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

By Sophia Maddox | October 6, 2023

Selena in Silver Velour leggings and a Matching Crop Top For a Coca-Cola Campaign in 1994

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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Taken one year before her tragic murder at the hands of her fan club president at the Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Selena was quickly becoming the queen of Tejano. After all, it’s not every performer who gets to appear in an ad for Coca Cola.

The same year that Selena was tapped as a spokesperson for Coca Cola she was nominated for a Grammy Award. She told an interviewer in San Antonio that she couldn’t believe that she was even invited to the awards, let alone up for an award:

When they first told us that we were nominated we all freaked out, we couldn't believe it. The first thing, I promise, the first thing that came to mind is that I need to take a camera to take pictures with all of these stars. It didn't hit me till later when I thought, 'Oh my God. What if we win?’ They didn't let me take my camera in, that's one of the things. I didn't get to take pictures until afterward.

Danny DeVito gets a touch up for a scene in 'Batman: Returns,' 1992

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During the filming of Batman Returns Danny DeVito had to deal with some seriously demanding co-stars. Much of his time on set was spent with literal penguins and not actors like Michelle Pfeiffer or Michael Keaton.

Aside from having to sit in makeup for hours and deliver psychotic dialogue he was stuck on a frozen wasteland of a set. Decades after the film’s release he explained the predicament to the Hollywood Reporter:

I'm the kind of guy that loves being on set, but it was cold... because we had real penguins and they had to keep the water really cold. They had these massive air conditioners. I was the only one really comfortable, because I had pounds and pounds of face prosthetics and the body padding, not to mention the heavy coat.