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Top 10 Actresses In Iconic Roles That Reigned The 90s’ Big Screen

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The 1990s was the golden age of many rom-com actresses. They were inarguably young, beautiful, and talented. Most of them went from zero to the top due to iconic roles in blockbusters. People will never be able to forget Rose DeWitt Bukater of The Titanic, Kim Boggs in Edward Scissorhands, or Vivian of Pretty Woman. Many illustrious 90s roles are considered the best of those actresses’ careers.

When we go into the 21st century, some Hollywood actresses faded away while others built their empires. No matter what the future may bring, their golden era is undeniable. If you like to travel back to the good old days, we will be so happy to accompany you. Let’s look back on the 1990s cinematic industry and reminisce about those good souvenirs!

Goddesses on the 1990s big screen, here they are!

#1. Winona Ryder

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The actress began the decade with Edward Scissorhands before cementing her place as a genre queen with Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In 1994, she starred in Reality Bites, a movie that captured the zeitgeist of the early 90s grunge scene, forever defining the decade.

#2. Julia Roberts

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When talking about the 1990s, it’s hard to name a more successful actress than Julia Roberts. She entered the decade with Pretty Woman, experiencing nearly uninterrupted success in the following years.

#3. Demi Moore

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Moore began her career in the 1980s before transitioning into adult roles with 1990s Ghost, an unexpected critical and commercial success. She became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood history ($12.5 million for her role in Striptease).

#4. Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep is one of the greatest living actresses. By the 1990s, Streep was already an acting institution. Throughout the decade, she received three Oscar nominations for her roles in Postcards from the Edge, The Bridges of Madison County, and One True Thing.

#5. Meg Ryan

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The queen of rom-com starred in two of the 90s most iconic movies in the genre, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. She also lent her voice to the animated hit Anastasia.

#6. Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock’s breakthrough role came in 1994 with Speed. Bullock’s career took off thanks to hits like the rom-com While You Were Sleeping, the action thriller The Net, and the drama A Time to Kill.

#7. Jodie Foster

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Foster began the decade starring in The Silence of the Lambs, now considered one of the best films of all time, for which she won a second Oscar. She thrived ahead constantly with Nell (which she also produced), Maverick, and Contact.

#8. Gwyneth Paltrow

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Paltrow gained notoriety in 1995’s Se7en before taking on her first leading role in the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. 1998 was a landmark year for Paltrow, starring in the box office hits A Perfect Murder and Shakespeare in Love.

#9. Sharon Stone

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She began the decade with Total Recall before earning international recognition thanks to Basic Instinct. Her role as Catherine Tramell turned her into a sex symbol and push her to the A-list.

#10. Kate Winslet

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1997’s Titanic was an absolute blockbuster of all time that elevated Kate Winslet to the top. In this decade, she also starred in some acclaimed and high-grossing films Heavenly Creatures (1994), Sense and Sensibility (1995), and Hamlet (1996).

#11. Bonus: Whitney Houston

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In 1992, Whitney brought back the song “I Will Always Love You” (written by Dolly Parton) and made it one of the most iconic masterpieces of all time. However, not all her fans know about her role as Rachel Marron in the movie The Bodyguard, where she sang this song for the soundtrack.

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