10 Forgotten Male Sex Symbols From The ‘90s

Some of our favorite male sex symbols from the ‘90s have become totally irreverent over the years. It’s kind of sad. These male celebrities seemed to have so much promise. They had looks, talent and skill but, for some reason, they just faded into oblivion. Hollywood is notoriously fickle. It builds many celebrities up only to totally tear them down. We decided to check on some of our favorite male sex symbols who have become totally forgotten. Some of them are still around; however, they don’t quite have the careers that they once did and their sex appeal is also nowhere near what it once was. Check out who topped our list:

10. Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich was a big deal in the ‘90s. He looked remarkably similar to Johnny Depp with his shock of dark hair and distinctive high cheekbones, and he had roles in some of the biggest movies, including “Boys” alongside Winona Ryder, “The Craft” and “Scream.” Ulrich looked like the next big thing, but it never quite happened for him. Although he has continued to act, after appearing on the ABC series “Miracles,” he has more or less disappeared.

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9. Christian Slater

Christian slater was a major heartthrob in the ‘90s. He was incredibly cute and talented. He had roles in some of the biggest hits including “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles” and “Hard Rain.” Even though he was compared to a young Jack Nicholson, his career – and his sex appeal – ended up burning out by the late ‘90s thanks to some highly publicized brushes with the law.

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8. Dean Cain

Dean Cain became a sex symbol when he landed the role of Clark Kent/Superman on the television series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.” Since the series ended back in 1997, he hasn’t been able to maintain the same level of success or sex appeal. He hasn’t done anything noteworthy in years. In 2013, he hosted a reality show about Bigfoot called “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.” He offered contestants $10 million to prove the existence of Bigfoot.

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7. Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant became an international heartthrob when he starred in “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” With his gentlemanly good looks and charming disposition, it was hard not to fall for him. His career was on the rise in the ‘90s thanks to roles in “Sense and Sensibility,” “Mickey Blue Eyes” and “Notting Hill.” Although he continued to act during the early part of the 2000s, his career and his sex appeal never reached the same level as in the ‘90s.

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6. Andrew Shue

Andrew Shue established himself as a heartthrob when he had a starring role on “Melrose Place” as Billy Campbell. After that role, he gave up acting and became an Internet mogul. He has established a website called CafeMom.com for moms to come together and get advice on pregnancy, health, fashion, food, entertainment and more. Even though it’s been 20 years since he left “Melrose Place,” Shue still looks pretty good.

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5. Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf’s biggest role to date was on “Party of Five” as the rebellious but adorable Bailey Salinger. Thankfully we still get to see him on television. He currently has a recurring role on “Perception” as Donald “Donnie” Ryan and he still looks pretty cute – but he’s totally taken. He is married Kelley Marie Limp from MTV’s “The Real World: New Orleans” and the two have two children together and are currently expecting their third.

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4. Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser was a prolific actor in the ‘90s. He had roles in “Encino Man,” “School Ties,” “George of the Jungle” and “Blast from the Past.” He established himself as a sex symbol when he played a muscular action hero in “The Mummy,” which spawned two sequels. These days, Fraser looks remarkably different than he did at the peak of his career. His hair looks like its thinning and he has lost the muscular physique which the ladies swooned over.

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3. Jason London

Jason London established himself as one of the big hunks of the ‘90s thanks to his role as Randall “Pink” Floyd in “Dazed and Confused.” Although he enjoyed moderate success starring in “Broken Vessels” and “Spent,” his career fizzled out after the ‘90s – as did his good looks. The one-time heartthrob was arrested in January 2014 for assault and disorderly conduct after he got into a fight at a Martini Bar in Scottsdale, Arizona. London suffered multiple fractures to his face and had to undergo surgery.

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2. Ethan Embry

During the ‘90s, Ethan Embry seemed to be in all of the big movies – “Empire Records,” “White Squall,” “That Thing You Do” and “Can’t Hardly Wait.” He was a total heartthrob with his goofy smile and sheepish mannerisms. Embry seemed like he was here to stay; however, that simply wasn’t the case. Embry is still around, guest starring on various television shows, but he isn’t quite as cute as we remember him to be.

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1. Chris O’Donnell

Chris O’Donnell was one of the most promising actors of the ‘90s. He had roles in some of the biggest movies including “School Ties,” “Scent of a Woman,” “Circle of Friends” and “Mad Love,” alongside Drew Barrymore; however, it was his role was his role as Dick Grayson/Robin in “Batman Forever” that solidified his status as a ‘90s sex symbol. O’Donnell hasn’t appeared in too many hit films over the past decade but he has made several guest appearances on TV shows.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.