Any decade responsible for The Spice Girls, Ally McBeal, New Labour and the return of Manchester United needs to take a long, hard look at itself. But the Nineties was also a force of much good. It brought us TV shows such as South Park, The Simpsons, Baywatch, The X-Files and Seinfeld.
OK, so technically Seinfeld and The Simpsons began just before 1990, but this no time to get bogged down in technicalities. We are only dealing with sweeping generalisations today.
Music? Well, it was the decade which saw the rise of Teen Spirit and Britpop, while at the cinema the movies were just as crap as they were in the Eighties. Told you we were only dealing with sweeping generalisations.
It was also the decade of Girl Power ? best illustrated by the list below.
Yes, in the latest excuse to trawl through the internet looking for pictures of hot women, Hecklerspray has come up with a list of the hottest women during the 1990s. Believe us, it was not easy to keep the list down to just 26, but we somehow managed it through a potent mix of horse-trading, vote-rigging and coin-tossing.
We also made it easier by only focussing on the women who were present through most of the decade ? so no Britney! Also, any sickos looking up this list hoping to see Alicia Silverstone will be disappointed. Sickos. Go get your kicks elsewhere.
26. Louise Wener
A Stu Heritage favourite, the Sleeper singer made a career out of looking gormless.
25. Hope Sandoval
We still live in hope of one day ‘getting to know’ the sultry Mazzy Star singer.
24. Lisa Loeb
Now married to former Premiership star Jamie Redknapp, Louise was the star of UK girl group Eternal, who did absolutely nothing memorable at all.
22. Teri Hatcher
OK, so she's really annoying now, but think back to the times when she was in Superman. Happy times.
21. Sherilyn Fenn
Love her Twin Peaks.
20. Laetitia Casta
One of the hottest Victoria?s Secret models of all time ? and that is some list.
19. Kate Moss
18. Michelle Pfeiffer
17. Claudia Schiffer
16. Kathy Ireland
OK, any Sport Illustrated swimwear model is just about perfect ? but Kathy Ireland was a cut above.
15. Jenny McCarthy
14. Elle McPherson
13. Tiffany Amber Thiessen
Adored when she played the nice cheerleader in Saved by the Bell, Tiffany?s popularity shown shot up even further when she became a slut in Beverly Hills 90210.
12. Shania Twain
10. Winona Ryder
9. Cindy Crawford
8. Marisa Tomei
7. Christy Turlington
6. Gillian Anderson
5. Shannon Doherty
Naughty but nice.
4. Jennifer Love Hewitt
2. Sarah Michelle Gellar
1. Carmen Electra