Mooning over teen idols while going through a hormonal change during the adolescent years is only natural, as developing a crush is a fantasy, and they help us to explore and evaluate our own self about what our likes and dislikes are.
There are so many famous names, who started out young in the 90s, and we have seen all the ups and downs of their lives and careers.
Stick around with us as we are about to dive right in to check which of our sexy celeb crushes who used to cause a chilling sensation down our spine, but have now made it big in Hollywood.
Who doesn’t remember the Addams family and who didn’t have a crush on Christina Ricci?
Ricci started out as a child star in the film Mermaids and perhaps she is best known for her performance in The Addams Family, and its sequel as Wednesday, the melancholic and antisocial daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams.
Ricci also appeared in numerous films in the ’90s such as Casper and Sleepy Hollow both as a child and a teenage actress.
Ricci and her talent evolved through the years, and since then she became a household name, as she has starred in several roles during that time.
The actress, however, shifted her focus from the big screen to the small screen, right after turning 30. It turns out that her change of focus, in her career, was a clever move as Ricci has been critically acclaimed numerous times for her performance in television.
In 2016, Ricci was nominated for the award of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie in the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role as the titular character in ‘The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.’
What is more, in 2019 Ricci played the lead in the horror TV movie Escaping The Madhouse, but with such a plethora of talents, no one can blame us for expecting to see more of her in future projects.
Born in 1982, Jessica Biel first established herself as a vocalist in the 90s, but also managed to get one of the leading roles in the film Mary Camden as well as in the family drama 7th Heaven.
But Biel only made headlines, when she appeared in a racy photoshoot in Gear magazine at the age of 17, which stirred plenty of controversies and the actress managed to develop many teenage crushes along the way!
The photoshoot controversy did not stop her momentum as Biel carried on to star in many cult movies such as Blade as Erin Hardestyin and in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre during her 20s.
The beauty found further stardom after appearing in the film ‘Easy Virtue,’ which opened doors for more future acclaimed roles, but she rose to prominence by playing Cora Tannetti in the TV show The Sinner which earned her both an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination, in 2017.
Biel is all geared up to play the main character Lia Haddock in the upcoming web series Limetown which will premiere on Facebook Watch on October 16, 2019.
Biel is just as successful as she is career-wise as she is in her personal life. She has already tied to knot to another teen icon of the 90s, Justin Timberlake, and the duo has become parents to their only son, in 2015.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
New York’s own Sarah Michelle started out as a child actor at the tender age of four, but her first true breakthrough came when she played the role of Kendall Hart for the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children. The role led her to a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 1995.
Gellar became an international phenomenon and the heartthrob of millions when she got to feature the titular character in the teenage supernatural drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, which earned her recognition all across the hemisphere.
Gellar went on to play Daphne Blake in the film adaptation of our beloved cartoon Scooby-Doo in 2002, and other prominent films like The Grudge movie.
After having turned 30, likewise Christina Ricci, Gellar too turned her focus to the small screen and she even decided to demonstrate her cooking skills when she released her cookbook in 2017.
The actress/cooking expert also made an appearance in the Series Finale of The Big Bang Theory portraying none other than herself.
Gellar is the mother of two children from her marriage to Freddie Prince Jr, and since she hasn’t let motherhood slow her down, the actress is set to star in the TV variation of the book Sometimes I Lie which will premiere in early 2020.
Perhaps more famous for her marriage to Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes joined the cast of Dawson’s Creek when she was 19 as the love interest of the lead character.
Due to her talent and charisma, the production chose to keep Holmes in all of the episodes of the show and it wasn’t long before she became the cute and innocent crush of every teenager who watched the show. In 2005, Holmes was ranked as No. 38 on TV guide’s “50 Sexiest Stars of All Time” list!
Holmes went on to play the female lead in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins in 2005 and she has also appeared in several hit films of the 2000s.
The actress exchanged her I Dos with Tom Cruise later on, which only gave the couple super attention around the globe. Six years into their marriage, the duo decided to part their ways, and Holmes is now the sole caregiver of their daughter, Suri Cruise.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much going on in her life since the divorce, other than her rumoured romance with the actor Jamie Foxx which became the talk of the town when they were both pictured together in 2019’s Met Gala.
Holmes featured herself in Ocean’s 8 the remake of Ocean’s Eleven movie series and she is scheduled to appear as the mother of the lead character in the horror movie Brahms: The Boy II in late 2019, which is the sequel to the 2016 film The boy.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt might not appeal to certain audiences as a leading man, but he certainly made the hearts of several teenage girls skip a beat in the 90s when he played the sensitive Cameron James in the 1999 teenage classic 10 Things I Hate About You.
Before that Gordon-Levitt had several projects to his name, such as the hit comedy Roseanne and the remake of the sports movie Angels in the Outfield in 1994.
Levitt was cast as Chris Nolan’s version of Robin in the third instalment of the Dark Knight movie in 2012 and after that, he then went on to play the role of Robert Todd Lincoln in the biographical film Lincoln.
JGL also directed and wrote a movie called Don Jon which premiered during the Sundance film festival in 2013 and according to his acting profile and other personal achievements, it seems that the actor is destined to become one of the biggest names in showbiz.
Whenever the word Burn comes into discussion while roasting a friend or sibling, it is always Michael Kelso from ‘That 70s Show’ played by Ashton Kutcher that comes to mind.
Kutcher played the dumb yet sexy teenager in the popular teen comedy from the 90s which made plenty of heads turn his way during that time. Kutcher is also known for his high profile marriage to sex symbol Demi Moore, with whom he had a sixteen year age gap, but it only ended in 2012 after Kutcher filed for a divorce.
Kutcher is also known for his work on several rom-com like Coming Soon(1999), Just Married(2003) and comedy movies such as Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000).
In 2011, Kutcher decided to return back to the small screen, when he replaced Charlie Sheen in the sitcom Two and a Half Men till its season finale in 2015.
Kutcher married for the second time to his love interest in the That 70s Show Mila Kunis, with whom he has two children.
Kutcher seems to have taken on the business world by storm as well as he is also a venture capitalist who has invested in more than 50 companies worldwide!
Nowadays Kutcher plays the leading role of Cole Bennett in the sitcom The Ranch, which got renewed for its last season in 2018.
Perhaps the greatest child star of our generation, Macaulay Culkin rose to fame when he played the role of Kevin McCallister in the movie Home Alone, in 1990 and its sequel in 1992.
The child actor, was moreover, vastly acclaimed for his performance of Richard Rich in the comedy Richie Rich in 1994. Following his success as an actor, the actor decided to take a break from acting and returned after a seven-year hiatus in 2003 with an appearance on the sitcom Will and Grace.
Culkin had his fair share of problems with drugs when in 2004, he was arrested for possession of marijuana, and clonazepam, for which he was briefly jailed and received a one-year suspended prison sentence.
Meanwhile, his love life took an interesting turn, as he shortly married actress Rachel Miner in 1998, which ended in 2002 followed by a decade long relationship with Mila Kunis.
Not much is going on for his acting profile right now, but Culkin runs his own satirical website called Bunny Ears, and he also starred in a comedy-drama Changeland, which was released on June 2019.
The Blonde-Bombshell whose posters were spread out on the walls of every teenager in the 90s, Alicia Silverstone rose to fame with her performance as Cher in the 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Emma.
The teen was greatly idolised after her appearance in the music video of the song Cryin’ played by the band Aerosmith.
Alicia played the Batgirl in the film Batman and Robin, only to become famous for all the wrong reasons!
Silverstone didn’t receive much love from the critics in her career as an actor, but her name continued to buzz around the streets of Hollywood through her work in the independent circuit and her activism as a Vegan and an author.
Not much is going on in her life other than her divorce after a thirteen-year long marriage with the musician Christopher Jarecki, with whom she has one child.
The actress, however, is now set to appear in the horror movie The Lodge which is scheduled to be released on November 15, 2019.
Ukranian-American actress Mila Kunis rose to fame with her character Jackie Burkhart in the hit sitcom That 70s Show, where her on-screen chemistry with Ashton Kutcher was specifically lauded and her annoying yet cuddly character surely had made people fall in love with her.
Kunis continued to find success on TV when she joined the cast of the animated show The Family Guy where she voiced the character of not so sexy Meg Griffin.
During that time, Kunis was also involved in an intimate relationship with Macaulay Culkin for almost a decade before heading to Splitsville.
The actress found critical fame when her performance was appreciated by everyone worldwide in the movie The Black Swan (2011), as the film earned her a Golden Globe nomination and helped the lead Natalie Portman win an Oscar.
The actress also played alongside some very big names, such as with Denzel Washington, in the film The Book of Eli (2010) and Justin Timberlake in Friends with Benefits (2011), which gained significant box office numbers.
Kunis married his co-star Ashton Kutcher in 2015, after three years of dating, with whom she has two children. Rumors started spreading around that the couple was separating on July 2019, but the theory was debunked by both when they appeared in an Instagram video on Kutcher’s account mocking tabloid news.
Kunis is alive and well in the acting market with her box office success in movies like Bad Moms (2016) and its sequel, she is also set to appear in the film Breaking News in Yuba County which will be released sometime in 2020.
With his frosted tips and slick style, Justin Timberlake was probably the James Dean of the 90s, who would make every female like Jennifer Lawrence fall down on their knees.
Timberlake graced the screen for the first time on the show The All-New Mickey Mouse Club which featured singers like Britney Spears and actors like Ryan Gosling, though his real fame came when he joined the bestselling boy band NSYNC.
Timberlake continued to work as an actor while reaching new heights as a solo performer after splitting with his band.
The singer demonstrated his acting skills too when he starred in movies such as Friends with Benefits (2011) and Runner Runner alongside actor Ben Affleck in 2013.
Timberlake married another heartthrob of the 90s Jessica Biel in 2012 and is a father to one son and he has since garnered a net worth of $230-Million.
He has also earned an Oscar nomination for his song Can’t Stop the Feeling! in the film Trolls and will reprise his character in the sequel Trolls World Tour, which will premiere in 2020.
The hottest sex icon of this century Ryan Gosling started out in the variety show The Mickey Mouse Club which featured several future stars, but Gosling was not given much significance during his time on the show.
He made it on his own when featuring several Canadian TV shows, during the 90s, Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995) and Goosebumps (1996).
After trying out his luck in the independent circuit, Gosling eventually got some critical fame when he starred opposite Rachel McAdams in the film The Notebook in 2004.
Since then he became a household name in the movies of the Romance genre and Gosling received widespread recognition after performing in Oscar-nominated films like The Big short (2015) and La La Land (2016), the latter earning him an Oscar nomination.
Gosling has been dating his co-star from the film The Place Beyond the Pines actress Eva Mendes since 2011, with whom he has two children.
Though not much is happening after his portrayal of Neil Armstrong in the movie First Man, in 2018, we are more than sure that the performer with the calibre of Gosling won’t sit idle for long.