10 Things You Didn’t Know About Beverly Hills, 90210

  
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“Beverly Hills, 90210” is one of those defining shows for teenagers and young adults in the ‘90s. It aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000. During those ten years, a lot happened. Many characters came and went and a number of important topics were addressed. For some of us, this is where we learned about date rape, gay rights, animal rights, alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, sex, anti-Semitism, teenage suicide, teenage pregnancy and AIDS. While the show did tackle some pretty difficult subject matter, for many of us, it was the characters and the relationships that kept us coming back. It has been 15 years since the show first debuted, so let’s take a look at some of the things that most of us don’t know about “Beverly Hills, 90120!”

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Aaron Spelling created the role of Gina Kincaid for Vanessa Marcil. Gina replaced Tiffani Thiessen’s character Valerie Malone as the show’s vixen.

Photo By CHARLES SYKES / REX FEATURES

Photo By CHARLES SYKES / REX FEATURES

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Kristin Dattilo was offered the role of Brenda Walsh, but she turned it down. She later appeared in the episode “One Man and a Baby” as Melissa Coolidge.

hoto: Peter Iovino / © SHOWTIME / courtesy everett collection

hoto: Peter Iovino / © SHOWTIME / courtesy everett collection

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