Most of us have a type when it comes to our romantic partners. Some of us are attracted to people with a certain set of physical features (for example tall or blonde) while others look for mates with similar interests to their own. Sometimes we're attracted to people who are just like us, and sometimes we look for partners who are the complete opposite of us. But all we all tend to have a type and keep a mental checklist of the traits we are looking for. Many of us have experienced falling in love at first sight. This happens when we meet someone who seems to tick all our boxes. Other times we might meet someone who seems completely the opposite of what we are looking for and we end up falling for them anyway!
Today we are going to help everyone find a match using a simple formula. Just go through this list of popular nineties actresses and tell us what you thought of their performances. Don't worry if you can't remember where you know them from, because we've included info about their best-known shows and movies.
It's time to head back to the nineties and find the perfect match!
Drew Barrymore began her life as a child actress and became an international star when she played the role of Gertie in Steven Spielberg's 1982 science fiction classic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. During the nineties she appeared in movies like Poison Ivy, Boys on the Side, Mad Love, Scream, Ever After, Never Been Kissed, and The Wedding Singer. Fans will also remember her from films like Charlie's Angels, Blended, Donnie Darko, 50 First Dates, and Riding in Cars with Boys. Rate Drew Barrymore.
Christina Ricci made her first film appearance at the age of nine in the 1990 film Mermaids (alongside Winona Ryder). Her breakout role, however, came the following year when she landed the role of Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family. During the 90s she appeared in movies like Casper, Now and Then, The Ice Storm, Buffalo '66, and Sleepy Hollow. In 2003 she starred alongside Charlize Theron in the gritty crime drama Monster. What kind of rating would you give Christina Ricci?
Renee Zellweger began to attract attention when she appeared in the 1995 teen comedy Empire Records and became a household name following her performance, alongside Tom Cruise, in the 1996 sports film Jerry Maguire. She's also well known for playing the role of Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones's Diary (and it's two sequels) and Roxie Hart in Chicago. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a Civil War farmer in the 2003 drama film Cold Mountain (as per Wikipedia). Rate this actress.
Neve Campbell is best known for playing the role of Julia Salinger on the drama series Party of Five (which aired from 1994–2000) and Sidney Prescott in the Scream film franchise (starting with the first film in 1996). She also enjoyed prominent roles in nineties films such as The Craft, Wild Things, 54, and Three to Tango. Fans might also recognize her as LeAnn Harvey from the thriller series House of Cards (as per Wikipedia). What kind of rating does Neve Campbell deserve?
Since making her film debut back in 1988 Julia Roberts has gone on to become one of the most successful actresses. She's appeared in more than 50 films and during the nineties, she was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world (as per Wikipedia). Her best-known films of this era include Pretty Woman, Sleeping with the Enemy, The Pelican Brief, My Best Friend's Wedding, Notting Hill, and Runaway Bride. What kind of rating would you give Julia Roberts? Tell us now.
Courteney Cox began acting in the mid-eighties, appearing in music videos and tv shows. Some of her early films include Masters of the Universe, Cocoon: The Return, and I'll Be Home for Christmas. In 1994 she was invited to audition for the part of Rachel Green on a new sitcom called Friends and ended up being cast as Monica Geller instead (as per Wikipedia). The show was a massive success and succeeded in making her a household name. Give Courteney Cox a rating.
Back in the nineties, everyone wanted a hairstyle just like Jennifer Aniston. She became famous playing the role of Rachel Green in the hit show Friends and soon made a name for herself as a film star. Her nineties film credits include She's the One, Picture Perfect, The Object of My Affection, and Office Space (as per Wikipedia). Fans will also know her from more recent films such as We're the Millers and Mother's Day. Give Jennifer Aniston a rating.
Sarah Michelle Gellar:
Sarah Michelle Gellar became a teen idol in the nineties thanks to her leading role in the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her film credits include are I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, The Grudge, Harvard Man, Southland Tales, and The Air I Breathe. She met her husband Freddie Prinze Jnr. on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer and the couple has been married since 2002 (as per Wikipedia). Rate this actress.
Reese Witherspoon made her profession debut in the 1991 drama film The Man in the Moon. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her performance and other film roles soon followed. Between 1993 and 2001 she appeared in films like A Far Off Place, Freeway, Pleasantville, Election, Legally Blonde, and Overnight Delivery. In 2005 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of June Cash in the biographical drama Walk the Line (as per Wikipedia). Rate this actress.
Jennifer Love Hewitt:
During the nineties, Jennifer Love Hewitt was best-known for playing the role of Sarah Reeves Merrin on the teen drama series Party of Five. During this time she also starred in the hit teen film I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel. Her other film credits include Can't Hardly Wait, Heartbreakers, and The Tuxedo. As well as being an actress Jennifer is also an accomplished singer, with four studio albums under her belt (as per Wikipedia). Rate Jennifer Love Hewitt.
During the late eighties and nineties, Alyssa Milano was best-known for her TV roles which included playing Samantha Micelli in Who's the Boss?, Jennifer Mancini in Melrose Place, and Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed. Her nineties film credits include movies like Where the Day Takes You, Little Sister, Glory Daze, Poison Ivy II: Lily, Public Enemies, and Hugo Pool (as per Wikipedia). Fans might also remember her as Billie Cunningham in the comedy sitcom My Name is Earl. Give Alyssa Milano a rating.
Who remembers this actress? During the nineties, Shannen Doherty was widely known for playing the role of Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Prue Halliwell in Charmed. Fans of eighties film also might remember her from movies like Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Heathers. She's also appeared in the films Mallrats, Striking Poses, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (as per Wikipedia). What kind of rating would you give Shannen Doherty? Go ahead and tell us.
Winona Ryder rose to prominence in the late eighties and early nineties with her performances in the films Beetlejuice Heathers, Mermaids, Edward Scissorhands, and Bram Stoker's Dracula. She then received two consecutive Academy Award nominations for her roles in the films The Age of Innocence (1993) and Little Women (1994). Her other notable nineties work includes the films Reality Bites, Alien Resurrection, and Girl, Interrupted. During the nineties, Winona dated her Edward Scissorhands co-star Johnny Depp. Go ahead and rate this actress.
Cameron Diaz enjoyed her lucky break at the age of 21 when she landed the role of jazz singer Tina Carlyle in the 1994 comedy flick The Mask. Cameron was a model at the time and had no previous acting experience but the film went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of the year and soon she was getting more film roles. During the rest of the decade, she appeared in movies like There's Something About Mary and Being John Malkovich (as per Wikipedia). Go ahead and rate Cameron Diaz.
Christina Applegate became famous during the nineties for playing the role of Kelly Bundy on the sitcom Married... with Children and subsequently moved on to film roles. Fans might remember her from movies like Mars Attacks!, The Big Hit, The Sweetest Thing, Grand Theft Parsons, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (as Ron Burgundy's love interest) and its sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Hall Pass, Vacation, and Bad Moms (as per Wikipedia). Go ahead and give this actress the rating she deserves.
This actress made her film debut in the 1997 black comedy film Nowhere. According to Wikipedia, this film is notable because it featured many actors who had, at the time, not yet reached the height of their stardom. This includes actors like Ryan Phillippe, Denise Richards, and Mena Suvari. Suvari's other notable films include Slums of Beverly Hills, Loser, Sugar & Spice, Rumor Has It, Stuck, and You May Not Kiss the Bride. What kind of a rating would you give Mena?
Since 2011, Claire Danes has starred as Carrie Mathison in the drama series Homeland, for which she has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (as per Wikipedia). Danes rose to fame during the nineties thanks to her role as Angela Chase in the popular teen drama series My So-Called Life and roles in films such as Little Women, Home for the Holidays, Romeo + Juliet (alongside Leonardo DiCaprio), The Rainmaker, and Brokedown Palace. Rate this actress.
During the nineties, Tiffani Thiessen was best known for playing Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210 and for starring as Kelly Kapowski on the sitcom Saved by the Bell. She's also worked on TV shows such as Fastlane, What About Brian, and White Collar, and appeared in movies like Son in Law, Love Stinks, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th, The Ladies Man, Hollywood Ending, and Cyborg Soldier (as per Wikipedia). What kind of rating would you give Tiffani Thiessen?
During the 90s and early 2000s, Tara Reid was well-known for her appearances in movies like The Big Lebowski, Urban Legend, Josie and the Pussycats, Van Wilder, and My Boss's Daughter. More recently fans might remember her playing the character April Wexler in the Sharknado television film series, which despite its over-the-top storyline (a waterspout lifts sharks out of the ocean and hurls them around) has gained a cult following (as per Wikipedia). Go ahead and give Tara Reid a rating.
Alicia Silverstone is best-known for playing the role of rich girl Cher in the classic nineties teen comedy film Clueless. Interestingly enough her character's love interest in this film was Paul Rudd, who is today plays the role of Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the nineties, Silverstone also appeared in The Crush (her debut role), Batman & Robin (as Batgirl), The Babysitter, and Excess Baggage. What kind of rating would you give Alicia? Go ahead and tell us now.
When Kate Winslet heard that director James Cameron was looking for an actress to play the role of Rose in his latest epic film, Titanic, she just knew that she would be perfect for the role. According to her profile page on Wikipedia, the actress pestered the director until he finally agreed to give her an audition. It paid off in the end, as the film went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time (at that stage). Rate this actress.
Kirsten Dunst rose to fame in 1994 when she played the role of Claudia in the hit film Interview with the Vampire. She starred alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, who were both at the height of their fame at the time. During the nineties, she also appeared in movies like Little Women, Jumanji, Wag the Dog, and Small Soldiers. She is also well-known for playing the part of Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (as per Wikipedia). Give this actress a rating.
Katie Holmes rose to fame in the second half of the nineties thanks to her leading role in the teen television series Dawson's Creek. From the late nineties to the mid-2000's she appeared in films like The Ice Storm (her debut movie), Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Wonder Boys, The Gift, Abandon, Phone Booth, The Singing Detective, Pieces of April, Batman Begins, and Thank You for Smoking (as per Wikipedia). Katie was also married to actor Tom Cruise from 2006 until 2012. Rate this actress.
During the 90s Angelina Jolie appeared in movies like Hackers, Pushing Tin, and The Bone Collector. She starred alongside Winona Ryder in the 1999 film Girl, Interrupted which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (as per Wikipedia). In the early 2000's she established herself as an action star with movies such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Wanted, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Salt. What kind of rating would you give Angelina Jolie?
Sandra Bullock rose to prominence in the nineties thanks to her breakout role in the action thriller Speed (alongside Keanu Reeves). During this decade she also enjoyed leading roles in movies like While You Were Sleeping, Hope Floats, The Net, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Practical Magic, and Forces of Nature. She went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 2009 sports drama, The Blind Side(as per Wikipedia). Go ahead and give Sandra Bullock a rating.
Gwyneth Paltrow made her film debut alongside John Travolta in the 1991 musical romance Shout. She rose to fame during this decade with performances in films like Hook, Seven, Moonlight and Valentino, Emma, Sliding Doors, Great Expectations, Shakespeare in Love, and The Talented Mr. Ripley. From 1994 to 1997 she dated actor Brad Pitt and they were briefly engaged before their relationship ended. She then dated Ben Affleck from 1997 until 2000 (as per Wikipedia). Go ahead and rate Gwyneth Paltrow.
During the nineties, Lacey Chabert made a name for herself as a child actress with her role as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five. Since then she's appeared in movies like Mean Girls, Lost in Space, Not Another Teen Movie, Daddy Day Care, and Black Christmas (as per Wikipedia). She also provided the voices for characters like Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys and Meg Griffin in Family Guy (season one). Give Lacey Chabert a rating.
As an actress, Elizabeth Hurley is best known for playing the role of Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers' 1997 hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. She's also appeared in films like Bedazzled (where she played the devil), Serving Sara (alongside Friends star Matthew Perry), and Method. During the nineties, she was well-known for being in a relationship with actor Hugh Grant, who was, at that time, at the height of his fame (as per Wikipedia). What kind of rating would you give Elizabeth Hurley?
Heather Graham rose to prominence during the nineties with roles in films like Shout, Diggstown, Six Degrees of Separation, Fire Walk with Me, and Boogie Nights. She was also well-known for playing the role of Felicity alongside Mike Myers in the second Austin Powers film. Since then she appeared in movies like Committed, Say It Isn't So, Mary, and Gray Matters (as per Wikipedia),. Most people will probably recognize her from her infamous role in the hit comedy The Hangover. Rate this actress.
Portia de Rossi:
One of Portia's first professional jobs was playing a small role in the 1997 film Scream 2. Her big break came the following year when she was cast to play lawyer Nelle Porter in the legal comedy series Ally McBeal and she continued in this role until the show came to an end in 2002 (as per Wikipedia). Portia de Rossi has been married to comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres since 2008. How would you rate this actress? Tell us now.
Ali Larter began acting in the late nineties, taking on small roles in TV shows like Dawson's Creek and Chicago Hope. In 1999 she made her film debut playing the love interest of one of the lead characters in the coming-of-age film Varsity Blues (alongside Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek). Today she is well known for playing the role of Clear Rivers in Final Destination and Final Destination 2 and Claire Redfield in Resident Evil: Extinction (as per Wikipedia). Rate Ali Larter.
Fans of nineties cinema will remember Uma Thurman from movies like Robin Hood (as Maid Marian), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Pulp Fiction (as the infamous Mia Wallace), Beautiful Girls, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Batman & Robin (as Poison Ivy), Gattaca, and the 1998 version of Les Misérables, where she played Fantine. Her other films include Paycheck, Be Cool, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (as per Wikipedia). Give Uma Thurman a rating.
During the nineties, Liv Tyler made a name for herself as an actress with movies like Silent Fall, Empire Records, Stealing Beauty, Inventing the Abbotts, and Armageddon. In 2001 she landed the role of Arwen Undómiel in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, which she reprised for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. She also played Betty Ross in the 2008 superhero film The Incredible Hulk. Rate this actress.
When Brandy Norwood released her debut album in 1993 it went on to sell six million copies worldwide. Today she's sold more than 40 million records worldwide and, according to Wikipedia, is now one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Although Brandy is better known for her music, she's also appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including the sitcom Moesha, where she played the title character for six seasons. During the nineties she appeared in films like Arachnophobia, Cinderella, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and Double Platinum. Give her a rating.
Before landing her first starring role, this actress worked her way up the ladder with small roles in TV and film. Her nineties film credits include Brown's Requiem (her first leading role), Girl, and Cruel Intentions. Fans might also remember her from movies like Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, A Guy Thing, The Fog, Dark Horse, In Their Skin, Ordinary World, Mothers and Daughters, and Mom and Dad (as per Wikipedia). Rate this Selma Blair.
Bridget Fonda comes from a family of actors. She is the daughter of Peter Fonda, niece of Jane Fonda and granddaughter of Henry Fonda; all acclaimed actors of their time. Bridget is best known for her film work during the nineties, which included movies like The Godfather Part III, Single White Female, Singles, Point of No Return, It Could Happen to You, and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (as per Wikipedia). What kind of a rating would you give Bridget Fonda?
Struggling to remember where you know this actress from? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Alicia was a child actress who first rose to fame after being discovered by filmmaker David Lynch who her as Alia Atreides in his 1984 film Dune. During the nineties, she worked on films such as Fun, Mr. Holland's Opus, and Urban Legend. Fans might also remember her from movies like Vanilla Sky, Last Holiday, and the 88 Minutes (as per Wikipedia). Rate Alicia Witt.
During the first half of the nineties, Rebecca Gayheart landed a recurring guest role on the hit teen series Beverly Hills, 90210 and it didn't take long for her to find her way onto the big screen. She made her feature film debut in the 1997 comedy Nothing to Lose before moving up to a leading role in the 1998 flick Urban Legend. The following year she starred in the black comedy film Jawbreaker. Go ahead and give Rebecca Gayheart a rating.
This actress made her film debut in the 1992 comedy flick Encino Man. During the rest of the nineties, she added movies like The Craft and Empire Records to her filmography, which both went on to achieve cult status. Fans might also remember her from movies like Vertical Limit, Supernova, End of Days, and Open Window. She's also known for her work on shows such as The Mentalist (as per Wikipedia). What kind of rating would you give Robin Tunney?
Julia Stiles first began to attract attention when she made her screen debut as Erica Dansby in the television series Ghostwriter. Just three years later she landed her first film role in the romantic drama I Love You, I Love You Not. Her other nineties film credits include The Devil's Own, Wicked, and Wide Awake. In the early 2000s, she appeared in movies like Down to You and Save the Last Dance (as per Wikipedia). Go ahead and rate Julia Stiles.
During the nineties, Heather Locklear was well-known for her role as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place and for playing Caitlin Moore on Spin City. Both these roles earned her numerous Golden Globe nominations according to her profile page on Wikipedia. Locklear's film credits include Firestarter, Money Talks, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Uptown Girls, and The Perfect Man. Her most recent film appearance was in the 2013 parody film Scary Movie 5. What kind of rating does Heather Locklear deserve? Tell us now.
Gillian Anderson is best-known for playing the role of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the series The X-Files. In this show, which first began airing in 1993, she and her fellow FBI agent Fox Mulder (played by David Duchovny) investigate cases that involve the paranormal. During the nineties, Gillian appeared in movies like The Mighty and Playing by Heart. Fans might also recognize her from other films such as The House of Mirth and The Last King of Scotland. What kind of rating would you give Gillian Anderson?
Calista Flockhart rose to fame in the latter half of the nineties when she starred as a single female lawyer in the comedy-drama series Ally McBeal. Between 1996 and 2000 she also appeared in the films The Birdcage, Milk & Money, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her. TV show fans will also remember her as Kitty Walker in Brothers & Sisters and Cat Grant in the superhero series Supergirl (as per Wikipedia). Rate this actress.
Eliza Dushku became well-known in the nineties thanks to her role as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar). She reprised this role for the spin-off series, Angel. During this era, she also appeared in movies like This Boy's Life, Race the Sun, and True Lies. Her other film credits include Bring It On, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Soul Survivors, City by the Sea, and Wrong Turn (as per Wikipedia). Give this actress the rating she deserves.
Melissa Joan Hart:
During the nineties, Melissa Joan Hart had roles in a number of TV movies, including films such as Twisted Desire, The Right Connections, Two Came Back, and Silencing Mary. But she became best known for playing the title role in the teen series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She also starred in the companion films Sabrina Goes to Rome (1998) and Sabrina Down Under (1999). She played the leading role on the sitcom Clarissa Explains It All from 1991–1994 (as per Wikipedia). Rate this actress.
Keri Russell's first TV appearance was as a cast member of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club variety show on the Disney Channel. She was featured on the show from 1991 to 1994 and shared the screen with future actor Ryan Gosling and future pop stars Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. She became well-known in the late nineties for playing the title role in the drama series Felicity, for which she won a Golden Globe (as per Wikipedia). Rate this actress.
Ashley Judd rose to fame in nineties thanks to her starring roles in films like Ruby in Paradise, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Kiss the Girls, and Double Jeopardy. During this time she also appeared in movies such as Heat, The Passion of Darkly Noon, and Eye of the Beholder (as per Wikipedia). Fans might also remember her playing Natalie Prior in The Divergent Series: Insurgent and The Divergent Series: Allegiant, or as Rebecca Winstone in the TV series Missing. Give Ashley Judd a rating.
Rose McGowan made her film debut in the 1992 comedy film Encino Man, where she played a minor character. She continued her rise to fame with nineties movies like The Doom Generation, Scream (considered her breakthrough role), Going All the Way, Devil in the Flesh, and Jawbreaker. McGowan is also well known for playing as Paige Matthews in supernatural drama series Charmed and for starring in Robert Rodriguez's and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 double-feature film Grindhouse (as per Wikipedia). Rate this actress.
In 1991 Juliette Lewis received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in the Martin Scorsese's thriller Cape Fear. Her other films from this era include Husbands and Wives, Kalifornia (alongside Brad Pitt), What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Basketball Diaries, Strange Days, From Dusk till Dawn, The Evening Star, and The Other Sister. As well as being an actress she is also an accomplished musician and leads the rock band Juliette and the Licks (as per Wikipedia). Rate Juliette Lewis.
Jodie Foster received her first Academy Award nomination at the age of 14 for her role in the gritty 1976 film Taxi Driver. She remained popular throughout the eighties and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1988 legal drama The Accused. She went on to win her second Academy Award three years later for playing Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (as per Wikipedia). Her other notable films include Contact, Panic Room, and Elysium. Rate this actress.