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

By Sophia Maddox | October 30, 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.

A teenager's bedroom in 1999... look familiar?

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If you’re not experiencing nostalgia overload with this shot of a teenager’s room in the ’90s then you’re either not looking hard enough or you slept through the decade. Where do you even start with this guy’s room? It’s got to be the posters, right?

Teenagers have been obsessed with pop culture since that was a thing, but it wasn’t until the ‘end of the 20th century that there were so many different types of culture to become interested in A young person could love Buffy, South Park, and Friends, even if it was just an obsession with their stars.

The ‘90s was the first decade when it was no big deal to have your own TV, and these miniature numbers were a mainstay in bedrooms across the country… if you had a Playstation hooked up to your TV you were basically god in your friend group. What do you think happened to all that stuff? Is it in the trash or stored in an attic somewhere?