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Top Actresses of the 1990s

The film industry was revolutionized during the 1990s, thanks to the advent of technology. The technological innovations that presented themselves to filmmakers resulted in amazing films. The technological aspect of filmmaking was well-supported by strong performers like Sandra Bullock, Sharon Stone, and Julia Roberts who dominated the 1990s. The decade also saw the rise of other prominent actresses like Julianne Moore and Demi Moore. Continue reading to know about other top actresses of the 1990s.
Meryl Streep
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Also Known As: Mary Louise Streep
Birthday: 22 June 1949
Born In: SummitSummit, New Jersey, United States
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5′6″

Often described as the "best actress of her generation," Meryl Streep is acclaimed for her versatility. After debuting in the 1970s, she built a solid reputation by portraying challenging roles in dramatic films. In a career spanning over half a century, she has received numerous awards, including three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards.

Winona Ryder
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Also Known As: Winona Laura Horowitz
Birthday: 29 October 1971
Born In: Winona, Minnesota, United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5′3″

Actress Winona Ryder is known for her roles in successful and critically acclaimed films such as Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Girl, Interrupted, Little Women and The Age of Innocence. She also starred in the hit show Stranger Things. She has been in the news for her relationships, including that with superstar Johnny Depp and a 2001 arrest for shoplifting.  

Demi Moore
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Also Known As: Demi Gene Moore, Demi Gene Guynes
Birthday: 11 November 1962
Born In: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5′5″

Demi Moore is considered one of the most beautiful, successful and the highest paid actresses of her time. The 1990 film Ghost is her most successful movie till date. A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal and Disclosure are some of her other notable and successful films. However, her career nosedived in the later 1990s. Later, she started appearing in supporting roles.

Meg Ryan
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Also Known As: Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra
Birthday: 19 November 1961
Born In: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5′8″

The Queen of American romantic comedy movies in 1990s, Meg Ryan is best recognised for her role in When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, all of which earned her prestigious award nominations. After proving her mettle in romantic comedies Meg Ryan showed her versatility as actress by acting in other genre movies. She made her directorial debut with Ithaca.

Julia Roberts
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Also Known As: Julia Fiona Roberts
Birthday: 28 October 1967
Born In: Smyrna, Georgia, United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5′9″

Julia Roberts is one of the most popular Hollywood actresses. She came to limelight in the 1990, when she played the female lead in the movie, Pretty Woman. In 2000, she won the Academy Award for best actress for her role in Erin Brockovich in 2000. She has been named the most beautiful woman in the world, a record five times, by the People magazine.