10 Nineties Stars Who Have Fallen Off The Radar

So a lot of 90’s stars have crossed over to the 2000’s effortlessly and no one seemed to care or notice. But there are some legends who have fallen off the radar and I’m sorry but it’s time to say something: HI? WHERE ARE YOU? Here are my 10 picks for 90’s actors and actresses who I think have managed to slip through the cracks.

Julia Stiles
Dude. What the f*** happened to this bish? She’s been in every amazing movie ever, 10 Things I Hate About You, Save the Last Dance, and O to name a few. HELLO? Where is she? I’ll tell you where. Doing episodes of Dexter and mocking the rest of the world with her degree from Columbia University. She was talented, smart, and had a husky voice. Everyone loves a good husky voice. Um and apparently she made an appearance in Silver Lining’s Playbook but everyone was so busy skeeting over Jennifer Lawrence that they didn’t notice. Pissed off.

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Freddie Prinze Jr
Um. Yeah. When has anyone with the name “Freddie” ever been hot? Literally the only hot Freddie I’ve ever laid my eyes on and god damn. So Freddie Prinze Jr was probably responsible for half of the teenage girl orgasms in the 90’s, especially after slaying in “She’s All That” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” And now he’s in what, Scooby F***ing Doo? What hell is this that the hottest man of the 90’s is in a movie about a dog that may or may not be mentally challenged? What even? And then he proceeded to make appearances on random TV shows. He has been robbed almost as hard as Leo DiCaprio. Almost.

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Melissa Joan Hart
If you don’t know who this woman is then I want nothing to do with you. Melissa Joan Goddamn Hart is my queen. She was the reason why “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” were even a thing to begin with. And where is she now you ask? She is married with kids, along with 85 percent of the people I went to high school with. So.

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Alicia Silverstone
You guys. Alicia Silverstone was everything to me in the 90s. Clueless? Hi you’re perfect. Batman and Robin? Literally such a hot Batgirl. You are all probably wondering what she’s been up to. Well semi-recently she was in the news for feeding her babies mouth to mouth like a bird. Help. OH MY GOD AND SHE WAS ALSO IN A SCOOBY DOO MOVIE I’M ENGULFED IN THE FLAMES OF HELL.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar
So Sarah Michelle Gellar was one of the hottest. AND she married Freddie Prinze Jr, making them the official King and Queen of 90’s Hollywood. She killed it in the Buffy series and movies like Simply Irresistible and Cruel Intentions And to be honest she wasn’t bad in The Grudge 1 & 2 in 2004 and 2006. But the possessed children from The Grudge must have dismembered her because she’s gone now. And she was also in a Scooby Doo movie so can someone just dismember me too at this point please?

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Ah JTT. He was the guy that made three first names a hot thing. So sorry Johnny Peter John, but Jonathan Taylor Thomas beat you to the punch. Little girls everywhere fantasized about one night (or an eternity) with this attractive underage boy who starred in the show Home Improvement, and made appearances in a few movies afterwards. So apparently, he’s just spent the past decade in Ivy League schools, first attending Harvard and then graduating from Columbia in 2010. Whatever Jonathan Taylor Smarty Thomas, we kinda miss you.

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Joshua Jackson
Ok so yeah. I just didn’t get this one. I mean yeah Joshua Jackson is adorbs, I’ll give you that. But like I never got turned on staring at a magazine cut out of his face. Sorry, I was busy watching “Meet Joe Black” and gutting myself over this one guy Brad Pitt, sue me. Anyway, so besides the classic show Dawson’s Creek (which I would rather rot than watch sorry guys) he slayed in The Might Ducks, The Skulls, and other movies. He’s been on TV a bit but like, Josh, we are really starting to miss dem blue eyes.

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Larisa Oleynik
Alex. Mack. Bitches. If you guys were as seriously down with Nickleodeon as I was in the 90’s, then you are aware of Larisa’s perfection on The Secret World of Alex Mack, a show about a girl who literally suffers from radioactive poisoning and has the ability to turn into a Capri Sun commercial. Aka awesome. Anyway she was also in 10 Things I Hate About You with my angel Julia Stiles. And since then? Uh apparently she has had a stalker who was so obsessed that he changed his last name to hers and she was finally granted a restraining order in January 2013. HELLO?

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Tia and Tamara Mowry
Ok so these ladies are twins so they will get the same number. But yeah hi, Sister, Sister was one of the best shows ever. And these sisters were hilarious. Their baby brother Taj Mowry also slayed in his show “Smart Guy,” but sorry Taj, you didn’t make the list. So yeah, since the show, these girls have made appearances on different movies and TV shows and most recently had their own reality show on the Style Network in 2011 called “Tia and Tamara,” basically documenting their adult lives. I’ll give you a hint. NO ONE WATCHED IT. Whatever I still love them.

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Kel Mitchell
F*** you if you thought I forgot about my one and only Kel Mitchell. This man was my everything. He made me cry on the show All That, and made me sob on Kenan and Kel. I like to think that he has greatly contributed to my love of hamburgers. Um and the time that everyone said he DIED. I literally hate all of you. How dare you scare me like that. Kel is alive and thriving. He’s married, he has kids and he’s not dead. So take that, shove it in your Good Burger, and then shove it in your mouth and rot.

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Rula Al-Nasrawi is a Columbia Graduate whose writing has appeared in ViceThe Atlantic, and other online publications. Her first language is valley girl. Californian bred, NYC residing. @RulaOfTheWorld


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