Ah, the ‘90s… It was a time when rooms were covered in glow-in-the-dark stars and filled with blow-up chairs, boy band posters and lava lamps. It was a time when scrunchies, Dr. Martens and neon were all in style. And it was a time when TV shows and films such as Clueless, Home Improvement, Jurassic Park, Friends, Mrs. Doubtfire and Boy Meets World were all the rage...
...Which brings us to this list: Which stars of that wonderful decade have we forgotten all about, all these years later? There are surely actors and actresses who were big then or who were one-hit wonders that may have fallen off the radar. And which stars of that fabulous time period are now bigger than ever? There are definitely people who were around then, yet who seem to star in everything these days. Well, let’s find out!
15 Forgot About Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone was Cher Horowitz in Clueless and Barbara/Batgirl in Batman & Robin. While those roles have certainly gone down in history, she was recently in American Woman as Bonnie Nolan, as well as in movies such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, The Tribes of Palos Verdes, Book Club and The Lodge.
14 Forgot About Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Gosselaar will always be Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell (and from Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas and Saved by the Bell: The New Class). In recent years, he has also appeared in shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Passage and Mixed-ish.
13 Bigger Than Ever: Winona Ryder
From Beetlejuice and Heathers in 1988, to Mermaids, Edward Scissorhands, Dracula, Little Women and Girl, Interrupted in the 1990s, Winona Ryder is and was a big deal. She went on to star in works such as Star Trek, Black Swan and, of course, Stranger Things.
12 Forgot About Jonathan Taylor Thomas
In the ‘90s, Jonathan Taylor Thomas was the voice of Young Simba in The Lion King, and he was in movies like I'll Be Home for Christmas, The Adventures of Pinocchio and Man of the House and shows like The Bradys, In Living Color and, of course, Home Improvement. The last thing he showed up in was Last Man Standing.
11 Bigger Than Ever: Leonardo DiCaprio
Growing Pains, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Romeo + Juliet and Titanic are some of Leonardo DiCaprio’s past roles, while his recent work includes hits such as The Departed, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, Inception, Django Unchained, The Wolf of Wall Street and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
10 Forgot About Neve Campbell
Back in the day, Neve Campbell starred in Party Of Five, as well as in scary flicks like The Craft and the Scream movies. Recently, she was in lesser-known things like Skyscraper, Hot Air and Castle in the Ground, as well as the show House Of Cards.
9 Forgot About The Lawrence Brothers
Remember these brothers? Joey was in Blossom, Brotherly Love and Horse Sense, Matthew was in Mrs. Doubtfire, Brotherly Love and Boy Meets World, and Andy was in Jack Frost, Brotherly Love and Horse Sense.
8 Forgot About Brandy Norwood
In the ‘90s, this actress and singer was in movies like Cinderella and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and television shows like Thea and Moesha. She was recently Cassie Brown in Star.
7 Bigger Than Ever: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
From A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, 10 Things I Hate About You and 3rd Rock from the Sun to (500) Days of Summer, Inception,, 50/50, The Dark Knight Rises, Lincoln, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Snowden, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is bigger than ever.
6 Forgot About Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar will always be known as Winnie Cooper, the character she played in The Wonder Years, which came on TV from 1988 to 1993. Nowadays, her most recent work includes a string of movies on the Hallmark channel.
5 Forgot About Tara Reid
Tara Reid was in The Big Lebowski, Cruel Intentions and American Pie. And beginning in 2013, she was in Sharknado, Sharknado 2: The Second One, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming and The Last Sharknado: It's About Time.
4 Forgot About Andrew Keegan
Remember an actor named Andrew Keegan? Back in the 1990s, he was actually in some pretty popular stuff, such as the movie 10 Things I Hate About You and TV series like 7th Heaven and Party Of Five.
3 Bigger Than Ever: Will Smith
Will Smith was in Independence Day, Men in Black and, of course, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but he went on to star in hits like Seven Pounds, Hancock, I Am Legend, The Pursuit of Happyness, Suicide Squad and Aladdin.
2 Forgot About Thora Birch
In the ‘90s, Thora Birch was in Hocus Pocus, Monkey Trouble, Now & Then and American Beauty. While it has been awhile since her last hit, this year, she will appear in The Walking Dead as Gamma, which fans are anxious to see.
1 Bigger Than Ever: Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston may always be known as Rachel from Friends, but in the last few years, this actress has starred in flicks like Murder Mystery, Dumplin', We're the Millers, Wanderlust, Horrible Bosses, The Switch and The Bounty Hunter.