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

By Sophia Maddox | August 25, 2023

Claudia Schiffer by Ellen von Unwerth guess campaign 1991

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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It’s hard to imagine now, but in the early ‘90s no one was quite sure who Claudia Schiffer was. Sure, she was a super hot model, but she wasn’t a super model until she was photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth. Schiffer’s raw talent was captured by Unwerth for this Guess campaign that’s both sexy and stylish.

Unwerth had a way about her that allowed her to help her models put their guards down when the camera was up. She knew that by making models feel empowered she could get the sexiest image of them. She told Harper’s Bazaar:

The women in my pictures are always strong, even if they are also sexy. My women always look self-assured. I try to make them look as beautiful as they can because every woman wants to feel beautiful, sexy and powerful. That’s what I try to do.

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

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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.