Comments: ¡Ay Dios Mio! Hayek burst into the collective consciousness on many English speakers with her starring role in Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi redux, Desperado. From there, her continued collaboration with Rodriguez (as well as her alluring looks, natch) paved the way to stardom. Oh, and a lead role opposite Matthew Perry...just what every girl wants.
90s Highlights: Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dogma, Wild Wild West
Comments: The Dutch-born Janssen has had quite the interesting career, one that's many degrees more varied and intriguing than most model-turned-actresses. She got her start in a traditional manor, via single-serving TV episodes and such, but a plum role as the villainous vixen Xenia Onatopp in the most relevant Bond film of the last 25 years provided her with the freedom and opportunities to take roles that were far beyond skin deep. These days, she's probably most famous for her role as Jean Grey, but alas, the X-Men films didn't begin until 2000.
90s Highlights: GoldenEye, Rounders, The Faculty