined.
3 Sheer Shirt
Whoa! There are not many scandalous photos of Topanga. She has donned a couple lingerie outfits and pre-Maxim shoots, which was a part of the vast majority of her career. Still, she was squeaky clean. But then, there’s always the red carpet. And sometimes, certain materials turn into translucent scrims when the flashbulbs go off. Here, we have Topanga in a sheer fabric that reveals the n*pples in a subtle, barely noticeable kind of way. Of course, you get on the internet and some dudes have fudged with the contrast levels and come up with a pretty clear reveal of those naughty bits. Then, there are other nerds who take her entire shirt off and insert various objects into the frame. But that’s just tasteless. Nerds, show some decency for once.
2 Dead-End Date
Here is a red carpet shot of Topanga looking smoking hot in a tight shirt. Can’t you just see the incredible curves through that thing? Wow, this was Topanga in her prime. There seems to be a certain age when a man and women look their best. It’s odd, though, how that age seems to expand with time. Presently, you never think you look that good but looking back, you always think, “Damn, I used to look good!” This occurs again and again. First, you look back fondly on your high school days. Then, your twenties, your thirties, and so on...probably until you die. In this shot, some of the best-looking Topanga years were spent aimlessly on singer Lance Bass, who turned out to be gay. The couple even went to prom, way before Lance found his true calling.
1 Red Bustier
Ah, yes, this one is probably the most seen-before picture on the list, but it’s definitely a good one. Maxim really did a number on Topanga. They gave her a sexy shoot, put her on the cover, but then titled her article–with huge font–Topanga. The poor woman has been cursed by this title, and we’ve perpetuated it again, haven’t we? Well, if there’s anything this list proves, it’s that Danielle Fishel deserves more credit. She’s a beautiful actress with experience and charisma. She may not be the best actress in the room, but she makes up for it with a loyal fanbase of dudes who grew up watching her. Maybe she’ll do another sitcom soon. We’ll totally love it whether she’s Topanga or not.
Sources: MentalFloss, IMDb, Maxim, Wikipedia, WebMD