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Female Teen Stars of the '90s: Then and Now 

Derrick Deane
Updated November 5, 2019 2.3M views 49 items

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.
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Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Female Teen Stars of the '90s: Then and Now
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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: 33

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Fashion Model, Film Producer, Actor, + more

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Raven-Symoné (Now... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Female Teen Stars of the '90s: Then and Now
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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 Broadway 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. She also announced that she would be releasing her fifth studio album, a project she began working on in 2011.
Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Female Teen Stars of the '90s: Then and Now
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Ah, remember when Amanda Bynes was that sweet, charming teenager on the Nickelodeon shows All That and The Amanda Show? From 2002 to 2006, she starred in the WB sitcom What I Like About You and also appeared in several films including Big Fat Liar, What a Girl Wants, and She's The Man.

Age: 32

Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, California, USA

Profession: Fashion designer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer

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Amanda Bynes (Now) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Female Teen Stars of the '90s: Then and Now
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Bynes resurfaced following a series of bizarre and law-breaking behaviors that was covered widely by the media. She announced that she had retired from acting to concentrate on launching her career as a fashion designer and a rapper and enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in California for 2014. She was expelled from the school that year.

Bynes was hospitalized in Pasadena, CA in 2013 and placed on a temporary psychiatric hold after she made accusations on Twitter that her father sexually abused her as a child. She later tweeted that her father had not molested her but claimed instead that he implanted a microchip in her brain that forced her to make the accusation. Her psychiatric hold was later extended and Bynes's mother was given conservatorship of her daughter again.