Sunday 17 December 2017

Claire O'Mahony: The diverging fortunes of '90s stars Amanda de Cadenet and Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty. Photo: Getty Images
Shannen Doherty. Photo: Getty Images

IT used to be said of the Sixties that if you remembered them, you weren’t there. If you remember the Nineties, you’re probably thinking, "Oh crap. How can that a Nineties revival be happening already?? Truly, I am old..."

But yes, it is the case and it’s well underway. The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays are back, as are New Kids on the Block, now touring with the Backstreet Boys resulting in the less-than-catchy acronym of NKOTBSB. Fashion-wise, grunge has reared its head and the cool kids are wearing lumberjack shirts, crop tops and high-tops.

Some of the high profile people from the era are back too. In what is a salutary lesson in the vagaries of celebrities, it’s interesting to compare the difference in fortunes of two who are back on the radar once again: Amanda de Cadenet and Shannen Doherty. Both were pretty big in the Nineties and neither of them you’d have pegged as being supremely talented.

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