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Then And Now: What Happened To Your Fave 90s Actresses

It seems hard to believe that the 1990s was almost three decades ago, because there have been so many classy and talented leading ladies that left the world stunned until today. After Meg Ryan took her audience by surprise with her totally bizarre look, you must be wondering what your other favorite 90s female stars are like or up to now. Roll over to check and good luck!

1.  Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan shot to fame after When Harry Met Sally and went on to become one of the most successful actresses during the 1990s and early 2000s in this genre with her great acting in films like Sleepless in Seattle, French Kiss, You’ve Got Mail, etc. Rumor has it that Meg Ryan has paid several trips to the cosmetic shop and made some adjustment to her face. Now Meg focuses on directing after a series of failure and setbacks in her acting career.

2. Sarah Michelle Gellar

For anyone alive in the 1990s, Sarah Michelle Gellar was a big name for her role on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Her originating role of Kendall on "All My Children" was also a success. She has left the show business since 2016 and later started a food crafting company.

3. Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and Lily on "How I Met Your Mother". She's currently the host of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us." She and her "Buffy" star husband Alexis Denisof have two daughters.

4. Amanda Bynes

Bynes rose to prominence as a child star on "All That" and "The Amanda Show." After starring in "Easy A," she announced a hiatus from acting. She was busted for a DUI in 2012 and held for a mental evaluation after setting a fire in front of a home in 2013.

5. Jennifer Love Hewitt

We all know Jennifer Love Hewitt starred in "I Know What You Did Last Summer," but it was her role on "Party of Five" that won her first public attention. She didn't act for three years since she got pregnant with her second child in 2015.

6. Elizabeth Berkley

Remember Elizabeth Berkley’s iconic role Jessie Spano on "Saved by the Bell"? She went on to star in "Showgirls," which notoriously bombed at the box office and then turned into a cult classic. She competed on "Dancing with the Stars" season 17. 

7. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz, born on August 30, 1972, is a model, actress, producer and author. Now she has pretty much disappeared from the limelight as an actress after making the whole world stand up and take notice for her lauded performances in films like There’s Something About Mary, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Charlie’s Angels, and The Holiday.

8. Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore was born on 22 February 1975 and comes from a long line of actors. The adorable little creature made her big break in the sci-fi blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial directed by Steven Spielberg, finding fame as a child actress. Now over 40, the blonde is just glowing just as strong as ever!

9. Jodie Foster

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Jodie Foster began her career as a child star and made her debut on a TV advertisement. After graduation from Yale and her successful transition to adult roles, she won her first and second Academy awards for the excellent performances in The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs. In 2013, Foster addressed coming out and wedded actress Alexandra Hedison in 2014. This year in 2018, she stars in an American action crime thriller - Hotel Artemis.

10. Michelle Pfeiffer

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Catwoman, Michelle Pfeiffer, born on April 29, 1958, in California, built herself fame in films like Scarface, Batman Returns, and Hairspray. It has been said that her facial proportion is the best based on measurements. According to Entertainment Weekly, she will join Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent sequel. I am pumped about the news!

11. Penelope Cruz

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Penelope Cruz, born in Madrid, Spain on April 28, 1974, has an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress to her credit for her role in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona. This Spanish beauty had been romantically involved with Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise for three years after their co-starring in Vanilla Sky. She married Javier Bardem in 2010 and is now a mother of a son and a daughter.

12. Gillian Anderson

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Gillian Anderson, an American-British actress, and writer, born on August 9, 1968, started her career on stage and then achieved international fame for her role as Dana Scully, an FBI agent in the sci-fi drama series The X-Files and as sexy DSI Stella Gibson on The Fall. She is set to star in new Netflix series Sex Education coming in 2019 and a movie The Spy Who Dumped Me.

13. Kirsten Dunst

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Sometimes, all you can think about Kirsten Dunst is that she is still the quirky little girl who kissed Brad Pitt at 11 years old in Interview with the Vampire. However dreamy it seems for us, the girl herself thinks it was totally gross because “it’s like kissing a big brother”. Born in 1982, the American actress, who had an early start to her career, is still active in the industry today.

14. Nicole Kidman

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A winner of an Academy Award, five Golden Globe Awards and the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her extremely talented acting in many works such as Moulin Rouge, and Cold Mountain. Kidman married Tom Cruise for a decade before they ended up in a divorce. Now she is happily married to Keith Urban. 50 years old as she is now, the woman is just perfect on every level.

15. Winona Ryder

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The Oscar-nominated actress was sweet enough in her teens to win over Johnny Depp’s heart, and the couple totally fell for each other and got engaged fast. Later they both starred in that beautiful yet heartbreaking movie - Edward Scissorhands, the best ever! Ryder was arrested for that shoplifting incident in 2001, after which, she took a hiatus for a while before coming back to the public eye again.

16. Sharon Stone

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Owing to her unusual and stunning portrayals in Total Recall, Basic Instinct, and the drama Casino, Sharon Stone became a sex symbol in America. Unfortunately she had a massive brain hemorrhage back in 2001 and had to learn to talk, walk and read again after the trauma, which was seemingly disastrous for her career as an actress. Fortunately, Sharon Stone has done a great job of pulling herself together and made a fabulous return to the industry. Oh, I love her.

17. Jennifer Connelly

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Jennifer Connelly, a flawless American actress, born on December 12, 1970, has been on fire since her first getting critical claim in Dark City and Requiem for a Dream. She nabbed an Academy Award for her excellent acting in supporting role as Alicia Nash in the drama A Beautiful Mind. She married actor Paul Bettany in 2003, and the couple are still close and strong as ever after 15 years.

18. Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock, also nicknamed as Sandy, is internationally known for her acting in films as Speed, The Proposal, Gravity and The Blind Side that gave her a career breakthrough and won her an Academy Award for best actress and a Golden Globe Award. Good news for fans here, her new movie Ocean’s 8, co-starring Cate Blanchett and Rihanna, is on! Bet you are going to fall for her all over again!

19. Helena Bonham Carter

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Helena Bonham Carter, hailing from London, England, is acknowledged as one of the finest and most successful actresses today. Graceful yet charmingly erratic sometimes, she is able to portray Lucy Honeychurch and the elegant Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech, and at the same time perfect to be a Red Queen and Bellatrix Lestrange. She has frequently cooperated with director Tim Burton, who also became her life partner and the father of her two children until they amicably separated in 2014. Ocean’s 8 and The Crown are  on our watchlist in 2018 and 2019!

20. Emma Thompson

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Known for her sophisticated, skillful, yet somewhat mannered performances, Emma Thompson can be considered as one of Britain’s most acclaimed actresses, who has also been accepted in Hollywood. She won Academy Award for her fabulous acting in Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility, an adapted film of Jane Austen’s novel of the same name.

21. Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep, born on June 22, 1949, is one of the greatest actresses in American history. The three-time Oscar winner is undoubtedly talented in her acting, which can be rightfully manifested in films as Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Iron Lady and many other critical acclaimed works. This year in 2018, she and her husband, Don Gummer, celebrated their 39th anniversary, enjoying a long-lasting marriage that is sadly a rarity in Hollywood.

22. Julia Roberts

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“Pretty woman, walking down the street...” The song really caught on, especially accompanied by the image of Julia Roberts’ elegant figure wandering on the streets of Los Angeles. Although her million-dollar smile and next-door-girl persona in movies have captivated millions, Roberts is said to be in quite messy terms with her family off screen. She is now married to Danny Moder and has three children, yet struggles to make the marriage work, according to various insiders.

23. Kate Winslet

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The minute she appeared on the giant ship in 1997, this British girl has enthralled audiences in movie theatres across the globe. The Oscar-winning actress has developed a profound and lasting friendship with Leonardo Dicaprio, her co-star in the movie Titanic. Leo is reported to have walked her down the aisle on her wedding in 2012 with Ned Rocknroll, yeah, a legal name for crying out loud. Now Kate is a mother of three children from all her three marriages.

24. Jennifer Aniston

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She is Rachel Green from the ageless sitcom Friends and in that show Aniston is just so sweet and perfect. So much so in fact that she made Rachel one of the most successful roles in American history. Her marriage with Brad Pitt ended messily in 2005 after Pitt and Angelina Jolie fell for each other while the former was still married to Aniston. Although the two getting together was almost two decades ago, their relationship can still generate great media sensationalism today. Lately, with her splitting up with Justin Theroux and Pitt’s marriage ending with Jolie, Aniston was said to be back together with Pitt and pregnant with his child, which, thank god, was confirmed as fake news.

25. Uma Thurman

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Lately, the Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman revealed, in an interview with New York Times, that she was sexually assaulted by the director Harvey Weinstein during the shooting of Pulp Fiction and that she was raped by some actor who was 20 years her senior when she was a teenager. It takes courage for her to share the hardships went through back then. Now, great news for fans here - Thurman is going to play a major part in Netflix’s upcoming supernatural drama - Chambers!

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