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Top ten: Hotties of the 1990s [SLIDESHOW]

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Taylor Bigler
Entertainment Editor

Let us return to a simpler time, when TV shows were grainy, cell phones were the size of laptops, and rap music was as tame as a Justin Bieber tune.

This golden age of bad hair and even worse clothing gave us some of the greatest TV shows — X Files, anyone? — and actresses of our generation.

The years have been kinder to some of these babes (Jennifer Aniston) than to others (Tara Reid). But we prefer to remember even the train wrecks the way they were.

From Melrose Place over to Bayside High, these are the top 10 hotties of two decades ago:

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  • Shannen Doherty was the original mean girl on 90210 -- and in real life
  • Neve Campbell made us "Scream" back in the '90s
  • Oh, Tara Reid, how the mighty have fallen
  • Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Amber Thiessen) was the real reason to watch Saved By The Bell -- until Elizabeth Berkeley made "Showgirls," anyway
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar slayed our hearts like she did those vampires. Has there ever been a better casting decision in TV history?
  • We could hardly wait for the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" sequels to come out.
  • Rachel Green was our favorite 'Friend' -- why else would we have rooted for Ross all those years?
  • Heather Locklear, we wish we could go back to 'Melrose Place' too. Heather has aged incredibly well, considering that she was already in her thirties during the '90s.
  • 'Friends' was always a showdown between Monica fans and Rachel fans, but we're equal-opportunity oglers.