Tia Carrere – Then
Althea Rae Janairo, better known by her stage name Tia Carrere, was huge back in the ’90s.
She first rose to fame after becoming a regular on the daytime soap opera, General Hospital, but became a fan favorite after playing the character of Cassandra Wong in the cult comedies Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2.
In 1992, People Magazine named her one of the most beautiful people in the world, and her success continued with her appearance in True Lies.
Tia Carrere – Now
Carrere continued to act in the 2000s, voicing the character of Nani in Lilo & Stitch and its subsequent sequels, as well as in shows like Nip/Tuck, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Apprentice, Hawaii Five-0, Dancing With the Stars and many more.
Carrere also records traditional Hawaiian music, and her 2010 album Huana Ke Aloha won her a Grammy for Best Hawaiian Music Album in 2011.
Lucy Lawless – Then
Lucy Lawless first became famous after she portrayed the character of Xena in an episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys called “The Warrior Princess.”
Lawless’ performance was so powerful, and the her character so popular, that she soon received her own spinoff series, titled Xena: Warrior Princess.
The show was a huge hit and lasted six seasons, launching Lawless into international fame and making her a world renowned celebrity.
Lucy Lawless – Now
Following her success in Xena, Lawless went on to act in many other films and television shows.
Between 2005 and 2009, Lawless played cylon model Number Three, D’Anna Biers, on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica science fiction series, and between 2010 and 2012 she took on the role of Lucretia in the Spartacusfranchise.
In addition to these, she also had a recurring role in the final seasons of Park and Recreation as Diane Lewis-Swanson, and as Countess Palatine Ingrid Von Marburg on the WGN America supernatural series, Salem.
Most recently, she starred as Ruby on Starz Network’s horror comedy, Ash vs Evil Dead.