The Most Glamorous Throwback Photos of Jennifer Lopez

The multi-hyphenate first got her start in Hollywood as a Fly Girl on ‘In Living Color’ back in 1991

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez. Photo:

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She acts! She sings! She dances! She co-chairs the 2024 Met Gala! There is truly nothing Jennifer Lopez can’t do. The legendary Bronx native got her start in Hollywood as a Fly Girl on In Living Color and she has since been a staple on the big and small screens, red carpets and fashion shows around the world.

The multi-hyphenate is not only one of the best entertainers of our time, but she’s also a proud mama of two.

In commemoration of her new album and film, This Is Me … Now, which comes out on Feb. 16 on Prime Video, check out some of Jennifer Lopez’s most glamorous throwback pics

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Early Days

Jennifer Lopez and Fly Girls attend the Shauna Stein Fashion Show on November 8, 1992 at Jose Eber Salon in Beverly Hills, California.
Jennifer Lopez and some Fly Girls.

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Jennifer Lopez famously got her start as one of the Fly Girls on In Living Color. Above, she is pictured with some fellow Fly Girls at the Shauna Stein Fashion Show in Beverly Hills in 1992.

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Way Back When

Jennifer Lopez shows off her pool while posing for a portrait circa 1992 in Los Angeles, California.
Jennifer Lopez.

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Even long before her name was known worldwide and top designers wanted her in their garments, clearly, the Bronx native had a solid sense of style.

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Curly Hair, Don’t Care

Jennifer Lopez poses for a portrait as she attends the 'Mi Vida Loca' Hollywood Premiere on July 18, 1994 at Pacific's Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California.
Jennifer Lopez.

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A baby-faced Jenny from the block attends the Mi Vida Loca Hollywood premiere in 1994.

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Taking a Break

Jennifer Lopez during Jennifer Lopez on Location for Maid in Manhattan at Central Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Jennifer Lopez in New York. James Devaney/WireImage

Remember flip phones? The actress was pictured taking a call while on break from filming Maid in Manhattan back in 2002.

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Happy Birthday!

Jennifer Lopez checks out her birthday cake during Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Her 32nd Birthday On Location for Maid in Manhattan at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Jennifer Lopez 32nd Birthday.

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The actress also celebrated her 32nd birthday while on set of the film.

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Feelin’ Southern

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez.

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The New York native got a little experimental and channeled her inner ’90s cowgirl.

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Staying Chic

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez.

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Lopez kept her look simple in a grey dress, accented by silver shoes and a matching purse.

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Shining Star

Jennifer Lopez Selena Premiere 1997
Jennifer Lopez at the ‘Selena’ premiere.

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The “Waiting for Tonight” singer showed up looking like the lead actress she is while attending the premiere of Selena in 1997.

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The Dress Seen Around the World

Jennifer Lopez Versace Green Dress
Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys. Scott Gries/ImageDirect

We cannot have a gallery of Jennifer Lopez’s most fabulous moments without paying homage to the dress that gave us Google Images.

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Hit Collaborators

Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule perform during 2001 MTV Video Music Awards Show at The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule.

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J.Lo and Ja Rule showcased their ripped bods while performing at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Friends For Life

Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez during 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez.

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Lopez and longtime friend Leah Remini are pictured sharing a laugh on the red carpet while at the American Latino Media Awards back in 2006.

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Keep It Pushing

Jennifer Lopez performs at The American Airlines Arena November 2, 2007 in Miami, Florida.
Jennifer Lopez performs at The American Airlines Arena.

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Ever the hard worker, Jennifer Lopez didn’t let pregnancy stop her as she delivered yet another show-stopping performance at the American Airlines Arena in 2007. She later welcomed twins Max and Emme — whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony — in 2008.

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Surprise, Surprise!

Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lopez attend the 2010 MTV Movie Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, California.
Jennifer Lopez and Tom Cruise.

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For her performance at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, Lopez joined forces with Tom Cruise (as his Tropic Thunder character Les Goodman) and brought the house down with a performance of “Get Right” and Ludacris’ “Get Back.”

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