Rarely Seen Photos That Reveal A Different Side To The 90s

By Sophia Maddox | July 7, 2023

The truth is out there... Gillian Anderson from 'The X-Files' shows some skin

The following unseen photos from the 90s are definitely too hot for some viewers. Are they for mature audiences only? We’ll leave that decision up to you…

The final decade of the millennium was an era of change. Generation X had taken the societal reigns from the Baby Boomers and letting their hair down. Fashion was taking a turn for the flannel, and young people were beginning to look for new ways to have a good time.

These snapshots of the 90s show that the decade was full of a kaleidoscopic mix of culture, fashion, and music that made it an unforgettable era to live in - when Anna Nicole Smith was a legitimate celebrity and when Johnny Depp was still considered an independent film star.

It’s important to use these pictures from the 90s to take your preconceived notions of the decade and turn them on their head. That’s the coolest part about taking a deep dive into the past… you never know what you’ll find on the other side.

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In the early ‘90s no show ignited the fervor of the fan boys quite like The X-Files. Every Sunday night on Fox from 1993 to 2002 Mulder and Sculley solved some of the weirdest cases involving aliens, bigfoots, and the government… that is until Mulder mysteriously disappeared and left Scully with a new agent in the final season.

During the show’s initial run no one was hotter than Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, a by the books scientist thrust into the world of the unknown. Even when she was in scrubs or power suits there was something about her that drove fans gaga.

She was a legit sex symbol throughout the decade (and frankly still is), but this semi-gothic photo shoot with Anderson baring more than usual must have made her fans freak out when they saw it.

Sandra Bullock gets a piece of Ben Affleck

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Promoting a film must be awful. You’ve got to go around and answer the same ten questions and try to make your answers sound like they’re totally off the cuff. Unless you have the right co-star then you’re going to be bored by the time you’re half way through the tour cycle.

Thankfully for Ben Affleck he was promoting Forces of Nature with Sandra Bullock. Something about her just seems fun and like she’s down for anything. She clearly doesn’t mind a little PDA on set. Even though it looks like it’s all fun and games with these two in 1999 Bullock told Entertainment Weekly that there’s one thing she can’t stand about him:

Ben can never show up anywhere on time. When he’s with you he gives you so much attention you feel like a queen, so when he says ‘I’ll call you for dinner’ and you don’t hear from him, you feel like, ‘What did I do wrong?’ Since he does it to everyone, you can’t take it personally. But then if you don’t call him back right away when he calls, he goes nuts, leaving messages like, ‘Why didn’t you call me back, I called you an hour ago, why don’t you call me BACK?’