The ’90s! Such a nostalgic, iconic decade.
The last ten years of the previous millennium were full of movies, music, dance, fashion trends and social movements that we still feel the influence of today, nearly 30 years later.
But none of the great memories and moments from that decade would have been possible without the people who made the ’90s what they were. The movie stars, the pop singers, the influencers and the media personalities of the ’90s are all intricately linked to our memories of that time.
Join us as we revisit some of the most iconic and influential personalities of the ’90s, and see where they are today!
Elizabeth Hurley – Then
Elizabeth Hurley was one of the biggest names in the late ’90s, starring in huge hit films like 1997’s Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and 2000’s Bedazzled.
But while she’s been incredibly successful as both an actress and a model, she actually started her career quite late for those professional fields, at the age of 29 – as an Estée Lauder spokesmodel.
That same year, she started dating Hugh Grant, gaining much media attention, and a few years later, she was a Hollywood star in her own right.
Elizabeth Hurley – Now
While there was a short lull in Hurley’s career in the mid 2000s, she returned to the spotlight in 2011 with her recurring role in The CW’s hit show, Gossip Girl, as the seductive Diana Payne.
This, however, was only the start of her comeback career, and in 2015 she landed the lead role of Queen Helena in E!’s successful soap opera, The Royals.
Erika Eleniak – Then
We first met Erika Eleniak in E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial, where she had a small – but very memorable! – role as Elliott’s school crush, but it was only in the early 1990s that we truly recognized her as a star, after she landed the role of Shauni McClain in the first three seasons of David Hasselhoff’s Baywatch.
In 1993, she had a starring role as Elly May Clampett in the screen adaptation of The Beverly Hillbillies – and went on to star in several more movies.
Erika Eleniak – Now
In the late 2000s, Erika Eleniak appeared in both Desperate Housewives and Fantasy Island, as well as in several reality television shows, including VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club series.
In recent years her career has been largely on hold, but in late 2018 it was announced that she was cast in the leading role in the upcoming Marilyn Monroe Back? movie.