Rare Photos From The 2000s No One Talks About

By Sophia Maddox | May 15, 2023

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in Toronto, August 2008

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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If you were around in the 2000s, chances are you’ve had to sit down and watch The Notebook at one point in time, whether it was on a date or you just didn’t have anything else to do for a couple of hours. The biggest takeaway from that movie is the insane chemistry between Ryan Gosling and his co-star Rachel McAdams.

The couple actually met on the set of the film, but they were initially at odds with one another. It didn’t take long for the two to begin seeing one another after spending all day falling in love in front of the cameras, but in spite of their status as one of the most beloved couples of the aughts, their love was not to last.

While speaking with The Times in 2011, Gosling says that there was no horrific fight and no big breakup, they were just incredibly busy. He said:

Show business is the bad guy. When both people are in show business it’s too much show business. It takes all of the light, so nothing else can grow.

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.