When you think of “faces” of the 90s, it’s unlikely that Winona, JTT, Kurt Cobain, Beavis, Christian Slater, Tiffani Amber Thiessen (and a handful of her Beverly Hills 90210 co-stars) wouldn’t be present.
Sadly, the woman who played tube top and jean jacket-loving Kelly Kapowski on Saved By The Bell and pot-stirring Valerie in 90210 wasn’t fond of the era we watched her grow up in. After being asked what she misses about the 90s by HuffPost, she broke my heart with a six-sentence answer that roughly translates to one simple word: “Nothing.” You decide:
There’s not a lot. I thought the music was terrible, the fashions weren’t that great. I miss the kind of carefree life that I had. I had no worries, really. I had a little worry, but it wasn’t a lot. It was mostly homework and tests, and not as much responsibility. Just being a teenager — that’s what I miss. Being able to go to the beach after school.
I can’t argue too strongly for the fashion, but the music thing is bogus. No soft spot Fiona Apple, Nirvana, The Spice Girls, Sublime or Janet Jackson? I question the existence of her soul.
Thiessen, who currently plays party planner Elizabeth Burke in White Collar on USA Network, later said that she was tired of being asked why she didn’t marry Zack Morris. (WHY NOT??)