Then Vs Now: 15 Famous Female Teen Stars Of The '90s

Old movies and old songs always bring us nostalgic vibes. Time flies so fast that we are sometimes astonished at how people and things around us have changed. Our favorite teen stars of the '90s are no longer who they were at the peak of their careers.
Britney Spears and Brandy were two of the biggest teen music stars from the '90s. Their songs were played over and over again and their concert tickets were always sold out. Meanwhile, Neve Campbell, Tiffani Thiessen, Christina Applegate, and Amy Jo Johnson became the on-screen crush of millions of boys. They nailed their characters and rose to stardom.
Many of these popular teen stars have gone on to be successful in film and television. Some decided to step out of the spotlight to pursue other dreams. They are happy with their choices and many of them are now mothers.
Are you curious about what t most popular '90s female stars have been up to since their height of fame? Scroll down to check them out!

#1 Britney Spears

Having her first seven albums reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Britney Spears has been one of the most successful solo acts in pop music. However, she was better known for her personal struggles for a time.

#2 Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood rose to fame with her first single ‘I Wanna Be Down’. Her self-titled debut album released in 1994 under the banner of ‘Atlantic Records’ sold six million copies. Brandy is also known for her roles in Moesha, Osmosis Jones, and Cinderella.

#3 Raven-Symoné

Raven-Symoné started out as a child model and appeared for some of the biggest brands. She rose to fame with her role as Olivia on the last three seasons of The Cosby Show (1984). The young actress continued to star in many films and TV shows.

#4 Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes start out as a TV and film child actor. She has starred in hits like 'The Amanda Show,' 'What a Girl Wants' and 'Hairspray.'.

#5 Neve Campbell

Neve Campbell gained recognition when portraying teenager Julia Salinger on the 1990s television series Party of Five. She has also starred in several Hollywood films, including Scream, The Craft, and Wild Things.

#6 Christina Applegate

At age 15, Christina Applegate rose to stardom for playing Kelly Bundy on the popular sitcom "Married... With Children". She continued to star in "Jesse, Samantha Who?", "Up All Night" and "Dead to Me".

#7 Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash began to act professionally from an early age. She made her appearances in numerous films such as The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982).

#8 Rachael Leigh Cook

At 10, Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model. When she was 14 years old, her modeling agency sent her to read for a short film and she was hooked on acting since then.

#9 Kristy Swanson

Here are Kristy Swanson's popular characters: Buffy Summers in the cult film ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, Rebecca "Becky" Granger in the telefilm ‘Nightingales’ and the short-lived NBC show of the same name, Erica Paget in CBS drama ‘Early Edition’, and Marlowe Viccellio in ‘Psych’.

#10 Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart's acting career started at the age of 4. She appeared in two plays, "Beside Herself" in 1989 (starring Lois Smith and William Hurt) and "Imagining Brad" in 1990. She also performed in the National Actors Theater production of "The Crucible" on Broadway with Martin Sheen.

#11 Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky is best known for playing the lead role of Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl (1991) and its 1994 sequel. She also appeared in several independent films, including Blood Car (2007) and In the Loop (2009).

#12 Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry is famous for playing the teen role of Tia Landry in the ABC/WB sitcom ‘Sister, Sister’. She continued to gain recognition with the reality show ‘Tia & Tamera’ on Style Network, Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite, and TV Land comedy sitcom ‘Instant Mom.’

#13 Tamera Mowry

Tamera Mowry appeared in the huge hit Sister, Sister (1994) and rose to fame. She continued to appear in movies and shows such as Seventeen Again (2000), The Hot Chick (2002), Twitches (2005), and Double Wedding (2010).

#14 Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen hit her big time when portraying popular cheerleader Kelly Kapowski on the NBC series Saved by the Bell (1989), which lasted for five years.

#15 Bianca Lawson

Bianca Lawson is best known for her regular roles in the drama series ‘Queen Sugar’, ‘Goode Behavior’, ‘Saved by the Bell: The New Class’, ‘Rogue’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars’.
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