That special decade really enabled people in the United States to just let lose and get silly, with some pretty ridiculous and awesome fashion trends as well as some amazing female talent. As the American fashion and pop culture continued influencing the world, these women continued changing the face of music and film, paving the way for women all over the world to rise up and find their voice. The women featured in TV shows, films and music at the time were our crushes back then.
We had posters of them inside our lockers, on top of our beds and were the inspiration for girls everywhere to look and dress like them. Did they marry and have a family? What do they look like? We knew you must be interested as well, so we dug deep to find out what they were up to after the 20 year gap. We have to say that most of these women have maintained their career pretty well over time and have contributed to the genre of work they are in.
Lets go see who made it through all the way to today. Alyssa played the adorable daughter of Tony Danza on the beloved sitcom.
Her dramatic TV love life, magical indiscretions and ever-changing appearance got the world hooked. Alyssa Milano These days, Alyssa is keeping busy with both TV roles, and, wait for it, her own comic book. Milano produced her own comic book, Hachtivist, which was very well-received.
Alyssa is also a married lady these days, in she married agent David Bugliari in New Jersey. The two have a son and a daughter together. Her role as a mother, as she says, is the biggest role of her career. After that she struck gold with her role in Honey I Shrunk the Kids, followed by the television show, Malibu Shores, in She has also had a number of leading roles in films like Waitress now a broadway play , Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Free State of Jones.
The actress is currently on the philanthropic bandwagon with her many charities and foundations. Alicia Silverstone Before her breakout role in the teenage hit film, Clueless, where Alicia played the lightheadedly rich high schooler, Cher, she appeared in three Aerosmith music videos.
With her long blonde hair, blue eyes, and come hither look, this makes total sense. She is also a proud vegan, who has published a book about not eating meat or wearing any animal products. By she had decided to complete high school via correspondence and moved to Hollywood, where she began to win awards for her acting. Fairuza Balk Now Fairuza Balk has ditched her gothic threads and put on a more mature look.
She has come along way since she started acting and has starred in dozens of amazing films. At 43 years old her movie credits including Humboldt County where she portrayed Bogart as well as Grindstone Road as Hannah. Tara Reid Tara Reid will always be mostly famous for playing the role of Vicky on the hit teen film, American Pie, which has become a classic.
She also appeared in films such as Urban Legend, Dr. Tia and Tamara played on the teenage hit show Sister, Sister. Somehow they always managed to wear the same outfit. Candace pursued a career in acting after she was inspired by her actor brother — Kirk cameron, who was on the show Growing Pains.
Candace was on episodes of Full House. Her first significant role was in a mega popular TV show Baywatch along David Hasselhoff who also discovered her. Since then, she slowed down and devotes her time and attention to her family and kids.
Jennie Garth Today Jennie is married to actor David Abrams, whom she surprisingly met on a blind date. The couple joined the reality TV trend when they recently filmed, The Jennie Garth Project, which follows her home renovation. Surprisingly, a fun watch! Her smaller roles in romantic comedies and teen films put her on the spot as well. Professionally, Johnson is now behind the camera rather than in front of it. Janet Jackson Today Janet is 50 years old wow! Janet has also recently converted to Islam, the religion of her husband.
Jenny McCarthy The outrageous star started her career as a Playboy model and in Liv Tyler While she started her professional career at the age of 14 as a model, the beauty soon moved to another passion of hers — acting. Milo, Sailor and Lula Rose. She has since undergone a full mastectomy as she was told she had the BRCA1 gene, which triggers breast cancer.
She officially has a clean bill of health these days. She played her part so well that no one noticed she was a twenty something year old playing a high schooler. Stacey Dash Now, however, she has branched out in her acting career taking on a number of unusual roles. Her most recent movie was Sharknado: Her innocent look was a dead giveaway that something more sinister was lying beneath the exterior.
She began her career as a model though, which with her blonde locks and washboard abs, we totally get. Heather Locklear Ever since her appearance on the show 23 years ago!!
She continues to act today, though her more recent struggles with anxiety and depression show that this gorgeous and successful actress has also been dealing with personal issues, just like everyone else. We wish you all the best, Heather! Gwen founded the legendary band, No Doubt. Gwen Stefani These days Gwen is very busy.
She played the ever-dramatic, Brenda on the hit show, Beverly Hills , as well as one third of the Charmed sisters, Prue Halliwell. Her beauty and acting chops got her noticed in Hollywood. Shannen Doherty Since her Charmed days, Shannen has been in independent films and a few reality television shows.
Sadly, Doherty as of , she is currently battling breast cancer. She has her mother and husband with her through her battle, as well as her many fans.
Melissa Joan Hart Just like many stars who try to regain some fame, Melissa was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars back in , where she made it for six weeks before being voted off. In , Neve and her boyfriend welcomed their first child together, son Caspian.
Apart from her success on Fargo, Dunst won awards for the role she played in Melnacholia. She is now working on her directorial debut film, The Bell Jar.
Aaliyah Singer, dancer, actress and model, Aaliyah did it all. She took the notion of a triple threat and made it look like nothing. She had two film credits to her name, one in the film Romeo Must Die, and the other in the vampire hit, The Queen of the Damned. Aaliyah Sadly, Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash in that occurred while she was in the Bahamas. She was just 22 years old and at the beginning of what was sure to be a stellar career. She had yet to finish the film, The Queen of the Damned, so production had to replace her with a look alike and use effects to insert her face.
Posthumously, her albums hit number one on the Billboard list. Her tragic death left a mark on the collective music industry. Cameron Diaz Cameron wowed us all when she entered that bank on a rainy morning in the throwback film, The Mask, alongside Jim Carrey. That little red dress and innocent look won her scores of fans from that moment forward. Diaz is considered quite the Hollywood success story, and her never changing looks, as in always 20 years old, make her one sought after commodity.
Raven Symone Raven got her start at the early age of four. She landed her first and probably one of the most memorable roles as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show. Raven Symone Today, Raven is not only acting, hosting and singing, but she is an advocate for social rights in the United States. She was funny to boot and people just related to her.
Most recently, Raven can be seen as one of the guest hosts on the show, The View. But it was also the time she made her acting debut in the film, The Bodyguard. Whitney Houston Whitney passed away in , after being found unconscious in her hotel room. Her death was ruled an accident, although substances were found in her blood.
Her death hit Hollywood very hard. Her voice has yet to find an equal, and her songs will be a memorial to her awesome talents for the rest of time. She left behind a daughter and former husband, Bobby Brown. Tyra Banks Tyra made a splash on the Paris runway in , this is where it all began. Tyra Banks Move up to and Tyra is a name that everyone knows. She has graced the screens of films, and television shows. Tyra recently had a baby with her boyfriend, by way of surrogate.
She has been in films every single year, more than one if you went on to count. Osage County, and Nerve. She has dabbled in television roles and music as well, making her an all around interesting gal. She was one of the first Mexican-American artist to do the crossover from one chart to the other. Selena In a tragic turn of events, Selena was killed by her assistant in The then 23 year old was only at the beginning of her career when she was taken too soon.
She was married to Chris Perez, who was in her band, and it was discovered that she was pregnant at the time of her murder. Julia Stiles Julia got into acting at the young age of