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

By Sophia Maddox | August 18, 2023

Sheryl Lee... the iconic actor who played Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks ⛰️⛰️

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 1990 the question on every television viewer’s lips was “Who killed Laura Palmer?” Twin Peaks was a surreal mystery program that turned America into David Lynch fans and made Sheryl Lee a household name.

Lee was only 22 when she worked on the series and she says that even then she emphatically trusted Lynch and his vision. That’s why she was so disappointed that viewers weren’t able to handle the strange ride the director wanted to take them on.

The actress was so deep inter her character that she still says that it’s hard to separate the timeline of the series from her own life. She told Entertainment Weekly:

When I experience the character of Laura, it’s as one long story. It’s as one life. It’s not broken into first season, second season, Fire Walk With Me, like it is for the viewers. So in my mind, it sort of all runs together.

Will Smith smeared with cake at the 'Fresh Prince Of Bel Air' wrap party 

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Every kid growing up in the ‘90s remembers watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith’s first foray into acting. It was fun, cool, and dare we say… fresh. The show made Smith a household name but according to the star the only reason he accepted the role was because he was in trouble with the IRS.

Following the breakout hit “Parents Just Don’t Understand" Smith ended up blowing through all of his money and with a huge IRS bill. When the duo’s second album flopped he was in deep trouble.

After hanging out around the Arsenio Hall Show for a while he bumped into none other than Quincy Jones. The two started hanging out and they spitballed the entire concept of Fresh Prince. They pitched the series to Brandon Tartikoff of NBC in Jones’ driveway and the show ran from 1990 to 1996.