When I was nine-years-old, my mother ordered me a subscription to Tiger Beat magazine. It was then that I fell in love for the first time. On the cover staring back at me were three blonde brothers with hair longer than mine and eyes that seemed to possess the power of hypnosis, keeping me in what can only be described as some type of euphoric, timewarped gaze. Hanson, the only boy band of the 90s that mattered, had stolen my heart. Specifically Zac Hanson, the youngest of the singing trio, had stolen my heart. Each generation seems to have their own iconic figures that become embedded into our culture as first crushes, teenage heartthrobs, and nostalgic symbolism. Did yours make our list?
One of the most legendary ladies of the century, Raquel is one of the original pin-up girsl, as well as an entire generation’s first crush. Her flawless beauty and genuine talent launched her to international superstardom. She went on to be one of the most prolific women of the 20th century, and is admired for her passion and talent to this day.