Let’s go back into the past to a time of super awesome sitcoms, cigar smoke-filled arcade rooms with funky sounds, malls galore, supermodels, and of course, the rise of the Internet. And don’t forget the big hair! Who can forget the mullet, the perms and Jheri curls, and the crew cuts. From rap to grunge, and the emergence of house music, designers like Ralph Lauren and Francois Girbaud! I am very proud to say that this is my generation. Let us revisit the top hotties of the eighties and nineties with which these memories would not even be possible!
Madonna is an American singer. She is a legend in the music industry. Madonna has done a lot of edgy things throughout the years and has garnered a lot of attention because of it. She is known for such hits as “Like a Virgin” and “Material Girl.” Madonna seems to have been inspired by iconic beautiful women such as Marilyn Monroe and Deborah Harry. She is without a doubt one of the hottest women in the past thirty years.
Kim Basinger is an actress. She is perhaps best known for playing in the movie “9 ½ weeks.” Her scene with Mickey Rourke in the movie is sizzling and very memorable. Kim also played Vicky Vale in “Batman” as well as in the movie “Blind Date.” She was well known as an actress back in the 80’s and even into the 90’s.
Christie Brinkley is an American model. She is definitely one of the beauty icons of the eighties. She is known for being in Billy Joel’s video “Uptown Girl.” She was also once married to Billy Joel! Christie went on to appear in several infomercials with karate legend Chuck Norris.
Cindy Crawford is an American model. She is considered the world’s first supermodel. She started to rise to fame after appearing in a 1988 issue of Playboy magazine. Her popularity continued well into the 90’s as well.
Kelly Lebrock is an actress and model. She became famous after appearing opposite Gene Wilder in the movie “Lady in Red.” Kelly became a sensation among nerdy adolescents of the mid ’80s when she appeared in the cult classic “Weird Science.” She is also known for her sexy British accent and the big hair style, which was common in the ’80s.
Vanessa Williams is an American singer. She won Miss America and then posed nude in Penthouse magazine. She was later stripped (no pun intended) of her title of Miss America for appearing in Penthouse. She did become a successful singer in the late eighties and early nineties with such hits as “The Right Stuff” and “Dreaming.”
Elle Macpherson is an Australian model who began to rise to fame in 1988 after appearing in the swimsuit addition of Sports Illustrated magazine. In the shoot she is holding goggles, wearing what appears to be a rubber one-piece bikini. Va va voom.
Heather Locklear is an actress. She played Stacy Sheridan in the television series “TJ Hooker” and played Amanda Woodard on the television series “Melrose Place.” She also played a gold-digging woman by the name of Sammy Jo Dean on the hit series “Dynasty.”
Paula Abdul is a singer. She was once a Lakers Girl and she is a well-known choreographer as well. She rose to fame in the late eighties with such hits as “Straight Up” and “Forever your Girl.” She is also famous to people of the past decade for being a judge on the hit reality television series “American Idol.”
Stephanie Seymour is an American model and actress. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the eighties. She also appeared in and was a regular appearing model in the Victoria’s Secret catalog.
Christina Applegate is an American actress. She played the role of Kelly Bundy in the hit television series “Married With Children.” She portrayed a young lady with a somewhat tarnished reputation in “Married with Children.” She captured the essence of the eighties with her looks, and was just the perfect fit for that period of time.
Janet Jackson is a singer and actress (and Michael’s sister). After playing Penny Gordon in “Good Times,” she got an acting gig in the television series “Fame.” Janet went on to become a very successful singer in the mid eighties with such hits as “Control” and “Nasty Boys.”
Bo Derek is an actress and model. She was a beauty icon in the seventies, and her status definitely carried over well into the eighties as well. Bo played in such movies as “10” and “Bolero.”
Daryl Hannah is an actress. She is probably best remembered for playing a mermaid in the film “Splash.” She also has a memorable appearance in the movie “Blade Runner.” She also played in the 1987 hit “Wall Street.”
Naomi Campbell is an American model. She has the distinction of being the first African-American model to grace the cover of French Vogue magazine. Naomi Campbell, along with Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington are considered the trinity of supermodels.
Belinda Carlisle is an American singer. She is best remembered for being the lead singer of the Go-Go’s. The Go-Go’s have such hits as “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Head Over Hills,” and let’s not forget “We Got the Beat.” A happy-go-lucky band for a happy-go-lucky time.
Jennifer Beals: “She’s a Maniac, Maniac…” For those of you who remember, Jennifer Beals is an actress best remembered for starring in the movie “Flashdance.” Michael Sembello’s song “Maniac” was and always will be associated with the movie and with Jennifer. You might want to check out her super hot dance routine for the “Maniac” video. Jennifer helped made crop tops and leg warmers famous during the early to mid 80’s.
Loni Anderson is an actress. She is one of the most memorable iconic divas of the eighties. She was also an icon in the seventies as well. Loni is well known for playing on “WKRP” in the late seventies and early eighties. She is also remembered for being married to legendary Burt Reynolds.
Helen Slater is an American actress. She is well known for playing “Supergirl” and also playing in “The Legend of Billie Jean.” She is also one of the iconic divas of the eighties. Perhaps the most memorable line in “The Legend of Billie Jean” is “Fair is fair.” Pre Miley Cyrus maybe?
Put another dime in the jukebox, baby! Joan Jett is an American singer. She is the lead singer of “Joan Jett and the Black Hearts.” She is known for such hits as “Do You Wanna Touch Me,” “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She is called both the “Queen of Rock and Roll” and the “Godmother of Punk”.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar is an American producer and actress. She has been acting since she was four years old. She is known for playing in such films as “Funny Farm,” and “Cruel Intentions.” She is perhaps best known for playing Buffy Summers on the WB TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” For her role as Buffy Summers, she earned six Teen Choice Awards.
Pamela Anderson is a model, actress, and producer. One of the most recognizable icons of the nineties, Pamela Anderson is known for being playmate of the month in the February 1990 edition of Playboy magazine. She is also known for appearing in an adult video with her former lover Tommy Lee. She is perhaps best known for playing Casey Jean “C.J.” Parker on the hit series “Baywatch.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, producer, and director. She rose to fame while appearing in the television drama series “Party of Five.” She also appeared in “Ghost Whisperer” and “The Client List.” She also appeared in the 1997 horror thriller “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” She’s got range!
Gillian Anderson is an American-British film, television and theater actress. She is best known for playing Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and uber-popular series “The X-Files.” She also played in “The House of Mirth.”
Christy Turlington is an American supermodel. She first achieve attention by representing Calvin Klein’s “Eternity” campaign in 1989. She is one of the modeling trinity, along with Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell.
Marisa Tomei is an American actress. She has actually been acting for over three decades! She was first noticed in the Cosby Show spin-off “A Different World,” and after that she went into somewhat of a career slump for a while. She made a comeback and eventually appeared in the film “My Cousin Vinny.” Marissa received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role across from Joe Pesci in “My Cousin Vinny”.
Cindy Crawford is hugely popular again, due to her cross0decade appeal. Cindy is well known for her face, which includes the famous mole above her lip. She is referred to as one of the five original supermodels. Cindy is one of the hottest women of all time according to Men’s Health magazine.
Winona Ryder is an American actress. She is a super icon who made her film debut in the movie “Lucas.” She played the role of Lydia Deetz in Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice.” She also played in the film “Mermaids,” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She played in another Tim Burton film called “Edward Scissorhands.” Winona now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Shania Twain is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has a career that has spanned a little over two decades. She has sold over 85 million records, which makes her one of the best-selling female artists in the history of country music. Shania is called the “Queen of Country Pop” because of her huge record sales. She is known for such hits as “You’re Still the One,” “From This Moment On,” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman.”
“It’s all right, cause I’m…” you know the rest of the lyrics! The beautiful Tiffani-Amber Thiessen is an American actress who is best known for playing the role of Kelly Kapowski, the love interest of Zack Morris in the teen sitcom “Saved By the Bell.” Tiffani-Amber also played Valerie Malone on Fox’s “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Jenny McCarthy is an American model, television host, actress, and comedian. She was a nude model in 1993 and posed for Playboy magazine. She was once even selected as Playmate of the Year. She is well-known for appearing on MTV shows in the mid-nineties and was also a former co-host of the ABC talk show “The View.” McCarthy is now an anti-vaccine activist.
Kathy Ireland is an American model and actress, turned author and entrepreneur. Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s. She is perhaps best known for appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. Kathy founded a brand marketing company, “Kathy Ireland Worldwide” (kiWW), which has made her one of the wealthiest former models in the world.
Claudia Schiffer is a well known German model. She is the creative director of her own clothing label. Schiffer rose to fame and became a household name during the early 1990s and is said to bear a resemblance to sixties French actress Brigitte Bardot. She has appeared on over 1000 magazine covers, holds the record for the supermodel with the most magazine covers, and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for those magazine cover appearances.
Michelle Pfeiffer is Catwoman! Michelle Pfeiffer is an American actress. She actually began her acting career in 1978 and had her first starring film role in “Grease 2” (1982). She received mainstream attention for her breakout performance as Tony Montana’s love interest in “Scarface.” Michelle was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “Dangerous Liaisons.” She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for “The Fabulous Baker Boys” She is also well-known for wearing a latex stapled sexy costume in the movie “Batman Returns.”
Kate Moss is an English model. She was discovered by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City. Moss became famous because of a new trend of modeling called “heroin chic.” This type of modeling included emaciated looks and darkened eye shadow. Time magazine once named her as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Teri Hatcher is an actress, writer, and former NFL cheerleader. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the nineties version of the damsel in distress Lois Lane in the television series “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.” She also appeared as Susan Mayer in the television series “Desperate Housewives. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role in “Desperate Housewives”.
Lisa Loeb is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She came to prominence aftre she launched her career in 1994. She is remembered for her hit song “Stay (I Missed You)”. The song was featured in the film “Reality Bites.” She holds the distinction of being the first person to have a number one single in the United States of America without having to sign a record contract. She has a line of eyewear that she sells as well.
Halle Berry is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She has appeared in such movies as “The X-Men,” “Swordfish,” “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” and the unforgettable “Monster’s Ball.” She is the only African-American woman to win a Best Actress Academy Award to date.
Yasmine Bleeth is a former actress. She is best remembered for playing Caroline Holden on the hit television series “Baywatch.” She also played LeeAnne Demerest on the soap opera “One Life to Live.”