When we first fell in love with Paris Hilton, she was starring on the small screen with BFF Nicole Richie on the hit reality series “The Simple Life”.
While she’s never had to actually live the simple life herself, thanks to her grandfather’s Hilton Hotel empire, Hilton made a name for herself with music, a perfume line and fashion labels.
In 2020, Hilton is still making music as a DJ, set to perform during the 2020 Super Bowl festivities. She has a doc on her life titled "This Is Paris" coming out.
Lindsay Lohan was once the brightest face of young Hollywood with roles in “Freaky Friday”, “Georgia Rule” and “Mean Girls”.
Following some serious partying drama, Lohan pretty much fell out of the spotlight when she moved Muscat, Oman. She’s set to return to the big screen later this year in “Among The Shadows”, her first role in a feature film since 2013’s “The Canyons”. But has kept herself busy with her MTV reality show “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” and acting as a judge on “The Masked Singer” in Australia.
The actress joined Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper for a satellite interview on their New Year’s Eve CNN broadcast, revealing what’s next for her, “I want to really focus on me and everything that I can do in my life and come back to America and start filming again, which I’m doing something soon in this new year,” she gushed. “And, you know, just taking back the life I’ve worked so hard for and sharing it with my family and you guys.”
Amanda Bynes was the comedy queen of the early 2000s.
Her years on “The Amanda Bynes Show” quickly transitioned into beloved rom-coms like “What A Girl Wants”, “She’s The Man” and “Sydney White”, helping her become a household name.
After spending time out of the spotlight, to study fashion, the actress made her return in 2018 on the cover of Paper magazine where she revealed she struggled with addiction throughout her career.
“I started smoking marijuana when I was 16. Even though everyone thought I was the ‘good girl,’ I did smoke marijuana from that point on… Later on it progressed to doing molly and ecstasy,” she confessed. “[I tried] cocaine three times but I never got high from cocaine. I never liked it. It was never my drug of choice… I definitely abused Adderall.”
While we haven’t heard much from the star since then, Bynes did promise a return to the big screen which we’re all eager to see.
Chloë Sevigny has been the ultimate It Girl for 20 years.
From her daring yet chic fashion choices to her incredible line up of roles in both television and film, the actress has remained iconic throughout her entire career.
Sevigny took over young Hollywood in 1999’s “Boys Don’t Cry” and again in “American Psycho” in 2000 and has continued her streak of killer roles in “American Horror Story” and 2019’s Golden Globe-nominated drama “The Act”.
Nicole Richie launched onto the small screen next to her real-life best friend Paris Hilton on “The Simple Life”. But now, Richie’s life has taken a turn.
The former reality star, and daughter to pop icon Lionel Richie, is a mom to daughter Harlow, 12, and son Sparrow, 10, with husband Joel Madden. She is also a well-known fashion designer with her line, House of Harlow 1960.
Hilary Duff became a Disney Channel sensation in 2001 when “Lizzie McGuire” hit the small screen and almost 20 years later, she’s set to return to that iconic role.
But a lot has happened since her “Lizzie” days, she premiered “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”, dropped numerous albums, starred on “Gossip Girl” and “Younger”, welcomed two children and got married, twice.
The rebooted “Lizzie McGuire” will premiere on Disney+.
Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were once the most successful working actresses in Hollywood. From starring on “Full House” as Michelle Tanner, the twins moved on to their own successful movie career before quitting acting altogether to focus on their true passion, fashion.
In 2005, the pair launched their fashion brand The Row.
Combined, they have an estimated worth of $100 million.
While she still remains the voice of the generation, Christina Aguilera changed up her image quite a bit since her time as a 2000s “It Girl”.
Now, with 20 Grammy nominations and five wins, Aguilera is still dominating the music industry while being a mother to Max and Summer. She also briefly coached on “The Voice”.
Kirsten Dunst was our favourite cheerleader in the 2000s thanks to her role in “Bring It On”.
While she starred in other beloved films before the fan-favourite cheer flick, like “Jumanji” and “Little Women”, it wasn’t until after “Bring It On” that she landed coveted roles in “Spider-Man” making her an “It Girl” of the 2000s.
Before she was the Kim Kardashian she is today, the reality star was just a stylist for fellow “It Girl” Paris Hilton.
But once a little show called “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” premiered in 2007, Kardashian made a name for herself.
Now, the star is a beauty mogul with KKW Beauty, a fashion designer with SKIMS and a mother of four to the sweetest kids, North, 6, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 8 months, who she shares with husband Kanye West.
While Lauren Conrad didn’t hit the scene until 2006 when “The Hills” premiered on MTV, LC finished off the decade as an “It Girl”.
Starring on the hit reality series launched Conrad’s career, she became a best-selling author and fashion designer.
Her line LC by Lauren Conrad just celebrated 10 years at the American retailer Kohls.
Sophia Bush and her “One Tree Hill” character Brooke Davis should both be included as “It Girls” of the 2000s.
After the beloved teen drama premiered, fans fell in love with Bush and Davis and watched as they grew up into strong women both on and off screen.
These days, Bush is still acting but focuses on using her platform for good and fights for causes close to her heart. She was also a strong voice in the #MeToo movement in 2018.
“The OC”’s Mischa Barton was once a bright light in the acting world.
But when she decided to leave the beloved drama before the series wrapped in 2007, Barton went off the radar.
Since then, she’s had a few roles in various TV shows and movies. She also did a brief stint on “Dancing With The Stars” and currently stars on MTV’s reboot of their hit reality show, “The Hills”.