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Cinematic Faces of the 90's [Female Edition]

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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Coneheads (1993, Steve Barron) | Dazed and Confused (1993, Richard Linklater) | Mallrats (1995, Kevin Smith) | Bio-Dome (1996, Jason Bloom) | Michael (1996, Nora Ephron) | Chasing Amy (1997, Kevin Smith) | Big Daddy (1999, Dennis Dugan).

Joey Lauren Adams is mostly known for appearing in Kevin Smith's films, such as Mallrats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997). She received a Golden Globes nomination for her performance in the later film. She also appeared in the 1993 teen comedy Dazed and Confused directed by Richard Linklater and in Dennis Dugan's Big Daddy in 1999.


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Twin Peaks (1990, TV Series) | Sleepwalkers (1992, Mick Garris) | Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, David Lynch) | Trapped in Paradise (1994, George Gallo).

Mädchen Amick got her big break in David Lynch's cult TV Series, Twin Peaks, in which she played Shelly Johnson. She also starred in the films Sleepwalkers (1992) and Trapped in Paradise (1994).


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Leprechaun (1993, Mark Jones) | Friends (1994,TV Series) | She's the One (1996, Edward Burns) | Picture Perfect (1997, Glenn Gordon Caron) | The Object of My Affection (1998, Nicholas Hytner) | Office Space (1999, Mike Judge).

Jennifer Aniston was one of the It-Girls of the 1990's, due in part to the popularity of the Fox sitcom, Friends, in which she played the role of Rachel Green. Following the success of Friends, she mostly starred in romantic comedies. She notably had a supporting role in the 1999 hit comedy Office Space.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Scent of a Woman (1992, Martin Brest) | Body Snatchers (1993, Abel Ferrara) | For Love or Money (1993, Barry Sonnenfeld) | The Three Musketeers (1993, Stephen Herek) | Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995, Gary Fleder).

Perhaps, Gabrielle Anwar's claim to fame was one famous scene in the 1992 film, Scent of a Woman, where she danced a memorable tango with the great Al Pacino. She also starred in Abel Ferrara's Body Snatchers (1993), Stephen Herek's The Three Musketeers (1993) and Gary Fleder's Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Trauma (1993, Dario Argento) | La Reine Margot (1994, Patrice Chéreau) | The Stendhal Syndrome (1996, Dario Argento) | Phantom of the Opera (1998, Dario Argento) | New Rose Hotel (1999, Abel Ferrara).

The daughter of director Dario Argento, Italian actress Asia Argento appeared in a few of her father's film in the 1980's and in the 1990's, such as Trauma (1993), The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) and Phantom of the Opera (1998). She also appeared in the french film La Reine Margot, with Isabelle Adjani, and in Abel Ferrara's New Rose Hotel in 1999.


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
The Indian Runner (1991, Sean Penn) | True Romance (1993, Tony Scott) | Ed Wood (1994, Tim Burton) | Flirting With Disaster (1996, David O. Russell) | Lost Highway (1997, David Lynch) | Nightwatch (1998, Ole Bornedal) | Stigmata (1999, Rupert Wainwright) | Bringing Out the Dead (1999, Martin Scorsese).

Patricia Arquette comes from a family of actors and actresses, her sisters Rosanna Arquette and Alexis Arquette and her brother David Arquette are all well-known actors. She is most famous for her roles in the 90's films True Romance (1993), Ed Wood (1994) and Lost Highway (1997).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Gas Food Lodging (1992, Allison Anders) | Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995, Gary Fleder) | The Craft (1996, Andrew Fleming) | The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996, Richard Stanley, John Frankenheimer) | The Waterboy (1998, Frank Coraci) | American History X (1998, Tony Kaye).

Fairuza Balk made her film debut in the movie Return to Oz (1985), an unofficial sequel to the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. In 1993, she was awarded the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her remarkable performance in the indie film Gas Food Lodging. In 1996, she had a leading role in the teen movie The Craft. She also had a role in the critically acclaimed film American History X (1998).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Poison Ivy (1992, Katt Shea) | Bad Girls (1994, Jonathan Kaplan) | Boys on the Side (1995, Herbert Ross) | Scream (1996, Wes Craven) | Everyone Says I Love You (1997, Woody Allen) | The Wedding Singer (1998, Frank Coraci) | Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998, Andy Tennant) | Never Been Kissed (1999, Raja Gosnell).

Drew Barrymore first became famous as a child star in the 1980's, for playing the role of Gertie in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). In the first half of 90's, Drew forged an image as a rebellious teenager. The second half of the 90's were a career revival for her, as she had return to more successful roles and managed to restore her image. She starred in films like Poison Ivy (1992), Bad Girls (1994), Scream (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) and Never Been Kissed (1999).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Final Analysis (1992, Phil Joanou) | Wayne's World 2 (1993, Stephen Surjik) | The Getaway (1994, Roger Donaldson) | L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson).

American actress Kim Basinger was already a well-established actress in the 90's. Having starred in films like Never Say Never Again (1983), 9½ Weeks (1986) and Tim Burton's Batman (1989), she was one of the most popular actresses of the 1980's. In 1998, she won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as femme fatale Lynn Bracken in L.A. Confidential (1997).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Boyz 'N the Hood (1991, John Singleton) | Malcolm X (1992, Spike Lee) | What's Love Got To Do With It (1993, Brian Gibson) | Strange Days (1995, Kathryn Bigelow) | Vampire In Brooklyn (1995, Wes Craven) | Contact (1997, Robert Zemeckis) | Music of the Heart (1999, Wes Craven).

Angela Bassett's most famous role must be her impressive performance as Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic What's Love Got To Do With It, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She also appeared in films like Malcolm X (1992), Strange Days (1995), Vampire in Brooklyn (1996) and Contact (1997).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Misery (1990, Rob Reiner) | Fried Green Tomatoes (1991, Jon Avnet) | Dolores Claiborne (1995, Taylor Hackford) | Diablolique (1996, Jeremiah S. Chechik) | Titanic (1997, James Cameron) | Primary Colors (1998, Mike Nichols) | The Waterboy (1998, Frank Coraci).

Kathy Bates won an Oscar in 1991 for her frightening portrayal of Anne Wilkes in Rob Reiner's film adaptation of Stephen King's novel, Misery (1990). This memorable performance marked her Hollywood breakthrough. She was nominated for an Oscar again in 2000 for her performance in Mike Nichols' Primary Colors (1999). Other of her acclaimed performances in the 1990's includes Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Dolores Claiborne (1995) and the highest-grossing movie of all time at the time, Titanic (1997).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
La Belle Noiseuse (1991, Jacques Rivette) | Un Coeur en Hiver (1992, Claude Sautet) | L'Enfer (1994, Claude Chabrol) | Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995, Claude Sautet) | Mission: Impossible (1996, Brian de Palma).

French actress Emmanuelle Béart first came to prominence in the 1980's, when she starred in the french movie, Manon Des Sources (1986). Her american debut (and only apparition in an american film) was in Brian de Palma's action film, Mission: Impossible, starring alongside mega star Tom Cruise.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Much Ado About Nothing (1993, Kenneth Branagh) | Haunted (1995, Lewis Gilbert) | The Last Days of Disco (1998, Whit Stillman) | Brokedown Palace (1999, Jonathan Kaplan).

British actress Kate Beckinsale made her film debut in Kenneth Branagh's cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (1993). She subsequently appeared in the films Haunter (1995), The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Bram Stocker's Dracula (1992, Francis Ford Coppola) | L'appartement (1996, Gilles Mimouni) | Dobermann (1997, Jan Kounen).

Italian actress Monica Bellucci first started out as a model. She had a small role in one of Dracula's bride in the 1992 film Bram Stocker's Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It wasn't until 1996 that she got noticed in the french film L'appartement, in which she starred alongside her husband, french actor Vincent Cassel.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
The Grifters (1990, Stephen Frears) | Regarding Henry (1991, Mike Nichols) | Bugsy (1991, Barry Levinson) | Richard III (1995, Richard Loncraine) | The American President (1995, Rob Reiner) | Mars Attacks! (1996, Tim Burton) | The Siege (1998, Edward Zwick) | In Dreams (1999, Neil Jordan) | American Beauty (1999, Sam Mendes).

Annette Bening made her Hollywood breakout in The Grifters (1990), in which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also starred in the films Regarding Henry (1991), Bugsy (1991), The American President (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996), The Siege (1998) and, most notably, 2000's Best Picture winner at the Oscars, American Beauty (1999).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Saved by the Bell (1989-1992, TV Series) | Showgirls (1995, Paul Verhoeven) | The First Wives Club (1996, Hugh Wilson).

Berkley's breakthrough role was in the hit TV sitcom Saved by the Bell, in which she played Jessie Spano. She also starred as Nomi Malone in Paul Verhoeven 1995's erotic drama, the controversial Showgirls. Sadly, the film bombed at the Box-Office and had a big impact on her career.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Jungle Fever (1991, Spike Lee) | The Last Boy Scout (1991, Tony Scott) | Boomerang (1992, Reginald Hudlin); The Flintstones (1994, Brian Levant) | Executive Decision (1996, Stuart Baird) | Bulworth (1998, Warren Beatty).

Halle Berry's breakthrough role was in 1992's Boomerang, in which she starred alongside Eddie Murphy. She also starred in films like The Flinstones (1994) and Executive Decision (1996), which paved the way for some of her most iconic roles in the 2000's, as Tornado in the X-Men franchise and as 2002's Die Another Day Bond Girl, Jinx Johnson.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Les amants du Pont-Neuf (1991, Leos Carax) | Wuthering Heights (1992, Peter Kosminsky) | Fatale (1992, Louis Malle) | Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993, Krzysztof Kieslowski) | The English Patient (1996, Anthony Mingella).

French actress Juliette Binoche became widely known through her collaboration with polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski for his 1993 film Trois Couleurs: Bleu. Later, in 1997, she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as war nurse Hana, in the critically acclaimed film The English Patient (1996).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Paradise Road (1997, Bruce Beresford) | Oscar and Lucinda (1997, Gillian Armstrong) | Elizabeth (1998, Shekhar Kapur) | An Ideal Husband (1999, Oliver Parker) | Pushing Tin (1999, Mike Newell) | The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, Anthony Minghella).

Australian actress Cate Blanchett was discovered in an Academy Award nominated performance in the 1998 period drama Elizabeth. The following year, she co-starred in Anthony Minghella's thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley alongside Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Twin Peaks (1990-91, TV Series created by David Lynch and Mark Frost) | The Rookie (1990, Clint Eastwood) | Wayne's World (1992, Penelope Spheeris) | Red Rock West (1993, John Dahl) | Threesome (1994, Andrew Fleming) | Baby's Day Out (1994, Patrick Read Johnson) | The Road to Wellville (1994, Alan Parker) | Happiness (1998, Todd Solondz).

Lara Flynn Boyle's breakthrough was playing Donna Hayward, Laura Palmer's best friend in the cult TV series Twin Peaks. She went on to star in films like Wayne's World (1992), Threesome (1994) and Happiness (1998).


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Goodfellas (1990, Martin Scorsese) | Switch (1991, Blake Edwards) | Medicine Man (1992, John McTiernan) | Radio Flyer (1992, Richard Donner, David M. Evans) | Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993, Gus Van Sant) | The Basketball Diaries (1995, Scott Kalvert) | Hackers (1995, Iain Softley) | The Sopranos (1999, TV Series).


Lorraine Bracco, a former model, was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Karen Hill in Martin Scorsese's 1990 gangster classic, Goodfellas. At the end of the decade, she starred as Dr. Jennifer Melfi in HBO's hit series The Sopranos (1999).


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
NYPD Blue (1993, TV Series) | Casper (1995, Brad Silberling) | Heat (1995, Michael Mann) | Fear (1996, James Foley) | Daylight (1996, Rob Cohen).

Amy Brenneman first got noticed in the TV Series NYPD Blue (1993). 1995 was a big year for her, as she co-starred with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in the tense thriller Heat, directed by Michael Mann and in Casper, one of the highest grossing films of that year.


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Demolition Man (1993, Marco Brambilla) | Speed (1994, Jan de Bont) | While You Were Sleeping (1995, Jon Turteltaub) | The Net (1995, Irwin Winkler) | A Time to Kill (1996, Joel Schumacher) | Hope Floats (1998, Forest Whitaker) | Practical Magic (1998, Griffin Dunne) | Forces of Nature (1999, Bronwen Hughes).

Sandra Bullock became widely known when she starred in the 1994 summer blockbuster Speed, alongside Keanu Reeves. The movie was a big hit at the box office. She then established herself as a Hollywood lead actress, with films like While You Were Sleeping (1995), The Net (1995), A Time to Kill (1996) and Practical Magic (1998).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Hard Target (1993, John Woo) | Drop Zone (1994, John Badham).

Yancy Butler's first major role was in director John Woo's american debut film, 1993's Hard Target, in which she starred alongside art martial master Jean-Claude Van Damme. She's also known for the film Drop Zone (1994), in which she starred alongside action movie star Wesley Snipes.


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Party of Five (1994, TV Series) | The Craft (1996, Andrew Fleming) | Scream (1996, Wes Craven) | Scream 2 (1997, Wes Craven) | Wild Things (1998, John McNaughton) | 54 (1998, Mark Christopher) | Three to Tango (1999, Damon Santostefano).

Canadian actress Neve Campbell became a teen idol when she starred in movies like Wes Craven's Scream (1996), The Craft (1996) and Wild Things (1998). Prior to doing these films, she had a leading role in the 1994 TV series Party of Five.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991, Simon Wincer) | Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991, Mark L. Lester) | Wayne's World (1992, Penelope Spheeris) | Rising Sun (1993, Philip Kaufman) | Wayne's World 2 (1993, Stephen Surjik) | True Lies (1994, James Cameron) | Jury Duty (1995, John Fortenberry) | High School High (1996, Hart Bochner) | Kull the Conqueror (1997, John Nicolella).

American actress Tia Carrere obtained her first big break as a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. Subsequently, she played Cassandra Wong in the feature films Wayne's World (1992) and Wayne's World 2 (1993). She also appeared in James Cameron's True Lies (1994).


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Hamlet (1991, Franco Zeffirelli) | Howards End (1992, James Ivory) | Frankenstein (1994, Kenneth Branagh) | Mighty Aphrodite (1995, Woody Allen) | Fight Club (1999, David Fincher).

It is mostly through her collaborations with director James Ivory in the 1980's and at the beginning of the 1990's that British actress Helena Bonham Carter got her breakthrough. In 1992, she co-starred alongside Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins in the acclaimed period drama Howards End. She also co-starred in the massively popular 1999 hit, Fight Club, alongside Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Muriel's Wedding (1994, P.J. Hogan) | The Pallbearer (1996, Matt Reeves) | Emma (1996, Douglas McGrath) | Velvet Goldmine (1998, Todd Haynes) | The Sixth Sense (1999, M. Night Shyamalan).

Australian actress Toni Collette was discovered in the 1994 independent film Muriel's Wedding. For her performance, Collette received a Golden Globes nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. She also appeared in Emma (1996), Velvet Goldmine (1998) and The Sixth Sense (1999). For her performance in The Sixth Sense, Collette was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
The Hot Spot (1990, Dennis Hopper) | Career Opportunities (1991, Bryan Gordon) | The Rocketeer (1991, Joe Johnston) | Higher Learning (1995, John Singleton) | Mulholland Falls (1996, Lee Tamahori) | Inventing the Abbotts (1997, Pat O'Connor) | Dark City (1998, Alex Proyas).

Connelly was a teen star in the 80's, starring in such films as Sergio Leone's epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and in 1986's Labyrinth, in which she starred opposite David Bowie. She transitionned into more adult roles in the second half of the 90's, most notably appearing in the 1998 film Dark City.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995, Melanie Mayron) | Tom and Huck (1995, Peter Hewitt) | Carpool (1996, Arthur Hiller) | The House of Yes (1997, Mark Waters) | Strike! (1998, Sarah Kernochan) | She's All That (1999, Robert Iscove).

Rachael Leigh Cook is mostly known for the 1999 teen film She's All That, in which she starred alongside Freddy Prinze Jr.


Noteworthy works of the 90's:
The Godfather Part III (1990, Francis Ford Coppola) | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999, George Lucas) | The Virgin Suicides (1999, Sofia Coppola - As Director).

Sofia Coppola, the daughter of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola, made her first major film appearance in 1990's The Godfather Part III, in which she was directed by her father. Her performance was badly received by critics. As it turned out, it was behind the cameras that Coppola's true talent was revealed, with her filmmaking debut The Virgin Suicides (1999), which received critical acclaim.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Little Women (1994, Gillian Armstrong) | My So-Called Life (1994, TV Series) | Home for the Holidays (1995, Jodie Foster) | Romeo + Juliet (1996, Baz Luhrmann) | U-Turn (1997, Oliver Stone) | The Rainmaker (1997, Francis Ford Coppola) | Les Misérables (1998, Bille August) | The Mod Squad (1999, Scott Silver) | Brokedown Palace (1999, Jonathan Kaplan).

Claire Danes became famous for playing the role of Angela Chase in the teen TV Series My So-Called Life. She also co-starred with Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis and Susan Sarandon in Gillian Armstrong's Little Women (1994), with Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet (1996) and with Matt Damon in Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker (1997).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Thelma and Louise (1991, Ridley Scott) | A League of Their Own (1992, Penny Marshall) | Hero (1992, Stephen Frears) | Cutthroat Island (1995, Renny Harlin) | The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996, Renny Harlin) | Stuart Little (1999, Rob Minkoff).

American actress Geena Davis won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 1988's The Accidental Tourist. In the 90's, she played two memorable strong female characters: Thelma in Thelma and Louise (1991) and Dottie in A League of Their Own (1992). She received her second Oscar nomination for her performance in Thelma and Louise.
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Average listal rating (124 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
The Daytrippers (1996, Greg Mottola) | Next Stop Wonderland (1998, Brad Anderson) | Arlington Road (1999, Mark Pellington) | Mumford (1999, Lawrence Kasdan).

Hope Davis' career started off with short appearances in films like Home Alone (1990), Flatliners (1990) or Kiss of Death (1995). In the second part of the 90's, she started being noticed in indie films like The Daytrippers (1996) and Next Stop Wonderland (1998), which paved the way for a starring role alongside Jeff Bridges in the 1999 thriller, Arlington Road.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Kids (1995, Larry Clark) | He Got Game (1998, Spike Lee)

Rosario Dawson was discovered on her front-porch step by photographer Larry Clark and Harmony Korine. They cast her in the controversial film Kids (1995), which was her breakthrough role. She went on to star in the 1998 Spike Lee film He Got Game, alongside Denzel Washington.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
China Beach (1988, TV Series) | Light Sleeper (1992, Paul Schrader) | Housesitter (1992, Frank Oz) | Tombstone (1993, Kevin Jarre & George P. Cosmatos) | Fly Away Home (1996, Carroll Ballard).

Dana Delany was revealed in the 1988 TV series China Beach. For her performance in this show, she won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for 2 Golden Globes. She appeared in the films Light Sleeper (1992), Housesitter (1992), Tombstone (1993) and Fly Away Home (1996).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Europa Europa (1990, Agnieszka Holland) | The Three Musketeers (1993, Stephen Herek) | Trois couleurs: Blanc (1994, Krzysztof Kieslowski) | Killing Zoe (1994, Roger Avary) | Before Sunrise (1995, Richard Linklater) | An American Werewolf in Paris (1997, Anthony Waller) | But I'm a Cheerleader (1999, Jamie Babbit).

French beauty Julie Delpy was a promising young actress in the 1980's, having starred in the 1986 film Mauvais Sang. In 1995, she was introduced to the American audience in Richard Linklater's love tale, Before Sunrise, in which she co-starred with 90's heartthrob Ethan Hawke. Also, she is known for the films The Three Musketeers (1993), Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994), Killing Zoe (1994), An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) and But I'm a Cheerleader (1999).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Wild at Heart (1990, David Lynch) | Jurassic Park (1993, Steven Spielberg) | A Perfect World (1993, Clint Eastwood) | Citizen Ruth (1996, Alexander Payne) | October Sky (1999, Joe Johnston).

Laura Dern, the daughter of actor Bruce Dern and actress Diane Ladd, was already a familiar face in the 1990's. A frequent David Lynch collaborator over the years, she starred in 1986's thriller Blue Velvet and in Wild at Heart (1990). In 1993, she starred in the summer blockbuster Jurrassic Park. She also appeared in Clint Eastwood's A Perfect World (1993) and Joe Johnston's October Sky (1999).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
The Mask (1994, Chuck Russell) | She's the One (1996, Edward Burns) | My Best Friend's Wedding (1997, P.J. Hogan) | A Life Less Ordinary (1997, Danny Boyle) | There's Something About Mary (1998, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly) | Very Bad Things (1998, Peter Berg) | Being John Malkovich (1999, Spike Jonze) | Any Given Sunday (1999, Oliver Stone).

Cameron Diaz's first major role was in 1994's hit comedy The Mask, in which she starred opposite Jim Carrey. Success followed with leading roles in films like My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), There's Something About Mary (1998), Being John Malkovich (1999) and Any Given Sunday (1999).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Circle of Friends (1995, Pat O'Connor) | Big Night (1996, Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott) | Sleepers (1996, Barry Levinson) | Grosse Pointe Blank (1997, George Armitage) | Good Will Hunting (1997, Gus Van Sant) | Hard Rain (1998, Mikael Salomon) | An Ideal Husband (1999, Oliver Parker).

English actress Minnie Driver received a nomination at the Academy Awards in 1998 for her performance as Skylar in 1997's Good Will Hunting. She also co-starred in the 1996 film Sleepers and in 1997's Grosse Pointe Blank.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Interview with the Vampire (1994, Neil Jordan) | Little Women (1994, Gillian Armstrong) | Jumanji (1995, Joe Johnston) | Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999, Michael Patrick Jann) | The Virgin Suicides (1999, Sofia Coppola).

Dunst came to prominence as a child star, with her breakthrough roles in Interview with the Vampire (1994), starring alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise and Little Women (1994), with Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon. She also was in the 1995 fantasy film Jumanji, appearing alongside Robin Williams. In 1999, she starred in Sofia Coppola's filmmaking debut, The Virgin Suicides.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
This Boy's Life (1993, Michael Caton-Jones) | True Lies (1994, James Cameron) | Bye Bye Love (1995, Sam Weisman) | Race the Sun (1996, Charles T. Kanganis) | Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997, TV Series) | .

Child actress Eliza Dushku got her big breakthrough in James Cameron's 1994 action flick True Lies, in which she starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. She also appeared in the films This Boy's Life (1993) with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio and Bye Bye Love (1995). Following these early film successes, she was cast as a regular in the hit The WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Monkey Trouble (1994, Franco Amurri) | Wyatt Earp (1994, Lawrence Kasdan) | The Underneath (1995, Steven Soderbergh) | The Spitfire Grill (1996, Lee David Zlotoff) | The Wings of the Dove (1997, Iain Softley).

A former Ford model, Alison Elliott got a lot of critical praise for her performance in the film The Spitfire Grill in 1996, which was a hit at Sundance that year. The following year, she starred alongside Helena Bonham-Carter and Linus Roache in The Wings of the Dove (1997), for which she received a SAG nomination. She was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair for its annual Hollywood Issue. Unfortunately, her career did not take the turn it was expected to, resulting in her vanishing from Hollywood.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Twin Peaks (1990, TV Series) | Of Mice and Men (1992, Gary Sinise) | Boxing Helena (1993, Jennifer Chambers Lynch) | Fatal Instinct (1993, Carl Reiner).

The cult TV Series Twin Peaks made a star out of Sherilyn Fenn, who portrayed Audrey Horne in the series. She also starred in actor Gary Sinise's directorial debut, a film adaptation of Of Mice and Men in 1992.


Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
The Last Seduction (1994, John Dahl) | Men in Black (1997, Barry Sonnenfeld) | Dogma (1999, Kevin Smith).

Linda Fiorentino was first noticed in Martin Scorsese's indie film, After Hours in 1985. However, her most famous role must be the role of femme fatale Bridget Gregory in the 1994 thriller The Last Seduction, a film directed by John Dahl, for which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress. She also had supporting roles in Men in Black (1997) and in Kevin Smith's Dogma (1999).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
The Godfather part III (1990, Francis Ford Coppola) | Single White Female (1992, Barbet Schroeder) | Singles (1992, Cameron Crowe) | Little Buddha (1993, Bernardo Bertolucci) | It Could Happen to You (1994, Andrew Bergman) | Jackie Brown (1997, Quentin Tarantino) | Lake Placid (1999, Steve Miner) | A Simple Plan (1999, Sam Raimi).

Bridget Fonda is the daughter of actor Peter Fonda, the niece of actress Jane Fonda and the granddaughter of legendary actor Henry Fonda. She became famous in the 90's because of roles in The Godfather part III (1990), Single White Female (1992), Singles (1992), Jackie Brown (1997) and Lake Placid (1999).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Police Academy: Mission To Moscow (1994, Alan Metter) | Mallrats (1995, Kevin Smith) | The Rock (1996, Michael Bay) | Basquiat (1996, Julian Schnabel) | Meet Joe Black (1998, Martin Brest) | Mystery Men (1999, Kinka Usher).

English beauty Claire Forlani is an actress mostly known for her roles in Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995), Michael Bay's The Rock (1996), Julian's Schnabel's Basquiat (1996) and Martin Brest's Meet Joe Black (1998), the later in which she starred alongside Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme) | Little Man Tate (1991, Jodie Foster) | Maverick (1994, Richard Donner) | Nell (1994, Michael Apted) | Contact (1997, Robert Zemeckis) | Anna and the King (1999, Andy Tennant).

A child star in the 1970's, thanks to her Academy Awards nominated performance in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), the 1990's was Jodie Foster second act. She won the Oscar for Best Actress for her touching performance as a rape victim in 1988's The Accused. She won another Academy Award for her performance as Clarice Starling in the 1991 thriller, The Silence of the Lambs. She was one of the most succesful actresses at the box-office throughout the decade.
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
Independence Day (1996, Roland Emmerich) | Set It Off (1996, F. Gary Gray) | Booty Call (1997, Jeff Pollack) | Batman & Robin (1997, Joel Schumacher) | Idle Hands (1999, Rodman Flender) | Teaching Mrs. Tringle (1999, Kevin Williamson).

Vivica A. Fox got famous playing Will Smith's girlfriend in the summer Blockbuster Idenpendence Day in 1996. She also appeared in the films Set it Off (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), Idle Hands (1999) and Treaching Mrs. Tringle (1999).
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Noteworthy roles of the 90's:
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999, Michael Hoffman) | Rogue Trader (1999, James Dearden).

British actress Anna Friel's american breakthrough was when she appeared in the 1999 film version of Shakerpeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, alongside Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christian Bale. She was already well known in the UK, having starred in Channel 4's soap opera Brookside from 1993 to 1995.
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