Comments: It's funny how the mind can play tricks on you; perhaps it's due to her long list of TV appearances throughout the early- and mid-90s (among them, a famous Seinfeld ep drenched in her cleavage, Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, Married with Children, Melrose Place), but I was shocked to see how few films Richards was actually in. Her first movie of note wasn't until 1997, in Gregg Araki's Nowhere, but then, ironically, she was everywhere, with Starship Troopers, Wild Things, Drop Dead Gorgeous and The World Is Not Enough all filling out the rest of the 90s for her.
90s Highlights: See above. That's it.
Comments: Then again, Richards' resume is deep and varied compared to Elizabeth's. A few TV appearances (Step by Step!, Pacific Blue!), and then - BLAMMO - American Pie in 1999, barely in time to qualify her for this tourney. Some would say still not enough, but can you think of a bigger "one-hit wonder" actress of the decade? That one role was enough to propel her career for a solid seven years - it's only recently that it's been reduced to fumes. Shockingly, I don't see her name attached to the fourth film in the series that made her name: American Reunion, coming out next year. You'd think she could use the boost...
90s Highlights: American Pie