Comments: Interesting that the 90s perfectly bookended the one thing that defined Kidman entering the decade: her relationship with Tom Cruise. She got her big break co-starring opposite him in Days of Thunder, and were married in late 1990, only to be divorced just over 10 years later in 2001, not long after co-starring again with him in the psychosexual thriller Eyes Wide Shut. In between, she went from being merely known as the spouse of a marquee movie star to carving out a niche for herself in independent films and action films alike (and thankfully eschewing plastic surgery until later in her career).
90s Highlights: Days of Thunder, To Die For, The Portrait of a Lady, Batman Forever, Eyes Wide Shut
Comments: Though she has never been at the top of the A list, Connelly transitioned well from 80s (and early 90s) lust object to "serious" actress in the mid 90s, going from fare such as The Hot Spot (note to self: see The Hot Spot) to more thoughtful fare, such as Higher Learning and Dark City.
90s Highlights: Career Opportunities, Higher Learning, Dark City, The Rocketeer