There is no doubt in our minds that we are currently in the midst of a television renaissance that deserves to be called a golden age, as it often is. However, our appreciation for many of the dramatic shows that come today makes us love the nineties television scene even more. We say that because today’s television scene owes a huge debt of gratitude to nineties shows like The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Oz, and several others that revealed what the medium was capable of. Of course, it doesn’t hurt at all that many of these series also featured the acting skills of many beautiful women. Realizing that is what inspired us to put together this list of the twenty steamiest photos of nineties drama TV stars.
When it comes to the photos we’ve chosen, the only prerequisite was that one of the female stars of a nineties drama show can be seen and looks great. That means that the inclusion of people not involved with a dramatic series will have zero effect on the placement of a photograph on this list. For the purposes of this list, we are counting anyone who starred in a show that aired at all during the nineties as qualifying for consideration. We did limit ourselves to the stars of the shows, so photos of guest stars, no matter how many appearances they’ve made, were never going to find their way here. So, without any further ado, let’s get to the list.
20 Janine Turner - Northern Exposure
A show that very much walked the line between comedy and drama, we’ve decided that Northern Exposure belongs on a list like this because it was so great at tackling emotional topics. Taking home an astonishing fifty-seven nominations in between 1990 and 1995, it won twenty-seven of those trophies, including the 1992 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. Focused on a New York doctor who moves to an Alaskan town because it paid his student bills, we get to watch as he finds his way in his new life, including getting along with the locals. One of the people he becomes closest to is played by Janine Turner who we see in this picture looking like she could have her way with anyone she sets her eye on.
19 Amy Jo Johnson - Felicity
An actress who many people became smitten with because of the first show that made her a star, Amy Jo Johnson is best remembered for her part in the show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Cast as the Pink Ranger, right from the start, many of the loyal fans of that series quickly developed crushes on her. However, it is due to the fact that she brought the character Julie Emrick from Felicity to life in-between the years 1998 and 2000 that she finds her way here. Between those two series, Amy spent a lot of time being beamed into the households of millions of people, much to their delight. But she never looked like this. Seen here lying back on a couch and seeming like she is trying to seem rebellious, since she looks that hot, we’re guessing nobody would complain too quickly about her supposed bad attitude.
18 Julianna Margulies - ER
One of the most acclaimed shows in the history of television, ER brought the world into the events of an emergency room and felt very realistic a lot of the time. Featuring an all-star cast that included the likes of George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Maura Tierney, and Angela Bassett, there is another former star of the series that is hugely associated with it. Appearing on the show from the year 1994 until 2000, Julianna Margulies played Nurse Carol Hathaway who served as one of the series’ biggest moral compasses. An exquisite woman who exudes strength, class, and dignity from her every pore, when working with a pro photographer, an image like this where she seems like she could get whatever she wanted is the result, and we couldn’t be more delighted about it.
17 A.J. Langer - My So-Called Life
There are a few series out there that only lasted a season but made such a big impact on critics and the viewers they attracted that their legacy lives on many years later. Off the top of our heads, we can only think of Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, The Tick, and the one this talented actress was a part of in 1994 and 1995, My So-Called Life. Nominated for several awards at the time, including several Emmys, GLAAD Media Awards, and more, the series’ star, Claire Danes, even managed to take home a Golden Globe for her work in the series. Co-starring A. J. Langer who looks alluring in this impressive picture, who wouldn’t love to see her seemingly undressed and only wrapped in a single layer of fabric like she is here?
16 Elisabeth Röhm - Angel
Quite possibly the least famous person to appear on this list, Elisabeth Röhm has still managed to get gigs in two big shows, Angel as well as Law & Order. While both of those series are very dramatic and could have earned her a place here, in this case, she only appeared in the latter during the nineties so that is the one we’re focused on. A spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is a show that had a devoted following, Angel had its work cut out for it if it wanted to live up to its predecessor. Fortunately, it was a hit too which gave Elisabeth the opportunity to work on it from 1999 until 2001. A beautiful blonde who is very photogenic, this image of her towering over a city could be horror fodder but if she went all King Kong, at least the view would be amazing.
15 Lacey Chabert - Party Of Five
A former child star who starred in one of the most critically-acclaimed primetime drama of the nineties from a very young age, Lacey Chabert was pivotal in the success that Party of Five received. Playing the youngest of the Salinger family the show focused on, she played someone that was dealing with the death of her parents with more poise than we thought possible for someone her age. Appearing in all of the series’ one hundred and forty-three episodes that aired in-between the years 1994 and 2000, we’re delighted that she is still a part of the acting scene today. Having grown into a buxom brunette with a body to die for, a picture of her like this one in her underwear by a pool is no more revealing than if she had a bikini on but is a delight to the senses nevertheless.
14 Kristin Davis - Sex And The City
A show that broke a lot of ground for women on television, Sex and the City deserves its hallowed place in pop culture for a number of reasons. First off, it is noteworthy as there are few shows that were so female-centric and starred four famous ladies. Secondly, it didn’t shy away from showing their characters as vibrant people who rightfully show no shame in their physical relationships and go after what they want. Finally, these same ladies were written as true friends who weren’t competing with one another or tearing each other down the way far too many female characters are written to be. Portraying one of those women, Kristin Davis starred on this show from 1998 until 2004, and we love this photo of her where she is in the spirit of the show since she is embracing her seductive side.
13 Keri Russell - Felicity
The second of two stars from the show Felicity to make this list, this time around, we’re looking at Keri Russell who brought the titular character to life. A show that was so dependent on her acting and physical appeal that many blamed her cutting her signature long hair short for an extended ratings slump, it was a remarkable thing. Currently finding success on television once again, she is currently a part of the criminally-underseen series The Americans, which we think is one of the best series going. Photographed by GQ to celebrate that series, here we see her in lingerie looming over her onscreen husband, and we have to say that we’ve never wanted to be dominated like that so much in the past.
12 Marcia Cross - Melrose Place
Oftentimes considered the steamiest show to come out of the nineties, Melrose Place made stars out of many of its lead actors in large part because people had the hots for them. While there is no doubt in our mind that some of the co-stars of Marcia Cross received more attention for their part in the series, we are still blown away by this fiery redhead. A mainstay of the show from 1992 until 1997, she would also go on to be a pivotal part of another racy series from the 2000’s, Desperate Housewives. Clearly a great fit for shows that turn their audience on, it should therefore not be surprising at all that she takes photos like this that show off all the peaks and valleys of her great body.
11 Garcelle Beauvais - Models Inc.
Right off the hop, we’re going to be forthright about this entry. Garcelle Beauvais is an actress that few people know by name, but we were overjoyed to include her here since she is such a dazzling beauty. On top of that, the show Models Inc. barely made a mark on the TV scene since it only aired in the years 1994 and 1995 because of its poor ratings. A spin-off from Melrose Place, this short-lived series disappeared quickly but we’re still counting it because it absolutely meets our criteria nevertheless. Blessed with looks that few people can compete with, as seen in an image like this that shows off several of Garcelle’s best physical attributes, she is nothing short of enchanting to look at.
10 Katie Holmes - Dawson’s Creek
A series that takes place in a Creekside community, Dawson’s Creek did a valiant job of tackling big ideas while also making the audience feel comfortable like they are visiting a simpler life at different times. Starring a number of notable young actors at the time, Katie Holmes appeared on the show from 1998 until 2003 alongside the likes of Michelle Williams, Busy Philipps, and James Van Der Beek. Going on to reach higher levels of fame after departing the show that introduced her to much of the world, she starred in films like Phone Booth, Batman Begins, and Thank You for Smoking. While she has given some beloved performances, there is no doubt that her ability to look this bewitching while gazing into a camera plays a big part in her notoriety too.
9 Lucy Liu - Ally McBeal
At one time, Ally McBeal was one of the most talked-about shows on television. Made a sensation out of nowhere after a scene that featured a dancing digital baby, the footage of the rendered child went viral online at a time when few people were familiar with that concept. Starring Calista Flockhart, she may have played the titular character but several other actors made appearances too, including Lucy Liu, who was her co-star from 1998 until 2002. Otherwise known for her part in films like Kill Bill, Payback, as well as the Kung Fu Panda and Charlie’s Angels franchises, she has a very impressive resume all around. A woman who always seems to exude a confidence in herself that we find quite alluring, when we can see what she is working with clearly because of a picture like this, we clearly understand why.
8 Jeri Ryan - Star Trek: Voyager
These days, there are a lot of major sci-fi franchises—the MCU, DCEU, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and many more series—but there are two that have reigned supreme in the past. For years on end, Star Wars and Star Trek were the preeminent science fiction franchises, and of those two, it was the latter that ruled the roost when it comes to television. One of the many shows that took place in that fictional universe, Star Trek: Voyager featured Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine from 1997 until 2001. A beautiful blonde who looks incredible in red, this picture of her in a dress that hugs her body reveals to everyone that she is ridiculously ravishing.
7 Katherine Heigl - Roswell
There are two ways to look at the acting career of Katherine Heigl. From the positive standpoint, she has an extensive resume, including the show Grey's Anatomy as well as films like Knocked Up and several others that sold a lot of tickets at the box office. However, there is the negative fact that she is also widely known for complaining about those aforementioned projects which undoubtedly are her most famous ones. Considering we’ve enjoyed her in a lot of things and feel that her comments about her parts have some merit, we choose to focus more on the positives in her public image. Included in that is her starring role in the underrated sci-fi series, Roswell, from 1999 until 2002. We also greatly enjoy her ability to make almost any outfit sing as you can tell while enjoying a photo of her glorious curves filling out this bikini.
6 Heather Locklear - Melrose Place
The second star of Melrose Place to make it to this list, when a lot of people think of this incredibly hot show, images of Heather Locklear come to mind because of her stint on the series from 1993 until 1999. Nominated four times in a row for a Golden Globe for her work on the sitcom Spin City, she was also a major part of other series like T.J. Hooker, Dynasty, Hot in Cleveland, as well as Franklin & Bash in the past. As a result, there is no doubt that she should be considered a television icon on top of being remembered as one of the most beautiful stars of all time in our opinion. A beautiful blonde who has a body that just won’t quit and a face so gorgeous she could have easily been a model, that contention is underlined by a seductive image of her like this one.
5 Mädchen Amick, Lara Flynn Boyle, & Sherilyn Fenn - Twin Peaks
Never has a two-season show so compelled and confused enough people that it would be highly remembered decades later and receive a spin-off film and series to further flesh it out. Initially airing from 1990 until 1991, Twin Peaks was one of the most talked-about shows of all time, which led to another iteration of the series airing on Netflix in 2017. All about the vision of its principal architect, David Lynch, he was able to bring together an accomplished cast that were able to help him bring his vision to fruition. Here, we’re looking at three of those people–Mädchen Amick, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Sherilyn Fenn–in an alluring photo embracing one another in a grouping that many would pay a fortune to be in the middle of.
4 Sara Rue - Popular
A show that has been largely forgotten to time, Popular was well-received by the critics during its run from 1999 until 2001 and had a small but devoted fanbase. In fact, when Entertainment Weekly put together its list of the “25 Best Cult TV Shows from the Past 25 Years” back in 2012, this show was fortunate enough to take up the twentieth spot. A series about a pair of high schoolers from differing peer groups that are forced to coexist when their parents become engaged, Sara Rue played one of the best friends of the new sister that was an outcast. Looking at this photo of her all of these years later where she looks incredible, has cleavage for days, and seems very confident in herself, it seems hard to fathom how great she was at playing an outsider.
3 Tiffani Thiessen - Beverly Hills, 90210
When remembering the career of Tiffani Thiessen, many of us think of one thing first and foremost—Saved by the Bell and its spin-offs. We fall into that category too as we grew up loving that series. But it shouldn’t be forgotten that she has done a whole lot else including playing a huge role in another series that is synonymous with the nineties. Cast in Beverly Hills, 90210, when one of its original stars, Shannen Doherty, departed, she would bring the often villainous Valerie Malone to life from 1994 until 1998. Adding a lot of physical appeal to whatever she is a part of, that extends to pictures like this one where she can be seen on a bed in her underwear, which is something that can fuel oodles of fantasies.
2 Jennifer Love Hewitt - Party Of Five
The second former star of Party of Five to make it to this list, Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character made her debut in the second season premiere and only left the series four seasons later. On top of that, we should state that her character was popular enough that she departed the series in its final season and was only written out then because she was given a spin-off to star in. That series, Time of Your Life, didn’t last. But in-between the other series and films she was a part of, she had been arguably the most successful cast member in the years following this show. A gorgeous woman with a curvaceous body whose dimensions we love to admire, this picture of her from the rear is fantastic due in large part to the fact that it feels extremely intimate.
1 Catherine Bell - JAG
A show that started out on NBC for its original season, JAG made the leap to CBS, and it seems obvious that its original network would have regretted that move since it aired for ten seasons altogether. Featuring the acting skills of Catherine Bell from 1996 until 2005, throughout her lengthy tenure on the show, she played a pivotal part in its massive success. A buxom brunette who is also memorable for the shows Army Wives, as well as Good Witch and the film Bruce Almighty, she has also been featured on lists of the hottest celebrities alive several times. Pictured here in a photo that shows exactly why she deserves such accolades, it blows us away that she has such a tight body, large chest, and pretty face.