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

By Sophia Maddox | December 4, 2023

Gal Gadot visits the U.S. for the first time as a teenager in New York, 1999

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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Born in Petah Tikva, Israel, Gal Gadot had her yes set on studying law and international relations, although the modeling world was calling to her from a young age.

After visiting New York City in the ‘90s and before serving in the Israeli Army for two years she took part in the Miss Israel contest and at age 18 she did what no one expected - she won. Gadot explains that she was totally shocked when her name was announced:

I was 18, I just graduated high school and I had some time in between going to the army. My mom figured, 'Hey, why don't I send your photo, you finished school and this like a proper pageant,' whatever. I got in and I never thought I would win and then I won and then it scared me. I was like, 'What? Miss Israel? All the responsibility of being Miss Israel?'

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder at the 'Mermaids' premiere, December 1990

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After meeting at the premiere of Great Balls of Fire! in 1989 Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder quickly became an item even though she was only 17 years old and he was 26 at the time. Ryder and Depp were a 90s power couple for all the goths and weirdoes out there.

The couple was so in love that they tried to get married in 1990 following Depp’s starring role in Cry-Baby. They even asked director John Waters to serve as their minister.

Waters nearly went through with the marriage, Depp’s people even had him ordained as a minister, but the director managed to talk the couple out of it at the last minute. He says that Ryder’s parents thanked him after the fact.