Beverly Hills 90210: Brandon Walsh’s Top 11 Girlfriends
Brandon Walsh: He started out as the fish out of water, a Minnesota kid in Beverly Hills on the hit ’90s TV show Beverly Hills 90210. But he settled in quite nicely, quite quickly. He had that sweet old Mustang; a new James Dean-esque best friend; luxurious sideburns; a fun job at the Peach Pit; a group of pretty, yet angsty friends; and a nice little romantic life. Depending on your definition of “girlfriend,” he had as many as 17 over his eight-plus seasons, plus other mild romances. Played by Jason Priestley, Walsh became a heart-throb on and off the screen. Here, objectively as possible, are his top 11 girlfriends.
11. Brooke Alexander
Less than a year after he first met the infamous Emily Valentine (more on her later), another short-haired blonde came into his life during the Season three summer episodes: Brooke Alexander. The girl knew her way around a beach volleyball court and Steve was smitten. But Brooke had her sights set on our sideburned lothario, Brandon. She lasted three episodes as a love interest before her true racist colors began to show through. Needless to say, Brandon wasn’t down with that. Poor Brandon, just couldn’t catch a break. Honestly, the only reason she made the list was her multi-episode arc.
10. Karla Montez
By episode 14 of the first season, ladykiller Brandon had already gone through four girlfriends, each of whom lasted just one episode. Would a guest actress ever get a multi-episode arc as Brandon’s girlfriend? Would it be Karla? Nope. She seemed nice and smart, but troubled. We won’t get into the notion that the Latina girl just happened to come from the “wrong side of the tracks” and needed to use the Walsh’s address to get away from the gangs to study at West Beverly. She even gave him a tour of her side of the tracks. But she wound up being rather defensive and mysterious. She constantly accused Brandon of being some sort of elitist Beverly Hills kid. Did she forget he’s from Minnesota? She moved away and that’s that. Poor Brandon.