Whether you were a teenage dreamer or a grown-up with a hidden poster stash, the captivating idols of the 90s ignited sparks of adoration in the hearts of millions. We're about to journey down memory lane to some of the star-struck infatuations that some folks on an online community say once consumed their thoughts. Here we go!
1. Amy Jo Johnson
Everyone loved Johnson as a power ranger, and her die-hard fans followed her career religiously, even when she released her first single, “Puddle of Grace.” Above all, her vibrant personality endeared her to fans and significantly younger audiences.
2. Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith rose to prominence as a model and actress. She made headlines for her appearances in adult magazines and her marriage to billionaire J. Howard Marshall. Her unique persona and glamorous lifestyle attracted attention and made her a prominent figure in popular culture; also, who wouldn't develop a massive crush on such beauty?
3. David Duchovny
David Duchovny became an icon of the post-Cold War decade with his role as FBI agent Fox Mulder in the hit TV series The X-Files. People of all ages watched and enjoyed The X-Files. Duchovny's portrayal of the enigmatic and dedicated investigator won over the hearts of fans worldwide. His intellect, wit, and undeniable chemistry with co-star Gillian Anderson made him famous. But he had that macho, confident, bad-boy vibe that the girls loved.
4. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Remember the fearless vampire slayer from the late '90s classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer? That's Sarah Gellar. Her role in this TV series brought her into the spotlight, and she found her way into the hearts of many viewers. It could be her strong and empowered character that resonated with audiences or her looks and overall flair that people loved, especially teenagers.
5. Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone achieved widespread recognition for her role as the charming and vivacious Cher Horowitz in the cult classic film Clueless. Alicia is the definition of beautiful, and she aged like fine wine. Her fashion sense and infectious personality made her hard to resist for many male viewers and perhaps even some female fans.
6. Gillian Anderson
Remember David Duchovny from earlier? He and Gillian Anderson go together. She became a household name thanks to her portrayal of the skeptical yet compassionate FBI agent Dana Scully in The X-Files. Her intelligence, professionalism, and on-screen chemistry with David Duchovny earned her a significant fan following. Of course, a percentage of that following developed a massive crush on her.
7. Devon Sawa
Devon Sawa was a heartthrob in the 90s, appearing in films like Casper, Now and Then, and Final Destination. Everything about him, from his boyish charm and good looks to his lovable personality, made him a teenage dream for many admirers during that decade and even now.
8. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek, the talented Mexican-American actress, captivated audiences with her beauty and acting prowess. Her breakout role in the film Desperado alongside Antonio Banderas brought her well-deserved attention. Given her continued popularity today, Hayek will always be the “it” girl for her admirers.
9. Tiffani Amber Thiessen
Tiffani Amber Thiessen gained widespread fame during the 90s for her role as Kelly Kapowski on the popular TV series Saved by the Bell. Her charm and girl-next-door appeal captured the hearts of many fans. Apart from her impressive acting skills and performances, her radiant smile makes it easy to understand why she became a major celebrity crush during that era.
10. Alyson Hannigan
Given how well-liked Alyson Hannigan was in all her roles, it's sad that we aren't seeing more of her lately. Alyson Hannigan charmed viewers and always appeared likable. She gave viewers everything from witty humor and endearing character traits to a geeky sensual appeal in her early days. So, even though she isn't the hottest star in the game now, she was everywhere at some point, and her fans couldn't get enough of her.
11. Christian Slater
Christian Slater was the rebel heartthrob of many people's youth. He was widely recognized for his edgy and charismatic performances in rebellious films, and the ladies loved him. However, the man who once ignited a fire in many hearts for his bad-boy vibes grew into a genuinely calm, gentle, and level-headed man.
Aaliyah was an absolute powerhouse, a genuine triple threat in the entertainment world. Not only was she an incredibly gifted singer and dancer, but her acting skills were also top-notch. You couldn't escape Aaliyah during the 90s; she was everywhere! Her music dominated the radio waves, her appearances on talk shows were always a delight, and she seamlessly transitioned into the world of movies. It was like there was no challenge too big for her to conquer.
Aaliyah was the definition of determination and talent combined, leaving an unforgettable mark on the industry and the hearts of her fans.
13. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore's journey from a child star to a beloved actress was captivating. It's been around a decade since Drew launched Flower Beauty, and it's already bloomed into a significant success. You can't deny that the story of a troubled child star growing into a successful mogul is genuinely inspiring. But even before she became a huge success, many teens had a crush on her in the 90s.