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9 Hottest Celebrities of the 90s

Blast from the Past - 90s Celebrities Throwback

The 1990s was a magical time for pop culture, giving us unforgettable music, movies, and TV shows. It also introduced us to some of the most attractive and talented celebrities of the time. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and revisit the 9 hottest celebrities of the 90s.


Brad Pitt

With his chiseled jaw and piercing blue eyes, Brad Pitt set hearts racing in films like Thelma & Louise, A River Runs Through It, and Fight Club. His undeniable sex appeal and acting chops turned him into one of the biggest stars of the decade.

He later starred in successful films like Ocean's Eleven, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Pitt has since won two Academy Awards, one for Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and one for Best Picture as a producer of 12 Years a Slave.

Jennifer Aniston

As Rachel Green on the iconic sitcom Friends, Jennifer Aniston became the ultimate girl-next-door. Her signature haircut, "The Rachel," became a 90s fashion staple, and her girl-next-door charm made her a fan favourite. Aniston went on to star in numerous films such as Picture Perfect, The Object of My Affection, and Office Space.

She later appeared in successful movies like Marley & Me, The Break-Up, and Horrible Bosses. Aniston also earned critical acclaim for her role in Cake and won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp rose to fame in the late 80s as Officer Tom Hanson in the TV series 21 Jump Street. In the 90s, he collaborated with director Tim Burton in Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Sleepy Hollow, cementing his status as a versatile actor.

Depp continued to captivate audiences in the 2000s with his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and other memorable performances in Finding Neverland, Sweeney Todd, and Public Enemies.

Despite facing personal and legal issues in recent years, Depp's talent and unique acting style remain influential.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry began her acting career in the late 80s with TV roles before making her film debut in Jungle Fever. Throughout the 90s, she appeared in movies like Boomerang, Losing Isaiah, and Executive Decision.

Berry's career peaked in the 2000s when she became the first African American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster's Ball. She also played the iconic role of Storm in the X-Men franchise and starred as the titular character in Catwoman.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio's career took off in the early 90s with roles in This Boy's Life and What's Eating Gilbert Grape, earning him his first Academy Award nomination. In the mid-90s, he starred in Romeo + Juliet and Titanic, the latter becoming the highest-grossing film of its time.

DiCaprio continued to deliver powerful performances in the 2000s and 2010s in films like The Departed, Inception, Django Unchained, and The Wolf of Wall Street. He finally won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant in 2016.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves' acting career took off in the late 80s with films like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Parenthood. The 90s saw Reeves in various successful films, such as Point Break, My Own Private Idaho, Speed, and The Matrix.

Reeves continued to captivate audiences in the 2000s with The Matrix sequels and the Constantine film adaptation. In recent years, he has experienced a career resurgence with the John Wick franchise, The Matrix Resurrections, and the return of Bill & Ted in Bill and Ted Face the Music.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson became a household name in the early 90s as C.J. Parker on Baywatch. Her popularity led to roles in movies like Barb Wire and Naked Souls.

Anderson continued to act in various TV shows and movies throughout the 2000s, such as V.I.P., Stacked, and Blonde and Blonder. In recent years, Anderson has been an outspoken advocate for animal rights and environmental causes, working closely with organisations like PETA and focusing on her activism.

Will Smith

Will Smith gained fame in the late 80s as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince and later as the star of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Smith's transition to film in the 90s was successful with movies like Bad Boys, Independence Day, and Men in Black.

He continued to dominate the box office in the 2000s with films like Ali, I, Robot, and Hitch. Smith's acting career remained strong, with roles in Aladdin, Gemini Man, and King Richard.

King Richard saw Smith win the Academy Award for Best Actor and was a part of the biggest award show controversy of all time when he assaulted Chris Rock on stage.

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone's career took off in the mid-90s with her roles in The Crush, Clueless, and Aerosmith's music videos. Silverstone continued to act in movies such as Batman & Robin and Blast from the Past.

Although her career slowed down in the 2000s, she continued to work in film and television, including projects like Butter and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. More recently, Silverstone has become an advocate for a vegan lifestyle and animal rights, authoring a cookbook and running the lifestyle website The Kind Life.


These 9 celebrities defined the 90s with their talent, beauty, and style. While some have continued to thrive in the entertainment industry, others have taken on new roles and projects. Nonetheless, they will always be remembered for their impact on 90s pop culture.

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Stuart Kavanagh is a journalist currently residing in Broken Hill, Australia. He writes for the Barrier Truth newspaper, along with being the owner of the sports and entertainment website, He contributes at when time permits. He is also the Media & Communications Director at the Newosis Mental Health Foundation. You can find more about the work Newosis Mental Health Foundation does here.

Football mad, he is always down for debate and discussion at @stueyissickofit on Twitter.

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