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

By Sophia Maddox | December 11, 2023

Keanu Reeves kicks up his feet in Paris, " I try not to do anything I don’t want to do."

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 feels like we’ve always had Keanu Reeves in our lives, but it was really in the ‘90s when he took on Mount Rushmore of the heart throbs status. Starring in films like Point Break and Speed will definitely do that to an actor, it also helps if they’re inherently lovable.

Following some super serious roles in films like River’s Edge and My Own Private Idaho Reeves took on films that allowed the audience to see him as someone with whom they have a genuine affection, not so much a movie star. When The Guardian asked Reeves how he chooses his roles - especially his bipolar filmography of the ‘90s - he explained:

Honestly, I try not to do anything I don’t want to do. But I guess those movies were in reaction to each other. It wasn’t as thought out as, OK, I finished Point Break, so now I’d better play a street prostitute. It was more like, OK, I finished this, now I want to do that.

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

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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?'