Rare Photos From The 2000s No One Talks About

By Sophia Maddox | February 14, 2024

Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman, 2002

The aughts were a decade where everything happened at once. A clash of styles occurred as civilization moved into the new millennium, while many people looked forward to a new era, others drew inspiration from the past.

These rarely-seen snapshots from the 2000s show the enthusiasm and excitement that came with greeting a new decade, even if everyone was unsure of what exactly was going to happen. The excitement and sensuality of the decade spills over from each photo, so make sure you have plenty of time to spend on each shot.

If you're ready to have your concept of the 2000s challenged, then start scrolling through these fascinating photos from the first decade of the new millennium.

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In 2002, Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman starred together in the highly anticipated film, "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones." Christensen played the role of Anakin Skywalker, while Portman portrayed Padmé Amidala.

Their on-screen chemistry was electric, and fans couldn't get enough of their star-crossed love story. Portman's character was a former queen turned senator, while Christensen's character was a young Jedi knight who was struggling with the dark side of the Force. Despite the obstacles in their way, their characters were deeply in love and willing to risk it all for each other.

Off-screen, rumors swirled about a possible romance between the two actors, though they never confirmed anything. However, they were often spotted together at various events promoting the film, and their close friendship was evident in interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

A rare casting Polaroid of Doutzen Kroes from 2003

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It’s rare to see such an off the cuff photo of a model. They’re so often posed and well lit that they don’t seem like real people, they’re more like constructs. By the 2000s the era of the super model had crested, but Kroes took the world of Victoria’s Secret by storm when she was only 18 years old.

Kroes says she never wanted to be a model, but after some shots of her were sent over to Paparazzi Model Management in Amsterdam her career was jumpstarted in a major way.

Before that twist of fate she was a country girl, biking 15 miles a day to school and back from her home and hanging out with horses. It’s a long way from that to fashion week.