’90s Movie Teen Queens: What Do They Look Like Now? (PHOTOS)
Do you still covet Cher's wardrobe from Clueless? And do you still have PTSD about that one time you watched Cruel Intentions with your family? Join the club!
The '90s wouldn't have been the same without these now-classic teen movies and the leading ladies who made belly chains and chokers all the rage. And now, thanks to our rewards partner Viggle, you can relive the last great decade any time you want — belly chains and chokers optional, but strongly encouraged.
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To get you in the mood for a '90s movie marathon, we're looking back at the teen queens who reigned supreme. From Alicia Silverstone to Sarah Michelle Gellar, these ladies sure have come a long way. Keep reading to see what they're up to now!
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt was every high schooler's ultimate fantasy, especially after playing prom queen/damsel in distress Amanda Beckett in Can't Hardly Wait (1998). To this day, no one has ever made a simple blue tank top look so good. And we can't forget about I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), when J Love unleashed her inner badass, screaming "What are you waiting for?!" into the ether while rocking a sexy cardigan set (yes, cardigan sets were somehow considered sexy in the '90s, along with turtlenecks and overalls... but we digress).
Now at 35, Jennifer Love is married with a 1-year-old daughter Autumn. She's also killing it on the small screen as FBI Agent Kate Callahan on Criminal Minds. Crazy how time flies, right?
Lucky for you, '90s J Love is just one click away. Rent or buy I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can't Hardly Wait with your Viggle Points!
Before Mean Girls, there was Clueless. Though Alicia Silverstone had already appeared in a few movies before the 1995 classic, it was her portrayal of ditzy yet lovable Cher Horowitz that made her a household name. If you were a girl in the '90s, you no doubt tried to emulate Cher's style with baby tees, pleated skirts, knee-high socks, and Mary Janes. C'mon, admit it. You were a total Betty!
These days, Alicia stays out of the public eye for the most part, unless she's fighting for animal rights or stricter environmental policy. Or sharing pictures of her adorable son, Bear, of course!
Alicia may be all grown up, but she'll always be Cher to us — which is why we are renting Clueless on Viggle, like, right now.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Raise your hand if you watched Cruel Intentions for the first time with your parents and it was the most awkward thing ever. Yeah, so that happened. Thankfully, we can now revel in our love for Sarah Michelle Gellar without the parental units’ side-eyeing disapproval. But we totally get it — Kathryn Merteuil wasn't exactly a shining beacon of morality. Between her manipulative behavior and closet coke addiction, Kathryn was a nightmare!
In real life, Sarah couldn't be more different. After a successful TV and movie career, she married her longtime love Freddie Prinze, Jr. (aka our '90s crush) and they have two kids together.
To rent or buy Cruel Intentions, head over to Viggle. Just don't invite your parents this time, k?
Rachael Leigh Cook
Yes, we all know that Laney Boggs was beautiful the entire time, but somehow Zack was able to see it only after she removed her glasses and discovered mascara (all thanks to his sister — oh hi Anna Paquin!). Seriously though, Rachael Leigh Cook was adorable in
She's All That (1999) as the artsy girl who's always covered in paint and tripping over herself. And to this day we're still mad at Zack for agreeing to that bet… that f—ing bet!
Nowadays, Rachael (who hasn't aged a day!) is married to The Originals star Daniel Gillies and together they have a 1-year-old daughter, Charlotte Easton. While she was out of the spotlight for much of the 2000s, she's now a fixture on the small screen in TNT's hit drama Perception.
I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car, I hate it when you stare. Should we go on?
Julia Stiles became the anti-teen-queen icon the second she uttered those immortal words as cynical Kat Stratford in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). To this day, we credit our drunken dancing abilities to her epic interpretation of "Hypnotize," which we assume was her unofficial audition tape for Save the Last Dance.
In recent years, Julia appeared on the small screen in Dexter and she had a supporting role in the 2012 Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook.
What's your favorite scary movie? If it's Scream, you've come to the right place. Although she was in her early-20s when Wes Craven's cult horror franchise made its debut in 1996, Neve Campbell's portrayal of tormented high schooler Sidney Prescott was totally believable. That same year, Neve played a burgeoning witch in The Craft (again alongside her Scream co-star Skeet Ulrich), a movie that had us convinced we too had special powers. “Light as a feather, stiff as a board,” anyone?
Now 41, Neve is married and has a son named Caspian. She's kept things low-key on the acting front, but thanks to Viggle we can catch up with Neve by renting or buying Scream and The Craft. Who cares if Halloween is over?
The '90s wouldn't have been the same without Scott Wormer mumbling "can I kiss you?" into Roberta's ear in Now & Then. Christina Ricci was a lucky girl! But our love for Now & Then isn't just about heartthrob Devon Sawa. The 1995 coming-of-age classic gave us our first real taste of feminism. When Roberta socked that jerk in the face for suggesting she go home and play with her dolls? Epic.
It's hard to believe that Christina's all grown up and married with a child of her own! In more good news, Lifetime just ordered a full season of Lizzie Borden following the success of the original movie, and Christina will be reprising her role.
Which '90s teen queen still reigns supreme? Tell us in the comments below!