Female Teen Stars Of The '90s: Then And Now

This list of the most popular teen stars from the '90s includes stars from hit shows like Party of Five, Boy Meets World, 7th Heaven, and many other nostalgic classics. This list isn't just a bunch of teen actors, though. We've included some of the biggest teen music stars from the '90s like Britney Spears and Brandy, as well.

It's been a while since the '90s began and these popular teen stars have been busy during the past 25+ years. Find out what Neve Campbell, Tiffani Thiessen, Christina Applegate, Amy Jo Johnson and many of your other favorite '90s starts have been up to with this then and now look back at popular '90s teen stars.

What have the most popular '90s female stars been up to since their height of fame? Many have gone on to successful film and television careers in current entertainment as well, and many of them are now mothers.

Read on to find out what your favorite stars from the nineties are doing today, and enjoy these before and after photos of the most famous females of the 1990s.


  • Britney Spears (Then)
    Photo: Jive

    There's no question that Britney was one of the biggest '90s pop music performers in the world. The former Mouseketeer holds the distinction of being the best-selling teenage artist of all time.

    Her debut album ...Baby One More Time, went double platinum selling more than 30 million copies and receiving a Grammy. She followed it up with another platinum album, Oops!... I Did It Again while making headlines dating former fellow Mouseketeer Justin Timberlake.

    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer
  • Britney Spears (Now)

    The '90s may have ended, but Britney certainly didn't. She expanded her empire into movies like Crossroads, headlined the second highest-grossing concert tour by a female artist (the Dream Within a Dream Tour grossed $43.7 million), and launched a best-selling perfume with Elizabeth Arden called Curious.

    Spears married backup dancer Kevin Federline in 2004 after three months of dating and had two boys with him before their marriage ended after four years. She went through a rough patch in the late 2000s (who could forget the head-shaving incident), but she bounced back in 2012 as a judge on the second season of the US version of The X-Factor. With a $15 million paycheck, she became the highest-paid judge on a singing competition show in television history.

    Britney's empire continues to grow. In late 2014, Spears launched a now defunct intimate apparel website that once shipped to more than 200 countries. She was also under contract with the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to perform her live show, Britney: Piece of Me, in Las Vegas.

  • Brandy burst on to the scene with her self-titled debut album, which included chart-topping hits like "I Wanna Be Down" and "Baby" and later went on to play the title role on the UPN sitcom Moesha for six seasons. She parlayed that stint into film roles with I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Double Platinum, and the TV movie Cinderella.

    Despite the TV and film success, music was still her first love. She resumed her music career in 1998 thanks to another chart-topping duet with Monica on the song "The Boy Is Mine."

    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter
  • Brandy Norwood (Now)

    The 2000s were a rough decade for Brandy. Though she released her third and fourth albums to commercial and critical success and served as a judge on the first season of America's Got Talent, a lot of personal turmoil occurred behind the scenes.

    In 2001, she became romantically involved with producer Robert "Big Bert" Smith, and a year later, Norwood gave birth to their child. Three years later, Norwood revealed that she and Smith had never been married but just portrayed that impression to preserve her public image.

    Perhaps the biggest turmoil came in 2006 when Brandy became involved in a widely-publicized fatal car accident as well as the numerous lawsuits that stemmed from it. She settled the various lawsuits out of court and moved on to continue releasing albums, a reality TV series with her young brother Ray J in 2010 and was a contestant in 2010 on Dancing with the Stars.

    Having done TV, film, and music, Norwood announced in March 2015 that she would make her Broadway debut in a revival of Chicago, playing the role of murderous housewife Roxie Hart. She most recently starred in the ABC musical drama Queens, which was cancelled in 2022 after one season.

  • Raven-Symoné was everywhere in the early '90s. After first appearing on The Cosby Show as Olivia Kendall, she released her debut album Here's to New Dreams in 1993. She appeared on numerous successful TV series, including Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and in 2003, she starred in the Disney Channel series That's So Raven. She participated in four soundtracks from Disney, which sold a combined 4.1 million copies in the US.

    Her success on TV and in music also led to numerous opportunities in film. She appeared in two Dr. Dolittle movies, two Cheetah Girls TV movies, College Road Trip, and For One Night.

    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Fashion Model, Film Producer, Actor
  • Raven-Symoné (Now)

    After lending her voice to the animated series Kim Possible, Symoné starred in the short-lived ABC Family sitcom State of Georgia and, in 2012, made her Bradway debut in the musical adaptation of Sister Act as Deloris Van Cartier.

    Symoné joined the cast of the hit primetime soap opera Empire in the recurring role of Olivia in 2015. In 2016, she released two new tracks, "Sarafina" and “Cruise Control.” In 2019, Raven-Symoné competed in Season 2 of The Masked Singer as "Black Widow."