Cameron Diaz in the 90s was irresistibly pretty. ‘There’s Something About Mary’ encapsulated her captivating mien and infectious personality. Diaz first made it to Hollywood with Jim Carrey in ‘The Mask .’ Two years later she starred in ‘She’s the One’ with Jennifer Aniston. In 1997, she was in ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ and ‘A Life Less Ordinary .’
The following year the comedy about Mary would be a massive success, making it the fourth-top grossing film that year. She received a laundry list of awards and accolades and the film that became a cultural sensation.
Early 00s starlet Emma Roberts won hearts as Kristina Jung in the crime drama film ' Blow' with Johnny Depp. Roberts took the lead as Addie Singer on Nick's show ' Unfabulous' for three seasons. The young actress was the perfect 'Nancy Drew' in 2007.
By the 10s, she starred in ' Scream,' ' The Art of Getting By,' and ' Nerve .' Last year she showed off her baby belly on the cover of Cosmopolitan. Recently, she reminded us she has a famous aunt in a glitzy ad campaign that named Emma the new face of the Pretty Woman jewelry collection.
1994 was Kristen Dunst’s big year. She kicked it off headlining 'Interview with the Vampire' with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise and finished it starring as Amy in Little Women.' In 1995, she did 'Jumanji' with Robin Williams.
Rounding out the century, Dunst was in 'The Virgin Suicides,' 'Dick,' and 'Bring it On.' Her role in 'Melancholia' by Lars von Trier won her an award at Cannes. She was also lauded with awards for the film ' Hidden Figures' and FX series ' Fargo .' The busy actress even found time to star as Spidey’s pretty GF in the Spider-Man franchise.
British beauty Keira Knightly was discovered in the low-budget sleeper hit 'Bend it Like Beckham .' Appearing in 'King Arthur' sealed her stardom, and she went on to do great films like ' Pride & Prejudice' and ' Love Actually .'
She starred in literary adaptation 'Atonement' and mega-blockbuster franchise 'Pirates of the Caribbean.' Knightley’s acting career started early at the age of 12. Her parents, both professional actors in London, set her up with an agent even earlier. At 23, Knightly was ranked second-highest-paid actress, according to Forbes in 2007.
Bette Davis is one of the most famous actresses of any era. Her film career spanned five decades. She was the top-paid American female in 1942. Davis was nominated for an Academy Award five consecutive years beginning with 1939.
She was the first actress to accumulate 10 Oscar nominations. She won the 1938 Oscar for 'Jezebel.' That statue was eventually collected at auction by none other than Steven Spielberg. Madonna and Dire Straits recorded songs noting the legendary actress and, in 1981, there was a mega-hit called “Bette Davis Eyes.” She was so iconic, even her false eyelashes sold at auction.