Where 90s TV pin-ups are now – from Big Breakfast star’s cheeky sex claims to Neighbours bombshell who snubbed reunion | The Sun

Where 90s TV pin-ups are now – from Big Breakfast star’s cheeky sex claims to Neighbours bombshell who snubbed reunion | The Sun

THEY were the stunning babes who graced magazine covers every week across the Nineties.

But three decades later and many of these It Girls' lives are incredibly different.

This week, we revealed what became of the decade's heartthrob hunks after Take That's Mark Owen stepped out with a striking new look.

From Gladiators fighter Dianne Youdale to lads mag favourite Dani Behr, now we reveal what happened to the Nineties' talented women.

Dani Behr 

British actress Dani was a hit with teenage boys during her stint on Grange Hill and The Big Breakfast, and was voted lads mag Maxim's favourite female TV presenter in 2002.

Dani, 52, upped sticks and moved to Hollywood in the early 2000s after landing a presenting job on Extra for NBC.


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She attempted to break back into British TV with a short-lived stint on I'm A Celebrity in 2008, where she was the second person to leave.

During the series, she shocked fans and campmates when she revealed she lost her virginity to a guy who was cheating on his girlfriend and had to hide in a wardrobe to avoid being caught.

She married Carl Harwin in 2005 but they divorced in 2014, explaining they had little in common anymore.

Earlier this year she made a guest appearance on Lorraine which left some viewers even questioning if it was really the same person.

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It was the first appearance she made since backing away from the limelight in favour of life as an LA luxury real estate specialist, letting out and managing property for the Hollywood elite.

Kimberley Davies

Kimberley, 49, took the UK by storm when she made her debut on Australian soap Neighbours as Annalise Hartman.

She was a staple in lads mags like FHM, Maxim and Loaded.

But after three years she left the soap in pursuit of greener pastures and moved to America.

After a few film roles and appearances in hit TV shows like Friends and Ally McBeal, work dried up.

She was a contestant on series 5 of I'm A Celebrity, but pulled out halfway through due to a shoulder injury.

Kimberley hasn't acted since 2005 and has returned to Melbourne, Australia, where she is occasionally seen on red carpets at premieres and events.

The bombshell was reportedly asked by producers to return for the star-studded Neighbours finale, but declined as she's moved away from the spotlight to focus on her decorating business and life with husband Jason Harvey.

Diane Youdale

Fitness instructor Diane, 52, rose to fame as sexy Jet on ITV's Gladiators when she was just 22.

But after five years in the show, she suffered a terrifying fall during the pyramid challenge when she landed on the floor head first – almost causing a hangman's neck break.

Thankfully for Diane, her flexibility meant she just compressed her spine, but it was a close enough call to send her running for the hills.

After a failed stint trying to become a TV presenter, the fitness buff retrained as a psychotherapist and worked at two clinics in Wales.

She released a fitness video with app Lumen and was a reporter on Sky's revival of Gladiators.

Tracy Shaw

Tracy won herself a legion of fans as Maxine Peacock in Coronation Street before her character was brutally murdered in 2003.

After departing the ITV soap, the actress, 49, went on to appear in a series of dramas on the same channel and even opted to tread the boards on stage.

The actress has kept a relatively low profile since her character's departure but in 2019 attended the British Soap Awards to present the lifetime achievement award to her friend and veteran actress Sue Nicholls for her work as Audrey Roberts.

Tracy also attempted to launch a pop career, releasing two singles: Ridin' High and a cover of Lonnie Gordon's top 10 hit Happenin' All Over Again.

She had a short marriage to Robert Ashworth and is now engaged to Ashley Poundall, a childhood pal, who she now has two children with.

Davinia Taylor

Davinia, 44, was one of the early Hollyoaks pin-ups thanks to her role as Jude Cunningham in the early 1990s.

She was known for being a party girl, often spotted out with BFFs Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and Meg Mathews, but Davinia has since opened up about her struggles with addiction and heavy drinking.

The former soap star also ballooned to a size 18 and claims her unhealthy lifestyle nearly killed her.

Her 2003 marriage to sports agent Dave Gardner would eventually collapse, and there were times she considered taking her own life.

Davinia’s already-precarious mental health plummeted after having her first child, Grey, in 2007 and she developed severe postnatal depression. She eventually lost custody of her first child.

Since turning her life around she has found love with builder partner Matthew Leyden. She has two children with Matthew – Asa, seven, and Jude, five – as well as 10-year-old Luxx, whose father she has never made public.

Nell McAndrews

Former glamour model Nell, 48, was on virtually every magazine cover going in her heyday.

She made a move to TV, presenting Man O Man with Chris Tarrant, and famously posed as Lara Croft for ads for the Tomb Raider game series – before being dropped after doing a shoot with Playboy.

Cashing in on her TV appeal, she went on to present segments on Racing Rivals, Born to Fight, It's a Knockout and The Big Breakfast.

Nell was affectionately dubbed the Armed Forces sweetheart and went all over the world to visit British military personnel.

The popular celeb has also appeared on game shows and reality programmes including Fort Boyard, I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrities Under Pressure, Family Fortunes and Dancing on Ice.

Outside of her TV work, Nell is a keen marathon runner and was the first woman across the finish line in the 2012 five-mile National Lottery Olympic Park Run.

Her London Marathon time in 2005 was so fast that she qualified to run in the British Championship women's race in future events.

Nell is married to property developer Paul Hardcastle and they have two children, Devon, 13, and Anya, nine.

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Her first pregnancy in 2005 had to be terminated as her baby developed a rare condition called amniotic band disruption – which causes the tissues which form the amniotic sac to grow in the wrong place.

It meant the baby would not survive pregnancy. Nell donated money to the hospital in Leeds where she had the termination to fund a suite for other mothers' going through the same thing.

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