15 Female Celebrities Who Made Us Swoon in the 90s

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Among the many memories that evoke a sense of nostalgia, the crushes we had on the female celebrities of the 90s stand out. These women left an unforgettable mark on our adolescence and beyond with their charisma, talent, and unique styles. Be it belting out chart-topping hits, dazzling us with their fashion, or simply being themselves, these stars captured our imaginations and hearts. Here are 15 90s celebrities who graced our screens and left us all starry-eyed.

Jennifer Aniston


An iconic actress, Jennifer Aniston, captivated as Rachel on the hit TV show Friends. Her distinctive hairstyle and girl-next-door charm endeared her to a wide audience. In her 20s during the 90s, she became a household name, leaving a nostalgic impression on both men and women. Aniston’s roles in romantic comedies and relatable persona made her feel like a friend to many. 

 Alicia Silverstone


With her blonde hair and confident demeanor, Alicia Silverstone appealed particularly to teenagers. Born in 1976, she was in her late teens and early 20s throughout the 90s. Silverstone’s portrayal of Cher Horowitz made her a fashion icon, resonating with audiences and setting trends. She also appeared in an Aerosmith music video, boosting her fame and admirer count.

Sarah Michelle Gellar


Noted for her striking blue eyes, petite height, and blonde hair, Sarah Michelle Gellar attracted teens and young adults as Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In her early 20s, Gellar became a symbol of female empowerment. Her athletic build and fierce persona made her stand out. Her portrayal of a vampire slayer brought excitement and admiration from fans. She also starred in the horror classic I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Tyra Banks

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Starting as a supermodel, Tyra Banks transitioned into acting, became a prominent television personality, and created the America’s Next Top Model show. Her impressive features and towering presence captured the fashion world. She broke barriers as one of the first African-American women on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Fans admired her confidence and beauty.

Winona Ryder

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Nominated for an Oscar for her role in Little Women, Ryder was a magnetic presence in the 1990s with her expressive dark brown eyes and delicate features. Standing at 5’3″, her unique, ethereal beauty cast spells on fans and Johnny Depp, whom she dated in the 1990s. Her performances in dark, quirky films like Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice won her a cult following and a string of hearts.

Salma Hayek


This Latina goddess rose to fame with her role in Desperado. Her dark hair and exceptional beauty appealed to a broad audience. During the 90s, Hayek brought Latin flair to Hollywood. She made waves not only for her looks but also for her talent and charisma. It’s no wonder Hayek became the first Mexican actress to be considered for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in Frida.

Halle Berry

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Notably, Halle Berry was the first African-American woman to clinch the Oscars for Best Actress for her role in Monster’s Ball. Loved for her elegance and versatility, she stole hearts up until the 2000s when she played the sultry Catwoman. Her radiant smile, poised demeanor, and dainty ebony figure made her a heartthrob, especially in the African American community, where she was seen as a role model.

Alicia Keys

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With her signature cornrows and radiant smile, Alicia Keys became an influential figure in the music industry. The multi-talented artist, known for her soulful voice and incredible piano skills, captivated audiences and hearts with her debut album. In the late 90s, Keys’ unique blend of R&B, soul, and classical music appealed to a broad audience. Her empowering lyrics and powerful performances made fans swoon.

Sharon Stone

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Growing a cult following and unofficial brand from playing Femme Fatale, Sharon Stone was loved by men and women of all ages. In her mid-30s, Stone became a symbol of glamour and intense acting prowess. Her ability to portray complex, seductive characters drew admiration and obsession from audiences worldwide. 

Drew Barrymore

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Starting as a child actress and becoming a 90s icon, Drew Barrymore charmed audiences with her roles in Never Been Kissed and The Wedding Singer. Her blonde hair and bubbly personality made her a beloved figure. Barrymore’s transition from child star to leading lady was well-received. She exuded a carefree, approachable vibe that fans adored. 

Julia Roberts


Julia Roberts, with her iconic smile and flowing auburn hair, epitomized 90s beauty. She won hearts starring in romantic comedies and dramas, most notably in Pretty Woman and My Best Friend’s Wedding. Becoming a box-office sensation and an Oscar winner, Roberts’ charm and on-screen presence made audiences feel both elated and deeply connected. Her movies have grossed over $3.9 billion globally.

Britney Spears

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Sporting blonde hair and an infectious smile, Britney Spears became the princess of pop in the late 90s. Loved for her bubbly performances and catchy hits, Spears appealed especially to teenagers and young adults. In her late teens during the 90s, she quickly rose to stardom and became a pop culture phenomenon. Her debut album became one of the best-selling albums of all time by a teenage artist.

Mariah Carey


Becoming the face and voice of Christmas with her evergreen, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey was renowned for her impressive vocal range and blonde curly hair. She dominated the music charts and fans’ hearts throughout the 90s and delighted audiences with her powerful ballads and hit songs like Vision of Love and Hero. Mariah holds the record for the most number-one singles by a solo artist in the U.S.

Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice)


As a member of the Spice Girls, Geri Halliwell, known as Ginger Spice, became a 90s pop icon. Her vibrant red hair and bold fashion choices made her stand out. Halliwell’s “girl power” persona resonated with young girls and women worldwide, and she brought a sense of empowerment and fun to fans through her music and performances. Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress became one of the most revered fashion moments of the 90s.

Tiffani Thiessen

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Even after transitioning into a successful cooking show host, Tiffani Thiessen is best known as Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell. With an enchanting girl-next-door demeanor, her brunette locks and bright smile made her a favorite among teenagers. In her teens and early 20s, Thiessen’s role in this popular TV show left a lasting impact. She also appeared in Beverly Hills, 90210, further cementing her status as a heartthrob.


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