Celebrities You Completely Forgot About
Andrew Parker - July 29, 2019

We all love walking down memory lane, but do you ever stop to wonder where your favorite stars from back in the day are today? Some of Hollywood’s hottest stars peaked way back when, and have tried to make a comeback. While some succeeded, others we have simply forgotten about. From Aaron Carter to Jojo, please welcome (back) to the stage the celebrities that were huge at one point, but have quietly stepped out of the spotlight.

 

 

Jennifer Grey

 

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Jennifer Grey was a major star in the late ‘80s. In 1986, Grey rose to prominence starring in the box-office hit Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. A year later, Grey portrayed her most iconic and notable character to date, Frances “Baby” House, in Dirty Dancing. In the early 1990s, Grey underwent two nose jobs, the second of which was necessary to correct problems caused by the first. The procedure made Grey unrecognizable even by her closest friends.

 

 

 

 

Tiffani Thiessen

 

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Tiffani Thiessen was a sensation in the ‘90s! In 1989, Thiessen landed her first ever role of Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell, starring until the show’s conclusion in 1993. The huge success of the show gave Thiessen’s career a major boost. After the end of the series, Thiessen went on to appear in another hit teen show, Beverly Hills, 90210, as Valerie Malone.

 

 

Jennifer Love Hewitt

 

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Jennifer Love Hewitt was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood from the late ’90s and the ’00s. Hewitt received her breakthrough role as Sarah Reeves Merrin on the show Party of Five in 1995. Two years later she launched her film career starring in the movie  I Know What You Did Last Summer and its 1998 sequel. In 2002, Hewitt became a double threat, releasing an album titled BareNaked, and in 2005 starred in the CBS series Ghost Whisperer. However, after that and towards 2010, Hewitt career slowed down and went into a major slump.

 

 

 

 

Macaulay Culkin

 

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In the early ’90s, it seemed like you couldn’t escape Macaulay Culkin. The then-child star was everywhere! Culkin rose to fame playing Kevin McCallister in the iconic 1990 movie Home Alone. Culkin went on to star in many movies up until his break from acting in 1994, most notably in the Home Alone sequel and in the 1991 film My Girl.  Besides movies, Culkin was also widely publicized due to his close relationship with Michael Jackson.

 

 

Alicia Silverstone

 

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Alicia Silverstone was the it-girl of the ’90s. Silverstone made her film debut in the 1993 movie, The Crush. She gained further attention when she appeared at the age of 16 in the music video for Aerosmith’s 1994 Cryin’. The following year, Silverstone starred in Clueless, which became her most iconic and memorable role. In 1997, Silverstone starred in the big-budget film Batman & Robin, playing Barbara/Batgirl.

 

 

 

 

Liv Tyler

 

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Just like Alicia Silverstone, Liv Tyler was very popular between the early ’90s to the early ’00s. Tyler achieved recognition and popularity starring in movies such as Empire Records, That Thing You Do!, Stealing Beauty, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk, and Lord of the Rings trilogy.  For the latter, Tyler earned a Screen Guild Award in 2004.  While these movies make Tyler a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood, she has been under the radar for a while.

 

 

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

 

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After the end of Home Improvement, Jonathan Taylor Thomas was seen less and less in movies and TV shows. As mentioned previously, Thomas wanted to pursue higher education. In an interview with People, Thomas said he wanted to “have a bit of a break.” In 2000, Thomas graduated with honors from Chaminade College Preparatory School in California. After his graduation, Thomas enrolled at Harvard, where he studied philosophy and history. Thomas went on to study at Columbia University as well. Thomas has since returned to L.A., where he’s still writing, directing, and occasionally acts. Thomas recently guest-starred in Last Man Standing, where he reunited with his Home Improvement father, Tim Allen.