10 Child Stars from the ’90s That Became True Bombshells
In their childhood, everyone had their favorite films and TV series with young girls and teenagers playing the title and recurring characters. We shared the same joys and problems. Their experience helped us grow up.
Time flies and some of them have even stopped acting. Others, on the contrary, have experienced a new flowering of their acting career. In this article, you will find before and after photos that show how these popular girls have changed over time.
Tania Raymonde became successful thanks to her role as Cynthia Sanders on the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. Today Tania continues to act in films. In the summer of 2022, a sci-fi romance movie called Futra Days was released. According to her, she’s also in a new gothic thriller that has already been filmed.
The dramatic film Léon, released in 1994, lifted then 13-year-old Natalie to the pinnacle of popularity. She then continued her successful career as an actress, taking part in various successful projects. In 2021, Portman founded a production company with her producing partner, Sophie Mas. In 2022, the sequel to the famous Marvel franchise Thor: Love and Thunder with Natalie in one of the main roles came out.
Kirsten Dunst gathered a lot of attention at an early age when she starred in Interview with the Vampire and Jumanji. She also enjoyed a new wave of popularity after playing Mary Jane in Spider-Man. Dunst continues to act in films. In 2021 she got numerous nominations and won several accolades for her role in the Oscar-winning The Power of the Dog. She now has 2 sons with Fargo star Jesse Plemons. The couple got married in July 2022.
Christina Ricci became extremely popular after playing the role of Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values. She is known for choosing complex and unusual characters. Today Ricci continues her acting career: she was a part of the cast of The Matrix Resurrections (2021) and starred in a supernatural thriller movie called Monstrous (2022).
Lindsay Lohan started her career as a model at the age of 3. She became famous after playing naughty twins in The Parent Trap. After a series of ups and downs, the actress seems to be on the right track now. In 2022 she got married, and the new movie called Falling for Christmas, with her in the title role, was recently released.
Mara Wilson became popular before she was even 10 years old. After playing in commercials, she starred in Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda. The actress regularly appeared on screen until 2000. Later, she took a hiatus to focus on writing. After more than a decade and 2 books, Wilson returned to acting and works mainly in web series.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
The Olsen twins hold records for how early they began working. They started acting in the television series Full House as infants. Later they appeared in numerous movies, including the popular It Takes Two. Today Mary-Kate and Ashley are focused on fashion: they have launched several fashion labels and have received awards for womenswear and accessories design.
Alisan Porter became famous for her breakout role in Curly Sue. She starred in several movies and now she is known more as a singer and songwriter. Alisan won the 10th season of The Voice reality talent show.
Wynona Ryder got attention as a teen after starring in Tim Burton’s fantasy horror comedy Beetlejuice. Later, the actress starred in numerous movies: up to 5 in one year. At the beginning of the 2000s, she decided to take a break from her career. A few years later, Ryder returned to the big screen. Her popularity started growing again, and now she is basking in the glory thanks to the TV series Stranger Things.
Bonus: Macaulay Culkin
This boy — the perfect holiday companion for all of the ’90s kids, is definitely worth a mention. Macaulay Culkin gained enormous popularity with his role in the Home Alone and Home Alone 2 Christmas family movies. After starring in several films as a kid, the actor took a long hiatus. Later, he appeared in independent and experimental films and sang and played in his comedy rock band, The Pizza Underground. In 2021, he successfully appeared in the 10th season of American Horror Story.
Who is your favorite child actor who grew up at the same time you did?