Top 10 List Of 90s Hollywood Actresses
Alyssa Milano is the first on our “Top 10 List of 90s Hollywood Actresses.” Alyssa is a political activist, author, producer and actress. Not necessarily in that order, though. She started acting at the tender age of seven and managed to rack up roles in some of the biggest movies by the year 2000. She had roles in “Who’s The Boss,” “Melrose Place,” and “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.”
Quick Fact: Alyssa Milano has a clothing line called Touch for female sports fans.
The second on our 90s Hollywood actresses list is Elizabeth Berkley. She is an American producer, philanthropist, actress and female star of the 90s show “Saved By The Bell.” She also played Nomi Malone in the 1995 movie Showgirls— a role that made Hollywood notice her— in a very bad way. She won a Golden Raspberry award for her role in the movie, which is an award that’s the opposite of the Golden Globes. After her role as Nomi Malone, she was dropped by her agent and had to crawl her way back into Hollywood. She was mildly successful and managed to snag roles in major TV releases afterwards.
Quick Fact: Elizabeth Berkley was originally from a suburb near Oakland County, Michigan.
Holly Marie Combs
Holly Marie is another one of our 90s Hollywood actresses. She is also a TV producer. Holly is most popular for her roles as Piper Halliwell in “Charmed,” and Kimberly Brock in “Picket Fences.” Holly’s most recent role is as Ella Montgomery in the successful series “Pretty Little Liars.” Although she has gone on to star in lots of shows since then, her role as Ella remains her most popular recent role till date.
Quick Fact: Holly Marie Combs is a certified scuba diver and, in high school, wanted to become a marine biologist if her acting career did not take off.
The fourth on our 90s Hollywood actresses list is Jessica Biel. She is also a model, producer, singer, and one of the biggest celebrities of the 90s. Jessica started her career as a vocalist appearing in lots of different musical productions. That went on until she was cast as Mary Camden in 7th Heaven, an extremely popular family drama in the 90s. The show ran for ten years, making it the longest-running series on the WB channel. It’s also the longest family drama in the history of television. Today, Jessica works mainly as a producer, and she’s produced shows like The Sinner and The Book Of Love.
Quick Fact: Jessica married Justin Timberlake in 2012.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah is an actress, producer, entrepreneur and all-round American sweetheart. She made her acting debut at six years old and continued to star in minor roles until her big break came in 1993. That year, she played Kendall Hart on ABC’s Daytime Soap, “All My Children,” a show that went on to cement Sarah’s face in the heart of everyone who watched it. Today, Sarah is working on something new and exciting. It’s a series called “Sometimes I Lie,” and it’s being produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. This is one show we certainly can’t wait to watch.
Quick Fact: Sarah Michelle Gellar played the lead role of Buffy Summers for seven seasons on the hit series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” This job earned her a golden globe nomination.
Is there a pie Debbie Dunning doesn’t have her fingers in? She’s an actress, model, host, comedian, spokesperson and executive producer. Debbie’s first claim to fame is her role as Heidi Keppert in the ABC sitcom Home Improvement. Her last big appearance was in the 2006 movie, “The Last Guy On Earth.” Since then, she has kept a really low profile.
Quick Fact: Debbie Dunning has a series called “Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Roundup,” which, as of 2021, currently airs on RFD-TV.
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Shannen has done everything and is everything. She is an actor, producer, and director. However, she’s most known for her acting, and her most popular role was as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210, a role that she played for four years. Interestingly, Shannen’s most recent work is her reprised role as Brenda Walsh in a six-episode sequel of Beverly Hills, 90210. Sometimes two decades and a half change everything— and sometimes it doesn’t.
Quick Fact: Shannen Doherty and Charmed co-star auditioned for the character Rene in “Mallrats” (1995). Shannen got the part.
Katie Holmes portrayed Joey Potter on the TV series “Dawson’s Creek” which launched her to fame. She also made her film debut in The Ice Storm in 1997 and managed to snag a couple of big-shot movie roles throughout the rest of the 90s. Today, she’s more at home being a director, as she had her directorial debut with the film All We Had in 2016.
Quick Fact: Katie Holmes did not reprise her role as Rachel Dawes in “The Dark Knight” (2008). Instead, she turned down the opportunity to make “Mad Money” (2008).
Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart is what you’d call an all-rounder. She’s an actress, producer, and director. She first came to the limelight as Clarissa in “Clarissa Explains It All,” which ran for three years. Afterward, she started in “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” and “Melissa and Joey.” Her most recent work includes “Nine Dead” (2009), and “God’s Not Dead Two” (2016). In 2018, Netflix cast her as Liz in the comedy series “No Good Nick.”
Quick Fact: Melissa Joan Hart had parts in “Crocodile Dundee” (1986) and “Aliens”(1986). The filmmakers cut her scenes out of both movies.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer started her career as a child actress and singer. She appeared in several commercials at the beginning of her acting career. After that, she joined the cast of Disney’s children series “Kids Incorporated.” But her real breakthrough wasn’t to come until five years later when landed the role of Sarah Reeves Merin on the Fox Teen TV Drama “Party Of Five.” Her role as Julie James in the horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer also increased her star value. Since then, she has taken on a lot of projects and has become a rather established television star. However, she took a three-year break from acting in 2015. She’s now back in the scene, but she’s yet to land a major TV acting role.
Quick Fact: Jennifer Love Hewitt didn’t learn to ride a bicycle until adulthood and still struggles to keep her balance.
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