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

By Sophia Maddox | July 14, 2023

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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Is there a more star crossed/‘90s/extremely chaotic love affair than that of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson? After meeting in February 1995 they decided to get married after four days of courtship. They just took off to Cancun and got married on the beach… Anderson wore a bikini and Tommy Lee wore board shorts.

Call them trashy, call them over the top, call them whatever you want but Pam and Tommy were absolutely iconic. It’s impossible to think about the mid ‘90s without remembering that they were all over TV and the late night commercials promoting their sex tape.

After three crazy years and a couple of kids the two called it quits following an assault by Tommy Lee. He served four months after pleading no contest and in spite of their divorce they continued to see each other off and on for the next decade. 

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

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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.