Alicia Silverstone arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, June 6, 2016, in New York.
Alicia Silverstone arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, June 6, 2016, in New York. Evan Agostini - Invision - AP

Where did all the leading ladies go?

IT WASN'T so long ago that these women ruled our screens, thanks to hit movies like Bring It On, Clueless, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Girl Next Door and She's All That.

But after experiencing sudden success, a lot of our favourite actresses seemed to drop off the radar.

So what happened?

ALICIA SILVERSTONE

Alicia Silverstone arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, June 6, 2016, in New York.
Alicia Silverstone arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, June 6, 2016, in New York. Evan Agostini - Invision - AP

Probably most known for her role as Cher in Clueless, Alicia Silverstone now spends her time working on vegan lifestyle site, The Kind Life. She starred in Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul earlier this year, and can be seen next in Book Club alongside Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen.

ELISHA CUTHBERT

Elisha Cuthbert, a cast member in the television series
Elisha Cuthbert, a cast member in the television series "One Big Happy," poses at the NBCUniversal 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. Chris Pizzello - Invision - AP

Elisha Cuthbert starred in teen favourite The Girl Next Door, but after a long run on 24 she's faded from the spotlight. Her last release was alongside Sean William Scott in Goon: Last of the Enforcers.

ELIZA DUSHKU

Actress Eliza Dushku arrives at the FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009.
Actress Eliza Dushku arrives at the FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. AP Photo - Dan Steinberg

Eliza Dushku played the rebellious Missy in Bring it On, but these days she's focused on her charity work in Uganda and gets occasional acting work in direct release and TV movies.

ELIZABETH BERKLEY

Elizabeth Berkley rose to fame from her role in Saved by the Bell and her infamous starring role in Showgirls. Unfortunately, that was also her downfall.

She has since given birth to a son named Sky, and written a book giving advice to teen girls called Ask Elizabeth.

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt Bang Showbiz

Love Hewitt in Criminal Minds, 2015.Source:Getty Images

After starring in Can't Hardly Wait, Jennifer Love Hewitt had a successful TV run with The Ghost Whisperer before taking time off to be a mum. She's recently been teasing fans with a Party of Five reboot.

JULIA STILES

Julia Stiles in a scene from the TV series Riviera.
Julia Stiles in a scene from the TV series Riviera. Ollie Upton

Julia Stiles is still active in Hollywood since her role in 10 Things I Hate About You. She will appear on the TV show Riviera playing a widower whose husband died on a yacht explosion. She also just got married to her long time fiance Preston J. Cook.

LARISA OLEYNIK

Larisa Oleynik played opposite Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You. But she will make a return to acting in a new horror movie this year called Animals Among Us.

LEELEE SOBIESKI

US actress Leelee Sobieski arrives for the Spring/Summer 2016 Ready to Wear collection show by Belgian designer Raf Simons for Dior fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 02 October 2015. The presentation of the Women's collections runs from 29 September to 07 October.
US actress Leelee Sobieski arrives for the Spring/Summer 2016 Ready to Wear collection show by Belgian designer Raf Simons for Dior fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 02 October 2015. The presentation of the Women's collections runs from 29 September to 07 October. EPA - CAROLINE BLUMBERG

LeeLee Sobieski played roles in Never Been Kissed and thriller The Glass House. After a few box office bombs, Sobieski had a harder time finding work. The actress now has two children with her husband Adam Kimmell.

RACHEL LEIGH COOK

She was all that back in the '90s, but Rachel Leigh Cook's career took a nose dive after the box office blunder of Josie and the Pussycats. The cast of Josie recently reunited for the 16 year anniversary of the film that has since gone on to be a cult classic.

This story originally appeared in the NY Post and is republished here with permission.

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